Walk of the Week: Walking in La Gomera, Spain
Welcome to this week’s, Walk of the Week. Not that we wish to cast a cloud over the end of the summer, but winter is coming and with that prospect looming on the horizon we thought that this week we would focus on our most popular Winter Sun destination. The Canary Isles are well known to holiday makers for their year-round sunshine and beachlife, but our most popular trip in that cluster of islands is on the one you cannot fly to, the hidden emerald paradise of La Gomera.
In a Nutshell• Distance: 78 kilometres • Grading: Moderate to Strenuous La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, lies just 30 kilometres off the coast of Tenerife, but is a world away in terms of atmosphere and landscape. Steep cliffs along the rocky coastline give way to volcanic peaks inland and deep gorges, or barrancos, limit access to many parts of the island.
Where is it?Located just off the coast of Tenerife, this volcanic island erupts from the sea. The walking will take you all over the island, from the dramatic coasts to the lush, green interior, so dense and tropical feeling that you will think you are in the Pacific Ocean rather than the Atlantic
Why walk it?This is one of the greatest getaways in Europe. It is so different to anywhere else that you could go in Europe (mainly because despite its politics, it is geographically in Africa) and while you may be on the same plane as people heading off for 2 weeks of boozy, beach debauchery, your own trip couldn't be further from that. A very unique geography with some amazing trails winding through it, La Gomera is a walking experience like no other. La Gomera's greatest treasures are found in the National Park Garagonay, among the dense vegetation of its mysterious laurel woods, where centuries-old trees clothed in moss give the impression of a tropical rain forest. In the valleys sculpted landscapes of terraces of banana, papaya and mango trees are equally beautiful. The rugged coast of steep cliffs and small coves are another delight.
Planning to Walk in La GomeraOur carefully selected walking routes explore both the coast and mountains and reward with spectacular views and surprises around every corner to make for an unforgettable week of walking. All the trips include accommodation, baggage transfer each day, and all the route notes and info you’ll need. The walking holiday is available all year round, though we would suggest missing out the summer months of July and August as things can get a bit warm around them. Contact email@example.com if you’d like more information. So, defeat those winter blues and head out to La Gomera for your own little slice of paradise and for more information please dont hesitate to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
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