Marooned off the southwest coast of Tenerife, the tiny island of La Gomera has a lost-in-time feel. Away from the tourist track, it’s totally unspoilt: think jagged ravines, terraced white villages and pristine forests. Grab your camera for your first photo stop, focusing on jaw-dropping views over Mount Teide on Tenerife and the deep valleys of Gomera’s UNESCO-protected La Garajonay National Park. Then it’s on to the historic capital of San Sebastian. Crammed with pastel-painted houses, this pretty place is knee-deep in history - Columbus sailed from here on his 1492 voyage of discovery. Also on the agenda is an included Gomeran meal at a quaint country restaurant plus a demonstration of local ‘silbo’ whistling, once used to send messages across the vast ravines.
• Not suitable for guests with walking difficulties