Landscapes of Gran Canaria

A Countryside Guide

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Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912303

Category: Travel

Page: 136

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This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.

Landscapes of Gran Canaria

A Countryside Guide

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Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)

Page: 136

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A travel guide to Gran Canaria offering 50 long and short walks, four car tours and 30 picnic suggestions. It includes a fold-out touring map.

Landscapes of Gran Canaria

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 0935161589

Category: Electronic books

Page: 128

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Catering to both French and Dutch sensibilities (with a lot of American influences), this island is great for those who want a European or American vacation in a tropical location. The wealth of casinos, night spots and restaurants make this a no-brainer for Cruise Passengers andaI Like Travelers. There are a few top-end resorts and a lot of French bistros to delight incurable romantics. And, with the array of watersports at Orient Beach, the zoo and the Butterfly Farm, theafamiliesawill find it easy to plan outings for the kids. The duty-free havens of Phillipsburg and Marigot are enough to send shoppersainto absolute ecstasy. Orient Beach, with its colorful umbrellas and lounges lined up in rows and the topless sunbathers languishing in the tropical breezes, is reminiscent of the French Riviera.aAnse Marcel, with its collection of luxury hotels, is a beautiful harbor area with a tidy marina and a pretty beach.aGrand Caseais one of the gastronomic centers of the Caribbean, with more quality French restaurants per square mile than youOCOll find anywhere outside of Paris. The beaches around the southwestern edge of the island rival any found in the Leewards for powdery sand and gentle waves. And there is always plenty to do, as numerous companies offer all sorts of watersports and touring adventures. So if you want an island where you have access to everything the Caribbean offers - including beautiful beaches, glitzy casinos, great restaurants and a wide variety of activities - this is your place. Everything you need to know about where to stay, where to dine, and how to have fun is here. With color photos on every page."

The Canary Islands

A Cultural History

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Author: Peter Stone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908493996

Category: History

Page: 250

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The seven volcanic Canary Islands that bask in the Atlantic off shore from the north-west African coast have long had legendary connotations. To the Greeks they were the Gardens of the Hesperides, blessed with a perennial spring-like climate, while the Carthaginians christened them the Purple Isles on account of the rich dye material they obtained there. Inhabitants have ranged from the early Berber-descended Guanches, of whom cultural traces still remain, to the rich blend of European and Latin peoples that evolved after the Spanish conquest in the fifteenth-century. Famous visitors have included Columbus, Humboldt and General Franco, who famously flew from Gran Canaria in a (British-piloted) Dragon Rapide in 1936 to launch Spains Civil War. In todays cosmopolitan capitals of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spanish colonial-era buildings merge with modern centers equipped with sophisticated amenities. For vacationers tiny ecologically-oriented havens like Gomera vie with big brash tourist resorts like Playa del Ingls and Playa de las Americas, todays major money-makers after the brief trade boom of yesteryear. Peter Stone explores the fascinating history and culture of this archipelago, where nature and geology provide a spectacular setting for todays tourism industry.

Landscapes of Tenerife

A Countryside Guide

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Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856911764

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.

Walking on Gran Canaria

45 day walks including the GR131

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Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849659974

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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The guidebook describes 45 day walks across eight areas of Gran Canaria, including Las Palmas in the north to Playa del Ingles in the south. Also included is a five-day coast-to-coast route on the GR131, an island-hopping long-distance trail stretching across all seven of the Canary Islands. There are walks suitable for those of all abilities, ranging in landscape from coastal clifftops to the dramatic volcanic mountains inland. Walks venture through villages and towns, and up to the summits of the highest peaks on Gran Canaria. Each walk gives information on access (predominantly using the island's good bus services), details of places offering food and drink, and notes on the interesting features passed along the way. The book also provides lots of background information on geology, wildlife, plants and flowers as well as practical information on accommodation, currency and language.

