LA GOMERA: Camino Natural & GR 131

La Gomera Camino Natural

6 stages - self-guided

La Gomera Camino Natural

670 € per person

6 stages of ◆Camino del Guanche◆ Incl. luggage and persons transport, maps, descriptions & GPX-files – Difficulty: ▲▲▲▲△

Camino del Guanche    Logo Camino del Guanche

GR 131 La Gomera

6 stages

▸ Includes 7 nights in strategic accommodation, bed & breakfast basis.

▸ 6 self-guided stages through La Gomera trail GR 131 & 132.

▸ We organise all the necessary luggages transfers from hotel to hotel.

from

567 £

per person

Full itinerary for 6 stages:  89,8 Km ICONO Distancia
Total ascent: △  5354 mts 
Total descent: ▽  5289 mts

STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION: 

Arrival to La Gomera

  • arrival transfer on your own
  • 1st night in San Sebastián ▸ Torre del Conde

1st Stage: San Sebastián - Mirador de Los Roques

  • walking distance: 12,9 Km
  • ascent: + 1.315 m
  • descent:  – 212 m
  • 2nd night in San Sebastián ▸ Torre del Conde

2nd Stage: Mirador de Los Roques - Chipude

  • walking distance: 12,5 Km
  • ascent: + 590 m
  • descent: – 1475 m
  • 3rd night in ChipudePensión Sonia

3rd Stage: Las Hayas - Vallehermoso

  • walking distance: 14,1 Km
  • ascent: + 365 m
  • descent: – 1229 m
  • 4th night in Vallehermoso ▸ Hotel Rural Triana

4th Stage: Vallehermoso - Hermigua

  • walking distance: 16,5 Km
  • ascent: + 1014 m
  • descent:  – 1087 m
  • 5th night in Hermigua ▸ Hotel Rural Hermigua

5th Stage: Hermigua - Alto de Garajonay - Imada

  • walking distance: 19,1 Km
  • ascent: + 1395 m
  • descent: – 612 m
  • 6th night in Imada ▸ Hotel Rural Imada

6th Stage: Imada - Playa Santiago

  • walking distance: 14,7 Km
  • ascent: + 679 m
  • descent:   – 1559 m
  • 7th night in  San Sebastián ▸ Hotel Torre del Conde

Departure day

  • transfer to airport/port of La Gomera on your own

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Niveau 4
This activity is for you if you are in excellent physical condition; if you can cover steep slopes and have no vertigo or health problems; if you regularly do long walks and consider yourself a good sportsman, love nature and are respectful of the environment. 
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FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can re-arrange the stages, we adapt them to your wishes.

WARNING: The route GR131 requires good physical condition and safety precautions. It's only suitable for experienced hikers.

Well signposted trails

Transfers included (taxi and/or regular bus) to/from your accommodation

Order our telescopic poles for 14€ each.

traslados en bus y taxi

Taxi or Bus Transfers

Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel at each stage, and transfers of people, by taxi or regular buses.

Parador La Gomera

Accommodation

Small charming hotels with breakfast (more information in Hotels section)

GR 131 La Gomera trekking La Gomera Vallehermoso

Stages

6 stages of approx. 12-18 km each, to cross the island from one side to the other along the Camino del Guanche.

What does this programme include?

con Alojamiento Accommodation – 7 nights in strategically chosen charming hotels and B&B, with breakfast included

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ICONO - VIDEOCONFERENCIA

Video call – personalised information by video-call on your arrival day

    Information material – maps to be picked up at the hotel reception, upon arrival

ICONO GPX GPX Tracks – to follow the walks on your mobile device

Taxi or public bus transfers – all necessary transfers for each route, except on arrival and departure day

ICONO 24h-Service Support 24h – we keep in touch with you throughout your stay to solve any problem or enquiry you may have

 

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ICONO EQUIPAJE Any arrival date is possible – You decide your travel dates and when to start. However, we must first request availability to the accommodations.

Calendario Booking: With an initial payment of 150€ per person we confirm your booking within 24 hours. In case of accommodation unavailability we offer a refund or alternative dates 

Early-booking-10%-discount


Book early!!  …and get a 10discount for bookings made 90 days before the arrival date.

