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.
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