Canary Islands: La Gomera
West of Tenerife lies the attractive and interesting island of La Gomera. It is not an unknown island, but certainly less frequented. Although there are now steady streams of day trippers from Tenerife since the establishment of the regular ferry service, on the whole La Gomera has an ambience of Tenerife thirty or more years ago. As we see the northern coasts you will realise that the extraordinary fertility of the main islands is here!
Discover the best of this magical island – ancient forests, peaks reaching into the clouds, lush barrancos (ravines) and beaches of black sand – on a marvelous holiday full of contrasts and highly rewarding walking. To access the best walks, taxis are required at the start of three days; from the peak of Garajonay, the highest point of the central plateau, mountains alternate with lush green valleys to the coast, where steep cliffs drop away to the glittering blue waters below. Deep ravines, ancient tropical forests and groves of palm trees lend a special enchantment to this pretty island, a secret paradise for few. The capital, San Sebastian, is interesting to stroll around, with its old buildings and a slow pace of life. Follow us on Facebook!
- This varied guided walking holiday explores the rural heartland of La Gomera. Butterflies and birdlife are abundant – over 200 species – and there’s masses of tropical flora. Breathtaking views over La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria!
|IMPORTANT NOTE||The schedule might be subject to change; Depending on your needs and your requests, we can provide you individual services (accomodation, land service, guide service, single tours and activities) or a full package tour;|
|What is not included||– All not expressed in the “What is included”, Hotel local tax, Optional activities, − Entrance fees to all scheduled stops, − extra drinks|
DAY 1 – TENERIFE/LA GOMERA
Arrival in Tenerife and transfer to La Gomera by boat (it takes 35 minutes). Transfer by bus to our hotel and check in. Relax before taking a stroll in the neighbourood.
DAY 2 – LA GOMERA, walking from Ermita del Santo to Valle Gran Rey
During our first walk in La Gomera we will discover one of the most varied area in the island, where natural aspects melt magically with agricultural and rural changes caused by men throughout the centuries. From Ermita del Santo monastery, which is located inside the Parque Rural de Valle Gran Rey, we will walk along a dramatic ridge that will take us to the south down to the populated Gran Rey Valley, across palm and bay laurel trees, always with a view of the sea.
Descent: 520mts – Length: 8km – Time: 3:30h
DAY 3 – LA GOMERA, walking Cedro – Alto de Garajonay – Cedro
One of the most astonishing walks on the island leads us to a waterfall, crashing down to the Barranco del Cedro first and to the ancient Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes until it gets into the spctacular Garajonay Natzional Park. We will cross the Park up to the scenic hill in Alto de Garajonay, at 1484m, and we will enjoy the view of the island looking like a huge map.
Ascent: 800mts – Length: 15km – Time: 6h
DAY 4 – LA GOMERA, walking Vallehermoso, Natural Monument de los Organos
Another amazing walk reveals the best (secrets) of the island: deep green gorges, ragged seacoasts and magnificent views step by step. From Vellehermoso we will walk through a valley with bamboo and papaya plantations uphill to the Santa Chiara chappel. From here we will head to the scenic view overlooking the Los Organos natural wonder and then we will walk to Vallehermoso.
Ascent: 700mts – Length: 14km – Time: 5h
Day 5 – LA GOMERA, walking down to the ocean
Paths lead across a high abandoned plain and descend into a deep ravine dotted with cacti to reach the coast and walk along the coastal path across the mouths of several broad gullies.
Ascent: 300mts – Length: 15km – Time: 5h
DAY 6 – LA GOMERA, Hermigua Valley
Enjoy a circular walk above the Hermigua Valley, the blue of the sea and the green of the banana plantations below contrasting with the stark landscapes through which we walk.
Ascent: 400mts – Lenght: 14km – Time: 4:30h
DAY 7 – LA GOMERA, to Jaragan
Explore San Sebastiàn or ascend towards the peak of Jaragàn for sweeping views over the island.
Ascent: 640mts – Lenght: 11km – Time: 3.30h
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE DAY
Trasfer to hotel at convenient time for departure.
• Beginning and end of services: La Gomera Port
Different arrival/departure times as well as very early departures may not be assisted and should be arranged at complete client’s expenses.
• How to get to La Gomera: fly to Tenerife Airport do Sur (Tenerife South); travel to Los Cristianos Ferry Port (Coach No 111 – website: http://www.titsa.com/ Bus connection between the airport Tenerife-South and Los Cristianos – ca. 30min); get on ferry – travel time from 50 to 90 minutes according to type of ferry.