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We are thinking 10 days of walking. Tenting would be OK, but cheap hotels would be better.
Thoughts about the best 10-day section?
General comments would be appreciated.
We are two guys who'd like to hike on Gran Canaria. What are the possibilities? We are looking for fairly difficult hikes as we are in alright shape. Is it possible to hike alone with out a guide?
I've booked a cheap flight to Tenerife, to flee my country's cold winter.. :)
I'll be staying for ten day at the end of December/beginning of January.
Now I'm looking for a place to stay. While researching, it looks like we'll have to choose between nice weather in the South, or beautiful surroundings/nice towns in the North.. Is this correct?
Are there any nice, not so touristy places in the South? Is the weather in the North not as rainy as they say? Or are there any good in-between options?
I want to spend three months on Tenerrife - Puerto De La Cruz. I would like to rent small flat / studio apartment for some reasonable money. Can you recommend me some good web pages / agency / or individuals, where can I find useful information?
Thanks in advance
Planning a trip with 9 people to Oviedo for April. Any suggestions of somewhere really nice to stay and great places to eat please. any other relevant information would be much appreciated too.
My wife and I are planning a vacation to northern Spain for late May 2014. We plan to have 7-8 days on the ground beginning and ending in Madrid (appox 1/2 day on each end). For the middle 6 days of the trip we plan to base in San Sebastian and do day trips to
Bilbao/Santander (one day),
Logrono (one day),
Pamplona (one day maybe?)
must spend at least a day or two relaxing soaking up San Seb after all that is why we are going.
My question is that I am trying to include a stop in the Picos de Europa mountains. I realize that this destination is much too far for a day trip. We do not plan to rent a car for the trip as San Seb as a base and the other day trips look to be easily accessible via train/bus. Planning a trip via train to the Asturias region seems out of the question. Renting a car is a possibility but with only 1-1/2 days, is it worth the hassle?
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My name is François, I'm Originally from Spain but live in Houston. Every year for the past 5 years a group of friends and myself plan a vacation together. Seems like everyone is occupied for 2014 and I need someone fun to take a vacation with. I'm open to destinations but I do want to be in Spain July 6th and 7th, where I plan to participate in the running of the bulls. I was also thinking about making it over to Santorini in Greece and possibly turkey. Every year that we go it's somewhat expensive because we usually stay at nice hotels but for 2014 I think I want to ruff it. I do have some rewards points so we might have 2 or 3 free nights in a nice hotel but I'm open to hostels and couch surfing. I'm looking to go for 14 or 15 days. If I can find someone(s) interested then we can plan something solid. My hobby is photography so I like to take a lot of pictures and I alw... more »
I've got to go to Spain for work in March next year and am looking at flying into Barcelona. I am torn whether to add a day onto the trip or not - I don't have very much holiday left and so it would really eat into the remainder - as it stands I could have a full week but not if I had this day. More importantly, I know that if I went I would try to absolutely everything I could in that day and would probably end up not going back (at least for a long time) because I'd 'already been' - even though I know I can't possibly see everything. I've seen so many European cities for such short time periods (always due to work, I don't try to rush) and I'm kind of bored of not ever getting to know anywhere even remotely properly. So do you think it's worth it or not - or worth just keeping it for its own trip? Is it even remotely possible to see in a day?
On Dec. 15th they'll be introduced new direct trains from Spain to France and they are already on sale on the webs of RENFE and the SNCF.
The new trains introducted are:
2 direct (daytime) trains from Barcelona to Paris
1 direct train from Barcelona to Lyon
1 direct train from Barcelona to Toulouse
1 direct train from Madrid to Marseille (it stops in Barcelona too)
Those interested could look for info about intermediate stops.
So I'm currently trying to decide on a great place to spend the first 3 - 4 month of the new year and despite the winter timing of it, Sevilla, Spain is at the top of the list. I'd love to hear you thoughts on how the winter time, for a spanish speaking Gringo, suits southern Spain??? Normally, I head to Central or South America for sun and beaches but this time, I'll be looking for a home base with internet for work purposes, that's a comfortable mix of fun, culture, and FOOD! I'll be renting a flat, or a room in a flat as well, so recs on best neighborhoods and what I can expect to pay (range $500-750/month) would be appreciated. I'm 37 going on 32, single, and more of a bars than a club guy.
Greatly appreciate your input!
I'll be arriving in Spain on Christmas Eve and would like to find a place where I can volunteer; maybe at a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or church. If you could please send me some info as to what organization or group I can contact, I would greatly appreciate it!
On another note, I'll be there for New Years and was thinking Ibiza would be a great place to bring in 2014. Any thoughts on that idea or other suggestions as to where a fun place to go for New Years?
Also, I'll be visiting Madrid, Barcelona, and an area (not sure where since it's my friend's idea) in southern Spain (for the warmer weather) for 2 weeks and any must-see or must-go recommendations would be very much welcomed!
Thank you! Happy travels!
My wife and I will be visiting our daughter studying abroad in Madrid in early April, right before Semana Santa. We will spend a weekend in Madrid, head out during the week, then return to Madrid the following Sunday. We prefer not rushing, just enjoying the ambiance, so I'm looking for two diverse locations with great food, scenery, culture, and people. Renting a car, train, bus are still being considered.
Does anyone know of any pony trekking places for beginners? We're doing a long family trip through Spain and France at the end of a sabbatical in England. One of our kids' (ages almost 5 and 7) favorite things we've done was pony trekking. I've been Googling around and have found several serious riding holidays in Spain, but they were for serious riders, and long rides, and even the budget ones were pricy for our type of ong trip.
Our planned destinations so far, are Madrid, Seville, Granada, just a day in Cordoba, Valencia, and Barcelona, just to give you an idea of which areas of the country we'll be in. We're trying to stay vaguely on the warmer half of Spain, without going so far as to live in a cement high-rise at a beach.
The type of ride we're looking for are one-day rides through countryside (or even down by the beaches). We did find some weekend ... more »
does anybody know what is the best way to get back to paris from santiago de compostela
ie flights, train , bus
We are going to be in Andalucia during Christmas. We are on a two month adventure so we don't have a set schedule of when we we will be anywhere so we would love any suggestions of where might be a good place in that region to spend the Solstice and Christmas at.
Thanks so much!
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