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Hiking is in fashion!😃

There’s nothing better than connecting with nature while we exercise.

If, on top of that, our walking route passes through places where the landscape is incredible… the experience becomes sublime! 😍

One of the activities we love to do when we visit a new destination is walking along different trails in order to fully integrate into the new places that surround us.

Breathe pure air in a beautiful forest, enjoy a moment of tranquility in the mountains, away from the city… What more could you ask for!

The Canary Islands are an ideal destination for outdoor excursions, which is why, in today’s post, we are going to show you 5 magical paths to enjoy La Gomera all year round.

As we have indicated in previous articles, we are true fans of the Canary Islands. Each island has something unique and special that makes us fall in love again and again.

It’s La Gomera’s turn today. We offer you a selection of tours to do in your visit to this particular Eden. We’re sure they’ll dazzle you.

Are you coming to discover fabulous places with us? 👏

Qué hacer en La Gomera

One of the best things to do in La Gomera: Walk its paths.

With more than 500 kilometers of signposted paths, La Gomera is a real paradise for hiking lovers. It hosts all kinds of routes: easy and somewhat more complicated, short or long, with more or less shade… But they’re all spectacular!

In this occasion, we want to indicate you 5 of the footpaths with low difficulty that the island has.

We know that there are many more routes, but we have considered these, to begin with. In this article, we are going to name just a few of those that we think are less difficult, so that our information can be useful for as many travelers as possible.

Pajarito-Alto de Garajonay-Pajarito.

  • Path: Circular.
  • Duration: 2 hours and a half.
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Route: Approximately 4.96 km

Garajonay National Park is one of the must-see places in La Gomera. It is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage and is also a Biosphere Reserve along with the rest of the island. A total of 18 signposted routes cross the park both linearly and circularly.

Here you will find a unique European sample of laurisilva (subtropical forest), as well as a humid forest containing several evergreen species dating from the Tertiary geological era.

The mosses and lichens cover the twisted trunks of the trees giving them a very characteristic aspect. It looks like a fairytale forest!

The circular route that departs from Pajarito passes through the Alto de Garajonay and returns to Pajarito will make us reach the highest point of La Gomera (1487 meters above sea level) in about in two and a half hours.

If the weather accompanies you, you will be able to enjoy fantastic views of the neighboring islands: El Hierro, La Palma and Tenerife.

Travelling Tip: We advise you to make this path if the day is clear so that you can see the views.

This area caught fire in 2012 and if it is very cloudy the effort of climbing is not worthwhile.

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Las Creces.

  • Path: Circular.
  • Duration: 1 hour and a half.
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Route: Approximately 4´5 kilometers.

Without leaving Garajonay National Park, we recommend you another nice well-signposted path of low difficulty that will surprise you.

It runs through the Recreational Area of Las Creces: An area where there is an abundance of flora and that will lead us to find heathers, canary geraniums, ferns … but the most striking is the field of aromatic plants that hosts species such as thyme or mint that we will find during our journey.

Travelling Tip: The May season is the best time to make this journey as the geraniums are in bloom and the landscape looks really beautiful.

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Meriga.

  • Path: Circular.
  • Duration: 40 minutes.
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Route: Approximately 1.85 km

In the upper part of the municipality of Agulo is the area of Meriga, which enters into the Garajonay National Park. A simple route recommended for families that will take you into the laurel forest of the park passes through this place.

You will be able to delight yourself with a lagoon and several streams as well as with the colorful vegetation and the varied fauna (especially with the song of the birds) that will accompany you during all the way.

Raso de la Bruma y Risquillos de Corgo.

  • Path: Linear.
  • Duration: 40 minutes.
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Route: 1.2 kilometers.

Perhaps this is one of the most fascinating trails. Here we will appreciate the twisted trees covered with moss and lichens (which are so much seen in the most popular photos of La Gomera), along with a green and incomparable tapestry of ferns at ground level.

As the name suggests, the “Bruma” (mist – light fog) is usually found along the way making the picture that forms together with the trees really hard to forget.

Remember to wear a coat to make this trail as it is a cold zone.

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San Sebastian, Playa de la Guancha.

  • Path: Linear.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Route: 8.5 kilometers.

Would you like a walk along the coast? We propose you a linear path that starts from the capital of the island, San Sebastian and runs along the coast until you reach Playa de la Guancha. Before starting the journey, take your time to get to know the charming town of the capital.

If you feel like it, after the walk you can take a great bath in the crystal clear waters of the beach before returning again.

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To finish, we always recommend that an extraordinary way to get to know in depth all the beautiful fauna and flora that surrounds us during the trails is to make these trails accompanied by a specialized guide.

For this, we recommend the company Ymaguara, Sustainable Tourism, Rural Development as we fully agree with their excellent philosophy and methodology of work.

Ymaguara offers exciting guided walks through Garajonay National Park. A professional will explain in detail all the secrets and wonders of this curious enclave of La Gomera during the tour.

They’ll bring you on short and accessible trails that will lead you through the most spectacular forests you’ve ever seen, adding a plus to the experience: Learn and learn more about the incredible place where you are.

Ymaguara also offers other interesting activities on the island. Visit their website and find out what they have to offer. You’ll have a great time with them!

 

Discover Gomera like you’ve never seen it before!😉

Escape for a few days and enjoy a “fairytale” holiday in a magical setting.

Contact us at the time of booking and you will get the best prices on flights and ferries to La Gomera, as well as for hotels and apartments, transfers and excursions on your trip.

Relax and have fun while enjoying the most exuberant nature!

For more personalized attention, contact us by telephone calling 922 15 12 51 or sending an email to ofertas@tubillete.com and we will answer all your questions.

Remember that at the end of this article, you have the possibility to send us a message with your requests or doubts and we will respond quickly.

If you really love nature, you’ll find beauty everywhere! (Vincent Van Gogh)

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If you’re going to spend your holidays in “La Isla Colombina”, don’t forget to read our post: 6 magical enclaves to get lost in La Gomera.

You will know 6 very special places essential for your visit to the island.