Gran Canaria

The finest coastal and mountain walks. 72 Walks. With GPS tracks

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Author: Izabella Gawin

Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH

ISBN: 3763348166

Category: Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)

Page: 240

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Gran Canary not only enjoys a fabulous reputation as a paradise of sunshine and beaches; it can also be described as one of the most versatile hiking islands of the Canary Archipelago. Connoisseurs praise it as a miniature continent because of its diversity of landscapes: shimmering dunes in contrast with luscious subtropical valleys, deep ravines with palm tree oases and glittering reservoirs, next to which are extensive pine tree forests and green slopes with grazing sheep and goats. To the North West cliffs drop down 800 m deep into the ocean, while in the centre of the island serrated, almost 2000 metre high ridges and bizarre rock monoliths emerge, which the Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno once interpreted as "fossilised storms of fire and lava". This Rother walking guide - following La Palma and Tenerife - is now the third featuring the Canary Islands: excursions to beaches and spectacular cave villages, walks through pine forests and atmospheric ridge paths. Due to the increased significance of hiking tourism, parts of what at times are more than 500 year old rocks have been carefully restored over the last years. These Caminos Reales (royal paths) stretch across the entire island and used to link remote mountain villages with coastal territory. Many proposed tours follow these mainly stone-paved hiking paths and are therefore also ideal for less experienced hikers. Experienced mountain hikers who are not afraid of "dramatic walks" will also find a rich offer of tours. The first comprehensive hiking guide on Gran Canary leaves nothing to desire! Coloured illustrations and excellent hiking maps at an ideal scale of 1:50,000/1:75,000 round off the picture and awaken the curiosity for ever new excursions into the charmingly bizarre world of the mountains.

Landscapes of Madeira

A Countryside Guide

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Author: John Underwood,Pat Underwood

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912006

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Guide Award, this guide to Madeira offers over 100 different walks, including five new routes.

Gomera & Southern Tenerife

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Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914383

Category: Canary Islands

Page: 136

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This guide is designed for those staying either on La Gomera or in the south of Tenerife. Since the two islands are just a 35-minute ferry ride apart, the book offers walks and tours on both. The book is divided into two parts. The major emphasis is on exploring the whole of La Gomera by car or on foot. But the Tenerife section of the book is also packed with suggestions: there are drives (from Playa de las Amricas/Los Cristianos) covering the whole of Tenerife, as well as the best walks in the south, within easy reach of the ferry. All walks are illustrated with 1:50,000 topo maps and all were rewalked only six months prior to publication of this new edition. All 'official' signposted and waymarked government trails have been highlighted and numbered on the walking maps - a real plus: if a walker comes across a signpost for a route not fully described in Noel's text, it can still be used as a short- (or long-!) cut. Note: those going to Tenerife for a long walking holiday, who will be based in the south, should ideally have this book and Landscapes of Tenerife.) For La Gomera: 2 car tours (with accompanying touring map), 50 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 18 picnic suggestions. For Tenerife: 4 car tours covering the entire island (with accompanying touring map), 9 walks in the south (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 13 picnic suggestions. Plans of San Sebastin (Gomera) and Playa de las Amricas/Los Cristianos (Tenerife). 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? Recommen

Alternative Tourism on Gran Canaria

The diversification of tourism products as an alternative to mass tourism

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Author: Franziska Herms

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 383249281X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: When thinking about the island of Gran Canaria hardly anyone has the image of endless green and yellow flushing mountains, little traditional colourful villages, undiscovered wine-cellars and hidden cultural treasures in mind. But this may change in the future, as Gran Canaria is on its way to a new tourism development, in search for alternative tourism. In recent years, there has been a rapid rise in interest for alternative forms of tourism, which are frequently presented as alternatives to traditional mass tourism. Factors responsible for the enhanced awareness include a greater awareness of the environmental impacts of tourism, a growing demand from tourists for new experiences and economic development policies. Today leisure and tourism are more than just elements in social life, but also indicate the individual's position in society. People are looking for sporting challenges like biking, climbing or rafting, or want to collect experience of life inside foreign cultures. On Gran Canaria alternative tourism expresses the alternative to the island s mass tourism. Nearly three million visitors have arrived annually on the island, but within the last years these numbers are decreasing constantly. An action out of this development was the implementation of a diversification policy, while focusing on other tourism resources Gran Canaria can present. The island offers much more than only sandy-white beaches and crystal clear water all year long. These new tourism products focus on the natural resources of the island in its interior, where the original life of indigenous people still can be witnessed. Products like rural tourism, activity tourism or golf tourism are becoming here more and more importance. Until now, only La Gomera and El Hierro are known for their alternative vacation offers within the Canary Islands. But this may change, as the island opens its doors for a new type of traveller trough a very diverse tourist offer than the island was known for since years. There have been many ups and downs in the tourism development of the island in the last years, but it seems like if the island learned from its mistakes in the past and found a different way for its future tourist development. A new age of tourism is about to come for Gran Canaria. The objective of this paper is to introduce the reader to the term alternative tourism by portraying the particularities of this kind of tourism and show off the [...]

