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La Gomera & Lanzarote

Sixteen nights of exploring two Canary Islands. Discover the untamed allure of La Gomera's rugged terrain and stunning vistas. Meander deserted beaches, soak in serene mountain villages, and marvel at its dramatic scenery. Meanwhile, Lanzarote's perpetual warmth, captivating volcanic landscapes, and pleasant climate offer a year-round haven for enchanting outdoor adventures, drawing seekers of natural wonders.

  • Tenerife

    La Gomera

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  • 16 nights
  • Half Board with dinners at the hotels and in local restaurants
  • Coast & Islands

    Landscape

  • Mar

  • Average group size: 12-14 per grade

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Walking grade

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

1st Week - In La Gomera we only operate Grade 5

2nd Week - In Lanzarote we operate both Grade 4 & 6.

The wild landscapes of La Gomera make for interesting and varied walking. This is a Grade 5 moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descents of 750m with some walks being very much at the top of the grade with longer descents. Our maximum altitude on this holiday is 1,500m, you might find yourself walking above the clouds. Given that the island is on a volcano the terrain is rugged and will require a head for heights. Paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep and rough ground.

Whilst in Lanzarote on a Grade 4 walk these can be full or half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and is likely to include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m.

Our Grade 6 in Lanzarote walks are full days with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent with walks in some remote areas. Paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent.

Please note some walks my involve walking on Lava Paths. These paths require particular concentration and steady footing to navigate.

Please see our Proposed Itinerary below for more walk examples.

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Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Relish a leisurely lifestyle on La Gomera distinct from the faster pace found on neighbouring Canary Islands.
  • Delve into Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Gomera.
  • Marvel at La Gomera's panorama as you approach by sea from Tenerife.
  • Uncover La Gomera's dramatic ridges, rugged landscapes, and lush green valleys whilst exploring.
  • Lanzarote has abundant options for avid walkers, including two enticing grades for diverse hiking experiences!
  • Explore Timanfaya National Park, descending through ancient lava fields amid towering volcanic cones, Lanzarote.
  • Discover palm groves, vineyards, whitewashed villages, and stunning mountain vistas on your adventure on both islands.

This holiday is a great combination of our 9 night La Gomera and our popular 7 night Lanzarote holidays.

Our first 9 nights will be spent discovering the wild landscapes, dramatic scenery, deserted beaches and sleepy mountain villages of La Gomera in the best possible way – on foot. 

A tranquil haven away from bustling tourist hubs, La Gomera, accessible only by ferry, unveils a pristine natural beauty that time seems to have forgotten.

As the ferry approaches from Los Cristianos in Tenerife, initial impressions may deceive, with the island appearing barren. However, hidden gems emerge swiftly, showcasing traditional Canarian white villages, majestic mountains, pine forests, and breathtaking cliffs. La Gomera boasts unique wildlife, adding to the island's allure and providing a genuine pleasure for explorers.

Valle Gran Rey serves as your island hub, a coastal retreat just an hour from San Sebastian, the capital. Nestled along the seafront, your hotel is conveniently close to the beach and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Garajonay National Park. Short bus rides from the hotel lead to magnificent walks, unveiling the true beauty of valleys and seascapes. Traverse paths alongside mountain streams, winding through fertile valleys teeming with lush vegetation and tropical mountain panoramas. Venture across volcanic mountains for unparalleled island views.

Your holiday begins and ends with a comfortable stay in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. Transfer days between islands incorporate well-planned ferry schedules, allowing time for additional walks and maximizing hiking opportunities.

Please note: Inclement weather may slightly increase the challenge of some walks.

After our one night stay back on Tenerife in Costa Adeje we have an onwards journey as we fly to 

Lanzarote's volcanic wonderland, renowned for its natural richness and exclusive wildlife. Beyond the famed volcanic cones and sandy beaches, you'll find a haven for walkers, featuring palm groves, vineyards, white-washed villages, and captivating mountain vistas. This northernmost Canary Island, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, safeguards over 40% of its terrain for exceptional biodiversity, showcasing endemic plants, volcanic tubes, salt marshes, and untouched beaches.

