from 699,00 Euro per person
From Valle Gran Rey via the mountain villages Chipude and Imada to the fishers’ village Playa de Santiago and finally to San Sebastián
Discover the south of La Gomera!
You’ll hike over the island from west to east and thereby discover the sunny southern half of the island. You’ll climb the highest mountain, walk on formerly cultivated terrace fields, pass deserted villages, and sometimes you’ll be accompanied by loose goats. Palm groves, agaves and almond trees line your way. Your hiking week starts with a guided starter hike in the spa Valle Gran Rey in the western part of the island. Here, our guide will familiarize you with the island and its specialities. Afterwards you will hike on your own. We will provide you with in-depth directions, a hiking map and detailed information on the specialities you will encounter on your way. In the afternoon of each day, you will reach an accommodation which we have reserved vor you. There, you will be spoilt with local dishes.
Before starting our guided starter tour of about 4 hours, we will take a small tour through the valley of the great king (Valle Gran Rey). Afterwards we start our hike to the waterfall which at first leads us to La Calera with its profusion of flowers and then to El Guro. Here we hike into a smaller tributary valley. From now on, we hike upwards in the stream bed. We hike up hill and down dale along through a reed-jungle along a watercourse until we reach the waterfall. Here we settle in for our picnic, afterwards we return to the accommodation. In the afternoon, there will be time for a bath in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the flair of past hippie days with the sunset at the sea.
Distance: about 5 km / Duration: appr. 4.5 hours / Ascent: about 400 metres of altitude / Descent: about 400 metres of altitude
Today is the first day of your trekking tour. At first you hike in a slightly ascending stream bed until you reach the chapel of the three Magi, the patron saints of the place. From now on, you’ll hike upwards more steeply. Breathtaking views of the valley below accompany you up to the ridge. You hike on through formerly cultivated terrace fields, passing a small chapel which makes a good place for lunch. From here, you can see the neighbouring island El Hierro if the weather allows it. In winter, the almond trees blossom and you can hear the bells of the loose goats chiming. After another ascent you reach the mountain valley Chipude where you find today’s accommodation. If you still are in the mood and have the power, you can climb the legendary mesa after having refreshed yourself at the local bar.
Distance: about 12 km / Duration: appr. 5 hours / Ascent: appr. 1100 metres of altitude / Descent: about 50 metres of altitude
After breakfast, you hike on, at first to the neighbouring village El Cercado. The place has been the pottery center of the island for hundreds of years. Here you can visit the information center and the workshops of the potterers. On you go through the Canary laurel forest, a unique forest which exists only in few places in the world, until you reach the highest mountain of the island. With a clear view, you can see the neighbouring islands El Hierro, La Palma, Teneriffa and, at a distance of more than 100km, even Gran Canaria. This area was affected by the fire in 2012, but nowadays this zone is abundantly covered with vegetation. During the decent you can witness how nature recovers and regenerates. Below the forest you walk through former agrarian landscape till Imada, where you stay for the night.
Distance: about 13 km / Duration: appr. 5 hours / Ascent: about 700 metres of altitude / Descent: about 800 metres of altitude
Today, your way leads through deep and precipitous valleys which promise unique views to the southernmost place of the island. At first you descend through the impressing Barranco de Gurimiar where you can marvel at interesting geological formations (Diques, Roques, basalt columns). Afterwards, you ascend to the village Targa, which is situated quite picturesquely. On you go to the next village Antoncojo, passing former grainfields and tomato cultivations you walk down to the small fishers’ village Playa de Santiago and to the accommodation for today. You can finish the day bathing in the Atlantic Ocean.
Distance: about 14 km / Duration: appr. 5 hours / Ascent: about 500 metres of altitude / Descent: about 1300 metres of altitude
The last day of your trekking tour starts in the small village Las Toscas. A taxi takes you to the starting point of the hike. From here, you walk down to the palmy valley Benchijigua via a sandtrack with especially beautiful views. In earlier days, the counts of the island had their summer residence in this valley. Passing old and deserted houses, you ascend to Roque Agando, the core of a volcanic vent, aged about 2 million years, which is enthroned majestically above the valley. Having reached the foot of the Roque, which is said to have been sacred for the original inhabitants, you walk up farther to the chapel Las Nieves. Here, a small picnic place invites for a lunch break. Finally you start the descent via former corn fields to the small capital of the island, San Sebastián de La Gomera.
Distance: about 16 km / Duration: appr. 6 hours / Ascent: about 700 metres of altitude / Descent: about 1300 metres of altitude
Enjoy a hike-free day in the small and placid capital of the island. Why don’t you visit the historical monuments and musees and relax in the square with a freshly pressed juice? The two beaches of the place invite for a refreshing bath in the Atlantic Ocean.
You return home after an eventful hiking week – or you simply add another hiking week and thereby also discover the north of La Gomera by foot (see ANDA YA INDIVIDUAL TREKKING – The North of La Gomera).
7 overnight stays (in double bedrooms)
Single room for supplement (if available)
Minimum number of participants: 2 (recommended)
Price per person: Euro 699,00
Surcharge for single room: Euro 215,00 (minimum 2 travellers)
Surcharge for single room (1 traveller): Euro 510,00
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