  745 ▸ 670,5 € per person in double room
2 persons

|    Supplement for single room use
(and 3rd person): + 125 € ▸ 112,5 €

  Solo Traveller (1 person only): 1.325 € ▸ 1192,5 €

Combine it with other islands

Do you want to include other islands in your trip? We can help you with ferry transfers or domestic flights between the islands

ABOUT THE GUANCHES

The Guanches were the ancient inhabitants of the Canary Islands until the arrival of the Spaniards. The Guanche population is of Berber origin, and it is assumed that they arrived on the islands around 1800 years ago. They developed differently on each island, so they have been given different names depending on the island: Benahoritas on La Palma; Bimbaches on El Hierro; Guanches on Tenerife and La Gomera…

Their way of life and customs were similar: they lived by herding, berry picking and local fishing. They lived in caves and did not know how to use metals. They did not sail, so there was no interaction between the tribes on the different islands.

In their journeys on foot with their herds, they used paths and trails previously marked by the animals. They used these trails to reach places suitable for grazing, crossed deep ravines and maintained relations with the various menceyatos of each island.

Today these trails are for the enjoyment of contemporary hikers and have technical designations such as GR 130 or GR 131. But we, in homage to those hardened hikers of the past, prefer to call them…

Logo Camino del Guanche   Camino del Guanche

Connect several islands

For more than 2 islands, we organise free of charge the connections between those islands that are arranged consecutively (next to each other).

This offer is not valid for islands with other intervening islands (e.g. La Gomera and Gran Canaria – La Palma and Lanzarote – Fuerteventura and Tenerife).

What does this trip include?
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Taxi transfers & public bus transfers
  • GPX Tracking files
  • 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.

Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport on arrival and departure days

If you have difficulty boarding your walking poles on the flight, we can provide you with our telescopic poles for €14 each.

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    Cancellation Policy
    – Up to 14 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund.
    – 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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    Camino del Guanche

    La Gomera trail GR 131 | GR 132 | PR LG 3

    The ideal challenge for a week’s getaway walking along the most emblematic hiking routes of La Gomera in 5 stages.

    Along the GR 131 La Gomera you will travel through the peaks of the island, crossing the Garajonay National Park and its extensive laurel forests. In Las Hayas you will stay at the inn of the legendary Doña Efigenia. And on the north coast you will discover picturesque enclaves walking along the GR132 from Vallehermoso to Agulo, with imposing rocks, mesmerising viewpoints and spectacular views of the Pico del Teide of the neighbouring island of Tenerife.

    From Hermigua, a village proud of having the best climate in the world, you will go up to the highest peaks of La Gomera, crossing the hamlet of El Cedro.

    Total distance, on foot: 89,8 Km.

    Don’t miss the spectacular Camino del Guanche on the GR 131 La Gomera! What are you waiting for?!

    Highlights and panoramas that you cannot miss on the island of La Gomera:

    La Gomera is an island of breathtaking natural beauty and a rich culture that make it a very attractive tourist destination, especially for hiking enthusiasts, walking along the GR 131 La Gomera. Some of the things you should not miss to see and do in La Gomera are:

    Garajonay National Park: This park is a World Heritage Site and is a natural jewel of La Gomera. It is home to the largest laurel forest in the world, with trees up to 20 metres high.

    Valle Gran Rey: This valley on the west coast of La Gomera is known for its black sand beaches and for being a popular tourist destination. Picturesque villages with whitewashed houses and cultivated terraces on the mountain slopes can also be found here.

    N. Señora de la Asunción Church: This church in San Sebastián de La Gomera is one of the oldest buildings on the island. It was built in the 15th century and is an example of Spanish colonial architecture.

    Roque Agando: This rock formation is one of the most iconic images of La Gomera. It is located in the centre of the island and is visible from many points of the island.

    Silbo Gomero: This whistled language is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and is an important part of the culture of La Gomera. You can visit the Silbo Interpretation Centre in the village of Chipude to learn more about this unique form of communication.

    Mirador de Abrante: This viewpoint on the west coast of La Gomera offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island’s cliffs. It also has a restaurant with panoramic views.

    Playa de Vueltas: This beach in Valle Gran Rey is one of the most popular in La Gomera. With its crystal clear waters and black sand, it is ideal for swimming and water sports.

