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Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro guidebook - Cicerone

The perfect guidebook for exploring La Gomera and El Hierro that consists of 45 day walks and treks for all abilities from rugged mountain treks to coastal walks. This wide selection of walks cover long distance trails such as Camino de la Virgen, GR 131 in La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy.

EAN13 : 9781852848415

  • Publisher/Serie : Cicerone/International walking
  • Destination : Spain
  • Activity : Hiking
  • Publication date : may-2020
  • Pages : 264
  • specifications/quality : paperback
  • Language : english
  • Dimension : 11.6cm x 17.2cm x 1.5cm


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Walking guide to the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. The 45 waymarked routes in this guidebook include easy strolls and hands-on scrambles, day walks and long-distance routes including the GR132 and parts of the GR131, which runs the whole length of the Canary Islands.

Walks are spread in the guide roughly clockwise and where walks are located beside each other, links between them are often possible, giving you the opportunity to make your own alterations. The routes are described over both islands, with 27 walks on La Gomera and 18 on El Hierro, illustrated with clear contour mapping and inspirational photography.

The two smallest of the Canary Islands are no less rugged than their volcanic neighbours, offering a wide variety of little-known walking terrain from steep-sided barrancos and dramatic cliffs to the gentler slopes inland cloaked in laurisilva and pine forests.


Best between November and May, as the summer months are too hot, but it can sometimes be damp and misty on the higher parts; spring is especially colourful


On La Gomera: San Sebastian, Playa de Santiago, Chipude, Valle Gran Rey, Vallehermoso, Hermigua. On El Hierro: Valverde, El Pinar, La Restinga, El Frontera


Routes vary from short, level and easy to long, steep and strenuous; almost all routes are waymarked and signposted, and no special equipment is required

Must See

On La Gomera: Alto de Garajonay, Garajonay national park, laurisilva 'cloud forest', deep and rugged barrancos, GR131, GR132. On El Hierro: Malpaso, World Bisosphere Reserve, Camino de La Virgen, GR131, volcanic cones

National parks
The Fortunate Isles
Getting there
When to go
Health and safety
Food and drink
Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
What to take
Waymarking and access
Using this guide
La Gomera
Getting there
Getting around
Food and drink
Tourist information offices
Walk 1 San Sebastián and Jaragán
Walk 2 Los Roques and La Laja
Walk 3 Degollada de Peraza and Contreras
Walk 4 Los Roques and Benchijigua
Walk 5 Pajarito to Playa de Santiago
Walk 6 Igualero to La Dama
Walk 7 Chipude and Barranco de Argaga
Walk 8 Chipude and La Matanza
Walk 9 La Laguna Grande and Alto de Garajonay
Walk 10 El Cercado and Valle Gran Rey
Walk 11 Las Hayas, Arure and Valle Gran Rey
Walk 12 Vallehermoso to Chorros de Epina
Walk 13 Vallehermoso and Cumbre de Chijeré
Walk 14 Vallehermoso and Los Loros
Walk 15 Hermigua and Agulo
Walk 16 Alto de Garajonay to Hermigua
Walk 17 Santa Catalina and La Caleta
Walk 18 GR132: San Sebastián to Playa de Santiago
Walk 19 GR132: Playa de Santiago to La Dama
Walk 20 GR132: La Dama to Arure
Walk 21 GR132: Arure to Playa de Vallehermoso
Walk 22 GR132: Arure to Vallehermoso
Walk 23 GR132: Playa de Vallehermoso to Santa Catalina
Walk 24 GR132: Vallehermoso to Santa Catalina
Walk 25 GR132: Santa Catalina to San Sebastián
Walk 26 GR131: Playa de Vallehermoso to Chipude
Walk 27 GR131: Chipude to San Sebastián
El Hierro
Getting there
Getting around
Food and drink
Tourist information offices
Walk 28 Valverde and La Caleta
Walk 29 Valverde and Puerto de La Estaca
Walk 30 Valverde, Echedo and El Mocanal
Walk 31 Valverde to La Peña
Walk 32 La Peña, San Andrés and El Mocanal
Walk 33 Puerto de La Estaca, La Cuesta and Tiñor
Walk 34 Mirador de Isora and Las Playas
Walk 35 El Pinar to Cala de Tacorón
Walk 36 El Pinar to La Restinga
Walk 37 Ermita de Los Reyes to El Pinar
Walk 38 El Pinar to Sabinosa
Walk 39 La Dehesa Circuit
Walk 40 Sabinosa to El Frontera
Walk 41 El Frontera and Los Llanillos
Walk 42 Guinea and San Andrés
Walk 43 Las Puntas and Guinea
Walk 44 GR131: Orchilla to Fuente de La Llanía
Walk 45 GR131: Fuente de la Llanía to Estaca/Tamaduste

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Topographical glossary
Appendix C Useful contacts


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