The biggest part of this hike takes place in the shadow of trees. However, what today seems like a leafy and ancient forest, at some points of this route, only 40 years ago, there were mountain areas of scrub in which small groups of trees alternated with completely deserted areas.
The hike covers a part of the GR-131 long-distance hiking path (integrated into the E7 European long-distance path). The trail follows an old forest path leading to the higher area of La Orotava (Aguamansa). This location hosted the first hydroelectric station in the Canary Islands, supplying power to La Orotava with the water volume that flowed from here.
Agricultural landscapes and a diverse vegetation of cacti, euphorbias, fayales and heathers can here be observed. The views over the Isla Baja are more than worthwhile and certainly a good reason to take this very pleasant excursion.