Top view from Mirador de Abrante on Agulo coastal village on La Gomera
Top view from Mirador de Abrante on Agulo coastal village on La Gomera

Walking Holidays

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La Gomera Walking


8 days From £1,995 £1,945

2 November 2019

Join us in the Canary Islands to appreciate some autumn sunshine and the exceptional walking trails of La Gomera, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Nature dominates on this tiny volcanic pearl – an island criss-crossed with paths linking myriad terrains and microclimates, from deep valleys to mist-shrouded peaks, lush vegetation to arid moonscape. Discover juniper and laurel forests, mountains and ravines, charming villages and cultural treasures, rich animal, plant and birdlife. This is truly a walker’s paradise.

What's included?

  •  Flights
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Professional tour manager
  •  Local transport
  •  Expert guide

Book Now From £1,945 £1,995

Choose from these limited time special offer(s):

  • Full balance payment just £1,945
  • Low deposit £199, remaining to pay £1,796

Single supplement: £360

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the Garajonay National Park, where we can take several routes throughout this varied and vast landscape
  • Get to know more about the local production of palm honey at the Honey Interpretation Centre of Palma in Alojera
  • Sample traditional gomeros sweets at the Ball Game Interpretation Centre in the Garajonay National Park
  • Reach the summit of La Mérica, situated near the rural village of Arure where past inhabitants once lived and farmed

Tour details

Dates 2 November 2019 - 9 November 2019
Duration 8 days
Cost Choose from these limited time special offer(s):
  • Full balance payment just £1,945 £1,995
  • Low deposit £199 , remaining to pay £1,796
Single supplement: £360 Balance due by 10 August 2019
Activity Level Moderate
Tour code 19APWL

Book Now or call 01453 823328 if you have any questions

2 November 2019: Itinerary

Fly from London to Tenerife and take a ferry onwards to the second smallest of the sun-drenched Canary Islands, La Gomera. Like an orange cut in half, La Gomera is segmented by ridges and ravines, all leading to the densely forested interior. Seasoned hikers adore this island for its pleasant climate, varied scenery and unspoilt nature – little changed here since Columbus set sail for its shores bound for the Americas.

Our hotel is the Parador San Sebastian, one of that fine collection of characterful hotels which reflect the history and cultural heritage of Spain and its islands, in this case constructed in the traditional Gomeran style and set within glorious subtropical gardens just a stone’s throw from the sea.

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

The quickest and most engaging way to get acquainted with La Gomera is to visit the national park of Garajonay, whose ancient laurel forests occupy a large part of the island’s interior. Rich in wildlife and endlessly photogenic, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed nature reserve is an undoubted highlight of our visit, and we explore much of it on foot, following several paths in different parts of a most beautiful forest.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

We return to the Garajonay National Park to visit the Interpretation Centre at Juego de Bolas, featuring an extensive botanical garden and information on native flora, an ethnographic museum, craft shop and the chance to sample typical Gomeran sweets – particularly biscuits and pastries. From here, we set out on a walking route through the volcanic landscape of Abrante, presenting spectacular panoramic views of the charming coastal town of Agulo and beyond to Tenerife.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

This morning we visit the delightful rural hamlet of Arure, noted for its traditional stone houses, honey bees and terrace farms, then ascend to the summit of the mountain La Mérica, where the island’s inhabitants once lived and farmed. This walk offers majestic views of Valle Gran Rey, a verdant, steep-sided gorge leading back to the coast.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

Enjoy a well-deserved break from walking today with some leisure time. Choose to relax in the comfortable surroundings of your hotel, explore the island independently or even indulge in a walk or your own finding. 

Meals include: Breakfast

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

Our focus turns to the west of this splendid island today, walking a circular route encompassing contrasting landscapes and points of interest. We trek around mountains, through juniper groves and beyond ancient hermitages, such as Santa Clara, stopping to discover a great variety of plant species and appreciate fine ocean and valley views.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

At Los Chorros de Epina, Gomeran locals used to collect the purest mountain water from an abundant spring said to have magical healing properties. We can test the legend for ourselves (whoever drinks from the briar pipes is benefited by fortune and love) before descending the slopes which lead to the tranquil coastal village of Alojera, where palm honey is produced. By way of a fully sustainable and harmless centuries-old process, the sap of the mature palm tree is harvested, then boiled and thickened into a dark syrup – the perfect accompaniment to both sweet and savoury dishes. The Honey Interpretation Centre provides more insight into this delicious Gomeran speciality.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Parador de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera

We transfer from our hotel to the ferry for the return journey to Tenerife and our flight home.

2 November 2019: Additional Info

2 November 2019: Accommodation

Built in the island's typical architectural style, this hotel is set among gorgeous tropical gardens and it boasts stunning views over the town and nearby Tenerife. Filled with glorious natural light, this is a modern and relaxing place to stay for the duration of your tour. There is a mixture of Castilian and Elizabethan decor, and rooms are airy and comfortable.

2 November 2019: Enquiries

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