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Walk! La Gomera 
4th edition by Jan Kostura & Charles Davis published 25 January 2017

       GPS navigation files available - see GPX Downloads
 

La Gomera is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all island: easy-going, unspoilt, friendly, isolated from the hustle and bustle of modern living, and so laid back it’s virtually supine - even the volcanoes have been dormant for millions of years.
The walks, however, are a bit more energetic. For the new 4th edition of Walk! La Gomera Charles Davis has teamed up with Jan Kostura.
Jan brings his wide experience and passion for the Canaries, checking, re-walking and revising existing routes, and adding a couple of his own adventures, including a new Top Three Gomeran walk.
 
Two routes have been dropped as having become too dangerous, but the good news is that many of the more harum-scarum walks have been improved through path clearing and the addition of railings to the vertiginous stretches.
Other good news is that the devastating forest fires of 2012 have proved not nearly as damaging as we feared, leaving most of our itineraries unscathed. In short, there is every reason to take off and explore La Gomera, or to return with this new edition to revive acquaintances and make some new discoveries at the same time.
All the trails have been surveyed and mapped using GPS satellite navigation.
 
The authors and their co-walkers have walked all these routes, ensuring accuracy and up to date information for hikers.
Clear descriptions guide the walker both to the starting point and throughout the routes, with gradings, distances, timings and altitudes all symbolized, as are vertigo alerts and refreshment possibilities on or at ends of the routes.
There are 34 detailed walking adventures with routes ranging from a couple of 90 minute 4 kilometre walks, up to challenging trails taking over 6 hours, covering 20 kilometres including ascents & descents of 1060 metres.
Each route includes its own map sections with the route and waypoints clearly marked.
 
Map sections are developed from the La Gomera Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map, the most up to date and toughest map of the island. GPS waypoint files for all the 34 routes are available in three formats as a free zip file download from the Discovery Walking Guides website.
 
