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).