News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Gisela takes her walking group to visit the monastery that sits on the highest point of Badajoz Province, walk 30 from her guidebook to Extremadura.
Richard Hartley explains the grading system for the walks, treks and scrambles in his guide to the Sierra Nevada, home to some of Europe’s highest peaks.
According to my boss, ‘Slovenia’s a very pointy country’. Having booked my first group walking holiday after a lot of worrying about fitness, getting left behind or getting stuck half way up a mountain, this information was less than helpful.
Jim Ryan has been climbing Aconcagua and the high Andes for 17 years. Here he relates some of the changes, from conditions to costs, regulations and routes.
Lanzarote really does have something for everyone – there are amazing walks, from easy strolls suitable for children to long-distance treks. Incredible volcanic vistas and, of course, a fair few beautiful beaches. Here are a few suggestions.
Using walking poles, or even a single pole, will reduce knee pain and increase hill climbing power and endurance. Joe even uses them for ultrarunning – here’s the lowdown.
Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.
Guest blogger Mick Borroff has been exploring Southern Spain, in particular Nerja and the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama – here are some of his highlights.
Gillian Price, author of several Cicerone Press guidebooks, had to let us know about a wonderful initiative in Cascia – a town in Umbria that was badly damaged in the 2016 earthquakes.
If you’re heading off walking, trekking or biking in Slovenia, why not learn a few phrases – even just please and thank you – to endear you to the locals?
Paddy Dillon is exploring the Azores which, it turns out, are a walkers’ paradise. Paddy has even managed to find enough wifi to send this blog post in!
The area of the High Tatras is described as “an ideal location for a mountain holiday, and especially for the adventurous walker”. But where are they?
It’s important to make sure you have the correct travel and health insurance before any holiday, particularly an adventurous one, so James Rushforth, author of Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites, shares this advice.
C’est vrai, Provence is very beautiful. From short strolls to longer more challenging walks there is something for everyone to enjoy in this area of France. In this excerpt of Janette Norton’s two-part guide to Walking in Provence find out what plants and flowers can be seen whilst walking through the rolling hills and wild crags of Provence.
‘You know that walk of yours that goes up to the Roca Xapada and then returns the same route? Well it can be done as a circuit. We’ve found a really good route up Xapada using a gully to get up the steep bits – only one mildly tricky manoeuvre and then a good path and you can come down the usual way’.
Looking to escape the dark gloomy weather? How about heading off to check out some winter sunshine? The province of Catalunya is in north eastern Spain, bordered by the Pyrenees to the north and the Mediterranean to the east.
The view down from Puig Campana on the Costa Blanca over Benidorm must be one of the weirdest from any mountain in the world. It stands there looking surreally like Cape Town or Hong Kong, but you know it’s neither. Long gone is the small fishing village, replaced by a holiday megopolis of high rise apartments and hotels.