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The 1:35,000 scale of the `Tour & Trail' map of La Gomera (5th edition) equates to a bit less than 2 inches to the mile and is well suited for walking (between our Ordnance Survey Landranger and Outdoor Leisure series). A unique feature is how it uses route numbering to coincide with the Discovery guidebook `Walk! La Gomera' and all 35 walks described in the guide are marked up together with a few extra routes. These are readily understandable and some strategic bus stops, parking areas and picnic places are also marked to assist route planning. There is a host of detail on viewpoints, refreshment facilities, petrol stations etc. as well as towns or villages and even isolated buildings, plus information offices, public buildings, sports grounds, historical structures etc.

Paths are marked with dotted lines (red for recommended walks) and waypost symbols. Roads are clearly drawn as main, secondary, minor and dirt tracks and the numbering system is up to date where Gomeran numbers are replacing Tenerife designations. The steepness of roads is obvious from the numerous bends shown and incorporation of tunnels. As an island La Gomera is almost round with a central peak (Garajonay) and numerous ravines (barrancas) radiating like spokes from hub to rim. These physical attributes are made clear by use of different subtle shades at each 200m increase in height, and dotted blue lines show water courses, but perhaps more importantly contour lines are stated at 100m intervals with intermediate lines at 50m intervals. Spot heights and trig points are identified but there is no specific indication of craggy areas other than close together contours (wider than OS). Longitude and latitude grid details are provided in relation to Greenwich meridian and it would be possible to link with suitable GPS (except I haven't got one). This `Tour & Trail' map is amongst the best of those I've bought over the years for holidaying in various foreign climes.
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on 26 September 2011
Not sure about 'super durable' but certainly decent enough quality and ours is still fine after 10 days use on the island. Very clear layout and the walking trails that we used from it all turned out well. Contour lines are very helpful in such a rugged terrain with many 1000+ feet deep ravines.
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on 7 January 2013
This map put up with getting soaked, mud-spattered, folded many times in many ways and being shut in a car door. It is polymer, not paper and super strong yet lightweight.

It's a really detailed map showing many off the beaten track places and trails - ideal for walking and off-road biking as well as driving. I like the clear design and added info on the map.

Don't go to La Gomera without it! Highly recommended.
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on 7 March 2013
David Bawn maps are brilliant. If only there was one for every Island! They are so clear and very easy to read, perfect for walking, perfect for driving, and above all, accurate! If you are going to use these maps often, then get the 'super durable' edition which are exactly that. These maps will help you really find the best very places of interest and beauty on the island.
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on 30 April 2012
Have just come back from walking in La Gomera and have used both the map and the associated walking book. If you walk, can thoroughly recommend as the instructions are accurate and clear so you do not need a guide. A must
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on 7 February 2013
This is a good buy especially if you intend to visit the world heritage forest because it is so damp and windy and the map is not affected by those conditions
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on 20 April 2013
If we had bothered to leave the hotel then I think this map would have been really helpfull! Lots of other people in the hotel using it though!
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on 23 February 2013
Excellent map with clear features and made from really durable material. Just the thing for taking on a walking holiday,
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on 2 February 2012
This book and map proved invaluable on a walking holiday in La Gomera. The map is clear, detailed and tough - and can be used for motoring as well as walking. The book links with the map and contains accurate instructions on the walks - but beware, there are no easy walks on La Gomera!
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on 28 April 2012
This is an excellent, very clear map. All you need I feel for walking and getting around this lovely island.

Obtainable in La Gomera but probably cheaper from Amazon.
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