Spain

Description

Asturias - by VITI Pisapraos

A land of marvellous nature and astounding contrasts, Spain has made remarkable progress over the past decades in developing hiking trails and facilities. All thanks to the efforts of the Federación Española de Alpinismo (Spanish Mountain Federation) and its many regional branches.

The Spanish Pyrenees are probably the best known hiking area, with the GR11 running all the way across from west to east, parallel to the French GR10. The most beautiful parts of the Pyrenees are protected, like Aigüestortes and Ordesa, and these can get very busy in summer. Another popular hiking area are the Picos de Europa, a limestone massif west of the Pyrenees. The rest of the Cantabrian mountain range, which runs al the way to the northwestern tip of Spain, is much less known. It is a relatively green area and a popular holiday destination for the Spanish themselves. Other mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada, are hiking areas of old. Recent hiking tourism has resulted in the opening up of extraordinary landscapes, like the Extremadura on the border with Portugal which is well-known for its vultures and birds of prey, and of course Andalucia in the south.

Who hasn't heard of Camino de Santiago, the pilgrims' trail to Santiago de Compostela, which exerts an inexplicable attraction on hordes of people?! But there is much more and better too. Nowadays there are more than one hundred long distance trails in Spain. Like in France, these are called GR (Sendero de Gran Recorrido) and marked in red and white. Not surprisingly the "Topoguias" look the same as those of their northern neighbours.

Shorter hiking trails are marked in green and white (Sendero Local) or yellow and white (Sendero de Pequeño Recorrido).

Lastly there are several islands that deserve attention: the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands offer fantastic hiking opportunities. Some long distance footpaths have been established here.

Opinions

Rate 8.7 | 3 votes | No 4. in Europe
  • Miguel
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Great landscapes all around, never too far from towns if necessary. Slightly off the beaten path, Sanabria is quite nice.
  • pc22
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I have walked across Spain twice now and also walked in the Picos mountains, the Cannary islands and across the mountains of Mallorca. The weather seems to be mostly amazing, great diversity of wildlife....in the main the people are friendly and usually relaxed....The Picos mountains in particular were sublime
  • Tanja Laitila
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Good weather all year round, small rural roads and tracks all over to choose and build your own hike with a bit of imagination and liking to adventure.
  • Negative Angry dogs loose around rural areas.
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Map

