Portugal

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Portugal - by Henk

It wasn't until the late nineteen-nineties that Portugal started the construction and marking of hiking paths. Long distance hiking trails are still rare. The major Grande Rota (GR's) are in part no more than a promiss. Of European long distance hiking trail E7 (GR12), 80 km on the border with Spain are ready. The GR11, Camino de Santiago, by now runs from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. Most fully completed is the 540 km long GR22, Trail of the Old Towns. Problematic in Portugal are the often outdated maps and sometimes poor condition of paths and markings.

As a good alternative you can hike a range of shorter trails, which you will come across in all national parks and protected landscape areas. These walks last from several hours to a full day, and are marked in red and yellow. Names of these trails start with PR, Pequena Rota (= minor routes), signposts mark the trailheads, although some trails are circular. Try to buy maps and guides through the internet or in you own country in advance, because locally these are hard to come by.

Walking the shorter trails is an excellent way to explore Portugese nature. The first national park that deserves to be mentioned is Peneda-Gerês, a mountain area abounding in water, in the north of Portugal forming the border with Spain. Another good area for hiking is the Serra de Estrela, where you will find mainland Portugal's highest mountain Malhão de Estrela (1993m). Most hikers will be looking for walks in the Algarve, and on the vulcanic islands of Madeira, the Azores (with Mount Pico as the highest at 2351m) and Berlengas. These popular islands harbour bizarre plant and animal life, and offer numerous short marked trails.

Beoordelingen

Beoordeling 8.7 | 3 stemmen | No 4. in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief Not crowded along paths, never too far from towns and villages if needed, nice landscapes, long hikes possible (including 60 kms+ along a mostly desert beach from Troia to Sines along the SW coast)
  • pc22 Augustus 2008
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief Walked the way of fatima down from spain (Santiago)......lovely people, some great countryside views.....sun :D....cheap
  • Negatief The path i followed was not well signed...also a fair bit of road walking
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Paden

