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Crossing The Cantabrian Mountains Llana De Puerto

Feature · 11 Sep 2017

Cycling the Vía de la Plata

The Vía de la Plata is one of the great Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela. Cicerone author John Hayes set about cycling the route. Here, he describes the history and culture of the region as well as giving some planning and logistics tips.

The Tramuntana In Mallorca

Feature · 9 May 2017

Trekking in Mallorca – GR221 The Drystone Route – Sample route

Paddy Dillon's new edition of the Trekking in Mallorca guidebook is available now. The route description has been fully updated and includes new and improved mapping. Here we give...

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...

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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...

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...

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.

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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...