Spanien

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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.

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Bewertung 8.5 | 2 Bewertungen | Nr. 4 in Europa
  • pc22
  • Bewertung 9
  • Positiv 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
  • Bewertung 8
  • Positiv 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.
  • Negativ Angry dogs loose around rural areas.
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Bücher

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
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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United Kingdom
2003
De Zwerver
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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2003
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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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United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Footsteps Through the City of Malaga | Footsteps guides |
  • Stadswandelgidsje met veel leuke wetenswaardigheden, historische anecdotes en illustraties. Part One provides simple directions to guide you along a circular walking route, linking key city features: making the ‘journey between’ as important a part of your visit as the key-note attractions. And alongside the fool-proof route directions, in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wandelvakantie in Cómpeta - Andalusie | Joost Schepel |
  • De Sierras de Almijara y de Tejeda zijn bergketens met indrukwekkende toppen tot tegen de 2000 meter. Het ligt ten noordoosten van Malaga. In 1998 heeft Andalusië hier een gebied zo groot als de halve provincie Utrecht tot beschermd natuurgebied verklaard. Je kunt hier dagen wandelen zonder iemand tegen te komen. Het witte bergdorp Cómpeta;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Merian Live De mooiste wandelingen in Barcelona | Deltas |
  • 10 volledig uitgestippelde wandelingen door het heden en verleden van de Catalaanse hoofdstad 10 wandelingen langs historische plaatsen en moderne bezienswaardigheden Gedetailleerde beschrijvingen van de wandelroutes Tips voor restaurants, tapasbars en cafés om onderweg even op adem te komen Praktische informatie om wegwijs te raken in de... Read more
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Germany
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Karten

Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten Spanischer Jakobsweg WK 133
  • • Der Spanische Jakobsweg ist die Pilgerroute Europas – sozusagen der Ferrari unter den Fernwanderwegen des Kontinents.• Jedes Jahr wandern tausende Menschen auf der 800 km langen Strecke von den Pyrenäen durch Nordspanien nach Santiago de Compostela – manche auch noch weiter zum Atlantischen Ozean, an dem man einst „das Ende der Welt´´... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Way of St. James to Compostela: Spanish Section
  • The main route of the Way of St James to Compostela across northern Spain presented at 1:100,000 on a durable, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Kompass, arranged as 26 separate strips, each with a route profile, plus additional street plans of central Logroño, Burgos, León and Santiago itself.The whole route is covered on 26 panels, each... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Travessa dels Tres Refugis | 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. Product Description Book Language: Catalan, Spanish, French •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale 1:25.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 20 Puigmal - Costabona | Rando Editions |
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart met veel toeristische informatie en bijzonder gedetailleerd. Wandelroute en hutten / campings zijn ingetekend, met hoogtelijnen. Andere dorpen in de Pyreneeën op deze kaart: Setcases - Camprodon - Prats de Mollo - Arles sur Tech - Mont Louis - Saint Pierre dels Forcats - La Pobla de Lillet - PN del Cadi Moixero (Spanje -... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 8 Reino de los Mallos | Editorial Pireneo |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Este mapa incluye los siguientes puntos de interés: Sierras de Gratal, Caballera, Lobarre, Agüero; Santo Domingo, La Peña; Ayerbe, Bolea, Loarre, Riglos, Villalangua, Longás;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Ruta del Silenci, Serra de Montsant | Editorial Piolet |
  • Gedetailleerde wandelkaart van de Serra de Monstant in Catalonië; met daarop ingetekend de Ruta del Silenci/Ultra Trail Serra de Montsant. Watertappunten, sanitaire voorzieningen en gevaarlijke punten zijn aangegeven. Meertalige legenda; uitleg over de routes op de achterzijde. La Ruta del Silencio surge de un sueño. Un sueño entre una montaña;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parque Regional Carrascoy y el Valle | Editorial Piolet |
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart van een klein gebied. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en hoogtelijnen. Excellent 1:20.000 scale map of the area of Regional Park Carrascoy y el Valle in Murcia. Includes local signaling pathways, GR, PR, Nordik Walking tour and most characteristic areas of diving. Equidistance between contours 10 m. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Montserrat | 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. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parque Natural Sierra de Castril | Editorial Piolet |
  • Goede wandelkaart met hoogtelijnen en ingetekende wandelroutes van het Parque Natural Sierra de Castril in het zuidoosten van Spanje. Mapa de excursionismo del Parque Natural "Sierra de Castril"; situado en el extremo noroccidental de la provincia de Granada y colinda por el norte y el oeste con los abruptos relieves de las sierras prebéticas... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Valle de Benasque | 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. Book Language: Catalan •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale 1:30.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m distance •Master contours: at 50 m •Shady relief... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino del Norte Stage 4&5 - Gijón to Santiago
  • Walk the last 2 sections of the Camino del Norte from Gijón to Santiago de Compostela. This trip combines the wild cost of Asturias with the tranquil, but tough hills of Galicia. We have added in a rest day in Ribadeo to this schedule due to the intensity of the walking days. This section takes you along the coast of Asturias through an... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Full Camino - St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Walk the full Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. Walk the full Camino Frances (Way of St James) —a journey for the spirit and soul that millions of travellers complete year after year. Setting off from St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and finishing in Santiago de Compostela, you will enjoy... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Catalonia
  • Self-guided walking holiday in Catalonia. Discover the dramatic and wild landscape of Catalonia on this Spanish walking adventure. This area of Spain is a walkers paradise, boasting a wide variety of stunning scenery. From coastal cliffs to medieval mountain villages, secluded coves to densely forested hills there is something to suit everyone.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 4: Porto to Tui Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This stage crosses the border from Portugal to Spain across the Minho river. On this trip you cross the border from Portugal into Spain when crossing the international bridge over the Minho river. During the course of the trip you will pass through a wide variety of landscapes, from the urban sprawl of Porto to rolling green hills and stretches... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Full Walk: Lisbon to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The full 611km of the Camino Portugués pilgrimage. Walk the full Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, and enjoy a quieter Camino and a less travelled side of Portugal, but one which is no less inspiring. From the smells of cooking from the Churrascaria, the swell of emotion from your first sight of Santiago de Compostela,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago - 8 Days
  • Walk the last 100km of the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela over 6 walking days. Walk the classic final stage of the Camino de Santiago, covering the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago over six walking days. This breaks up the longest day (usually 28km) between Palas de Rei and Arzua. By adding an extra night you will have more... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 2 - Logrono to Burgos Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 2 Camino - Logrono to Burgos 7 day and 6 night self guided walking holiday. Walk from Logrono, in the region of Rioja to the medieval city of Burgos on the second stage of the Camino. The first part of this stage is relatively easy and the landscape is dominated by vineyards, as you head towards Santa Domingo country roads dominate and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Andalucia: The Sierra de Grazalema Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Inn to inn self guided walking holiday in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Andalucia. Walk the quiet trails of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park between the white villages of Andalucía. Marvel at this “undiscovered” oasis of green, a mountainous area sprinkled with picturesque white-washed villages such as Grazalema, Montejaque and the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Gran Canaria: Island of Contrasts
  • Explore the contrasts of Gran Canaria on this wonderful self guided walking holiday. Often referred to as a continent in miniature, the Canary Island of Gran Canaria offers a unique walking experience, from the rugged coastline broken up with sandy beaches and whitewashed villages, to lush forests, tropical plantations and arid volcanic... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Costa Brava in Style
  • Self-guided walking holiday on the Costa Brava staying in boutique hotels. Discover off-the-beaten-path Costa Brava in style, walking on quiet trails between traditional villages, and staying in stylish boutique hotels. This less travelled part of Costa Brava is home to hidden gems such as the medieval town of Begur, one of Spain’s prettiest... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino del Norte Stage 2 Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the second stage of the Camino del Norte, from Bilbao to Santander. Walk from the Bilbao, renowned for it's art and architecture to the other historic Spanish city of Santander. Begin with a walk through the outskirts of Bilbao, before walking along world class beaches and taking in the views up the beautiful Rias. (Fjords) Wander... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino del Norte Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the full Camino del Norte. A dramatic and sometimes challenging route to Santiago, this Camino more accurately reflects the true pilgrim experience. Taking you from San Sebastian along the north coast of Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the route alternates between dramatic coast, rugged Galician mountains and some of the best cities in... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in La Gomera Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Discover the botanical paradise of La Gomera on foot. Discover the botanical paradise of La Gomera on foot. La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, lies just 30 kilometres off the coast of Tenerife, but is a world away in terms of atmosphere and landscape. Steep cliffs along the rocky coastline give way to volcanic peaks inland and deep... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Menorca: The Cami de Cavalls Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday following the Cami de Cavalls around the coast of Menorca. Discover the authentic countryside and stunning coastline of Menorca as you walk the ancient the Cami de Cavalls, the Path of the Horses, around the coast of Menorca. Dating from the 16th century, the Cami de Cavalls is an ancient pathway which was originally... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hidden Gems of the Costa Brava
  • Self-guided walking holiday in Costa Brava. Discover off-the-beaten path Costa Brava, walking on quiet trails between traditional villages. This less travelled part of Costa Brava is home to hidden gems such as the medieval town of Begur, one of Spain’s prettiest coastal villages Calella de Palafrugell, and the elegant enclave of... Read more
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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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