Spain's Sendero Historico: The GR1
Northern Spain - Picos to the Mediterranean
By John Hayes
Guidebook to the 1250km of Spain's Sendero Historico (GR1), traversing northern Spain from Puerto de Tarna in the province of Leon in the west to the Mediterranean near L'Escala in Catalonia, through fascinating, varied landscapes and the foothills of the Pyrenees. Described in 53 stages, about 25km each in length, with detailed mapping.
Seasonspotentially accessible throughout the year but best experienced from April to early June and in September and October
CentresReinosa, Vitoria, Olite, Murillo de Gállego, Graus and Gironella
Difficultyquiet and often remote providing a wide range of walking experiences none of which requires technical expertise; accommodation can usually be found on the route and at the end of a 7 to 8-hour walking day
Must Seecombines visits to many of the most important sites in the country's historical development with some its best scenery
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John Hayes is a retired management consultant with degrees from Liverpool University and University College London. Immediately after finishing work in 2011 he embarked on an epic 5,000km trek across Europe, walking from Tarifa in Spain to Budapest. John has written for numerous walking and trekking magazines, and has written four walking guides and a cycling guide for Cicerone.View author profile
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