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Cicerone Guides: Walking the GR7 in Andalucia

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Kristie Shirra

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2007 | #168911 | ISBN-13: 9781852845070
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Guidebook to walking the GR7 trek through Spain's Andalucia. With its white sandy beaches, pine forests, snow-capped peaks, traditional villages, lush river valleys and olive groves, the GR7 takes you on a journey through the most geographically diverse region on the Iberian peninsula. This varied route starts at the southernmost tip of Spain at Tarifa, and meanders through the provinces of C´┐¢diz and M´┐¢laga before dividing. The northern route heads through C´┐¢rdoba and Ja´┐¢n provinces (711km in total), while the southern route passes through Almer´┐¢a and Granada (720km). The route crosses seven stunning natural parks and the Sierra Nevada national park. This is the first guide to cover the whole of the GR7 in Andaluc´┐¢a and gives detailed route descriptions for around 60 days of walking, with options for creating shorter sections and days. Information on all the villages en route offering accommodation is also included so that you can plan your own route.


Overview map; Map key; Introduction; About Andaluca; About the route; Deciding which sections to walk; Northern Fork; Southern Fork; Practical information; Weather and when to go; How to get there; How to get back; Where to stay; Types of accommodation; Facilities; Maps; What to take; Safety and emergencies; Background information; Culture; Andalucian cuisine; Language; History; Current issues; Wildlife; National and natural parks; How to use this guide; Part 1: Cdiz and Mlaga; Cdiz province Tarifa to Montejaque; Tarifa Los Barrios; Los Alcornocales natural park; Los Barrios Castillo de Castellar; Castillo de Castillar Jimena de la Frontera; Jimena de la Frontera Ubrique; Ubrique Montejaque; Sierra de Grazalema natural park; Mlaga province Montejaque to Villanueva del Cauche; Montejaque Arriate; Arriate Ardales; Ardales El Chorro; El Chorro Valle de Abdalajs; Valle de Abdalajs Antequera; Antequera Villanueva del Cauche; El Torcal natural park; Part 2: Northern Fork Mlaga, Crdoba and Jan; Mlaga province Villanueva del Cauche to Rute; Villanueva del Cauche Villanueva del Trabuco; Villanueva del Trabuco Villanueva de Tapia; Villanueva de Tapia Villanueva de Algaidas; Villanueva de Algaidas Cuevas de San Marcos; Cuevas de San Marcos Rute; Crdoba province Rute to Alcal la Real; Rute Priego de Crdoba; Sierra Subbtica natural park; Priego de Crdoba Almendinilla; Almedinilla Alcal la Real; Jan province Alcal la Real to Puebla de Don Fadrique; Alcal la Real Frailes; Frailes Carchelejo; Carchelejo Cambil; Cambil Torres; Sierra Mgina natural park; Torres Bedmar; Bedmar Jdar; Jdar Quesada; Quesada Cazorla; Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas natural park; Cazorla Vadillo de Castril; Vadillo de Castril Coto-Ros; Coto-Ros Pontones; Pontones Santiago de la Espada; Santiago de la Espada Puebla de Don Fadrique; Part 3: Southern Fork Malaga and Granada; Mlaga province Villanueva del Cauche to Ventas de Zafarraya; Villanueva del Cauche Riogordo; Riogordo Ventas de Zafarraya; Granada province (and Almera) Ventas de Zafarraya to Puebla de Don Fadrique; Ventas de Zafarraya Alhama de Granada; Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama natural park; Alhama de Granada Arenas del Rey; Arenas del Rey Jayena; Jayena Albuuelas; Albuuelas Nigelas; Sierra Nevada natural park; Nigelas Lanjarn; Lanjarn Soportjar; Soportjar Pitres; Pitres Trevlez; Trevlez Cdiar; Cdiar Yegen; Yegen Laroles; Laroles Puerto de la Ragua; Puerto de la Ragua La Calahorra; La Calahorra Narvez; Sierra de Baza natural park; Narvez Zjar; Zjar Benamaurel; Benamaurel Cllar; Cllar Orce; Orce Huscar; Huscar Puebla de Don Fadrique; Appendices; Appendix 1: Summary of route itineraries; Appendix 2: SpanishEnglish glossary; Appendix 3: Further information

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Michelle Lowe loves walking and the outdoors. She lives in Edinburgh but has travelled and walked in Europe and South America. This is her first guidebook, but hopefully not her last. Kirstie Shirra has been climbing mountains since she could walk. Based in Edinburgh, she spends much of her time escaping to the unrivalled mountains of the northwest of Scotland. She has travelled in Europe and South America.

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