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La Gomera ESSENTIAL

Independent Hiking week

La Gomera ESSENTIAL

645 € per person

The ESSENTIAL programme has been designed especially for hikers who want to live an experience at their own pace, independently. For a week you will be able to live the day-to-day life of a quiet island, walking the most emblematic trails of La Gomera, at your own pace, with a rental car and staying in small charming hotels.

6 Key Routes in 1 Week:

Includes rental car and 7 nights in small charming hotels, breakfast included, as well as 6 self-guided walks on the trails in La Gomera.

1.-  Degollada de Peraza – Roque Agando

2.- Alto de Garajonay – Chipude

3.- La Meseta – Hermigua

4.- Agulo – Mirador de Abrantes

5.- Alajeró – Puerto del Trigo

6.- Las Hayas – Valle Gran Rey

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Mapa La Gomera ESENCIAL

SELF GUIDED hiking tours

any date is possible:

Mietwagen Rent a car coche de alquiler

rental car

All transfers will be done with your rental car. Circular routes with occasional taxi transfers.

Hotel La Concha

accommodations

small charming hotels included, with breakfast (more information in Hotels tab)

What does this programme include?

  • Rental car – during the entire stay on La Gomera
  • Accommodations – 3 different charming hotels, B&B,  7 days
  • Videoconference information – personalised information by video-talk on your arrival day
  • Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival
  • GPX Tracs – to follow your tourss with your mobile device
  • Support 24h – we keep permanently in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or doubt you may have

Any arrival date is possible 

You decide your travel dates and programme start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

To do so, please fill up the contact form and send it to us.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Walking the trails of La Gomera is a unique and unrepeatable experience in any other destination in the world. Time has frozen the island’s relief to give us an eternal, marvellous and unforgettable landscape.

    A sea of clouds formed by the thermal shock between the warm oceanic waters and the freshness of the Gomeran valleys preserves the majesty of the island. This natural dome envelops a paradise that has remained untouched for millions of years and that today we can walk through to marvel at its splendour.

    Majestic rocks have risen up like guardians that nature has frozen to look after the spectacular geography of La Gomera and protect the oldest natural forest in Europe. La Gomera is a World Heritage Site and the most beautiful biosphere reserve in the Atlantic.

    This small island can be explored from one end to the other on stunning hiking trails through various microclimates ranging from the most rustic to the most beautiful plains in the world.

    Entering the laurel forests of La Gomera gives us a wonderful prehistoric landscape that precedes paths surrounded by the most demanding slopes that invite us to conquer them.

    Along the routes we can hear the echoes of the mythical “silbo gomero” that still echoes among the rocks and bounces eternally as an intangible heritage of humanity.

    • Destination
    • Included
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      Car Rental
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Maps and printed descriptions
      Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    • Not Included
      4WD transfer
      access permissions
      Aperitivo
      Arrival transfer
      Bebidas
      beverages
      Bicycle rental
      Bus transfers
      Cable-car
      Courtesy lunch
      field telescope
      Guide
      Half board accommodation
      HAVEN hanging tent
      in/out Airport transfer
      Local flights + Ferry
      Luggage transfer
      Lunch
      snack
      Tasting
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
      Two nights in a hotel
    1
    Day 1

    Arrival in Tenerife

    . Transfer by your own to the harbor from Los Cristianos.
    Ferry from the Los Cristianos harbor to La Gomera island. (there are two different companies connecting both islands in 50/60 minutes approx):
      • Fred Olsen Express
    .
      • Naviera Armas
    .
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Torre del Conde    (San Sebastián de La Gomera).
    2
    Day 2

    Degollada de Peraza - Roque Agando

    . The Degollada de Peraza, 20 minutes by car from San Sebastián, is a narrow pass through the edge of two mountains and the starting point of the first route in La Gomera.
    The signs of the PR LG 17 indicate the direction towards the beautiful village of La Laja, nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by palm trees. The winding path zigzags all the way to the bottom between terraces and ruins. After crossing the hamlet of La Laja, leaving behind some terraced orchards, it continues an imposing climb with beautiful views of different volcanic rocks that dot the landscape.
    ] The Roque Agando, undoubtedly the most spectacular of them all, rises majestically in front of a path that continues in a relentless ascent. After reaching its base next to the viewpoint, we find the junction with the GR131 path. The path runs towards San Sebastián de La Gomera and takes us back to the place where the car was parked.

