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Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Article · On 27 May 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

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 Norte and related northern routes, Via...
Junction below Foia

Beyond the rugged coastline of the Algarve

Article · On 10 Nov 2019 by Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig

Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, is known for its rugged coast, picturesque beaches and endless hours of sunshine. Beach lovers have been visiting the Algarve since the 60’s but it...

Walking on the Azores: wild, remote and rugged islands

Feature · On 2 Nov 2019 by Paddy Dillon

In the remote North Atlantic, the Azores rise spectacularly out of the sea. With the release of his guidebook, Paddy Dillon rounds up some of his favourite trails on these...
Views towards Lagos

The Algarve: no high mountains but a charming coast and rugged landscape that's perfect for walkers

Article · On 26 Oct 2019

The Algarve might not be considered a walking destination as there are no high mountains but venture past the beaches to enjoy some fantastic walking trails, diverse landscape and mild...
The boardwalk leading towards Porto Covo

An intro to... The Rota Vicentina

Article · On 19 Oct 2019 by Gillian Price

If you have a penchant for dramatic cliffs and awesome ocean scenery with secluded sandy bays, are fascinated by gangly storks nesting on sea stacks, are able to walk around...
Banner Pico De Fogo Volcano On Fogo Island

Walking in the Cape Verde islands

Feature · On 10 Apr 2019 by Mike Wells

Sitting in the Atlantic, 600km from the west African coast, the 10 islands that make up the tiny country of Cape Verde offer an interesting variety of options for walkers...
A dizzying viewpoint over the Curral valley from Eira do Serrado

Walking on Madeira: the island that has it all

Article · On 1 Sep 2018 by Paddy Dillon

For many years, Madeira was a place where people went for sunshine and relaxation but, as Paddy Dillon explains, these days it attracts plenty of adventurers who want to explore...
The Rota Vicentina: a coastal route in Portugal (photo by What if we walked? / @whatifwewalked)

Walking a coastal wilderness: solitude on the Rota Vicentina

Feature · On 14 Jul 2018 by Nell Sleet and Luke Smith

The Rota Vicentina, in south west Portugal, is craggy, ever changing and endlessly dramatic, and is right on the edge of mainland Europe. What if we Walked bloggers Luke Smith...
Bare granite ridge en route to Pedrada

Off the beaten track - hiking in northern Portugal

Feature · On 17 Jun 2018 by Mick Borroff

Mick Borroff explains why he loves walking in northern Portugal and does a good job of making it sound like a truly wonderful place to explore. Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew...
Enjoying the Camino Portugues

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

Feature · On 9 Jun 2018

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...
Felgueiras Lighthouse Foz Do Douro on the Coastal Camino

Camino Portugués – Should You Walk the Central or Coastal Camino from Porto?

Feature · On 19 May 2018 by Kat Davis

Offering stunning views and an abundance of historical sites, it can be hard to choose between the Central and Coastal Camino. Fortunately, link routes mean you can combine the two...
Walking Among A Plethora Of Flowers Towards The Summit Of Poios Brancos Serra Da Estrela

Plant spotting in Portugal

Feature · On 4 Feb 2018 by Andrew Mok and Simon Whitmarsh

Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok were not only astounded by the walking opportunities in Portugal but also its wild flowers. Here, the authors of the Cicerone guidebook to walking in...
Paddy is exploring the Azores: a walkers' paradise

Paddy is exploring the Azores: a walkers' paradise

Article · On 11 Mar 2017 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is exploring the Azores which, it turns out, are a walkers' paradise. Paddy has even managed to find enough wifi to send this blog post in!
The Narrow And Rugged Finger Of  Madeiras Eastern Tip

An island in the sun: a circuit of Eastern Madeira

Feature · On 6 Mar 2017 by Steve Barham

Steve Barham has developed a ‘thing’ about exploring islands – particularly those in warmer climes. Living on the seaboard of western Ireland he’s had the privilege of being able to...
The Path Towards Pico Ruivo

Madeira: not for the faint of heart

Article · On 27 May 2016 by Guy Hunter-Watts

Guy Hunter-Watts, author of Cicerone's Walking in Andalucía, goes walkabout on Madeira and discovers an island that isn't for the faint of heart.
Walking in the Azores - these photos will make you jealous

Walking in the Azores - these photos will make you jealous

Article · On 3 Feb 2016 by Paddy Dillon

Hardy trekker and guidebook author Paddy Dillon is in the Azores doing some research. He is making us jealous with these amazing photos.

Lunching with Lizards on Madeira

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Kev Reynolds

A few years ago, just after Paddy Dillon’s guide to ‘Walking on Madeira’ had been published, long-standing Cicerone author Kev Reynolds found himself standing next to Paddy on the Cicerone...