Garajonay National Park consists of a dense forest, often surrounded by a sea of clouds that gives the area a magical aspect. These fogs are intercepted by the forest itself, producing moisture which is essential for the survival of a green belt within an arid island. These types of forests are classified as “laurisilva” forests, or evergreen laurel. The high humidity and mild temperatures support about 2,000 species of plants within the park, many of which are unique to La Gomera.
From San Sebastian, the island’s capital, you’ll visit Gomera’s most interesting sights. First you’ll head north to the agricultural valley of Hermigua, famous for its banana plantations and then to the small, enchanting village of Agulo. Located in the north of the island, nestled in a natural depression, the old village is one of the best -preserved in the Canary Islands. It was historically one of the most prosperous municipalities of the island, the first to have drinking water, electricity and a davit (a pier made of concrete, metal and wood) that was used to export the bananas and tomatoes. You can still see its ruins. Surrounded by a massive basalt wall almost 300m high, Agulo offers a breathtaking view of the nearby island of Tenerife.
Before returning, the tour will stop at Agando, for a glimpse of the magnificent landscape of basalt formations of volcanic origin such as Roques de Agando and Orchilla.
• Level: 2
• Hike level::
• Included: Transport, guide
• Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothing & footwear
All roads on the Island of La Gomera have many curves and there are some ravines
• Walking information: In and out of bus, walking at stops
Total driving time approx. 2h 45m
• Wheelchair accessible: Not suitable for wheelchair users
• Maximum participants: 250