Trek Gravity Girls Boat Trip - One week five Islands Part Four

Aug 24, 2011 at 4:05
by Clemens Capeller  

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Jess Stone playing in the lava sand.

La Palma is the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands. La Palma is the fifth largest of the seven main Canary Islands.

La Palma's geography is a result of the volcanic formation of the island. The highest peaks reach over 2,400 m (7,874 ft) above sea level, and the base of the island is located almost 4000 meters below sea level. The northern part of La Palma is dominated by the Caldera de Taburiente, with a width of 9 km (6 mi) and a depth of 1,500 m (4,921 ft). It is surrounded by a ring of mountains ranging from 1,600 m (5,249 ft) to 2,400 m (7,874 ft) in height. Only the deep Barranco de las Angustias ("Canyon of Anxiety") canyon leads into the inner area of the caldera which is a national park. It can be reached only by hiking. The outer slopes are cut by numerous gorges which run from 2,000 m (6,562 ft) down to the sea. Today, only few of these carry water due to the many water tunnels that have been cut into the island's structure.


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Steffi Marth, Solveig Lindgren, Katja Rupf and Jess Stone enjoying the natural trails on La Palma.


Sounds like there should be some nice riding spots located on the "Isla Bonita" and with the guys from Atlantic-cycling we had the perfect guides for this next adventure.


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Steffi Marth on her way to the beach on an old hand build stone road.


La Palma is dominated by the colours blue, green, black and red. Blue represents the surrounding Atlantic ocean, Green represents the abundant plant life (which is the most diverse in the Canary Islands) and Black comes from the volcanic rocks that forms the landscape and the numerous playas/beaches of black lava sand and red for some parts of the islands with red soil.


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Jess Stone and Solveig Lindgren
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Katja, Solveig, Jess and Steffi on some old hand build stone road.
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Jess Stone and Solveig Lindgren
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Jess Stone playing in the volcano sand.
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The trails are not unknown to the local sheep.
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The girls rocking through the rain forest.


If you missed Part 1 -3 you can find them here:
Part one.

Part two.

Part three.



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Need a guide for the Canary Islands? Check out Atlantic cycling run by mountainbikers for mountainbikers www.atlantic-cycling.de
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9 Comments

  • + 18
 Boattrip, but no bikini shots?!
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  • + 11
 Pretty sure that's a goat, not a sheep...
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  • + 1
 La Isla Bonita!

A proper traduction for "Barranco de las Angustias" is "Gorge of Anguish". A soothing name, yeah... Wink

I have to make a trip to the islands. I would never thought that there are so many options for freeriding there. The pics are astounding.
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  • + 1
 Been to Tenerife and La Gomera quite a few times, never ridden there but wish i had as its stunning. This island looks absolutely stunning also..Great pics and riding also, props to all involved...
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  • + 1
 sick trails, sick riding, sick scenery... a goat pushing one out... more sick photos
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  • + 1
 Looks like an awesome location. Great photography
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  • + 1
 great pics! i'm definitely envious. those trails look extravagant!
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