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La Rioja

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Kelly Lipscomb



 

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This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions are the result of negligence, accident or any other cause.

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The Levante

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When Spaniards speak of the Levante they refer to that long and narrow strip on the eastern Mediterranean coast claimed by the autonomous regions of Valencia and small Murcia south of it. In this "land of the rising sun" the coastline, over 500 km (312 miles) of it, is a shared sight with the mountains rising in the interior. To the northwest the Iberian chain enters the region, bearing southeast toward the sea where the Tura and Mijares rivers end their journeys, while in the south the Beticos chain encroaches from Andaluca in its own march east to the coast.

There is a sharp contrast in landscape between the north, with its sweeping, lustrous hills and valleys, and the south, where areas of Murcia are semi-desert, copper-colored and gritty. In the drier heights, almond, carob and olive trees dominate terraced slopes, but it is the thriving agricultural industry of the moist lowlands that has earned Valencia the reputation as Spain's garden. Utilizing a highly extensive and effective irrigation system of waterwheels and drainage ditches created by the Moors during their occupation from the eighth to the 13th centuries, farmers grow vast quantities of fruits and vegetables and the citrus plantations can produce nine months out of the year. To the famed Valenciano orange add the rice patties that have shaped the region's cuisine and the bustling tourist cities of the coast that have played havoc with its natural beauty but fostered one of the healthiest economies in Spain. The bulk of the region's population has gravitated to these coastal towns, leaving the interior with only pockets of tourists scavenging the popular destinations of Elche or Gudalfest.

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Extremadura

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Kelly Lipscomb



 

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Ulysses Travel Publications

4176 Saint-Denis, Montral, Qubec, Canada H2W 2M5

514-843-9882, ext. 2232; fax 514-843-9448

 

Windsor Books

The Boundary, Wheatley Road, Garsington, Oxford, OX44 9EJ England

01865-361122; fax 01865-361133

 

 

  Hunter Publishing, Inc.

 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions are the result of negligence, accident or any other cause.

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Andalucia

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Awash in earthen hues and whitewashed villages, bathed in glorious sun, sounds of the flamenco, and imagery so exotic it borders on seductive, Andalucia is a world of adventures all its own. It is the birthplace of the bullfight, the guitar, flamenco music, and countless other fascinations lost in time. There is no right or wrong place or time to begin and end a trip here; choices for both the adventurous and the culturally curious are limitless. Ancient Arab influences pervade this landscape, from the magnificent Alhambra to the orange groves of La Mezquita, from the region's storied past to its bustling present - where grinning Moroccans stand in storefronts anxious to ply their wares as sleek Spanish businessmen walk past, where sun-seekers the world over crowd its beaches and thrill-seekers scour its challenging highs and lows.

Andalucia is a land of extremes, with Spain's driest areas of Almeria in the east and its rainiest, the Sierra de Grazalema, in the southwest. Five hundred miles of coastlines span Andalucia, of which roughly three-quarters are sandy beaches. These range from the less-touristed and less-developed Costa de la Luz along the Atlantic in the western realm, to the cheery resorts of the Costa del Sol, Costa de Almeria, and Costa Tropical to the east. The fertile valley of the Rio Guadalquivir separates Andalucia's two mountain ranges, the Sierra Moreno across the northern border, and the Cordillera Betica (with mainland Spain's highest peak, the Mulhacn in the Sierra Nevada) running southwest to east. The region is made up of the provinces of Cdiz, Crdoba, Jan, Huelva, Almeria, Mlaga, Granada and Sevilla; together they comprise 60% of all the country's environmentally protected lands.

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Castilla y León

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Kelly Lipscomb



 

Hunter Publishing, Inc.

 

HUNTER PUBLISHING, INC,

 

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Ulysses Travel Publications

4176 Saint-Denis, Montral, Qubec, Canada H2W 2M5

514-843-9882, ext. 2232; fax 514-843-9448

 

Windsor Books

The Boundary, Wheatley Road, Garsington, Oxford, OX44 9EJ England

01865-361122; fax 01865-361133

 

 

  Hunter Publishing, Inc.

 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions are the result of negligence, accident or any other cause.

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