Hiking: A journey back in time

Gomera Experience

We invite you to experience on foot the picturesque villages in the south of La Gomera. You will discover how country life used to be and how it is today: the agriculture; the sheep and goat herding. We shall also introduce you to the traditional way shepherds traversed the abrupt terrain: the salto del pastor (which translates as “shepherds’ jump”).

Our hike crosses the centuries, from ancient times to the present day. Along the way we shall see the changes the island has suffered since the days of the ancient Gomerans, up till present times, when tourism has become what fuels the island’s economy.

Going back in time, we begin our route at an emblematic place for the ancient Gomerans: the mountain of Tagaragunche, where we shall learn about their ancient rituals. We hike on, passing through the hamlets of Targa and Antoncojo, where we can see how the country folk lived and worked. Here sheep and goat herding still flourishes and you will learn about the traditional salto del pastor. Continuing on from here, we get a view down to the island’s south coast and can witness how much tourism now influences the Gomeran economy. During the hike you will be able to try some of the island’s local delicacies.

Guided walk

Tasting of local produce

Shepherds jump salto del pastor

Discounts for groups of 6 or over