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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...
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...
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...
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...

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...