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Cinque Terre and the Riviera di Levante - Sunflower Guide walks for all abilities
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Landscapes of Algarve
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Walk & Eat Amsterdam - Sunflower Guide

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This pocket guide is designed for short-break walking holidays in Amsterdam, using public transport (or a car, if you prefer). Although all the walks described are easy, even 'non-walkers' will want to stroll around the city, so will find the city plans, descriptions of the sights, and restaurant recommendations useful. For each suggested restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, plus sample menu, price guide, opening times, and a recipe for one of their specialities.
Other sections include: planning your trip, getting about, food shopping (including health foods and local markets), glossary of food terms and a restaurant mini-vocabulary.

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Landscapes of Andalucía

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Over the years, Sunflower had more requests for a book about Andalucía than any other destination. And now here is the second edition of this guide that captures the very essence of this most evocative part of Spain. An ever-changing landscape awaits your discovery, from the 'white villages' and ancient towns to the never-ending sierras, interspersed with razor-sharp gorges and gentler, verdant valleys.

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Walk & Eat Avignon

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This pocket-sized full-colour guide is designed for short-break holidays in Provence. Avignon is just 2h30min from Paris by TGV (6 hours direct from London in summer); it is served by daily coaches from London as well. For those who want to fly, low-cost airlines serve both Avignon and Nîmes. Once at Avignon, travel to the other cities, towns and sights in the book is quick and easy, with frequent, fast local train and bus services - so there is no need to hire a car.

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Landscapes of the Azores

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The Azores, nine islands in the Atlantic halfway between the Old World and the New, rise above sea level from a depth of several thousand metres. They are all volcanic in origin and all are covered in this unique guidebook. They are not the remains of the legendary continent of Atlantis, which is said to have sunk in the ocean once upon a time. Nonetheless, there is an aura of mystery about this lush green archipelago ... awe-inspiring mountains and peaceful valleys with abundant exotic plants, enchanting lakes of stunning beauty amidst extinct craters, charming hill country with fields and meadows, and magnificent coasts lined by picturesque villages and historic towns. This thoroughly revised fifth edition is essential reading for anyone thinking of visiting the islands, and is a vital handbook for anyone who has already booked a holiday there.


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Landscapes of the Basque Country

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Many believe the Basque Country to be the home of Europe’s oldest race and surviving language. This is the first guide to bring together walks and tours in this region of Spain and France, which runs east from Bilbao to Biarritz and takes in famous places like Pamplona and stages on the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela. The entire Basque coast is mostly very rugged, with many thriving fishing towns and villages, plus the added attraction of splendid beaches. Inland the countryside is more mountainous, with lush green countryside. Don’t miss the award-winning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago, the San Fermines fiestas at Iruña-Pamplona, or stunning coastal resorts like Donostia-San Sebastián and Biarritz. But most of all, explore the remote picture-postcard villages and lush mountainous countryside straddling both sides of the Pyrenees — preferably on foot.


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Walk & Eat Cape Town

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Cape Town, a dynamic, modern, cosmopolitan city, is well-blessed for walkers, with Table Mountain and Lion‘s Head on its doorstep, and the rugged Cape Peninsula just a short trip away by public transport. With excellent restaurants, glorious weather most of the year, and daily flights from major airports, it makes a perfect holiday destination.This guide contains enough walks, excursions, restaurants and recipes to occupy most of two weeks, so you can chose whichever appeal to you most

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Landscapes of Corsica

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The author, who has written several Landscapes guides, found the Corsicans to be the friendliest people he encountered throughout his travels. But the landscapes enchanted him as well: 'No other Mediterranean island can boast such a wealth of natural beauty. Beaches to suit every taste: from long stretches of glaring white sand to pink rocky coves. Real mountains ­ climbers' terrain ­ that reach almost 3000m/9000ft. In these mountains you stumble upon a magnificent mixture of pine forests, beech woods, chestnut groves, and coppices of evergreen oaks. Streams bound down the mountainsides; rivers cascade through awe-inspiring gorges, leaving behind blue-green pools as clear as crystal. The pink granite hills and cliffs, normally conjured up only for an artist's canvas, are real indeed on Corsica.'

