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Walk! La Gomera [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Charles Davis , David Brawn , Ros Brawn
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5 Mar 2013
La Gomera 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 a hikers paradise as it is possible to get. Such a special island deserves only the best; Walk! La Gomera - 34 main walking routes plus short walk and stroll options. Each route has: summary including ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk; fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to check your progress; full colour 1:40,000 scale map of the route; GPS Waypoints for every key point on the route; plus 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. Walk La Gomera's Walking Routes:- 1 Degollada de Peraza - San Sebastian, 2.5 hrs, 9 kms, ascents negligible, descents 1000 mts (linear). 2 Roque Sombrero & Playa de la Guancha, 4.7 hrs, 16 kms, asc 300 mts, desc 1300 mts (lin). 3 Los Roques, 3 hrs, 10.5 kms, asc & desc 700 mts (circular). 4 Pista Forestal de Majona & Playa de la Caleta, 5.5 hrs, 23 kms, asc 500 mts, desc 950 mts, vertigo risk (lin). 5 Barranco & Lomo de Azadoe, 1.5 hrs, 4 kms, asc & desc 250 mts (circ). 6 Jerdune - Jardin Tecina, 3.5 hrs, 14 kms, asc 250 mts, desc 1150 mts (lin). 7 Las Toscas - Degollada de Peraza, 2.8 hrs, 10 kms, asc 600 mts, desc 300 mts (lin). 8 Playa Santiago - Targa, 4.3 hrs, 17 kms, asc & desc 750 mts (circ). 9 Barranco de Benchijigua, 4 hrs, 12 kms, asc & desc 600 mts (circ). 10 Barranco de Guarimiar, 4.1 hrs, 13 kms, asc & desc 850 mts, vertigo risk (circ). 11 Imada - Garajonay, 3 hrs, 12.5 kms, asc & desc 500 mts (circ). 12 Arure - Las Hayas, 3.3 hrs, 13 kms, asc & desc 300 mts (circ). 13 Las Creces Roundabout Route, 2.4 hrs, 10 kms, asc & desc 300 mts (circ). 14 Cercado - Valle Gran Rey, 2.2 hrs, 10 kms, asc & desc 300 mts (circ). 15 La Merica, 2.2 hrs, 10 kms, asc 100 mts, desc 800 mts (lin). 16 Valle Gran Rey - Hayas, 3 hrs, 8 kms, asc & desc 650 mts, vertigo risk (circ). 17 Chipude - Garajonay, 3.4 hrs, 14.5 kms, asc & desc 500 mts (circ). 18 Fortaleza, 1.7 hrs, 4.7 kms, asc & desc 250 mts (circ). 19 Barranco de Erque, 5.5 hrs, 13 kms, asc & desc 750 mts, vertigo risk (circ). 20 Ermita de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, 3 hrs, 10 kms, asc & desc 350 mts (circ). 21 Tequergenche, 3.3 hrs, 12 kms, asc & desc 350 mts (lin). 22 Barranco de Argaga, 5 hrs, 11 kms, asc & desc 850 mts (circ). 23 Barranco de Arure, 1.5 hrs, 4.5 kms, asc & desc 200 mts (lin). 24 Lomo del Carreton, 3 hrs, 4.5 kms, asc & desc 600 mts, vertigo risk (circ). 25 Barranco de Guaranet, 3+ hrs, 10 kms, asc & desc 500 mts (circ). 26 Las Mimbreras, 1.4 hrs, 4.5 kms, asc & desc 200 mts (circ). 27 Hayas - Vallehermoso, 2.8 hrs, 9.5 kms (lin). 28 Roque Cano, 3 hrs, 10.5 kms (circ). 29 Ermita de Santa Clara + Chorros de Epina, 4 hrs, 14 kms (circ). 30 Las Rosas - Hermigua, 2.3hrs, 8.5 kms (lin). 31 Pared de Agulo, 3 hrs, 10 kms, vertigo risk (circ). 32. The Head of the Table & The Fat Back, 5 hrs, 14 kms, vertigo risk (circ). 33 El Cedro Tunnel, 1 hr, 4.5 kms (circ). 34 Classic Garajonay, 3.5 hrs, 10 kms, vertigo risk (lin). Walk La Gomera's walking routes are also available as Viewranger routes to use on your 3G phone or tablet. For Garmin users Tour & Trail Custom Maps are available as digital downloads from Discovery Walking Guides website dwgwalking.co.uk for use in Garmin gps units, Garmin Basecamp and Google Earth. Walk! La Gomera walking routes are highlighted on these maps complete with their walk numbers and direction arrows to give you real time mapping on your Garmin as you enjoy these walking adventures.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (5 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904946895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904946892
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 12 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Walk La Gomera 18 Mar 2014
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I know the Island well but need reminders of specific walks.
As useful as it has ever been. Very informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Walking Guide 24 April 2013
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Contains accurate descriptions and excellent maps of a wide variety of walks. Long, circular, strenuous, less strenuous (no walk on La Gomera is easy!). All couched in a marvelously dry wit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dramatic and unspoilt haven for walkers 30 Mar 2013
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I'm familiar with several other Charles Davis books in the Walk! series from Discovery Walking Guides so I knew this would be accurate, factuall and entertaining. I was not disappointed. If you are planning on visiting this amazing Canary Island - only a quick ferry trip from Tenerife - take this book (and the companion La Gomera Tour & Trail Map. A few pounds very well spent!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Take a good map instead! 27 July 2013
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This book purports to be an update. However, from the three walks we tried the author has not walked them for some long time! e.g views now obscured by vegetation for which you have made a detour.After three we dared try no more.
The walk numbers do not tie in with map that one can buy to accompany it.Nor do they tie with half of the GPS waypoints.
The Charles Davis map shows one path that appears no longer to exist, unless you want to scramble down near vertical scree. The alternative is a long walk down the main road into San Sebastien- no fun!
Despite saying that the book includes GPS waypoints, the 2013 edition does not! To get these you have to download and then run them through a program that most people are unlikely to have and also spend a lot of time.
For us this was a very bad purchase, produced in an amateurish manner. A real disappointment!
By contrast, someone had left a copy of Paddy Dillon's book of walks in the apartment. His walk numbers matched the official trail markers. We will take that next time.
In the event there are Canary trails, which are well marked now, but maybe this post dated Mr Davis last visit? Can I have my money back?
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2.0 out of 5 stars sloppy and cavalier 3 Jan 2014
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The author is sloppy regarding the details of some of the walks and is cavalier in his attitude regarding the challenges of others.
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