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Gr131  Canaries

Feature · 1 Jan 2020

Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Steve Barham describes his experience of trekking the still-developing GR131 long-distance route across all seven of the Canary Islands, covering 651km and 20,000m of ascent in...

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Feature · 1 Jan 2020

Backpacking the GR131 in Tenerife

Bart Caers takes a solo walk along the beautiful, lonely GR 131 on the Atlantic island of Tenerife, where the route takes in desert, rainforest and volcanic wilderness.

Roman road

Feature · 15 Dec 2019

My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: Part 2

Anne Sheehan recounts the second part of her walk from her home in Sheffield to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.

Cabo Vilan and its amazing lighthouse

Feature · 13 Oct 2019

Camiño dos Faros: discover the Way of the Lighthouses

John Hayes presents northwest Spain's Camiño dos Faros and explains why writing the Cicerone guide was such a special experience.

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.

Leaving The Refugio Josep Maria Blanc Behind On Day Four Banner

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...

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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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...

Castle At La Iruela In The Sierra De Cazorla Cover

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...

Day 26 The Quiet Village Of Aguero With Its Neighbouring Rock Formations

Feature · 13 Oct 2017

Photogallery: Trekking Spain's GR1

During April and May 2017 Rose Muylaert walked a large section of the GR1, or Sendero Historico, in Spain. She shares these photos from the stretch between L'Escala and the Basque country, saying that "it was a splendid but secluded walk, but I like...

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 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...

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.