Coastal Walks in Andalucia

The Best Hiking Trails Close to Andalucía's Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines

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Author: Guy Hunter-Watts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623853

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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A guidebook to 40 half and full day coastal walks in Andalucía. The graded routes, which are suitable for any reasonably fit walker, range from 6km to 19.5km and can be walked all year round. The walks are located in seven of the region's most beautiful National Parks and protected areas (including La Breña y las Marismas, Los Alcornocales y del Estrecho, La Sierra de las Nieves and Níjar-Cabo de Gata) and are mostly circular in nature, negating the need for any logistical legwork. Step-by-step route descriptions for each walk are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping, together with information about points of interest en route. Also included is a useful glossary and route summary table, plus all the practical information needed to explore Andalucía's coast on foot - equipment, safety, when to go, refreshments, accommodation and more. The picturesque coastline of Andalucía is a walker's dream. Sandwiched between mountain and sea, walkers are rewarded with both dazzling mountain vistas and stunning seascapes. The sense of history embedded in these ancient coastal byways - which dates back to ages past - is an added delight, making the walking all the richer.

Landscapes of la Palma and El Hierro

A Countryside Guide

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Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912143

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 6807

A car-touring and walking guide to the Canary Islands of La Palma and El Hierro. It presents advice on different walks, along with topographical walking maps and a fold-out touring map, which have been much revised for this edition. Many short walks for motorists are suggested, along with recommendations of areas for picnics.

Canary Islands

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Author: Lucy Corne

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621081

Category: Travel

Page: 342

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Bradt's guide to the Canary Islands reveals a side often disregarded by sunshine-seeking holidaymakers. The wealth of information geared towards the independent traveler wishing to explore individual islands distinguishes this guide from the competition. Covering the fascinating cultural history of the seven larger islands, eyes are also opened to the little-explored archipelago of Chinijo, on which there is presently sparse information. Explore beyond the familiar hotels and beaches to discover breathtaking hikes, hidden beaches and gems of the islands that have never before made it on to a map. Invaluable to the visitor who wishes to experience the islanders' way of life, this guide is also a rich resource for any armchair traveler. This guide features: · In-depth chapters on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Chinijo · Rare insights into the local history and culture, plus anecdotes · Activities such as hiking, biking, local sports · Practical information including transport, accommodations and eating out · Hidden beaches, off the beaten track, to help make any stay memorable

The Geology of the Canary Islands

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Author: Valentin R. Troll,Juan Carlos Carracedo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128096640

Category: Science

Page: 636

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The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided. The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses. Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe. Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework

Landscapes of Western Crete

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Author: Jonnie Godfrey,Sunflower Guides,Elizabeth Karslake

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856911887

Category: Travel

Page: 136

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This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide

Gran Canaria

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Author: Lucy Corne

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405350261

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Gran Canaria will lead you straight to the best attractions that this vibrant island has to offer. From the stunning Catedral de Santa Ana in Las Palmas to the awe-inspiring views from the central mountains in La Cumbre, discover the highlights of Gran Canaria in this perfect travel companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, including the Top 10 beaches as well as the Top 10 children's day out and to save you time and money, there is a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Gran Canaria is divided into five easily managed areas to make exploring the island as simple as can be. It is packed with illustrations, providing the insider knowledge that every visitor needs on their trip. Explore every corner effortlessly using the many maps included within the guide. Your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in Gran Canaria.

Lonely Planet Canary Islands

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Author: Lonely Planet,Lucy Corne,Josephine Quintero

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340073

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Canary Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the cable car to the summit of Tenerife's El Teide, celebrate Carnaval with dawn-to-dusk frivolity, or catch the waves at Playa de Sotovento; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Canary Islands and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Canary Islands Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, , music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine Over 29 maps Covers La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Geria, Tahiche, Santa Maria de Guia, La Oliva, El Teide, La Laguna, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet and smartphone devices) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Landscapes with Donkey

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Author: José Manuel Marrero Henríquez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999499542

Category:

Page: 100

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In Landscapes with Donkey / Paisajes con burro, Spanish poet José Manuel Marrero Henríquez follows a gentle, gray donkey on his travels through the hillsides of the Canary Islands, an archipelago located off the western coast of Africa. Wise and thoughtful, the ruminant quadruped, a "doctor of the earth," studies the limits of ground and sky with the unique perspicuity of a donkey's gaze. On a journey far beyond the pasture's horizon, the donkey, humblest of poets, takes flight to the Americas, Asia and Africa and unravels the mysteries of this transcendentally beautiful and profoundly life-giving planet we call home.