The GR131 La Gomera is the fifth island of the long distance route.
From Tenerife we take the ferry to La Gomera to walk the GR131 from east to west within three days. Subsequently we continue for another two days to complete the loupe to San Sebastián again. We walk in the middle of the island through the Garajonay nature reserve with the highest point at 1478 meters. About 450 plants and tree species grow in the park. A special feature of the park is the fog, which is more present in the winter than in the summer. In the center of the park is an ancient laurel forest.
On La Gomera you have the so-called Silbo Gomero. This is a whistling language “spoken” by some islanders to communicate through the deep echoing valleys (barrancos) that dot the entire island. The route is ‘only’ 75 kilometers long. However, the chance that you will walk this whistling is small, because large height differences have to be bridged! A good condition is therefore recommended.
During the trip we spend the night in carefully selected accommodations. Usually these are double rooms with a private bathroom. Of course there is the possibility to get a single room for a supplement. Breakfast is provided.
- Trekking along special views
- Maximum 8 people
- Alto de Jarajonay
- special valleys
- Special overnight stays Casas Rurales
- Hiking island par excellence
- The whistle on La Gomera
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 at a cozy atmospheric hotel. We have reached the end of the GR131! A short, but one of the most beautiful routes. La Gomera is the perfect walking island for a reason.
Distance: 14.5 km
Altitude difference: +407 up / -1298 down
5 | The coast
From Vallehermoso we walk towards the coast, but before we actually get there, we first climb to 800 meters! During the walk we regularly have a beautiful view of Tenerife with the El Teide volcano high above the clouds. It is a tough walk, but at the end of the trip we come home to a comfortable hotel.
Distance: 17 km
Height difference: +1147 up / -1125 down
6 | Last but not least – 17km
This last trip is not the least! Gradually we rise to over 1000 meters. Enjoy this last trip! At the end we are met by a taxi that takes you back to San Sebastián where we can look back with satisfaction on a tough trek on a beautiful and unique island.
Distance: 16 km
Altitude difference: +1098 up / -763 down
7 | To Tenerife
In the morning we take the ferry to Tenerife. Everyone can fill the day according to their own needs. We spend another night near the coast.
8 | Return trip
With an organized transfer you go to the airport for the flight home.
- Travel time: 8 days
- Return transfer airport Tenerife south – port
- Return ferry crossing
- Welcome drink
- Organized hiking trip over 75 km
- 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
- Booking costs €20.00
- Possible single room supplement € 195.00
- Transfers outside the program
- €20.00 booking fee
- Any additional costs transfer from Tenerife North airport
Because we like that you are coming with us, we will give you a Goodiebag as a gift!
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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