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Article · 23 Mar 2019

Above the waves: via ferrata in Catalunya

Following a via ferrata (iron path) is a popular activity in some mountain regions, and Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig tried two in Catalunya during their walking holiday. Although...

The Rock of Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco from Estepona

Feature · 9 Mar 2019

Hiking the GR249: Andalucia's La Gran Senda de Malaga

The Great Malaga Path is a wonderful long-distance hiking route that circumnavigates the province of Malaga in Andalucia and offers the best walking in southern Spain. Whether...

Looking past the village of Tejeda from Monte Constantino

Feature · 10 Feb 2019

A winter camino... On Gran Canaria

After finding the summer heat insufferable on his first trip along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Paddy Dillon decided to try a cooler alternative on Gran Canaria.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2018

Hiking the Chariots of Fire trek in the Spanish Pyrenees

Jonathan Cook battles against snow and broken boots in a world of twisted water, towering mountains and shattered stone as he takes on a challenging high mountain circular route...

Calahorra Castle

Feature · 22 Sep 2018

Camino Mozárabe – a time travelling pilgrimage in Iberia

The Camino Mozárabe is a 1500km pilgrimage route from the Mediterranean port of Almería to the Tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela and onwards to Finisterre on...

The fertile plain between La Sierra de las Nieves and Ronda (Day 12)

Article · 18 Aug 2018

An intro to… the Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk

Guy Hunter-Watts introduces this 21-day trail coast to coast across Andalucía. It's been twenty years in the making and he's excited to share this glorious route with Cicerone...

The track running westwards beneath La Sierra de Chimenea

Feature · 21 Jul 2018

The Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk: a 21-day, 430km walk through the mountains from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

Guy Hunter Watts introduces the Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk - from the early days of planning and designing the route to the completion of this 21-day trek through the Spanish...

Enjoying the Camino Portugues

Feature · 9 Jun 2018

All you need to know about the Camino Portugués or the Portuguese Way

In 2017, the Camino Portugués and the Coastal Camino attracted a total of over 66,000 walkers. So, what makes these trails so special? Lisa Gibbons, from Camino Ways, takes a...

The entire Serra de Tramuntana is a designated World Heritage Site

Feature · 30 May 2018

Mountain Walking in Mallorca - A World Heritage Site, man-eating terrain and a first ascent

Paddy Dillon did a lot of exploring for his latest edition of Mountain Walking in Mallorca. Along the way he encountered 'man-eating terrain', enjoyed the World Heritage site of...

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Article · 23 May 2018

A perfect day in a place called Hell

There is a walkers’ paradise in Extremadura called the Narrow Pass of Hell. On a beautiful last Sunday in February, Gisela Radant Wood found out how it got its name.

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...

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Feature · 11 Mar 2018

Walking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains

Keen for a hike before winter, Joakim Steinsvåg spent a week under blue skies hiking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana range.

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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

Around Spain, off road, on a mountain bike

We all know Spain is a beautiful country, but most of us visit the coasts and the famous cities. Jonathan Halstead, author of Three Wheels on my Bicycle, decided to visit a less...