Additional dates

We've had such a good response to our recently introduced Premium Package based in the luxurious 4 star Hotel Jardin Tecina that we have decided to add an additional week from 14th - 21st March 2012. There are only a limited number of places and we will allocate them on a first-come first-served basis so if this is of interest to you please contact us as soon as possible.
If it's our Popular Package which takes your fancy then the next availability is 29th February to 7th March 2012. Either way if you're interested in winter walking it's best to contact us now. 






Best Wishes
Andy & Paddy

 

La Gomera Beaches win major award

dscn0154La Gomera is not best known for its beaches but has just won a prestigious award for their excellent state. 

http://www.islandconnections.eu/1000003/1000003/0/34175/canary-islands-article.html

 

Giant Lizards of La Gomera

If you are really lucky you might just see one of these fine fellows which grow up to 1/2 meter in length!! They are the Giant Lizards of La Gomera (Gallotia Bravoana). They used to be common throughout La Gomera but were practically wiped out by domestic cats introduced by the Spanish and now on the highly endangered species list with only about 90 specimens thought still to exist in the wild and found only on two virtually inaccessible cliffs overlooking Valle Gran Rey in the west of the Island. Efforts have begun to re-establish these giant lizards with help from the Spanish & EU authorities and several pairs have been bred in captivity for release into the wild. You can read the full report here:-

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Why we like walking in La Gomera!

camera 2011 019Peter, Tanya, Paddy, Andy, Joe & Marie at the top (Damian & Gavin didn't wait for the photo!!)Gomera Walking first ever walking holiday took place in November 2010. These were our "guinea pigs" and happily they all survived to get back together again last Wednesday to climb County Donegal's highest peak...Errigal 731 meters (just under half the height of Alta de Garajonay in La Gomera)

Regrettably the Gods were not kind to us and our climb became an endurance test in lashing rain with zero visibility. Gavin & Damian (optimistically attired in T-shirt and shorts!) took less than a hour to reach the summit with the rest of us following at a more relaxed pace took an hour and a half plus 45 mins back to base. Everybody gritted their teeth and completed the course. Fair play to Peter, Tanya,Joe, Marie and Paddy for their determination.

Photographs courtesy of Donegal Mountain Rescuer Garett Wilson who also acted as our guide mostly pointing out what we could have seen if the weather hadn't been so miserable

Gomera Walking holidaysThe Best Part!! Pints and feet up in the bar in front of a log fire...in July!!Then came the best part...a hot shower & change into dry clothes in nearby Danny Minnie's hotel/restaurant followed by a few pints, an excellent dinner and plenty of reminiscing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 La Gomera Walking HolidaysVery wet Marie & Joe completing the climb for charity. Well done the pair of you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 La Gomera Walking holidaysNearly there..no point in turning back now!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 La Gomera Walking HolidaysPeter Tanya Paddy Andy Joe & Marie 731 meters up on top of Errigal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 La Gomera Walking HolidaysWhat it should have looked like!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Gomera Walking holidaysPeter, Gavin & Tanya recovering

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Gomera Walking Ventures forth in Urris Hills of Donegal

Sunday 3rd July 2011. Garret Wilson very kindly drove us to the Gap of Mamore in the Inishowen the extreme NW tip of Ireland where we proceeded to climb into the Urris Hills and walk in a westerly direction along the ridge to the site where a Wellington Bomber crashed in 1944 having lost its way in fog while returning to Limavady from U-Boat patrol in the North Atlantic. Six young men died that morning and today rusty wreakage and a cross marks the spot. (You can read more about this tragedy here)

This ridge walk has to be one of the best in Ireland with fabulous views out over Lough Swilly as far as Mulroy and Sheephaven Bay as well as Slieve Snacht, Inch island and Grainan na Aileach with Fahan & Rathmullan in the foreground. Unfortunately for us we only had a few brief glimpses when the low clouds lifted momentarily but nevertheless a most enjoyable & interesting day.

Good summer training for our return to La Gomera walking in October!

 

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Brian & Mary McConville
2013-02-20, 16:40
This is the first time we have revisited a holiday experience and we were not disappointed. Congratulations to Andy & Paddy for providing such an exce...
Joanne Webster
2017-02-24, 16:49
Michael did say he would send me a list of the distances and heights climbed each day. I would be grateful for it.
Really enjoyed the walks, Mic...
Mary & Alf
2017-02-27, 20:04
This was our first organised walking holiday abroad & we are totally hooked. La Gomera is stunningly scenic & unspoit.
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