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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...

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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...

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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 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.

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...

Meet the map-makers of Mallorca

Article · 31 Mar 2016

Meet the map-makers of Mallorca

Paddy Dillon has been exploring Mallorca, much helped by his Alpina maps. No other maps come close to their level of detail, or include so much useful information for walkers.

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Article · 21 Mar 2016

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Paddy Dillon has been uncovering the secrets of trekking in Mallorca and sent these photos of the long-distance GR221 to make us jealous.

Birds and buds in Andalucía

Article · 5 Feb 2016

Birds and buds in Andalucía

Andalucía is a beautiful place to walk and offers some of the best year-round walking in Europe. Cheap and easy to get to, from the UK at least, and boasting dramatic peaks of up to 3500m, Andalucía should be on your radar if you are looking for...

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...

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...