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Forest Bathing in Spain | Where to Visit

When we say forest bathing in Spain, we don’t mean swimming in the conventional sense. We mean surrounding yourself in the beauty of the forest – whether that’s walking, trekking or simply having a picnic or reading a book under the shade of the trees. Perhaps you already practice Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) which emerged from Japan in the 1980s. Or maybe you just believe in the calming effects that time in the forest can have on our health. In addition to boasting the cleanest air and sense of wellness, the beauty of Spain’s forests all year round is something we never take for granted here at Totally Spain. If you’d like to experience them for yourself, here are our favourites:-
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National Parks in Mainland Spain – Totally Spain’s Top 10 Guide

At Totally Spain, we write much about Spain’s urban beaches and cities and too often neglect Spain’s rugged countryside, luscious parkland, glacial lakes, picture perfect snow-capped mountains and its indigenous wildlife. But not today. We’ve not only explored these national parks in mainland Spain ourselves but we’ve booked countless client trips too since the year 2000. So put on your virtual hiking boots and strap yourself in for a clockwise tour of our favourite national parks in mainland Spain starting with Northern Spain’s Picos de Europa…

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Porto and the North Region of Portugal

Here at Totally Spain, we are huge fans of Portugal and love planning itineraries for clients in both countries. Having already written about the Lisbon Region and the Centro Region, today we are going to focus on the Porto & North region that lies South of Galicia and West of Castile-Leon in Spain. Porto is the major city which is the darling of the travel glossies, and of course, Gaia for the winery tours – and we have some great daytrip ideas too!

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Walking Cantabria’s Camino Lebaniego

Here at Totally Spain we’ve been planning Camino itineraries for clients since we started out in business over 16 years ago. Being based in Cantabria, we are keen walkers and hikers in our own spare time and we’ve recently decided to take on our first Camino as a family in 2017. Our chosen route is the Camino Lebaniego (pronounced Leh-bahn-yeh-go) which is the name of the ancient pilgrimage route that weaves its way inland from the sandy and dramatic Cantabrian coastline to the impressive Picos de Europa mountain range.

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