Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro
45 day walks and treks for all abilities
By Paddy Dillon
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, GR 131 in La Gomera and some of GR132 across the Canary Islands. Plenty of variety for all to enjoy.
SeasonsBest 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
CentresOn La Gomera: San Sebastian, Playa de Santiago, Chipude, Valle Gran Rey, Vallehermoso, Hermigua. On El Hierro: Valverde, El Pinar, La Restinga, El Frontera
DifficultyRoutes 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 SeeOn 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
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 90 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written extensively for several outdoor publications and has appeared on radio and television. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several major European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.View author profile
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