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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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Beoordeling 8.7 | 3 stemmen | No 4. in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Beoordeling 9
  • Positief Great landscapes all around, never too far from towns if necessary. Slightly off the beaten path, Sanabria is quite nice.
  • pc22
  • Beoordeling 9
  • Positief 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
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief 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.
  • Negatief Angry dogs loose around rural areas.
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Handbook Northern Spain – Noord Spanje | Footprint
  • Zo mogelijk nog betere gids dan de Lonely Planet. Vol met de praktische informatie over reizen, slapen etc. Goede verwijzingen naar websites en veel mailadressen. Zelfde soort informatie als de Lonely Planet, diepgaander met vooral meer tips in de minder bekende gebieden. Vital, vivid and engaging, this cluster of ancient kingdoms is home... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Barcelona (nederlandstalig) | Time Out
  • Een handzame reisgids met veel praktische informatie. Beschrijving van bezienswaardigheden en leuke dingen om te ondernemen ontbreken echter ook niet. Goed gidsje voor bezoek aan een stad. Een der Zwervers heeft de editie van Londen gebruikt en was er zeer over te spreken! Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Wallpaper* City Guide Bilbao | Phaidon
  • 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. * City Guides not only suggest where to stay, eat, and drink, but what the tourist passionate about design... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Nerja | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van een gerenommeerde Engelse uitgever. De tochten zijn met zorg beschreven en voorzien van allerhande nuttige informatie. A guidebook to 24 graded day walks in the mountains of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama in the region of Axarquia. All routes are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Velez-Malaga on... Read more
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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... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Capitool Reisboek Spanje | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Capitool Reisgids De reisgids Spanje is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Spain's Sendero Historico: the GR1 | Cicerone
  • 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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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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids - Plattegrond Michelin in the pocket Sevilla | Lannoo
  • Stadsgids en kaart in één: compact en trendy In deze gloednieuwe kaartgidsen speelt Michelin zijn grootste troeven uit: kwaliteitscartografie wordt perfect gelinkt aan info over alles wat je moet zien en doen in de stad van jouw keus. Resultaat is een reisgids die nauwelijks groter is dan een smartphone - en dus perfect in je spijkerbroek of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Capitool Noord Spanje | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geïllustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Capitool Reisgids De reisgids Noord-Spanje is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Costa de la Luz | Edicola
  • Stap in het echte Spaanse leven, aan de Costa de la Luz. De meest zuidelijke, en meest ongerepte streek van Andalusië. Een reeks eindeloze stranden aan de oevers van de Atlantische Oceaan, tegen de achtergrond van Moorse bergdorpen en verscholen oases. Met in het hart de oudste stad van de westerse beschaving: Cádiz. En, Sevilla binnen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Barcelona voor gevorderden | Oostenwind
  • Ontdek het andere Barcelona Zes Nederlandse journalisten en stadsgidsen in Barcelona vertellen waarom deze metropool hen al jaren fascineert. Ze leggen uit hoe een krottenwijk plaatsmaakte voor drukbezochte beachclubs en FC Barcelona een symbool werd van Catalaanse onafhankelijkheid. Ze tonen de nieuwe parken en pleinen en gaan op zoek naar de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Pelgrimsroute - Wandelgids Camino Portugues | John Brierley | John Brierley
  • Updated to include newer maps and photos and weighing less to support carefree traveling, the latest edition in these comprehensive guidebooks to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of Saint James. Overview route planners plus all 23 daily stage maps... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Handbook Sevilla - Seville Handbook | Footprint
  • Kleine uitgave van de alom gewaardeerde Footprint guides: goede gidsen met veel praktische informatie als hotels, restaurants, openbaar vervoer en musea. Ook gedegen culturele achtergrond informatie. Seductive, sunbaked and hedonistic, the city of Sevilla embodies the romance of southern Spain. Admire the city's amazing architectural heritage,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wandelvakantie in Cómpeta | 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
2016
  • Reisgids Costa de la Luz – mit Sevilla | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Für die Auflage 2016 wurde das Erscheinungsbild des Reiseführers vollständig überarbeitet: + Verbesserte Orientierung im Buch + Größere Fotos + Modernisierte Seitengestaltung + Übersichtlichere Karten. Die andalusische Costa de la Luz mit diesem kompakten Reiseführer individuell entdecken und genießen: Aktuelles Reise-Know-How für die spanische... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Eyewitness Travel Back Roads Spain | DK
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads Spain driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Back Roads Spain
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads: Spain is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back... Read more
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Kaarten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
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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
2010
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Camino de Santiago 50K CNIG Topographic 11-Map Set
  • The whole of Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela in a set of 11 maps: 10 double-sided topographic maps at 1:50,000 plus an overview map of northern Spain, published by the Spanish civilian survey organization.Each 1:50,000 map is double-sided and has four 57 x 35cm panels with full topographic mapping of the area through which the route... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Sierras Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama | Editorial Penibetica
  • Een uitgebreide wandelkaart van het nationale park Seirra Tejeda en de bijbehorende Sierras Almijara en Alhama, met een Engelstalig gidsje met een aantal kort beschreven wandelroutes en MTB-routes. Op de kaart worden hoogtelijnen, plaatselijke voorzieningen, wandelroutes en andere outdooractiviteiten meegenomen. GPS compatible. 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
  • Wandelkaart Montes de Malaga | Editorial Penibetica
  • Een zeer uitgebreide wandel- en fietskaart van het nationale park Montes de Málaga met een spaanstalig gidsje met beschreven wandelroutes van variërende lengte. Op de kaart worden hoogtelijnen, plaatselijke voorzieningen, wandel- en fietsroutes meegenomen. GPS compatible. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Puigsacalm Bellmunt | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Op de topografische wandelkaart worden o.a. berghutten, campings aangeduid en hoogtelijnen, ingetekende wandelroutes en de GR paden (doorgaande... 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 Cap de Creus | 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 Valles de Belagua y Roncal | 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 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 Alta Ruta de los Perdidos | Alpina
  • Bijzondere wandelkaart van een meerdaagse rondwandeling in een schitterend deel van de Pyreneeen. Op een zeer gedetailleerde schaal staat de route ingetekend, de kaartg zelf is van topografisch nivo met hoogtelijnen, relief- en schaduwwerking en hutten en campings. •Hiking map and guidebook (Spaans) •Scale 1:30.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m... Read more
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Walking holidays

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
  • 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 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 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. A relaxed self-guided walking holiday along the ancient Cami de Cavalls path circling the island of Menorca. An established and waymarked GR route, the Cami de Cavalls dates back to the 16th century and was once a military road connecting the watchtowers of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... 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 its 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
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
  • 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
  • Mallorca: Soller Strolls
  • A single-centre walking holiday based in Soller, in the Sierra de Tramuntana. A relaxed single-centre walking holiday based at a boutique finca-style hotel in Soller. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Tramuntana Sierra offers dramatic mountain landscapes, rocky coastline, trails running through olive and citrus groves, and charming... Read more
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
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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.
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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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