Today, we welcome you at La Gomera. We will give you some time to settle in and relax at the hotel before starting your walking tours tomorrow.
The guided tour today will focus on the national park. The tour will begin in the region that was consumed by the fire and then proceeds to the Valle Gran Ray. On this portion of the tour, expect to hear the detailed history of the region and the fire. From the Valle Gran Ray, the tour will head to the oldest part of the laurel forest, where the tour will have a lunch picnic. The tour continues through the forest until reaching a restaurant, where there will be Canarian dishes to eat.
Today’s walk will start in the banana fields of Hermigua where you will learn about the banana industry in La Gomera and many other interesting facts. Leaving the banana fields you will ascend up the mountain ridge of Los Montes accompanied by sweeping views of the green valley below. After a break you will continue passing old houses descending to the beach of La Caleta, ending at the beach bar where you can enjoy a refreshment or even dip your toes in the sea.
The hike of the day will head through the National Park to the Green Heart of La Gomera. Much of this hike will highlight the botanical side of the island, including detailed information about mosses, lichen, and trees. On this hike, we will also pass by the best-known pilgrimage chapel of the island. In both the chapel and the Green Heart of La Gomera, the tour will take short breaks. The hike will end at an old sough, where the tour will take a bus back into the city.
Since there is no official scheduled event, you are free to explore on your own. There are also special hikes available, but they are not included in the package. Some of the hikes are “The Martian Landscape”, “The Green North”, “La Meseta” or “The Ridge Path”. These hikes can be difficult hikes, so do some research before setting out.
Trekking today through the canyon region of La Gomera you will make your way up to Igualero the highest location on the island. Passing fig, almond, agave and palm trees you will continue to La Fortaleza and the mountain of Gomeros. The landscape on this section has an alpine feel to it with its deep slopes and show to full visual effect the landscape of the island. After a break, you will continue to La Fortaleza on an impressive path and if the weather is permitting you can climb the mountain.
The hike begins by trekking into a valley at a height of approximately 800m. The beautiful valley includes glorious views of the northwestern coast of La Gomera. Following a short break, the hike descends to Vallehermoso and includes a wonderful view of Roque Cano. From there, the hike will pass terraces and vineyards. Once in Vallehermoso, the tour will take a walk-through of the city before heading back, via bus.
The tour ends in La Gomera after breakfast today. A taxi transfer can be arranged on request.