This guidebook to 45 day walks and treks on Tenerife in the Canary islands explores the coast and mountains of Tenerife with walks ranging between 4 and 32km, with short, easy strolls suitable for walkers of all abilities, to long and challenging routes. Detailed route descriptions are illustrated with the author's own clear contour mapping and colour photographs. This guide is one of a five-part series of guides to the walking on the Canary Islands. Tenerife, as a popular winter sun destination, provides a fascinating and varied landscape for walkers to explore, including the Tenerife section of the long-distance GR131 which links all the Canaries. The guide is split into seven sections - Anaga, Teno, Arona/Guía, Valle de la Orotava, Parque Nacional and El Teide - covering all the best walking to be had on the island, including the rugged 'Three Peaks of Tenerife' route, climbing Guajara, Pico Viejo and finally El Teide. Walks also explore the Parque Nacional del Teide, Las Cañadas, Corona Forestal, Teno and an ascent of El Teide itself, Spain's highest mountain. Alongside the 45 routes in this guide, are essential practical details on travel to and around Tenerife, as well as advice on accommodation and preparation, as well as information on the history, geology and culture of the largest of the Canary Islands.
The finest walks on the coast and in the mountains. 80 walks. With GPS tracks
Author: Klaus Wolfsperger,Annette Wolfsperger
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
Category: Tenerife (Canary Islands)
Tenerife can easily be described as the most versatile hiking paradise of the Canary Islands. The “Island of Bliss” not only offers the highest peak of the Canary archipelago and the whole of Spain - the Pico de Teide measuring 3718m – it also unites countless, completely different types of landscape: the extremely bare, almost desert-like south, holiday destination of sun aficionados, is in strict contrast to the picture landscape of the fertile north with its sumptuous nature. The mountain regions are covered in evergreen laurel and heathered forests as well as extensive woods of pine tree. A scenic highlight is bound to be the moon landscape of the Cañadas del Teide National Park. As a result, Tenerife is not only a refuge for central Europeans who shy away from winter, but mainly an ideal island for hiking. With the wide ocean at all times in sight, the range of the 80 hiking tours presented in this guide includes easy paths over rough cliffs and picturesque trips to heights as well as ascents to peaks that offer a fabulous view – hiking paths through fairytale-like nebulous primeval forests are also included, such as the partially paved Caminos, which in the early days where the main connecting routes between villages. Many tour suggestions in this hiking guide are suitable for less experienced hikers. Skilled mountaineers who do not fear “tours of the drastic kind” and who are in for a touch of adventure and a bit of a kick will also find a rich offering: daring cliff tours, spectacular ravine excursions and extensive mountain trips whose highlight must be the parade summit of the National Park. Atmospheric pictures and excellent hiking maps at an ideal scale of 1:50,000/1:75,000 and informative height profiles round off the picture and ignite curiosity for ever new tours into this bizarre and charming world of mountains. An overall successful guide brought up to date, which leaves nothing to desire!
A car-touring and walking guide to southern Tenerife and La Gomera. There are topographical walking maps and a fold-out touring map. Many short walks for motorists are suggested, along with recommendations of areas for picnics. This edition has been revised by a tour operator and walking guide.
Guidebook to 30 day walks in the West Pennine Moors, the wide open country between Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton in the heart of northern England. Walks from short, easy rambles to challenging hikes, with lots of information on local history and geology explained along the way. The West Pennine Moors cover over 80 square miles of wild and diverse landscape. The area is rich in historical heritage, including historic houses, monuments such as Holcombe Tower and Jubilee Tower, and other reminders of the industrial revolution. The walks are described step-by-step clearly illustrated with OS map extracts and colour photographs.
Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.
The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like. The guide includes: the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages; a description of alternative high-level routes; a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland; and information on accommodation along the way.
To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
This guidebook is split into two parts. In the first, 16 one-day walks and one 4-day trek across the island lead you mostly inland to discover Menorca's castles, former military fortifications and picturesque windmills and houses, as well as its huge taulas and talaiots (ancient stone structures). The second is a 10-day circular trek of the long-distance historic bridleway Camí de Cavalls (path of horses), which leads you round the island's coastline of dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches. The 185km trail was completely restored in 2011 to offer plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The guide provides practical information on transport, accommodation, refreshment and ways to explore even in the low season, as well as factual information on the castles, fortifications, windmills, towns and prehistoric stone 'taulas'. Menorca has long been known for its Balearic beaches, this guide looks beyond the summer sun to the wide reach of potential the island offers for walkers.
Walking guide to the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. The 45 waymarked routes in this guidebook include easy strolls and hands-on scrambles, day walks and long-distance routes including the GR132 and parts of the GR131 which runs the whole length of the Canary Islands. Walks are spread in the guide roughly clockwise and where walks are located beside each other, links between them are often possible, giving you the opportunity to make your own alterations. The routes are described over both islands, with 27 walks on La Gomera and 18 on El Hierro, illustrated with clear contour mapping and inspirational photography. The two smallest of the Canary Islands are no less rugged than their volcanic neighbours, offering a wide variety of little-known walking terrain from steep-sided barrancos and dramatic cliffs to the gentler slopes inland cloaked in laurasilva and pine forests.
