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The Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk

From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic through the Baetic Mountains

Guidebook to the Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk, a 416km, 21-day route from Maro on the Mediterranean coast to Bolonia, on the Atlantic. The route, which passes through 7 Natural Parks, links some of Andalucía's most beautiful villages and passes historical sites of both Roman and Moorish origins, including Ronda and Tarifa.


Andalucía's mild winter climate means that this is a region that is suited to year-round walking, apart from July and August when temperatures are generally too hot for comfortable hiking.


Frigiliana, Cómpeta, Alcaucín, Riogordo, Villanueva de la Concepción, El Chorro, Carratraca, El Burgo, Ronda, Montejaque, Cortes de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, Castillo de Castellar, Los Barrios, Tarifa


The route is within the capabilities of anyone who is reasonably fit and walks on a regular basis. Stages vary in length from 14km to 27km, so all can be comfortably covered in a day: most are graded Medium-Medium Difficult, with just a couple graded Difficult due to length.

Must See

Some of Andalucía's most beautiful mountain villages, including Ronda, Frigiliana, Tarifa and El Burgo; Arab and Roman paths; high mountains; ocean views; great food and accommodation; six Natural parks; fascinating historical sites of Roman and Moorish origin
12 Jul 2018
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.30cm

A guidebook to walking the Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk, a 416km route traversing the region from the Mediterranean Coast to the Atlantic, from Maro near Nerja to Bolonia. This long-distance trail through southern Spain is suitable for any reasonably fit walker and can be walked in 3 weeks.

The route is presented from east to west in 21 stages of between 12 and 26km (7–16 miles). It visits 6 Natural Parks and some of the region’s most beautiful villages, including Frigiliana and Ronda.

  • GPX files available to download
  • 1:100,000 maps included for each stage
  • Accommodation details
  • Advice on planning and preparation
  • Information about Andalucia, its towns and villages, and local points of interest

Table of Contents
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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