Starting from Haria, the Valley of a Thousand Palms, follow ancient trading paths to Teguise, the island's former capital, boasting panoramic views of La Graciosa and surrounding islets. Traverse the Timanfaya National Park, a mesmerizing expanse of ancient lava fields encircled by towering volcanic cones. Wander through lush palm groves and vineyards, breathing in the crisp mountain air along the way.

Your base in Arrecife, the island's capital, provides convenient access to explore the diverse landscapes. With a rugged coastline, deserted sandy beaches, and welcoming rural villages, every walk concludes with a tranquil spot to savour the scenery. With temperatures rarely dipping below 20°C, the island offers an idyllic setting for you to unwind.

  • Return flights from London to Tenerife South back from Lanzarote
  • Airport transfers
  • Inter-island ferries & flights
  • En suite three and four-star hotel accommodation on half board basis
  • Half Board with dinners taken at the hotel and local restaurants
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary.
  • Services of Classic Tour Leaders
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

12730

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

A Night on Tenerife

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Upon arriving in Tenerife, you'll seamlessly transfer to your hotel nestled in the scenic Costa Adeje on the west coast.

Take a leisurely stroll along the captivating coastline or relax by the inviting swimming pool. While the H10 Costa Adeje might differ from our usual hotel preferences in terms of size, its strategic location is chosen for the convenience it offers in facilitating a swift transfer to the ferry. As you appreciate the surroundings, you may notice the silhouette of La Gomera in the distance, adding an extra layer of anticipation for the adventures that await on this enchanting island.

Day 2

On to La Gomera

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

You'll start your day with an early departure to the ferry terminal for the one-hour crossing to San Sebastian, the capital of La Gomera. Upon arrival, a transfer bus will whisk you up into the mountains and back down into Valle Gran Rey. Check into your hotel, then seize the opportunity to explore the charming villages in the valley. Take in the northernmost beach, stroll along the cliffs at the southern end, and pass by one of the few beaches where swimming in the sea is safe on La Gomera. Enjoy leisurely breaks for drinks and lunch while getting acquainted with the local shops, restaurants, and bars.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

Day 3 to 8

Sample Grade 5 Walks on La Gomera

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

The following walks are typically part of your walking program. Day 6 usually serves as a free day, allowing you to unwind in Valle Gran Rey. Alternatively, you can opt for a stroll to the waterfall up the Barranco de Arure or venture beyond the harbour area to explore a fruit garden.

  • Distance

    7.50 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    650m

GARAJONAY - your walk leads you to the island's highest point, Garajonay at 1487m. After a brief ascent and time to savour the 360-degree views, you'll follow a spectacular route along the base of La Fortaleza and conclude your walk in the village of Las Hayas for your transport back to the hotel.

  • Distance

    7.50 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    350m

GARAJONAY NATIONAL PARK - You'll be transported 20 minutes to the village of Arure. Ascend to the neighboring village of Las Hayas for a mid-morning break, then proceed into the Garajonay National Park, passing through laurisilva and wax myrtle forests to reach Las Cresces for a picnic lunch. Embark on a circular walk back to Bar Conchita in Arure for refreshments before your transport pick-up back to Valle Gran Rey. Enjoy ample time for a refreshing swim in the sea or relaxation by the hotel's rooftop swimming pool.

  • Distance

    7.50 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    650/385m

ERMITA DE GUADALUPE & EL CERCADO - you'll travel to the village of Chipude at 1050m. From there, embark on a walk to the Ermita de Guadalupe, a small hermitage with a breathtaking view of Valle Gran Rey. Carry a picnic lunch as you stroll to El Cercado, renowned for traditional pottery making. Enjoy a break for a drink and explore pottery shops, and perhaps visit the pottery museum before concluding the walk at La Laguna Grande recreation area.

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/750m

CHORROS DE ESPINA TO ALOJERA - you'll take transport to Chorros De Epina. Explore the springs, where you'll hear about an ancient legend. Continue your journey through hamlets and palm groves, concluding your route in the village of Alojera. Wrap up your day with a final drink at Bar Perdomo.

