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Arriving On Massenella's Summit Plateau

Feature · 5 May 2018

Top tips from Mallorca, the GR221 and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Jonathan and Lesley Williams spent a week trekking through the Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca’s GR221, with Paddy Dillon’s Trekking in Mallorca and Mountain Walking in...

A View Down Over Fornes Walk 22

Article · 7 Mar 2018

Hidden Gem – The Mountains of Nerja

Our hidden gem this month is The Mountains of Nerja. The little town of Nerja is relatively unspoilt, nestling under a range of mountains on the coast just 40 minutes drive from Malaga.

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Article · 4 Mar 2018

Mist on the Risco de San Gregorio, Extremadura

Gisela Radant Wood shrugs off the weather to walk part of Walk 21 from her guidebook The Sierras of Extremadura.

Meeting point of three French routes at Hiriburia

Feature · 28 Feb 2018

An intro to… The Way of St James - France

An intro to… The Way of St James - France, answering questions like 'What's so special about St James?', 'What does the scallop shell mean?' and 'How fit do I need to be?'.

Sierra De La Nieves The Summit Of La Torrecilla

Feature · 11 Feb 2018

The myriad landscapes to walk in Andalucía

Guy Hunter-Watts fell in love with this region of southern Spain on his first visit. Here, he describes its diversity and history, which make exploring on foot all the more...

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Feature · 4 Dec 2017

Three Seasons in Three Days – a trek in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

No matter how many times you climb mountains they can still spring surprises. Is this one of the reasons we keep returning? A simple three-day trek crossing Spain’s Sierra...

Enjoying the sunshine, as well as the walking, in Extremadura

Article · 22 Nov 2017

An Autumn Walk in Extremadura - from Monesterio to the monastery

The walking group in Gisela's village in Extremadura, Spain, have never walked from the town of Monesterio to visit the monastery that sits on the highest point of Badajoz...

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Article · 15 Nov 2017

How Tough Is The Walking And Trekking In The Sierra Nevada?

Richard Hartley explains the grading system for the walks, treks and scrambles in his guide to the Sierra Nevada, home to some of Europe’s highest peaks.

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Feature · 6 Nov 2017

Encounters of the friendly kind: pathfinding in the Sierras of Extremadura

Extremadura has always been a place where people walked. Gisela Radant Wood, author of Cicerone’s The Sierras of Extremadura, is continuing a long tradition of choosing a path...

The Mirador And The View To The South

Article · 21 Oct 2017

An intro to… Extremadura

Extremadura is one of the least-known regions of Spain and also one of the most untouched and unspoiled. Find out a little bit more in this blog post.

Lanzarote - there's something for everyone here

Article · 24 Jun 2017

Lanzarote - there's something for everyone here

Lanzarote really does have something for everyone - there are amazing walks, from easy strolls suitable for children to long-distance treks. Incredible volcanic vistas and, of...

Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain

Article · 19 Apr 2017

Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain (Tell Us Your Story)

Guest blogger Mick Borroff has been exploring Southern Spain, in particular Nerja and the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama - here are some of his highlights.

The Old And New Walkways Clinging To The Cliff

Feature · 9 Jan 2017

Caminito del Rey – The Walkway of Death

Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Steve Barham recently explored the famous Caminito del Rey in southern Spain. Now made much safer, it still provides an exhilarating walk above a precipitous gorge, but no longer retains the title of 'most...

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Feature · 7 Nov 2016

The mountains of Nerja in southern Spain

Above the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol lies the mountainous new National Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. Cicerone's Lesley and Jonathan Williams set out to explore this range as a quick getaway...

Mountain Walking In  Southern  Catalunya

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Walking in southern Catalunya’s Els Ports mountains

Mary describes some of the walking routes in southern Catalunya, an easily accessible area with remarkable diversity and beauty. With a warm climate throughout winter, this region...

Coastal walking in Andalucia

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Where Sierra and Costa meet: The Coastal Footpaths of Andalucia

Guy Hunter-Watts, expert of the region, takes us through the incredible coastal walking to be found in Andalucia, the rich and varied land of southern Spain. He describes the...

Coast to Coast Walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts

Article · 4 Jul 2016

Coast to Coast Walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts

Jonathan and Lesley go walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts, author of several guidebooks to the area.

Terry Fletcher walking on the Costa Blanca

Article · 27 Nov 2015

7 Reasons to visit the Costa Blanca

Think Costa Blanca and, as likely as not, you'll think Benidorm and lager louts. Well get ready to think again. There's so much more to the Costa Blanca than the hotspots for drunken tourists. Terry Fletcher, author of the new Cicerone guide to...

Sierra de Gredos

Feature · 28 Jun 2015

Eagle-spotting in the Sierra de Gredos

Cicerone author Mike Dunn recommends some high-altitude day walking among the eagles, kites and vultures in the granite peaks of the Sierra de Gredos, in the Sistema Central in central Spain, just two hours west of Madrid.

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 24 Feb 2015

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone guidebook

In this blog post, two regular Cicerone fans go walking on Lanzarote with the aid of a Cicerone guidebook. They took the latest edition of Paddy Dillon's guide Walking on...