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Walk & Eat Corsica

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These pocket-sized full-colour guides, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, are designed for short-break holidays. They describe walks and recommend restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, shopping for self-catering (including health food shops), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc. Each book contains topographical walking maps (1:35,000) to accompany the clear walk instructions. Our unique online Update service with route-change information, users’ recommendations and any future changes to restaurant information and recommendations, is available for this new series.


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Landscapes of the Costa Blanca

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'The Costa Blanca is ideal for countryside exploration all year round. Travel only a short distance inland, and the bustle of the resorts is left far behind. You find yourself surrounded by market gardens, orchards and orange groves, while the dark rugged silhouettes of the sierras beckon you close. Here you can put aside the stress and hassle of modern living. Wild flowers ­ from the humble daisy to the most exotic orchid ­ abound; the air is filled with the scent of fragrant herbs; birdsong drifts along on the breeze, and mountain peaks dominate the skyline. The weather-beaten faces of villagers in the fields break into smiles as you pass by. All these images combine to create an ambience you will find irresistible

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Landscapes of the Costa Brava

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'The Costa Brava - literally the 'rugged coast', in reference to the rocky, inhospitable nature of much of the shore - runs from the French border southwards towards Barcelona. Behind the coast lie the Serralada Litoral and Serralada Prelitoral. These ranges include such varied landscapes as the extraordinary conglomerate pinnacles of Montserrat, the dormant volcanoes of the Garrotxa and the subalpine heights of the Montseny. It is this very variety, coupled with its proximity to Barcelona and the coastal towns, that makes the hinterland of the Costa Brava so attractive to walkers

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WESTERN CRETE - Landscapes of...- Sunflower Guide
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Landscapes of Croatia

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From the northernmost shores of the Kvarner Gulf, southwards all the way to Dubrovnik, this guide covers Croatia’s Adriatic coast, eleven of the myriad islands and two inland areas. It includes the Mljet, Plitvice Lakes, Krka and Paklenica national parks and Biokovo and Ucka nature parks, and mentions five of Croatia’s six World Heritage sites. Happily, these bald though impressive facts describe one of the most beautiful and beguiling countries in Europe. Contrasts and diversity sum up Croatia: tall forests, wind-combed prickly thornbush and juniper on the stony uplands, the miraculous waterfalls in the Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks, the aridity of the karst landscapes, modern tourist resorts and timeless old villages, the deserted Krajina region and the intensively cultivated Neretva delta

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Landscapes of Cyprus

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This book covers Greek (southern) Cyprus. (No part of northern Cyprus is included) The landscape and its people reserve their greatest rewards for the visitor who makes an effort toward closer acquaintance. On foot or on wheels, exploration of the countryside, coupled with a healthy curiosity about local traditions, is an experience to treasure for a lifetime ­ or, as the Cypriots put, it, 'Once been, never forgotten'

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Walk & Eat in North Cyprus - Sunflower Guide
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Landscapes of the Dolomites

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Gentle green valleys and towering limestone pinnacles: the Dolomites are a holiday paradise for lovers of the countryside. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of the area — history, legends, customs, food, art and architecture, transport and other practicalities. The book is an ideal companion for motorists, walkers and cyclists, but even those who go for the skiing season will find it useful, since lift opening times (summer and winter) are given together with prices.Rather different from the usual Sunflower guide, this book has been translated from the German for the ‘Landscapes’ Series. Its coverage is far wider than is usual in our guides — it contains lots of general information, from history to restaurants (some recommended restaurants are listed in the Index, under the relevant town or village).
The format is different, too: instead of separate car tours and walks, each chapter covers a specific area, with detailed information about the various towns and villages

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Landscapes of Fuerteventura

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Fuerteventura is different from all the other islands in the Canaries. Being the closest to Africa, there's a definite taste of the Sahara about it. The countryside is lonely but warm, bleak but friendly and, in its own way, beautiful. Beaches are what Fuerteventura is all about; mile upon mile of untouched golden sand, great billowing white sand dunes, foaming surf, and quiet turquoise coves. Even though the landscape changes little, it's pleasant to tour Fuerteventura by car, since there's little traffic. This updated third edition is an ideal introduction to the island.

