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Cataluña’s lakes – part 4

HAVING completed the 4.4km from Cavallers reservoir to the stepping stones just short of the Ventosa i Calvell mountain refuge, there are several options...

Walking back to Spain

Day 2 – part 2 In today’s Costa Blanca News read about the second part of day two of the walk, returning to Baños de...

Summer walks part 4

Bujaruelo back to Panticosa – Day 2 WAKING up in San Nicolas de Bujaruelo is an experience you will never forget. Even in high summer,...

Summer walks

IT'S that time of year again. The heat has descended. Mad dogs and Englishmen are the only ones venturing out in the midday sun, etc....

Cataluña’s lakes – part 3

SETTING out from Cavallers reservoir at a height of 1,750 metres, the walker has a well-trodden route to follow to the mountain refuge named...

Benasque – part 2

THE BASIC route outlined here, below the famous peaks of the Maladeta Massif, is one of the most popular in the Pyrenees. Best avoided...

Winter walks – part 2

THE TENA Valley is the closest high-mountain area of the Pyrenees to the Costa Blanca. It offers almost limitless possibilities for hiking, with short...

Menejador (1,352 metres)

By Dave Jones THIS route is at its best on a cold, crisp winter morning. It makes use of two waymarked short distance footpaths in...

Pyrenees autumn walk

By Dave Jones IT’S onto the GR-11 trans-Pyrenean footpath for our autumn walk. This stage, from Baños de Panticosa to Sallent de Gallego, is one...

Back to Benasque

By Dave Jones It’s a long way to Benasque – but it’s worth the effort. With copious winter snowfalls – and more in the spring...

Around Aneto

Day 2 part 1 The second leg of the walk is a dawn to dusk affair. It’s a brutally tough day’s walking – but also...

Bird hide route

THIS walk on the tracks of La Mata-Torrevieja natural park takes in two bird hides on La Mata lake and one watchtower. These offer...

Benejúzar bound

By Dave Jones THIS route follows the left bank of the River Segura from Benijófar to Benejúzar. As such, it’s a celebration of all things...

Catral’s nature area

By Dave Jones THIS is short route which runs from Catral village to the nature area (Aula de Naturaleza) on the edge of El Hondo...

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