Hiking in La Gomera gives a glimpse of how the Canaries would have looked centuries before civilization. This guided hike takes you through the island's ancient laurel forests in the heart of Garajonay National Park. Then, you'll round off with a local lunch in El Cercado – a tiny mountain town famed for its pottery making and typical stone houses.
This guided walking tour shines the spotlight on some of La Gomera's lesser-known gems. You'll watch artisan potters at work in the tiny mountain town of El Cercado, gaze out over the green fields of Agulo from the island's “balcony”, and stop by a hilltop viewpoint and resetaurant designed by local architectural legend, César Manrique.
La Gomera is the second smallest Canary island and remains a largely undiscovered destination. It’s a stunning island with at least 50 dramatic deep cut barrancos that slice through the landscape from 1500 metres altitude down to the sea.
A hike that highlights La Gomera's ever-changing island scenery. Beginning in the canyonlands of La Gomera, you'll pass palm trees and groves of agaves, fig and almond trees towards the hamlet of Igualero – the highest village on the island. After a break for a snack, we'll wind our way along noodle-thin tracks boasting epic views beyond the highlands to the ocean, reaching Fortaleza de Chipude. This table mountain was sacred to the ancient islanders. And if the weather is good, we'll go to the summit. Rounding off the adventure is a visit to a bar for a refreshment.
Locals in La Gomera have long reaped the rewards of the island's great outdoors – and now you can, too. Set off on a 3-hour herb-picking hike with an expert guide and learn how to forage for medicinal plants. Surrounded by superb scenery, you'll discover different herbs and their uses before the option of a veggie meal at a mountain restaurant.
You're in for a scenic treat with this 4-hour hike. You'll travel towards the sky-high rocky monuments of the northwest and work your way down into the deep ravines of Vallehermoso. See exactly why the name translates as beautiful valley with a wander through the vineyards, free time in the village and a photo stop at Roque Cano viewpoint, too.
Hiking through the laurel forests of Garajonay, you almost expect to bump into the crew from Jurassic Park. This guided hike takes you to the heights of Pico del Garajonay, and down into the National Park's ancient tropical forests and evergreen groves. Garajonay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Weave your way between mossy rocks, lichen and trees in this tropical mountain forest, passing rare signs of civilisation such as the dinky Lourdes Sanctuary, a wooden footbridge or an old water tunnel.