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!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private 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

 

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.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
500 EUR

Group of 2
500 EUR

Group of 3
500 EUR

Group of 4
500 EUR

Group of 5
500 EUR

Group of 6
500 EUR

Group of 7
500 EUR

Group of 8
500 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Groups from 5 to 10 people the price is 325 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 (accommodation, food and transport) - 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 400 EUR per person for accommodation, meals and other extras during the trip.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Tenerife

    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 2Tenerife - 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 3Las 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 4Las 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 5San 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.

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
20/11/2019 to 24/11/2019
27/11/2019 to 01/12/2019
01/04/2020 to 05/04/2020
08/04/2020 to 12/04/2020
15/04/2020 to 19/04/2020
22/04/2020 to 26/04/2020
29/04/2020 to 03/05/2020
06/05/2020 to 10/05/2020
13/05/2020 to 17/05/2020
20/05/2020 to 24/05/2020
27/05/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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.

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

 

About the Guide

 
 

I live and love the mountain world in all aspects, as a professional and as a mountaineer. I live between Siena, in Tuscany, Italy, and the Catalan Pyrenees, in Spain. Both places are magnificent. I combine the rocky terrain of the Pyrenees with the amazing rock faces of the Apuan Alps, in the north of the region.

Everything began in Alicante, the region where I come from. I started guiding people through nature when I was 15 years old. I was immersed in a social project which was based on bringing poor people, for free, to nature, to improve the relationship between them. During this experience, I learned a lot about people, nature and myself. During this time, I also got a Top Technician of Sports certificate, so I started working as a Tourist Guide of ski trips in the winter time.

Then, after a gap year in which I travelled through Europe, I continued the international formation in order to certify myself as a Mountain Guide, in the heart of the Pyrenees.

Today I am a certified UIMLA Mountain Leader. Now, with more than 10 years of leading experience, I work as a freelance Mountain Guide. I can lead you anywhere, in the Alps, Pyrenees, Himalayas, Andes... or any place you've dreamed about.

As a Mountain Leader I propose you to show you the best mountain spots on Earth. Are you ready...?

 
 
 

 

What People are Saying about Sergio Cisneros Galea

 

Getting to know the enviroment surrounding me, discovering the benefits of wild plants, finding the best rhythm to hike... these are just some of the things I learned with Sergio. With him bearing, security and also adventure are guaranteed! Through teaching and advices, through jokes and a smile we created the perfect atmosphere of a collaborating group. That\'s why I\'ll always be grateful to Sergio for his guidance. So, what\'s left to say? Vamos equipazo!!!
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Giulio Monciatti
 

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