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Walking in La Gomera

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Homepage > Spain > Walking in La Gomera
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily All Year
  • Location: Island of Tenerife and ferry to La Gomera
Tour Details

Take a walking holiday in the Canary Islands and discover what walking in La Gomera has to offer. La Gomera is the second smallest island of the main islands in Spain’s Canary Islands. Located just 30km from the coast of Tenerife is it the perfect hiker’s retreat.

La Gomera is the greenest of the Canary Islands and is marked by craggy volcanic mountains that are crisscrossed with hiking trails. In higher altitudes, there are dense forests of ferns and moss-covered trees which grow in the mists of Garajonay National Park.

Experience the greatest gem that is the National Park of Garajonay on this walking holiday in Spain. You will see the beautiful scenery that hiking on La Gomera has to offer but also the peacefulness of not be too touristy. Our walking routes let you discover everything that walking on La Gomera has to offer. You don’t want to miss out on this walking tour.

La Gomera is the perfect place for a walking holiday in the Canary Islands. So let us take care of the details from your door to door luggage transfers, detailed route instructions and any transfers where needed.

Starting Location

Island of Tenerife and ferry to La Gomera

Price Includes

  • 7 nights Bed and Breakfast
  • Family run hotels
  • Information Pack
  • Navigation by Smart Phone App
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer on day 2 and 7
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Public Transport
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Info

Typical accommodation – Subject to change

Hotel Torre del Conde (San Sebastian)

Hotel Sonia (Chipude)

Hotel Anaterve (Vallehermoso)

Hotel Rural Ibo Alfaro (Hermigua)


Level 2-3 tour with some long days walking and some long ascents.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival in the Canary Islands

Arrival on the island of Tenerife and ferry to La Gomera, with a chance of spotting dolphins on the way.

Day 2From San Sebastián to Chipude & Garajonay National Park 7.6 miles 12.2km 750/760m up/down, 5.5-6 hours walking time.

After a short transfer, you walk up towards Garajonay National Park, the green heart of La Gomera. Here you enter the rainforest-like atmosphere of the dense laurel wood which covers most of the northern part of the island. The path continues steeply up, among the twisted trunks of laurel trees, through ferns, moss and lichens. From the top, you’ll enjoy splendid views of the entire island and further on – to La Palma, El Hierro and the stunning volcanic peak of El Teide on Tenerife. The day ends with a short descent to Chipude.

Day 3From Chipude to Vallehermoso 8.8 miles 14km, 250/1130m up/down 5-6 hours of walking.

The day begins by traversing two lovely valleys, or ‘barrancos’. You then pass the pottery making the village of El Cercado to reach the prettiest valley on the island, Barranco de Valle Gran Rey, with its terraced fields and palm groves. Along the way, stop for lunch in Las Hayas at a traditional restaurant which serves regional specialities, before making your descent among palms, junipers, heather and laurel trees, into the Valley of Los Loros and on to your hotel.

Day 4Circular walk from Vallehermoso 8.8 miles 14km, 680m up/down 5-6 hours of walking.

Today’s walk takes you into a somewhat drier landscape. A long gradual ascent leads up to the chapel of Santa Clara, built high on a ridge. From there, you’ll enjoy breath-taking views – 700m straight down and out over the mountaintops to the sea. Then, following a well-maintained (though very steep) path, you walk down to a tiny cove along the coast. Return on foot to the village of Vallehermoso.

Day 5From Vallehermoso back to Hermigua 7.5 miles 12km, 900m up/down 5.5 hours walking.

Today you will take a walk that takes you up and out of the valley passing through Las Rosas. You reach the Garajonay National Park visitors’ centre. You then follow the path descending into the Barranco de Argoto. After which you climb to the vista point at Chorillo to enjoy views some 800m down into the valley. The path continues at a  high elevation before a steep descent down to Hermigua.

Day 6 Circular walk from Hermigua 7.5 miles 12km 403m up/down, 4 hours walking.

Today’s walk starts with a short, steep ascent. Your route then leads you into a fruit-producing region full of banana groves. Then the landscape changes abruptly. A wide path crosses stark surroundings with sparse vegetation, passing several Barrancos on its way toward the blue sea. Succulents and cacti carpet the ground, while ahead you enjoy one of the weeks highlights, fabulous views of Tenerife and El Teide Peak.

Day 7Choice of walking routes

Today you choose between a shorter or longer descent back to San Sebastián. Both walking routes begin with a short transfer.

The shorter walk (9,5km, 260m ascent, 600m descent, 3 hrs) starts at Las Casetas. After a short ascent, you start downhill on steep terrain along the coast. Beautiful views of the sea, with Tenerife and Pico del Teide in the distance. This walk is not recommended for those with a fear of heights.

The longer route (13km, 300m ascent, 1200m descent, 5.5 hrs) takes you to the vista point at Degollada de Peraza, then through a stunning landscape on the southeast coast of the islands. Some sections traverse high terrain, but paths are well-maintained and way-marked. The last section takes you past a beach, where you can stop for a swim. A lovely way to end your week walking on La Gomera.

Day 8Departure

Your walking holiday on La Gomera comes to an end today after breakfast. Take a ferry back to Tenerife and catch your flight home.


How to get there

By Plane to Tenerife south airport, then a short taxi transfer to Los Cristianos and then the ferry to La Gomera.

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