La Gomera Hiking Festival is a unique occasion for enjoying the beauty of the island in an active and healthy way.

This festival, arranged by El Cabildo Insular de La Gomera in association with hiking clubs of the island and La Federación Canaria de Montañismo (Canary Hiking Federation), allows you to discover every municipality and visit the most amazing spots of the island’s geography, etched between breathtaking ravines, stunning coastlines and lush forests.

La Gomera Hiking Festival will be held from 2nd to 8th December 2013 incorporating the island’s finest routes. The II Regional Hiking Meeting will be held on the 7th of December at the picturesque ‘Camino Natural Cumbres de La Gomera’ GR-131, that forms part of one of the most acclaimed routes in Europe, the E7; starting in San Sebastián all the way to Vallehermoso, crossing the Parque Nacional de Garajonay.

There will be cultural and gastronomic activities to complement this fun-packed festival. An event you won’t want to miss!


Dates: 2nd to 8th December 2013
Objective: To promote La Gomera’s amazing landscape as a perfect location for hiking and active nature holidays.
Promoted and arranged by: Excmo. Cabildo Insular de La Gomera in association with the hiking clubs of the island and la Federación Canaria de Montañismo (Canary Hiking Federation).

MONDAY 2ND OF DECEMBER 2013Agulo – Juego de Bolas – Hermigua

Distance: 8,9 Km.
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Peak altitude: 761 m.
Minimum altitude: 125 m.
Maximum level: 635 m.
Accumulated ascent: 853 m.
Accumulated descent: 934 m.

Free bus: departing from the bus stop Avenida, 8:00 a.m. (Hermigua)

This route has medium difficulty, but it ensures you will fully enjoy the beauty of the landscapes it goes through. You depart the town center of Agulo, one of the most beautiful towns of the Canary Islands. Reach the path of Los Pasos up to the Viewpoint of Abrante, a wonder of engineering with a 7-meters-long crystal walkway over the cliff. Continue to the area of Juego de Bolas (Garajonay National Park Visitors Centre) and then to Hermigua by the path of El Cerrillal, where you can enjoy the greatest panoramic views of this spectacular valley.

Igualero – Imada – Alajeró – Targa – Playa de Santiago
Distance: 16,79 Km.
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Duration: 5-6 hours
Peak altitude: 1330 m.
Minimum altitude: 3 m.
Maximum level: 1327 m.
Accumulated ascent: 191 m.
Accumulated descent: 1514 m.

Free bus: departing from the bus stop Plaza del Carmen, 8:00 a.m. (Playa Santiago)

The route departs from Igualero, with one of the most impressive viewspoints of the island, where you glimpse the Fortaleza de Chipude, and descent to the shore of Playa Santiago, where nowadays they are filming Ron Howard’s new Hollywood production. In this route we will find out why the area was known as the barn of La Gomera. We will go by some of the most beautiful towns of La Gomera, as Imada or Targa.

Epina – Santa Clara – Arguamul – Tazo – AlojeraDistance: 16,65 Km.
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Peak altitude: 822 m.
Minimum altitude: 101 m.
Accumulated ascent: 696 m.
Accumulated descent: 1368 m.

Free bus: departing from the bus stop at Plaza de la Constitución, 8:00 a.m. (Vallehermoso). At the end of the route a bus will return the participants to Vallehermoso.

Parting from Epina, a place famous for it’s fountain and the belief in their magic properties by the aborigins. We will later get to Tazo, were the largest palm grove of the island is. We will descent reaching several other postal-like villages down to Alojera, the main palm tree honey producer of La Gomera.

Degollada de Peraza – Seima – Playa del Cabrito – Playa de la Guancha – San Sebastián
Distance: 17,05 Km.
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours
Peak altitude: 951 m.
Minimum altitude: 0 m.
Accumulated ascent: 390 m.
Accumulated descent: 1378 m.

Free bus: pickup at San Sebastian Bus Station, 8:00 a.m.

A perfect view of the beauty of the landscapes in the south of La Gomera. Parting from a branch of the GR-131 path, we will get to the small villages of Jerduñe and Seima, with the cave-houses of Tacalcuse on the way. The amazing ravines have a beautiful end at the beach of El Cabrito, where we will stop for some bathing to continue along the shore to the beach of La Guancha, from where we will reach the viewpoint of El Cristo and San Sebastián.

Cruce Las Creces – Presa de la Quintana – Mirador de El Santo – La Mérica – Playa de Valle Gran ReyDistance: 12,97 Km.
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Peak altitude: 1113 m.
Minimum altitude: 2 m.
Accumulated ascent: 337 m.
Accumulated descent: 1402 m.

Free bus: pick up at Valle Gran Rey Bus Station, 8:00 a.m.

This is one of the most spectacular routes of La Gomera. It begins in Garajonay National Park and goes down to the beautiful beaches of Valle Gran Rey.

Anyone who wants to enjoy hiking in La Gomera can participate. Children must be accompanied by adults. Recommendations: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Choose a route best suited to your physical condition. Carry a raincoat, sunscreen and a hat. Carry a fully-charged mobile phone, food, water and your own tableware (plate, cutlery, cup, etc.). The environment will thank you!

Price: From Monday to Friday, 13 €/route/person. Saturday 7th, 15€/person.

If you are staying with us and you wish to further arrange your participation, you can request so by sending us an email with your booking reference and requested route.

For further information please contact: +34 922 140 128 (Monday to Fri- day, 9am to 3pm) or visit the website or email

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