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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...

Junction below Foia

Article · 10 Nov 2019

Beyond the rugged coastline of the Algarve

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...

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Feature · 2 Nov 2019

Walking on the Azores: wild, remote and rugged islands

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 wild...

Views towards Lagos

Article · 26 Oct 2019

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

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...

The boardwalk leading towards Porto Covo

Article · 19 Oct 2019

An intro to... The Rota Vicentina

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 20km per day, appreciate fresh fish and charming guesthouses and hostels…...

Banner Pico De Fogo Volcano On Fogo Island

Feature · 10 Apr 2019

Walking in the Cape Verde islands

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. Mike Wells spent two weeks visiting six of these islands, walking up volcanic...

A dizzying viewpoint over the Curral valley from Eira do Serrado

Article · 1 Sep 2018

Walking on Madeira: the island that has it all

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)

Feature · 14 Jul 2018

Walking a coastal wilderness: solitude on the Rota Vicentina

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 and...

Bare granite ridge en route to Pedrada

Feature · 17 Jun 2018

Off the beaten track - hiking in northern Portugal

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 Mok,...

Enjoying the Camino Portugues

Feature · 9 Jun 2018

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

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

Feature · 19 May 2018

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

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...

Walking Among A Plethora Of Flowers Towards The Summit Of Poios Brancos Serra Da Estrela

Feature · 4 Feb 2018

Plant spotting in Portugal

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 Portugal, describe where to see some of their favourite plants and...

Paddy is exploring the Azores: a walkers' paradise

Article · 11 Mar 2017

Paddy is exploring the Azores: a walkers' paradise

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

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

An island in the sun: a circuit of Eastern Madeira

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...

The Path Towards Pico Ruivo

Article · 27 May 2016

Madeira: not for the faint of heart

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

Article · 3 Feb 2016

Walking in the Azores - these photos will make you jealous

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

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Lunching with Lizards on Madeira

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 stand at the Outdoor Show. After a day listening to...