La Merica, a drive you'll never forget
La Merica is a mountain peak at an elevation of 817m (2,680ft) above the sea level, located in the western part of the island La Gomera, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands, Spain.
Nestled on the west side of the Valle Gran Rey (Valley of the Great King), the road to the summit is totally unpaved. The road is tricky and exposed and often swept by fierce winds.
Starting from the paved GM-1, the road to the summit is 850m (0.52 miles) long taking in some of the most spectacular views. It’s recommended to anyone not afraid of unusual altitudes. The track was built in the 17th century.
Pic: Ronan Jameson