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Landscapes of Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria - a wealth of diverse landscapes and a wonderland of curious flora await the visitor to this island, in our opinion the most underrated of the Canaries amongst countryside enthusiasts. This new edition updates both the text and the maps to bring the book totally up to date at this moment in time.


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Landscapes of Guernsey

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An ideal introduction for the first-time visitor, this book also provides new ideas for those who come year after year. Apart from marvellous coastal scenery that's been compared to that of Cornwall and Brittany, there is much to explore of the island's past. For example, you could follow some of Guernsey's 'green lanes' and 'water lanes' ­ centuries-old paths once used by pack-horses and donkeys, or follow a route that takes in the relics of prehistoric burial grounds as well as remnants of the German Occupation during World War II. Tim Earl, a local resident and leader of guided walks on the island, also an expert on the island's bird life, updated the previous edition and this new fourth edition incorporates amendments recorded by a member of Sunflower's staff in 2007

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Landscapes of Ibiza and Formentera

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Until the sixties, Ibiza belonged to the Ibizans, and only a few artists, poets and writers lived in this paradise. Then the flower-children arrived, the hippies and drop-outs. In the last 30 years however, mass tourism has taken over and unfortunately destroyed much of the charm of Ibiza and Formentera. But not everything on the islands has been spoiled. ‘Bed and burgerbar’ building has reached saturation point, and a visit to the pine islands’ (the ‘Pityussae’, as the Greeks called them) is still worthwhile today. There’s an unending wealth of hidden beauty spots to be discovered, and this new edition of the book helps you to find the best of Ibiza and Formentera, whether you travel by car, bicycle, or on foot.

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Landscapes of Ireland

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Including walks in the Irish Republic and in Northern Ireland, this countryside guide focuses on the mountainous coastal regions. Ireland is a country of unmatchable landscapes that never fail to give you a satisfying sense of discovery ­ from the magnificently wooded Killarney lakeland to the stark moonscapes of the Burren, from the sheer cliffs, exposed headlands and sand-fringed coves of the indented west coast to the wild misty hills in Donegal, from the dazzling Giant's Causeway to secluded loughs hidden in turf-laden mountains.Steeped in legend and history, Ireland has cairns, stone circles, standing stones, ring-forts and countless burial sites, all testifying to diverse Neolithic cultures. These exciting archaeological finds will be special attractions on all your excursions.

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Landscapes of the Italian Lakes

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The Italian Lakes have long been a 'must' for holidaymakers, inspired by their dramatic beauty. These great expanses of water, bound to the north by high mountains and stretching down towards the Lombardy Plain, all resulted from glacial activity. This has created distinctive 'micro' landscapes, whereby each lake retains its own character and special aura. While the term 'Italian Lakes' generally refers to Maggiore, Lugano, Como and Garda, there are many other, smaller lakes, some of which we have included on our tours and walks.

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Landscapes of Jersey

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Jersey has a coastline with its share of steep paths and endless steps. Away from the coast, however, there is slightly more variety in the landscape, and walking is relaxed and easy, mainly along quiet lanes and country paths. Geoff Daniel has the happy knack of finding sights and places to stir the imagination ­ from the Pinnacle (one-time scene of pagan rituals) to the eerie towering concrete relics of the island's occupation by Germany during World War II.
As with the previous edition, this new 4th edition has been thoroughly checked and revised by Sue Hardy, a resident of Jersey. Sue leads groups of walkers throughout the year and devised the walk around St Lawrence incorporating the Millennium Path which was created in the year 2000. Whether you're a first-time or a regular visitor, you'll enjoy exploring places you might never come across without the aid of this guide.