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      • Destination
      • Included
        Bed & Breakfast accommodation
        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
        in/out Airport transfer
        Local flights + Ferry
        Lunch
        snack
        Tasting
        Transfer by ship
        Traslado en 4x4
        Two nights in a hotel
      1
      Day 1

      La Gomera Camino de Guanche con 6 etapas - Natour Arrival in La Gomera

      Transfer on your own to the hotel in San Sebastián
      + Hotel Torre del Conde (San Sebastián)
      2
      Day 2

      1st stage:  San Sebastián - Mirador de Los Roques   

      From Playa de San Sebastián, the GR 131 leaves the city behind to enter the Barranco de Tajinastes ravine. Gradually the path ascends along a flank of endless abandoned terraces.
      After reaching the Degollada de Peraza, the path advances towards the summit, passing the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves and entering the leafy forest mass.
      The first of the spectacular rocks now appears on the left: Roque de Agando, a basalt rock colossus standing between two deep ravines. A little further on, we reach the Mirador de Los Roques from where we can enjoy beautiful views of the Pico del Teide, the vast sea of clouds that spreads over La Gomera and the different rocks: Ojila and Agando. Return to San Sebastian by regular bus, line 1 or 3.
      Niveau 3     12,9 km |  +1.346 m / -239 m
      + Hotel Torre del Conde (San Sebastián)
      3
      Day 3

      Trekking La Gomera y el Roque Agando 2nd stage:  Mirador de Los Roques - Chipude

      After a short transfer, return to the Mirador de Los Roques viewpoint to resume the GR 131 in the direction of Las Hayas. But first we must climb to the highest point of La Gomera: the summit of Garajonay, at an altitude of 1,487 metres.
      With a 360-degree view, the summit of Garajonay reveals the immense green mantle that covers the whole island and that today constitutes the Garajonay National Park.
      Now the path descends towards Igualero, bordering the park to the south. At the viewpoint of the same name we enjoy extraordinary views towards Playa Santiago. And finally, through the Barranco de Erque ravine the route takes us first to Chipude after crossing the Barranco del Agua.
      Niveau 3     12,5 km |  +586 m / -590 m
      + Pensión Sonia (Chipude)
      4
      Day 4

      La Gomera - Laurisilva 3rd stage:  Chipude - Vallehermoso 

      Today's stage crosses the heart of the Garajonay National Park, on a route that enters the permanent fog and extreme vegetation. On reaching the north face, the GR 131 trail begins its descent through the Barranco de La Cuesta ravine towards Vallehermoso...
      The path is dotted with rural dwellings and small vegetable gardens until it reaches the La Encantadora dam. The path goes around it and suddenly there is the sight of Roque Cano, a gigantic monolith at the foot of Vallehermoso.
      As its name suggests, Vallehermoso is an idyllic, sunny enclave that exudes peace and tranquillity. It is the end point of the GR 131. The valley that gives its name to this town leads to the sea, where there is a cove beach with views of La Palma. An ideal place to recover your strength before tackling the last two stages of the Camino del Guanche.
      Niveau 3     14,1 km |  + 365 m / -1229 m
      + Hotel Rural Triana (Vallehermoso)
      5
      Day 5 - Departure or Extension to one week

      La Gomera Vallehermoso senderismo

      4th stage:  Vallehermoso - Hermigua

      Today's stage follows the route of the GR 132, from Vallehermoso to Hermigua, through the north of La Gomera. After skirting the imposing Roque Cano, rising majestically next to the path, the route heads eastwards in a continuous ascent.
      ] After passing the Cruz del Tierno, almost 800 metres above sea level, the path leaves behind an endless number of hamlets until it reaches the Visitor Centre of the Garajonay Park, Juego de Bolas.
      Further on you will reach the Mirador de Abrante, a spectacular hanging viewpoint with a glass floor, going down to Agulo, one of the most beautiful villages of the Canary Islands and considered the most beautiful by the Times in 2024.
      Then the trail heads towards the cliff, descending by the beach of Hermigua and ending at your next accommodation.
      Niveau 3     16,5 km |  + 1014 m / -1087 m
      + Hotel Rural Hermigua (Hermigua)
      6
      Day 6

