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Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020 by Steve Barham

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 five weeks and crossing...
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Backpacking the GR131 in Tenerife

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020

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.
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The other side of the Canary Islands

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by...
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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...
Looking past the village of Tejeda from Monte Constantino

A winter camino... On Gran Canaria

Feature · On 10 Feb 2019 by Paddy Dillon

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.
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A forgotten castle in Northern Cyprus

Article · On 23 Dec 2018 by Nike Werstroh

While exploring the trails in Northern Cyprus, a forgotten castle in the Kyrenia Range grabbed the attention of Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig, and a narrow trail begged to be...
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...
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Mountain Walking in Mallorca - A World Heritage Site, man-eating terrain and a first ascent

Feature · On 30 May 2018 by Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon did a lot of exploring for his latest edition of Mountain Walking in Mallorca. Along the way he encountered 'man-eating terrain', enjoyed the World Heritage site of the...
Arriving On Massenella's Summit Plateau

Top tips from Mallorca, the GR221 and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Feature · On 5 May 2018 by Jonathan Williams

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 Mallorca guidebooks. Here, Jonathan...
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Crusader castles and Byzantine churches in Cyprus

Feature · On 31 Mar 2018 by Pamela Harris

Ever since Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, was said to have risen from the waves, Cyprus has been a popular destination for both lovers and sun-worshippers, many of...
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Walking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains

Feature · On 11 Mar 2018 by Joakim Steinsvåg

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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The heartbeat of the Selvaggio Blu - running through Sardinia

Article · On 24 Jan 2018 by Tania Noakes

Tania Noakes relives the challenge she set herself in Sardinia - walking the Selvaggio Blu or the Wild Blue; an inspiring name for an unforgettable adventure.
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Cyprus: From Venetian Bridges to an abandoned village

Feature · On 6 Nov 2017 by Nike Werstroh

Trails criss-cross the hillsides and the tranquil forest hides Venetian bridges, ruins and stories in Cyprus. On the island where every passing century has left its own stamp and where...
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Trekking in Mallorca – GR221 The Drystone Route – Sample route

Feature · On 9 May 2017 by Paddy Dillon

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 you...
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.
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The Cami de Cavalls: A trek on the sunny side

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Jonathan Cook

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.
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Sardinia in the Springtime

Feature · On 14 Sep 2015 by Peter Thomasson

Armed with Paddy Dillon’s Walking in Sardinia and some recently-acquired Italian, Peter Thomasson and his wife Dorothy set off to explore the contrasting landscapes, fascinating pre-history and challenging road surfaces...
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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...
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Climbing the Cavall Bernat on Mallorca

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Jim Sutherland

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...