This contains some excellent, if brief, pieces on the cultural background of this area of Spain and is a good general guide, with accommodation and restaurant listings alongside carefully selected walking tours. However, the Cadogan guide is the preferred choice for this area.
Much the preferred choice for the north of Spain, the Cadogan guide is unsurpassed in its detailed histories and sightseeing suggestions, written in an entertaining and knowledgable style. Limited restaurant and accommodation listings.
Written in an enjoyable and personable style, this guide is particularly strong on the Basque region and its history and culture. This is now easier to navigate and features some very good touring maps for the region.
A handy little guide to Bilbao, ideal for weekends and short breaks. Doesn't contain quite as much information as the pocket Footprint guide and if you plan to stay a bit longer, the Cadogan guide would be the better option.
This excellent guide leads the trekker through 800km of spectacular trekking. Includes 42 day trails and 70 pages of mapping and route profiles, as well as information on villages, mountain huts and guesthouses.
An excellent walking guide to the 778km from Saint-Jean-de-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Finisterre, "the end of the earth." Contains an introduction with practical, historical and geographical information followed by the route which is split into 6 sections with good maps.
An excellent walking guide to the 740km route from Le Puy-en-Velay to the foot of the Pyrenees. The introduction combines practical information with historical and geographical detail and is followed by the route which is split into 3 sections.
A cycling guide to the 1570km route from Le Puy to Santiago and on to Finisterre. There is a decent introduction with practical, historical and geographical information followed by the route which is split into 9 stages between 40-60km long.
This well-researched guide for budget exploration has highlights of the city, with plenty of affordable accommodation and nightlife listed. It briefly covers the major sites, museums, restaurants, and contains a few walking tours and a useful map.
A lavish and colourful guide to the city, the Eyewitness guide is perfect for those who want to take in Barcelona's beautiful architecture and cultural hotspots. Features some very good suggested walking tours.
A slim, chic guide to the art and architectural gems of the city, with beautiful colour photographs throughout. Best used in conjunction with a more comprehensive guide for those unfamiliar with Valencia.
This is a very good guide to city breaks in Valencia, with the focus on shopping and seeing the sights. There are small but useful sections on accommodation, arts & entertainment and the history of Valencia.
A convenient pocket guide covering this popular stretch of coast, with added sections on the Costa Calida coastline to the south and southern Valencia to the north. Features a good range of suggested sights and entertainment.