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Sunday, February 4, 2024 | Harald Pramhofer | Europe

What a fantastic start in the new season 2024

The Canary Islands - the islands with continous spring feeling

day 1 - La Gomera

sunrise late in January
but the ferry still starts early to La Gomera
after the bikes are parked in the belly of the trimaran a late breakfast is waiting on board
impressive rocks - Rocce Agando
millions of years ago Europe was covered like this - the cloud forest
exiting the forest and reaching the north east end - Abrante
with this spectacular view
Matthias stunning
entering Valle Gran Rey - short stop at the viewpoint
lunch at the beach - with fresh squeezed fruit juices

day 2 - La Gomera to Tenerife

morning loop back into the cloud forest and we did see (first time) the shy and endemic "Laurel Pigeon"
discussing the blue line on perfect asphalt
two up on an "Extreme Tour" - respect to David and Rebecca
hitting back to Tenerife
Rolf posing in the caldera of the Teide
Teno Mountains
coffee stop at "Hildas" with the impressive Masca-Canyon
fruit juices "Zumos" with all different exotic flavors

day 3 - Tenerife to Gran Canaria

early in the morning we were ascending Teide from the north through the the recently burned Corona Forest
layers of ashes and perfect roads in between
even with low temperatures (40°F) and strong chilly winds - a picture has to be
time for lunch
Anaga Mountains - most northern point of Tenerife
tapas at "Pepe's" Restaurant
good bye Tenerife - welcome Gran Canaria
after the GC-70 we have reached the Parador "Cruz de la Tejeda" - and everyone got a room with this view

day 4 - a full day in Gran Canaria

Bandama Crater -1000m in diameter and a really deep hole
coffestop in a bar built in a cave, like many houses in this area
Rocce Nublo - the main sight of Gran Canaria
Rebecca on top of the island - 6200ft "Pico de las Nieves"
"Top Gear" recommendation GC-200 - but forever closed since 2019, too dangerous!
625m über dem Meer - spektakulär
GC-606 is also a challenge with fantastic views
canyon feeling of its best

day 5 - Gran Canaria back to Tenerife

leaving the Parador to the ferry
half way to Tenerife
getting close to the end of a wonderful tour
last impression with oranges ready to be picked
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