To the Green Heart via the highest point of the island! After the ascent we are rewarded by the fantastic view of the “Pico del Garajonay”, from where we hike down into the national park. On this botanically guided hike we receive information about the relations between mosses, lichen and trees in this unique tropical mountain forest, the world cultural heritage of mankind. Passing the bestknown pilgrimage chapel of the island, we reach the Green Heart of La Gomera; we have short breaks at both places. The hike ends at an old sough, where the bus is waiting for us (no opportunity for a break at a restaurant).
Details hikeAscent: 280 m
Descent: 700 m
Duration: appr. 4 h
Departure at: 9.30 a.m.
Return to: appr. 4.00 p.m.
Hiking with us means
Hiking in small groups, so you can enjoy it better – receiving explanations about the unique flora and fauna of the island – getting to know people and country as well as the Canarian kitchen – hiking on select routes off the often trodden paths – personal security and care with English-speaking guides from Timah – experience with the local conditions, culture, the people and language of the country – professional care combined with that extra something spent on the elaboration of our hikes – diverse hiking programs for young persons and those who stayed young.
No alpine experience or knowledge is necessary for our hiking program. The hikes go from easy to medium difficult and are build up in a way to enable you to enjoy the national park Garajonay and the island’s beautiful landscape without stress. Experiencing nature and landscape, sociability, relaxation and the fun of hiking are the foreground features. The hiking program is designed to enable young persons and those who stayed young to participate. Average climbs and descents are about 500 metres of altitude, walking times range from 40 minutes to 5.5 hours.
The following pieces of equipment must be brought: Strong (ankle-high) hiking shoes, backpack, jeans or knee-breeches, woollen socks, pullover, anorak, cap or hat, protection against rain and sun, sun glasses, windbreaker, drinking flask and a snack. We also recommend that you bring telescopic hiking poles. Hiking equipment for rent: At the Timah-Shop, you can rent hiking shoes, backpacks, poles etc. at a favourable price!
You ought to have at your disposal: the appropriate safety of step, condition, health and some hiking practice. Service Daily transfer with the hiking bus to the starting point and from the end to the accommodation, insurance and a qualified multilingual TIMAH-hiking guide. Food After hikes we stop at a restaurant in order to enjoy the typical cooking (usually not included in the price).
Restaurant Charco del Conde (Puntilla) / Hotel Gran Rey (Puntilla) / Casa Maria (La Playa) / Parada de Taxi (La Calera).
If you stay in the Hotel Jardín Tecina (Playa de Santiago), the pick up is in front of the main entrance.
Minimum 4 persons – maximum 16 persons
You can receive further information about our hikes here on site in Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera in our Timah-Shop.
Or just visit our free film at the Hotel Gran Rey - Mondays at 8.30 pm
Of course you can also book our hikes online or receive further information online.
We would also like to tell you about our special internet offer: It is attached to the pre-booking of at least three hikes (you can choose or change them on-site) and pre-payment via wire transfer!