This book is ideal for countryside-lovers staying either in the south of Tenerife or on the neighbouring island of La Gomera (only 35 minutes away by hydrofoil). The Southern Tenerife section has car tours covering the whole of Tenerife, using Playa de las Americas/los Cristianos as a base. It also describes several spectacular walks including the famous routes in the Barranco de Masca and the Paisaje Lunar ('moon landscape'). The Gomera section describes tours and walks all over the island (which, incidentally, is the author's favourite of all the Canaries). Gomera is still unspoilt, and its mountainous terrain affords some really challenging walking, although there are ample gentler, downhill routes. Compact yet detailed, the guide is illustrated with large-scale walking maps (1:50,000) and includes a fold-out map for each island. Every route has been rewalked for the new edition and an on-line update service keeps users abreast of any route changes since publication. Included are many short walk and picnic suggestions, suitable for hot summer days and for those with children.