CUBO DE LA GALGA – THE EXUBERANCE OF LAURISILVA FOREST

49,00

(with a certificated guide of the Government of the Canary Islands):

Imagine finding yourself suddenly in a subtropical forest with trees over 20 meters tall, giant ferns, mushrooms and deep ravines. Where birds will guide us with their songs, along with mists that take us to incredible landscapes!

FRIDAY

DURATION: +/- 4 hours

DIFFICULTY: easy 

DISTANCE: 11 kilometers

DIFFERENCE IN LEVEL: +450 /-450m

Minimum age 10 years, good physical condition is required

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Description

This route in the Cubo de La Galga will get you into the incredible Laurisilva forests up close, a prehistoric heritage on the oldest soils on the island of La Palma and where they still develop in their maximum splendor.

We will know the main species of trees that make up the forest, the use that was made in the past of its woods and in the popular medicine of its leaves, bark and sap. We will also get closer to the most characteristic fauna, composed mainly of invertebrates.

Once inside the Cubo de La Galga, it will seem to live in another time, with the feeling that, from one moment to the next, a dinosaur or a goblin may appear

We will arrive at the Somada Alta viewpoint at an altitude of 850m where we can see the spectacular La Galga ravine. Looking towards the coast we will learn about the history of the town of San Andrés, with its sugar cane tradition that in the past made it the main nucleus of the island after Santa Cruz de La Palma and that today preserves the only rum distillery on the island .

We will return to the starting point passing through a fayal-heather forest and retaking part of the initial path.

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