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Hermigua Loop Walk

Hiking trail · La Gomera
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  • Santa Catalina Beach
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    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
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A beautiful route with breathtaking views through open terrain with many cacti and succulent species that takes you past the canopied beach bar at La Caleta.  
moderate
Distance 12 km
5:30 h
753 m
754 m

On this 4-hour circular route explore the spectacular coastline east of Hermigua and have the option of walking down to the beach at La Caleta, with its pleasant open-air canopied beach bar (not open on wet days). The walk traverses an area damaged by extreme erosion, with varieties of wolf’s milk cacti and succulents, such as agaves and prickly pear cacti. Take care on the section between waypoint 07 and waypoint 08. The path may be damaged in places, so watch your step! Walking poles are recommended.  

Please note that this walk is unshaded and has 4 steep ascents so please be sure to take sun-screen, a sun-hat, and plenty of water.  You may wish to head out early to avoid the hotest part of the day.  

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: February 18, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
342 m
Lowest point
25 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSpSWLG

Start

Hermigua (103 m)
Coordinates:
DD
28.168600, -17.194159
DMS
28°10'07.0"N 17°11'39.0"W
UTM
28R 284571 3117827
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Destination

Hermigua

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
28.168600, -17.194159
DMS
28°10'07.0"N 17°11'39.0"W
UTM
28R 284571 3117827
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
753 m
Descent
754 m

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