Day 9

Return to Tenerife

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

To maximize your time on La Gomera, we've included a walk on the transfer day back to Tenerife. The coach will take you to the Camino Forestal de Majona above San Sebastian. The path ascends 400m to a ridge, offering views of remote and rugged scenery before descending to San Sebastian. If time allows, explore the town.

For those who prefer not to walk, the coach can take you directly to San Sebastian to spend the day there. Everyone will reconvene about an hour before the ferry departure to retrieve their bags. Board the ferry back to Tenerife, followed by a short transfer to Costa Adeje and our hotel.

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/750m

Day 10

Onto Lanzarote

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today you make your way to Lanzarote via private transfer to Tenerife South Airport for a quick flight to Lanzarote to meet your new fellow walking companions. The rest of the day is your own as we welcome in other participants travelling in from the UK.

Day 11 to 16

Sample Grade 4 & 6 Walks on Lanzarote

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

While on Lanzarote, you'll delve into the island's beauty through diverse walks, with a free day for leisure. Highlight walks include:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    7.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    340/590m

Uga to Puerto del Carmen (Grade 4) 

Experience a fantastic starter linear walk, stretching your legs on well-maintained tracks/paths. This route includes the grape pits of the La Geria district, traverses flatter residential land to the barranco (a ravine or gully) of Quiquere, descends to the coast, and follows the sea path to reach Puerto Del Carmen for refreshments.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    13.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    640/670m

Uga to Puerto del Carmen (Grade 6) 

Both groups begin in the village of Uga, but in the Grade 6 walk, you'll conquer two additional hills, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    5.4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Timanfaya & El Golfo (Grade 4)

You'll begin with a joint visit to the Timanfaya Visitor Centre—an essential excursion for understanding the island's volcanic formation. Then, relish two walks around Caldera Blanca and Montana Caldereta for superb views of these extensive craters.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    7.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    420m

Timanfaya & Caldera Blanca (Grade 6)

Opt for Grade 6, and you'll experience a slightly higher and longer route.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    9.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    485m

Maguez Circular (Grade 4) 

In the picturesque, whitewashed village of Maguez, start a circular walk from the Community Centre. The two groups stroll independently, with the lower grade walk being less demanding in distance and ascent. Both groups enjoy magnificent views of North Lanzarote and the Island of Graciosa, a charming island known for its tranquil beauty, making these walks a cherished highlight of the week for many.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    9.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    545m

Maguez Circular (Grade 6) 

Opt for the Grade 6 route, and you'll traverse the side of a volcano, meander through the picturesque village of Ye, and continue along high cliff paths with breath-taking views of the nearby island of La Graciosa before returning to Maguez. These enchanting walks, offering incredible views, often become a standout highlight of the week for many.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250/550m

Femes to Puerto Calero (Grade 4) 

In the high mountains of the south, usually visible from Arrecife, your route includes two challenging ridge walks, a tranquil valley with rare bird sightings, and a secluded lava beach for a refreshing swim. Follow the coastal path north, offering fine views, and wind through to the unspoiled resort of Playa Quemada, boasting charming bars and restaurants. Continue along the coast path to Puerto Calero, where you can unwind after the walk.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    10.1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    665/980m

Femes to Puerto Calero (Grade 6)

Choose the Grade 6 walk for a longer and higher variation of the Grade 4 route.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    365/360m

Haria to Teguise (Grade 4) 

Opt for two linear walks, each with varying distance and ascent, tracing old trading paths from Haria, the Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees, to the historic capital of Teguise. These ancient and rugged tracks ascend to a high plateau, reaching the church of Ermita de las Nieves. Both walks offer spectacular views inland and to the coast. Take time to explore the serene Teguise. In Grade 4, the ascent occurs at the beginning of the walk and up to the first break, after which it transforms into easy walking.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    9.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    540/500m

Haria to Teguise (Grade 6)

Opt for the Grade 6 walk for a longer, higher variation of your Grade 4 route.

You'll enjoy a free day, typically on day five, with your leaders informing you about available options on Wednesday evening. This is the perfect chance for shopping, as most shops close on Saturday evening and Sunday.

