Blazing saddles: horse riding along Menorca’s Camí de Cavalls

Amid red-sand beaches and volcanic outcrops, a recently-restored 14th-century route on the Balearic island is now open to riders who also want a boutique hotel stay

Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa Maresme, Spain

The coast just north of Barcelona is often overlooked by visitors. But with miles of sandy beach, great restaurants and a coast-hugging train, it’s a perfect escape

Seville comes to life with Feria de Abril celebrations – in pictures

The Andalusian capital’s April festival traditionally begins two weeks after Easter, which means it can fall in May, despite its name. The celebration started as a cattle fair in 1847 and now features bullfighting and opulent parades, attracting the city’s high society

Cabo de Gata, Spain: exploring Europe’s only desert

The arid beauty of Cabo de Gata, in Almería, has inspired works by Lorca and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone – and has one of Spain’s least-developed coasts

‘I fell for Mallorca and bought an orange farm there … on a whim’

Author Peter Kerr swapped his Scottish farm for an orange grove and discovered the history and laid-back attitude of ‘l’illa de la calma’