La Gomera

Adventure Tour
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    One Foot Abroad

    Welcome to One Foot Abroad – Europe’s active holiday specialists! We have been planning walking and cycling holidays for our loyal customers for over a decade, across 12 countries. Our passionate experts can plan your customised active travel adventure from start to finish. All you have to do is arrive and enjoy the experience!

    • Duration8 Days / 7 Nights
    • Distance125.0km
    • Canary Islands

    The island of La Gomera is the second smallest of the Canary Islands and is located in the western province. The capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island’s population is around 24,000. Admiral Christopher Columbus stopped at La Gomera on his voyage to discover the New World, therefore the island is also known as the Columbian Island. You can explore La Gomera by hiking and/or taking long walks around the island. If you follow old donkey paths or steep hills, you can find wonderful and beautiful spots throughout the island. The Garajonay National Park is located on the island and housing some fantastic hiking trails and tons to discover. In the southwest, there is Valle Gran Rey, while the north houses Vallehermoso and Hermigua. All three locations are ideal for hikes to start. Various footpaths will lead you past rock-faces, deep ravines, glorious viewpoints, and lush green forests.

    Price Includes

    • Bed & Breakfast
    • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
    • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
    • Roadbook
    • 24/7 Customer Service
    • Welcome meeting with English speaking guide
    • English Guide
    • Day transfer with the hiking bus to the starting point and from the end to the accommodation

    Price Excludes

    • Flights/trains
    • Drinks/Lunches
    • Dinners
    • Insurance
    • Special hike

    Add-On

    • Airport Transfer
    • Additional Night
    • Ferry crossing

    Highlights

    Garajonay National Park

    La Gomera has a fascinating ecosystem. The unique Garajonay National Park alone is a sizable green area with prehistoric vegetation. Fog wafts through the deep gorges and gets caught in gnarled, old trees, dew drops fall on the leaves and silence surrounds you – even if it feels like that, but gnomes or fairies will not meet you on La Gomera. But even without fantasy characters, the Garajonay National Park is absolutely magical and unique in the world.

    Agulo

    La Gomera’s small town of Agulo lies in the north of the island about 30 mins drive from the capital. Agulo has become known as the bon-bon of La Gomera island. The landscape shows its beauty by fertile terraced fields, steep cliffs and a wonderful view of the sea and the imposing Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife.

    El Silbo Gomero

    Guanches are the name of the island’s indigenous people, who can talk to each other in their own way. El Silbo is the name of the whistling language that people have been using for centuries to communicate across deep gorges and long distances. Children still learn Silbo in school today and it spreads over long distances. That is why the whistling language is a UNESCO world cultural asset worthy of protection.

    Itinerary

    Day 1Arrival in La Gomera (Arrival)

    Today, we welcome you at La Gomera. We will give you some time to settle in and relax at the hotel before starting your walking tours tomorrow.

    Day 2The Forest of Fables (National Park)

    The guided tour today will focus on the national park. The tour will begin in the region that was consumed by the fire and then proceeds to the Valle Gran Ray. On this portion of the tour, expect to hear the detailed history of the region and the fire.  From the Valle Gran Ray, the tour will head to the oldest part of the laurel forest, where the tour will have a lunch picnic. The tour continues through the forest until reaching a restaurant, where there will be Canarian dishes to eat.

    Day 3The Northern Coast

    Today’s walk will start in the banana fields of Hermigua where you will learn about the banana industry in La Gomera and many other interesting facts. Leaving the banana fields you will ascend up the mountain ridge of Los Montes accompanied by sweeping views of the green valley below. After a break you will continue passing old houses descending to the beach of La Caleta, ending at the beach bar where you can enjoy a refreshment or even dip your toes in the sea.

    Day 4The Rain Forest (El Cedro)

    The hike of the day will head through the National Park to the Green Heart of La Gomera. Much of this hike will highlight the botanical side of the island, including detailed information about mosses, lichen, and trees. On this hike, we will also pass by the best-known pilgrimage chapel of the island. In both the chapel and the Green Heart of La Gomera, the tour will take short breaks. The hike will end at an old sough, where the tour will take a bus back into the city.

    Day 5 Day Off

    Since there is no official scheduled event, you are free to explore on your own. There are also special hikes available, but they are not included in the package. Some of the hikes are “The Martian Landscape”, “The Green North”, “La Meseta” or “The Ridge Path”. These hikes can be difficult hikes, so do some research before setting out.

    Day 6The Table Mount Argodey

    Trekking today through the canyon region of La Gomera you will make your way up to Igualero the highest location on the island.  Passing fig, almond, agave and palm trees you will continue to La Fortaleza and the mountain of Gomeros.  The landscape on this section has an alpine feel to it with its deep slopes and show to full visual effect the landscape of the island.  After a break, you will continue to La Fortaleza on an impressive path and if the weather is permitting you can climb the mountain.

    Day 7 The Wild Northwest

    The hike begins by trekking into a valley at a height of approximately 800m. The beautiful valley includes glorious views of the northwestern coast of La Gomera. Following a short break, the hike descends to Vallehermoso and includes a wonderful view of Roque Cano. From there, the hike will pass terraces and vineyards. Once in Vallehermoso, the tour will take a walk-through of the city before heading back, via bus.

    Day 8Departure Day in La Gomera

    The tour ends in La Gomera after breakfast today. A taxi transfer can be arranged on request.

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