La Gomera Walking Tour

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
La Gomera Walking Tour

La Gomera Walking Tour

Prices

From $775USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Start Your Booking

Highlights

Explore one of Spain’s unique Canary Islands on this 8-day self-guided adventure

Delight in the beautiful homes, terraced plots, and picturesque gardens of the Hermigua Valley.

Discover the “green heart” of Gomera as you make your way through Garajonay National Park on foot.

Walk at your own pace through palm and banana groves, breathtaking valleys, and dense laurel forest.

Enjoy panoramic views of the island and surrounding landscapes from several sensational sky-high viewpoints.

Discover one of Spain's lesser-travelled Canary Islands on the unforgettable 8-day self-guided La Gomera Walking Tour. Located off Africa's coast in the Atlantic Ocean, La Gomera, with a diameter of only 25 km, is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered!

Quaint mountain villages, craggy volcanic landscapes, black sand beaches and crystal-clear waters are just a few of the spectacular natural landscapes you’ll find on this unique island.

Discover the "green heart" of La Gomera as you traverse the rainforest-like landscapes of the Garajonay National Park. Surrounded by dense laurel woods draped in thick green moss, you'll explore this sight of prehistoric vegetation and revel in its tranquillity.

Visit the most beautiful valley on La Gomera, making your way through El Cercado (famous for its pottery) to the terraced fields and palm groves of Barranco de Valle Gran Rey.

Spot the peak of Spain's highest mountain, El Tiede, as you enjoy spectacular panoramic scenes from a sky-high viewpoint in Garajonay National Park. Stunning sea views and unique succulents and cacti create a splendid environment to enjoy your final days of walking along the dramatic coast.

Explore the path less travelled on this fantastic walking tour on the Island of La Gomera. Experience the magic of this well-kept secret as you discover it on foot for yourself!

La Gomera Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in La Gomera

Your tour begins with a pick-up from the airport and ferry from Los Cristianos on the island of Tenerife to your start point in San Sebastián on the island of La Gomera. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins during the ferry ride!

Get settled into your accommodations before setting out to explore this seaside capital of La Gomera, where pastel-coloured buildings line streets dotted with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

You’ll undoubtedly have learnt about San Sebastián’s main claim to fame fairly quickly upon arrival, as it is well documented throughout the town that Christopher Columbus stayed in San Sebastián while on his way to the New World!

Overnight Location
Hotel in San Sebastián
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Discover Garajonay National Park

A short private transfer this morning will take you from San Sebastián to the beautiful Hermigua Valley. Known for its terraced plots and cedar forests, the valley will serve as the gateway today to the “green heart” of La Gomera—Garajonay National Park.

Navigating the rainforest landscape, you’ll walk among the dense laurel woods and their weaving trunks. Continuing a path up towards the sky, you’ll reach a spectacular viewpoint with breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and Spain’s highest mountain, El Tiede.

A final descent to Chipude concludes today’s walk.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chipude
Distance
5 hours- 6 hours, 12.5 km, 870m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Walk Beautiful Barrancos and Las Hayas

This morning you'll make your way through two stunning barrancos (valleys), passing through the artistic village of El Cercado, well-known for its unique pottery. Terraced plots and picturesque palm groves line the path as you enter the Barranco de Valle Gran Rey, known as the prettiest valley on the whole island.

Having worked up a healthy appetite, you'll enjoy a lunch of local specialties in a traditional restaurant in the idyllic mountain village of Las Hayas. With a satisfied palate, you'll then make a final descent among junipers, heather, and palm trees into the Valley of Los Loros, where you'll find tonight's accommodations.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vallehermoso
Distance
5 hours-6 hours, 15.5 km, 240m of ascent, 1100m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Walk the Vallerhermoso Circuit

Today you’ll witness the varied landscape of the island as you exit the valley of Los Loros and make your way onto drier terrain.

The path will take you on a gradual ascent leading to the hilltop chapel of Santa Clara, perched on a ridge. The chapel itself is beautiful, with whitewashed walls that contrast beautifully with the surrounding blue of the sea that crashes 700 m below. Take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountaintops before taking the steep path down to a tiny cove nestled on the coast. Continue the path back to the village of Vallehermoso.

Enjoy an evening exploring this beautiful town, perhaps checking out the Roque Cano, Vallehermoso’s natural monument that rises from the hillside, or strolling the black sandy shores of Playa de Vallehermoso.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vallehermoso
Distance
5-6 hours, 14 km, 735m of ascent, 735m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Walk from Vallerhermoso to Hermigua via Garajonay National Park

Departing the valley this morning, you’ll make your way through Las Rosas before reaching the visitors’ center at Garajonay National Park.

An exhilarating descent into the Barranco de Argoto is up next before you ascend to a spectacular viewpoint at Chorrillo. 800m (2624 ft) below sprawls the beautiful Hermigua Valley, sure to take your breath away.

Continue along this scenic path before making your final descent to Hermigua.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hermigua
Distance
6-7 hours, 17.5 km, 935m of ascent, 1140m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Views of El Tiede Mountain

A short, steep ascent will lead you into a fruit-producing agricultural region boasting several charming banana groves.

As is customary on this island of ever-morphing landscapes, the terrain changes abruptly as you cross a wide path surrounded by sparse vegetation and several barren barrancos on your way to the sea.

Admire the succulents and cacti that make this landscape unique as you head for the coast and enjoy spectacular views of Tenerife and the El Tiede Mountain.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hermigua
Distance
5-6 hours, 13 km, 600m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Explore Anaga Natural Park

Today there are two choices of walking routes.

