Hiking on La Gomera Hiking routes

La Gomera is an island that welcomes visitors to wander its many trails.

There are more than 600 kilometres of trails, where walking is a pleasure for the senses.
The island’s abrupt terrain is the reason for each of the different hiking routes on La Gomera.

Exploring these trails is the best way to experience and fully appreciate the beautiful landscapes with their many contrasts.

The trails take you through lush thousand-year-old forests, across volcanic plains and up steep crags. You will constantly find yourself in a unique natural setting.

Enjoy a walk in the shade of the exuberant foliage of a laurel forest or along a trail where you will never lose sight of the ocean. These diverse and particular landscapes make hiking along the trails of La Gomera so appealing.

Essential routes on La Gomera

La Gomera is one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, but you will need to visit more than once if you want to discover all the island has to offer. And once you have seen even a small part of the island, you are sure to want to return.

Any place on the island of La Gomera is worthy of a visit, but to know where to start, we recommend these essential routes:

  • San Sebastián – La Guancha Beach:  An 8.5-km trail that ends at the peaceful beach of La Guancha.
  • Las Creces: A circular route in the heart of Garajonay National Park .
  • Pajarito - Alto de Garajonay – Pajarito: Walk among archaeological sites until you reach the highest point on the island.
  • Vallehermoso - Chapel of Santa Clara - Arguamul - Tazo – Alojera: From Vallehermoso to Arguamul.

What you should know about our routes

Now that you know what wonders you can find along the trails of La Gomera, you ought to think about setting off, but before you do, make sure that you’re well prepared:

  • What to wear Comfortable and suitable hiking clothes and a fully charged mobile phone. There are lots of things you will want to photograph along the way.
  • What food to take You can take nuts, which besides being a tasty snack provide you with energy and nutrients. You can also take fruit or a sandwich. And above all, do not forget to take water with you.
    Remember that there you’ll also find restaurants along many of the trails where you can replenish your strength with the typical foods of La Gomera.

Just to make sure that you do not forget anything, here are a few more essential things to make your day of hiking in La Gomera a pleasant experience.

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