Hiking Week

La Gomera Walking in a week

in a guided group

La Gomera Walking in a week

885 € per person

Walking week from 4th to 11th March 2023<< A hiking programme to discover the Columbus Island, walking the 5 most essential hikes; discovering the great biodiversity and different landscapes; enjoying the taste gastronomy; listening the interestering whistled conversations; walking through spectacular ravines or lush laurel forests forests; being enraptured by the beauty of its landscapes, its incredible views to the Teide peak or to overlap on wild beaches in the torrid southern sun.

La Gomera walking :  5 essential hikes in a small group:

Includes 7 nights in a comfortable 4-star hotel very close to the seafront, with breakfast and dinner included; the best 5 La Gomera walking tours; with all the necessary transfers for each route, including arrival and departure.

1.- Through the Arure Ravine

2.- Vallehermoso: from Chijeré Mount to the beach

3.- From Las Hayas to Vallehermoso

4.- Roque Agando, Benchijigua and Imada

5.- Garajonay – National Park to Hermigua

La Gomera walking holidays

 

La Gomera walking group

with guide

Group size:      min. guaranteed 6 / max. 14 Persons


Duration:   8 days


Hotel:   Playa Calera   ****


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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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with 7 nights hotel stay

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4th - 11th March 2023 · Available

29th April- 06th May 2023 · Available

17th - 24th June 2023 · Available

9th - 16th September 2023 · Available

21th - 28th October 2023 · Available

Cancellation Policy
– Up to 20 days before the date of arrival, 100% refund without justifying reasons.
– Between 19 and 11 days before the arrival date, 50% refund or free of charge dates change.
– Between 10 and 3 days before the arrival date, 0% refund or free of charge dates change.
48 hours before the arrival date, 0% refund or date change with 50% penalty of total amount.
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What does this trip include?
  • Half board accommodation (breakfast + dinner)
  • All transfers by air-conditioned minibus, with a guide
  • 5 hiking tours on La Gomera walking
  • Visitor Centres and sites with paid access
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What is NOT included?

Flights and ferries to and from your home city to La Gomera are not included. However, if you want, we can book for your the domestic flights between the Canary Islands.

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    La Gomera Walking Week

    VALLE GRAN REY

     

    Why La Gomera walking week?

    On his voyages to the New Continent, Christopher Columbus used to stop in La Gomera to refuel and recharge his batteries before setting off on his Atlantic crossing. Who would have thought that 500 years later, La Gomera would be the object of desire of modern discoverers: hikers.

    There are not many places in the world that, in such a small space, have such a rich and valuable natural ecosystem. La Gomera has recently been recognised as a Biosphere Reserve. It has a National Park of enormous botanical value and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    La Gomera, the last foothold for Columbus before crossing the unknown seas, is today an island appreciated by hikers from all over the world. An island where time seems to have stood still and which preserves extinct landscapes, vanished ways of life and forgotten legends. These coexist with charming settlements of multicoloured hamlets, whimsical manifestations of nature and a special light that varnishes the whole.

    Hiking tours in La Gomera

    This is an island of very ancient volcanic origin. The passage of time has allowed erosion to act, gradually diluting its contours. From its central plateau, rising 1,300 metres above the sea, a system of deep ravines spreads out radially, reaching every corner of the island.

    These ravines connect the villages and hamlets by the sea via winding paths. The paths ascend towards the central plateau, descending on the opposite side. And along the way, they show the island’s enormous biodiversity, both botanical in origin and its autochthonous fauna.

    The hiking routes on La Gomera offer unparalleled diversity. The laurel forests, ancient botanical remains from the Tertiary period, are plant relics from a distant past that have survived to the present day.  The huge palm groves in the southern valleys, besides their beauty, are useful for the island’s economy thanks to palm honey. And the terraces and terraces on the northern slopes are cultivated in the traditional way with all kinds of products from the land. 

    All these diverse landscapes can be enjoyed walking through the ravines on the countless hiking trails on La Gomera walking week. In our one-week programme, we have selected the 5 most characteristic routes. 

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

    Mapa La Gomera ESENCIALArrival to La Gomera

    ...and  transfer to the hotel located in Valle Gran Rey.
    Informative meeting with the guide to know the details of the routes that are going to be done, throughout this week.
    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    2
    Day 2

    Through the Arure Ravine

    La Gomera Valle Gran ReyThe first of our walks is a short, tentative route. It starts directly from Valle Gran Rey up the ravine in the direction of the bohemian village of El Guro, where residents from all over Europe have found their centre of the world.
    Its landscaped slopes and imposing basalt walls indicate the entrance to the Barranco de Arure ravine. Following the course of the stream, we ascend the narrow ravine. The path is somewhat tortuous and forces us to jump from stone to stone until we reach the beautiful waterfall. With a 15-metre waterfall, its jet of water invites us to take a refreshing bath before continuing along the return path.
    The route returns along the same riverbed towards the Casa de la Seda. From there, we start the descent along the path that runs parallel to the road in the direction of Valle Gran Rey. And in the afternoon a good swim awaits us at the swimming pool or at the well-known Playa del Inglés, just a few steps from the hotel.