      5th stage:  Hermigua - Imada

      Today the path ascends by the PR LG 3 towards El Cedro up to the Alto de Garajonay, the highest point of La Gomera. Then it descends to Imada, a beautiful village in a sunny valley on the south side of the island.
      From Hermigua a stepped path leaves behind the beautiful twin rocks of Pedro and Petra, passing by a spectacular waterfall and reaching the hamlet of El Cedro.
      Now the route goes into the laurel forest, a part of the National Park with centenary trees and exquisite vegetation. After reaching the Alto del Contadero, you go up to the Alto de Garajonay (1.484 mts) and little by little you will descend towards the south until you reach Imada.
      Niveau 4    19,1 km |  +1395 m / -612 m
      + Hotel Rural Hermigua (Hermigua)
      7
      Day 7

      6th stage:  Imada - Playa Santiago

      Today's route continues along the GR 132 downhill from Imada to Playa Santiago, a fishing enclave and seaport in the south of the island. From there, you will board the Benchi Express of Fred Olsen to go to San Sebastián de La Gomera.
      A last stage descends steadily until reaching the ravine of Playa Santiago. A sunny route with extraordinary views that climbs next to the sea.
      The route in mini-ferry has a duration of 15 minutes and allows you to discover the spectacular cliffs of the south of the island, from the sea.
      Niveau 4    14,7 km |  +679 m / -1559 m
      + Hotel Torre del Conde (San Sebastián)
      8
      Day 8

      Departure

      Transfer on your own to the harbor or airport for departure.

      TOUR LOCATION

      The Camino del Guanche de La Gomera starts on the beach of the island's capital, San Sebastián de La Gomera, and crosses the island all the way to Vallehermoso in the far north. The GR 131 route is one of the best ways to get to know the stunning natural beauty of La Gomera and enjoy its rich culture and history.

      FLEXIBLE PROGRAMME: you can rearrange the stages in order to fit days off in between them. We adapt it to your wishes.

      STAGES AND ACCOMMODATION: 

      arrival in La Gomera

      • arrival transfer on your own
      • 1st night in San Sebastián > Hotel Torre del Conde

      1st: San Sebastián - Mirador de Los Roques

      • walking distance: 12,9 Km
      • ascent: + 1.315 m
      • descent:    - 212 m
      • 2nd night in San Sebastián > Torre del Conde

      2nd: Mirador de Los Roques - Chipude

      • walking distance: 12,5 Km
      • ascent: + 586 m
      • descent:   - 590 m
      • 3rd night in Chipude > Pensión Sonia

      3rd: Chipude - Vallehermoso

      • walking distance: 14,1 Km
      • ascent: + 365 m
      • descent:   - 1.229 m
      • 4th night in Vallehermoso > Hotel Rural Triana

      4th: Vallehermoso - Hermigua

      • walking distance: 16,5 Km
      • ascent: + 1014 m
      • descent:  - 1087 m
      • 5th night in Hermigua ▸ Hotel Rural Hermigua

      6th: Hermigua - Imada

      • walking distance: 19,1 Km
      • ascent: + 1395 m
      • descent:   - 612 m
      • 6th night in Imada > Hotel Rural Imada

      7th: Imada - Playa Santiago

      • walking distance: 14,7 Km
      • ascent: + 679 m
      • descent:   - 1559 m
      • 7th night in  San Sebastián > Hotel Torre del Conde

      departure day

      • harbor or airport transfer on your own

      We certify your stages on the

      Camino del Guanche

      Get the T-shirt with logo and inscriptions that certify your itinerary along LA GOMERA's Camino del Guanche after completing the stages.

      We will send it to you at the end of your trip (*) together with a named certificate, to be displayed wherever you want.

      (*) Free shipping by regular mail. When you make your reservation you only have to tell us your size and shipping address.
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        ACCOMMODATION

        Subject to availability:

        HOTEL TORRE DEL CONDE

        In the capital of La Gomera, San Sebastian, this hotel is located in front of a beautiful park where we find the historic Torre del Conde. In the area surrounding the hotel, a swarm of pedestrian streets offer an interesting range of gastronomic and leisure activities. The historic centre of the city offers old buildings that reflect the time when Christopher Columbus visited the island on his voyage to the New World.

        The rooms enjoy views of the park; they are well equipped for the enjoyment of two nights in La Gomera and enjoy all the necessary tranquillity, despite the hustle and bustle of the city.

        The hotel cafeteria is located on the ground floor for breakfast.

