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.

  • Path in rural mountainous countrysidePhoto by Jose P. Tarres | CC BY 2.0
  • View over low mountains and plainsPhoto by Juan Carlos | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Panorama across a small mountain villagePhoto by jbdodane | CC BY 2.0
  • A coastline with trees growing on rocky cliffs and a village in the distancePhoto by Gordito1869 | CC BY 3.0
  • A pair of walkers coming up a mountain pathPhoto by Por los caminos de Malaga | CC BY 2.0
  • deep gorge of red rock overgrown with shrubs and treesMiguel Campo | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Looking down from a mountain into the valley belowPhoto by traselvisor | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Three walkers sitting and looking out over a vast mountain landscapePhoto by Danimj | CC BY 2.0
  • An old house in a rural, hilly landscapePhoto by Paco Gómez | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Light snow under a blue sky on high mountainsPhoto by Photography Mikelo | CC BY 2.0
  • A small mountain stream flowing down a slopePhoto by horrapics | CC BY 2.0
  • Peninsula with a high rock jutting out from a sandy beachPhoto by Wyemji | CC BY 3.0

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.

Map of walking holidays in Spain

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Self-guided walking holidays in Spain

Walking in the Sierra Morena

  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
3 centered walking holiday in the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena
Small village cuddled in the mountain

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.

From € 410.50 / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing double room

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Spain's Secret Sierra

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Trail walking holiday in South-West Spain's rolling hills
View across the Sierra de Aracena

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.

From € 525.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Exploring Gran Canaria

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Village to village trek discovering the hidden secrets of the island
Mountain landscape on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, with all its different landscapes sometimes called a miniature continent. Thanks to year-round pleasant weather you can enjoy your walking holidays any time of the year, especially in winter. Numerous trekking paths mean you can cross a great part of the island and to see most of its main attractions walking.

From £ 435.- / 7 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Moorish Villages Trek

  • GPS tracks available
  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Inn-to-Inn trek with stays in six Mediterranean villages in Alicante
Walker looking out over mountains in Las Marinas, Alicante

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.

From € 720.- / 8 days

Price per person - based on 2 sharing

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Explore Andalucia

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Hill and mountain walking holiday in Southern Spain
Walking holiday in Andalucia in Spain

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.

From £ 425.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Sierra de Aracena

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Off the beaten track walking in Southwest Spain
Spain trail walking holiday

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.

From € 469.- / 7 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Explore the Valencia region

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Rural landscapes near the Mediterranean
Spain self-guided walking holiday

Hiking in a beautiful rugged landscape of ridges, valleys and shady pine woodlands - a great environment for a Spain walking holiday. Valleys filled with orange and almond groves, pretty mountain villages and genuine hospitality. Depending on your wishes there are relaxing as well as challenging walks.

From € 420.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Explore the Alpujarras

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Varied and impressive rural and natural landscapes
Spain self-guided walking holiday

Walk through varied and impressive landscapes in the Siera Nevada National Park and the Alpujarras, and through villages with small churches, whitewashed houses with balconies bright with flowers, all jumbled together in narrow, winding streets.

From € 520.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Explore the Alta Marina

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Unspoilt beaches and rugged mountain vistas
Spain self-guided walking holiday

Explore the landscape of the Marina Alta during this self-guided walking holiday in south east Spain. The area is blessed with miles of unspoilt beaches at the pleasant coastal towns of Denia, Calpe, Moraira and Javea, and wonderful rugged mountain vistas.

From € 125.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Camino de Santiago - Self-guided

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
A flexible and bespoke walking tour
Path along a hillside

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.

From £ 695.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Camino de Santiago

  • Dogs welcome by prior agreement
  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Walk the classic Camino de Santiago
Cathedral before a backdrop of lush, green mountains,

Walk the whole route or part of the classic and the most popular Camino de Santiago, filled with a thousand years of pilgrimage culture and architecture. This walking trail is burgeoning with culture, history and countless sights to be seen.

From £ 445.- / 7 days

Price per person - based on 2 sharing

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Guided walking holidays in Spain

Moorish Andalusia

  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Pure Andalusian Experience
Beautiful tree, amazing view to the sea in the background

On this walking holiday you will explore the stunning countryside that surrounds the Coastal region of Cadiz. The terrain includes Andalusian white villages and towns, the protected Mediterranean National Park of Barbate, El Roche, and coastal walks with views over to Africa.

From € 831.- / 7 days

Price pp based on 2 people sharing

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Luxury walking holiday on Menorca

  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean island
People walking on a trail on Menorca

Far less commercial than other Mediterranean locations, it retains a charm that seems to come from another time. If you enjoy stunning sea views, unspoilt countryside, ancient history and quaint fishing villages, you'll love walking on Menorca.

From £ 899.- / 8 days

Price pp based on 2 people sharing

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Cantabria - a taste of Green Spain

  • Dogs welcome
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
A perfect balance between the mountains and the sea
Walking path along a rocky coast

This guided walking holiday in Cantabria offers outstanding landscape wealth with its privileged location between the Cantabrian mountain range and the sea. You will experience excellent walks, food and wine.

From £ 999.- / 8 days

Price per person - min group size 8 people

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Catalonia and Costa Brava

  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
Spectacular walking along the Mediterranean
Catalonia & Costa Brava - Guided walking holiday in Spain

This guided walking holiday will reveal spectacular scenery, stunning monuments, great views and nature’s rich pleasures. Along the way you will have the chance to admire well-preserved medieval villages scattered among the thick beech tree forests of La Garrotxa national park.

From £ 995.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Silk Trail-From the Sierras to the Sea

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
Walking through the spectacular Andalucia
Silk Trail - From the Sierras to the Sea Guided walking holiday in Spain

During this guided walking holiday you will explore Andalucia with its spectacular scenery and climate. This region has been the jewel of civilisations for thousands of years and it's no wonder why.

From £ 625.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking, Wine & Tapas

  • Dogs welcome
  • GPS tracks available
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Walking through the valleys of the Costa Blanca Coast
People walking on a path in a beautiful valley of the Costa Blanca Coast

The stunning inland valleys of the Costa Blanca Coast will reveal their history as you wander through their forests, fruit groves and over their gentle but fascinating limestone mountains. A real insight into rural Spanish life.

From £ 750.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Camino de Santiago - the best of

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
A memorable week walking the best parts of the Camino
Landscape in the Camino de Santiago

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.

From £ 1250.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking Las Alpujarras & the Sierra Nevada

  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
The most scenic trails of these popular walking areas
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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.

From € 625.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Classic Picos Walks

  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
landscape of towering peaks, flourishing valleys and lush meadows
stunning view on landscape of the Picos de Europa

Guided walking holiday to the Picos de Europa where you can still find secluded rural hamlets that have no roads connecting them to the outside world. Chamois are often seen across dotted across the hillsides, and you will see a wide range of impressive raptors and other birds during your walks.

From € 599.- / 8 days

Price per person - minimum 4 people

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Walking in the Sierras de Almijara

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Guided walking holiday in mountainous Andalucia
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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.

From € 462.- / 8 days

Price per person - based on 2 sharing

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Discover Andalucia

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Guided walking through beautiful Andalucia in Southern Spain
Group walking holiday in Spain

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.

From £ 645.- / 8 days

Price per person - shared accommodation

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Walking in the Picos de Europa

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday possible
  • Dogs welcome
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
Explore some Spain's most dramatic mountains
Guided walking holiday in Spain

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.

From € 650.- / 8 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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More on 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.

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)

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.

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-scale 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

Interested in browsing holidays in a different European country? Start from the homepage to select other countries and browse other walking holidays.

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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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