Start: Vilaflor Finish: San Sebastián de la Gomera
Arrival at TFS airport and transfer to the high village of Vilaflor where you’ll spend 3 nights at the welcoming hotel, with garden and swimming pool.
After a short 10min transfer, you begin an intriguing walk through a veritable “moonscape” (‘Paisaje Lunar’) north of Vilaflor, following well-maintained way-marked tracks / paths. Pleasant pine woods and striking views over strange volcanic rock and southern Tenerife. At the end, you walk back to the hotel.
Challenge: 5-5,5 hrs, 14 km, 475 m ascent, 675 m descent.
Villages along the way: Vilaflor
This morning you take the bus to the Parador at El Teide. A 2,5-hour circular walk at Roques de Garcia, near the Parador. Another option is to be dropped of at the cable car and do a short walk (max 1hr) around the peak (at an elevation of 3500m!) then walk from the lower cable car station back to the Parador (1,5hrs). Last bus for Vilaflor leaves the Parador at 16hrs!
Challenge: 1/2 hrs, 3/6 km, 100/250 m ascent/ descent.
Villages along the way: Vilaflor
After an early breakfast, you have a 30min private transfer to Los Cristianos harbour to get the first ferry to La gomera (9.00 or 9.30hrs / travel time is approx. 50min). In San Sebastián de la Gomera, a taxi will be waiting to take you to El Contadero, a remote crossroads high up in Garajonay National Park. From there you do a 4,5-hour walk down to Hermigua, then transfer to Agulo. The first section (2,5hrs) is a long but easy descent on wide footpaths through the magical laurel wood. Near El Cedro, you do a short steep section on a stony, stepped path then continue on quiet inland roads to reach your comfortable and charming rural hotel in Agulo.
Note: Ferry departures may change during the season and are always on request. If you want to have a rest day and prefer to book an afternoon ferry, please let us know at the time of booking.
Highly recommended: Optional 4x4 and walking excursion with local guide, to see beautiful “hidden spots” in Garajonay National Park. Pick-up is at the harbor in San Sebastian (you must get the first ferry). At the end of the day you’ll be driven to your hotel in Hermigua. This optional activity is 25€ p.p. and must be booked in advance through S-cape Travel.
Challenge: 5 hrs, 11 km, 25 m ascent, 1275 m descent.
Villages along the way: Vilaflor, San Sebastián de la Gomera, Hermigua, Agulo
A circular route, going north to Hermigua past abandoned village along the stunning coastline. Spectacular views of Tenerife and El Teide peak. You alternate between wide dirt tracks and stony footpaths; all are well-marked, and protected by wooden railings on exposed sections near sheer drops. The last section takes you through papaya and mango fields in the valley.
Challenge: 5-5,5 hrs, 12,7 km, 600m ascent, 660 m descent.
Villages along the way: Agulo, Hermigua, La Caleta
Morning transfer to the Garajonay Visitors’ Centre at “Juego de Bolas”, where you can marvel at the tropical flowers in their botanical garden. Then you begin an easy route on a long-distance hiking path, the GR-132, to Vallehermoso. Along the way you pass 2 Natural Monuments, Roque Blanco and Roque Cano, before your descent into the lush valley of Vallehermoso. After a refreshing drink on the village square, transfer back to your hotel in Agulo.
Challenge: 3,5-4 hrs, 9km, 200 m ascent, 750 m descent.
Villages along the way: Juego de Bolas, Vallehermoso
Transfer to Degollada de la Peraza for an easy but very rewarding, panoramic descent. It’s 4 to 4,5hrs on the GR-131 to reach San Sebastian, where you spend your last night at a comfortable hotel*** near the harbour.
Challenge: 4-4,5 hrs, 9.8 km, 125 m ascent, 1025 m descent.
Villages along the way: San Sebastián de la Gomera
This morning you have a 10min walk to the harbor, to get the ferry back to Tenerife. At Los Cristianos, a taxi will be waiting to take you to Tenerife Sur airport.
Small charming hotel, designed and decorated according to our natural surroundings. This accommodation has a perfect location to discover the landscapes and the hiking routes in Tenerife from Vilaflor. You will not only enjoy our nature; but also, the great Canary gastronomy in a family atmosphere that will make you feel at home.
Perfectly located in the center of the town of Hermigua on a 19th century mansion, it offers easy access to the town's attractions and numerous hiking and nature sports routes.
Located in the very heart of the Historical Villa of San Sebastián de La Gomera, just 500 m away from the port. This hotel was recently renovated, it is quiet and offers bright and functional rooms.
Ascent to El Teide summit: Those who plan to walk to the top of El Teide must request a permit WELL in advance, before departure for Spain. There is an online booking service where you can reserve a permit (free). Go to: www.reservasparquesnacionales.es . Go to TEIDE . Click on Pico del Teide access permit à bookings
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, throughout the year.
Arrival in Vilaflor / Departure from San Sebastián de la Gomera
By taxi from/to the airport
Aiport transfers are included from Tenerife Sur airport (TFS) to your first accommodation in Vilaflor and from Los Cristianos harbour to Tenerife Sur Airport
If you’re flying into and from Tenerife-Norte airport (TFN), there’s an extra charge for the taxi transfer to and from hotel
By public transport
You can check the website www.titsa.com for public transport lines
GPS tracks are available on request.
NOTE: if you have a very early flight on day 8, you should change the last night in San Sebastian for an overnight stay in El Medano, close to Tenerife Sur airport. Extra cost for this option is approx. 15,- euros p.p. The ferry ticket and taxi transfer will be booked accordingly (no extra cost).
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