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Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro 3/e

45 day walks and treks for all abilities
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Walking guide to the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. The 45 waymarked routes in this guidebook include easy strolls and hands-on scrambles, day walks and long-distance routes including the GR132 and parts of the GR131, which runs the whole length of the Canary Islands. Walks are spread in the guide roughly clockwise and where walks are located beside each other, links between them are often possible, giving you the opportunity to make your own alterations. The routes are described over both islands, with 27 walks on La Gomera and 18 on El Hierro, illustrated with clear contour mapping and inspirational photography. The two smallest of the Canary Islands are no less rugged than their volcanic neighbours, offering a wide variety of little-known walking terrain from steep-sided barrancos and dramatic cliffs to the gentler slopes inland cloaked in laurisilva and pine forests.
Map key Overview map Introduction Location Geology Wildlife National parks The Fortunate Isles Getting there When to go Accommodation Health and safety Food and drink Language Money Communications Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro What to take Waymarking and access Maps Emergencies Using this guide La Gomera Introduction Getting there Getting around Accommodation Food and drink Tourist information offices Walk 1 San Sebastian and Jaragan Walk 2 Los Roques and La Laja Walk 3 Degollada de Peraza and Contreras Walk 4 Los Roques and Benchijigua Walk 5 Pajaritos to Playa de Santiago Walk 6 Igualero to La Dama Walk 7 Chipude and Barranco de Argaga Walk 8 Chipude and La Matanza Walk 9 La Laguna Grande and Alto de Garajonay Walk 10 El Cercado and Valle Gran Rey Walk 11 Las Hayas, Arure and Valle Gran Rey Walk 12 Vallehermoso to Chorros de Epina Walk 13 Vallehermoso and Cumbre de Chijere Walk 14 Vallehermoso and Los Loros Walk 15 Hermigua and Agulo Walk 16 Alto de Garajonay to Hermigua Walk 17 Santa Catalina and La Caleta Walk 18 GR 132: San Sebastian to Playa de Santiago Walk 19 GR 132: Playa de Santiago to La Dama Walk 20 GR 132: La Dama to Arure Walk 21 GR 132: Arure to Playa de Vallehermoso Walk 22 GR 132: Arure to Vallehermoso Walk 23 GR 132a: Playa de Vallehermoso to Santa Catalina Walk 24 GR 132b: Vallehermoso to Santa Catalina Walk 25 GR 132: Santa Catalina to San Sebastian Walk 26 GR 131: Playa de Vallehermoso to Chipude Walk 27 GR 131: Chipude to San Sebastian El Hierro Introduction Getting there Getting around Accommodation Food and drink Tourist information offices Walk 28 Valverde and La Caleta Walk 29 Valverde and Puerto de La Estaca Walk 30 Valverde, Echedo and El Mocanal Walk 31 Valverde to La Pena Walk 32 La Pena, San Andres and El Mocanal Walk 33 Puerto de La Estaca, La Cuesta and Tinor Walk 34 Mirador de Isora and Las Playas Walk 35 El Pinar to Cala de Tacoron Walk 36 El Pinar to La Restinga Walk 37 Ermita de Los Reyes to El Pinar Walk 38 El Pinar to Sabinosa Walk 39 La Dehesa Circuit Walk 40 Sabinosa to El Frontera Walk 41 El Frontera and Los Llanillos Walk 42 Guinea and San Andres Walk 43 Las Puntas and Guinea Walk 44 GR 131: Orchilla to Fuente de Llania Walk 45 GR 131: Fuente de Llania to Estaca/Tamaduste Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Topographical glossary Appendix C Useful contacts
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