Due to the nature of its geography, Spain has always been a country of mountaineers. Throughout the territory there are plenty of examples of this type of terrain: from our beloved Pyrenees to the great Teide in Tenerife, the Spaniards have not lacked of summits to conquer, whether for necessity or fun.
In the end, after Switzerland, Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe. However, do you know the types of mountains that exist?
This type of information is not simply a fun fact to surprise your friends, but a real knowledge that all those who are dedicated to mountaineering or hiking should learn. Depending on the type of mountain it will be, is the terrain we will face, which can help us decide both the route and the equipment that we must use to make our excursions more rewarding.
So, without further delay, from Walkaholic we will talk about the different types of mountains, giving you examples of them in our own geography. Continue reading Mountain types, parts and classification
The Pyrenees is one of the few European mountain ranges where we can still contemplate the majesty of the glaciers, reminiscent of the ice masses that covered all this mountain range during the Ice Age.
Within Pyrenees mountain range 19 glacier masses remain, being the southernmost in Europe. They are distributed in both Pyrenean slopes, although those of the southern slope are larger, all of them are considered mountain glaciers in their last phase. To get the big picture, in 1850 there were 52 glaciers in the Pyrenees, so more than 30 have disappeared due to climate change.
From all the ice that once covered the Pyrenees, only its glacial circles and some small gradients that don’t descend to the valley are preserved. So, to know them thoroughly and to learn about their future, from Walkaholic we’ll give you a nice briefing about the Pyrenees Glaciers and some of their most interesting facts. Continue reading Routes on the Pyrenees glaciers
The power of volcanoes is one of nature’s most overwhelming forces, capable of radically transforming the landscape. In Spain, we also have our variety and dose of these volcanic and exceptional mountains.
If you are looking forward to enjoy landscapes that seem out from another planet and shocking contrasts, in Walkaholic we have gathered for you 9 routes through the volcanoes of Spain. A top and unforgettable experience for volcanic tourism lovers. Continue reading 9 routes through Spain’s volcanoes
If you are one of those who prefer nature and you like to be fit, you’re in the right place, because enjoying a mountain sport might be your better choice.
These activities can be practiced professionally or as a hobby, individually or in a group and, in addition, there isn’t age limit to practice them. You can realize that when you ask to Carlos Soria Fontán, a well-known Spanish mountaineer who at 80 years of age continues to overcome challenges in mountain paths.
Today on Walkaholic we want to talk you about the kinds of mountain sports. There are diverse options and they’ve in common that they all bring great health benefits. Continue reading Types of mountain sports. What’s your favourite?
The mountain systems in Spain occupy almost half of its territory. These high caprices of nature are a great attraction for hikers and mountain enthusiasts.
In total there are 13 mountain systems and 94 mountains according to the National Statistics Institute. The Pyrenees and the Baetic Systems are the highest mountain ranges, they’re located outside the central plateau.
In the north of our country is the Cantabrian mountain range, the Iberian mountain system in the east, and Sierra Morena in the south. The insular land relief of the Canary Islands also highlights, due it forms a true mountain complex of volcanic origin that emerges from the ocean floor.
In Walkaholic we want to take you to the top, so we invite you to get ready to conquer some of the wonderful mountain peaks of Spain. Continue reading The mountain peaks that you should climb in Spain