Walking Guide to the Via de la Plata and the Camino Sanabres Second Edition

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ISBN : 9781533170545
Pages : 108 pages
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Download or read book Walking Guide to the Via de la Plata and the Camino Sanabres Second Edition written by Gerald Kelly and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-05-09 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2018 edition now available. The Vía de la Plata was originally a Roman Road linking Asturias in the north of Spain with the port of Cadiz in the south. Its name, which means The Silver Route, dates from Roman times when it was used to transport silver from the mines of Asturias to the Mediterranean port of Cadiz and onward by ship to Rome. Beginning in the 9th century, as Santiago de Compostela was becoming known as a Christian pilgrimage site, it also began to be used by pilgrims travelling to and from the tomb of St James the Apostle. In the 1980s the revival of the Camino Francés as a walking route renewed interested in the Vía de la Plata. Numbers of pilgrims increased slowly over the years peaking at 14,197 in Holy Year 2010, and since then constant at about 9,000 a year. In contrast to the Camino Francés, the busiest times on the Vía de la Plata are spring and autumn. The extreme summer heat in southern Spain makes June, July and August the preserve of a small number of hardy souls. Today the Vía de la Plata has become a popular alternative to the Camino Francés for people looking for solitude and a more authentic Camino experience (with its accompanying difficulties). This guide covers the Vía de la Plata from Seville to Astorga, and the Camino Sanabrés, which branches from the Vía de la Plata and arrives in Santiago through southern Galicia. People often use the term Vía de la Plata to refer to the combination of these two routes. This 2018 edition includes the following: - Updated and improved maps - Notes on the towns and villages you'll pass through - Route descriptions and distances - Altitude profiles - Pilgrim accommodation - Services: shops, restaurants, banks, etc. - Notes on some of the important historical sites you can visit It also covers the Caminos de Finisterre and Muxía, west of Santiago. I started writing this guide after I can back from walking the Vía de la Plata from Seville to Santiago via Astorga in the winter of 2009, and finished the first edition after returning to walk the Camino Sanabrés in 2012. Preparing for my walk I had been unable to find any reliable information in English about the routes and accommodation along them. This didn't deter me and I managed fine with a print out of accommodation from a Spanish website and some Google maps of the towns with the route sketched on them. However, if I hadn't known Spanish I would have been lost and I probably wouldn't have even attempted this walk. Based on my experience I decided to try to make information more widely available in English. I started by making the guide available as a free download from my website. Thanks to the positive feedback and encouragement I received from other pilgrims who used it, I decided to try publishing it on Amazon (with the addition of maps). This has enabled me to bring the information to a far wider audience - not free, but for a fair price. From the beginning I appealed to pilgrims to send me updates and corrections to help me keep the information up-to-date. Many people responded, and this, together with online resources, allowed me to keep track of new hostels and route changes. In spring 2016 I had the opportunity to walk the Vía again. Allowing me to produce an extensively rewritten second edition of the guide with improved maps and the addition of altitude profiles. I set out to create a source of the essential information someone will need to walk the Vía de la Plata, and this book is still that, the essential information: distances, pilgrim hostels, places to buy food, places to eat, and notes about those few places where the yellow arrows may not be sufficient for you to find your way.

Walking the Via de la Plata

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ISBN : 9780973169812
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Walking the Via de la Plata written by Ben Cole and published by Pili Pala Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A spectacular 1000km walk, the Via de la Plata is an ancient pilgrimage route from Sevilla in southern Spain to the country's northwest corner. Step by step directions with detailed sketch maps. Description of historical and religious land marks on the route. Practical info including pilgrim hostels.