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Walk & Eat Kefalonia

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If holidays are about new experiences, then this pocket guide will add a further dimension to your stay on Kefalonia. It solves two problems — where to walk and where to find some good, traditional food. The gastronomical touch extends a little further, with recipes for some of the island‘s dishes, both specialities and traditional. There are strolls for hot days and longer walks to work up an appetite. And if you‘re just after some recommendations for where to eat, you need look no further!

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Landscapes of Lanzarote

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Few holidaymakers realise that Lanzarote has more to offer than just beaches and sunshine. This fascinating island is truly extraordinary. Its fate was decided some two and one-half centuries ago, when the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history took place, leaving a strange and alluring countryside in its wake ­ a landscape littered with volcanoes and dark streams of jagged lava. This is the backdrop to nearly every scene on the island, and intriguing sights abound ­ none more so than the 'Fire Mountains'

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Landscapes of La Palma

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In natural beauty, La Palma rivals all the other Canary Islands put together. Its immense, abyss-like crater, the Caldera de Taburiente, is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. Deep within its pine-speckled, towering walls is a year-round abundance of water- gushing streams, boisterous cascades, and a plummeting waterfall. Outside the crater, high on the cloud-catching hillsides, 20 million-year-old laurel forests grow as dense as a jungle. In the southern half of the island, hills pitted with volcanic craters and mini-deserts of black lapilli speak of the island's volcanic past. This stark, striking landscape, all the more dramatic for its stabs of volcanic reds, oranges, and yellows, is far removed from the lush and verdant, tree-clad north

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Landscapes of Lesvos

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Lesvos (often called Lesbos, but the island authorities say the correct name is Lesvos) is one of our new destinations for 2004 and has been written by Brian and Eileen Anderson, the authors of several other books in the Landscapes series. Set to become the hottest new walking and bird-watching destination in the Mediterranean, Lesvos offers a stunning combination of natural and man-made landscapes to enjoy on foot or by car.

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Walk & Eat Lisbon

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These pocket-sized full-colour guides, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, are designed for short-break holidays. They describe walks and recommend restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, shopping for self-catering (including health food shops), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc. Each book contains topographical walking maps (1:35,000) to accompany the clear walk instructions. Our unique online Update service with route-change information, users’ recommendations and any future changes to restaurant information and recommendations, is available for this new series

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Walk & Eat Madeira

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Currently out of print - New edition due late 2011
These pocket-sized full-colour guides, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, are designed for short-break holidays. They describe walks and recommend restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, shopping for self-catering (including health food shops), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc. Each book contains topographical walking maps (1:35,000) to accompany the clear walk instructions. Our unique online Update service with route-change information, users’ recommendations and any future changes to restaurant information and recommendations, is available for this new series

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Landscapes of Mallorca

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One of the books that won us the Sunday Times 'Oscar' for best guide book publisher and since 1984 the most widely-used walking guide for Mallorca. It was the first walking guide for the Mallorca, published when the island had a reputation as a haven for 'lager louts'. We knew better, and Mallorca is now one of the most popular walking areas in Europe (and a favourite destination for bird-watchers, too). This completely revised fifth edition updates the routes and maps to reflect changes since the previous edition was published. Whatever your age or hiking abilities, there's something here for you ­ from coastal strolls to extremely challenging climbs and descents

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Landscapes of Malta and Gozo

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Malta, Gozo and Comino attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, most of them from Britain, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia. Many are lured by the typical Mediterranean weather; others see Malta as a change from the Spanish 'Costas', while British ex-servicemen and their families, once stationed here, come back for a nostalgic look at how things have changed. Not everyone stays around the hotel pools or heads for the nearest beach and many people prefer touring or walking in the countryside

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Landscapes of Menorca

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Those who enjoyed using the earlier editions of this guide found that the third edition was even better, with superb new maps and many new colour photographs. Upgraded walking routes avoided problem spots that arose in the past because of landowners who have objected to walkers crossing their land (even though the routes have always used public rights-of-way). This further updated fourth edition will delight Menorca's many enthusiasts

