The GR131 La Gomera & El Hierro are the fifth and sixth islands of the long distance route.
Nature lovers, adventurers and hikers, listen up! Canary Hiking invites you to discover the hidden gems of the Canary Islands on our unforgettable trek through La Gomera and El Hierro. Get ready to hike through pristine forests, breathtaking cliffs and historic, charming villages, all while having the adventure of a lifetime! Our expert guides will ensure that you travel safely and comfortably while enjoying the beautiful natural sights of these islands. Join us for this great challenge, and let us make your journey unforgettable.
- Trekking through beautiful natural landscapes
- Maximum 8 people
- Alto de Jarajonay
- Garajonay National Park
- Rock de Agando
- Volcanic landscape
- Special overnight stays Casas Rurales
- Walking islands par excellence
- The flute on La Gomera
- Mirador de Jinamo
- 25 years back in time on El Hierro
- Little Tourism
1 | Arrival at Tenerife South Airport and transfer to La Gomera
When you arrive at our accommodation, you can recover from the flight and the ferry crossing on the first day. San Sebastián has a nice car-free center with shops and restaurants. While enjoying a drink you will receive an explanation about the journey.
2 | Uphill
The start of the first stage is immediately a tough one. We have to climb a lot, that’s why we don’t make many kilometers this day. When we have arrived at altitude, we can treat ourselves to a cooling drink at the restaurant. Then we will be taken back to San Sebastián.
Distance: 9 km
Altitude difference: +1047 up / -96 down
3 | The middle mountains
In the morning, after leaving our accommodation, we go with a transfer to the place where we ended. We continue our journey on a very nice part of the GR131 on La Gomera. Don’t forget your camera! We walk to the highest point Alto Garajonay. In the afternoon we arrive in Chipude. A small village with a real mountain hotel.
Distance: 16.6 km
Altitude difference: +848 up / -686 down
4 | The beautiful valley
Today the first part goes up and down alternately. Until we enter the Garajonay nature reserve in the middle of the island. From then on the path takes us mostly downhill. Finally we have a beautiful view over the valley with the appropriate name Vallehermoso, ‘beautiful valley’. After a long descent we arrive in the center of Vallehermoso. We have reached the end of the GR131 La Gomera! A short, but one of the most beautiful routes. La Gomera is the perfect walking island for a reason. We move to San Sebastiàn to make the crossings the next day.
Distance: 14.5 km
Altitude difference: +407 up / -1298 down
5 | Transition day from La Gomera to El Hierro
After the various crossings we drive together to our accommodation.
6 | Departure Santuario Nuestra Señora de los Reyes to Aparcamiento de La Llanía
From our hotel we leave for the starting point of our first stage of the GR131. We start at an altitude of 700 meters and climb to 1301 meters this day. Malpaso is the highest point where we have a phenomenal view of the island. the paths are wide and easy to do for anyone with a fear of heights. After 15 km we reach the end point of this day.
Distance: 15 km
Elevation difference: +871 up /- 247 down
7 |Aparcamiento de La Llanía to Valverde
The second day is also the last day of the GR131 Camino de la Virgen. No difficult climbs, but through the countryside where you get the feeling that you are walking in Scotland. These last 15 km we mostly walk downhill to the church in Valverde.
Distance: 15 km
Elevation difference: +141 up /- 874 down
8 | A nice hike to the crooked tree.
The GR131 has run. A not difficult trip, but today we are going to do a nice walk with the group, so that you get to know the island even better. In the evening we leave for Tenerife.
9 | Enjoy the day off
Everyone can fill the day according to their own needs. We spend another night near the coast.
10 | Return trip
With an organized transfer you go to the airport for the flight home.
- Travel time: 10 days
- Return transfer airport Tenerife south – port Los Cristianos
- Return ferry crossing La Gomera and El Hierro
- Welcome drink
- Organized hiking tour of about 80 km
- Includes official guide
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Luggage transport
- Buff and stainless steel drinking bottle (Goodie bag)
- Hiking pin
- Travel guarantee STO
- Outward and return journey
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- All meals and drinks except breakfast
- Possible single room supplement € 295.00
- Transfers outside the program
- €20.00 booking fee
- Any additional costs transfer from Tenerife North airport
Our special accommodations
The hiking pin of the GR131
Our unique hiking pin. Each island has its own color. You get this hiking pin when you complete the GR131 Camino Naturales on one of the seven islands. With a group tour you get this at the end of the trip. With an individual trip you take a stamp ticket with you that you have signed off at various locations. With this card you will receive your earned hiking pin. You are eligible for this if the trip is booked with Canary Hiking!
Each island has its own color. Did you walk the 630 km and save all the colors together? Then you will receive a unique pin from us!
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