A difficult trek through the landscapes of La Gomera
Located in San Sebastián de La Gomera, this route gives a good sample of the island’s landscapes. The hike goes through the verdant hills in Agando, palm groves in the bed of the ravine and at the end, native plants like Canary Island Spurge and Hercules Club near a hamlet of rural architecture with houses scattered among the allotments of crops. Also to be seen are areas of cereal growing land in the hermitage of Saint John the Baptist, an old hydraulic mill in Pastrana and modern infrastructure to collect water like the well and reservoir in Benchijigua.
Remains of old hamlets and banana terraces
At twelve kilometres long and with an incline which is over a thousand metres, the route along the Benchijigua ravine takes in a tarred lane and a rural path along this three and a half hour trek. This hike gives us images which are trapped in time like that of old hamlets which were abandoned mid 20th century and in the final stretch, banana terraces in the area of Puerto Santiago. Don’t forget suitable footwear and sun cream.
3 h 30'
All year round