Picos De Europa: Northern Spain (Landscapes)

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The Picos de Europa, one of Europe's last mountain wilderness areas, are the high point of a long ridge of mountains which runs along the north coast of Spain, the Cordillera Cantabrica. Rising to 2648m (about 8700ft), the Picos are divided into three spectacular limestone massifs separated from one another, and from the surrounding ranges, by precipitous gorges - a truly spectacular area in which to walk or tour.

This guide covers the entire range (all three massifs): Urrieles (central Picos), Cornión (western Picos), and Ándara (eastern Picos).

It contains a wealth of information about the dazzling array of plant and animal life you can expect to see when exploring the range. The author, an all-round naturalist, has been living and guiding walking tours in the Picos de Europa for almost 30 years. Together with Mike Lockwood, she has also written Sunflower's guide to the Costa Brava.

1 car tour with several detour options (and accompanying touring map), 18 long and short walks (each illustrated with 1:50,000 topo maps), 6 easy walks especially suitable for motorists, 5 picnic suggestions. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.

The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which? Recommended Provider of Guidebooks.

We found your book and it became our bible! I don't think we have ever used a guide book more intensely or enjoyed one so much! --(C&LM, Lowestoft)

We have walked and climbed in the Rockies and the Himalaya, but the Picos are unique, and we are so glad that we went. Your book contained so much information, together with the beautiful pictures and the very useful maps, that we felt we were really getting under the skin of this part of Spain. --(MH, Glos)

Your walks took us through flower meadows awash with fragrance, buzzing with insect life and clouds of butterflies, through sleepy villages lined with cherry trees so heavily laden that fruit fell to the ground untouched, and up through steep mountain gorges with goats and donkeys for company. Thank you so much. --(SP, Harrogate)

Don't leave home without this. The Picos de Europa are not all that well known, and many of the guides available are intended for more serious walkers. The Sunflower series has another triumph here. Walks are pitched just right for average walkers to enjoy... (AL, Amazon)

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"We found your book and it became our bible! I don't think we have ever used a guide book more intensely or enjoyed one so much!" (C.&L.M., Lowestoft)"

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The Picos de Europa, one of Europe's last mountain wilderness areas, are the high point of a long ridge of mountains which runs along the north coast of Spain, the Cordillera Cantabrica. Ranging in altitude from 150m to 2648m (about 500-8700ft), the Picos are divided into three spectacular limestone massifs separated from one another, and from the surrounding ranges, by precipitous gorges - a truly spectacular area in which to walk or tour. This guide contains a wealth of information about the dazzling array of plant and animal life you can expect to see when exploring the range. The author, an all-round naturalist and Spanish correspondent for BBC Wildlife, has also contributed to "Spain - the Rough Guide". Teresa Farino has been living in the Picos de Europa for almost twenty years. 'We have walked and climbed in the Rockies and the Himalaya, but the Picos are unique, and we are so glad that we went. Your book contained so much information, together with the beautiful pictures and the very useful maps, that we felt we were really getting under the skin of this part of Spain. (M.H., Glos.).

Your walks took us through flower meadows awash with fragrance, buzzing with insect life and clouds of butterflies, through sleepy villages lined with cherry trees so heavily laden that fruit fell to the ground untouched, and up through steep mountain gorges with goats and donkeys for company. Thank you so much. (S.P., Harrogate).

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