Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking trail recommended route

Vallehermoso to Hermigua

· 1 review · Hiking trail · La Gomera
Responsible for this content
Macs Adventure Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • /
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
m 800 600 400 200 -200 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km
Walk out of Vallehermoso Valley by way of El Cano, a classic ‘frozen’ lava tube, pass the National Park visitors’ centre then decend on the GR-132 to the coastal village of Agulo. 
difficult
Distance 17.8 km
7:00 h
1,107 m
1,125 m
The first section has a tough ascent on a stony footpath, up to Roque El Cano. Then follow gentler tracks (both surfaced and unsurfaced) to reach the National Park Visitors' Centre (Centro de Visitantes), where you’ll find a wealth of information on the island. Descend steeply to the beach at Agulo where you can take the bus back to Hermigua, or continue walking for another 1-1.5 hrs.  This last optional section is 50% on paths and 50% on tarmac.  
Profile picture of Minna Harshbarger
Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: February 18, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
800 m
Lowest point
16 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSpSWLG

Start

Vallehermoso (186 m)
Coordinates:
DD
28.179251, -17.266333
DMS
28°10'45.3"N 17°15'58.8"W
UTM
28R 277505 3119137
w3w 
///terminates.furry.exaggerated

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
28.179251, -17.266333
DMS
28°10'45.3"N 17°15'58.8"W
UTM
28R 277505 3119137
w3w 
///terminates.furry.exaggerated
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.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

5.0
(1)
Eric St.Pierre
February 12, 2020 · Community
Well, I cheated and took a cab from the hotel to La Rosas (near the reservoir). The hike was still fantastic. The sights are amazing with raw picturesque scenic beauty along the entire hiking route.
Show more
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:37:04 PM
Photo: Eric St.Pierre, Community
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:37:24 PM
Photo: Eric St.Pierre, Community
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:37:59 PM
Photo: Eric St.Pierre, Community

Photos from others

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:37:04 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:37:24 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:37:59 PM

Reviews
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.8 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,107 m
Descent
1,125 m

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view