La Gomera SMART
Walk the 3 most beautiful routes of La Gomera, in a short 5-day getaway. You will walk through one of the best preserved laurel forests in the Canary Islands; you will discover spectacular rocks rising majestically. Let yourself be enchanted by the magical beauty of an island that keeps its nature intact, walking along the best trails of La Gomera.
3 Key Hiking Routes on La Gomera
5 days Getaway and 3 hiking routes in La Gomera (self-guided). Stays in little charming hotels, breakfast included. All necessary transfers included.
Garajonay National Park – Hermigua
GR132 – Hermigua – Vallehermoso
Las Hayas – Valle Gran Rey
What does this programme include?
- Accommodations – 4 nights stay in different charming hotels, B&B
- 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
- Taxi transfers – all necessary transfers for each route
- 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.
Idea: This 5-day hiking on La Gomera can be extended to a week, with a rest day between each route.
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What does this trip include?
What is NOT included?
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Protected by its steep cliffs and guarded by its enormous rocks, La Gomera stands as one of the best-kept natural treasures of the Canary Archipelago. A biosphere reserve, its 370 square kilometres contain some of the greatest biological diversity in the Atlantic, and its forests have been catalogued as living relics of the Earth from before the ice age.
The Gomeros consider themselves to be the oldest people in the archipelago and pride themselves on living on an island that has never been conquered. This strength of character can be felt in the “silbo gomero” or in their strong traditions that give the island an atmosphere of freedom that is unique in the world. Formed by underwater volcanic eruptions, La Gomera has a perfect orography for hiking and adventure in nature. Its reliefs, valleys and ravines rise up to give hikers a beautiful, challenging landscape that allows for one of the most beautiful experiences in the world.
Traversing the island through its relief allows us to enter a landscape that seems to have been frozen in stone and gives us a sensory experience that reconnects us with nature. The natural parks of La Gomera have a rich diversity of terrains and microclimates that are a paradise for hiking. An untamed land that has remained untouched for millions of years to give us memorable moments.
We can witness first-hand the sea of clouds that covers the island, an impressive natural spectacle that makes La Gomera one of the most popular hiking spots in the world.
IncludedBed & Breakfast accommodationin/out Airport transferLiability and accidents insuranceLuggage transferMaps and printed descriptionsTransfers by taxi and regular bus
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasbeveragesBicycle rentalBus transfersCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeGuideHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentLocal flights + FerryLunchsnackTastingTransfer by shipTraslado en 4x4Two nights in a hotel
Arrival in Tenerife
- Transfer by your own means (not included) from the airport to the port of Los Cristianos.
- Ferry (not included) from the port of Los Cristianos to the island of La Gomera.
- Fred Olsen Express
- Naviera Armas
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Torre del Conde (San Sebastián de La Gomera).
Garajonay National Park: Alto del Contadero - HermiguaFrom the Alto del Contadero, the PR LG 3 trail takes you through dense laurel forests with vegetation typical of the Tertiary Era and envelops you in a magical-looking plant world. The trail descends steadily through twisted trunks and giant ferns until you reach El Cedro, a village of just 7 houses nestled in the laurel forest. After the obligatory break and socialising with other hikers in the Las Vistas Restaurant, the descent continues along the Barranco del Cedro ravine, ending in Hermigua, a northern village with an agricultural tradition that boasts "the best climate in the world".
9,1 km | + 5 m | - 1.125 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Villa Hermigua or similar (Hermigua).
GR132 - Hermigua - VallehermosoWe now follow the route of the GR132, from Hermigua to Vallehermoso, crossing "all that north" on foot. A route that introduces you to the day-to-day life of rural Gomera and offers spectacular views towards the neighbouring islands of Tenerife and La Palma. The GR132 first looks for the beach of callao de Hermigua and then climbs progressively towards Agulo, an idyllic little village that lives outside the tourist development of the south of La Gomera. The climb up the Agulo ridge takes you to the Mirador de Abrante, an impressive overhanging viewpoint with breathtaking views of the Pico del Teide. After reaching the highest point at Cruz del Tierno, the trail begins a relentless descent to the foot of Roque Cano, a spectacular monolith and unique icon of Vallehermoso.
16,7 km | + 1125 m | - 1040 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Rural Triana (or similar - Vallehermoso)
Las Hayas - Valle Gran ReyAfter a 40-minute drive to Las Hayas, an enclave of houses near the National Park famous for the stews of the legendary "Doña Efigenia", the pathe leads to Arure and begins a spectacular descent through the palm grove of Valle Gran Rey. The upper part of the ravine is full of herds of goats, grazing peacefully in their protected enclosures. And as you go further down, the little houses are interspersed, forming an idyllic setting that ends next to the sea, in La Calera. Valle Gran Rey was a stronghold of the Guanches in ancient times. Later it was the hippies who found their paradise in the valley. Today structured tourism has invaded the coastal areas, although a stroll through the narrow streets of La Calera brings back that feeling of the authentic flavour of a fishermen's neighbourhood. ...And in the Playa del Inglés you can enjoy a refreshing swim after your route through the south.
11,1 km | + 230 m | - 1214 m
Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Jardín Concha (or similar - Valle Gran Rey)
DepartureTransfer by taxi to the airport for the departure of your flight.
For 5 days and 4 nights we will travel the most beautiful routes of La Gomera and we will enter a paradise and a lost world that remains one of the most iconic landscapes of world hiking. We will visit the oldest laurel forests in the world, the most majestic rocks in the Canaries and routes that will take our breath away. We will be bewitched by the beauty of its ports, the steepest cliffs in the archipelago and one of the most important nature reserves in the western hemisphere.
PRICES / SERVICES
- Price from: 395 € per person
- 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
- Transfers for 3 hiking tours
- Maps and informative material
- Meeting via Zoom
- The price DO NOT include:
- Flights from/to your original country to La Gomera
- Lunches & dinners
- Hotel Torre del Conde (or similar - San Sebastian de La Gomera)
- Hotel Villa Hermigua (or similar - Hermigua)
- Hotel Jardín Concha (or similar - Valle Gran Rey)
Additional overnightsIt is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.
DifficultyThe hiking week is not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Some walks can be considered as strenuous and parts of some trails has narrow passages. Some sections can be slippery due to loose stones and/or wet parts, especially in rainy days. To join the hiking week and enjoy the tours, it is essential to be healthy and to have good physical condition.
TrailsThe Canary Islands have a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of Lanzarote, you will get from us precise indications of each route and assistance from the hotline on your walks.
We recommendAppropriate hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the tours, it is necessary to have food and drink enough, as well as sun protection, a cap, wind jacket and, in the winter months, warm clothing. We do offer wooden walking sticks for free.
SinglesThe program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.
You can book at any date!
Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. You can book at any date!
¡Important!Before formalizing your booking accommodations availability must be requested
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.
Take out Cancellation Insurance for your trip for few Pounds and ensure you get a full refund of everything you paid, including your flights.
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