Walking

At La Gomera Walking we are firm believers in the old adage that walking is for enjoyment and not endurance! We limit our group size to 14 guests and offer a selection of guided walks to suit the relaxed and laid-back walker. We encourage our clients to find their own pace and whenever possible to stop and "smell the roses".

La Gomera is truly a walker's paradise with several hundred kilometres of marked caminos and paths, some of which have been in use by Gomeros for centuries.

The highest point on the Island is the Alta de Garajonay approximately 1500 metres above sea-level, and on a clear day the views across the Canary Islands are quite spectacular.

Popular Package

For just €869* we include the following:

  • Personal service and small group size with a maximum of 14 people per tour.

  • 7 nights accommodation in modern twin-bedded apartment or studio with lounge & kitchen in Playa de Santiago (click here for more details)

  • Complimentary dinner & drinks briefing on arrival night

  • Transfer from Tenerife South airport to Los Cristianos Ferry Port

  • guided walks of duration 3 to 5 hours 

  • Transport to the starting point for each walk & return to Playa de Santiago

  • Return ferry from Los Cristianos to San Sebastian de la Gomera

  • Transport between San Sebastian and your apartment

Meals are not included (except for the first evening) but you don't have to go hungry! There is a well-fitted kitchenette with cooking facilities in your apartment and good selection of food is available from local shops all within easy walking distance. Alternatively there are several excellent little restaurants in the village very reasonably priced compared to UK & Ireland. You can budget on around €35 per person for nice meal with wine and obviously much less when you eat/drink in your apartment.

NEW ACCOMMODATION OPTION: We can now offer self catering accommodation in Santa Ana Apartmentslocated above the village with spectacular seaviews and use of outdoor swimming pool. They are within walking distance of the village....15 minutes by means of steps and a path. Slightly more expensive than Bellavista incurring €70 extra premium per person sharing.

* Per person sharing. Single Occupancy premium €150.

Premium Package

For those walkers who want to be pampered in the 4 star luxury of Hotel Tecina Jardin overlooking the picturesque village of Playa De Santiago from €1169* we include the following:

  • Personal service and small group size with a maximum of 14 people per tour

  • 7 nights accommodation Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful Hotel Jardin Tecina. This gives you maximum flexibility to experience and enjoy some of the delighful local restaurants available in Playa de Santiago. If you prefer to eat in the hotel (buffet restaurant) you can upgrade to half-board for €98 (select this option on our booking form). Alternatively if you decide to just eat in the hotel for a few nights then the buffet restaurant is available to you without booking for a set-charge of approx €25 added to your bill.

  • Complimentary upgrade to "Comfort Room" (subject to availability) **

  • Complimentary dinner & drinks briefing on arrival evening

  • Transfer from Tenerife South airport to Los Cristianos Port

  • Picnic lunch for 5 walking days

  • guided walks of duration 3 to 5 hours 

  • Transport to the starting point for each walk & return to Hotel Jardin Tecina

  • Return ferry from Los Cristianos to San Sebastian de la Gomera

  • Transport between San Sebastian and Hotel Jardin Tecina

** You can upgrade to a "Superior Room" for €22 per person per night per person. These are bigger and situated at the front of the Hotel with direct ocean view.

* Per person sharing. Single occupancy premium normally €165 but see special offers since some of our tours offer zero premium.

Most days in La Gomera the skies are blue and weather is sunny and warm but occasionally in the North of the island and at higher elevations it can be cool & cloudy or misty. Where possible we select our walks each day to give our clients the best conditions for walking.

Over the course of the week we select walks which we think best suit the group’s desires and abilities and which give a diverse variety of walking terrain with a mix of ascents and descents to satisfy and challenge all. Our walks would generally fall into the "moderate" category as defined by Ramblers.  

You need to have more experience then just walking your dog.

Most of our walks are linear and we arrange the logistics accordingly. Normally we don’t like “there and back” walks ourselves and so whenever possible don’t include these in our itinerary.

Occasionally we may visit a local bar on completion of our day’s walking but for the most part our lunches consist of a picnic somewhere along the mountain path. We recommend that you bring plenty of water (at least a liter and a half per person) which can be purchased in .5 or 1.5 litre bottles from the supermarket.

Day 1

On arrival we find that many of our guests are apprehensive about the level and pace of the walking and wondering if they will be able for it? With this in mind we always start with a relatively easy descent from Las Toscas to the beautiful deserted farming village of Benchijigua via a gravel roadway with fairly level and good footing. From Benchijigua we pick up one of the oldest mountain paths on the Island which further descends to the picturesque villages of Pastrana, El Rumbaza and Taco. The path is rough and uneven underfoot in places, typical of many of the Island trails and takes about 3.5 hours giving people a chance to find their feet and gain confidence for the rest of their week's holiday. The mountain views are stunning.

Day 2

 When weather permits we like to spend our second day exploring the amazing Garajonay Mediterranean rain forest which occupies almost 1/3 of the Island from 1000 meters to the top. For most of our clients this comes as a pleasant surprise to find this ancient and unique forest which has survived virtually unchanged for a million years or more.

Day 3

Free day. A day off to chill out and do your own thing, perhaps see a bit of San Sebastian or take a day trip to Valle Gran Rey. (For the really dedicated we can recommend walks either from Playa de Santiago or easily accessed by public transport.)

Day 4, 5 and 6

4-5 hr walk on scenic mountain paths.  We try to cover the most of La Gomera.  North West, North, North East, East, South and the Top.

For each of the walking days outlined above we aim to meet up at 9.30 AM which allows us to be back for 4 PM.  If you are going to the North it will be around a hours drive both ways.

Walking poles are recommended but don’t worry if you don’t have these as Gomera Walking are happy to lend poles free of charge.

Gomera Cycling
Avenida Maritima de Playa Santiago, 2A
Alajero
Islas Canarias – La Gomera
España. CP: 38811

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P: +34 922 895 145

P: +34 659 845 685
M: gomeracycling@gmail.com

Monday-Friday/Saturday

09:00 - 17:30/9:30-13:00