Contadero-El Cedro

Contadero-El Cedro + Pathways of La Gomera
Contadero-El Cedro + Pathways of La Gomera

Nature trekking in the heart of La Gomera

Located in the municipality of Hermigua, this walk crosses a valley which traps the clouds the trade winds bring. This high level of humidity allows greenery to flourish species like ridge heath woodland, Myrica faya and laurel forest. It is worth mentioning the great variety of trees native to Garajonay such as Indian Bay, laurel and linden trees. This walk through the hills of La Gomera ends at El Cedro waterfall, a natural 150 metre high waterfall which fills the reservoirs in the farming valley of Hermigua all year round.

A pathway through laurel forest to a unique hermitage

At six kilometres long and with an incline of 551 metres, this route to El Cedro combines conditioned pathways with forest tracks along the three and a half hour trek. Besides its botanical and ethnographic importance, the final stretch of the walk takes you to a hermitage with an unusual history. Built in 1935 by an English governess who worked for a wealthy family, her party on the last Sunday of August was the most important on the island. Since 1984 the pilgrimage has become a procession with a picnic lunch.

Isla La Gomera
Medium

Medium

Lineal

Lineal

551 m

551 m

3 h 30'

3 h 30'

All year round

All year round

Yes

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