Self Guided

La Gomera SMART

Short Walking Holidays

La Gomera SMART

395 € per person

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

MAPA - La Gomera SMART programa

SELF GUIDED hiking tours

any date is possible:

Difficulty

Niveau 4

 

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This programme is for you if you usually do sports and have a good physical background; if you can walk steep slopes up and down and don’t have health problems; if you love nature, are environmentally friendly and are a regular hiker.
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traslados en bus y taxi

taxi or bus transfers

transfers to each tour, by taxi or public bus

Hotel Jardín Concha

accommodations

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

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?
    • Accommodation with breakfast
    • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
    • GPX Tracs
    • Support 24h
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    What is NOT included?

    Flights and ferries to and from your home city to La Gomera are not included.

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    Cancellation Policy
    – Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
    – Between 13 and 7 days before the arrival date, 75% refund or free of charge dates change.
    – Between 6 and 3 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
    48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 20% penalty of total amount.
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    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

    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.

    • Destination
    • Included
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      in/out Airport transfer
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Luggage transfer
      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
      Car Rental
      Courtesy lunch
      field telescope
      Guide
      Half board accommodation
      HAVEN hanging tent
      Local flights + Ferry
      Lunch
      snack
      Tasting
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
      Two nights in a hotel
    1
    Day 1

    Arrival in Tenerife

    1. Transfer by your own means (not included) from the airport to the port of Los Cristianos.
    2. Ferry (not included) from the port of Los Cristianos to the island of La Gomera.
    (there are two companies that connect both islands in approx. 50/60 minutes:
      • Fred Olsen Express
      • Naviera Armas
     
    Accommodation + breakfast: Hotel Torre del Conde (San Sebastián de La Gomera).
    2
    Day 2

    Garajonay National Park: Alto del Contadero - Hermigua

    La Gomera walking holidaysFrom 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".

    Niveau 3 9,1 km | + 5 m | - 1.125 m


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

    GR132 - Hermigua - Vallehermoso

    La Gomera AguloWe 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.

    Niveau 3   16,7 km | + 1125 m  | - 1040 m


    Accommodation + breakfast:   Hotel Rural Triana   (or similar - Vallehermoso)
    4
    Day 4

    Las Hayas - Valle Gran Rey

    La Gomera Valle Gran Rey hiking tripsAfter 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.

    Niveau 3       11,1 km | + 230 m  | - 1214 m


    Accommodation + breakfast:   Hotel Jardín Concha   (or similar - Valle Gran Rey)
    5
    Day 5

    Departure

    Transfer by taxi to the airport for the departure of your flight.

    TOUR LOCATION

    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 
    • included:
      • 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
    Single supplement: +375 €


    ACCOMMODATION


    Additional overnights

    It is also possible to book some additional days, before or after the hiking week, or an additional week to relax.

    Difficulty

    The 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.

    Trails

    The 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 recommend

    Appropriate 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.

    Singles

    The 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

    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.