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.

Bewertungen

Bewertung 8.7 | 3 Bewertungen | Nr. 4 in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Bewertung 9
  • Positiv Great landscapes all around, never too far from towns if necessary. Slightly off the beaten path, Sanabria is quite nice.
  • 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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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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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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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

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
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
  • Wandelkaart Muntanyes de Prades Paratge Natural de Poblet - Siurana | Alpina |
  • Wandelkaart Muntanyes de Prades, Paratge Natural de Poblet - Siurana - Mapa excursionista y guia Editorial Alpina schaal 1:25.000 met UTM grid. Op de topografische wandelkaart worden o.a. berghutten, campings aangeduid en hoogtelijnen, ingetekende wandelroutes en de GR paden (doorgaande langeafstandswandelpaden). Map of the Mountains of Prades... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelkaart La Alta Ruta de Los Perdidos | 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. És el trekking del Pirineu per excel · lència. Canvi de paisatges en cada etapa, impressionants muntanyes amb històries de grans... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart El Montgo Parc Natural | Editorial Piolet |
  • Gedetailleerde waterproof topografische wandelkaart met ingetekende wandelroutes voor Serra i el Parc Natural del Montgó en omgeving in Valencia Deze gedetailleerde wandelkaart laat zien waar de diverse wandelroutes zijn, waar u hutten kunt vinden, en historisch interessante locaties in het gebied. Deze kaart kan in combinatie met GPS worden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Posets - Perdiguero | Editorial Alpina |
  • Wandelgids -en kaart, GPS compatible. De gids bevat veel nuttige informatie over MTB, rotsklimmen, wandelroutes. ISBN: 9788480901994 Language: Spaans/Frans/Engels Publisher: Alpina Continent: Europa Country: Spanje Region: Spaanse Pyreneeën Scale: 1/25 Read more
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
  • 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
  • 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
2006
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino del Norte Stage 1&2 Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the first two stages of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastián to Santander. Walk the first two stages of the Camino del Norte, from San Sebastian to Santander. Starting in the European Capital of Culture 2016, San Sebastian, walk along the beautiful coastline of northern Spain before heading inland to the lush, green hills of the Basque... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
Macs Adventure
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  • Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The final 110km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago. This section covers the last 100km of the route which is the minimum required to get your Compostela certificate in Santiago. It takes you through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain until you reach your final destination, Santiago de Compostela. Following quiet country... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Tenerife Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the contrasts of Tenerife on this wonderful self guided walking holiday. Tenerife, the largest, most varied and popular of the Canary Islands and is a perfect year-round walking destination. Walk through moonscapes of intense volcanic colour, lush forests filled with exotic vegetation and dramatic coastal landscapes. Woods of aromatic... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Villages of the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Self-guided walking holiday in the Catalan Pyrenees. The Catalan Pyrenees are a walker’s paradise, offering unspoiled mountains, quaint villages, Romanesque churches, and the warmest climate of the Pyrenean range. Enjoy fantastic mountain walks through the warm, wooded hills of the Garrotxa and the dramatic final peaks of the Pyrenees, areas... 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
  • 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
  • Mallorca Coast & Mountain Trails
  • A self guided walking holiday on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Based in three of the island’s most attractive villages and towns— Fornalutx, Soller and Valldemossa— enjoy flexible walking with plenty of time for long lunches of tapas and wine. Exploring the pretty villages and beautiful coastline of northwest Mallorca this is a relaxed... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
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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
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
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Forum

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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
  • New Walker
  • 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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