This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.
The guidebook describes 45 day walks across eight areas of Gran Canaria, including Las Palmas in the north to Playa del Ingles in the south. Also included is a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131, an island-hopping long-distance trail stretching across all seven of the Canary Islands. There are walks suitable for those of all abilities, ranging in landscape from coastal clifftops to the dramatic volcanic mountains inland. Walks venture through villages and towns, and up to the summits of the highest peaks on Gran Canaria. Each walk gives information on access (predominantly using the island's good bus services), details of places offering food and drink, and notes on the interesting features passed along the way. The book also provides lots of background information on geology, wildlife, plants and flowers as well as practical information on accommodation, currency and language.
Walk This Way features the best of Tenerife's walking routes written by travel writers who specialise in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Some are well trodden favourites, others are strangers to the walking groups; lovely trails that were once the lifeline between communities and are now only used by neighbours and by cats on their morning constitutionals. The book includes: Concise and accurate directions, distances and timings for more than 30 of Tenerife's best walking routes from around the island. Grouped by geographical area, advice is given on weather conditions, types of terrain, what flora and landscapes to expect and even where to answer a call of nature in each location. Routes cover distances that vary from 1km to 17.5km with walking times varying from 1hr to 6hrs 20mins and from easy strolling to trails recommended for fit and experienced hikers only. Comprehensive information on how to get to the start of routes by car and by public transport; points of interest, where to find refreshments and where to stay for easy access to routes. Appendices give quick reference guides to routes by a variety of criteria including length, location, time taken, terrain, family-friendly etc. And much, much more...
This guide is designed for those staying either on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife. Since the two islands are just a 35-minute ferry ride apart, the book offers walks and tours on both. The book is divided into two parts. The major emphasis is on exploring the whole of La Gomera by car or on foot. But the Tenerife section of the book is also packed with suggestions: there are drives (from Playa de las Amricas/Los Cristianos) covering the whole of Tenerife, as well as the best walks in the south, within easy reach of the ferry. All walks are illustrated with 1:50,000 topo maps and all were rewalked only six months prior to publication of this new edition. All 'official' signposted and waymarked government trails have been highlighted and numbered on the walking maps - a real plus: if a walker comes across a signpost for a route not fully described in Noel's text, it can still be used as a short- (or long-!) cut. Note: those going to Tenerife for a long walking holiday, who will be based in the south, should ideally have this book and Landscapes of Tenerife.) For La Gomera: 2 car tours (with accompanying touring map), 50 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 18 picnic suggestions. For Tenerife: 4 car tours covering the entire island (with accompanying touring map), 9 walks in the south (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 13 picnic suggestions. Plans of San Sebastin (Gomera) and Playa de las Amricas/Los Cristianos (Tenerife). Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily. The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which? Recommen
The finest coastal and mountain walks. 66 walks. With GPS tracks
Author: Klaus Wolfsperger,Annette Wolfsperger
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
La Gomera can be considered the wildest of the Canary Islands. From the central highlands of the almost 1500-metre high island, countless, steep-walled gorges wind down to the sea, slicing the otherwise gently sloping island coast like a cake. La Gomera is made for nature-loving walkers, and offers an incredible variety in its countryside: Idyllic valleys with terraced fields and palm groves stand in contrast to precipitous cliffs and spectacular gorges; the magical laurel forests of Garajonay National Park are countered by pine forests and banana plantations. Thus, the hiker can expect a pleasant stroll like no other, between blazing lava beaches, lush, misty primeval forests, ridges shrouded in clouds – and the ever-present, deep-blue Atlantic. This Rother Walking Guide presents the hiker with a wide variety of entertaining tour recommendations encompassing all regions of La Gomera. These walks range from comfortable paths through palm-studded valleys, to tranquil mountain strolls, to panoramic summit climbs – hiking trails through the dreamy, misty primeval forest are mentioned, as well as the partly paved caminos, which once represented the main connecting roads between villages. Many of the 66 tour recommendations are ideal for less experienced hikers. Yet experienced mountain hikers who are not afraid of power hikes and can handle a shot of adventure and risk will also find a rich selection of routes. This excellently researched guide is enhanced by outstanding colour photos and map excerpts based on the Freytag&Berndt hiking map of Gomera (scale 1:35,000), and is highly recommended to all mountain fans of the island. Walkers also interested in the neighbouring islands should check out the Rother Walking Guides on La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
A guidebook for the mainstream traveller wanting to discover the best of the ever-popular Canary Islands. It offers a balance of culture, history, practical information, mapping, photography and listings.
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