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5-day Guided Trekking in Canary Islands, the Magic Island

Join UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Sergio on this 5-day trek in the Canary Islands. Come discover the rich biodeversity of La Gomera, the Magical Island!

Duration5 days
Offer periodApr, May, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Go hiking on the Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Discover the unique laurisilva forests

  • Taste the delicious gastronomy of the Canary Islands

Description

The Canary Islands, also named since long ago as The Fortunate Islands or Champs Elysees, are composed of 7 unique islands: Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

They are home to one of the greatest riches in ecosystems around the world, with dunes, forests, volcanoes, starry skies and above all, beaches, of black sand, blonde, red or white. In addition, the Canary Islands offer good weather all year, suitable for outdoor activities.

I invite you to join me on a 5-day program (3-day trek) in the Canary Islands, travelling to the island of La Gomera, known as the Magical Island. La Gomera is a Biosphere Reserve and also has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, with many endemic species.

Our tour takes us to immerse ourselves for a few days in the Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting a unique ecosystem in the world. Laurisilva stands out here, a mass of prehistoric vegetation native to the Macaronesian region that covered the tropics millions of years ago and which has been preserved on the island thanks to its temperate climate.

During these days we will also savor the typical gastronomy of the Canary Islands, rich in variety and of great quality. This tour runs during April, May, October and November, from Wednesday to Sunday.

Sign up for this adventure on the Island of La Gomera! Just check the dates below, book your trip and come join me for a  unique experience in the Canary Islands!

You can also check out my profile page for other great hiking tours in Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Accommodation

We'll arrange the group's reserves to ensure the spots. Once we get to the accommodation, you just have to do the admission.

Disclaimer

The Mountain Leader reserves the right to modify the itinerary if meteorological conditions and/or the physical and mental conditions of the group are not suitable to guarantee safety.

More info

A minimum experience in the mountains is required for this trip. You must be able to walk 6 hours a day, with positive altitude difference of 600 meters. Recommended equipment MOUNTAIN BOOTS PANTS LONG MESH SHORTS 2 THERMAL LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS 2 SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRTS 1 POLAR LINER / LIGHT PEN GORE-TEX TYPE WATERPROOF JACKET HAT / BUFF 2 PAIRS OF SOCKS + UNDERWEAR SUNGLASSES SUNSCREEN BACKPACK 35/40L. WATERPROOF COVER BACKPACK TELESCOPIC BASKETS (advisable of 2 sections) 2 BOTTLES OF WATER (1L). FRONT + RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES TOILET TOWEL PLASTIC / BIODEGRADABLE BAGS TOILET BAG (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, gel & shampoo ...) PERIODIC PAPER (in case of rain) LIGHT PACKAGE - WET TUMBLERS PERSONAL DOCUMENTATION (ID, European Health Card) BASIC AID FIRST KIT

Meeting point

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tenerife

Meeting in Tenerife. Explanation and presentation of the trip. Possibility of visiting the urban center of “Los Cristianos”. Night in Tenerife.

* Accommodation in hotel in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Tenerife - Isla Gomera - San Sebastian - Vallehermoso

After breakfast we start the adventure. From the port of Los Cristianos we take a boat to Isla de la Gomera, where we will spend the next days. The route begins in Vallehermoso, a small town in the north of the island located at the bottom of a valley, which, as the name says, is very beautiful. The exuberant vegetation of the Garajonay National Park will welcome us as we immerse into it, and the presumptuous valleys will accompany us to Las Hayas, a small town located on the side of the mountain.

* Distance: 10 km. – Ascent: 1040 mts. – Descent: 210 mts.  Duration: 7 hours // Accommodation:  Efigenia rural house (Full Board regime)

Day 3: Las Hayas - Valle Gran Rey

Today we will have the opportunity to enter the Valle Gran Rey (Great King Valley) of the Island of La Gomera, one of the most spectacular valleys in the island. We will have lunch enjoying  views of the valley in a restaurant with typical and local food of the Canary Islands. After taking in the views, we will ascend up the valley until we reach Las Hayas, where we will rest to recovery forces for the 3rd stage of this trip.

* Distance: 10 km. – Ascent: 850 meters. – Down: 850 meters. Duration: 6h. 30 min. // Accomodation: Efigenia rural house (Full Board regime)

Day 4: Las Hayas - Los Roques - San Sebastian

Along this stage, we will enjoy the views offered by a place as magical as the laurisilva forest. We will walk along trails that will take us to the Fortress of Chipude, a dome of 1243 meters home to one of the most important archaeological sites in the island. Then we will ascend the Garajonay (1484 mts.), the peak that gives its name to the National Park. The Roques are the final of one of the best routes in the island. Then we will go by private transport to San Sebastian de la Gomera, where we will spend a quiet and relaxing evening, ideal for taking pictures, sunbathing on the beach or swimming in the ocean.

* Distance: 18 km. – Ascent: 910 mts. – Descent: 740 mts. Duration: 8h.30 min. // Accommodation: Hotel Torre del Conde in San Sebastián de la Gomera. Breakfast included.

Day 5: San Sebastian - Los Cristianos - End of trip

After breakfast we take a boat to return to Los Cristianos, on the island of Tenerife. From there, we take a transport connection to go to the airport. End of trip.


About the guide

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Sergio lives in deep connection with the mountain world in all the aspects, as a professional and as a mountaineer. He lives in the heart of the French Alps, in the Tarentaise Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of the Alps.
He started leading groups since he was 15 years old in Spain, where he comes from. He was immersed in a social project which was based on bringing poor people to nature to improve the relationship between them.

Nowadays, he is a certified UIMLA Mountain Leader, with more than 10 years of leading experience, specialized in Safety in Avalanche Terrain and Wilderness First Aid.

Sergio works in any mountain where he can be required, like the Alps, the Pyrenees, Portugal, Tuscany, and Morocco. He loves to share his adventures, the knowledge about medicinal plants, geology, wildlife and many things that you will discover during the hikes!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 516 each

Group of 2

EUR 516 each

Group of 3

EUR 516 each

Group of 4

EUR 516 each

Group of 5

EUR 516 each

Group of 6

EUR 516 each

Group of 7

EUR 516 each

Group of 8

EUR 516 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Personal porters

Price details

• The price per person is 500 EUR per person/ The price INCLUDES: Guiding fee - Group equipment - Logistics management - Mountain Accident Insurance + Civil Liability. / The price DOES NOT INCLUDE: Accommodation - Guide expenses - Transportation (Plane, train, etc) - Food - Personal equipment - Any change that may occur during the trek due to any incident (weather, etc.) and that may involve a cost greater than that previously arranged between guide and clients. You can expect to spend around 500 Euros per person for accommodation, meals and other extras during the trip.


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