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La Gomera, Lanzarote & Tenerife

Join us exploring three very different Canary Islands!

  • Tenerife

    La Gomera

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

    Landscape

  • Mar

Moderate Challenging

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Tour codes: 12740

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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.

3rd Week - In Tenerife we only operate 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 on Lanzarote & Tenerife 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 on Lanzarote & Tenerife 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 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

  • Discover dramatic ridges, rugged scenery and lush green valleys.
  • Explore Garajonay National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Admire panoramic views of La Gomera as we arrive by sea from Tenerife.
  • Descend through dramatic ancient lava fields surrounded by towering volcanic cones in Timanfaya National Park.
  • Enjoy easy access to Arrecife, just a ten minute walk away.
  • Walk under the gaze of the formidable Mount Teide volcano.
  • Hike between beautifully sited villages on the Anaga Peninsula.

This holiday is a great combination of our 9 night La Gomera , our 7 night Lanzarote and 7 night Tenerife 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. La Gomera is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of other parts of the Canaries, an island that time and mass tourism forgot. Only accessible by ferry, it’s a tranquil island haven filled with a wild natural beauty that casts a spell on all who visit.

First glimpses from the boat from Los Cristianos in Tenerife suggest La Gomera is barren and deserted but this is deceptive. You will quickly discover traditional Canarian ‘white villages’, mountains, pine forests, dramatic cliffs and wildlife endemic to the island – it’s all here to explore and only add to the many reasons why discovering this island is a real pleasure.

Our centre on the island is Valle Gran Rey, a coastal resort about an hour’s drive from the capital of San Sebastian. Our hotel is situated on the seafront, a short distance from the beach and is close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Garajonay National Park. There are plenty of great walks from our hotel, enabling us to see the real beauty of the valleys and wonderful seascapes. Follow the path of mountain streams into fertile valleys bursting with lush vegetation and tropical mountain scenery, and across rugged volcanic mountains for unparalleled views across the island.

Our first and last nights are spent at a comfortable hotel in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. On our transfer days between islands, the planned ferry schedules allow us time to also have a walk, making the most of the hiking opportunities available.

Please note That some of the walks may be a little more challenging if the weather is inclement.

After our one night stay back on Tenerife in Costa Adeje we have an onwards journey as we fly to Lanzarote to discover a volcanic wonderland with a difference on an island of natural richness and wildlife found nowhere else in the world with Ramble Worldwide. Lanzarote’s striking volcanic cones and beautiful sandy beaches are well known but those in search of the pleasures that walking can bring are also well catered for on this most northerly of the Canary Islands. There are palm groves, vineyards, white-washed villages, and mountain vistas. The whole island is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve with over 40% of the island protected for its natural richness. There are plants endemic to the island, volcanic tubes, salt marshes and wild beaches.

From Haria the Valley of a Thousand Palms, follow old trading paths to Tequise, the ancient capital of Lanzarote, one of the best on the island with views over La Graciosa and the other tiny islands off the north coast. View ancient lava fields surrounded by towering volcanic cones in the Timanfaya National Park and make your way through verdant palm groves and vineyards taking in the fresh mountain air along the way.

We stay in the island’s capital, Arrecife, a good base from which to explore the rest of the island. With a wild coastline, deserted sandy beaches and welcoming rural villages, you’ll always find a place to relax and take in the views at the end of a walk and with temperatures that rarely fall below 20°C, what could be more perfect?

Our final stop is a quick hop back to Tenerife, an island of contrasts, with dramatic and beautiful landscapes. We are based in San Cristobal de la Laguna, near Santa Cruz in the north of the island. Small enough to explore on foot, it’s packed with interesting architecture including its cathedral. Outside of the town you’ll explore the rugged Anaga Peninsula, a landscape of sheer ridges and green mountains with views across the open sea.

Although Tenerife is one of the most popular of the Canary Islands with 43% of inhabitants living there, don’t be discouraged there are still plenty of lesser known trails for us to take advantage of. The islands history has helped create interesting and varied paths through its successive eruptions of Mount Teide through the years, leaving a rugged and volcanic landscape.

  • Return flights from London to Tenerife South
  • Airport transfers
  • Inter-island ferries & flights
  • En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken in the hotel
  • Dinners taken at the hotels and at local restaurants
  • All local transport costs.
  • Two walks, two leaders, two grades (Lanzarote & Tenerife Only)
  • 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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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

We arrive in Tenerife and transfer to our hotel in Costa Adeje on the west coast of the island. Wander the coastline or relax by the swimming pool. If you look carefully, you can see la Gomera in the distance. Although not our usual choice of hotel, due to its size, we stay at the H10 costa Adeje because it will be a quicker transfer to the ferry.

Transfer Time = 1hr

Day 2

On to La Gomera

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We have an early departure to the ferry terminal for the 1 hour crossing to San Sebastian, the capital of La Gomera.

On arrival our transfer bus takes us up into the Mountains and down into Valle Gran Rey. After checking in to our excellent hotel, we have the chance to explore the villages in the valley taking in the most northerly beach and a walk at the bottom of the cliffs at the southern end and walk past one of a small number of beaches where it is safe to swim in the sea. There will be time to stop for drinks and to have lunch and to point out the shops, restaurants and bars.

