June 2014 Newsletter

 

Summer is upon us and bookings for our fifth season are well ahead of previous years so looks like it will be a busy winter for us in La Gomera. Our new schedulewill start on 19th November and run through to early April 2015. Our weeks run from Wednesday to Wednesday to take advantage of lower cost flights from the likes of Ryanair & Easyjet (well it usually works out that way!)

I just had a quick look at flights to Tenerife for November & some quite good value out there...Ryanair Stansted £85 return! East Midlands £113 Return; Glasgow £123 return. Easyjet continue their schedule from Gatwick £105 return & Manchester £167 return.

For Dublin travelers Ryanair have changed their flight schedule for the coming year and now depart at the much later time of 14:05 which is good news for those who don't like an early start but bad news for our walkers as it arrives too late to catch the ferry to La Gomera! So if you're planning on travelling from Dublin for the coming season we recommend you fly out from Dublin on the Tuesday afternoon with Aer Lingus, stay overnight in one our luxurious Diamond Resorts apartments in Tenerife (special rate €70 for two persons sharing) and join our group the following day for onward travel to la Gomera. Returning you have the option to fly on the Wednesday evening with Ryanair or stay another night in La Gomera or Tenerife & return on Thursday with Aer Lingus. Either way we can accommodate you. 

So what's new for 2014-2015??.....well we've kept to the same tried and tested basic format which has brought so much pleasure to so many people over the past 4 years. We have moved our Popular package to a new location still in Playa de Santiago about 5 minutes walk from the seafront promenade. Very nice apartments run by the friendly Liz and Elena, they are modern & pleasant each with access to a South-facing terrace and partial sea views.

Secondly in response to feedback from our Premium package clients who have expressed a desire for a little more flexibility to free up a few evenings for eating outside the Hotel Jardin Tecina in some of the lovely little village restaurants, our standard package next season includes 5 nights half-board with 2 nights B&B and we will continue to hold the price the same for a further year.

As many of you already know the past season was very busy and sorry to those of you who were disappointed by lack of availability. Please book early to ensure you get the dates you want and also avail of lower cost flight prices.

Increasingly we find ourselves making travel arrangements for holiday makers and independent walkers who want to avail of our hassle-free service and excellent value in accommodation & transfers to La Gomera. Please do contact us for a quote if you have requirements outside our scheduled weeks.

Paddy & I want to thank all of our clients whether you have come once, twice or even three times not only for your business but also for your company, friendship and good humour which has brought us so much pleasure over the past years.

Best Regards

Andy & Paddy

 

April Newsletter....New schedule published & open for bookings

  Gomera Walking  

Hi Folks

We are very pleased to announce the new schedule for our fifth season, now available for booking. This winter our guided walks will commence on 19th November 2014 and as in previous years most of our weeks will run from Wednesday to Wednesday to avail of the cheaper midweek flights from low cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet. 

So what's new for 2014-2015??.....well we've kept to the same tried and tested basic format which has brought so much pleasure to so many people over the past 4 years but faced with a massive 50% increase in rent from last season's apartment provider (think the Hollywood movie business must have gone to their heads!) we have moved to a new location still in Playa de Santiago about 5 minutes walk from the seafront promenade. Very nice apartments run by the friendly Liz and Elena, they are modern & pleasant each with access to a South-facing terrace and partial sea views the move will enable us to keep the price of our Popular Package to a reasonable level.

Secondly in response to feedback from our Premium package clients who have expressed a desire for a little more flexibility to free up a few evenings for eating outside the Hotel in some of the lovely little village restaurants, our standard package next season includes 5 nights half-board with 2 nights B&B and we will continue to hold the price the same for a further year.

As many of you already know the past season was very busy and sorry to those of you who were disappointed by lack of availability. Please book early to ensure you get the dates you want and also avail of lower cost flight prices.

Paddy & I want to thank all of our clients whether you have come once, twice or even three times not only for your business but also for your company, friendship and good humour which has brought us so much pleasure over the past years.