        HOTEL PENSIÓN SONIA

        In the mountainous interior of La Gomera we find the small village of Chipude. Here you will find the Hotel Pensión Sonia, an ideal accommodation for an overnight stay during the GR 131 and 132 route through La Gomera.

         

         

        Simple but exquisitely decorated rooms, reflecting the rural style of La Gomera. In a garden setting where carefully tended plants and flowers live up to their name: Pensión Sonia.

        HOTEL RURAL TRIANA

        Vallehermoso, in the sunny northwest of La Gomera, is the location of this small rural hotel with 11 rooms. The building was an old manor house that has been carefully restored. It has adequate and comfortable facilities and a cafeteria in the pedestrian area.

         

         

        Warm wooden floors and carefully decorated rooms create the ambience in every room. Vallehermoso, with a population of just 3,000, is a haven of peace in a beautiful, sunny valley. The municipality is located just over 150 metres above the sea and enjoys a pleasant climate all year round.

        HOTEL VILLA HERMIGUA

        A traditional style rural hotel located in the municipality "with the best climate in the world" (at least that's how the sign that a mayor placed at the entrance of the village years ago reads).

        The rural hotel Villa Hermigua is a simple but clean and dignified accommodation, offering bed and breakfast in a typical rural atmosphere.

        The rooms have beautiful views of the valley of Hermigua, in an environment of pure nature. With bathroom, television and built-in wardrobe, the rooms offer all you need for a short stay. They are well furnished and well maintained.

        HOTEL RURAL IMADA

        And after the most strenuous route, we found refuge in a charming rural hotel in the heart of a beautiful valley: Imada. A village that overlooks the southern coast of La Gomera and enjoys a mild and sunny climate.

         

        With simple rooms but cared for with love and care. An ideal hotel to enjoy the peace and quiet of a magical island and regain strength for the last stage of the next day.

        HOTEL TORRE DEL CONDE

        In the capital of La Gomera, San Sebastian, this hotel is located in front of a beautiful park where we find the historic Torre del Conde. In the area surrounding the hotel, a swarm of pedestrian streets offer an interesting range of gastronomic and leisure activities. The historic centre of the city offers old buildings that reflect the time when Christopher Columbus visited the island on his voyage to the New World.

        The rooms enjoy views of the park; they are well equipped for the enjoyment of two nights in La Gomera and enjoy all the necessary tranquillity, despite the hustle and bustle of the city.

        The hotel cafeteria is located on the ground floor for breakfast.

        PRICES / SERVICES

        rates for bookings less than 90 days in advance

        with 7 | 6 stages  | 8 days:

          745 € per person double room - 2 persons
        | Suppl. single room use (...& 3rd person): + 125 €
          Solo Traveller (trip for a solo person):  1325 €

        INCLUDE:

          • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
          • 6 GR 131 + GR 132 stages
          • Taxi transfers and regular bus transfers
          • Video-meeting on arrival day

        NOT included:

          • Ferries or flights to/from La Gomera
          • in/out Port/Airport transfer
          • Lunches and dinners

        BOOKING:

        With an initial payment of 150 € (per person), book now and guarantee your trip. Pay the rest amount 15 days before your arrival date. We will confirm your reserve within 24 hours. But in the case of accommodations  unavailability, we will refund the paid amount or propose alternative dates.


        Additional overnights

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


        Difficulty

        To successfully achieve the 6 stages from GR 131 & GR 132, it is necessary a good physical condition, steady walk and lack of vertigo. According to the year season, temperatures can be extreme (hot and/or cold). Therefore, it is necessary to have suitable warm clothes permanently, to be removed as layers if necessary. Some parts of this trail include passages with slippery loose stone. Although most of this trail is roomy enough, certain sections are quite aerial and require caution. Using hiking poles is highly recommended.


        Trails

        The Canary Islands has a well signposted network of trails. All sections where from our tours are perfectly marked. In addition to the detailed map of La Gomera, 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.


        Singles

        The program is suitable for single travelers, although it is subject to an additional charge.


        Luggage transfer

        We move your luggage from one accommodation to next, so on your hikes you should only carry a backpack with the essentials of the day. For the whole trip, it is recommendable to use a single suitcase, not bigger than 20 kg.


        You can book at any date!


        Price do not include flights, dinners, and picnics. 

        You can book at any date!

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          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

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