from 639,- / person
Individual Trekking - From San Sebastián through Hermigua, Vallehermoso and Las Hayas to Valle Gran Rey
Hike over the island from east to west and discover the green northern half of La Gomera! You will hike through the unique laurel forest, which exists only in few places all over the world. You will hike through deep gorges and along ridge paths with impressing views. On your way, you will pass small villages and terrace fields planted with bananas and potatoes and you will gain an insight into the daily life of the people living on La Gomera. You will spend the first two nights in the placid capital of the island, San Sebastián. Here you will take a starter tour with a hiking guide who will explain the specialities of La Gomera to you. During the following days, you will hike without a guide. We will provide you with in-depth directions, a hiking map and detailed information on the specialities you will encounter on your way. Your trekking tour will lead you through the northern valleys Hermigua and Vallehermoso and into the small mountain village Las Hayas. Finally, it ends in Valle Gran Rey, the former village of dropouts where you can still feel the hippie flair today.
We meet you at the ferry in San Sebastian and take you to your accommodation. You will receive in-depth information on the town of San Sebastian and on the dinner and breakfast options. If you arrive early you can spent some time discovering the historic center of San Sebastián or take a bath at one of the two sand beaches of the capital.
After breakfast, our starter tour into the mountains of La Gomera begins. At first, you will ride to your starting point with your guide, at about 400 metres above sea. From here, you will ascend and descend through terrace landscapes and formerly cultivated fields, passing herds of goats and flocks of sheep until you return to San Sebastián. Here you take a small tour of the city, enjoy a freshly pressed fruit juice and talk about your trekking tour. You will receive a hiking map, directions and in-depth information on each day tour. Furthermore you will receive a voucher booklet which contains a voucher for each pre-booked accommodation. You will hand in the respective voucher when arriving at the place.
Distance: 11 km / Duration: appr. 4 hours / Ascent: about 350 metres of altitude / Descent: about 800 metres of altitude
Today is the first day of your trekking tour. You will pack your backpack for two days and you will be taken to the starting point of the tour. At first, you ascend into the laurel forest, passing impressing volcanic necks on your way. This part of the island is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage. Walking through this mossy ancient forest, you will reach the small hamlet El Cedro, where you can stop at a bar and taste the watercress soup typical of La Gomera. After this refreshment, you keep hiking downwards, passing the largest waterfall of the island, until you reach Hermigua, a fertile valley in the north of the island.
Distance: 17 km / Duration: appr. 6 hours / Ascent: about 750 metres of altitude / Descent: about 900 metres of altitude
A hike through the green north of the island with wonderful views awaits you. The highlights of today's program are the village Agulo, the climbing of the red wall, and the visitors' centre of the national park. At first, you walk down to the sea, then you ascend to the inner part of the island. Later you reach Vallehermoso, the former fruit and green store of the island, after an impressing descent with unforgettable views.
Distance: 17,5 km / Duration: appr. 6,5 hours / Ascent: about 850 metres of altitude / Descent: about 950 metres of altitude
Having packed your backpack for two further trekking days, you hike up to the central plateau, to the mountain villages of La Gomera. After a smooth ascent to a mountain ridge with wonderful views on both sides, you will reach the holy springs of Epina. The tasty water of these springs is said to have special powers, the effects of which you can try. After this refreshment, you will hike on through an especially beautiful part of the laurel forest until you reach your picnic place. Then you hike on to Las Hayas, your stopover for today.
Distance: 18 km / Duration: appr. 6 hours / Ascent: about 1000 metres of altitude / Descent: about 150 metres of altitude
On the last trekking day, you descend to the valley of the great king. At first, you will hike through wine, corn and potatoe fields, passing single goats and sheep on your way to the mountain village Arure. From here, you hike on via the plateau La Mérica, which offers impressing views, down to the sea to Valle Gran Rey, where you can take a refreshing bath in the blue Atlantic Ocean..
Distance: 16 km / Duration: appr. 4.5 hours / Ascent: about 300 metres of altitude / Descent: about 1200 metres of altitude
A day for relaxing and unwinding. Let yourself be enchanted by the "hippie flair", stroll along the promenade or the beach, enjoy a bath in the sea and let your spirits flow when you watch the sunset.
You return home after an eventful hiking week – or you simply add another hiking week and thereby also discover the south of La Gomera by foot (see ANDA YA INDIVIDUAL TREKKING – The South of La Gomera)
Minimum number of participants (recommended): 2
Price per person: Euro 639,00
Surcharge for single room: Euro 175,00 (minimum 2 travellers)
Surcharge for single room (1 traveller): Euro 460,00