Newsletter July 2019
While everyone in Europe is experiencing high temperatures La Gomera is enjoying a mild summer. It’s even good for walking. My son James and I have walked one lap of the GR132 from San Sebastian to Playa Santiago, Tecina -20km. For any new subscribers I will explain: the GR132 is a long distance walking route here in La Gomera. It’s part of the extensive GR footpath a network of paths, tracks and trails which litter the island making it so perfect for walking. It’s a well marked loop with a starting point in San Sebastian de La Gomera, the island’s capital city. GR 132 is about 120-130 kilometres long, depending on the trail’s variation. If you would like more information on this or any other trail please contact us at contact us.
I would like to inform everyone that we are going to merge our two webpages www.gomerawalking.com and www.gomeracycling.com together. So if you open our webpage and it looks different - it is still us.....!
Even though our season doesn’t start until November- don’t let it stop you from coming to La Gomera at any other time of the year. We can provide you with guided one day walks, accommodation and transport services. Email us for a quote.
This season all our holidays will run from Wednesday to Wednesday. When booking flights you will need to arrive at Tenerife South Airport (TFS) before 12.30 PM in order to connect with our standard transfers which are included in our packages.
Check out our Premium Package: based in the luxury 4-star Hotel Jardin Tecina for €1169 per person sharing. This includes fast ferry, transfers and 5 days superb guided walking with transport to and from the beginning/end of each walk. Our standard accommodation is B&B which enables you to have dinner at any of the local restaurants which are inexpensive ( €25- €30 including wine) and extremely good. Simply select this option on our booking form. With this package we have a group discount of 10% on groups of more than 11 persons. Each member can save up to €117.
Our Popular Package at €869 provides self catering accommodation in the Bellavista apartments where you will be looked after by Elena and Liz who have been doing a great job for us over the past few years.
The Santa Ana self catering apartments with spectacular sea views overlooking Playa Santiago are another option. Here the swimming pool is an attractive extra to look forward to after a long walk. These apartments are available at an additional €70 per person per week sharing. Details on our website.
Complimentary Welcome Dinner: throughout the last few seasons we have invited all our clients to a complimentary dinner and drinks in La Cuevita ( a local restaurant) on arrival night. We find this a perfect and pleasant way to get to know each other and to give us a chance to answer any questions you may have about the programme for the week ahead.
The celebration of La Virgen del Carmen- the patron saint of fishermen is taking place in Playa Santiago this weekend. Traditionally a flower-strewn effigy of the virgin is carried through the streets by a group of local fishermen. When they reach the sea they are met by a flotilla of illuminated and decorated boats all sounding their horns. After prayers are said for all those at sea the statue is taken around the harbour on a boat as fireworks and bands accompany her journey. The virgin, according to the legend, is responsible for keeping the waters around the shore clean and safe. Many devotees used to refuse to swim until after her feast day on July 16!!!!
I hope you all have a great summer and that your plans for next autumn/winter include a visit to La Gomera. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help with any information.
Best Wishes Jesús and René