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Guided walking holiday in La Gomera, Spain

Spain • Canary Islands • La Gomera Walking Holiday

Leaving Tenerife for the start of our walking holiday on La Gomera, SpainFirst view for our walkers of the spectacular La Gomera terracesA perfect stopping point on this walking holiday in La Gomera, SpainWalking through ancient woodland - La Gomera is full of contrastsWalking down to the sea in La Gomera, SpainA shaded woodland track - a favourite route on our walking holiday in La GomeraLooking down on terrace farmingSometime you need a beer on these walking holiday in La Gomera, SpainWe walk via lonely farms on this holiday in La Gomera, SpainA gorgeous view at the end of a days walking on La Gomera, SpainSundown at Gran Rey, La Gomera where we stay on this walking holidayCafe society on the promenade Gran Rey La Gomera, SpainA surprise visitor on this walking holiday - 300lb Manta Ray coming up the steps
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Whistle down the wind on the island of La Gomera
A wonderful walking holiday on the beautiful island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands. A tiny volcanic island near Tenerife, its people are famous for whistling messages across the gorges, and in addition to the coastal adventures we walk through wooded valleys of pine, palm and fig

A typical itinerary on this walking holiday in La Gomera

Arrival day

After a one-hour boat ride to La Gomera we'll arrive in time to enjoy the views and go for a swim before supper.

Through palms and basalt flows

A lovely walk through a very quiet region of the island where palm is grown for its sap. A fascinating day of discovery with amazing views and wonderful old lava flows.

Garajonay National Park

Famed for its ever-green Laurel, this subtropical forest provides the most wonderful and diverse canopy under which to walk. Good paths, shade, over 2000 plant species and a sense of peace.

Vallehermoso, a special place

This is a day of spectacular panoramic views of the coast, laurel forests and volcanic landscapes. We stop by a lovely small hermitage before descending through giant terraces of grain to Vallehermoso –the home of Enekoiz, you will learn about the agriculture and its impact on the landscape

Guests enjoying the view on this amazing walking holiday in La Gomera, Spain

The hidden vines

More fabulous paths and magnificent vistas, we pass relics of man’s time here – brick kilns, old cereal and potato terraces and stop to visit Bodega Montoro for wine tasting and a tour of the farm. Walking on we stop at an abandoned port still standing against all the force of the Atlantic.

A grasp on Gomeran Pottery

Walking from the sacred mountain of La Fortaleza, with its 300 archaeological sites we pass Chipude famed for its church and where we discover the traditional pottery techniques first brought from Africa – a time before the wheel or moulds. Later, lunch is provided by an 80 year old lady who has been serving guests in her house for over 40 years.

Departure day

After breakfast, we will take a short ferry ride back to Tenerife airport.

Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this walking holiday in La Gomera, Spain. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.

Where we stay on this walking holiday in La Gomera, Spain

Hotel Playa Calera

Enjoy the stunning beach side location of Hotel Playa Calera situated in the village of Gran Rey and close to the cafes of this quiet village. A welcoming hotel, with plenty of facilities including a fabulous rooftop swimming pool, sunbathing terrace, and restaurant. You'll enjoy strolling along the beach at any time – from sunrise to sunset on this walking holiday in La Gomera.

A welcoming hotel, with plenty of facilities including a fabulous rooftop swimming pool, sunbathing terrace, and restaurant. You'll enjoy strolling along the beach at any time – from sunrise to sunset.
Hotel Playa Calera, our comfortable base for this walking holiday in La Gomera
Airport transfer time
Approximately 2 hours (actual time on minibus and ferry)
Dates and prices
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What's included
5 full days of walking with professional local guide
7 nights in en suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Tenerife airport, ferry and transfers to La Gomera
All air-conditioned transport
Visit to traditional pottery
Wine tasting
Visits to local towns and villages
Traditional local cuisine
Where we stay
Getting there
Mostly stony paths and tracks.

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