Day 3 to 8

Sample Grade 5 Walks on La Gomera

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

The following walks will normally be included in our walking programme. Day 6 is often taken as a free day on which you can either relax in Valle Gran Rey or possibly walk to the waterfall up the Barranco de Arure or walk beyond the harbour area to a fruit garden.

  • Distance

    7.50 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    650m

GARAJONAY - Our walk today takes us to the highest point on the island, Garajonay at 1487m. After the short climb and time to admire the 360 degree views we complete a circular route via the village of Imada finishing at Pajarito junction for our transport back to the hotel.

  • Distance

    7.50 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    350m

GARAJONAY NATIONAL PARK - We take transport 20 minutes to the village of Arure. We ascend to the neighbouring village of Las Hayas for a mid-morning break and continue into the Garajonay National Park through lauirsilva and wax myrtle forest to Las Cresces for a picnic lunch. We continue our circular walk back to Bar Conchita in Arure for refreshment before our transport pick-up back to Valle Gran Rey. Plenty of time for swimming in the sea or relaxing by the hotel's rooftop swimming pool.

  • Distance

    7.50 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    650/385m

ERMITA DE GUADALUPE & EL CERCADO - We travel to the village of Chipude at 1050m. We will walk to the Ermita de Guadalupe, a small hermitage set in a stunning location overlooking Valle Gran Rey. Taking a picnic lunch along the way we walk to El Cercado, known for its traditional pottery making. There will be time for a drink and a look at the pottery shops and perhaps the pottery museum before continuing to the end of the walk at La Laguna Grande recreation area.

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/750m

CHORROS DE ESPINA TO ALOJERA - We take transport to Chorros De Epina. Visiting the springs we hear about an ancient legend before continuing through hamlets and palm groves to complete our route to the village of Alojera and a final drink at Bar Perdomo.

Day 9

Return to Tenerife

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

In order to make the most of our time on La Gomera we include a walk on the transfer day back to Tenerife. Our coach takes us to the Camino Forestal de Majona above San Sebastian. The path rises 400m to a ridge passing through remote and rugged scenery, then descends to San Sebastian, with any luck allowing time to explore the town.

Those not wanting to walk can continue from the drop-off point by coach to San Sebastian to spend the day there. Everyone will then meet about an hour before the ferry sails to be reunited with their bags. We take the ferry back to Tenerife and then continue with a short transfer to Costa Adeje and our hotel.

Day 10

Onto Lanzarote

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we make our way to Lanzarote via private transfer to Tenerife South Airport for our 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

During our time on Lanzarote we will be spending our time exploring the island through a variety of walks. There will also be a free day. Some highlight walks that we aim to complete are as follows:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    7.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    340/590m

Uga to Puerto del Carmen (Grade 4) 

A good starter linear walk to stretch your legs on good tracks/paths, which takes in the grape pits of the La Geria district and continues through flatter residential land to the barranco of Quiquere, down to the coast and along the sea path to reach the resort of Puerto Del Carmen and refreshments.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    13.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    640/670m

Uga to Puerto del Carmen (Grade 6) 

Both groups start out from the village of Uga but the Grade 6 walk involves two additional hills to climb which afford magnificent views.

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    5.4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Timanfaya & El Golfo (Grade 4)

Both groups start with a joint visit to the Timanfaya Visitor Centre which we believe is an essential excursion to get an understanding of the volcanic formation of the island. The visit is then followed by two circular coastal walks on lava paths, including a beach stop, a visit to the Green Lagoon and on the return journey a photo stop opportunity at the sea caves of Los Hervideros.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    7.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    420m

Timanfaya & Caldera Blanca (Grade 6)

Our Grade 6 takes in a slightly higher and longer route.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    9.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    485m

Maguez Circular (Grade 4) 

A circular walk starting from Community Centre at the whitewashed village of Maguez . The two groups walk largely independently for most of the day. The lower grade walk is less demanding in terms of distance and ascent but both groups are rewarded with magnificent views of the North of Lanzarote and the Island of Graciosa. These are both lovely walks with amazing views which many clients enjoy as a real highlight of the week.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    9.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    545m

Maguez Circular (Grade 6) 

The 6 grade route visits along the side of a volcano and then passes through the picturesque village of Ye before continuing on high cliff paths with spectacular views of the nearby island of La Graciosca and returning to Maguez. These are both lovely walks with amazing views which many clients enjoy as a real highlight of the week.

Day 17

Goodbye Lanzarote, Hello Tenerife!

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we fly from Lanzarote to Tenerife and get to know the area surrounding our hotel in Costa Adeje.