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Trails

Regions

States

Mountains

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • The Mountains of Nerja
  • Guidebook to the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama mountains in the Spanish region of Axarquía. The 24 day walks are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol. Routes range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs. The mountains are largely limestone, with some summits reaching over 2000m. Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
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United Kingdom
2014
  • The Mountains of Nerja: Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama
  • Guide to walking in the compact but action-packed mountain ranges just north of the seaside town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol, in southern Spain, less than an hour`s drive from Malaga airport. The ranges that make up the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama National Park contain 50 summits of Munros status, as well as lots of wilderness areas... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Nerja | Cicerone | Jim Ryan
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van een gerenommeerde Engelse uitgever. De tochten zijn met zorg beschreven en voorzien van allerhande nuttige informatie. A guidebook to 24 graded day walks in the mountains of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama in the region of Axarquia. All routes are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Velez-Malaga on... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Way of St James - Spain
  • Guidebook to walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route, or Way of St James. A 778km trek through northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela and onto Finisterre on the Galician coast. The camino usually takes between 4 and 5 weeks to hike. Guide to the Frances route, with maps and accommodation details. Read more
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2013
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2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking in the Sierra Nevada
  • This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for 45 day walks and multi-day treks in the Sierra Nevada range in southern Spain. The area provides great scope for the adventurous mountain traveller covering the Alta Montana, the Baja Montana, the Alpajurras valley and the Marquesado Forest. The routes vary in length from 3km to several days. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Sierra Nevada Walking
  • Walking in the Sierra Nevada is Andy Walmsley’s Cicerone guide to the extensive walking opportunities on the highest mountain range in Spain. The mountains provide great scope for adventurous mountain travellers and the guide covers everything from the rugged peaks of Alta Montana to the lower peaks of the Baja Montana. Similarly, the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Sierra Nevada | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. These 45 walking routes (3km–56km) in the Sierra Nevada, Spain’s highest mountain range, provide tremendous scope for the adventurous mountain traveller. Covers the Alta Montana (3000m+), the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2003
  • Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica
  • A guide to walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range in northern Spain. This guidebook describes 60 routes spread throughout the area from selected valley bases with easy access. All the routes are circular and can be done in a day. In difficulty they vary from straightforward, half-day outings to strenuous, full-day ascents. Read more
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2003
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Netherlands
2003
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Netherlands
2003
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica - Noord Spanje | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica is a mountaineering guide to one of Spain’s premier ranges, and includes detailed descriptions for 60 routes spread around the whole of this magnificent... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Spain's Sendero Histórico: The GR1
  • 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. Read more
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2015
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2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Spain's Sendero Historico: the GR1 | Cicerone | John Hayes
  • A step by step guide to walking the 1250km long Sendero Historico (the GR1) across northern Spain. Travelling from west to east, the GR1 starts at the Puerto de Tarna, on the border of Asturias and Castilla y Leon, heads east along the southern flank of the Cantabrian Mountains and the foothills of the Pyrenees before finishing on the... Read more
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  • Camino de Santiago, The Way of Saint James Pilgimage Route Guide
  • The first one-volume walking guide in English to the most popular long-distance route in Europe walked by British tourists. With the advent of low-cost airlines it is as cheap for the British tourist to go to mainland Europe as to the extremities of the UK - which is why in recent years continental long-distance routes have become increasingly... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park Ed. Alpina 40K Map
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible recreational map in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, including a booklet with English language descriptions of several walks, climbs, etc.Contours are at 20m intervals, with relief shading and altitude colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Ordesa y Monte Perdido | Editorial Alpina |
  • Goede wandelkaart, met schaal 1:40.000 van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed uitkomen. Wandelroutes zijn ingetekend en de GR paden (doorgaande wandelpaden) zijn weergegeven met een teken of nummer. Deze kaart is inclusief een Engelstalig boekje met extra... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Outlaws
  • In the late 1970s, as Spain was adrift between the death of Franco and the rebirth of democracy, people were moving from the poor south to the cities of the north in search of a better life. But the work, when there was any, was poorly paid and the housing squalid. Out of this world of limited opportunities a generation of delinquents arose... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Axarquia Tour and Trail
  • Axarquia Tour and Trail hiking map at 1:40,000 from the Discovery Walking Guides covering a popular part of the Costa del Sol, centred on Nerja and extending west to Torre del Mar, east to Almuñécar and inland to Arenas del Rey to include Parque Natural Seirras de Tejeda, Almajira y Alhama.The map is double-sided, with a very generous overlap... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Axarquia tour and trail | Discovery Walking Guides |
  • Goede wandelkaart van de omgeving Nerja - Competa in het binnenland. Large 40,000 scale double sided topographical map specifically designed for car drivers and walkers exploring the Costa del Sol's premiere mountain landscapes. Size 840mm by 720mm flat folded to 240mm high by 120mm wide, includes generous overlap between sides to reduce 'map... Read more
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  • La Axarquia – ‘Land to the East’ of Malaga
  • La Axarquia – ‘Land to the East’ of Malaga is Hilary Gavilan’s Discovery Walking Guide to the history and traditions of this region of southern Spain. The author explores the general history of the areas in addition to the experiences and stories of local people who have lived in the area for more than 50 years. A detailed introduction gives a... Read more
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  • Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park Map/Guide
  • Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 96-page Spanish language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m... Read more
