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The Spectacular Town Of  Ronda

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Birthday celebrations on the Andalucían Coast to Coast route

In the spring of 2016, Cicerone’s Lesley Williams travelled to southern Spain to trek along a section of the Andalucían Coast to Coast route, a long distance trail that crosses...

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...

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...

Camino Aragon

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Trekking the Camino Aragon

Last year we found a brochure offering a pilgrimage on the 200km Aragon Route, a side arm of the Camino de Santiago or Way of St James in Spain. Most pilgrims take the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. The Camino...

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.

Camino dos Faros

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Discovering the Camiño dos Faros

The Camiño dos Faros, or ‘Lighthouse Way’, is a superb coastal walk that follows the Costa del Morte (‘Coast of Death’) for 200km around the coast of Galicia in northwest Spain. As the name suggests this a wild and rugged coast, battered by...

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Feature · 8 Dec 2015

The Cami de Cavalls: A trek on the sunny side

Jonathan Cook samples a two-day section of the Camí de Cavalls, a 186km long-distance route round the coast of Menorca, the smallest of the Balearic Islands.

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

If you think the Costa Blanca of southern Spain is all about sangria, sombreros and stuffed donkeys Terry Fletcher has a surprise for you – it’s time to discover some of...

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Feature · 13 Jul 2015

Following My Camino to Santiago

Gail Delahunt shares her experiences joining a group walking part of the Camino de Santiago from St Jean Pied-de-Port in the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in the north west corner of Spain and discovers there’s much more to following a...

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Feature · 13 Jul 2015

Trekking Spain’s Sendero Histórico, the GR1

Cicerone‘s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, reports from a recent trek – 10 days across Aragon on part of the 1250km of Spain’s Sendero Histórico, the GR1, which charts a...

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.

Climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · 25 Mar 2015

A difficult day in the Pyrenees

An extract from A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds reveals that sometimes you can have 'Something of a doo-day'. This story takes place in the Pyrenees, near the valley d'Oô.

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...

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Climbing the Cavall Bernat on Mallorca

The Serra del Cavall Bernat is a scramble that lies between the bay of Cala de Sant Vicenc and the Vall de Boquer in the northeast of the island of Mallorca. Although rising to a mere 353m, it has very steep cliffs, which on the seaward side plunge...

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Article · 17 Mar 2014

Walking on Gran Canaria (Tell Us Your Story)

We woke up to a warm and sunny Christmas day. We were on Gran Canaria and spent every day of our holiday exploring this island on foot. Our plan for Christmas day was to walk up...

GR7 Route Andalucia

Article · 29 Jul 2013

Walking the GR7 route in Andalucia - top tips for anyone planning a trip

Check out our top tips for anyone planning to walk the GR7 long-distance route in Andalucia. Walking the GR7 in Andalucia is a fantastic experience, with good weather, varied and...

Mountain Walking In Southern Catalunya

Article · 7 Feb 2012

Cicerone author Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya - Roca Xapada

You know that walk of yours that goes up to the Roca Xapada and then returns the same route? Well it can be done as a circuit. We've found a really good route up Xapada using a...

The Way of St James

Article · 3 Aug 2010

Walking the Way of St James (Tell Us Your Story)

When initially planning the route and thinking about kit, accommodation and gear, I thought it was all about the walking - after all, 800km is a considerable distance. I was wrong...