Walking holidays in Spain

With its Mediterranean climate, beautiful scenery and wealth of footpaths and tracks, Spain is a very popular hiking destination in Europe. Here you’ll find a variety of walking holidays to Spain’s most popular walking regions, such as Andalucia, the Pyrenees, Valencia, Catalonia and many more. There are both self-guided and guided walking holidays.

Did you know that Spain is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe? 75% of the land surface is covered in hills or high mountains. Plenty of scope for some nice walks.

Browse the Spain Walking holidays

Start browsing the walking holidays by exploring the map below or by scrolling further down to the holidays descriptions. All the holidays are run by independent, small-scale walking holiday companies. Benefit from their local knowledge and expertise for some unforgettable walks in Spain!

Also see our page about walking holidays in Andalucia. Andalucia is one of the most popular walking regions in Spain. On this page you will find information about the region, photos and an interactive map of the area.

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Walking & Wellness In Beautiful Marina Alta

Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options in Spain

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From £ 875.- / 8 days

Enjoy this unique and exclusive walking and wellness retreat in the beautiful Marina Alta mountains of the Northern Costa Blanca, suitable for all levels of walker.

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Walking in the Picos de Europa

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 650.- / 8 days

Explore some of the most dramatic mountains in Spain during this guided walking holiday in the Picos de Europa. The Picos de Europa are a small maritime range of limestone peaks only 20km from the coast brimming with endemic plants and wildlife, perfect for walking all year round.

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Discover Andalucia

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From £ 695.- / 8 days

Walking in this beautiful part of Andalucia you’ll find green hills, white villages, huge nature reserves, orchards of orange and olive trees and snowcapped mountain ranges with spectacular views of the Mediterrean Sea.

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Walking in the Sierras de Almijara

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 479.- / 8 days

Walking in the Sierras de Almijara y de Tejeda, a mountain chain designated as a nature park in Andalucia, southern Spain. Unspoilt nature in an area with an ideal walking climate. Discover the area’s best spots and most scenic and interesting routes.

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Walking Las Alpujarras & the Sierra Nevada

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 625.- / 8 days

This walking holiday is especially for walkers who want to walk that little bit longer and also do some high level walks in the beautiful Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia. See the legacy of the Moors in the architecture, the food and most of all the scenery.

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Camino de Santiago – the best of the Camino

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From £ 1250.- / 8 days

You’ll be walking the best walking stages of the Camino de Santiago in style. Beautiful landscapes, traditional Celtic villages, eucalyptus forests and the emotional walk up to the famous cathedral in Santiago. A walk that opens your mind to a part of Spain that blends the warmth of the Galician people with traditions dating back centuries.

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Walking holidays on hidden Mallorca

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From £ 989.- / 8 days

This part of the island is less mountainous than the north of Mallorca. The result is a walking holiday that is a spectacular combination of charming and manageable walking, amazing accommodation and, as ever, great food and wine.

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Amazing Tenerife – Spectacular Scenery, Magic Moments

Guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 450.- / 8 days

This fabulous guided walking holiday will show you just how diverse the island landscapes are and introduce you to some of the flora and fauna, a lot of which is endemic to Tenerife and the Canary Islands.

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Drystone Route – hut to hut trekking along Mallorca’s stunning Tramuntana mountains

Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options in Spain

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From € 790.- / 8 days

In 6 days we will cross the most beautiful part of the Tramuntana mountain chain which is located in the quiet and untouched part of Mallorca. The trek offers a great variety of landscapes, high mountains, beautiful lonesome beaches and rural fishing villages. In the lime stone formation you will find numerous caves and steep cliffs above the sea. They offer great cliff jumping opportunities for adrenaline junkies.

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As I walked out – Catalonia

Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options in Spain

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From € 690.- / 6 days

Walk out in a beautiful wine-growing region well off the beaten track dotted with vineyards, olive groves and fields of wild flowers against a backdrop of green rolling hills. Visit a majestic World Heritage monastery, a beautifully preserved medieval walled town and quaint villages and hamlets, modernist ‘wine cathedrals’ or traditional artisanal wine cooperatives.

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Camino de Santiago – Self-guided

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

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From £ 695.- / 8 days

A magical experience walking the Camino de Santiago. This tour is flexible to suit your personal walking requirements. Affordable without compromising on the quality and service you would expect from a bespoke tour operator. Luggage transport included.

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Walking in the Sierra de Aracena

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 469.- / 7 days

Walking holiday close to Spain’s border with Portugal. Many gentle routes in area with a rich Moorish heritage. Splendid scenery, a unique cuisine, imposing hilltop castles and charming villages… An ideal destination if you appreciate walking in traditional, out of the way areas.

