Garajonay National Park
Walk through the UNESCO Garajonay National Park
Spend time on one of the most unspoilt islands in the Canaries
Drink in some great views
Welcome to La Gomera, the island that time forgot. Thanks to its size and steep landscape, La Gomera is one of the most untouched Canary Islands and a true paradise for hikers. Join us on this walking holiday as we marvel at steep cliffs, laurel rainforests, canyons, black sand beaches and endless views.
After landing in Tenerife, we will transfer to Los Cristianos before transferring by ferry to San Sebastián de la Gomera. We will be directly transferred to the quiet village of Chipude, where we stay for the first three nights.
Our first hike offers you great panoramic views of the north-west of La Gomera. Starting in the nice village of Vallehermoso, we will follow a gentle path on the ridge of the massif of Teselinde, and a great downhill route offering great views on the coastal cliffs.
Today will be spent discovering the magnificent canyons of the west part of the island. This spectacular hike will help us understand the whistling language of La Gomera. Starting from the hotel, we will walk all the way down to the beach.
Today we can enjoy a well-earned day off! We’ll transfer to San Sebastian, our base for the last four nights. Depending on the weather conditions, you could enjoy an optional half-day excursion to see Los Órganos, a spectacular volcanic cliff only reachable by boat.
Today we enjoy a magnificent downhill walk through the Laurisilva forest. This hike showcases almost everything the island has to offer: the silent and lush forest, the running water, great views towards Mount Teide on neighbouring Tenerife and Hermigua, and views over wonderful agriculture areas.
Today is at leisure – why not discover another part of this fascinating island?
Today we can enjoy one of the most spectacular hikes of La Gomera. Going down the incredible canyon of Guarimiar and finishing in the hamlet of Targa, this path may remind you of the Dolomites!
We say goodbye to La Gomera and take the ferry back to Tenerife for our return flight back to the UK.
The family-run Hotel Apartamentos Villa Gomera is located in the centre of San Sebastián de la Gomera. Just a 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and marina.
Breakfast room, as well as a reading and TV room.
All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Rooms have a safe, desk and wardrobe.
Hotel Sonia Chipude is located in El Cercado.
Continental breakfast is served daily
Free WiFi, room service, a terrace and garden views, restaurant and bar.
All rooms have a balcony with a city view, wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
The transfer time from Tenerife South Airport to Chipude, La Gomera is approximately 4 hours, depending on weather and traffic and includes a ferry crossing.
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Medium and you can expect to walk 8 to 12km per day, with ascents/descents (some of which are steep), rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved. This is not suitable for those who are nervous of heights or suffer from vertigo.
Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions
Our first hike offers you great panoramic views and discovery of the northwest of La Gomera. Starting in the nice village of Vallehermoso we follow a gentle path on the ridge of the massif of Teselinde, and a great downhill offering great views on the coastal cliffs.
12 km and 700 meters ascent and 700 meters descent
Hiking Chipude – Valle Gran Rey
Discovering the magnificent canyons of the west part of the island. This spectacular hike will make us understand the whistling language of La Gomera. Starting from the hotel we walk all the way down to the beach.
8 km and descent approx. 900m (very steep in places)
Hiking in the National Park of Garajonay
Today we enjoy a magnificent downhill walk through the laurisilva forest. This hike offers us almost everything the island has: the silent and lush forest, the running water, great views towards Teide on neighbouring Tenerife and Hermigua, and views over wonderful agriculture areas.
11km km and 1080m descent and 50m ascent
Hike El Barranco de Guarimiar
Without doubt today we can enjoy one of the most spectacular hikes of La Gomera. Going down the incredible canyon of Guarimiar and finishing in the hamlet of Targa, this path may remind you of the Dolomites!
9km and 500m ascent and 500m descent
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.
You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.
The weather on La Gomera, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €20 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Spain Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company.
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Spain
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||21 °C||15 °C|
|March||22 °C||16 °C|
|April||23 °C||16 °C|
|May||24 °C||17 °C|
|June||26 °C||19 °C|
|July||27 °C||21 °C|
|August - September||28 °C||21 °C|
|October||26 °C||20 °C|
|November||24 °C||22 °C|
|December||22 °C||16 °C|
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