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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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My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: Part 2

Feature · On 15 Dec 2019 by Anne Sheehan

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

Camiño dos Faros: discover the Way of the Lighthouses

Feature · On 13 Oct 2019 by John Hayes

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

Hiking the GR249: Andalucia's La Gran Senda de Malaga

Feature · On 9 Mar 2019 by Steve Barham

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 undertaken as a...
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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Hiking the Chariots of Fire trek in the Spanish Pyrenees

Feature · On 20 Oct 2018 by Jonathan Cook

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 in...
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Camino Mozárabe – a time travelling pilgrimage in Iberia

Feature · On 22 Sep 2018 by Bloo Anderson

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 Galicia’s...
The track running westwards beneath La Sierra de Chimenea

The Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk: a 21-day, 430km walk through the mountains from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

Feature · On 21 Jul 2018 by Guy Hunter-Watts

Guy Hunter Watts introduces the Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk - from the early days of planning and designing the route to the completion of this 21-day trek through the...
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...
The entire Serra de Tramuntana is a designated World Heritage Site

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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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.
Sierra De La Nieves The Summit Of La Torrecilla

The myriad landscapes to walk in Andalucía

Feature · On 11 Feb 2018 by Guy Hunter-Watts

Guy Hunter-Watts fell in love with this region of southern Spain on his first visit. Here, he describes its diversity and history, which make exploring on foot all the more...
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Three Seasons in Three Days – a trek in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

Feature · On 4 Dec 2017 by Richard Hartley

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 Nevada...
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Around Spain, off road, on a mountain bike

Feature · On 6 Nov 2017 by Jonathan Halstead

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...
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Encounters of the friendly kind: pathfinding in the Sierras of Extremadura

Feature · On 6 Nov 2017 by Gisela Radant Wood

Extremadura has always been a place where people walked. Gisela Radant Wood, author of Cicerone’s The Sierras of Extremadura, is continuing a long tradition of choosing a path and following...
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Photogallery: Trekking Spain's GR1

Feature · On 13 Oct 2017

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...
Crossing The Cantabrian Mountains Llana De Puerto

Cycling the Vía de la Plata

Feature · On 11 Sep 2017 by John Hayes

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...