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 WALKING IN CENTRAL SPAIN

(Castille and Leon, Madrid, Extremadura and Castilla la Mancha)

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Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha (Michelin Regional Maps) - Map scale 1/400,000. Will provide you with an extensive coverage of primary, secondary and scenic routes for this Spanish region. In addition to Michelin's clear and accurate mapping, this regional map includes all the practical information for a trouble free journey, including major town plans as well as tourism information and camping sites to make the most of your journey. Published March 13

Pais Vasco, Navarra, La Rioja (Michelin Regional Maps) Scale 1/250,000. Published March 13

ISBN: 9782061009079 - Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha

Michelin Spain, Castilla y Leon/Madrid Map No. 575 Published June 06

Madrid Y Alrededores (Michelin Zoom Maps) Published April 09

Guadarrama Parc Natural Published Jan 15.

 

 

Walking in Extremadura: Discover Spain's Secret Paradise, Gisela Wood - Extremadura, on the western border of Spain with Portugal, is an important area for wildlife and walking. There is a major reserve at MonfragŁe, which was designated a National Park in 2007, in addition to the Tagus River Natural Park. MonfragŁe is an outstanding birdwatching area, especially for raptors such as the Eurasian Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, and the Spanish Imperial and Golden Eagles. With a Mediterranean climate influenced in the north where it is continental, and to the west where the influence of the Atlantic make it milder, this is a year-round destination for dedicated walkers. Published Oct 12

ISBN: 9788489954953 - Walking in Extremadura

The Mountains of Central Spain, Jacqueline Oglesby - The Sierra de Gredos and Guadarrama are the highest part of the long chain of hills and mountains which splits the big central tableland of Spain. Popular from Madrid, they are rarely visited by foreigners except those en route to the coast or the medieval cities which surround the range. The two sierras form an impressive physical barrier, reaching a height of nearly 2600m and being snow-capped for five months of the year, and they have much to offer the walker, scrambler or climber. The Sierra de Gredos are the highest and most inaccessible mountains in Central Spain with many long approaches up wild valleys or spurs to spectacular corries backed by jagged aretes. The Sierra de Guadarrama, nearer to Madrid and crossed by several high road passes, offer more intimate walking on a dense network of good footpaths and with a rich variety of scenery from rolling ridges to tightly packed granite towers. Published Jan 96. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9781852842031 - The Mountains of Central Spain

North from Granada: A Walking Tour from Granada to Toledo and Madrid in a Direct Line, Roy Nash - A very enjoyable read. This is NOT a serious book about walking in Spain, but a really humorous, and sometimes quite touching, account of the adventures of 2 very different middle-aged men who just decided to walk together from Granada to Madrid. Whether or not you know Spain, or even like walking, I think you're with them every step of the way, and by the end your feet ache too! You feel their frustration as they get into one scrape after another, as they argue and sulk, but are determined to keep going. And at the end you really share their pride when they eventually achieve their goal. Apart from being hugely entertaining, the book is visually attractive, with lots of photographs to aid the reader's imagination, and some amusing vignettes. It would make an ideal gift. Buyer Review. Limited availability. Published April 03.

Hardcover Version Limited availability.
 

Historic Walking Guides Madrid, Beebe Bahrami - This book takes you on a journey through centuries of Madrid's history via a series of walks. Each one is themed, from medieval buildings to historic wine taverns. Find out where artists and writers gathered, and uncover many of the mysteries around Madrid's past. At the end of your day, eat, drink or sleep in one of the suggested historic restaurants, taverns or hotels. Published Dec 09

Barcelona & Madrid Made Easy: The Best Sights & Walks of Spain's Top Cities, Andy Herbach. Published June 06. Limited availability.

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