Old trails emerge on La Gomera
La Gomera is stepping up its promotion of walking on the island following a series of new projects.
The Cabildo has just unveiled new information panels about various routes and has also reconditioned parts of the network, including some areas devastated by forest fires.
The information panels give comprehensive details of the flora and fauna hikers can expect to find on their expeditions whilst improvement work on routes has increased both the surroundings and safety.
One of the new routes is from Agulo to the Juego de Bolas visitor centre, avoiding asphalt roads and passing by the new viewing point of Abrante and its unique surroundings.
Other routes have re-emerged following the fires and include an old donkey route which connected Arure with El Cercado and was used to transport the deceased to Chipude. It is also hoped to create a new circular route around Arure, Las Hayas, El Cercado and Guadá.
Work has also been carried out in the area of Acanabre and this is now an open route from Alajeró and Imada to the National Park, again without having to travel on roads.
A joint project between the departments of tourism, environment and heritage has seen major improvements to La Fortaleza, one of the most important areas of heritage, archaeology, history and environment of the island. Its natural look has been fully restored and all foreign items removed.