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Hiking on La Gomera and Tenerife OC

Visiting: Spain
Trip Duration 8 Days

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Hiking on La Gomera and TenerifeScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 38 reviews
(10 out of 10)


The walking in La Gomera was fantastic - very varied scenery and each walk had its own memorable characteristics. The weather was great and we were very lucky as we had fabulous views every day. Our guide Emma was probably one of the best guides I have had in a long while - she was upbeat, kind, very knowledgeable about La Gomera and her obvious enjoyment of her job was really evident for us to see.
Thanks for a great holiday, Kirsty
Confirmed traveller: 08 April 2017
Published on: 11 April 2017
(10 out of 10)


Great place to visit . One of the best walks I ever had was from Hermigua to Playa de la Caletta. Max was a great tour leader and took great care of us. The restaurant was closed at the destination and Max had arranged some refreshments for us when we arrived. San Sebastian is a great base to explore the island. One thing I would have liked was to explore Valle Gran Rey if the walks were at the same level, maybe spending a night there. The weather can change quickly and bring the woolly had and fleece for the mountains. Walking poles are very useful also, some very steep ascents and descents. Some very good meals were had also. Great group also - great fun.
Confirmed traveller: 11 March 2017
Published on: 28 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Great walking in La Gomera - though some paths are steep! Lovely island. Eating out at night enhanced the whole holiday. The walk below the cone of Teide made for a great finish.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 11 March 2017
Published on: 13 March 2017
(10 out of 10)


As a first trip with explore; I thought it was fantastic. The itinerary was perfect and hikes moderate. We were unfortunate with the weather the first couple of days but this only added to the experience. The rest of the week was over 30 degrees. La Gomera is truly stunning and breathtaking and all the walks were a highlight finishing off at a bar with a pint was always welcome. The evening meals were excellent...great choice of authentic restaurants. A special mention to Max, the tour leader! He was truly amazing and I don't think this trip would have been as memorable and special without him! Thank you Max!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 11 March 2017
Published on: 13 March 2017
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Fantastic trip to the beautiful green island of La Gomera. Very scenic walking along well marked almost deserted trails. Hilly so take your poles! San Sebastian a lovely quiet town.
Interesting contrast to do the volcano walk around El Teide on Tenerife. Fabulous! And a ferry ride into the bargain. Enthusiastic knowledgeable guide and lots of delicious fish.
Would highly recommend.
Confirmed traveller: 11 February 2017
Published on: 14 February 2017
(7 out of 10)


The walking was more scenic than I had expected. But it also was tougher. The descents were hard without walking poles, so I would recommend them. The paths are steep, rocky in places and slippy, with drops down the side. The ascent also was hard,but there is much less of this.

Finding veggie food is an issue, but that might just be the restaurants which Explore uses that can accommodate the large groups. Service and standard of food was also surprisingly bad.
Confirmed traveller: 11 February 2017
Published on: 13 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


We thought the tour was very well planned, especially the arrangements for taking us to the start of a walk and picking us up afterwards. The choice of walks was excellent combining variety and stunning scenery and being stretching but never excessive. Above all, our tour leader, Emma Bueno, was brilliant. She had a very welcoming and lively approach contributing to an excellent atmosphere throughout the tour. She was also extremely good at looking after those who got towards the back of the group and were struggling a little. I would also commend the hotel, Playa sur Tenerife, in El medano for very efficiently sorting out a personal emergency on the 28th. when something crucial was left in a taxi by ourselves.
Confirmed traveller: 28 January 2017
Published on: 04 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


Thank you Emma for being such a great guide and keeping our spirits up on the hard walks.
Descents were particularly challenging if you hadn't prepared for the walking especially the first day, however tour did cater for the less robust with different walking options.
Good holiday but should have been a moderate + grading
Wonderful walk on last day around Mt Tiede above the clouds with blue clear skies
Confirmed traveller: 28 January 2017
Published on: 03 February 2017
(2 out of 10)


The walks were not described well enough, the terrain was more challenging than I had imagined and most were overly long.
It would have been easy to include a packed lunch - we were sent off to the supermarket with no cutlery,packaging or made up sandwiches to buy.
The food in general was pretty awful - the two set lunches were terrible with no choice, the evening meals were very late and the restaurants were not ready for the group.
I would have liked to have more information about the natural vegetation of the National park - maybe a local guide for two hours - overall I did not enjoy this trip and small changes would make a big difference.
Confirmed traveller: 28 January 2017
Published on: 02 February 2017

Hi Angela, I am sorry you felt the descriptions on the trip notes were inaccurate, we have asked our Explore leaders to review this and see if any changes are needed. Generally our customers enjoy the freedom of preparing their own lunches, however, we understand that some prefer this to be done for them. We have passed this on to our local agent for them to suggest this to the hotels and see if they can prepare packed lunches for the groups. In Europe late dinners are the norm, but we have asked all the leaders who run this trip to bring mealtimes forward if their groups would prefer to eat earlier.