Y aunque hay muchas maneras de conocer la isla, caminar es sin duda una de las mejores, sumergiéndote en la esencia de cada rincón, el olor de la naturaleza, los sonidos de las aves ... o detente en En cada paso del camino para admirar las vistas que caracterizan a La Gomera.
Hay muchas maneras diferentes de disfrutar de las excursiones en La Gomera , por lo que hoy sugerimos dar un paseo donde los contrastes de la isla le sorprenderán, donde los impresionantes barrancos, palmeras y formaciones rocosas son las principales estrellas. Te invitamos a visitar el Paisaje Protegido de Orone.
Orone is an area of about 1,800 hectares divided across the municipality of Alajeró and the municipality of Vallehermoso, and is the only area awarded with the category of protected landscape on our island. It is undoubtedly one of the best examples of natural ecosystems and terrestrial and marine habitats in the entire archipelago.
The Orone Protected Landscape encompasses two large ravines – Erques-La Rajita and La Negra – and three Areas of Ecological Sensitivity (ASE) – La Fortaleza, La Rajita and the area surrounding Garajonay National Park.
This natural landscape is blessed with great beauty, and as well as finding semi-abandoned farmhouses like those of Erques, Erquito and La Rajita along the way, you will also come across archaeological sites which are home to species of fauna and flora in danger of extinction.
Orone is bordered by Garajonay National Park to the north, the Benchijigua Natural Reserve to the northwest and to the south by La Negra beach, a virgin and isolated spot within the municipality of Alajeró which is accessed from La Rajita beach. This is an idyllic location to make a stop along the way and take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
One of the most important monuments you will encounter during your walk through Orone is the Natural Monument of La Fortaleza, commonly known as “La Fortaleza de Chipude”. As its name suggests, it is in the region of Chipude, with a height of 1,240 metres and an almost cylindrical shape. Several endemic species grow on the sides of this rock such as common shrubby everlasting and centaurea.
There are also other unique rock formations such as those found in Imada, with a height of 1,083 metres, and Teremoche.
Stunning landscapes like this await you in La Gomera, with many trails and paths to explore this island on foot, discovering the secrets of what is known as the magical island.