We travelled over on the cable car with a farmer going to check on his cattle. We followed his advice to walk along the road as far as possible and thus reach the end of the island fairly easily - leaving the mountain path for the return trip. By doing so you get the best views back to the mainland all the way. I see this contradicts an earlier reviewer. On the return we met several walkers already tired from the steep uphill start on the mountain path and they probably would not have gone all the way as we did. A truly memorable walk and stunningly beautiful views.