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Tenerife & La Gomera Walking Holiday

1-IMG_5495Sally and I decided that it was about time we gave the two wheels a rest and give the  Scarpa boots & Leki poles an airing 🙂 Sally’s criteria was it had to be warm and hilly! Since Mr T would only allow her two weeks of and it was November we came up with the Canary islands,  particularly Tenerife and La Gomera. So of we flew with Easyjet from Gatwick. Only to discover on arrival that Ryanair passengers from Stansted were collecting their baggage in the airport 🙁

A quick taxi ride (€30) and we were at the docks and straight on the awaiting ship (€56 each way) making it a smooth passage to our apartment in San Sebastian booked a couple of weeks ago on booking.com. We booked the rest of the accommodation as we went, invariably the night before we arrived (Yep, I’m that organised).

The walking & weather were excellent every day with some days outstanding like the walk down the Masca Valley & Las Poyatas to El Cedro (here is a cool site with trail lists)

Here is a table of all our walks with links to the GPS/GPX tracks we did and my photographs:-

2014 Date Place Hotel Route gpx (Strava) Photos (G+) Steps (Fitbit) Miles (Fitbit) Ascent feet (Fitbit) KCals (Fitbit)  
Mon 3 Nov La Gomera - San Sebastian Apartamentos San Sebastián San Sebastian to El Cabrito 45 Pics 31121 14.27 2320 4247
Tue 4 Nov La Gomera - San Sebastian Apartamentos San Sebastián San Sebastian to La Casetas loop 62 pics 31200 14.31 2180 3861
Wed 5 Nov La Gomera - San Sebastian Apartamentos San Sebastián Gran Rey to Arure 74 pics 22555 10.34 3350 3116
Thu 6 Nov La Gomera - San Sebastian Apartamentos San Sebastián San Sebastian to Laja via GR131-Stage1 80 pics 26724 12.25 3670 4334
Fri 7 Nov La Gomera - San Sebastian Apartamentos San Sebastián Hermigua El Cedro loop 70 pics 25997 11.92 3070 3583
Sat 8 Nov Tenerife - Santiago del Teide La Casona del patio Explore TF65 around Santiago del Tiede 43 pics 25676 11.8 1400 3549
Sun 9 Nov Tenerife - Santiago del Teide La Casona del patio Santiago del Tiede to Masca Beach 91 pics 26259 12.04 1440 5007
Mon 10 Nov Tenerife - Teide Teidi Parador Walk to cable car onTiede
Tiede walk below summit
80 pics 15047 6.9 660 7394
Tue 11 Nov Tenerife - Teide Teidi Parador Circular walk below Tiede 50 pics 27031 12.4 1360 4771
Wed 12 Nov Tenerife - Teide Teidi Parador Hike up Tiede to top station of cable car
Portillo information centre walk
46 pics 25265 11.59 4510 4168
Thu 13 Nov Tenerife - San Miguel Hotel Rural Roques de Garcia loop 102 pics 27432 12.58 2660 3775
Fri 14 Nov Tenerife - San Miguel Hotel Rural San Miguel - The Camel trail 82 pics 32875 15.08 440 4568
Sat 15 Nov Tenerife - Golf del Sur Royal Park Albatros La Laguna town walking 45 Pics 18212 8.35 350 2909
Sun 16 Nov Tenerife - El Mėdano Flight home Montana Roja 64 pics 16646 7.65 850 2918
Totals 934 pics 352040 161.5 28260 58200

I can recommend the island for walking & don’t be put of by the horrors of Los Cristianos / Playa de Las Americas ( where I ended up renting a car to make a fast escape) & Los Gigantes. The beaches behind the airport are excellent & quiet. The local bus service is also good although the first buses don’t leave until 10am from San Sebastian.

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Reader Comments

  1. OVERALL sounded as though it went very well . SOME of the pics were fab , brought back nice reminders ..yes we went there twice but didn’t do all the stuff you two did ..JIM

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