On Tenerife and La Gomera you will find all the uniquely fascinating landscapes of the Canary Islands quite close together. Both islands are volcanic in origin, but with very different countryside.
Tenerife is dominated by colourful lava fields, vast and barren, at the foot of Spain’s highest peak: El Teide. The neighbouring island of La Gomera is the greenest of the “Canarias”, carpeted with dense vegetation in its mysterious laurel woods, where centuries-old trees clothed in moss give the impression of a tropical rain forest.
Equally beautiful are the sculpted landscapes in the valleys, where humans have constructed terraces for exotic plantations of banana, papaya and mango trees. In sharp contrast to Gomera’s barren coastline of steep cliffs and hidden coves.
Both islands offer endless opportunities for hiking, with temperate sunny weather throughout the year.