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Reservas moto en La Gomera



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TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE VISIT



Some of the activities that can be carried out in the Garajonay National Park are hiking, guided visits or not on foot and by bicycle, observation of fauna and flora, visit of information centers, etc. It is important that you take into account the following recommendations:


1. Maintain a respectful and responsible attitude, actively collaborating in the preservation of this natural space, everyone's heritage.
2. Your safety is our concern, but it is your responsibility. Be careful, and, especially if you make a free itinerary, try to bring some means of communication to ask for help in case of an accident, such as a mobile phone (remember that 112 is the emergency number).
3. Before making the visit, go to the information centers or points of the Park, where they will provide you with information and advise you on the possible activities to be carried out.
4. For conservation reasons, walk only on the marked paths.
5. Heed the instructions established by the Park management and follow the directions of the guards, guards and guides.
6. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for each time of year
7. Try to drink plenty of fluids, especially in the summer season, and do not forget items such as sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen.
8. Bring binoculars to get a better view of wildlife, and even landscape and vegetation. - The first and last hours of light are the best to observe the fauna.
9. To get to know the park by bicycle there are two specific routes, cycling is not allowed on the rest of the routes.
10. In addition to visiting the Park, in its surroundings there are also routes and places of interest that are worth visiting, for which it is advisable to consult the different information points, town halls, etc.



In order for the visit to the National Park to be compatible with the conservation of its natural values, within its limits it is necessary to comply with certain regulations. Specifically, it is not allowed:


•Light any type of fire, campfire or similar.
• Throw or deposit any type of garbage or solid or liquid waste outside the places set up for this purpose (it is important to point out that cigarette butts are also waste)
• Camping or spending the night.
• Get off the marked trails.
• Disturbing, injuring, capturing or killing wild animals.
• Pull up, cut or damage vegetation.
• Carry out any activity that destroys, deteriorates or disrupts the unique natural elements of the area. Bathing in the rivers is not allowed.
• Collect, destroy or alter elements of archaeological, historical or geological interest.
• Install banners or advertisements.
• Use public address, noise or sound speakers that can alter the natural tranquility of the place.
• Entering the Park with animal or plant species that are not typical of the place (on the routes, domestic animals must be on a leash).
• Use motor vehicles, unless expressly authorized.




DRIVING TIPS



1. Always wear a helmet, and keep it fastened. If you are making a long trip, you need to properly equip yourselves with suitable clothing and footwear. Observe the climatic conditions.

2. Before starting off, check the status of all elements of the bike. Especially those related to pasive vehicle safety, especially brakes and tires.

3. Always use turn indicators. Make know to other drivers the direction you´re going to take, drive carefully and defensively triying to anticipate any risk.

4. The passage of heavy vehicle at high speeds create aerodynamic forces that may affect driving lighter vehicles laterelly, diverting them from their path.

5. Looking into the side mirrors is convenient and very important, but is also worth taking a look with a simple twist of yuor neck, becouse you get better and truer prespective around you.

6. Adjust your speed to the path and road conditions. Drive below your capabilities. On curves please brake on advance. Always remember that urban speed limit is 50 km/h, unless otherwise specified.

7. Always observe the road signs and the trafic regulations. Always respect the signaling, demarcations and preferential right of way of pedestrians. Reduce speed when passing near schools, squares and generally areas where children can suddenly drop to the road.

8. Familiariza yuorself with the vehicle, learn to use both brakes. It is important to familiarize yoursef with the vehicle´s brakes, do little to check braking distance and braking power, remember that the passenger and freight affect the inertia of the vehicle. Know the points of heat emisssion of the vehicle: engine and exhaust, as well as mobile points: bearing and gears, wear appropiate clothing and avoid contact.

9. Driving downhill. Whenyou are on steep slopes, place your weight back as much as possible to apply less weight on the front axle. So you also have more control over the handlebars. Hold the tank with your legs to not go forward, especially under braking. Raise your head and view more than in normal driving. Adapt your speed in advance before reaching curves.

10. Companion must be taught how to ride, to accompany your movements and to hold on to you or on to the handles to avoid incidents when accelerating or braking.

11. Safe driving position. At all times you should keep both hands on the handelbars. Search the position that best suits you on the bike. You may well get tired less and more focused on the driving.

12. Tunnels, shady areas: Rememberthat when entering a tunnel, you can temporarily lose vision. Be careful, and adapt your speed prior to the entrance. Stay in eye for moisture on the road. On leaving the tunnel, the light can also blind you. Also adapt your speed to the exit

13. Try to anticipate road conditions ahead, such as wet pavement, dirt on the road and fallen leaves, among others. Always be alert, becouse the manhole covers, the result of recent rain holes, bridge joints, or metal surfaces may cause an accident.

14. Do not drive if you have consumed alcohol o drugs, or if your physical and mental







GREEN DRIVING TIPS



1. The first rule is summed up in gentleness when driving. Progressively accelerating and avoiding abrupt braking will be key for our bike to maintain low fuel consumption.

2. To achieve this, it is very important to adapt to the speed of circulation, keeping it as constant as possible. If our motorcycle is geared, carry out these correctly without rushing the engine revolutions. And if it is automatic, also avoid jerking rolling by accelerating and decelerating all the time. An engine running at an irregular pace all the time can consume up to 50% more than another at a steady pace. And this is especially worse when the engine is cold, a circumstance that occurs frequently in urban displacements.

3. In order to practice this type of driving, we must respect the safety distances with the vehicles that precede us. It is the only way to avoid slowdowns, responsible for significant increases in consumption, and anticipate stops by gradually decelerating.

4. A trick to keep at an optimal pace on motorcycles with gearbox to save in the city is to stay below the maximum torque of our engine, shift to a higher gear as soon as possible and find the operating zone in which the mechanics advance without effort a few laps. On the interurban road or the ring road, we must maintain a speed as constant as the traffic allows.

5. Motorcycles do not equip the Start & Stop of cars, but we can obtain the same result by turning off the engine during long stops. When we know that these will last more than 30 seconds, it will help us save a good amount of gasoline in the long run.

6. As soon as it is possible to decelerate to the top of the fist, for example, on descents or when we can take advantage of the inertia of the motorcycle. We will advance those meters without consuming fuel. It is useless to let the bike go in neutral, it is dangerous and the little that we save on fuel we will pay more than for a greater wear on the brakes.

7. Having the motorcycle mechanics ready will guarantee us to reduce its consumption of the order of 30%. Spark plugs in good condition, a clean air filter or proper lubrication, among others, will be a good investment in the long run.

8. To achieve the desired results, it is essential to ride with the correct tire pressure. A lower pressure than that indicated in the instruction manual of our motorcycle will significantly increase consumption and, in addition, wear on the tire.

9. Try to refuel at service stations that offer us the best prices and if possible in the morning. After a year, it all adds up and will help us reduce our fuel costs a little more.

10. It is important to dress correctly to ride a motorcycle. Avoid loose clothing or bulky garments that damage aerodynamics and use tight technical clothing, which will also guarantee good protection against a fall. The weight also affects consumption and, if we are not going to use them, it is advisable to remove suitcases, trunks and other accessories from the motorcycle.