Hiking in El Hierro
Whenever you want to get away from it all and be surrounded by nature, all you have to do is walk. Walk along the different trails on El Hierro and discover all of the island.
You just need a desire to discover and to let yourself be swept away by the magical feeling produced by the pleasure of walking. Although all the orography of the Canary Islands is of great geological value, the island of El Hierro has a special charm. Its 268 km2 of never-ending landscapes, full of contrasts, will take you from the sea to the mountains in just a couple of steps – just a breath.
Hiking on El Hierro is an experience that will transport you beyond what you could ever imagine. To wander along its trails is to travel ancient routes loaded with history and discover the rock carvings of the bimbapes or bimbaches, in the area of El Julan in the south of the island. Immerse yourself in a protected area with amazing biodiversity, discover places that look like a desert or rediscover colours that you thought were long forgotten.
On the Camino de Jinama, you can do some intense trekking, covering an elevation variance of 1,000 metres in barely 4 kilometres as you go along what was one of the main access routes into El Golfo Valley until the 1960s. A legendary trail of great value for the people of El Hierro.