Since our beginning in 1993 we have been privileged to have many features written about our walking holidays in Spain in a number of international newspapers and magazines plus a BBC Radio 4 programme on the wild life of the area and in particular Bonelli’s Eagles.
These are a small sample of the many articles written about walking and activity holidays in Spain based in Quatretondeta. These articles give a wide coverage of the many superb walks to be found here.
In 2013 Kev Reynolds the well known travel writer and author published a book called “A Walk in the Clouds” in which he wrote about his 2004 visit to the Mountains of Alicante and Quatretondeta. Read an extract of this book here.
One of the first national press articles written about guided walking holidays in Quatretondeta was in the Daily Mail. The article written by Ann Bird called “In the footsteps of St George” appeared in 1st May 1999 edition. Unfortunately it has not appeared on the web but we will try and get it published here soon. Once again the article was written about a Waymark Holidays; guided walking holiday, organised and operated by Brian & Pat Fagg.
WALKING ABROAD, “Retreat from the Beaches” written by Gill Page, an experienced walker as well as journalist. Sadly this excellent publication no longer exists due to distribution problems, but we have included it as we feel it gives the flavour of the area.
Read about Gill Page’s experience on a walking holiday in Quatretondeta with mountain walks.
Another article appeared in SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY during November 2000. Written by James Rampson, a not so experienced walker, gives a different perspective of a walking holiday in the Alicante mountains of Spain with mountain walks. Even though a little exaggerated in places.
The Scotland on Sunday, “Costa Blister” article on mountainWALKS.
You can read an article online that appeared in the Sunday Mirror ; 23rd March, 2003.
An article which had a huge impact appeared in The Sun, 29th September 2001. The article called by the “imaginative” title of “Costa del Stroll” took up the entire page 5 of the Saturday edition. The article was written about a holiday we organised and ran for Waymark Holidays . Read The Sun article here. Please use the back button to return to our site as there is no return link to us.
This article appeared on 8th March 2005 in THE GUARDIAN and is available from the Guardian Unlimited web site. This was written by Donald McLeod who visited the mountains of Alicante and walked in Spain with Waymark Holidays.
The Guardian newspaper report on Quatretondeta and mountainWALKS
Walks from mountain walks have also been featured in newspapers and magazines such as “The Sun, Sunday Mirror, Daily Mail , TGO magazine and a number of others walks and holidays have also been featured in international press in Holland, Germany, Canada,New Zealand and Iceland. Many articles featuring walks with mountainwalks.com
On June 21st, 2006 our walking holidays were featured in “The Times” you can read this article on the TIMESONLINE website. Written by Nick Haslam an experienced travel and adventure activity holiday writer.
Unfortunately we can no longer link to this article due to the pay to read format the TimesonLine has taken.
Listen and read about the BBC 4 radio programme “Behind the Taverna” presented by Brett Westwood and featuring Brian Fagg on the wild life and particularly Bonelli’s eagles and the rich bird life to found in the mountains of Alicante just a few miles from Benidorm.
Brett Westwood recently returned to the mountains of Alicante for a Birding holiday. This holiday included varied habitats in the Alicante mountains and a day on the Albufera of Valencia , recognised as one of the most important bird habitats in Spain. We are delighted that Brett felt it was one of the best birding, bird watching experiences he had had anywhere in Europe.
A regular walker with us is Rob Innis a journalist based on the Costa Blanca. Rob wrote an article about his guided walking holiday in the Alicante mountains with Mountain Walks titled ” VULTURES with TRANQUILITY” . Read Rob Innis’s blogspot on life in Spain.