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FRIDAY: The Forest of Fables

Today we start our hike at the pottery village of El Cercado. But after a short while we already reach the oldest part of the laurel forest. Surrounded by wafts of mist we pass moss- and lichen-grown trees until we reach our picknick site in the middle of the forest. We continue our hike through this mystic part of the forest until we step into the warming sunlight again. After the hike we ride to the Valle Gran Rey, where we have time for a walk-through.
only 39.00 €

per person including all taxes & fees

Details hike

Ascent: 180 m
Descent: 180 m
Duration: appr. 3.5 h
Departure at: 9.30 a.m.
Return to: appr. 4.30 p.m.


The following pieces of equipment must be brought: Strong (ankle-high) hiking shoes, backpack, jeans or knee-breeches, woollen socks, pullover, anorak, cap or hat, protection against rain and sun, sun glasses, windbreaker, drinking flask and a snack. We also recommend that you bring telescopic hiking poles.

Bus stops

If you stay in the Hotel Jardín Tecina (Playa de Santiago), the pick up is in front of the main entrance.

General nformation

Hiking with us means

Hiking in small groups, so you can enjoy it better – receiving explanations about the unique flora and fauna of the island – getting to know people and country as well as the Canarian kitchen – hiking on select routes off the often trodden paths – personal security and care with English-speaking guides from Timah – experience with the local conditions, culture, the people and language of the country – professional care combined with that extra something spent on the elaboration of our hikes – diverse hiking programs for young persons and those who stayed young.

Our philosophy

No alpine experience or knowledge is necessary for our hiking program. The hikes go from easy to medium difficult and are build up in a way to enable you to enjoy the national park Garajonay and the island’s beautiful landscape without stress. Experiencing nature and landscape, sociability, relaxation and the fun of hiking are the foreground features. The hiking program is designed to enable young persons and those who stayed young to participate. Average climbs and descents are about 500 metres of altitude, walking times range from 40 minutes to 5.5 hours.


You ought to have at your disposal: the appropriate safety of step, condition, health and some hiking practice. Service Daily transfer with the hiking bus to the starting point and from the end to the accommodation, insurance and a qualified multilingual TIMAH-hiking guide.


After the hikes we stop at a restaurant in order to enjoy the typical cooking (optional, usually not included in the price).


Minimum 4 persons – maximum 16 persons

Further information

You can receive further information about our hikes here on site on La Gomera at the reception of the Hotel Jardín Tecina .


Of course you can also book our hikes online or receive further information online. 
We would also like to tell you about our special internet offer: It is attached to the pre-booking of at least three hikes (you can choose or change them on-site) and pre-payment via wire transfer!