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Walk & Eat Nice

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These pocket-sized full-colour guides, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, are designed for short-break holidays. They describe walks and recommend restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, shopping for self-catering (including health food shops), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc. Each book contains topographical walking maps (1:35,000) to accompany the clear walk instructions. Our unique online Update service with route-change information, users’ recommendations and any future changes to restaurant information and recommendations, is available for this new series

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Landscapes of Paxos

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Our guide to Paxos has been out of print for a couple of years, because Noel Rochford, the author, is now living in Japan and was unable to undertake the updating for a new edition. However, we've now been fortunate in finding a walking enthusiast with an intimate knowledge of the island, who has brought the walk descriptions up to date. The moment you step foot on this island you can feel that your stay here is going to be both peaceful and restful. The sleepy fishing villages and the timeless countryside will cast their spell upon you. This is the ideal 'get away from it all' destination - where everyone strolls through olive groves and along the coast. Paxos, just 19 sq km of cosy countryside, is little more than a broken fragment of hills sitting anchored off the southern end of Corfu. The hills of Paxos are cloaked in a cool mantle of olive trees. Dark groves of cypresses pierce this silvery-green mantle. In the shade of these wooded hills lie sprinklings of rustic hamlets. But the real beauty of Paxos is the dazzling necklace of turquoise green coves that collar the eastern coastline.

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Landscapes of the Picos de Europa

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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. Ranging in altitude from 150m to 2648m (about 500-8700ft), 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 is currently reprinting, no date

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Landscapes of Eastern Provence

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This is the first book of a two-volume guide to Provence, written by the authors of the prize-winning Landscapes of Madeira. It is intended for motorists who want to tour the most beautiful roads in Côte d'Azur and eastern Provence and enjoy some superb walks along the way. Beginning at Nice and the Riviera, you head north and west through the Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes de Haute-Provence (highlights include the Mercantour National Park, Grand Canyon du Verdon and a journey on the Train des Pignes). Beyond Var, with its unspoilt coast, the book takes you round the Montagne Ste-Victoire to Aix-en-Provence.


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Landscapes of Western Provence

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This is the second edition of the second book of a two-volume guide to Provence, written by the authors of the prize-winning Landscapes of Madeira. It is intended for motorists who want to tour the most beautiful roads in western Provence and Languedoc/Roussillon and enjoy some superb walks along the way. Beginning at Aix-en-Provence, you travel west via the Lubéron and Mont Ventoux to the great Roman cities and the Pont du Gard. After forays north to the Ardèche, the Tarn and the Cirque de Navacelles, head south through Hérault to Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. Crossing the Corbières and the Land of the Cathars, you reach the foot of Canigou, holy mountain of the Pyrenees

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Landscapes of the Pyrenees

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Pyrenees - the book covers the entire range ­ France, Spain and Andorra and there are well over 400 kilometres (250 miles) of walks in this guide, the equivalent of a coast-to-coast traverse ­ one of the 'classics' for all serious walkers. But you don't have to be an expert walker for any of hikes we describe. None of them requires special skills (under summer conditions) and, if you are not very fit, simply turn back when you feel like it (there are short walk suggestions with most of the itineraries). Experienced and fit walkers will nevertheless find much to enjoy, for we have included some of the wildest scenery in the Pyrenees, walked pilgrim routes and World War 2 escape routes, climbed to summits (like Canigou), enjoyed the habitat of marmots, vultures and lizards (the Pyrenean chamois), and not neglected the great and the famous (like the Breche de Roland).

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Walk & Eat Rhodes

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These pocket-sized full-colour guides, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, are designed for short-break holidays. They describe walks and recommend restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, shopping for self-catering (including health food shops), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc. Each book contains topographical walking maps (1:35,000) to accompany the clear walk instructions. Our unique online Update service with route-change information, users’ recommendations and any future changes to restaurant information and recommendations, is available for this new series.