Best Regards

Andy & Paddy
 

News from La Gomera Spring 2014

 
 

 

Gomera WalkingFirst of all...a big thanks to all our friends, family and clients who have made such such valuable comments and contributions to help Gomera Walking create our current holiday offerings. We are very pleased to be able to report that our entire 2013 - 2014 winter program has been fully booked now for several weeks. Also sorry if you have been disappointed at being unable to get a place with us this season and we hope to be in a position to pGomera Walkingublish our provisional new schedule for next winter in early March.Spring is now well under way with the Island as green as we've ever seen it and lots of spring colour appearing all over. The almond blossoms have been particularly spectacular this year. Weather wise...just like home it has been unusual with temperatures somewhat lower than normal and quite a bit of light rain instead of the usual short downpours and even if the tourists have found this unsettling the Islanders are loving it!  Although our Walking Holidays are fully booked for the rest of the season I just want to remind you that should you want to visit La Gomera independentlyGomera Walking we are very happy to help you arrange accommodation, transfers, ferries and car hire and can offer significant sav
ings so let us give you a quote. We also have developed very good relationships with Diamond Resorts in Tenerife and should you need overnight or longer accommodation in Golf Del Sur or Adeje we can offer high quality self-catering accommodation at a good discount from the normal rates.Best Wishes
Andy & Paddy
 

November News

Paddy & I got back to La Gomera 10 days ago to find very little change on our favorite little Island. The weather has been gorgeous with blue skies & sunshine every day and temperatures up in the mountains around 20 deg C (70 deg F). It's balmy at night so we can eat out on our terrace and the sea temperature around 25 deg is just gorgeous for swimming. I hate to say it but we are hoping for rain in the next few weeks as the lower parts of Island currently look a bit brown after the summer and a few days of torrential downpour will just turn it fresh & green again in no time.


Our scheduled season starts on November 27th with our Popular Package which we will be basing over in San Sebastian on account of accommodation shortage here in Playa de Santiago with Hollywood in town for the next two months to film Ron Howard's new movie "Heart of the Sea" with Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy and Ben Whishaw...very exciting.

Our bookings for January & February are well ahead and we are starting to experience availability problems so if you're thinking of joining us in La Gomera after Christmas please take a look on our website for the update but most important that you email us first before committing to flights as availability does change quickly due to our small group size.


Please note that our services are available to assist you in booking your La Gomera holiday even if you're not a walker or want to walk independently. We can offer accommodation from 4 star luxury Hotel Jardin Tecina to self-catering 1 bedroom apartments in both Playa de Santiago and San Sebastian at very good rates. We also have a range of very nice apartments in South Tenerife if you want to mix and match or need to stay a night en route to/from La Gomera and we can arrange all transfers from the airport to your hotel/apartment including ferries for your added convenience. Just email us with your requirements.


Best Wishes

Andy & Paddy

 

October Newsletter

Gomera Walking  

 

Gomera WalkingAutumn is upon us albeit quite benign so far. However the nights are drawing in and another couple of weeks when the clocks go back it is definitely time to think of sunny La Gomera for a pleasant little winter break where you can join us for some sunshine walking on the spectacular caminos and paths of the most beautiful and unspoiled of the Canary Islands.Good news is that flights in general have come down in price due to increased competition and just this morning as an example I see Ryanair offering return flights from Dublin to Tenerife for as little as €175 while Easyjet from Gatwick to Tenerife are as low as £104 return! Now that Michael O'Leary has decided to become a nice guy and improve Ryanair customer service....who knows what will happen!Regrettably, the earliest we can offer availability for our Premium Package based in theluxurious 4 star Hotel Tecina Jardin is 8th January due to accommodation in Playa Santiago being booked out for the shooting of Ron Howard's new movie "The heart of the Sea" starring Brendan Gleeson & Cillian Murphy in November/December. We have been able to relocate our November Popular Package from Santiago back to San Sebastian and still have limited availability from 27th Nov to 4th Dec. If you're interested please email for latest update.For solo travelers we have a great offer on our Premium Package in January & March....zero single occupancy premium! We look forward to a time when this becomes standard and not just a special offer and we continue to work with our suppliers to try to bring this about.Paddy & I will be heading back down to La Gomera on Friday next and will update you in our next newsletter of any changes for our new season which will in fact be our 4th year of operation...where does the time go??So this winter if you want somewhere within easy flying distance where you can walk in your t-shirts and shorts in 20 - 25 deg temperatures (usually without rain!) off the beaten track and without all the hustle bustle of package holiday resorts....give us a call. You'll love La Gomera.Best WishesAndy & Paddy
 

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