Day 17

Goodbye Lanzarote

Meals

Breakfast

You'll travel by road to Lanzarote Airport for your return flights to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

6th Mar 2025 - 22nd Mar 2025 (16 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Tenerife South return from Lanzarote
  • Airport transfers by road c. 1hr
  • Inter-island transit will be by ferry to and from La Gomera and via flight from La Gomera to Lanzarote
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Costa Adeje Palace Hotel

The H10 Costa Adeje Palace, located on Tenerife's west coast, is your pinnacle of comfort and the perfect spot for your one-night stays at the beginning and end of your La Gomera holiday. This beachfront gem seamlessly combines contemporary elegance with a serene ambiance, ensuring an unforgettable experience in the Canary Islands.

The hotel's architecture integrates harmoniously with the surroundings, offering you spacious and well-appointed rooms with views of the ocean or verdant gardens. Enjoy modern amenities like air conditioning, satellite TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi for a comfortable and connected stay.

Indulge in relaxation at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace's exceptional amenities, including multiple outdoor pools, a spa and wellness center, and direct access to the pristine Playa de la Enramada beach. Keep your eyes open for paragliders overhead and landing on the beach.

Enhance your dining experience with buffet options featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. With dedicated and friendly staff, the hotel is committed to creating a memorable experience for you.

Hotel Gran Rey

Nestled in the heart of La Gomera's picturesque Valle Gran Rey, Hotel Gran Rey invites you to experience tranquillity and comfort in an authentic island setting. This welcoming establishment seamlessly integrates its architecture into the lush surroundings.

Your room at Hotel Gran Rey, whether offering views of the valley or the Atlantic Ocean, provides comfort and thoughtful design. Equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel's central location grants you easy access to the vibrant local life, and charming shops of Valle Gran Rey. Immerse yourself in the unique culture of La Gomera and relish the island's renowned relaxed atmosphere.

Hotel Gran Rey's outdoor spaces are a highlight, featuring a refreshing swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and lush greenery. The terrace provides the perfect spot for you to unwind and soak in the stunning scenery.

With its friendly and attentive staff, Hotel Gran Rey creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring an an authentic and memorable stay in La Gomera.

Hotel Lancelot

In the heart of Arrecife, discover the inviting Hotel Lancelot, infused with Canarian allure and modern facilities. Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Atlantic Ocean, as you step into the lobby, a seamless blend of contemporary design and warm hospitality welcomes you, setting the stage for an unforgettable week. 

The rooftop terrace provides a panoramic setting, ideal for soaking in the surroundings. Unwind in the comfort of your room equipped with modern amenities, including en suite bathrooms, TV, free Wi-Fi, telephone, air conditioning, minibar, safe (charge applies locally), and a hairdryer.

Hotel Lancelot extends its charm beyond the rooms, offering an array of facilities such as a restaurant, café, piano bar, terrace, laundry service, solarium, and a well-equipped gym. Just a pleasant 10-minute walk from Arrecife town centre, the capital of Lanzarote, and all its local amenities, the hotel ensures your stay is a perfect balance of luxury and tranquillity in the heart of Lanzarote's vibrant capital.

Trip Information

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Holiday Grade

1st Week - In La Gomera we only operate Grade 5

2nd Week - In Lanzarote we operate both Grade 4 & 6.

The wild landscapes of La Gomera make for interesting and varied walking. This is a Grade 5 moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descents of 750m with some walks being very much at the top of the grade with longer descents. Our maximum altitude on this holiday is 1,500m, you might find yourself walking above the clouds. Given that the island is on a volcano the terrain is rugged and will require a head for heights. Paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep and rough ground.

Whilst in Lanzarote on a Grade 4 walk these can be full or half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and is likely to include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m.

Our Grade 6 in Lanzarote walks are full days with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent with walks in some remote areas. Paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent.

Please note some walks my involve walking on Lava Paths. These paths require particular concentration and steady footing to navigate.

Please see our Proposed Itinerary below for more walk examples.

