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Cicerone Guides: Trekking The GR1: Spain's Sendero Historico: Across Northern Spain from Leon to Catalonia

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: John Hayes (Author)

304 pages, 90 colour photos, 60 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #224829 | ISBN-13: 9781852845698
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NHBS Price: £17.95 $22/€20 approx

About this book

Trekking The GR1: Spain's Sendero Historico is for trekkers tackling all or part of the GR1 (Sendero Historico) – 1250 km of waymarked route across northern Spain through the Pyrenean foothills from Puerto to Tarna at the western end to near L'Escala on the Mediterranean coast. Broken into 7 sections and 53 stages, the walking goes through remote landscapes, but accommodation is available every day, and the terrain is not difficult. Providing all the information trekkers will need, Trekking The GR1: Spain's Sendero Historico combines practical information about planning your own itinerary, when to go, what to take and the accommodation, cuisine and terrain with general information about the varied geology and history of the area.

Route description is accompanied by contoured mapping and stage and section summary information, as well as detailed information about any accommodation available en route. The GR1 meanders through some of the best scenery northern Spain has to offer while visiting many medieval churches and castles from the time of the Christian kingdoms, the reconquest, the crusades and Spanish Unification as well as key locations in the development of modern Spain. And you'll have long views of the changing landscapes all the way, as the mountains of Spain are not cloaked in trees.


Topography of the route
Climate and vegetation
Agriculture and wildlife
What the trails are like
Staying in Spain
Eating in Spain
When to go
Breaking the GR1 into chunks
Planning your walk
What to take
Finding your way
Using this guide

1 Puerto de Tarna to Reinosa
Stage 1 Puerto de Tarna to Salamon
Stage 2 Salamon to Prioro
Stage 3 Prioro to Camporredondo de Alba
Stage 4 Camporredondo de Alba to Cervera de Pisuerga
Stage 5 Cervera de Pisuerga to Brañosera
Stage 6 Brañosera to Reinosa

2 Corconte to Berantevilla
Stage 1 Corconte to Pedrosa de Valdeporres
Stage 2 Pedrosa de Valdeporres to Salazar
Stage 3 Salazar to Paresotas
Stage 4 Paresotas to Bóveda
Stage 5 Bóveda to Espejo
Stage 6 Espejo to Fontecha
Stage 7 Fontecha to Berantevilla

3 Berantevilla to Olite
Stage 1 Berantevilla to Peñacerrada
Stage 2 Peñacerrada to Bernedo
Stage 3 Bernedo to Santa Cruz de Campezo
Stage 4 Santa Cruz de Campezo to Los Arcos
Stage 5 Los Arcos to Larraga
Stage 6 Larrage to Olite

4 Olite to Murillo de Gállego
Stage 1 Olite to Ujué
Stage 2 Ujué to Sos del Rey Católico
Stage 3 Sos del Rey Católico to Petilla de Aragón
Stage 4 Petilla de Aragón to Biel
Stage 5 Biel to Murillo de Gállego

5 Murillo de Gállego to Graus
Stage 1 Murillo de Gállego to Loarre
Stage 2 Loarre to Bolea
Stage 3 Bolea to Arguis
Stage 4 Arguis to Nocito
Stage 5 Nocito to Paúles de Sarsa
Stage 6 Paúles de Sarsa to Ligüerre de Cinca
Stage 7 Ligüerre de Cinca to Tierrantona
Stage 8 Tierrantona to Salinas de Trillo
Stage 9 Salinas de Trillo to Graus

6 Graus to Gironella
Stage 1 Graus to Lascuarre
Stage 2 Lascuarre to Puente de Montañana
Stage 3 Puente de Montañana to Àger
Stage 4 Àger to Hostal Roig
Stage 5 Hostal Roig to Messanés
Stage 6 Massanés to Oliana
Stage 7 Oliana to Cambrils
Stage 8 Cambrils to Sant Llorenç de Morunys
Stage 9 Sant Llorenç de Morunys to Sant Lleïr de la Vall d’Ora
Stage 10 Sant Lleïr de la Vall d’Ora to L’Espunyola
Stage 11 L’Espunyola to Gironella

7 From Gironella to the coast
Stage 1 Gironella to Lluçà
Stage 2 Lluçà to Alpens
Stage 3 Alpens to Ripoll
Stage 4 Ripoll to Sant Pau de Segúries
Stage 5 Sant Pau de Segúries to Oix
Stage 6 Oix to Besalú
Stage 7 Besalú to Banyoles
Stage 8 Banyoles to Orriols
Stage 9 Orriols to Sant Martí d’Empúries
Appendix A Route summary tables
Appendix B A Spanish coast-to-coast
Appendix C Useful contacts

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John Hayes is a retired management consultant with degrees from Liverpool University and University College London. Immediately after finishing work in 2011 he embarked on an epic 5,000 km trek across Europe, walking from Tarifa in Spain to Budapest. John first walked the GR1 in early 2013 and has made two return trips.

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