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A few tips for hiking in La Gomera

La Gomera is the second smallest island of the Canary Islands. It’s known for its pure natural environment and sparsely populated land which makes it the best island for me for hiking within the Canary Islands…



GR 132 in La Gomera report

This article series in short: if you wanna go hiking to the Canary Islands, go to La Gomera and do GR 132. Howgh. In long: La Gomera is the Island for hiking within the Canaries. The truth is though, that whatever island you go to, you can please the hiking heart everywhere…


Day 1 of GR 132: San Sebastián de La Gomera – Contreras

The trail starts in San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island’s capital city. You can get there quite easily by a ferry from Tenerife, Gran Canaria or La Palma. Naviera Armas is cheaper, Fred Olsen is faster. You realize how small San Sebastián actually is when you start to climb up on the southern slopes…



Hiking the Canary Islands: A First-Timer’s Hiking Guide

The Canary Islands are a relatively small Spanish archipelago of 7 islands waaaay down under Europe. They are a popular holiday destination for Europeans during the winter but they are also well known for their hiking possibilities. Culturally European, geographically African, the Canaries have something for every hiker.



Day 3 of GR 132: Barranco de la Negra – Valle Gran Rey

We arrived to Arguayoda at about 7am. We struggled to find a water fountain and neither of us had the balls to knock on someone’s door and ask for water on New Year’s Eve so early in the morning. We continued for a bit further down towards the ocean…


Day 5 of GR 132: Vallehermoso – Playa de Santa Catalina

Down to Vallehermoso it was another half an hour of easy-going walking. There are heaps of grocery shops but no water fountain. Fortunately there is a very funny guy in a gasoline station who’s happy to help poor thirsty hikers to refill their bottles…


Hiking the Camino de Candelaria de la Orotava

Me & Anna started to walk from Arafo, about an hour walk from Candelaria, before sunrise. I just love when the sun is not up yet but you know it’s gonna be there soon and you’re already doing what you love – walking…