The Virgin de los Pinos is a beautiful church nestled amoungst the pine trees. It is also the start of many great walks. A fantastic half day hike from this starting point is a circular route which begins at the church, takes you through El Pilar and then descends through the spectacular volcanic terrain.
The walk beings with a steep assent up the ‘camino real’ cobbled pathway. This route was one of the original roads on the island and climbs through the pine trees to the ridge of the island. From there the walk continues along the relatively flat ridge track, giving wonderful views of both East and West of the island. Once the walk reaches the El Pilar campsite, it is then all downhill through the volcanic landscape.
The walk takes around 5 hours.