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Coastal Walks in Andalucia

The best hiking trails close to Andalucía's Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines

Pre-order - Publishing 19 September 2024

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Over 40 half and full-day walks along Andalucia's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. The guidebook features the best of the Subbetica range, nearly all walks falling within Natural Parks and Reserves, from Vejer to Tarifa on the Atlantic and from Estepona, Marbella and Mijas to Nerja and Almunecar on the Mediterranean. Year-round walking.


The coastal belt of Andalucía enjoys mild weather in winter, spring and autumn, while even in mid summer walks can be enjoyable thanks to the cooling influence of the Mediterranean Sea.


The area covered by this guide stretches from Vejer to Tarifa on the Atlantic Coast, and from Estepona past Marbella and Mijas to Nerja and Almuñecar on the Mediterranean.


Walks are graded as: easy, easy/medium, medium or medium/difficult. Several of the walks involve some steep ascents and descents but the routes have been chosen so that all are within the capabilities of anybody in good health who walks on a regular basis. The guide contains a mixture of half-day and full day walks.

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A few hundred metres from the beaches of Andalucía's southern seaboard, the mountains of the mighty Subbetica range offer some of the finest walking in southern Europe. Mainland Spain's highest peaks, some rising to almost 4000m, are cut through by deep gorges while a series of high villages facing south to the Mediterranean serve as perfect walking bases.
2 Aug 2016
19 Sept 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.55cm

A guidebook to 40 coastal walks in Andalucia, Spain. Exploring six natural parks along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, plus La Sierra de Mijas, the routes are graded by difficulty, with options to suit both beginner and experienced walkers.

Walks range from 6 to 20km (4–12 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–8 hours. The routes cover the Costa de la Luz and Costa del Sol, as well as the Nerja region and Cabo de Gata near Almeria, with Malaga airport providing easy access and Andalucia’s favourable climate allowing for year-round walking.

  • Clear route description illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping
  • GPX files available for download
  • Information on refreshments and access
  • Suggestions for walking bases in each geographical area
  • Notes on history, plants and wildlife and local points of interest

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Guy Hunter Watts Cicerone author HUNTERWATTS

By Guy Hunter-Watts

Guy Hunter-Watts lived and worked in Andalucía for over 30 years. After studying at the universities of Santiago and Salamanca, he taught English in South America before moving to the Ronda mountains where he led guided walks for almost 25 years. His work as a walking guide and freelance journalist took him to many corners of the planet including India, Namibia, Tanzania, Latin America and Mongolia. Sadly, Guy passed away in 2023.

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