Walking Guide to the VIA de la PLATA and the CAMINO SANABRES

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ISBN : 9781482518801
Pages : 102 pages
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Download or read book Walking Guide to the VIA de la PLATA and the CAMINO SANABRES written by Gerald Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2013-02-26 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Vía de la Plata was originally a Roman Road linking Asturias in the north of Spain with the port of Cadiz in the south. Its name, which means The Silver Route, dates from the Roman period when it was used to transport silver from the mines of Asturias to the Mediterranean port of Cadiz and onward by ship to Rome. Beginning in about the 9th century, as Santiago de Compostela was becoming known as a Christian pilgrimage site, it also began to be used by pilgrims travelling to and from the tomb of St James the Apostle.In the 1980s the revival of the Camino Francés as a walking route renewed interested in the Vía de la Plata. Numbers of pilgrims increased slowly over the years peaking at 14,197 in Holy Year 2010, and since then constant at about 9,000 a year. In contrast to the Camino Francés, the busiest times on the Vía de la Plata are spring and autumn. The extreme summer heat in southern Spain makes June, July and August the preserve of a small number of hardy souls.Today the Vía de la Plata has become a popular alternative to the Camino Francés for people looking for solitude and a more authentic Camino experience (with its accompanying difficulties).This guide covers the Vía de la Plata from Seville to Astorga, and the Camino Sanabrés, which branches from the Vía de la Plata and arrives in Santiago through southern Galicia. People often use the term Vía de la Plata to refer to the combination of these two routes. This new edition, updated in January 2015, includes the following information:- Updated and improved maps- Notes on the towns and villages you'll pass through- Route descriptions and distances- Pilgrim accommodation- Services: shops, restaurants, banks, etc.It also covers the Caminos de Finisterre and Muxía, which finish at the Atlantic coast in North Western Galicia.I started writing this guide after I can back from walking the Vía de la Plata from Seville to Santiago via Astorga in the winter of 2009, and finished it after returning to walk the Camino Sanabrés in 2012. Preparing for my walk I had been unable to find any reliable information in English about the routes and accommodation along them. This didn't deter me and I managed fine with a print out of accommodation from a Spanish website and some Google maps of the towns with the route roughly sketched on them. However, if I hadn't known Spanish I would have been lost and I probably wouldn't have even attempted this walk. Based on my experience I decided to try to make information more widely available in English. I started by making the guide available as a free download from my website. Thanks to the positive feedback and encouragement I received from other pilgrims who used it, I decided to try publishing it on Amazon (with the addition of maps). This has enabled me to bring the information to a far wider audience - not free, but for a fair price.From the beginning I appealed to pilgrims to send me updates and corrections to help me keep the information up-to-date. Many people responded to my call, and this, together with online resources, allowed me to keep track of new hostels and route changes. This system isn't perfect and I would prefer (in fact I would love!) if I had the time and money to walk the Vía every year and do the updates as I go along. But I don't, and given the small number of English-speaking pilgrims walking this Camino, it's unlikely this, or any other guide, will every make enough money to cover a full, yearly update (such as the German guides manage).I set out to create a source of the essential information someone will need to walk the Vía de la Plata, and this book is still that, the essential information: distances, pilgrim hostels, places to buy food, places to eat, and notes about those few places where the yellow arrows may not be sufficient for you to find your way.

Cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata

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ISBN : 1783627271
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata written by John Hayes and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guidebook to cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata through western Spain, covering the 924km route from Seville to the coastal city of Gijon and a pilgrimage variant to Santiago de Compostela. With both road and off-road alternatives (the latter suitable for gravel bikes), the route offers fantastic cycling and rich cultural and historical interest.

Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata and the Camino Sanabrés

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ISBN : 9788494645112
Pages : 109 pages
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Download or read book Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata and the Camino Sanabrés written by Gerald Kelly (traveller) and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 109 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Via De La Plata

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ISBN : 9781852844448
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Via De La Plata written by Alison Raju and published by Cicerone PressLtd. This book was released on 2005-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A walker's guide to the southern pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela. This Camino Mozárabe de Santiago, or V'a de la Plata as it is also known, starts in either Seville (1000km) or Granada (1175km) and leads north and northwest along paths and old tracks through Extremadura, Castillle and Galicia. The route is suitable for mountain bikes. It is the only original guide to this route in English, and complements the two new Cicerone guides covering the Way of St James from Le Puy to Santiago by the same author.As well as giving directions for walking the route, with notes for cyclists, the book also provides information on places to visit along the way, the history of the pilgrimage and the availability of practical facilities such as shops, bars, restaurants and accommodation. There is a list of suggestions for further reading and a glossary of geographical and other useful terms. It also contains a series of sketch maps covering the entire route to aid the user in planning his or her journey.

