Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Granja round walk

By Dave Jones THIS Vega Baja walk follows the PR-CV 447 waymarked route. It is well-signposted on most sections, taking in the villages of Granja de...

Aitana snow ascent

By Dave Jones Dozens of people decided to try to reach the summit of Alicante’s highest mountain, Aitana (1,558 metres) on Saturday. The main draw was...

Benasque – part 1

By Dave Jones THIS week we revisit Benasque – one of the prime locations in the Pyrenees for a spot of winter walking. For those...

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...

Winter walks

THE WINTER is here, with the shortest day of the year on Wednesday heralding the start of the season. In line with recent trends,...

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...

Ombria d’Alfaro

THE SUMMIT of the Ombria d’Alfaro offers wonderful views over large swathes of the mountainous north of Alicante province. The striking Serrella ridge, the...

Aitana

By Dave Jones THIS walk is the shortest of the routes up Aitana, Alicante’s highest mountain at 1,558 metres. Starting from the Font de L’Arbre...

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...

Autumn in the Pyrenees

By Dave Jones AFTER a long, hot summer, life is returning to the Pyrenees with the precipitation that the autumn brings. Mountains streams have been...

Two ravine walk

By Dave Jones THIS route takes in two wonderful ravines in the municipality of Castell de Castells. The walker is rewarded with some spectacular views of...

Benasque – part 2

By Dave Jones WITH autumn arriving this week, heralding the start of the walking season in south-east Spain, there is still time to escape to...

Benasque

By Dave Jones The Plann d’Aiguallut is the most wonderful place I have seen on earth. I’ll tell you why. The walk up starts from the...

Pyrenees paradise – Part 2

THOSE who read last week’s walk may be glad to know that this week’s offering is easier on the legs. The basic route up...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...