Exploring La Gomera - 8 Days

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4.5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16490
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Los Cristianos , Tenerife, Spain
  • Ends San Sebastián de La Gomera, Spain
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  • Old-world charm in one of the quietest Spanish Islands – you will hardly see any other walkers!
  • Year-round destination with pleasant temperatures for walking
  • La Gomera is small in size but big in contrasting landscapes
  • Lush plantations, whitewashed villages, a unique cloud forest & black-sand beaches
  • Relaxed atmosphere, warm hospitality and a great selection of hotels
  • Circular island walk, starting and ending in San Sebastian (anti-clockwise)
  • Reach the highest peak Alto de Garajonay (1487m), see other Canary Islands
  • Easy to get to by ferry from the nearby Canary Island of Tenerife (included)
  • Free days for more walking or relaxing by the beach
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The tour "Exploring La Gomera - 8 Days" starts in Los Cristianos, Tenerife and ends in San Sebastián de La Gomera. It is a walking trip that takes 8 days taking you through San Sebastián de La Gomera, Agulo, El Cercado and 5 other destinations in Spain. "Exploring La Gomera - 8 Days" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience the lush plantations, mountains and whitewashed villages of exotic La Gomera. If you want traditional Spanish atmosphere with an island twist and year-round pleasant temperatures on your next walking holiday, don’t think twice: La Gomera is the place to go.
From sea level with its exotic banana plantations, walk up through the rocky landscape to reach the unique 'laurisilva' cloud forest that covers the top of the island. This is the start of a perfect weeklong walking holiday if you want to be alone with nature. The scenery keeps changing as you walk down through magnificent ravines to the warm, sunny coast… and then climbing again through hidden tiny settlements and towards awe-inspiring views of volcanic ‘chimneys’.
Due to its volcanic origins, La Gomera’s scenery is very dramatic. Whether you’re walking inland or along the coast, there is very little flat land, with deep ‘barrancos’ cutting into the island.
Average temperatures vary by just a few degrees between winter (19°C/66°F) and summer (25°C/ 77°F), so you will see (and taste!) an impressive range of tropical and citrus fruit. They typically grow on ingeniously built terraces on the steep valley sides, which may remind you of places in Southeast Asia or Hawaii.
In just 8 days, this walk will introduce you to the beautiful scenery and friendly people of La Gomera.
  • Day 1 : Arrive San Sebastian (from Los Cristianos, Tenerife)
  • 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 : Free day or walk 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 : Free day, 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 (Tenerife) to San Sabastian (La Gomera) when travelling both ways with the same ferry operator. There maybe a supplement if we have to purchase 2 one-way tickets.
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred between your accommodation, not exceeding 20kg
  • 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
  • Excess Luggage
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 24 2019
5 - Excellent
John was a very charming, helpful host and the time keeping for our pick-ups was prompt. He was always waiting for us with a smile on his face.The walks were SPECTACULAR and very well planned. We liked the variety: the tropical... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 30 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We had an absolutely fabulous time on La Gomera!! The beauty of the hiking was much more stunning than we had hoped for. The accomodations were great too.
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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.


For any tour departures within 27 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 July 2024, a deposit of 190 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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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