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Sunflower Landscapes: Picos de Europa

Teresa Farino

sixth edition published by Sunflower Books in 2015
ISBN 978-1-85691-466-6

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"The Picos de Europa, in northern Spain, is one of Europe's last mountain wilderness areas. This guide contains a wealth of information about the dazzling array of plant and animal life you can expect to see when exploring the area by car or on foot."

"Much of the sheer grandeur of the Picos de Europa can be experienced from a car, but it is not until you start to explore on foot that many of the more memorable qualities of these mountains come to light. For example, there is little to beat being literally at arm's length from soaring griffon vultures as you ascend to the isolated montane village of Tresviso… marvelling at the wealth of wildflowers and butterflies which inhabit the meadows between Pido and Fuente Dé… encountering endemic alpine flora in the almost lunar landscape of the Vega de Ario, or wandering through the unique cork oak forests of Tolibes, accompanied by the furtive movements of half a dozen different species of lizard."

Paperback; 128 pages, with colour photographs and maps.


  • Preface
  • Getting about
  • Picnicking
  • Short walks for motorists
  • Touring: Hidden Secrets of the Picos de Europa
  • Walking
    • Guides, waymarking, maps
    • Where to stay
    • Weather hints
    • Clothing and Equipment
    • Dogs - and other nuisances
    • General advice to walkers
    • Language hints
    • Glossary
    • Organisation of the walks
    • A country code for walkers and motorists
  • The walks
    • Liébana: The sun-drenched southern valleys (6 walks)
    • Cabrales and Covadonga: The northern reaches (5 walks)
  • Index
  • Fold-out map of the Picos de Europa
  • Bus timetables

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