Espagne

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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.

Evaluations

Evaluation 8.5 | 4 votes | No 5. en Europe
  • Elon Bartov Juin 2016
  • Evaluation 8
  • Positive the landscape, the accomodations and the people attidude.
  • Miguel
  • Evaluation 9
  • Positive Great landscapes all around, never too far from towns if necessary. Slightly off the beaten path, Sanabria is quite nice.
  • pc22
  • Evaluation 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
  • Evaluation 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Owl Sense
  • A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKLonglisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018The owl has captivated the human imagination for millennia; as a predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. Owl Sense tells a new story. On `owl walks` with her teenage son, Benji, Miriam Darlington begins a quest to identify every European... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Muntanyes de Prades Sud: Walks from l`Albiol
  • Muntanyes de Prades Sud: Walks from l`Albiol at 1:15,000 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 also indicates several climbing areas. On the reverse are recommendations for local excursion... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wild Spain: a Traveller`s Guide
  • With a compelling sureness of touch, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Frederic V. Grunfeld offers the reader an intimate knowledge of Spain gained over twenty-five years. He takes the intending traveller south from the Pyrenees, across the central meseta of Castilla and Aragon and down to Andalucia. He finds wild mountain walks above the... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park 2-Map and Guide Set
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido 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 72-page Spanish language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details of refuges and other accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • A Sister In My House
  • Maria and Emma have not seen each other since their mother`s funeral two years before. Now, Emma has come to visit Maria at her house in Spain, and her presence is an unsettling intrusion on Maria`s quiet and solitary life. Over six days in the seaside town together, the sisters cautiously sink into conversations recounting the years of their... Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
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United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Spain's Sendero Historico: the GR1 | Cicerone
  • 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. Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour and Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee against splitting or falling apart, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the region into West and East sections with a generous overlap, produces double sided map... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Costa de Sol - Axarquia | Discovery Walking
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee against splitting or falling apart, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the region into West and East sections with a generous overlap, produces double sided map... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
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... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Nerja | Cicerone
  • 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. Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Taga - Serra Cavallera Editorial Alpina
  • 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... Lire la suite
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  • Taga - Serra Cavallera - Sant Amand - Puig Sestela 2019
  • 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... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Taga - Serra Cavallera | Editorial Alpina
  • 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... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park Editorial Alpina
  • 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... Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa y Monte Perdido Parc Natural map and hiking guide 2018
  • 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... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Ordesa y Monte Perdido | Editorial Alpina
  • 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... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cap de Creus Park Natural Editorial Alpina
  • Cap de Creus Natural Park on the Costa Brava at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, plus a booklet which includes English language descriptions several recommended hiking trails, accommodation details, etc.Topography is presented by contours at10m intervals with relief shading and plenty of spot heights, plus... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Tablas de Daimiel National Park CNIG Map-Guide SPANISH
  • 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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aldeire CNIG Topographic Map 1028-1
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tarifa CNIG Topo 1077-4
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Portellada CNIG Topo 495-4
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gorafe CNIG Topographic Map 993-I
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Perales del Rio CNIG Topographic Map 582-II
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Picon de Jeres CNIG Topo 1027-2
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Matalascañas Sur CNIG Topo 1033
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palafrugell CNIG Topo 335-1
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Macael CNIG Topo 1013-2
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Baza CNIG Topo 994
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Darro CNIG Topographic Map 992-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maro CNIG Topographic Map 1055-I
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Torrevieja CNIG Topo 935
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Lire la suite
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Straat van Gibraltar najaarstrek * vogelreis
  • Beleef de spectaculaire najaarstrek boven de Straat van Gibraltar vanaf de beroemde 'Miradores' van Tarifa en spot vele, bijzondere vogelsoorten. We verblijven in een vriendelijk hotel pal aan het strand van Tarifa. Ook is er aandacht voor de standvogels in het achterland, zoals de Vallei van Ojen en de velden van La Janda. En we bezoeken de... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Transpyreneeën, Etappe 4
  • "Het mooiste avontuur van mijn leven." Dat schreef de Fransman Frederic Parrot over zijn wandeltocht in 1817, waarin hij in 53 dagen van de Middellandse Zee tot aan de Atlantische Oceaan ging. Hij was de eerste die de Pyreneeën van oost naar west doorkruiste. Maar wat hij kon, dat kunnen wij natuurlijk ook. De route van SNP bestrijkt het... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Asturië & Galicië
  • Wandelvakantie naar Spanjes groene noorden. Van de imposante kalkmassieven van de Picos de Europa tot de ruige ria-kusten van Finisterre. Aandacht voor het pre-romaanse culturele erfgoed van Asturië (Asturias). Wandelen over de Camino de Santiago en bezoek aan de beroemde bedevaartsstad. Overnachting in comfortabele hotels. Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Les Pyrénées Cathares
  • Avontuurlijke (ezel)tocht door de fraaie voetheuvels van de oostelijke Pyreneeën, met zicht op de hoogste, besneeuwde bergtoppen bij Andorra. Je overnacht in een gastvrije chambres d'hôtes en een refuge (berghut) op 1600m hoogte, waar heerlijke maaltijden worden verzorgd. Afwisselend door stille bossen en over kleurrijke bloemenweides wandel je... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Sierra de Grazalema
  • De Sierra de Grazalema is een onverwacht groen bergland in het hart van Andalusië, met fraaie witte dorpjes zoals Grazalema en Montejaque, en het bezienswaardige stadje Ronda. Je maakt hier mooie wandelingen in een door regenwater gebeeldhouwd karstlandschap en langs loodrechte rotswanden met nesten van de imposante vale gier. Elke middag loop... Lire la suite
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - País Valenciano
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
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Macs Adventure
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  • Las Alpujarras Escape
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Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Frankrijk - Pyreneeën
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Macs Adventure
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking the Catalan Coast in Style
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Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Spanje - Alpujarras
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Alpujarras
  • Wandelvakantie over de hoge zuidflank van de Sierra Nevada, tot in de zeventiende eeuw het laatste Moorse bolwerk van Spanje. Overnachting in prachtige Moorse dorpjes en Granada. Wandelen in de Alpujarras door een landschap waar de Moren hun sporen achterlieten en hoog tegen de flanken van de Besneeuwde Berg. Een aantal data heeft gegarandeerd... Lire la suite
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  • sophie j 2017-01-17 13:00:23
  • hebergement sur le GR240 Sierra Nevada Espagne
  • bonjour, je cherche des gites sur le GR240 sierra nevada et ce n'est pas simple!
    Si quelqu'un a des idées, je suis preneuse!

    Merci d'avance!

    Sophiej.
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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.
    • Andy King 2017-09-17 08:49:50
    • Would be interested to know how you got on with this. I am not a hiker at present but looking to take a sabbatical in 2019 and walk something similiar. Would be interested in hearing your story or blog
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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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