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Explore Andalucia

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

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From £ 425.- / 8 days

Walking holiday in Andalucia in Spain. Let Andalucia surprise you with its green hills, white villages, nature reserves, orchards and snowcapped mountain ranges. Walk over beautiful paths with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Moorish Villages Trek

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 720.- / 8 days

Unique and unparalleled countryside to explore and savour. Whitewashed villages dot a landscape of cultivated valleys framed by pine clad limestone sierras and blue skies, wildflowers colour the mountainsides and verges while in February the scent of almond blossom fills the air.

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Spain’s Secret Sierra

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 499.50 / 8 days

Rolling hills and white villages with history reflected in their architecture and the surrounding landscape. The walking routes in this area range from sandy paths to cobbled tracks and there are many sights such as traditional Spanish homes, abandoned watermills and ancient hill forts. Hear the ringing of goat bells among the oaks and chestnuts, and the bubbling of the many streams and springs which abound in these hills.

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Walking in the Sierra Morena

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

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From € 410.50 / 8 days

The Sierra is a natural heaven for walkers since it offers centuries old paths, trails and bridleways that criss-cross the region linking all the beautiful white walled Andalucian villages in the natural park. The area is home to some of the most attractive flora and fauna in Spain and each day provides an opportunity to see the diverse scenery and vegetation on display.

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Also see our page on walking in Andalucia, one of the most popular walking holiday areas in Spain.

Self-Guided Walking Holidays in Spain

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Spain’s Secret Sierra

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From € 499.50 / 8 days

Self-guided walking holiday in Spain

Rolling hills and white villages with history reflected in their architecture and the surrounding landscape. The walking routes in this area range from sandy paths to cobbled tracks and there are many sights such as traditional Spanish homes, abandoned watermills and ancient hill forts. Hear the ringing of goat bells among the oaks and chestnuts, and the bubbling of the many streams and springs which abound in these hills.

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Guided Walking Holidays in Spain

Both guided and self-guided options

More about walking holidays in spain

One of Europe’s top walking destinations, Spain offers an amazing variety of landscapes to explore on foot. Beautiful weather, a rich cuisine and culture and stunning scenery combine to create ideal walking and hiking conditions.

One of the most popular areas for a walking holiday in Spain is Andalucia. With its mild and sunny climate it offers perfect conditions for walking almost year-round. But Spain is a large country and there are many other similar areas to discover, such as Valencia and the Orange Blossom coast.

Small Spanish village in front of a mountain in Picos de Europa - original image by Mick Stephenson (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SotresPanorama.jpg) Path going around a hill and disappearing towards mountains in the distance. Original photo by Giorgiomonteforti taken in Dehesa del Generalife Park in the Sierra Nevada in Spain (see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dehesa_del_Generalife_Park_Granada_(1).JPG) Rock formation in front of a snow capped mountain. Original image by Christian Abend in Teide National Park, Tenerife, Spain (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Teide2007.jpg)

There are also many superb mountain areas, such as the Alpujarras, the Sierra de Ronda, the Sierra de Aracena and the Sierra Espadan. Other marvelous and popular high altitude destinations are the majestic Spanish Pyrenees and Picos de Europe. But also many inland areas offer tranquil countryside and fascinating cultural heritage to explore on foot, for example the area around Soria in Northern Spain.

Spain walking holidays with small independent businesses

Go for some different and truly unique with the walking holidays we present here. They are offered by small-scale businesses, run by people with a passion for their patch and for walking. Of course they will show you the must see places, but with their help you will also see what hardly anyone else will see; beautiful rural areas of Spain where live is still very calm and peaceful.

If you are interested in reading more about walking in Spain, also see our article walking in Spain.

Walking holidays in other European countries

Also interested in walking holidays in other countries? Start from the homepage to browse all the walking holidays in Europe and the UK.

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Spain

Capital: Madrid

Area: 195,364 sq. miles, about 2.3 times the size of Britain

Population: 46 million

Currency: Euro

What is walking in Spain like?

Spain is a very popular country for a walking holiday, and rightly so! It's a very varied country and each year many walkers choose Spain as their destination.

With a diverse flora and fauna, gorgeous landscapes and a wide range of mountains, this country in Southern Europe has a lot to offer. Add the Mediterrenean climate and you can see why so many people love walking in Spain.

Have a look at the variety of destinations here. Andalucia, the Sierra Espadan and the Picos de Europa are just a few example destinations for an unforgettable holiday.

Also see our page on walking in Spain for more information.


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