Hike around the island within a week!
Experienced mountain hikers can walk around the G-GRa on foot on the "GR-132" hiking trail and offer spectacular views of rugged rocks, lush greenery, the deep blue sea and the nearby islands.
Anyone who has already been enthusiastic about demanding hikes in the Alps with plenty of altitude will not be disappointed by La Gomera: The gorge-rich topography of the island hardly allows a day's stage with less than 1000m of ascent. The many vertical meters have their advantages, as they provide extreme variety in every stage when crossing the different climate zones of the island! The island is therefore an ideal travel destination for a small long-distance hiking project. For enthusiastic alpinists, the island is particularly interesting in the colder half of the year due to its year-round stable climate, which can bridge the waiting time until the next hiking season in the Alps begins in early summer!
It is also absolutely worthwhile to extend your stay on La Gomera for a few days after the circular hike for relaxation: the atmosphere of this small island away from mass tourism is simply enchanting!
We hiked the island for the first time in winter 2014 / 2015. Since there was no proper material about this hike at this point, we decided to put our organizational, research and travel experience together in this little online hiking guide. We have cut our stages according to the availability of (online bookable) accommodation options and have therefore deviated from the official GR-132 in some places.
If you want to hike our route, you should not underestimate the length of the daily stages! The stages are demanding full-day hikes that should only be tackled with good hiking equipment and sufficient water supply / provisions. The effort is definitely worth it!
Have fun hiking!
Now new: 3D preview, eBook download, pdf hiking map
Helpful when planning: An 3D preview of the complete hiking route is now available.
The stage descriptions of the La Gomera circular hike are also available as e-books - as a practical companion on the go, so to speak! Download the eBook here (German only).
At www.wanderndeluxe.de you will find more long-distance Mediterranean hikes and ideas for your next hiking holiday!