Run with bulls, rub shoulders with pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, ski the Aragonese Pyrenees or explore some of the most rugged and naturally beautiful territory Spain has to offer. Northern Spain remains unspoilt by tourism; whether you want to discover ancient towns steeped in tradition and age-old customs, the buzzy cultural capital of Bilbao, San Sebastian's stunning beaches or just sample some of the finest seafood and cider then "Footprint's" critically acclaimed 4th edition guide helps travellers get off the beaten path and really get to know the region. This book provides in-depth coverage of the regions many adventure activities, surfing, climbing, hiking, trekking and many more. It features highlight maps to help you get the best from this vast region. It includes an exceptional background section on the country's heritage - from the Reconquista, to pilgrims, to politics - making sense of the seemingly bizarre cultural differences between each separate region. It provides advice on where to stay and eat for your budget; and also offers information on the best refugios, paradores and sidrerias.
It includes a full colour planning section to inspire travellers and provide practical advice to help find the best experiences.