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Explore Spain: Walking the Mirador Challenge around Javea on Costa Blanca

The Mirador challenge may be gruelling at 30kms long, but the views more than make up for it, writes Joshua Parfitt.
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Albacete: Why you should visit central Spain’s underdog tourist destination

To mark Castilla-La Mancha day on May 31st we take a look at one of Spain's most under rated cities.
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How Spain’s Valencia region has become a coastal paradise for wine lovers

Wine tourism is taking off across the region of Valencia. Matthew Desoutter at Simply Spanish Wine takes a look at what's on offer.
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RANKED: Top five ski resorts in Spain

WE love Spain for its sun and sand (and sangria, seafood, drool…) but who goes to ski in Spain?  If you’re flying to southern Spain in May and overhear talk of ski resorts, you’ll freak out you’re on the wrong plane.  But Spain is Europe’s second-most...
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Off-the-beaten-track: Ten destinations in Spain that should be on your travel bucket list in 2022

Looking for a destination that is picturesque but also tourist-free, well look no further, here is a list of the top ten hidden destinations to visit on your next holiday. El Rocío, Andalucía  This small town feels very apart from the outside world and is only...
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Where bandits once trod: A riding adventure through the stunning Sierra Morena in Spain’s...

Jon Clarke heads on a riding adventure into the Andalucian outback of the Sierra Morena near Sevilla
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Xacobeo: Why 2022 is an extra special time to visit Spain’s Santiago de Compostela

By Shannon Chaffers IT may not appear so according to the official calendar, but 2022 is extra special for pilgrims making the journey to Santiago de Compostela after the Pope extended the Jacobean Year because of the pandemic. The Xacobeo Year (also known as Jacobean Year...
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Exploring Spain’s Serrania de Ronda by bike is a true adventure

Discovering Arriate and the Serrania de Ronda by bike has never been easier
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Discover one of Spain’s best kept secrets: The Guadalhorce Valley, Andalucia’s answer to the...

There’s a secret world of lakes, white villages and rocky mountain highs in the Guadalhorce hills behind the Costa del Sol, writes Jon Clarke
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TRAVEL: 12 beautiful places to see the autumn colours in Spain

Now that it’s officially autumn, what better way to welcome the season than a trip to see some of Spain's most beautiful autumnal locations. Here are twelve places in Spain to see gorgeous autumn colours: Take a trip up north to visit the Basque Country...
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Spooky! How Halloween is celebrated in different parts of Spain

HALLOWEEN has grown in popularity in Spain in recent years much like across the rest of Europe, with the country adopting American style celebrations such as ‘trick or treating’ and fancy dress parties.   Traditionally however, it is the day after Halloween - All Saints Day...
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Eight forests in Spain’s Andalucia to lose yourself in this autumn

AUTUMN is the perfect time to lose yourself in the forests of Andalucia. In a world where everything goes too fast, reconnecting with nature can do wonders for the mind and soul and the wide variety of plant species in the region makes the Andalucian...
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Under the sea: Five wineries in Spain with underwater cellars that you can visit

Spanish winery submerges bottles underwater in a twist to the aging process
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Treacherous trails: Six Spanish hiking routes that will make your knees tremble

1. Caminito del Rey, Malaga Let’s start with the one everyone knows. Pinned into the steep walls of El Chorro gorge, this 3km boardwalk rises to over 100m above the river below and was dubbed the ‘world’s most dangerous walkway’ following five fatal accidents in...
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Six wine-growing regions in Spain to enjoy the grape harvest this autumn

Autumn is in the air, and in Spain that means that we are moving into the best season to enjoy a spot of wine tourism. We all know that Spain produces some of the world’s finest wines and has some incredible bodegas to visit, and...
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Six new hiking routes for trekking enthusiasts in Spain’s Alicante

SIX new trails have opened up for hiking enthusiasts in Alicante. As of this Sunday, September 26, the Hiking Programme 'Walking with the Provincial Council' will commence and offer six new hiking routes for trekking enthusiasts in the region. Over the course of several consecutive weekends,...
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IN PICS: Discover ‘bonkers’ new Crazy Golf course just opened on Spain’s Costa del...

A FABULOUS new crazy golf course includes a toilet to circumnavigate. The ingenious hole sits alongside other holes with gnomes, the Rock of Gibraltar and a windmill. All part of the zany mind of Paul Hickling, it sits in a hidden valley between Casares and Manilva. One...
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Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getaway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing
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HIDDEN GEMS: Ten of the most unusual museums in Spain

SPAIN has its fair share of world-class museums and galleries to visit, but look beyond the major tourist attractions and you will find some small and sometimes frankly bizarre collections dotted across the country. Here are ten of the most unusual and fascinating museums to seek...
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All roads lead to Rome in Merida, one of Spain’s best kept travel secrets

THE city of Merida boasts the best-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy, and without the crowds. Founded in 25BC, Augusta Emerita as the city was then known, served as the capital of Rome's westernmost province, Lusitania.  Today a modern city stands where Romans once dwelled, architecturally unremarkable...
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What a corker! This Spanish bodega has just been crowned best in world to...

A SPANISH vineyard has beaten the world’s finest to be named the best in the world to visit. Herederos Marques de Riscal in Spain's La Rioja region has been given the accolade by online drinks retailer, The Bottle Club. Fifteen vineyards from around the world were...
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Paddocks Paradise: An unforgettable horse-riding experience in Andalucia’s Serrania de Ronda

FORGET everything you think you know about riding horses when you turn up at Paddock Paradise, a family-run establishment a few miles from Ronda off the Gaucin road. I confidently assure husband and wife team Fernando and Delphine that I am an experienced horsewoman, albeit...
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EQUINE DREAM: Finca La Donaira is Andalucia’s luxury eco-retreat with its own studfarm

La Donaira’s natural horsemanship classes with 90 Lusitano horses is the perfect escape for riding fanatic Fiona Govan
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Full wind ahead on a kitesurfing adventure on Cadiz’ Costa de la Luz

The sport of kitesurfing leaves Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a nasty ‘shock’
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Walk this way: Why Cordoba should be top of your Spain travel list

For most tourists Cordoba is all about the Mesquita, the Alcazar and the Roman bridge. Laurence Crumbie took the road less travelled and found a city chock full of treasures.
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