Circular Trail along El Hierro (Camino Natural)


El Hierro is the smallest and westernmost of the seven islands of the Canary Islands. With an area of just 278 square kilometers, it has a rich natural heritage and a great diversity of ecosystems, and, in order to ensure their preservation, sixty per cent of its territory is protected by law. In the year 2000, UNESCO also recognized the value of this heritage by naming the smallest of the Canary Islands a Biosphere Reserve. This little treasure of biodiversity boasts an amazing diversity of landscapes, from excellent examples of juniper forests and thick Canary pine groves, to rocky areas and grand cliffs, not to mention important geological monuments and remains of lava flows that reveal its volcanic origin.