Coming from Valle Gran Rey, just before Chipude you will be passing the village of El Cercado, famous for the potters handcrafting “archaic” pottery in the manner of the original inhabitants of La Gomera. Chipude itself is a typical Gomeran mountain village at an altitude of about 700 metres. The mystic table mountain “La Fortaleza” hides another testominy of the early settlement of the fertile plateau: On top of the La Fortaleza there is an archaeological site, stone spirals of unknown origin, but very likely a ritual place. The village of Chipude offers a supermarket and the Bar-Pension Sonia accommodating and catering for guests with sound regional cuisine – a perfect starting point for hikers. From the hamlet of Gerian, just a few kilometres from Chipude, a trail is leading 6 kilometres through the barranco to Valle Gran Rey (Los Reyes).