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Landscapes of Sardinia

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Sardinia, the second largest island in the Meditarranean, is a walker's paradise. Its scenic diversity, ranging from rough and primeval landscapes to gentle, golden sand dunes, from scorching rocky plateaux and windswept plains reminiscent of Africa to rolling hills with lush pastures and dense brushwood, from towering mountains cloaked in fine oak woods to a turquoise sea that touches the rocky coast. The fragrant Mediterranean macchia permeates the scenery, with colourful rock roses and an extravaganza of wild flowers flourishing in spring

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Landscapes of the Scottish Highlands

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Written by Stephen Whitehorne, one of Scotland's best-known photographer/authors, this book brings to life some of the most breathtaking scenery in the British Isles. Stephen has explored every nook and cranny of the Highlands and Skye ­ as well as the mountaintops. The Highlands are one of Europe's last great wilderness areas, one of the few remaining landscapes where genuine solitude can be sought and where the luxuries of silence and space abound.

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Landscapes of Sicily

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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and long a Mecca for culture freaks. Sicily also rewards the countryside lover with its magnificent landscapes. Peter Amann knows the island intimately; he leads walking groups on Sicily and works for the preservation of its national monuments. As an alternative to the stress of simply 'doing' all the sites, he invites you to savour the landscape at leisure. Thus there is enough material in this book for several holidays. The eight car tours (mostly circular and covering 2000km) follow little-used secondary roads wherever possible and, while taking in all the major sights and sites, also allow motorists to see landscapes well off the beaten track. A fold-out touring map shows all the car touring routes. The walks - a distillation of the best on the island - are as varied in length and grade as the landscape itself; there are routes to suit all ages and abilities. Most of the walks are along old farming tracks, stone-laid mule trails and shepherds' paths. Each is accompanied by an up-to-date topographical map, but the author also suggests where you can find other maps, many of which are available free. Finally, for those who like al fresco dining, there is also a selection of picnic suggestions - ranging from 'official' sites with barbecues to idyllic spots near walking routes.

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Landscapes of Slovenia

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Slovenia. Small is beautiful', a much-used cliché, certainly applies to Slovenia, which is only half the size of Switzerland. With a population of only two million, the landscape is still essentially rural. The jagged snow-capped peaks of the Julian Alps contrast with fertile valleys, full of colour and activity. The porous limestone rock has created the Karst landscape. Typical features can be seen everywhere and are exciting to explore: underground rivers appear from rock faces and cascade down in dramatic waterfalls, narrow gorges are carved through the cliffs, while caves and natural rock arches

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Landscapes of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

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Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri - a wonderful area for walkers, brilliantly described by Julian Tippett. Accident of history and steepness of terrain have preserved a network of ancient footpaths which reaches from the coastal towns of the Neapolitan Riviera into the surrounding countryside. These paths take you almost from your hotel doorstep up into the lemon groves. You can visit hillside villages or remote monasteries and be regaled by the most stunning of views all along the way. The paths are often paved in stone or, if climbing steep hillsides, consist of flights of steps. The flowers are a constant delight: from broom and rosemary in March to freesias and cistus in May. In autumn, the woods are carpeted with cyclamen.

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Landscapes of South Africa - the Cape

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South Africa, covering an area stretching from Cape Point north to the West Coast National Park and east to Wellington. Twenty-three main walks are described in this book, together with a number of options for each. The bulk of the walks are on Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula, the rest further along the southern coast or in the interior: the Boland.

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La Gomera & Southern Tenerife - Landscapes of... Sunflower 

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This is the book to buy if you are staying in the the south of Tenerife or on La Gomera. (If you will be based in the north of Tenerife, near Puerto de la Cruz, see Landscapes of Tenerife). La Gomera is only an hour and a half from Tenerife by ferry, or only 35 minutes by hydrofoil. The schedules allow you enough time to get there for a day's car touring or walking.

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Walk & Eat Stockholm

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This pocket-sized full-colour guide is designed for short-break holidays in Stockholm.

Although all the walks described are easy, even 'non-walkers' will want to stroll around the city and its environs, so will find the city plans, descriptions of the sights, and restaurant recommendations useful. For each suggested restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, plus sample menu, price guide, opening times, and a recipe for one of their specialities.

A special feature is the emphasis on natural local foods suitable for those with food intolerances. All recipes have been made by the authors and are known to 'work'. On-line updates keep readers abreast of any route or restaurant changes.