    Niveau 2 7 km | + 560 m | - 260 m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Villa Hermigua or similar (Hermigua)
    3
    Day 3

    Alto de Garajonay - Chipude

    . The Alto de Garajonay is not only the most visited peak but also the most accessible hiking destination in La Gomera. A watchtower that rises up to 1,483 metres above the sea and offers an indescribable spectacle towards the neighbouring islands of Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro.
    The path starts at the crossroads of Pajaritos, a suitable place to leave the vehicle, and leads us to the highest point of La Gomera. After leaving the summit, the first part of the route takes you into the Garajonay National Park, heading west. The trail continues gently downhill towards Los Manantiales, reaching the village of Chipude halfway along the route. A genuine rural enclave of La Gomera, with inhabitants alien to the tourist awakening of the island.
    ] The Ermita de La Candelaria and the Fuente de la Virgen del Rosario are inhabited landmarks in a plateau of 1000 metres of altitude, which reflect the peculiar living conditions of its inhabitants. From there, the path takes the eastern direction towards El Pajarito, going up the summit and entering the National Park.

    Niveau 2 11 km | + 535 m | - 535 m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Villa Hermigua or similar (Hermigua)
    4
    Day 4

    La Meseta - Hermigua

    . From the Barranco de Monteforte ravine, next to the road, the El Cedro path ascends towards the Mirador de El Bailadero viewpoint. From there we cross to El Cedro through a hydraulic tunnel.
    ] El Cedro is a beautiful hamlet, a reminder of the old villages that lived from the resources of the mountain. El Cedro is situated on a small plateau, on the edge of the Garajonay National Park. The place deserves a small and the Restaurant Las Vistas is the ideal place to recharge your batteries.
    ] Now continues a steep descent towards Hermigua, passing by three waterfalls. The biggest and most spectacular is undoubtedly Los Chorros del Cedro. It is a waterfall of more than 150 metres high, observable from the viewpoint of El Chorro, which was once used to generate electricity in Hermigua.
    ] When reaching Hermigua appear the twin rocks of Pedro and Petra, magical sharp rock formations, surrounded by palm groves and in an extremely photogenic environment.

    Niveau 3 8,5 km | + 510 m | - 840 m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Villa Hermigua or similar (Hermigua)
    5
    Day 5

    Agulo - Mirador de Abrantes

    . Today's route begins in the most unique village of La Gomera: Agulo. With superb views towards the island of Tenerife and its Pico del Teide, this picturesque village enjoys the honour of having been selected as one of the 11 most beautiful villages in Spain in 2021.
    From its small square, it is worth taking a short walk through its winding streets before tackling the ascent to the Mirador de Abrantes.
    The path crosses the road leaving the urban centre behind and starts the zigzagging towards the edge of the cliff that, forming a semicircle, protects the beautiful village.
    ] Reached the top, we find the spectacular glazed viewpoint floating in the void and offering vertiginous views. From there, the path goes down towards the sea and returns to Agulo by the north face.
    ]

    Niveau 2 6,5 km | + 600 m | - 600 m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Jardín Concha or similar (Valle Gran Rey)
    6
    Day 6

    Alojera - Puerto del Trigo

    . The northwest of La Gomera has a wild beauty. Its landscapes are rugged and are usually lashed by the trade winds. Nature shows there its most inhospitable and attractive face at the same time.
    ] It is in this environment that today we approach the route from Alojera to Puerto del Trigo. A path that in its course shows us the life of the locals among splendid views to the ocean.
    ] Alojera is a tiny village hanging in front of spectacular cliffs. The road crosses the houses on its way down to the coast. Puerto del Trigo, in the past an indispensable wharf for the transport of goods to the capital, is nowadays a refuge for fishermen and a must for those who are looking for the essence of La Gomera.
    ] The path ascends again by the opposite side of the ravine and continues offering perspectives of singular beauty of the whole north coast of La Gomera.