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  • Aneto - Maladeta: Valles de Benasque & Barraves Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • The highest part of the Spanish Pyrenees, the Maladeta massif with Pico de Aneto including the surrounding valleys of Benasque and Barraves, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, accompanied by a booklet with English language descriptions of recommended walks and climbs, accommodation details, etc.Vivid... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Aneto - Maladeta | Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Read more
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  • Cabañeros National Park Map/Guide
  • Cabañeros National Park south-west of Toledo on a large, double-sided map at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 75-page Spanish language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Alta Garrotxa Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Alta Garrotxa area in the eastern part of the Spanish Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, accommodation facilities, etc.The map has contour lines at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring to indicate different types of terrain or... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Alta Garrotxa | Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig / Engelstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. gebied: Comanegra - Bassegoda - el Mont Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alt Pirineu Natural Park Ed. Alpina 50K Map
  • Alt Pirineu Natural Park in the Catalan Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Editorial Alpina. Coverage extends northwards from La Seu d’Urgell and Sort beyond the French border to Aulus-les-Bains. Accompanying booklet includes an extensive list of contact details for various types of local accommodation.The map has... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Parc Natural de l`Alt Pirineu | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Taga - Serra Cavallera Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Taga – Serra Cavalara area in the eastern part of the Spanish Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, accommodation facilities, etc.The map has contour lines at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring to indicate different types of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Taga - Serra Cavallera | Alpina |
  • Gedetailleerde topografische wandelkaart van een gedeelte van de Catalaanse Pyreneeën. Met ingetekende genummerde wandelroutes, overnachtingsmogelijkheden, openbaar vervoer en andere nuttige voorzieningen. Goede wandelkaart van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Vall Fosca - Montsent de Pallars Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Vall Fosca - Montsent de Pallars area of the Catalan Pyrenees in Spain, just south of Bielsa, on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, with a booklet including English language descriptions of recommended walks.The map has contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring to show different... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Vall Fosca - Montsent de Pallars | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • La Tablas de Daimiel National Park Map/Guide
  • La Tablas de Daimiel National Park north of Ciudad Real on a large, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 on a from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The central part of the map, the swamps between the Guadiana and Gigüela Rivers, is shown enlarged on a satellite image indicating access from... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • Doñana National Park Map/Guide
  • Doñana National Park on the western coast of Andalucía at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 57-page Spanish language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has... Read more
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2009
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  • Cotiella – Peña Montañesa Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Cotiella – Peña Montañesa area of the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain, just south of Bielsa, on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, with a booklet including English language descriptions of recommended walks, plus extensive accommodation list, etc.The map has contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Cotiella - Pena Montanesa E25 | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de spaanse pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes, GPS compatible enveel nuttige informatie over MTB, rotsklimmen, wandelroute. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park Ed. Alpina 25K 2-Map Set
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:25,000 in a set of two GPS compatible recreational maps in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, providing more detailed coverage of this popular hiking area.Contours are at 10m intervals, with relief shading and vegetation colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked PR hiking... Read more
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  • Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Cross-border area of the Pyrenees at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map covering on the Spanish side the valleys of Bujaruelo and Ara with the western section of the Ordesa National Park and the Ordesa Valley, and within France extending from the Vignemale Massif to Gavarnie, plus a Spanish/French booklet with recommendations for... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo | Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen / Catalonie. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Book Language: Spanish •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale 1:25.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m distance •Master contours: at 50 m... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Bachimala - Valles de Chistau & Bielsa Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Bachimala area of the High Pyrenees in Spain on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, with a booklet including English language descriptions of recommended walks, extensive accommodation list, etc. With the peak of Gran Bachimala towards the north-eastern corner of the map, coverage extends west to Bielsa and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Valles de Chistau y Bielsa-Bachimala | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Wandelgids -en kaart, GPS compatible. De gids bevat veel nuttige informatie over MTB, rotsklimmen, wandelroute.. ISBN: 9788480904018 Taal :... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Valle de Tena | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
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  • Serra de Montsant
  • Serra de Montsant area at 1:20,000 in a series of GPS compatible maps from Editorial Piolet with cartography based on Spain’s civilian topographic survey overprinted with hiking routes and other tourist information. The overprint includes 11 recommended itinerates in the park, plus eight special walks exploring local flora.Hiking maps in the... Read more
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  • Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park near Olot in the Catalan Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS-compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editoral Alpina, highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, etc, plus a booklet with 26 pages in English providing descriptions of 11 recommended local walks, etc.The map has contours at 10m intervals with relief... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Garrotxa, zona volcanica | Alpina |
  • Goede wandelkaart van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed uitkomen. Wandelroutes zijn ingetekend en de GR paden (doorgaande wandelpaden) zijn weergegeven met een teken of nummer. Met UTM grid Book Language: Catalan, Spanish, English •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale... Read more
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  • Costabona - Alta Val de Ter Ed. Alpina 25K Map
