La Palma, Gomera & Tenerife – walking

This trip is packed with highlights from the three finest walking islands of the Canaries. If you ever wanted to get a great overview – here you find walks around the Caldera de Taburiente NP on La Palma, around NP Garajonay with the remaining Canarian cloud forests on La Gomera and last but not least a trip to Teide NP on Tenerife – highest volcano on the islands. We move around by ferries which makes the experience even more authentic.

Day 1
Bienvenido to the Canaries!

Arrive to Tenerife and transfer to hotel in El Medano on the south coast.

Day 2
Ferry to La Palma (2 hrs walking)

Depending on the ferry schedule we might go for a walk to Montaña Roja with good views across Tenerife’s south coast and towards Gomera. Later transfer to Los Christianos and ferry crossing to La Palma. Short transfer to our hotel base in Los Llanos on the sunny side of the island. 

Day 3
On La Palma – Teneguia volcano (4 hrs walking)

We drive to Los Canarios in the south of the island. First we visit the museum of San Antonio volcano before starting the walk, taking us mainly downhill through the lunar landscape of the Canaries’ most recent eruptions dating back to the 1970s. After reaching Teneguia we descend to Fuencaliente lighthouse   before the drive back to our hotel. 

Day 4
On La Palma – climbing Pico Bejenado (5 hrs walking)

A short taxi drive takes us to La Cumbrecita, great panoramic location above the Caldera de Taburiente. After exploring the area on foot we climb up to Bico Bejenado (1.854m), the best view point overlooking the Caldera and the entire south of La Palma. Later transfer back to our hotel. 

Day 5
Ferry to Gomera – walk to Laja (3 hrs)

Usually very early in the morning we take the ferry to Gomera. After dropping off luggage in our hotel in San Sebastian we drive to the Degollada de Peraza and start our shorter walk via the spectacular Roque Agando down to La Laja village – tucked away into a lush gorge with semitropical vegetation. Later short transfer back to hotel. 

Day 6
La Gomera – walk through Garajonay NP (4 ½ hrs walking)

We drive to Contadero and first walk up to the Garajonay peak, the highest point  on the island (1.484m). After, we continue the walk through the magical Laurisilva forest, the only remaining survivor of prehistoric subtropical vegetation on the Canaries. Once reaching El Cedro we get picked up and transfer back to our hotel in San Sebastian. 

Day 7
La Gomera – free day

Today is a free day for relaxing or visiting the sunny Valle Gran Rey or an optional walk, e.g. from Hermigua to La Caleta. 

Day 8
to Tenerife – walking the Teide (2-5 hrs walking)

In the morning we take the ferry to Tenerife and drive straight up to the Cañadas de Teide to explore the unique world of ancient lava fields at the bottom of Spain’s highest peak (3.718m). Either go on an easy walk to Roques Garcia or walk up to Guajara peak to get the best views of Teide. Alternatively take the cable car for the Teide up to above 3.500m. Overnight in El Medano. 

Day 9
¡Adiós Canaries!

Transfer to Tenerife airport and flight back home. 

Tour facts

Grading: moderate
Recommended airports: in & out – Tenerife South airport
Highlights: Caldera de Taburiente, Teneguia vulcanoe, Garajonay NP on La Gomera, Teide NP on Tenerife
Season: from October to May (winter)
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