We leave San Sebastian de la Gomera to meet at the Pajaritos crossroads and start a day’s journey through the emblematic Garajonay National Park, a leafy tertiary forest, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Boots ready? we begin!
We go to the Alto de Garajonay, the highest point on the island and of great ethnographic value, a place of sacrifices and legends.
We descend and enter little by little in the entrails of the National Park, by the zone of the Contadero, surrounded by Fayal, Brezal, mosses, lichens and the floral apogee of the spring. We will be accompanied by its specific and singular fauna and the wonderful sound of the interior of the Park.
We continue through the area of Las Mimbreras, Ermita de Lourdes and Caserío del Cedro. We will find the main ravine with permanent water of the Park. Here the forest reaches its maximum expression: with enormous vineyards of about 30m. of height, acebiños, beeches, white palo, ferns… they show their grandiosity and beauty. The sound of the water, the closed vegetal dome, the tenuous rays of light that cross it, the leaves, the multiple tonalities of green… will transmit magical sensations to us.
On our way back we will stop for a moment at the “Morro de Agando” viewpoint (Tajaqué Heights). In this viewpoint you will be surrounded by three Protected Natural Spaces: Garajonay National Park, Los Roques Natural Monument and Benchijigua Integral Natural Reserve. Within this panoramic view stands out the impressive set of volcanic pythons, the highest altitude “Agando”, with 1,246 m., ancient volcanic chimney to which millions of years of erosion have left uncovered.
And we will finish our Great Circular Route again at the Pajaritos crossroads, with kilometres under our boots and a small bag of new sensations.
14 km / 850m ascent / 820 descent
Includes: Local interpreter guide, transport and activity insurance.
Duration and difficulty: 7 hours. Average
Time and meeting point: 09:00h San Sebastian de La Gomera bus station or at 10:00h at the Pajarito crossroads.
Recommendations: Wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes, rain and sun protection, picnic and water.
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