This is a stunning, full-color guide to 25 easy to follow routes that let you discover southern Spain's best kept secrets. Southern Spain is a place filled with colorful legends, charming villages, vibrant towns, and fascinating historic sites. Most travel guides steer clear of these great places in favor of the traditional destinations such as Malaga and Murcia. Not so with "Back Roads of Southern Spain"; this superb volume leaves the beaten track and offers readers 25 easy-to-follow routes around the wonders of Andalucia that most tourist never get to see - from byways that lead to idyllic trout streams and hiking trails to lush vineyards and arid desert landscapes, and from towns steeped in history to amazing troglodyte villages. In addition to full route details and descriptions, there are wonderfully evocative photographs and masses of practical information on the most important sights and events such as local fiestas, recommended overnight stops, and places to eat.Umschlagtext:
Accolades such as a most useful guide (Sunday Telegraph), Recommended reading (Weekend Guardian) and Disarmingly honesthighly commended (Automobile Magazine USA) greeted publication of the first edition of Back Roads of southern Spain and this thoroughly revised and meticulously researched second edition is guaranteed a similar reception.
In 432 information-packed pages award-winning author David Baird covers 25 excursions to delightful and little known corners of southern Spain revealing
the most interesting sights and corresponding visiting times;
local fiestas and the legends of historic villages;
places to eat, from hearty country fare to gourmet cuisine;
and interesting places to stay to suit every budget.
This guide is both practical and entertaining and makes a wholly worthy companion to the authors recently published and very well received East of Malaga which also takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery. Behind the crowded coast a fascinating world of sweeping vistas, remote communities and majestic mountains unfolds. Comprehensive maps provide the key to penetrating this world.
About the author
Shropshire-born of Scottish and Welsh parents, David Baird knows Andalusia intimately after more than 30 years' residence. Before moving to Spain he worked on newpapers and magazines around the world. His words and photographs have been published in a variety of international media and he has contributed to numerous guidebooks. He currently has three titles in print with Santana and has twice won Spain's national award for foreign travel writers. He lives with his wife Thea, language teacher and compiler for Santana, in the Malaga village of Frigiliana, the affectionate focus of several of his books.
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