Springtime and sunshine walks
The long daylight hours of spring and summer make walking and trekking a relaxing way to explore the best of a destination. Walk slowly and look at the flowers, or take a dip in a hidden cove. Scramble on some warm rocks and take time to stop for an ice-cream. Here are some suggestions for summery walking and trekking breaks. There's also a guide to what you can see in the night sky at this time of year - enjoy!
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...
Article · 27 Mar 2019
Spring flower walks in the Haute Savoie
A visit to the mountains of the Haute Savoie is always an enjoyable experience, but is especially so in spring and early summer if you are a lover of alpine flowers, says Pamela Harris.
Article · 18 May 2019
Flowers of the Jura Mountains
Switzerland’s Jura Mountains are a stunning, year-round location to explore away from the main mountainous and touristy areas of the Alps. In this article by Ali Rowsell, author of Switzerland's Jura Crest Trail, you will find an introduction to...
Feature · 14 Apr 2015
Spring and autumn in the Drôme Provencale
Local trek leader Hilary Sharp highlights the best places to walk in spring and autumn in the Drôme Provençale area of southern France, including Mont Ventoux, Saint Julien,...
Article · 10 Mar 2015
Skywatch Spring: Canis Major
The second of a seasonal series on exploring the night sky. This article focuses on looking out for Canis Major and Sirius in the spring night sky of the northern hemisphere, just one of author and astronomer Brian Jones’ occasional series to help...
Article · 23 Mar 2019
Above the waves: via ferrata in Catalunya
Following a via ferrata (iron path) is a popular activity in some mountain regions, and Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig tried two in Catalunya during their walking holiday. Although...
Feature · 24 Apr 2019
Scrambling in the sunshine – spring in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas
Mick Borroff recounts his first trip to the Moroccan Anti-Atlas - a place of fantastic mountains, ridgeline scrambles, gorgeous gorges and painted rocks.
Article · 19 Apr 2017
Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain (Tell Us Your Story)
Guest blogger Mick Borroff has been exploring Southern Spain, in particular Nerja and the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama - here are some of his highlights.
Article · 1 Sept 2023
7 Reasons to Visit the Costa Blanca
Think Costa Blanca and, as likely as not, you'll think Benidorm and partying. Well, get ready to think again. There's so much more to the Costa Blanca than the hotspots for drunken tourists. Terry Fletcher, author of the Cicerone guide to Walking on...
Article · 1 Sept 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...
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