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La Gomera really is somewhere special. Breathtaking landscapes, idyllic Canary Islands climate, ancient laurel forest, massive gorges, high ridges, outstanding flora, unspoilt villages; this is perhaps as close to paradise as it is possible to get. Such a special island deserves only the best, so no compromises have been made. Routes have been walked, and re-walked, until we are satisfied that we have the best route descriptions possible. Our "No Compromise" research policy means that you can embark on the adventures contained in "Walk! La Gomera" confident that every route has been researched to the highest standards. Contains 35 main walking routes plus numerous short walk and stroll options. Each route has: walking route summary including ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk; fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to check your progress and aid navigation; short walk and stroll alternatives; full colour 1:40,000 scale map of the route; GPS Waypoints (grid references) for every key point on the route; and full colour island map and regional Walk Locator maps. There are some easy routes. There are some awesome routes. Some routes have vertiginous sections. With Charles Davis's excellent descriptions you will know which routes are for you, and all of them are a true adventure in paradise.
Just back from La Gomera. What a place! It is like stepping into another world, and for walkers, it is magical. The terrain is wild and challenging, but rewarding. We did 6 of the walks in this excellent book - all we had time for - but we are already booking to go again. If you are into walking, mountains, wild flowers, excellent value local cuisine and unspoilt surroundings, you HAVE to go. And you should take this well-written book. Clear descriptions and plenty of useful details plus advice on where to stay, eat etc. I liked the GPS waypoint information too - La Gomera is not a place to get lost in, so this is especially valuable. We also used the La Gomera Tour & Trail Map from the same publishers - accurate and made of some clever, waterproof, tearproof stuff. Amazon Reader Review
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