Regios

Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Voetwijzer Midden Portugal | Op Lemen Voeten
  • De gids staat boordevol praktische informatie over routes, onderdak, kaarten en openbaar vervoer. Elke wandeling heeft een eigen routekaartje. Kijkpunten verwijzen naar interessante elementen in het landschap. Ook vindt u in de gids een uitgebreide routebeschrijving van een meerdaagse trektocht door de Serra da Estrela. Kaartmateriaal is... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Lissabon | ANWB Media
  • ANWB EXTRA is een compacte reisgids van de ANWB. Met deze gids heeft u een handzame reisgezel, waarmee u zich snel thuisvoelt op de plaats van bestemming. In iedere reisgids staat actuele informatie over bezienswaardigheden, cafés; hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en uitgaan. Bovendien biedt elke gids 5 originele routes, waarmee u de omgeving... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Pocket Lisbon - Lissabon | Lonely Planet
  • Pocket reisgidsen van Lonely Planet zijn een kleinere versie dan de 'echte' Planets. Vaak echter van bijzondere bestemmingen binnen een bepaald land waardoor er meer aandacht is en uitgebreidere tips zijn voor die bepaalde streek i.v.m. de grote Planets. Handzaam formaat, makkelijk in de binnenzak! Toch ook deze vol met praktische informatie.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Lonely Planet Lisbon Pocket Guide
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Lisbon offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Marvel at the intricacy of Belem`s monastery, experience Lisbon on the golden tram, or enjoy a city view from the Castelo de Sao Jorge.Written and researched by a team of experts, this... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Cultuur Bewust Portugal | Elmar
  • Cultuur bewust!-gidsjes zijn altijd handig. Voor mensen die voor hun plezier op reis gaan en voor mensen die beroepshalve voor korte of langere duur in een land verblijven. De taal spreken levert voordelen op, maar de lokale cultuur begrijpen is van onschatbare waarde en wordt in het land van verblijf zeer gewaardeerd. De Cultuur Bewust!-gids... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids weekend Lissabon | Lannoo
  • Voor wie slechts één compacte stadsgids in zijn tas wil stoppen en toch geen enkele bezienswaardigheid of topadres wil missen. Dé gids om Lissabon écht te ontdekken: de plaatsen waar u de stad in zijn authenticiteit proeft, de evenementen van het ogenblik, de heerlijkste shoppingadressen... En daarbovenop, een handige kaart van het openbaar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Rough Guide Pocket Lisbon - Lissabon | Rough Guides
  • Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon is een Engelstalig zakreisgidsje voor alle leeftijden, met beschrijving van de highlights en accommodatie van budget tot luxe, vervoer en plaatsbeschrijvingen - kenmerk: kort en bondig. Met uitneembare kaart. The Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon is your essential guide to Portugal's capital; covering all the key sights,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool Top 10 Lissabon | Unieboek
  • De naam zegt het al: een compacte versie van de veel geprezen Capitool serie. Eigenlijk vergelijkbaar met veel illustraties, veel aandacht voor cultuur en bevolking en hier en daar praktische informatie. Kleine versie, handig in de binnenzak. - Top 10 van onder andere de beste restaurants, de mooiste bezienswaardigheden en de leukste winkels -... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Fotoboek impressions of Lissabon – Lisbon | Vagabond
  • Prachtige - soms zeer verrassende - foto's van deze geweldige stad. Er is vooral gekozen voor sfeer, uitstraling en 'een ziel' in de foto, niet zozeer een verzameling van alle bezienswaardigheden, maar veel meer met diepgang. Een mooi uitgevoerd boek als je de stad wilt proeven en ruiken ...... City Impressions is een unieke levendige serie... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Sunflower North Portugal | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. (Engelstalig) 4 car tours, 68 long and short walks, 20 picnic suggestions If you explore with us, we can set your feet wandering over the hills into breathtaking scenic beauty. History... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Northern Portugal: Car Tours and Walks
  • Northern Portugal is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in the Serra de Arga region, Sao Miguel, Brufe, Boucas Donas and the Vilar-Avelar circuit. A fold-out touring map at the back of the book shows an overview of northern... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelkaart - Pelgrimsroute Camino Portugues Maps | John Brierley
  • Spiritual seekers and travelers will find all the resources they need to walk the Way of St. James in this complete set of maps and town plans covering the sacred route from Lisbon, via Porto, to Santiago de Compostella, including the alternate coastal route. This newly updated, portable travel companion is light enough to carry while walking... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Dominicus Portugal | Gottmer
  • Rijk geillustreerde gids met nadruk op historische en culturele hoogtepunten. Daarnaast nog veel besprekingen van toeristische plaatsen. Zonder meer een complete gids. Een prettig leesboek voor, tijdens en achteraf de reis. Bij Portugal denk je meteen aan de bruisende steden Lissabon en Porto en aan de zonovergoten Algarve. Met langgerekte... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Wallpaper* City Guide Porto | Phaidon
  • Porto Wallpaper City Guides is een Engelstalige trendy reisgids voor alle leeftijden, boordevol informatie over accommodatie van middenklasse tot luxe en plaatsbeschrijvingen - kenmerk: brede cultuur en achtergrondinformatie, bondig geschreven. Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids - Plattegrond Dominicus stad-in-kaart Porto | Gottmer
  • Met de onmisbare Stad in kaart gidsen kom je overal! Door uitvouwbaar kaartmateriaal per stadswijk kun je alle bezienswaardigheden zo vinden. Boordevol adressen van restaurants, hotels, bars en musea. Bovendien bevatten de gidsen uitgebreide uitleg over vervoer met metrokaarten en veel tips om het échte leven in een stad te leren kennen. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Lannoo's Autoboek Portugal | Lannoo
  • De Algarve met haar bontgekleurde rotsformaties is veruit de bekendste bestemming van Portugal. Het is de zonnigste kust van Europa, waar het weer altijd goed is. Maar ook de afgelegen bergdalen en glooiende landschappen in het binnenland kunnen veel toeristen bekoren. In de hoofdstad Lissabon en in Porto komen zowel hippe genieters als... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Portugal | National Geographic
  • National Geographic Reisgids Portugal is een exclusieve gids met sublieme fotografie die u meeneemt naar de bekende en minder bekende bezienswaardigheden. De experts van National Geographic nemen een kijkje achter de schermen en dringen door tot de kern van de cultuur, de geschiedenis en het volk van het land. Bezoek met deze National... Read more