  • Costabona - Alta Val de Ter area of the Catalan Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, highlighting hiking trails, campsites and refuges, etc. Topography is shown by contours at 10m intervals with relief shading and numerous spot heights, plus colouring for woodlands, brushwood, meadows and farmland.... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Costabona | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Idiomes: català; español; english • Hiking map and guidebook • Scale 1:25.000 • Equidistance contours: 10 m distance • Master contours: at 50 m •... Read more
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  • Arganda
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, the country’s military survey organization. Contours are at 20m intervals, without additional relief shading but with graphics and/or colouring to show different types of terrain, vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1 & 2: Lisbon to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Combine the first two sections of the Camino Portugués. Combining the first two sections of the Camino Portugués means that you are getting to visit many of Portugal’s most important, historic cities as well as walking through some of its most beautiful scenery through the ‘Garden of Portugal.’ The walking on these two sections is mainly flat,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • El Hierro: Edge of Europe
  • A self-guided walking tour exploring the pathways of the tiny but beautiful island of El Hierro, Canary Islands. The remarkable island outpost of El Hierro is perched on the westernmost outreaches of Europe; a true Atlantic gem with a rare sleepy charm and fantastic walking trails. Until Columbus set sail, El Hierro was seen as the ‘Ends of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Stage 1 - St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logrono Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the first stage of the Camino de Santiago from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logrono. Walk the first stage of the Camino de Santiago, from St Jean which straddles the French and Spanish border, to Logrono in the famous wine growing region of Rioja. Undoubtedly the toughest stage of the whole Camino de Santiago, but one filled with rewards.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Inglés
  • A 116km pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. In the middle ages, the news of the Camino de Santiago spread all over Europe and Pilgrims from the UK and Ireland would sail down to A Coruña and Ferrol to start their pilgrimage to Santiago. Today we only use the route from Ferrol as it is over the 100km needed to gain your Compostela. The Camino... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1: Lisbon to Santarém Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The first stage of the Camino Portugués - Lisbon to Santarém. This first stage of the Camino Portugués is relatively flat and easy going apart from the short climb up to Santarém at the very end of the section. Starting off in the vibrant city of Lisbon you walk north and eventually escape the urban sprawl to arrive in the ‘Garden of Portugal.’... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Trails of La Palma: La Isla Bonita
  • A self-guided walking tour exploring the wild north and volcanic central belt of La Palma, Canary Islands. La Palma is known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ for good reason; this beautiful isle is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, filled with deep gorges, laurel forests, dramatic cliffs and coastline. You can easily explore all of this thanks to La Palma’s... Read more
Macs Adventure
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  • Camino Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon Self Guided Walking Tour
  • This section runs from Burgos to the wonderful city of Leon. Walk from the medieval city of Burgos to the beautiful city of Leon on the third stage of the Camino. Crop field dominate the landscape on the first part of this stage and there are not many trees in view. The river Pisuerga brings you in to Palencia and into the Tierra de Campos... Read more
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  • Camino del Norte Stage 3 Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the third stage of the Camino del Norte, from Santander to Gijón. Wak the third stage of the Camino del Norte from Santander to Gijon. Walking along wild Cantabrian coastline from Santander takes you through some lovely little fishing villages. The coastline is stunning with quiet beaches and bursting with bird and sea life. You will... Read more
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  • Las Alpujarras Escape
  • Single centre walking and activity holiday based in the Las Alpujarras. Recharge your batteries on this week-long stay at the authentic and stylish 800-year old Casa Rural Las Chimeneas in Andalucia - the perfect base to unwind and explore the secluded green valleys and tranquil villages of Las Alpujarras in Southern Spain. Explore on foot or... Read more
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  • Mallorca: Soller Strolls
  • A single-centre walking holiday based in Soller, in the Sierra de Tramuntana. A relaxed single-centre walking holiday based at a boutique finca-style hotel in Soller. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Tramuntana Sierra offers dramatic mountain landscapes, rocky coastline, trails running through olive and citrus groves, and charming... Read more
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  • Seville & The Sierra de Aracena
  • A city break and self-guided walking tour in Andalusia. A relaxing walking tour in the stunning Sierra National Park combined with a city break in delightful Seville. Spend two days in the exciting capital of Andalusia, exploring, shopping and sampling the delicious local cuisine. Then head into the countryside to relax and unwind in the... Read more
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  • Camino Portugués: Stage 2: Santarém to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk from the gothic city of Santarém through to the beautiful University town of Coimbra. The second stage of the Camino Portugués starts off with a day of relatively flat walking, but you are soon out amongst the rolling hills as the week progresses. This section has three of the most amazing cities on the trip, the gothic Santarém, the... Read more
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  • Camino Stage 4 - Leon to O'Cebreiro Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 4 of the Camino de Santiago takes you from the wonderful city of Leon to the quaint village of O'Cebriero. Walk from the beautiful city of Leon to O'Cebreiro on the Camino Frances. As you leave the plateau of Leon you will see the mountains up ahead as you head to Astorga. This part of the countryside is characterised by broom, heather,... Read more
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  • Pete Mathers 2016-04-23 22:20:08
  • Walking the coast from Gibraltar to France
  • Hi. I'm planning to walk the coast of Spain from Gibraltar up into France. It's actually part of a larger project to walk the whole north coast of the Mediterranean. I hope to set off around Easter next year. I'm in the very early stages of planning my route at the moment and would be very grateful for any advice or suggestions for paths to take.

    At the start, for example, I'm thinking of heading up from Gibraltar to the GR7 and following that east for a bit then dropping down to Malaga. Or following the Great Malaga Path (GR249 - which doesn't seem to be no this site) and the GR92. Does anyone know if the Great Malaga Path is actually finished yet? And what it's like? Basically I'd love to hear from anyone who has walked the coast of Spain or part of it, who can recommend paths to take.
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  • david mazzei 2015-04-28 00:34:52
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  • Hi, I will be visiting Spain/Portugal in Oct from Vancouver. I am looking to do my first European Walk and thinking Southern Spain or Portugal . Being first time and going solo I'm looking for a moderate hike for a week or two. I want to be able to enjoy nature as well as the local culture. I would appreciate any suggestions.
    Thank you Dave
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