A trek through the most important juniper grove in the Canary Islands
Located in the municipality of Vallehermoso, in the western part of the island of La Gomera, this route takes you through one of the most emblematic juniper groves in the Canary Islands. However, the star of this walk is the landscape because as you walk round to the other face of the mountain, a great variety of plant species can be seen in a relatively small area. Also of interest is the fauna made up of birds like crows and common buzzards which usually accompany walkers on their way through the Gomeran hills.
A natural pathway among hermitages and hamlets
At twelve kilometres long and with a maximum incline of 680 metres, the circular walk of Vallehermoso takes about five hours along surfaces which vary between pathways, forest tracks and roads. Of average difficult, it is necessary to take the right equipment, footwear and enough food and liquid. Along the way enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounds and contemplate the ethnographic value of the hermitages of the area and the beach as well as a single farmhouse in Chijeré and Vallehermoso Castle.
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