La Gomera Hiking Holidays Essentials of La Gomera Walking Short-break

4 Nights
38 km
Medium +
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
All Year Round
from €460 pp

Essentials of La Gomera Walking Short-break. 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. Essentials of La Gomera Walking Short-break

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.

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Los Cristianos
Los Cristianos

In case you have a late flight, with arrival in Tenerife after the last ferry, you will need to spend a pre-night in Los Cristianos before taking the ferry to La Gomera on the following morning.

11 km

From the ferry port in San Sebastian de La Gomera, you will be transferred to the starting point of your first walk in Chejelipes. From here, an 11.3km (+681m, -744m) long hike will take you deep into the imposing valley of San Sebastian. The river will be your companion, then, through the hillside, the path goes gradually up until it finally reaches an opening in the ridge, from where the stunning views are totally worth the effort of the climb. The ridge is the border where the landscape changes quite considerably. Here, the slope faces the winds filled with water that gives life to the thick layer of forest. Leaving the wild forest behind, there is more human presence approaching the valley of Hermigua, look on your left to see the two massive rock standing from the ground called Roques de San Pedro. Hermigua houses the biggest production of banana in the island. Your night will be spent in this quiet town.

13 km

After breakfast, you will be brought to Agulo. A village enclosed by a semi-circular range of steep mountains whose whitewashed houses were built over manmade terraces. The path will take you deep into the island across valleys, mountains and hamlets frozen in time. Forest trails will offer the shade for a perfect break in case you find a mango or an orange tree. As soon as Vallehermoso shows up, Roque Cano, an impressive rock standing more than 2oom from the ground marks the last stretch of the 13.0km (+741m, -760m) long hike.

14 km

Parque Nacional Garajonay is going to be in your path today. The road leads to the terraced hamlet of Los Chapines, then along a footpath, you will climb up the ridge to get into the park, the landscape here really resembles Jurassic Park with the ground of the deep forest covered with fern. Slowly back to reality, some villages will start to appear but the day will not cease to amaze just yet, a deep gorge that makes an opening to the ocean will take your breath away. Chipude, a village high in the hill will be your companion tonight.

In the next morning, a transfer will bring you back to San Sebastian from where you can take the ferry back to Tenerife.

Option 1: 14.3km, (+1085m, -266m)



We have carefully selected each of the hotels you will stay in. From boutique 3* hotels to historical 4* hotels to Paradores with some of the most stunning views in Spain. Each one has its own unique character and will make your trip more than just a walking holiday.


How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

San Sebastian de la Gomera

Tenerife Sur Airport: You can take a bus to Los Christianos (15 minutes, €3.20), or take a taxi (5 minutes, roughly €20). From Los Cristianos you can take the ferry to San Sebastian (capital of La Gomera) with (1 hour crossing, fares from €64 return, 3 departures/day)  or (50 minute crossing, fares from €68 return, 3 departures/day).  Check operators for latest schedule and fares).

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

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Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

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Juanma grew up near Vigo and moved to Ireland just 2 days after his graduation. his passion is discovering new places around the world on his bike. He has walked the Via Francig...
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