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Off the beaten track: Escape to Arcadia with a holiday in Spain’s northern region Asturias

It’s said the rain in Spain falls mainly in Asturias … But when Olive Press editor Jon Clarke swapped the crowded Costas for a summer break in this peaceful pastoral paradise, he only wore his raincoat once.

April showers leaves breathtaking landscapes in Spain’s iconic Caminito del Rey

MALAGA’S famed Caminito del Rey, the popular hiking route for adrenaline and vertigo lovers, comes to life in Spring. The infrastructure, the landscapes and the...

Best foot forward: Spain boasts a treasure trove of great hiking just a short climb inland from the costas

Getting out into the rugged interior of southern Spain is a dream come true for hikers and country enthusiasts, writes Niamh Ryan

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...

Irish women rescued from mountains behind Spain’s Costa del Sol after becoming lost during hike

It took several hours for searchers to find the women, a task made difficult by the high number of different trails, many of them being cut off by passing vehicles

Spanish app Wikiloc revolutionising the hiking world

Spanish app Wikiloc fuels hiking resurgence with 13 million routes, writes Dimitris Kouimtsidis

NOT PEAKED: Pensioner mountaineer in Spain gets new KNEE in bid to break incredible world record

Brought up in Spain’s post-war era, human dynamo Carlos Soria has only two ‘eight-thousanders’ to summit before becoming the oldest man in history to conquer all 14

My long road to Ronda – mostly on foot, reveals walking guru

WHEN I first came to Andalucía in the ‘80s Alastair Boyd’s travelogues The Road from Ronda and In The Sierras of the South were...

May is truly the best month of the year in Andalucia

THE month of May signals its arrival in Marbella each year with the blossoming of Jacaranda trees all over town and, as the pretty,...

Sierra de las Nieves moves one step closer to becoming national park

The park is home to the largest population of Spanish firs in Andalusia and more than 150 species of birds.

Spaniards opt for cycling over football

Question of sport

Missing British woman’s remains found in Mallorca

The Guardia Civil believes the woman died in a hiking accident

Caminito del Rey to remain free until March 2016

Beginning in April 2016, access to the walkway will cost €6

Walk on the wild side Mijas-style

Tranquility and stunning vistas lie in wait around Mijas

Fresh appeal for information on missing hiker Robert Golden

Robert Golden went missing during a hiking trip in southern Spain

Boy injured while hiking in Spain

An eight-year-old boy fell while hiking and was admitted to hospital with head injuries

Marbella walk raises over €2700

A charity hike has raised funds for the Arturo Darch children’s leukemia foundation

The hiking trails of Mijas

The surrounding hills of Mijas provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk

Hiking death

British estate agent fell during a hill walk with her husband

‘I was a little stupid’ admits Dutch woman lost in Spanish mountains for 18 days

Mary Anne Goossens, who spent 18 days lost on hillside near Nerja, survived by thinking of her favourite dishes and family

The most stunning place in Spain?

Two cities which have recently become official “sisters”, Ronda (Málaga) and Cuenca (Castilla–La Mancha), are arguably two of the most stunning locations in Spain

Take a walk on the wildside

There are some great hikes in the wonderful Axarquia wilderness from Frigiliana, writes guide John Keogh

Toll road alternative for Andalucia

A new walking and cycling route now links Ronda and Marbella

A hiking miracle

Walkers survive three days lost in atrocious conditions drinking water from rivers and without food





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