Holiday La Palma Blog
Walking the La Palma 9.1 in Franceses, Garafia
Posted on 5:17pm Wednesday 24th Aug 2011
When we try to decide where we will go on our next walk, we often fall into the trap of thinking it must be a walking route some distance away. However yesterday, because of needing to stay fairly close to the finca in Franceses, we decided to set off right from the door - after all the donkey path next to the finca is the LP 9.1 route and two minutes away is the La Palma GR130 route, so we are hardly short of walking in the area.
I do wonder though just how many times we can walk the various donkey paths in the area of Franceses and fall in love with it all over again. To be honest, I think quite a few more times.
Our visitors however walked rather further afield from Franceses leaving the accommodation to walk to Roque Faro, then El Tablado, La Fajana and then back to Franceses. That's the circular 9.1 route and quite a toughie as it involves a climb from 500 metres to 1000 metres, then back down to almost sea level and eventually back up to 500 metres again. Well done guys!