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Landscapes of Lake Geneva and Western Switzerland

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A country blessed with a most dramatic and spectacular landscape. Mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, gorges, and waterfalls are plentiful natural elements into which cultural influences blend. Switzerland is a hiker’s paradise (you would expect nothing less of a country which has an article in its constitution regulating the responsibilities of those who maintain the thousands of kilometres of hiking paths), and boasts the world’s best public transport system, despite being arguably the most mountainous country in Europe. In Switzerland you may well find a mountain hut or comfortable hotel on top of a summit which is the terminus of a spectacular train or cable car ride, but there is still plenty of space where you will hardly meet a soul — perhaps only ibex

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Landscapes of the Tatra Mountains (Poland and Slovakia)

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Walking and car touring in Poland and Slovakia. This trans-national guide explores two outstanding national parks in southernmost Poland: Pieniny and Tatra, and the best of neighbouring Slovakia’s mountain areas in four national parks: Tatra, Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise), Low Tatra and Mala Fatra. In every one the natural landscapes are exceptionally beautiful, while each park has a distinctive identity. In the Pieniny you’ll find the river Dunajec gorge and limestone cliffs and crags. The Polish Tatra’s clusters of tarns lie at the bases of spiky arêtes, while the adjacent Slovak Tatras are synonymous with long deep valleys and precipitous, narrow passes. Slovensky Raj has the river Hornad gorge, but the Low Tatras are characterised by spaciousness and wide views from the broad central ridge. Mala Fatra isn’t entirely dissimilar, but with the added distinction of a network of narrow, accessible gorges. Beautiful conifer and deciduous forests are ubiquitous, the latter a delight during autumn.

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Landscapes of Tenerife

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Based on Puerto de la Cruz, this book features car tours all over the island and is the best choice for those staying in the north. Walks cover the Orotava Valley, Las Cañadas, the Teno and Anaga peninsulas. (For walks in the south of Tenerife, see Landscapes of Southern Tenerife and La Gomera.)

This was the first walking guide for Tenerife, but in recent years the island has become the most popular of all the Canaries amongst walkers. And for good reason. Tenerife has something for everyone country lanes for strolling, nature trails for hiking, and mountains to be scaled ­ including El Teide, the highest in all Spain. The profusion of wild plants and flowers makes the island a botanical treasure.


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Turkish Coast: Antalya to Demre - Sunflower Plus Series

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This new series combines the best features of ‘Landscapes‘ with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but they are all pocket size (the page size is just 15mm wider than ‘Landscapes‘ books) and in full colour. All the authors have been visiting Turkey for many years, writing general and walking guides. Dean Livesley was one of the original developers of the famous Lycian Way, Turkey‘s first long-distance footpath. A key feature of the book is coverage of the Lycian Way as day walks, with full transport details. Besides being intrepid explorers, Brian and Eileen Anderson are botanists and keen cooks! The main part of this book concentrates on the area west of Antalya, known both in antiquity and today as Lycia. Historical descriptions of the wild, fissured Lycian coastal region abound with superlatives. And the landscapes that sent so many writers into raptures have not changed for centuries. Despite all the hymns of praise, Lycia’s thinly populated coastal strip long remained untouched by tourism. It was so isolated that for a short time it even became a place of exile. Today, thanks to the building of Antalya’s international airport, millions of visitors happily spend their holidays in the places where unwanted dissidents were once forcibly detained. The whole Lycian Peninsula takes in a very large area and this volume concentrates on the region between Antalya and Demre/Kekova, east of Kas.

