Pace yourself for a treasure trove of hideaways – from pirates’ lookouts in Mallorca to fishing villages in the Asturias and dinky Lapland ski resorts
My friend and I wanted to do some winter walking where the weather was sunny. We found the GR15 walking route in the eastern Algarve from Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the coast inland to Alcoutim following the Guadiana river. There are also smaller routes off the GR15. Absolutely stunning views and unspoiled. We stayed in Almada D’Ouro at Casa Da Paz – a beautiful B&B with views on to the river and just one two-bedroom suite (from £70). We had a bedroom each. A fantastic breakfast with fruit, ham, cheeses and eggs is included. A fire in the evening. A great host.