    Niveau 2     9,1  km | + 405 m  | - 410 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    3
    Day 3

    Vallehermoso: from Chijeré Mount to the beach

    La Gomera Vallehermoso Santa Clara

    From the northern village of Vallehermoso, a beautiful path leads through the ever-rising palm groves to the Teselinde massif..
    The vegetation changes as we ascend. The scrubland gives way to lush forests of fayas and heather and then transforms into areas of eucalyptus when we reach the crests.
    The path runs along the summit, crossing two old hermitages: Santa Clara and Nuestra Señora del Coromoto.  When you reach the Punta de Alcalá viewpoint, you will enjoy splendid views of the entire north coast of La Gomera, as well as the neighbouring islands of La Palma and Tenerife.
    From there it is a steep descent along the zigzagging path until you reach Playa de Vallehermoso, an unspoilt beach of callao next to the natural pools where you can overlap and rest.

    Niveau 3     10,4  km | + 675 m  | - 880 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    4
    Day 4

    From Las Hayas to Vallehermoso

    On the central plateau of La Gomera, covered by a blanket of lush vegetation, a trail of small villages stretches out at 1000 metres above sea level. Las Hayas, popularised by the centenarian Doña Efigenia, is the starting point of today's route.
    On the first section of the route we remain at a constant altitude, walking northwards into the Garajonay National Park.  The imposing laurel forests form a magical setting that recreates prehistoric times..
    Gradually the path descends, entering the Barranco de la Cuesta ravine. After passing the Ermita del Carmen, the first houses and cultivated areas appear, with vineyards and fruit trees.  We go round the La Encantadora Dam, a picturesque reservoir that supplies water to the whole of the north of La Gomera.  Shortly after, we reach Vallehermoso after enjoying an idyllic rural setting, dotted with stone houses.

    Niveau 3      10,2  km | + 240 m  | - 1085 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    5
    Day 5

    Rest day

    Today is a free day to recharge your batteries, relax and enjoy the sun and the beaches of Valle Gran Rey.
    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    6
    Day 6

    Roque Agando, Benchijigua and Imada

    La Gomera - Roque Agando The Roque Agando is a phenomenal monolith of basaltic rock that rises majestically in the centre of the island. We start our hike at an altitude of more than 1200 m near the Roque de Agando.  Our route starts next to this rock, crossing several viewpoints on both sides with views of the Benchijigua, El Cedro and Las Lajas ravines.
    At the foot of Roque Agando the path descends through the Barranco de Benchijigua ravine, crossing a dense evergreen forest. The path descends steeply until it reaches the old village of Benchijigua, now in a state of semi-abandonment.
    Now the route is more bearable and crosses old disused farming areas as we approach the village of Imada. A path with great views of the south coast that runs between verodes and tabaibas until it ends at the Ermita de Santa Ana hermitage.

    Niveau 3     9,2 km | + 540 m  | - 900 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    7
    Day 7

    Garajonay - National Park to Hermigua

    La Gomera Hermigua senderismo en Canarias The last route of our programme takes us to the highest point of La Gomera: Mount Garajonay, at 1487 metres. After enjoying the extraordinary views of Pico del Teide and the neighbouring islands of El Hierro and La Palma, the trail begins a permanent descent through the most impressive laurel forest on the island: walking towards El Cedro.
    It is a primitive and luxuriant forest, with heather and hundred-year-old laurel trees. Giant ferns invade the sides of the path and large bearded lichens hang from the trees, engulfing the landscape in a mystical atmosphere.
    The Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Lourdes marks the end of the National Park and the route continues along the Barranco de Monteforte ravine towards El Cedro, a tiny hamlet situated in a clearing in the forest.
    From El Cedro, the old cobbled path descends steeply towards Hermigua, crossing some picturesque enclaves and offering spectacular views towards the north coast.

    Niveau 3       11 km | + 190 m  | - 1295 m


    Accommodation + dinner & breakfast:  Hotel Playa Calera (Valle Gran Rey)
    8
    Day 8

    Departure

    Transfer to the port/airport for departure or extension of stay for a week of relaxation.

    TOUR LOCATION

    Enjoy La Gomera walking week and join an small guided group on the 5 essential hikes

    PRICES / SERVICES

    Price per person 885 € in double room
    The price includes:
    • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner
    • 5 stunning guided walks
    • Information on arrival
    • Transfers in exclusive minibus
    The price does NOT include:
    • Flight/Ferry from/to your country to La Gomera
    • Lunches
    Single Supplement: +245 €

    ACCOMMODATION:



    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.
     

    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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