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Turkish Coast: Kas to Dalyan - Sunflower Plus Series

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This new series combines the best features of ‘Landscapes‘ with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but they are all pocket size (the page size is just 15mm wider than ‘Landscapes‘ books) and in full colour. The Lycian Peninsula takes in a very large area — running between Antalya and Lake Koycegiz south to the sea. It is impossible to do justice to the entire spread and feature walks in one book, so this volume concentrates on the region between Kas (including Kekova to the east) and Lake Koycegiz. A key feature of the book is coverage of the Lycian Way as day walks, with full transport details. A companion book, covering the stretch from Antalya to Demre, takes in the rest of Lycia. Historical descriptions of the wild, fissured Lycian coastal region abound with superlatives. It has been called the most beautiful in Turkey. And the landscapes that sent so many writers into raptures have not changed for centuries. Despite all the hymns of praise, the peninsula’s thinly populated coastal strip long remained untouched by tourism. It was so isolated that for a short time it even became a place of exile. Today, thanks to the many flights into the airports at Antalya and Dalaman, millions of visitors happily spend their holidays in the places where unwanted dissidents were once forcibly detained.

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Turkish Coast: Bodrum to Marmaris - Sunflower Plus Series

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All the authors have been visiting Turkey for many years, writing general and walking guides. Dean Livesley was one of the original developers of the famous Lycian Way, Turkey‘s first long-distance footpath. Besides being intrepid explorers, Brian and Eileen Anderson are botanists and keen cooks! They guide you through the most beautiful landscapes of the region. A Turkish poet once described the area between Bodrum and Marmaris as ‘terrifyingly’ beautiful. Silver-leaved olive groves and wild inland mountains yield up the stone remains of ancient civilisations. The dazzling multi-coloured bays, framed by fissured cliffs and collared with golden sand, are the stuff of dreams. Snuggled into the coves are romantic fishing villages, where you will be greeted with genuine Turkish hospitality. And in Bodrum and Marmaris you can mix with the Turkish jet set. In some old mountain villages and along isolated sections of the coast there are more and more small quiet places to stay. This new series combines the best features of ‘Landscapes‘ with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but they are all pocket size (the page size is just 15mm wider than ‘Landscapes‘ books) and in full colour.

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Landscapes of Tuscany

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Tuscany - this most favourite of Italy's inland regions has been one of our most-requested destinations. We think enthusiasts of our guides will be delighted with the resulting book. It covers walks and tours ranging from the Carrera marble quarries in the northwest down to southern Tuscany, with a particular emphasis on the countryside round Florence and in the Chianti, making it especially suitable for those who wish to combine a visit to Florence with seeing something of the Italian countryside. (If you plan to do this, you'll need one of the many good city guides that are available for your exploration of Florence, whilst this new 'Landscape' will show you the best of the rural scene.)

In addition to the walking and touring notes, this book contains a wealth of information about Tuscany's customs and cuisine, flora, fauna and history ­ all of them illustrated. The author has been resident in Tuscany for many years.

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Landscapes of Umbria and the Marches

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Umbria promotes itself as ‘Italy’s Green Heart’, and it’s true that the colour green dominates the landscape - from the glistening silver-green olive groves above Lake Trasimeno to the dark green holm oak woods edging the Valle Umbra and Valnerina and up to the oak forests, mountain pastures and high grassy plateaus of the Monti Sibillini. This picture is not only true for Umbria, but also for the lesser-known neighbouring region of the Marches. The main focal points of this guide are the two most beautiful areas of the Apennines in Umbria and the Marches - the idyllic, deeply-etched valley of Valnerina in Umbria and the legendary Monti Sibillini which rise to almost 2500m and lie mainly in the Marches. Naturally there is a wealth of art and architecture to be seen en route, whether you travel by car or on foot.

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Zakynthos - Sunflower Plus Series

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This new series combines the best features of ‘Landscapes‘ with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but they are all pocket size (the page size is just 15mm wider than ‘Landscapes‘ books) and in full colour.

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The Landscapes Companion

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This is not a guide, but a book that complements the entire series by enlarging upon and adding to the information provided in the individual books. It is full of fascinating detail that will help you enjoy your walking holidays in southern Europe even more.

It's a book you can use for reference, dipping into it whenever you need to, or which can just as easily be read through from cover to cover. It will answer many questions you may have about southern Europe's countryside and contains illustrations taken from many of the books in the series. It will undoubtedly inspire you with ideas for new holidays ­ but will also enable you to enjoy even more the places you athought you knew already!

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