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Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro

45 day walks and treks for all abilities

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, GR131 in La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy.


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
16 May 2020
15 May 2020
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.50cm

A guidebook to day walks and treks on the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. Exploring the beautiful scenery of the smallest Canary Islands, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

The 33 day walks range from 7 to 20km (4–12 miles) in length and can be enjoyed in 2–8 hours. The GR131 trek crosses all seven of the Canary Islands, and the La Gomera and El Hierro sections are described in 4 stages covering 86km (53 miles). The GR132, a circular long-distance walk around La Gomera, is also included, covering 133km (83 miles) over 6 stages with 2 variants provided.

  • 1:50,000 maps included for each walk
  • GPX files available to download
  • Detailed information on planning, facilities and public transport
  • Easy access from San Sebastián and Valverde
  • Part of a 5-volume Cicerone series on the whole of the Canary Islands

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Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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