Sometimes it rains in La Gomera!!

March update from Gomera Walking
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Gomera_WalkingWhat a week! The worst storm in 35 years hit the Canaries last week coinciding with the arrival of our final "Popular Week " of the current season. Rain, high winds, floods, ferries cancelled... it all happened this week, and if it hadn't been for the good humour and highly positive attitudes of our very resilient group of guests, it could have been a total disaster for Gomera Walking!

However notwithstanding the horrendous conditions we still managed to get in 5 days walking with only one day of serious soaking thanks to our flexibility and being able to choose different areas of the Island to avoid the worst of the weather.

We also succeeded in feeding our group every evening despite having to evacuate one of our favourite restaurants when the sewers backed up & flooded the place before we had even got to our starters. A quick dart to higher ground in another restaurant saved the day!

Gomera_WalkingThe ferries were cancelled for two days due to impossible swell conditions in Los Cristianos harbour but luckily the schedule was back to normal for our group returning to the UK on Wednesday and today the sun is shining, the sky is blue and La Gomera is paradise once more!

We still have availability for our special offer week commencing 3rd April 2013. This is a premium week based in the luxurious Hotel Jardin Tecina and our special offer gives you €100 discount off our normal price plus if you are a solo traveller you save a further €100 since the Hotel have agreed to drop the iniquitous "single occupancy premium".

If you miss this opportunity then I'm afraid you will have to wait until November when we hope to start our new season for winter 2013-2014. I anticipate being able to publish our new schedule by end of May and will send this out in our June Newsletter. Best Wishes!

Andy & Paddy

 

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January Group Gomera WalkingThe New Year got off to a great start here in la Gomera with fabulous weather and, as a result of the late autumn rains, the colours in the mountains are stunning. Our January groups have enjoyed some marvellous walking in above average temperatures under blue skies which look likely to continue on into February at least.

Spring is definitely in the air with almond and other fruit trees glorious in their white & pink blossoms along the mountain paths while the next several weeks promise a host of brilliant colour as the echiums, aeoniums and sonchus throw up wonderful arrangements of flower and colour.Gomera Walking

We still have availability in March and early April and some very good news for solo travellers... Hotel Jardin Tecina have agreed to waive their "single occupancy" charge for our last premium package which runs from 3rd - 10th April 2013.

Regrettably that will be our final package for our present winter season so should you feel like a sunshine break from the winter storms, take a look at our remaining schedule and hopefully we'll see you in La Gomera in 2013.

Very Best Regards
Andy & Paddy

 

Christmas Greetings 2012

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Andy & Paddy at Gomera Walking   Email not displaying correctly?
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Wishing all our friends and clients a warm and very merry Christmas.Hoping to see you in La Gomera in 2013.

Season's greetings and best wishes Andy & Paddy
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Magnificent spring likely in La Gomera

 Smelling the roses with Gomera WalkingHeavy rains last month have worked wonders and turned our Island green again giving it a lush appearance not seen since winter 2010. Those who have visited La Gomera in the past would have been amazed to see the torrents of water flowing down the usually-bone-dry barancas. All this augurs well for a glorious spring and all the myriad of colour which that will bring.

Work continues a pace in the fire-damaged areas and it is heartening to see new growth sprouting from many of the near dead trees. I read on Monday that Gomera firefighters were awarded a prestigious Gold Award for their heroic efforts back in August to save lives, property and livlihoods. Well deserved.

We have added a number of new walks to our itineraries including for the first time a "there and back" walk which starts at Ermita de Guadalupe and across the baranca to Tequergenche giving some stunning views of Valle Gran Rey, El Hierro and La Palma. We have also walked a number of times through the village of El Cedro where we have been fortunate to be able to sit in glorious sunshine over a relaxing lunch of watercress soup served in hand-made wooden bowls with gofio and mojo sauces.

Our next availability is on Premium Package from 6th - 13th February 2013 based in the beautiful 4 star luxury Hotel Jardin Tecina and we still have some places left on our Popular Package 23rd - 30th January 2013. Low cost flights are available to Tenerife from several UK & Irish cities. As an example Ryanair is currently quoting €170 for return from Dublin and Easyjet £142 from Manchester.

If you have some flexibility and want to take a few extra days in the sun we can help you find suitable flights to tie in with our week's walking package.

Please remember that in addition to our scheduled Premium and Popular packages we can also arrange transfers, accommodation for you whether you want to do a few days walking or not. Just let us know your requirements and we'll work up a quote for you.

Valle Gran Rey from new Chipude walkWhatever your preference we hope you'll choose la Gomera for your winter sunshine break.

Best Wishes
Andy & Paddy

 

 

 

Ryanair publish Dublin & Cork winter schedule

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Michael O'Leary CEO of RyanairGood news in that Ryanair have now put up their winter schedules for Dublin - Tenerife and are showing 3 flights per week as low as €132 return! There is also a weekly flight from Cork for a little over €100 return.
As yet no UK - Tenerife flights showing for whatever reason but we'll continue to badger Michael O'Leary and let you know when the situation changes.
Best Wishes
Andy & Paddy
 

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