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Walking holidays in Spain

With its vast mountain ranges and coastline stretching almost 6,000km, Spain's diverse geography and rich culture offers a stunning backdrop to enthusiasts looking for an adventurous walking holiday. 

Spain is a country of diverse landscapes, rich culture and vivid history. Its rolling hills, rugged coastlines and sun-soaked plains make it the perfect destination for a walking holiday. From the Pyrenees to the Camino de Santiago, Spain offers a wide range of trails for all levels of walkers. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner, a walking holiday in Spain is an unforgettable experience that will take you on a journey of discovery.

Highlights of Spain

Enjoying a paella is certainly a highlight of any Spanish experience due to its cultural significance, delicious flavours and communal nature. Originating from Valencia, paella represents Spanish tradition and offers a rich blend of saffron-infused rice and ingredients like seafood, chicken and vegetables. 

What to do in Spain

Complete the Camino de Santiago Trail

One of the most popular routes for walkers is the Camino de Santiago, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails that lead to the shrine of the apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela. The Camino is a journey of spiritual and physical renewal, a chance to escape the distractions of daily life and reconnect with nature and oneself. The Camino is a symbol of hope, of perseverance and of the human spirit. Along the way, walkers are treated to stunning views of the Spanish countryside and its charming villages. Taste traditional cuisine, sample local wines and immerse yourself in the local culture. The Camino is a journey that will stay with you forever.

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Explore the Canary Islands

Positioned 100km from the Moroccan coastline, the Canary Islands expose a hidden paradise waiting to be explored. Brimming with biodiversity and a profound connection to the natural world, the Canary Islands invite both experienced and beginner walkers to explore its diverse landscapes. This archipelago boasts a temperate climate year-round, making it an enticing destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Its varied terrain, spectacular views and untouched biosphere make it a volcanic playground perfect for a walking holiday. 

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Walk in the Pyrenees

For those seeking a more challenging walk, the Pyrenees offer a range of demanding trails that lead through remote mountain ranges and past sparkling rivers and lakes. Acting as a natural border between Spain and the rest of Europe, the Pyrenees are a true test of endurance and a feast for the senses. Along the way, walkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, forests and cascading waterfalls, as well as a  chance to connect with nature in its purest form.

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More Information About Walking Holidays in Spain

The best time for a walking holiday in Spain is in late spring (April to May) or early autumn (September to October), due to the pleasant temperatures and lighter crowds.

Top 5 Walking Holdays in Spain

Spain hosts an incredible web of walking trials that take keen walkers to every corner of its diverse landscape.

Secret Sierras of the Costa Blanca

Embark on a captivating guided walking holiday through the hidden gems of Spain's Costa Blanca. This remarkable journey unfolds in a region blessed with over 300 days of sun, where every step leads to breathtaking discoveries. Explore the dramatic limestone peaks of the Sierra de Aitana, Serella, Aixorta, and Bernia, each a testament to nature's artistry. This journey promises not only outstanding walking experiences but also a chance to soak up the rich culture and warm hospitality of this captivating corner of Spain. It's an adventure where the sun-kissed landscapes and the allure of the Sierras of Costa Blanca combine to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Traverse of the Picos de Europa


This extraordinary is a challenging west-to-east walking holiday through one of Spain's most magnificent landscapes. Your journey will take you to the summit viewpoint of Torre de los Horcados Rojos, towering at an impressive 2500 meters, where you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. Descend through the dramatic, carved path of the limestone Cares Gorge, an exhilarating trek that offers an up-close encounter with the rugged beauty of the Picos.

Camino de Santiago Trek

Embark on a magnificent journey along the Camino de Santiago Trek, following the revered French Way to Santiago de Compostela, where pilgrims have sought spiritual enlightenment for centuries. On this guided walking holiday, you'll immerse yourself in the rural beauty of Galicia, tracing a path from Sarria to the magnificent Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. As you walk, collect stamps in your 'Pilgrim's Passport,' a cherished tradition that culminates in earning your coveted 'Compostela' certificate upon reaching Santiago de Compostela.

High Pastures of the Picos

This week-long journey will take you into the breathtaking landscapes of Spain's Picos de Europa with our High Pastures of the Picos adventure. This guided walking holiday invites you to explore the mesmerizing limestone pinnacles and lush pastures that define this remarkable region. Follow the spectacular man-made cliff-side path through the 1500-meter deep Cares Gorge and ride the Fuente De Cable car. This journey through the High Pastures of the Picos is a celebration of nature's wonders, where every step is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Spain's Picos de Europa.

Self-Guided Walking in Las Alpujarras

Embark on a captivating self-guided walking adventure through the enchanting landscape of Las Alpujarras, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This journey beckons you to explore the unique charm of this region, characterized by its distinct white-washed villages that cling to the mountainsides, creating a mesmerizing contrast against the azure skies. As you wander through these picturesque villages, you'll have the opportunity to sample local delicacies in quaint bodegas, savoring the flavors of Andalusian cuisine.









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