This trip is all about getting underneath La Gomera’s skin. You’ll start with a visit to the ethnographical museum, which lays bare the life of the island’s first inhabitants. You’ll get to see the tools they worked with and the sort of houses they used to live in. Your next stop will be the clifftop village of Agulo. This place is a weave of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, which offer up infinity views of the sea. You’ll make your way to the botanical gardens, where you’ll find a roll call of all the island’s native plants and flowers. Before you depart, you’ll get to leave a calling card on the island by helping to plant a tree. In case the digging makes you thirsty, we’ll call in at a local vineyard where you can try La Gomera’s homemade wine. The next stop will be Chorros de Espina. This natural spring is set in the centre of a laurel and heath forest. Legend has it, its water can heal illnesses and, if drunk in the right order, can make a woman fall in love. Your final stop of the day will be the Roque de Agando. Skewering into the sky at a height of 1,251 metres, it’s become the symbol of La Gomera.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.