La Gomera might be an unspoiled place in the middle of the Atlantic, but it is still in reach for a short break from the routine.
Just 50min by ferry from Los Cristianos in Tenerife it is perfect for avid hikers wanting to escape into the small volcanic island.
In just three days of magnificent walks, you will be able to capture the essentials. Walk from the picturesque San Sebastian, the main town, across a mountain gap to reach the banana fields of Hermigua quietly facing the ocean.
From Hermigua, get past the relaxed Agulo and climb on the side of dramatic hills to reach Vallehermoso.
The last walk will take you from the lower ground to the core of the island in the higher hills over 1000m of height. On the way, embrace an impressive journey across the misty laurel forest of UNESCO World Heritage Garajonay National Park and then, a little after the frontier of the forest stands a massive canyon in the Barranco of Valle Gran Rey just next to Chipude.
Be amazed by the impressive variety of flora on the island and keep sharp eyes to see the shy wildlife before they see you.
In the small towns enjoy tasty Canarian food such as the Almogrote (spicy cheese pate), the Mojo (three colorful sauces that Canarians use with almost everything) and the potatoes which they are so proud of. To top it all off, try some local wine. You are guaranteed a new experience.
The Canary Island’s sub-tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round makes it an ideal destination for hikers so any time of year is perfect for enjoying this La Gomera walking short break.