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Kaarten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Porto | Gallimard
  • Let op: Franstalig Met de onmisbare Stad in kaart gidsen kom je overal! Door uitvouwbaar kaartmateriaal per stadswijk kun je alle bezienswaardigheden zo vinden. Boordevol adressen van restaurants, hotels, bars en musea. Bovendien bevatten de gidsen uitgebreide uitleg over vervoer met metrokaarten en veel tips om het échte leven in een stad te... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Valles de Anso y Hecho | 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Rota Vicentina - zuidwest Portugal | Rota vicentina
  • Gedetailleerde wandelgids van de Rota Vicentina in zuidwest Portugal. De kaart is naast Portugees ook Engelstalig. Gedrukt op scheur- en watervast papier is de route keurig ingetekend en met symbolen worden de belangrijkste nuttige zaken weergegeven. De ondergrond van deze wandelkart besaat uit de topografische kaarten van Portugal voor dit... Read more
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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oliveira de Azemeis
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gois
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gois
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mertola
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:100,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 50m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers... Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mertola
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pombal
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grandola
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Marinha Grande
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Moncao
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Marvao
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Marvao
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:100,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 50m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Marvao
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vila Real
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mertola
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Macedo de Cavaleiros
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • A self guided walking holiday in Northern Portugal from Porto to the Douro Valley. From the World UNESCO Heritage Site of the Ribeira, Porto’s old town, to the green and gold geometric landscapes of the Douro River Valley, this area of northern Portugal offers a unique sensory experience where the pace of life has been unchanged for centuries. ... 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
  • Sintra Coastal & Heritage Trails
  • A self guided walking tour in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Follow footpaths through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, easily accessible from Lisbon and filled with castles, palaces and monasteries from the 13th century. Explore this areas rich architectural heritage and lush landscapes and discover golden sandy beaches and its wild and... 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
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 3: Coimbra to Porto Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This section takes you to Coimbra and up to the northern capital of Porto. This section takes you from Coimbra up to the northern capital of Porto. During the course of the week you will walk through vineyards, valleys and woodlands as you head out towards the Atlantic coast before swinging round into the beautiful UNESCO city of Porto, where... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Algarve Coastal Trails Self Guided Walking Tour
  • A self guided walking holiday along the Algarve Coast from Lagos to Sagres. Follow the cliffs, beaches and turquoise ocean of Portugal’s Algarve Coast from Lagos to Cabo Sao Vincente. Secluded sandy beaches, whitewashed fishing villages, excellent hotels and fresh caught seafood combine to delight you at every turn of the trail. Your walk... 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
  • Madeira: The Flower Island
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The flower-filled island of Madeira is full of contrasts; the colonial charm of the towns and villages, the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery, the explosion of colours of the local flora and fauna, its lush green interior and the levadas, the traditional irrigation channels which... 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 less travelled side of Portugal, but one which is no less inspiring and rich in cultural and architectural heritage. From the smells of cooking from the Churrascaria, the swell of emotion from your first sight of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Madeira: The Sunny South West
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A walking adventure exploring the sunniest corner of Madeira, a great year-round walking destination and a nature lover’s paradise. An island of contrasts, explore the rugged coastline, lush interior and towns and villages of the ‘Flower’ island. Madeira’s levadas, a network of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 5 - O'Cebreiro to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 5 of the Camino, O'Cebreiro to Santiago 9 day and 8 night self guided walking holiday. Walk the last section of the Camino through rural Spain ending up in the fabulous city of Santiago de Compostela. A wonderful section of the walk and just enough mileage to gain your Compostela Certificate. This final stage passes through the sierra of... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren, São Miguel
  • Op het grootste eiland van de archipel, São Miguel, maakt u kennis met de uitbundige subtropische Azoreaanse flora en het bijzondere vulkanische landschap. U maakt wandelingen langs de kratermeren Sete Cidades en Lagoa do Fogo en de stoombronnetjes van Furnas. U overnacht in fijne onderkomens, eerst een mooi gelegen appartement en daarna een... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Minho
  • Tijdens deze rondreis met (huur)auto door de groene noordelijke provincie van Portugal, de Minho, bent u te gast in karakteristieke pousada-hotels, met ruime en stijlvolle kamers voorzien van alle mogelijke comfort. Maar het is vooral de ligging die een verblijf in een pousada zo bijzonder maakt. U reist langs de stranden van de Atlantische... Read more
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  • Carsten Witt 2017-02-13 21:38:54
  • Trail from Lisbon to Madrid
  • Who could assist working out the details from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid? Distance/day about 20 km.
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