- A Circular Island Walk
- Lush Plantations and Whitewashed Villages
- Year Round Breathtaking Destination
Experience the lush plantations, mountains and whitewashed villages of exotic La Gomera. Your walks take you anti clockwise around the island. From sea level with its exotic banana plantations, you walk up through the dry, rocky landscape to reach the unique 'Laurisilva' cloud forest which covers the top of the island and provides it with year round water which collects in artesian wells. Then down through magnificent ravines to the warm, sunny coast and its beaches; then climbing again through tiny settlements hidden in their valleys and cultivated terraces to reach the awe-inspiring volcanic chimney stacks of basalt, to return through Laurisilva, pine, euphorbia and fruit plantations to the port of San Sebastian. If you want the feeling of being alone with nature, then this is the place to be. Due to its volcanic origins, the island’s scenery is dramatic, mountainous and different from anywhere in mainland Europe. The highest peak is the Alto de Garajonay at 1,450 metres. From there you can see 4 other islands on a clear day. There is very little flat land at all due to the deep ravines (barrancos) that cut into the island from the central highlands down to the coast all around its perimeter. Average temperatures vary by just 6 degrees between summer and winter. The average January temperature is 19 degrees C and July is 25, allowing the cultivation of an impressive range of tropical and citrus fruit. However higher in the mountain villages it can be considerably cooler and on the coast a lot warmer than the average. Many of the crops are grown on the ingeniously built terraces on the steep valley sides making the landscape comparable to parts of Southeast Asia and Hawaii. La Gomera is a relaxed, unsophisticated island with a population of around 20,000 people living mostly in the capital, San Sebastian or the villages of the north. It has a good infrastructure of roads, amenities and services, including some good restaurants and small family run hotels. John and Liz, who have been our representatives on this tour since its conception, came to the island many years ago and their expert local knowledge has been a great help in designing this tour. Their enthusiasm for Gomera, its walks, scenery and people must be catching if feedback on this tour is anything to go by!
Day 1 : Arrive San Sebastian
Day 2 : Transfer to Agulo, walk to Vallehermoso approx 13 km/8 miles, 5 h
Day 3 : Vallehermoso to Chipude 10.7 km/6.5 miles, 4.5 -5 h
Day 4 : Visit to Valle Gran Rey approx 11.5 km/7.45 miles, 4 h
Day 5 : Chipude to Playa de Santiago 22 km/13.5 miles, 7 h
Day 6 : Explore and relax in Santiago
Day 7 : Return to San Sebastian 15.1 km/9.3 miles, 5.5 -6 h (assuming you finish at Bar El Atajo)
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 nights accommodation in hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis
- 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch (day 5), 2 dinners (nights 3 & 4)
- Return ferry from Los Cristianos to San Sabastian
- Luggage transfer
- Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
- Emergency hotline
- GPX Files
- 5 dinners, lunches (unless specified) & beverages
- taxi transfers from and back to airports or elsewhere within La Gomera
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Exploring La Gomera - 8 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 08 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 December 2022, a deposit of 168 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Exploring La Gomera - 8 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Exploring La Gomera - 8 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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