Walk On

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ISBN : 9781367425316
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Download or read book Walk On written by Klaas Kort and published by . This book was released on 2016-07-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Walk On tells the story of one pilgrim walking the not so crowded Via de la Plata from Seville to Santiago de Compostela. Along the way the author meets a wide variety of other pilgrims and shares their stories as well as many other peculiar traditions of this Camino.

Walking the Camino de Santiago

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ISBN : 9780973169805
Pages : 213 pages
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Download or read book Walking the Camino de Santiago written by Bethan Davies and published by Pili Pala Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Camino Via de la Plata

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ISBN : 1326127489
Pages : 138 pages
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Download or read book Camino Via de la Plata written by Richard Parkes and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-03-08 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Story and guide of my journey from Cadiz to Santiago de Compostela on the Camino Via de la Plata. Includes personal reflections, some details of the history and the importance of this route to the Romans. This walk was used to collect donations towards prostate cancer research

Walking the Camino

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ISBN : 9781921753831
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Walking the Camino written by Tony Kevin and published by Scribe Publications. This book was released on 2007-07-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In May 2006, armed only with a small rucksack and a staff, Tony Kevin, an overweight, sedentary, 63-year-old former diplomat, set off on an eight-week trek across Spain. But this was not just a very long walk — it was a pilgrimage. From Granada, in the southeast, to Santiago de Compostela, in the far northwest, Tony followed the Via Mozarabe and the Via de la Plata, two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain and Portugal and that all lead to a single destination. In the Middle Ages, the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela was Europe’s most famous centre of pilgrimage, and in recent years it has enjoyed a remarkable revival; every day towards noon, hundreds of hot, tired, and dusty pilgrims stream into Santiago Cathedral for the daily Pilgrim’s Mass. What, in our busy, materialistic 21st century, is this apparently anachronistic phenomenon all about? What drives tens of thousands of people of all nationalities and creeds to make long, exhausting walks across the cold mountains and hot tablelands of Spain, to take part finally in a medieval Christian liturgy of spiritual renewal and reconciliation with God? Walking the Camino beautifully captures the flavour of what it was like to walk the camino, and is filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about the nature of contemporary Spain. And because pilgrimage is such a deeply personal experience that has the potential to unlock the deepest recesses of hidden memory and conscience, it is also a profound personal meditation on the nature of modern life. It will be of interest to people who contemplate making, or who have made this walk; to those interested in the politics and culture of contemporary Spain; and indeed anyone who appreciates fine travel writing.

Walking in Lancashire

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ISBN : 1783628618
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book Walking in Lancashire written by Mark Sutcliffe and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2021-06-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering 40 day walks in Lancashire, this guidebook explores the often-overlooked regions of Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and West Pennine Moors. With walks ranging from low-level valley trails to higher hill routes, this guidebook offers plenty of year-round walking options for active families and committed hikers alike. The walks are accessible from a range of nearby villages, towns and cities including Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster and Clitheroe. Lancashire showcases some of the most varied walking in the UK, featuring the wide expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland AONB and limestone fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. These walks travel along green valleys, gritstone moors and untamed hillsides to explore remnants of Lancashire's rich history: The War of the Roses, the Pendle witch trials and the industrial heritage of the West Pennine Moors. Providing detailed route description and clear OS mapping for all 40 walks, this guidebook includes an introduction full of information about the area including accommodation, transport and access. The appendices contain a route summary table to help you plan your days out, while each walk offers notes on wildlife, history, geology and available refreshments.

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

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ISBN : 1783624795
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West written by Dennis Kelsall and published by Cicerone Press. This book was released on 2017-04-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guidebook to 44 circular walks in the south and west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with bases including Sedbergh, Malham, Grassington, Skipton, Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. The walks cover the valleys of Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and Dentdale - each with its own distinctive landscape and character. Also included is the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a 23 mile (37km) challenge to bag three summits - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The walks range between 3.5 and 13 miles in length and showcase Yorkshire's diverse landscapes, beautiful views and rich heritage. With the exception of the Three Peaks walk, they are designed to suit most abilities: steeper sections are rare and usually short-lived. Detailed route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping are provided for each route, along with information on nearby points of interest and facilities. Highlights include delightful riverside walking in Wharfedale, spectacular views of the distant Howgills and Lake District Fells, and the arresting limestone cliffs of Malham Cove providing a wonderful introduction to this magnificent area.

