There are numerous other sources of information about Walking in Spain. Blue text indicates a clickable link.
In our own area – the Costa Blanca – there are 2 old guide books published by Cicerone and written by a member of our own group. These are Costa Blanca Mountain Walks – Vol 1: West and Vol 2: East. These were first published in 1995 and have recently been revised into a single volume – Walking on the Costa Blanca, now edited by Terry Fletcher.
Several other tomes have been published with walk suggestions. Costa Blanca Walks by Charles Davis and published by Santana Books was published in 2006 and contains details of 33 walks. Santana Books have now ceased trading.
Rother Walking Guides publish a guide to the Costa Blanca and the most recent edition was published in 2014. It has details of 50 walks.
A Sunflower book on Costa Blanca was last updated in 2009.
All of these are now somewhat outdated.
Web resources include:-
- Map showing yellow and white waymarked paths in the Valencia Community.
- Link to the Mountaineering Club of Valencia in Spanish and Valencian. (includes insurance details if you become a member!)
- Link to the Natural Parks of the Valencian Community
- A downloadable guide to walking in general and Y/W footpaths in the Valencia Community
- Link to the Spanish walking club of Alicante.
- A link to a site on footpaths and summits in Castellano
…………….and many more.
In other areas of Spain:-
A link to a fine walk across the Picos de Europa and Cordillera Cantabrica in the north of Spain undertaken by a member of the Austrian Alpine Club. Details of some of the stages along with gps routes are here.
There are many comprehensive route outlines on this similar site – also run by lovers of the Mountains of Spain. Hiking Iberia also has the aim of making walking routes freely available to enthusiasts throughout the world which are also in Dutch, German and Spanish. See Hiking Iberia for more information.
A site in Castellano containing many routes with gps files similar to Walks in Spain.
Several sites dedicated to the mountains of Spain as a whole:-
Mendikat – a free resource with history which depends on contibutors.
Rutas y Sendas – a free resource with limited routes.
An enthusiasts list of walks mostly in the eastern part of Spain!
The Spanish OS allow free download of their map sheets providing they are not being used for commercial purposes. These images can be stitched together and viewed in programmes and apps, although the many fully commercial apps available may make you wonder if you need these. One such app that works well is Oxi Explorer. In fact many footpaths and tracks do not appear on Spanish maps and have to be ferreted out! The maps used for the Costa Blanca have been painstakingly created showing an overlay of walked paths and tracks by Bob and Jean Hall and they are happy to pass a copy on to users. Other areas that are covered on this site also have Spanish OS source sheets and these can be obtained by contacting the webmaster.
In the UK although there are many sites that will charge you for walk details but there is one – www.walkingbritain.co.uk – that has many free routes and in Scotland you can use www.walkhighlands.co.uk/
Turkey has a vast array of mountain regions and the Culture Routes Society has opened up the well known Lycian Way and other long distance routes throughout Turkey. They have an app and several guides and maps for sale to help with route finding.
Mainland Greece has a set of walks along the Pelion peninsular helpfully aggregated by the Friends of the Kalderimi which you can find here