One of the most popular pathways in El Hierro
An easy two hour walk is the best way to discover the wonderful contrasts which El Hierro has to offer. La Llanía pathway, one of the most popular on the island, starts in Valverde in the northeast and then penetrates almost bewitching landscapes. El Brezal, a thick damp forest takes you to pathways full of ferns which lead to softer bare lands and the black sands of one of the best preserved craters on the island which is prior to the majestic landscape of el Golfo. This is a seven kilometre circular route full of beauty and magic.
See the well at La Llanía and El Golfo valley
This XL version of the route, best done with good walking boots, starts at the well in La Llanía. The impressive heathers and unusual lichens are left behind on crossing La Hoya del Morcillo, the laurel forest and damp are also left behind. After going past the well in el Lomo, a burnt area, which is now being repopulated, is crossed before reaching the viewpoint with its fantastic views of the spectacular crater of La Hoya de Fireba. This route is brought to a spectacular end in El Golfo valley with its colossal cliffs and Roques de Salmor. Not to be missed is Las Brujas (the witches) dance floor.
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