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

Pure nature from someone who knows the corners of the island in detail

A private guide for tailored trips, a privilege which enables the traveller to discover La Gomera in a personalised way. Tours that make time standstill, which are enjoyed discovering the secrets, details and unexplored beauties that make the island such a unique place.
The history, geology and peculiarities of La Gomera are brought to the visitor in different tours: “The island of a thousand faces”, “Among the moss and the mist”, “A journey through time” etc.


European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

Action for a Sustainable Tourism

- Conservation and enhancement of the environment: 3

- Preservation and improvement of the quality of life of local residents and social development: 3

- Conservation and enhancement of the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Garajonay National Park: 3


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