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Camino

Article · 27 May 2020

Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del...

A track in Extremadura

Article · 17 Apr 2020

Walking from home in Extremadura, south west Spain

Living in isolation on a small finca in rural Extremadura is not much different to normal life for me and husband, Roger. Unless we make the effort, we normally do not see anyone...

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Article · 18 Jan 2020

Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled...

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Article · 11 Jan 2020

Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island offers...

Tenerife

Article · 1 Jan 2020

Explore Tenerife - from easy strolls, day-walks to long-distance trails

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve found myself in Tenerife in the middle of winter. Sometimes I’ve visited to explore the island, and other times it’s been an...

Teixido

Article · 9 Jun 2019

Ruta do Mar: linking the Camino del Norte and Camino Inglés

Dave Whitson describes a newly recovered pilgrimage route in northwestern Spain that offers a stunning coastal connection between the Camino del Norte and the Camino Inglés...

Cadavedo

Article · 11 May 2019

Making the Camino del Norte your own

Spain’s Camino del Norte enjoys some of the most stunning scenery of any pilgrimage. While beaches, coastal views and verdant peaks are frequent fixtures of the official route, the Norte also benefits from an abundance of alternative tracks,...

Traversing

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 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...

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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.

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.

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.

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...

The Highlights of Trekking in Mallorca: The GR221 or the Drystone Route

Article · 6 May 2017

The Highlights of Trekking in Mallorca: The GR221 or the Drystone Route

Paddy Dillon has been walking and trekking in Mallorca, all in the name of 'work'. Here he shares a few highlights of his trip so far.

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.

Trekking the GR1, the Sendero Historico: A Trip Report

Article · 7 Dec 2016

Trekking the GR1, the Sendero Historico: A Trip Report

Tarjei, a keen trekker from Norway, recently finished the whole of the GR1 (the Sendero Historico) with the aid of John Hayes' guidebook. Here he shares his trip report and some...

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.