Walk La Gomera's (4th Edition) Walking Routes:-
1 Degollada de Peraza - San Sebastián: 4 walker, 2½ hours, 9 kilometres, ascents 100 metres, descents 1000 metres, 4 refreshments (linear)
2 Roque Sombrero & Playa de la Guancha: 5 walker, 4 hours 40 mins, 16 kilometres, ascents 300 metres, descents 1300 metres, 4 refreshments (linear)
3 Los Roques: 4 walker, 2 hours 40 minutes, 10.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 700 metres, 4 refreshments (circular)
4 Los Roques II - The Ultimate Garajonay Adventure: 5 walker, 3¼ hours, 8.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 730 metres, vertigo risk, 0 refreshment (circular)
5 Pista Forestal de Majona & Playa de la Caleta: 4 walker, 5¼-6 hours, 23 kilometres, ascents 500 metres, descents 950 metres, vertigo risk, 4 refreshments (linear)
6 Barranco & Lomo de Azadoe: 3 walker, 1½ hours, 4 kilometres, ascents & descents 250 metres, vertigo risk, 2 refreshments (circular)
7 Jerduñe - Jardín Tecina:
5 walker, 3½ hours, 14 kilometres, ascents 250 metres, descents 1150 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (linear)
8 Playa Santiago - San Sebastián: 5 walker, 6¼ hours, 20 kilometres, ascents & descents 1060 metres, 4 refreshments (linear)
9 Las Toscas - Degollada de Peraza: 4 walker, 2¾ hours, 10 kilometres, ascents 600 metres, descents 300 metres, 2 refreshments (linear)
10 Playa Santiago – Targa: 4 walker, 4 hours, 15 kilometres, ascents & descents 670 metres, 3 refreshments (circular)
11 Barranco de Benchijigua: 5 walker, 4 hours, 10.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 600 metres, vertigo risk, 0 refreshments (circular)
12 Barranco de Guarimiar: 5 walker, 3 hours 25 mins, 12.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 850 metres, vertigo risk, 2 refreshments (circular)
13 Imada – Garajonay: 4 walker, 3 hours 10 mins, 10 kilometres, ascents & descents 600 metres, vertigo risk, 2 refreshments (circular)
14 Arure - Las Hayas: 3 walker, 3¼ hours, 13 kilometres, ascents & descents 300 metres, 4 refreshments (circular)
15 El Cercado - Valle Gran Rey: 4 walker, 2 hours 10 mins, 7.5 kilometres, ascents 0 metres, descents 1000 metres, vertigo risk, 4 refreshments (linear)
16 La Mérica: 3 walker, 2¼ hours, 7.5 kilometres, ascents 100 metres, descents 800 metres, vertigo risk, 4 refreshments (linear)
17 Valle Gran Rey - Las Hayas: 5 walker, 3 hours, 7.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 650 metres, vertigo risk, 4 refreshments (circular)
18 Chipude – Garajonay: 4 walker, 3 hours 20 mins, 14.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 500 metres, 2 refreshments (circular)
19 Fortaleza: 4 walker, 1 hour 40 mins, 4.7 kilometres, ascents & descents 250 metres, vertigo, 2 refreshments (circular)
20 Barranco de Erque: 5 walker, 5½ hours, 13 kilometres, ascents & descents 750 metres, vertigo risk, 0 refreshments (circular)
21 Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: 3 walker, 2 hours 45 mins - 3 hours, 10 kilometres, ascents & descents 350 metres, 4 refreshments (circular)
22 Tequergenche: 4 walker, 3¼ hours, 12 kilometres, ascents & descents 350 metres, 0 refreshments (linear)
23 Barranco de Argaga: 5 walker, 5¼ hours, 11 kilometres, ascents & descents 850 metres, vertigo risk, 2 refreshments (circular)
24 Barranco de Arure: 2 walker, 1½ hours, 3.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 200 metres, 0 refreshments (linear)
25 Lomo del Carretón : 4 walker, 2½ - 3 hours, 4.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 500 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular)
26 Las Mimbreras: 3 walker, 1 hour 20 mins, 4.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 200 metres, 4 refreshments (circular)
27 Las Creces – Vallehermoso: 3 walker, 2 hours, 6.3 kilometres, ascents 50 metres, descents 900 metres, 3 refreshments (linear)
28 Roque Cano: 4 walker, 3 hours, 10.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 600 metres, 5 refreshments (circular)
29 Ermita de Santa Clara: 5 walker, 4 hours, 14 kilometres, ascents & descents 650 metres, 3 refreshments (circular)
30 Las Rosas - Hermigua: 2 walker, 2¼ hours, 8.5 kilometres, ascents 200 metres, descents 600 metres, 3 refreshments (linear)
31 Pared de Agulo: 5 walker, 3 hours, 10 kilometres, ascents & descents 600 metres, vertigo risk, 4 refreshments (circular)
32 The Head of the Table and The Fat Back: 5 walker, 4½-5 hours, 14 kilometres, ascents & descents 750 metres, vertigo risk, 3 refreshments (circular)
33 El Cedro Tunnel: 3 walker, 1½ hours, 5.5 kilometres, ascents & descents 340 metres, 4 refreshments (circular)
34 Classic Garajonay: 4 walker, 3 hours 40 mins, 11 kilometres, ascents 180 metres, descents 1030 metres, vertigo risk, 4 refreshments (linear)
 
What do you get for £12.99?
34 main walking routes with summary of the route, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings, compass directions, GPS Waypoints.
Short route options and stroll options of the main walking routes.
Full colour map sections for each route, taken from the new Tour & Trail Map and placed alongside the walk description; plus colour photographs.
Regional Walks Locator Maps for navigation in the North, West, South and East, plus island map.
GPS Waypoints available as free download from our GPX Downloads page.
Bus Timetables, Ferry Information and general travel information.
Interesting background information, particularly culinary.
Concise walking advice on equipment and safety.
Web references for more information.
Comprehensive index.

All this in 160 packed pages measuring 210mm by 120mm, reassuringly weighty but not so big it won't fit in your pocket; and you can have confidence thanks to our "No Compromise" research policy which sets the highest standards to bring you the best walking guide book to La Gomera that you can buy.   
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La Gomera + El Hierro Tour & Trail Super-Durable Maps
GPS navigation files available - see GPX Downloads 
Put Tour & Trail on your Garmin. Custom Map editions of our Tour & Trail Maps

Walk! La Gomera 4th Edition isbn 978-1782750352  £12.99. Quite simply the most detailed book dedicated to walking on La Gomera.

 
 

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