Alto de Garajonay, Rother No.23, GomeraNovember 9 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C
today's hike led us to the highest point on la gomera: the alto de garajonay. it is named after one of the most popular folklore stories from the canary islands: the legend of gara and jonay. the different versions tell the story between two young aborigines who end up committing suicide together in alto de garajonay.
the garajonay is not only the most visited, but also the best developed hiking destination on gomera, this quiet and atmospheric hiking trail leads in a leisurely, panoramic high-altitude hike to igualero, the highest village of gomera, and climbs from there to the summit of garajonay. the trail overcomes 700 vertical meters, is 12 kilometers long and it takes 4-5 hours. we drove there by bus and also took two busses back - although getting the right bus at the right time seems not to be *that* easy it worked out perfectly, meaning on our way back both busses were too late but for whatever reasons it matched 😜. so after some tapas in the bar central i'm laying in my bed now enjoying my day with *no* adventure 😂.Read more