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. 3 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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IGN
France
2011
  • Loudenvielle et la vallée du Louron à pied - ST06
  • Guide FFRandonnée - Loudenvielle et la vallée du Louron - ST06 - PR 20 baladesAu coeur des Pyrénées, après Tarbes et Lannemazan, quittez la route de l'Espagne à Arreau pour découvrir la vallée du Louron avec ses paysages préservés et ses villages au riche patrimoine... Read more
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
1996
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United Kingdom
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
1996
  • The Mountains of Central Spain
  • Extensive guidebook of walks and scrambles in Spain's central mountains, the Sierras de Gredos and Guadarrama, which rise to 2600m and remain snow-capped for 5 months of the year. Over 70 routes and many options, plus Spain's GR10 that runs through the central spine of both mountain chains. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids walking Barcelona | National Geographic | National Geographic
  • > See the best of Barcelona with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 13 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking Barcelona
  • See the best of Barcelona with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 15 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by... Read more
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United Kingdom
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France
2011
  • Loudenvielle et la vallée du Louron à pied - ST06
  • Guide FFRandonnée - Loudenvielle et la vallée du Louron - ST06 - PR 20 baladesAu coeur des Pyrénées, après Tarbes et Lannemazan, quittez la route de l'Espagne à Arreau pour découvrir la vallée du Louron avec ses paysages préservés et ses villages au riche patrimoine... Read more
De Zwerver
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United Kingdom
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  • LE CHEMIN DE COMPOSTELLE EN ESPAGNE
  • S’il est un chemin historique qui fait rêver le randonneur, c’est bien celui de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Qui n’a pas été tenté par cette aventure, marcher et vivre à son rythme durant quelques jours ? Avec cette formule à pied et en minibus, retrouvez l’ambiance... Read more
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  • Camino Frances Final Stage - Sarria to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
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  • 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. The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a journey for the spirit and soul that millions of pilgrims have completed over thousands of years. Meeting fellow pilgrims, sharing stories and like all those who choose to walk the Camino de Santiago you gain a very... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Camino: Final Stage - Sarria to Santiago (Group)
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