Walking the Cumbria Way

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ISBN : 1783629134
Pages : 136 pages
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Download or read book Walking the Cumbria Way written by John Gillham and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2022-06-15 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guidebook to the 73 mile Cumbria Way, an easy long-distance walk though the heart of the Lake District National Park, from Ulverston in the south to Carlisle in the north, with good transport links to either end. The route is largely low-level but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route.

Walking the Wales Coast Path

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ISBN : 1783628952
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Walking the Wales Coast Path written by Paddy Dillon and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2022-04-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wales Coast Path offers an unparalleled opportunity to walk a nation's coastline in its entirety. Stretching 1400km (870 miles) from Chester to Chepstow, including Anglesey, the waymarked trail takes 2-3 months to complete but can easily be broken into shorter sections. The walking is generally not difficult, although there are occasional rugged sections, steep ascents and descents and more remote stretches with fewer facilities. Promising fantastic scenery and a unique insight into local history and culture, what better way to experience the diversity and beauty of Wales' captivating coastline? The route is presented in 57 stages, ranging from 16 to 32km, each featuring clear route description illustrated with 1:100,000 mapping, overview statistics and notes on the availability of accommodation, facilities and public transport links. You'll find plenty of helpful advice for planning your walk, plus background information on Welsh history, geology, plants, wildlife and local points of interest. A facilities table, Welsh glossary and useful contacts can be found in the appendices. Passing through the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks, as well as numerous AONBs and sections of Heritage Coast, the Wales Coast Path takes in seaside resorts, attractive fishing villages, sandy beaches, rocky coves and striking cliff coastline. Highlights include the picturesque Llyn and Gower peninsulas, 13th-century 'Iron Ring' castles and frequent opportunities for wildlife spotting. The route can be linked with Offa's Dyke Path National Trail (covered in a separate Cicerone guide) to complete a full circuit of Wales.

Walking on Madeira

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ISBN : 1783626593
Pages : 296 pages
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Download or read book Walking on Madeira written by Paddy Dillon and published by Cicerone Press. This book was released on 2018-08-15 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guide describes a varied selection of 57 walks on the Portuguese island of Madeira, exploring the dramatic cliff coastline, scenic levadas (irrigation channels), dense laurisilva 'cloud' forests and high mountain peaks, plus three walks on neighbouring Porto Santo. There are routes to suit all abilities, from easy, level levada walks to steep and rugged mountain paths - some with exposed sections calling for a sure foot and good head for heights. Since the steep terrain of Madeira does not easily support circular walks, many of the routes are linear, however most can be accessed by public transport and there is the option to link routes to create longer outings and multi-day hikes. With a favourable climate and striking scenery, Madeira is a fantastic walking destination. The routes in this guide are spread across the whole island, and visitors may choose to base themselves in the capital, Funchal, or in one of the many smaller towns and villages. Regular flights and ferries link Madeira with Porto Santo, which boasts an exceptional sandy beach and pleasant, easy walking. The guide also outlines a day-cruise to the nearby uninhabited Ilhas Desertas. Comprehensive route description, overview statistics and sketch mapping are provided for each walk. There is practical advice on travel and transport, a basic map of central Funchal and fascinating notes of Madeira's geology, history, plants and wildlife. Useful contacts and a Portuguese-English glossary (including a menu decoder) can be found in the appendices.

Walking in Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and an Teallach

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ISBN : 1783629177
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Walking in Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and an Teallach written by Chris Townsend and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2022-07-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guidebook describing 50 walks and easy scrambles in north-western Scotland, covering north and south Torridon, Fisherfield Forest and the Fannichs and ranging from popular low-level hikes to serious mountain traverses. Numerous Munros feature, with Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and An Teallach among the highlights.

The Classic Walker's Haute Route

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ISBN : 1783629193
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Classic Walker's Haute Route written by Kev Reynolds and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2022-07-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guidebook to the Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The 225km route typically takes 2 weeks to walk. Described in 14 stages, the route crosses 11 passes between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn and involves more than 14,000m of ascent and descent. A complete guide for planning and walking the route, with accommodation information.