La Gomera, Canarias

Description

La GomeraLa Gomera is one of the most popular hiking destinations of the Canary Islands. It is the second smallest of the seven Canary Islands, and relatively green and lush. The Garajonay nature park conserves the fine wet laurel rain forests, almost permanently shrouded in clouds. The mountain with the same name Garajonay, 1487 m, can be climbed easily. Due to the trade winds, the north coast is much wetter than the south coast. Erosion of the volcanic soil has produced steep ravines called barrancos.

Due to the rugged nature of the terrain hiking is not easy, but on the other hand an abundance of paths have been marked, offering the hiker a varied menu. These trails include the two GR's on the island, GR131 and GR132. The first one ventures into the forested centre of the island. The second one describes a circle. Several local routes explore the rain forests and the barrancas.

Guidebooks exist to help you choose the best trails. Getting there is possible via big brother Tenerife, by a connecting flight or boat.

Check the complete list of Canary Islands.

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Canarias

Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on La Palma: Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 7 to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long-distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (eight days) and GR131 trail (three days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary. Read more
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United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Trekking in the Canary Islands: The GR131 island-hopping route
  • This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 45 day walks on Gran Canaria, generally averaging 10 to 12km each. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. One of the larger Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a popular destination but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Garajonay National Park - Gomera CNIG Map-Guide SPANISH
  • La Gomera, including the Garajonay National Park, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a Spanish language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Garajonay National Park - Gomera CNIG Map-Guide ENGLISH
  • La Gomera, including the Garajonay National Park, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 76-page English language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma à pied
  • La Palma in a French language guide with 18 walks from two to over six hours long presented on detailed topographic mapping, plus a 160km tour around the island (GR130) and an 86km route across its mountain (GR131). The guide is published by the FFRP, Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre, publishers of the renowned series of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Palma GERMAN
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma (ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN), presents the hiker with 64 varied and entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids La Palma | Rother
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma (ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN), presents the hiker with 64 varied and entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 5th edition covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and toughest map of Lanzarote that you can buy. Large 960mm by 700mm double sided map sheet with generous overlap, to reduce turning the map in use, folds to 235mm by 120mm pocket size using our special `concertina... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • This map is being replaced by a new 4th edition published on 9 May 2016 ISBN 9781782750277. Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition Super-Durable version covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and toughest map of Lanzarote that you can buy. All the country walking routes from our new 3rd edition of Walk!... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lanzarote Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • This map is being replaced by a new 4th edition published on 9 May 2016 ISBN 9781782750277. Lanzarote Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition Super-Durable version covers this big island at a scale of 1:40,000 resulting in the most detailed and toughest map of Lanzarote that you can buy. All the country walking routes from our new 3rd edition of Walk!... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids La Gomera | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Zeer gedegen duitse reisgids van La Gomera. Zowel achtergronden over cultuur, bevolking als landschap, maar ook veel praktische informatie over hoe je waar wat zou willen zien. Aandacht voor alle aspecten van de regio. Von oben betrachtet, ist die zweitkleinste Kanareninsel einfach ein kreisrunder Berg, der aus dem Atlantik ragt. Von Nahem... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Sebastian de la Gomera 25K CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1101-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas and the island’s main resorts on a clear and informative, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, with both the road map and the street plans indexed and highlighting the island’s 15 top rated sites and other places of interest, as well as providing general tourist information. On one side a map at 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gomera CNIG Topo 1095-1101
  • La Gomera, map No. 1095/1101 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m intervals enhanced by relief shading,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Agulo 25K La Gomera CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1095-I/II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vallehermoso 25K La Gomera CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1095-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hermigua 25K La Gomera CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1095-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle Gran Rey 25K La Gomera CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1101-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart La Gomera | Freytag & Berndt
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wegen-wandelkaart van La Gomera. Schaal 1; 35.000. Stadsplattegrond van San Sebastian opgenomen in de kaart. Naast bezienswaardigheden en nationale parken staan er ook wandelroutes op deze kaart afgebeeld. Overigens vinden wij dat de Freytag & Berndt kaarten van de Spaanse en Portugese eilanden iets meer gericht zjin op... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Kanaren/DVD-ROM
  • Deze digitale wandel-, fiets- en skiroute kaarten van Kompass op CD of DVD zijn bruikbaar met GPS • je kunt inzoomen op de kaart tot een schaal van 1: 10 000 • prima manier om je eigen route te plannen, met hoogteprofielen • zeer eenvoudig om de gekozen route te printen of te downloaden op mobiele telefoon of PDA • vlieg vogelvlucht over een... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Kanaren/DVD-ROM
  • Deze digitale wandel-, fiets- en skiroute kaarten van Kompass op CD of DVD zijn bruikbaar met GPS • je kunt inzoomen op de kaart tot een schaal van 1: 10 000 • prima manier om je eigen route te plannen, met hoogteprofielen • zeer eenvoudig om de gekozen route te printen of te downloaden op mobiele telefoon of PDA • vlieg vogelvlucht over een... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Gomera WK231
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:30 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Gomera WK231
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden • goed leesbare schaal van 1:30 000 • te gebruiken met GPS • met praktische informatie over de regio • wandel- en fietspaden • aanbevolen routes • kastelen • uitzichtpunten • stranden en baaien • toeristische informatie • veel topografische... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzarote Kompass 241
  • Lanzarote at 1:50,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Kompass, with extensive tourist overprint, plus street plans of Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen and Teguise. Coverage includes the nearby islands of Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alwegranza.Topography is vividly presented by contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by relief shading plus... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in La Gomera Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Discover the botanical paradise of La Gomera on foot. Discover the botanical paradise of La Gomera on foot. La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, lies just 30 kilometres off the coast of Tenerife, but is a world away in terms of atmosphere and landscape. Steep cliffs along the rocky coastline give way to volcanic peaks inland and deep... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Gomera
  • La Gomera is van de Canarische Eilanden het ruige en nog weinig bezochte wandeleiland. De vegetatie is afwisselend en fascinerend, met vochtige nevelwouden aan de noordkant en een woestijnachtige vegetatie aan de droge zuidkant. Het landschap is groots, met diepe kloven, imposante basaltpieken en steile kliffen. Je maakt over La Gomera een... Read more
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