Walks & Excursions

Two Grades, Two Leaders, Two Walks

On ‘2x Walks, 2x Leaders, 2x Grades’ departures, where we provide two tour leaders and offer a choice of easier or harder walks each day, we hope to be able to accommodate your choice of walk. However, safety considerations do govern the sizes of groups in each walking grade; the minimum number of participants for a guided walk at a given grade and the maximum group size will be as indicated for the walk grade.

On most departures we are able to accommodate most clients' first choice of walk most of the time, however some flexibility and co-operation may be required. In unusual circumstances where a disproportionately high number of clients wish to walk at one grade, for safety reasons, we may not be able to provide you with your choice of walk each day. Although we will endeavour to accommodate as many clients’ choices as possible, it may be necessary for you to switch between higher and lower grade walks during the holiday. Any decision regarding group sizes and the participants in the day’s walking programme rests with our tour leader(s).

For safety reasons the minimum number of participants on a walk will be 4 plus the leader.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Spain

The currency in Spain is the euro. You may wish to take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM. Credit cards may not be accepted in smaller towns and rural areas.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

Flights: Direct to Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) and return via Lanzarote Arrecife Airport. (Manchester flights may be available on some dates – please check at the time of booking). 

Travel in the Canaries will be by ferry, road and on foot.  Approximate journey times are as follows:

  • Tenerife South Airport to Costa Adeje - 30 minutes (by road)
  • Los Cristianos to San Sebastian - 90 minutes (by ferry)
  • San Sebastian to Valle Gran Rey - 60-90 minute (by road)
  • Lanzarote Airport to Arrecife - 15 minutes (by road)

Our internal flight from Tenerife to Lanzarote will operate through Tenerife North which services inter island flights.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners are included with dinners being taken in the hotel every night in La Gomera and for the first three nights and in local restaurants for the remainder of the week in Lanzarote. 

Lunches are not included but there are a wide range of supermarkets and bakery's in the nearby town centre to buy lunch provisions. Sometimes a walk will have a nice cafe on route to use for a bite to eat, your leader will tell you more at the evening briefings if this is an option.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Spain

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

La Gomera Maps:

  • Discovery Tour and Trail’ 1:40,000
  • Kompass Map 231 la Gomera 1:30,000

A great book to look at for inspiration is the La Gomera the Rother Walking Guide available from Amazon and other bookstores. The Spain Tourist Office website may also be useful in planning your trip www.spain.info 

Lanzarote Useful websites such as:

www.spain.info
www.lonelyplanet.com/canary-islands/lanzarote
www.turismolanzarote.com/en
www.hellocanaryislands.com/lanzarote

Some books and maps you might find useful are:

  • Lanzarote Tour and Trail – Super-Durable Map (NE section)
  • Walk Lanzarote 
  • Sunflower Books ‘Landscapes of Lanzarote’

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Spain

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Spain. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Tenerife

  • Capital

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    n/a

  • Flight duration

    4.5 hours

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    17.4°C

    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • February

    17.4°C

    Avg. Rain: 38mm

  • March

    18.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 28mm

  • April

    19.1°C

    Avg. Rain: 13mm

  • May

    20.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 4mm

  • June

    22.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 2mm

  • July

    24.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • August

    25.2°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • September

    24.5°C

    Avg. Rain: 3mm

  • October

    22.7°C

    Avg. Rain: 29mm

  • November

    20.3°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • December

    18.6°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

La Gomera

  • Capital

    San Sebastián de La Gomera

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    n/a

  • Flight duration

    4.5 hours

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    18°C

    Avg. Rain: 160mm

  • February

    18°C

    Avg. Rain: 148mm

  • March

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 140mm

  • April

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 159mm

  • May

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 132mm

  • June

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 90mm

  • August

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 105mm

  • September

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 115mm

  • October

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 145mm

  • November

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 165mm

  • December

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 139mm

Lanzarote

  • Capital

    Arrecife

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    None from UK

  • Flight duration

    4.5hrs

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required for British citizens

Average weather

  • January

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 20mm

  • February

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 15mm

  • March

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • April

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 5mm

  • May

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • June

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • July

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • August

    29°C

    Avg. Rain: 0mm

  • September

    28°C

    Avg. Rain: 2mm

  • October

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 10mm

  • November

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 11mm

  • December

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 24mm

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