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This is part of an old trading route known as the Camino de Chasna. This partly cobbled trail takes in some of the finest scenery which traverses from north to south for some 80+ km.
Our trail begins high in the southern hills of Arona giving fine panoramic views of the coast below. We descend a path aptly named “Water Runs Downhill”. This dirt track passes through a deserted hamlet with farm houses abandoned many years ago, ruined terraced fields and former threshing circles. Then we cross a deep barranco with impressive views down the gorge and then start our ascent to a viewing point which gives fabulous views of La Gomera and El Hierro.
Our path then narrows and becomes a distinct mountain trail that we follow for about an hour all up hill. The cobbled trail hangs like magic on the side of the mountain giving a real sense of an Alpine experience. About half way up we pass a derelict finca which was abandoned long ago. Here you sense its very remoteness which probably explains why nobody lives there anymore. Onwards and upwards, we then climb to the top of a real mountain peak which on a clear day gives a 360º view, the highlight of this tour. The hike ends with a short descent back to our transport.