    Niveau 2 6,5 km | + 430 m | - 410 m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Jardín Concha or similar (Valle Gran Rey)
    7
    Day 7

    Las Hayas - Valle Gran Rey

    . The last of the 6 routes in La Gomera runs through the spectacular Valle Gran Rey. From the Ermita de Las Hayas, on the plateau from which the ravine begins a descent through the beautiful palm groves of Valle Gran Rey, we start our walk with beautiful views of the Fortaleza. The Fortaleza is a plateau on the plateau, product of a lava flow solidified millions of years ago.
    The path goes along the edge of the Barranco del Agua until it enters it through an old cobbled path, descending to La Vizcaína, a neighbourhood located in the upper part of Valle Gran Rey.
    After strolling through La Vizcaína, leaving behind the Macondo Restaurant and the Taller de Gerardo, our path continues along the next ravine uphill. It is the Barranco de Las Hayas and its path climbs up to the village of the same name, ending at the inn of Doña Efigenia, an incombustible nonagenarian famous for her tasty stews.
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    Niveau 2 8,1 km | + 670 m | - 680 m


    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Jardín Concha or similar (Valle Gran Rey)

    8
    Day 8

    Departure

    Drive to La Gomera harbor for your departure.

    TOUR LOCATION

    Walking the trails of La Gomera is a unique and unrepeatable experience in any other destination in the world. Time has frozen the island's relief to give us an eternal, marvellous and unforgettable landscape. A sea of clouds formed by the thermal shock between the warm oceanic waters and the freshness of the Gomeran valleys preserves the majesty of the island. This natural dome envelops a paradise that has remained intact for millions of years and that today we can walk through to marvel at its splendour.

    PRICES / SERVICES

    Price per person 645 € in double room
    • The price includes:
      • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
      • Rental car
      • Maps and information material
      • Information via Zoom
    • The price does NOT include:
      • Flight/Ferry from/to your country to La Gomera
      • Lunches and dinners
    Single Supplement: +550 €


    ACCOMMODATIONS:

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    Additional overnight stays

    . It is also possible to book some additional overnight stays, before or after the trekking week, or an additional week for relaxation.

    Difficulty

    . The hiking week is moderate. It is not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo as some trails run through narrow passages. Some sections of the trail may be slippery due to loose stones and/or wet spots, especially in rainy weather. To participate and enjoy the routes, it is essential to be in good health and physical condition.

    Trails

    The Canary Islands have a well-marked network of trails. All the stretches along which our routes run are perfectly marked. In addition to precise indications, you will receive a detailed map of the island.

    We recommend

    Suitable hiking clothes and sturdy footwear. During the hikes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, a hat, light windbreaker and in the winter months warm clothing. Chestnut poles are available free of charge.

    Individuals

    . The programme is suitable for individual travellers, but is subject to a supplement.

    Luggage transfer

    We take care of the transfer of luggage from one accommodation to the next, so that during the routes you only need to carry a backpack with the essentials for the day. For the whole trip, it is best to have a single suitcase with no more than 20 kg.

    It is possible to book for any date!

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    The price does not include flights, dinners, and picnics. Possible to book for any date! Price does not include flights, dinners, and picnics.

    Important!

    Request availability at the accommodation before booking!

    FLIGHTS

    FAST - FERRY

    To get to  LA GOMERA  you need to fly to  TENERIFE. From there you can connect to La Gomera with Fred Olsen or Naviera Armas Fast-Ferry (50 minutes - 6 daily frequencies).

    Although the island of Tenerife has two airports, the most suitable is Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) in the south, closer to Los Cristianos harbor.

    ... check which Fast Ferry timetable best suits your flight to LA GOMERA from Los Cristianos harbor.

    The journey takes 50 minutes and dolphins and whales are often spotted during the trip.

    Fred Olsen             Naviera Armas

    ERGO-Versicherung

    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.

    Valid in more than 35 different cases for health, legal, labour or extraordinary reasons.