Day 18 to 23

Sample Grade 4 & 6 Walks on Tenerife

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

During our time on Tenerife we will enjoy five days of walking. There are lots of walks available to your leaders and the walks below will give you a flavour of what to expect.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/600m

Las Mercedes to El Batan (Grade 4)

Nestled next to the forest of Las Mercedes adorned with tree ferns, giant laurels and succulents clinging to rock walls is a rural village of the same name. Our path leads us out the village and up through the forest. As you walk take time to admire the diverse flora and fauna along your route. As we emerge from the forest our view opens up to valley walking before our finish point of El Batan with expansive views down to the coast near Punta del Hidalgo our Grade 6 destination.

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/500m

Afur to Taganna (Grade 4)

Along with our Grade 6 walks we start out from the tiny hamlet of Afur an undulating path takes us through small parcels of farmland, crossing then following a stream with picturesque waterfalls to a beach with dramatic cliffs. Climbing eastwards, we continue along a coastal path with breath-taking views. We pass through a cluster of buildings at Auchones, famous for its wine before our final destination and the waiting bus in Taganana. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

To Teide! (Grade 4 & 6)

The walking around this area is leisurely enabling a more relaxed days walking, however this is still a highlight of the holiday. The landscape around Teide gives you the final different terrain the island has to offer as we will have already discovered the lush green valleys of the Anaga Peninsula to dramatic rocky coastal paths. Teide offers arid dessert, lunar-like walking.

Our route in a way takes us from the very summit of Teide down to the Famous Roque de Garcia.

The journey starts ascending Mount Teide by cable car for a guided visit of the crater and viewpoints, one of the best experiences to be had on the island. We are at 3,555m above sea level with super views from Pico Viejo Viewpoint.

After an hour at the top of Mount Teide we are back down at the cable car station where two route options are available. One slightly longer than the other. Neither route is a Grade 4 or 6 but offer a nice cross-country route down through the volcanic landscape to the Rocque de Garcia and Cathedral Rock escarpments.

Once we reach the visitor centre at Roque de Garcia our routes can then be extended for those wishing to discover more of this landscape.

It is important to note the height of 3,555m and that the weather at the top of Mount Teide will be completely different to the base of the cable car station. Sometimes in winter this can be below freezing. Layers are the order of the day to cope with our changes in temperature.

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/900m

Pedro Alvarez to Punta Hildalgo (Grade 6)

Starting at this rural village the initial ascent has spectacular views over the local area and towards the west coast. We continue uphill through the laurel forest of Anaga before the path eases for a while. This gives you the opportunity to admire the amazing flora and fauna. The path changes as we head downhill, twisting and turning before the forest opens, revealing the full beauty of the barrancos before you. This area was formed millions of years ago and hasn’t changed much. You can soak in the vista during your picnic lunch before a challenging descent takes us down to the coast.

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    850m

Afur Circuit (Grade 6)

From the tiny hamlet of Afur an undulating path takes us through small parcels of farmland, crossing then following a stream with picturesque waterfalls to a beach with dramatic cliffs. Climbing eastwards, we continue along a coastal path with breath-taking views. We pass through a cluster of buildings at Auchones, famous for its wine before an optional drink and a rest in Taganana. A challenging climb takes us up to La Cumbrecilla and a gentle descent to our waiting bus. Not recommended for vertigo sufferers.

Day 24

Goodbye to the Canarys

Meals

Breakfast

It's unfortunately time to bid a fond farewell to the Canary's as we head back to the airport for our onward flight home.

Departure dates for your selected tour

7th Mar 2024 - 30th Mar 2024 (23 Nights)

6th Mar 2025 - 29th Mar 2025 (23 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Tenerife South return.
  • 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.

Hotel Laguna Nivaria

Our home on Tenerife is the Hotel Laguna Nivaria, a 4 star recently refurbished mansion house in the centre of San Cristobal de la Laguna, a designated UNESCO World Heritage City. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar/lounge, conservatory and spa (charges apply locally).

Room facilities include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, safe, free wifi, hairdryer, TV, telephone and fridge.

This hotel has an Eco-friendly heart by way of an biomass boiler supplying all its heating and hot water, and have a farm growing their own produce so this fits in nicely with our own sustainable ethos.

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.

3rd Week - In Tenerife we only operate 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 on Lanzarote & Tenerife 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 on Lanzarote & Tenerife 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 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 organized 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 organized group program, 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 Tenerife South 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)
  • Tenerife North Airprot to San Cristobel - 10 minutes (by road)
  • San Cristobel to Tenerife South Airport - 1 hour (by road)

Our internal flight from Tenerife to Lanzarote and vice versa 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.  Whilst on Tenerife two dinners will in the hotel with the remaining in colourful  local restaurants.

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 RWW15 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’

Tenerife Maps:

  • 1:30,000 Freytag and Berndt Hiking and Leisure Map WKE2 2019.
  • 1:50,000 Kompass La Palma 232 2017.
  • 1:40000 Tour and Trail Map 6th Edition (9/2017).

Useful Tenerife guidebooks are:

  • Sunflower Guide (7th edition published 2015). A very limited selection of walks.
  • Rother Walking Guide 1st Edition 2001 - this detailed guide has 63 walks all over the island
  • La Palma Tourist Board Hiking Guide March 2004.
  • A Breathtaking View on the Universe (Sheila Crosby) 2nd Edition July 2013.

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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