Monday, June 18, 2018

Fancy a ‘Chris Stewart week’?

An opportunity to spend seven days of walking, talking, eating and drinking with the Driving Over Lemons author

Beware of the bull

Rough Guide author Geoff Garvey on the dangers of ignoring signs when hiking, and shares his pick of the Andalucian parks

It’s cute in Cutar

Sally Harrison steps back in time and looks at the Moorish town of Cutar

Two Old Fools go house-hunting

IN 2004 British expat Victoria Twead convinced her ‘long-suffering husband’, Joe to relocate from England to a tiny mountain village in Almeria. She then went on to write Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, the first in a trilogy of books based on her experience which has now spent four months on the UK Amazon Top 100 bestsellers list. Here the Olive Press begins a series of extracts from the popular book …

Andalucia’s ‘home of fun’ that is hardly on the map!

While lost in the Cadiz/Malaga borders, Alcala del Valle is authentically Andaluz and full of spirit, discovers Wendy Williams

Ciudad Real airport shuts after just three years

The airport was used by hunting fans - including Prince Harry

Estepona: The white-village-on-sea

Estepona has found the perfect balance between modern tourism and maintaining its Spanish identity, discovers James Bryce

Rocky mountain way

Walking guru Guy Hunter-Watts heads out on Estepona’s most exciting hike - the ascent of Pico Reales

Cheerful Chilches

Sally Harrison takes us on a tour of a mainly Spanish village

Aracena’s wonderful Grutas de las Maravillas

These incredible caves have been open to the public for 100 years

Ham-azing Aracena!

There are no cinemas, beaches and Chinese takeaways, but it’s ham heaven in the rolling mountain region of Aracena that few have heard of and even less visit, discovers Jon Clarke

Dreamtime in the Aracena

Aracena counts some of the best quality and most peaceful hotels in southern Spain, reckons Jon Clarke

A landscape you’ll never forget

Guy Hunter-Watts, author of Walking in Andalucia, takes a look at the Sierra de la Aracena

Under the bridge at Benamargosa

Sally Harrison takes a tour of Benamargosa on the route of sun and avocadoes

A walk through Hardy’s Wessex

One of his favourite areas for walking, author Guy Hunter-Watts praises Aracena and, continuing his series of walks for The Olive Press, describes a delightfully leafy circuit easy for all the family starting at Galaroza

Up Marbella’s magic mountain

Continuing our serialisation of new book Coastal Walks of Andalucia, Guy Hunter-Watts takes you on an exciting trip up La Concha, the Costa del Sol’s most emblematic peak

Best job in the world

There are three types of dolphin swimming around the Bay of Gibraltar, discovers Wendy Williams

Bravo Baviera

Andy Chapell enjoys a romantic Valentine’s Day outing to the Axarquia... with his chef!

The ape escape!

Wendy Williams has a tug of war with a monkey on a tour around the Rock

Heading for the heights!

A new walking book Coastal Walks of Andalucía charts 50 great walks along the Costa del Sol, the Costa de la Luz and Gibraltar. Here, Guy Hunter-Watts offers a fabulous alternative look around the Rock

The only way is up for Santander airport

The airport is fast-growing - and it's all thanks to one airline

At the peak of good living in Spain

Continuing the series on the villages of the Axarquia, local estate agent Sally Harrison guides us around Alcaucin…

Thousands left stranded after Spanair goes bust

Spanish airline now faces nine million euro fine after government launches legal action

A cleaner drive in Spain

Car hire giant Europcar is introducing electric cars to its Spanish fleet

Vueling introduce flights from Cardiff to Spain

Three weekly services will run between Cardiff and Alicante, and Cardiff and Mallorca

From Andalucía to the Antarctic

Expat Tiki Kyte joins a BBC crew retracing the steps of explorer Frank Wild who a century ago conquered the Frozen Planet
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