LA GOMERA

A SMALL JEWEL IN THE CANARY ISLANDS – GUIDED

Trip Style

Coastal Walk, Mountainous, Rolling hills

Availability

All year

Highlight

World heritage site by UNESCO, Garajonay National park

Price from

760 EUR

 

Grade

The island of La Gomera is the second smallest of the Canary Islands and is located in the western province. The capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island’s population is around 24,000. Admiral Christopher Columbus stopped at La Gomera on his voyage to discover the New World, therefore the island is also known as the Columbian Island.

 

You can explore La Gomera by hiking and/or taking long walks around the island. If you follow old donkey paths or steep hills, you can find wonderful and beautiful spots throughout the island. The Garajonay National Park is located on the island and housing some fantastic hiking trails and tons to discover. In the southwest, there is Valle Gran Rey, while the north houses Vallehermoso and Hermigua. All three locations are ideal for hikes to start. Various footpaths will lead you past rock-faces, deep ravines, glorious viewpoints, and lush green forests.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Note:


This trip is for a Sunday to Sunday itinerary.  If you go any other day of the week you will have one less walking tour as no tours are done on a Sunday.

This hiking program requires no previous alpine experience or knowledge. Ranging from easy to medium difficulty, the hikes are designed for you to enjoy The National Park Garajonay and the island’s beautiful landscape without stress. The average climbs and descents are around 500 metres, with the average walk-time ranging from 40 minutes to 5 hours. You should expect to experience nature, sociability, relaxation, and hiking throughout the entire hiking program.

The accommodation for this itinerary is in Valle Gran Rey. If accommodation is unavailable here or if you would prefer to stay in San Sebastian La Gomera there will be an additional charge for the transfers to and from the walks each day.

Day 1: Arrival in La Gomera

Day 2: The forest of fables (National park – guided walk)


The guided tour today will focus on the national park. The tour will begin in the region that was consumed by the fire and then proceeds to the Valle Gran Ray. On this portion of the tour, expect to hear the detailed history of the region and the fire.  From the Valle Gran Ray, the tour will head to the oldest part of the laurel forest, where the tour will have a lunch picnic. The tour continues through the forest until reaching a restaurant, where there will be Canarian dishes to eat.

Day 3: The Northern Coast


Today’s walk will start in the banana fields of Hermigua where you will learn about the banana industry in La Gomera and many other interesting facts. Leaving the banana fields you will ascend up the mountain ridge of Los Montes accompanied by sweeping views of the green valley below. After a break you will continue passing old houses descending to the beach of La Caleta, ending at the beach bar where you can enjoy a refreshment or even dip your toes in the sea.

Day 4: The Rain Forest (El Cedro)


The hike of the day will head through the National Park to the Green Heart of La Gomera. Much of this hike will highlight the botanical side of the island, including detailed information about mosses, lichen, and trees. On this hike, we will also pass by the best-known pilgrimage chapel of the island. In both the chapel and the Green Heart of La Gomera, the tour will take short breaks. The hike will end at an old sough, where the tour will take a bus back into the city.

Day 5: FLEX Day


Since there is no official scheduled event, you are free to explore on your own. There are also special hikes available, but they are not included in the package. Some of the hikes are “The Martian Landscape”, “The Green North”, “La Meseta” or “The Ridge Path”. These hikes can be difficult hikes, so do some research before setting out.

Day 6: The Table Mount Argodey


Trekking today through the canyon region of La Gomera you will make your way up to Igualero the highest location on the island.  Passing fig, almond, agaves and palm trees you will continue to La Fortaleza and the mountain of Gomeros.  The landscape on this section has an alpine feel to it with its deep slopes and show to full visual effect the landscape of the island.  After a break, you will continue to La Fortaleza on an impressive path and if the weather is permitting you can climb the mountain.

Day 7: The Wild Northwest


The hike begins by trekking into a valley at a height of approximately 800m. The beautiful valley includes glorious views of the northwestern coast of La Gomera. Following a short break, the hike descends to Vallehermoso and includes a wonderful view of Roque Cano. From there, the hike will pass terraces and vineyards. Once in Vallehermoso, the tour will take a walk-through of the city before heading back, via bus.

Day 8: End of the guided trip


The tour ends in La Gomera after breakfast today. A taxi transfer can be arranged on request.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 7 nights 3* hotel
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • English speaking Guide
  • 



Welcome meeting with local English speaking guides
  • 

Daily transfer with the hiking bus to the starting point and from the end to the accommodation
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Special hike
  • Transfer from/to airport with ferry crossing
  • Extra night stays

Access

Way in & out : La Gomera

The closest airport from La Gomera is La Gomera airport. However it is more convenient to fly to Tenerife & transfer to La Gomera.

From Tenerife to La Gomera
–  Tenerife airport
Major airline flying to Tenerife : Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airlines, Air Berlin, Easyjet

From Tenerife to La Gomera by ferry
It will take around 40 mn (20 sailings weekly).
Price of the ticket for 1 person (return ticket): approximately 80€

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