Walking on La Gomera and El Hierro (Paperback)

By Paddy Dillon

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852846015, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2011

List Price: 24.95*
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Featuring 27 walks on La Gomera and 18 on El Hierro, this new book is a comprehensive guide to the islands for those who crave more than sand underfoot.

  • routes of all types, from easy strolls to long-distance trails
  • includes the Garajonay National Park on La Gomera and the World Biosphere Reserve of El Hierro
  • practical information including how to get there and when to go

The Canary Islands have long been known as sub-tropical sanctuary for sun-seeking holidaymakers. Less well known is that they also boast an array of varied landscapes including mountain treks, rugged cliff coasts and dense forests.

Although they are two of the smallest islands in the archipelago, La Gomera and El Hierro both feature a number of walks to suit a wide range of abilities. The former’s rocky exterior surrounds a gentle higher terrain; the latter is home to striking volcanic slopes and pine forests.

About the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.