Setting out towards a spectacular viewpoint at Degollada de Peraza, you'll then make your way through the scenic landscapes of the island's southeast coast. The path is well maintained and waymarked, but walkers will traverse high terrain on this route. Continuing the trail, you'll stop at a beautiful beach and enjoy a refreshing dip as your route comes to an end.

Option 2: 10 km route
Setting out from Las Casetas, you'll embark on a brief ascent before making your way downhill on steep coastal terrain. While walking, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the sea, Tenerife, and El Tiede mountain in the distance.
Option 2: 5 hours, 10 km, 125m of ascent, 1025m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in San Sebastián
Distance
Option 1: 7 hours, 16 km, 350m of ascent, 1300m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

This morning following breakfast, take the ferry back to the island of Tenerife to depart from the airport. Safe travels!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

La Gomera Walking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour of La Gomera is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departure on October 1st – December 18th (2022)

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,250USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,025USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $775USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $725USD

Departure on December 18th (2022) – December 16th (2023)

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,295USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,075USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $825USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $750USD

Departure on December 17th (2023) – January 31st (2024)

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,325USD
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $1,075USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $825USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $775USD
Start Your Booking

Accommodation on the La Gomera Walking Tour

This tour is based in 2-star and 3-star hotels that offer private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and basic amenities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
See pricing details for pricing if you are a solo traveller or require single rooms in your group.

Hotel Torre del Conde in San Sebastian de la Gomera

This hotel is located in the historic center of San Sebastián de la Gomera and is only 500m from the port where you’ll arrive by ferry. The hotel is near several landmarks in San Sebastián, like the Auditorio Insular Infanta Cristina.

Hotel Sonia in Vallehermoso

This hotel offers basic amenities such as free wifi, an in-house restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the views from the picturesque terrace that looks out over a garden.

Hotel Tamahuche in Vallehermoso

This homely hotel has managed to preserve the ethnographic elements of the original property remarkably.

Hotel Rural Ibo Alfaro in Hermigua

Enjoy this antique manor house built over 150 years ago. Private rooms with ensuite bathrooms offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Hermigua Valley.

Hotel Torre del Conde in San Sebastian de la Gomera

This hotel is located in the historic center of San Sebastián de la Gomera and is only 500m from the port where you’ll arrive by ferry. The hotel is near several landmarks in San Sebastián, like the Auditorio Insular Infanta Cristina.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the La Gomera Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Private transfers on Day 2 and Day 7 are included on this tour as well as luggage transport between accommodations for the duration of the tour. Airport transfers and ferry passage from Los Cristianos (Tenerife) to San Sebastian (La Gomera) are included in the package too.

Also Included

  • Detailed route maps and notes
  • 24-hour phone assistance

Not included

  • Flights to and from Tenerife
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as 'included'
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about La Gomera Walking Tour

How hard is the La Gomera Walking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. Daily walks range from 4-7 hours per day on average (excluding breaks) and some terrain is hilly or mountainous. The tour is self-guided, so you can walk at your own pace. Fit walkers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the La Gomera Walking Tour?

7 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to San Sebastián to start this tour?

Arrive at Tenerife South Airport (TFS) or Tenerife North Airport (TFN). You can book a private transfer in advance that will take you to the Los Cristianos port where you can catch a ferry to San Sebastián de la Gomera. Alternatively, you can arrange your own private transfer to the port. Note that you can pay for your ferry ticket during the booking process if you prefer.

Where does the La Gomera Walking Tour end?

The tour ends in San Sebastián. You can take a ferry from here to Los Cristianos (Tenerife) and a transfer to the airport. You can either book an included transfer and ferry ride or arrange your own.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to visit La Gomera for a walking tour is the summer (June-September) if you want to swim after your walks. Daytime highs hover between 24 and 27 degrees Celsius. If you don’t wish to swim, the spring (April & May) and fall (October & November) are mild and less busy.

Reviews

All tours on 10Adventures are operated by highly vetted local tour operators and guides.

Having local tour operators and guides means you get a more authentic experience, and your booking creates jobs in the local communities you visit.

Details of the local tour operator will be listed on your booking invoice. If you have questions about the local operator prior to booking, please click the “Ask a Question” button below.

4.9
45 ratings
5 star
43
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1

Written Reviews

There are no written reviews yet.

45 total ratings, 0 with reviews

Prices

From $775USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Start Your Booking

What travellers say

When can I do this tour?

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Why 10Adventures?

Save time and let us plan your perfect trip.

Customize your travel experience to get it just right.

Knowledgeable adventure specialists are a click or call away.

Stress-free booking at your fingertips.

Flexible payments with interest-free installments.

Rated 4.9 on Google Reviews

Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. Daily walks range from 4-7 hours per day on average (excluding breaks) and some terrain is hilly or mountainous. The tour is self-guided, so you can walk at your own pace. Fit walkers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

Get in touch

+1 (587) 327-9828

Book your next Adventure on 10Adventures

Hassle-free Adventure Travel

Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Let us take care of all the travel planning details, so you don’t have to.

Don't Just Take A Trip, Take YOUR Trip

Let us help you get exactly what YOU want with a customizable adventure tour centred around your active interests and passions.

No Hidden Fees

We don’t believe in hidden fees like credit card fees, booking fees or more. Even better, most people can pay in their local currency!

Happiness Guarantee

We want your journey to meet your expectations, and we will work with you to solve any issues you’ve encountered.

Personal Adventure Travel Concierge

Our dedicated adventure travel concierge will curate the perfect itinerary to make your travel dreams a reality.

Vetted Local Guides

Book with confidence, knowing that our team has carefully hand-picked each tour operator and they use local, experienced guides.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs