Hike El Guro and the surrounding area

From El Guro there are a number of hiking opportunities that are possible for any less experienced hiker. The way  to the waterfall leads past the house. On the other side of El Guro you can hike to Lomo del Balo and pass small beautiful villages. At the top you have a wonderful view over the valley to the blue Atlantic from the terrace of the Macondo restaurant.

You can also hike to El Cercado via the church path.  El Cercado is a small village that is known for the fact that everyday objects and traditional items from the Guanche culture are still produced in the traditional way without a potter's wheel.  

 

Here you will find a good opportunity to watch the artisans at work or to take part in a workshop. Of course, goods are also offered for sale.  This is a challenging hike. Alternatively, you can also get to the bus station in El Guro das Guagua, as the bus is called on La Gomera,  Take line 1 towards San Sebastian and drive to El Cercado.

From El Guro you can walk either along the road or through the Barranco down to the picturesque village of La Calera or to the beach.

But you also have a number of other opportunities to go on short hikes.

The adventurous and varied hiking trail leads to the waterfall right next to the Casa Ambiente.  

Below the first staircase, where there is hidden Federico's little restaurant - an insider tip with a rustic Gomerian atmosphere and authentic island dishes - opposite is the signposted entry to various hiking trails. 

To the Ermita de Los Reyes or further up to Lomo del Balo. On the way you have various options along the picturesque path.

 

About to turn onto the old church path, follow a long staircase, turn right upwards,  or to hike up from La Vizcaina to El Cercado. These are longer and more challenging hikes.

 

Or further along the path  to hike to Lomo del Balo  and there in the small restaurant Macondo, on the terrace with a spectacular view, over the whole valley with its terraces and the sea to El Hierro, to treat yourself to something fine to eat and to take wonderful photos.  

Another, short variant is a hike from Casa de La Seda, entry above the parking lot,  to Los Granados, through the Barranco, along cultivated gardens and fields.

From Los Granados you can hike along the Ruta de Guada, a route that connects different villages in the valley through the Barranco and is one of the oldest routes in the area.