Walking holidays in Spain. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Spain walking holidays

Spain walking holidays

In the south, walking holidays combine exotic landscapes and romantic culture with superb food and a warm Andalucian welcome. Trek beside the imposing Sierra Nevada, lakes fed by mountain streams, roman ruins and tiny pueblos. In the north, the Picos de Europa are frequently snow-draped, and shelter chamois goats, bearded vultures, wolves and bears. Trail notes make Spain walking holidays easy, and many routes start from the door of your guesthouse.

Majorca self guided walking holiday
Walking the stunning Tramuntana, Majorca at its scenic best, from £549 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from £350 (7 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from €665 - €792 (8 days) ex flights
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
Hike through beautiful mountains staying in rural inns, from £980 (8 days) ex flights

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Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Alicante self guided walking holiday
Trekking through beautiful mountainous countryside, from £570 (8 days) ex flights
Cooking and walking holiday, Spanish Pyrenees
A gastronomical experience in the Spanish Pyrenees, from €1195 (8 days) ex flights
Mallorca walking holiday in the Balearic Islands, Spain
Tranquil and timeless landscape dotted with mediaeval villages, from £849 - £969 (8 days) inc UK flights
Sierra Nevada and Granada walking holiday in Spain
Beautiful walks through Spain's highest sierra, from £949 - £1009 (8 days) inc UK flights
Spanish Pyrenees guided walking holiday
Guided Walking in the Ordesa National Park, Spanish Pyrenees, from €1295 (8 days) ex flights
Las Alpujarras guided walking holiday, Spain
Fabulous guided walking holiday, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, from €655 - €675 (8 days) ex flights
Basque country walking holidays, self guided
Nature, culture, traditions and gastronomy in a unique land, from €775 - €880 (7 days) ex flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras self guided walking, from €305 - €575 (8 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
Camino de Santiago in the North of Spain +practical Spanish, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking & self drive holiday, Spain
Self drive, mountains, cities and walking in Andalucia, from £1585 (14 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, La Palma
Enjoy the vastly different landscapes on La Palma, from £639 - £739 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday
Discover the beauty of Andalucia at your own pace, from £450 (8 days) ex flights
Extremadura walking holiday, Spain
Rambles through picturesque country and beautiful old towns, from £700 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Midway between Cordoba and Granada in the heart of Andalucia, from £1008 - £1089 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Alicante
Explore beautiful countryside on foot in Mediterranean Spain, from £220 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Walking and activities in Granada with author Chris Stewart, from €850 (7 days) ex flights
Yoga & walking holiday in Spain
Bring some fresh air into your yoga practice, from £685 - £695 (6 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking & local cuisine holiday
Walking and gastronomy in tranquil and rural Andalucia, from £1845 (11 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Las Alpujarras, Spain
Guided walking holiday, Las Alpujarras Valley walk, from €655 - €675 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain
Autumn special walking holiday Sierra Nevada, from €675 (8 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
Walking holidays for independant walkers.min 2 persons, from £450 (7 days) ex flights
Grazalema self guided walking holiday, Spain
Self guided walking holiday in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain, from €295 - €565 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain
Enjoy varied landscapes & sample local food & wine, from €849 - €949 (7 days) ex flights

397 reviews for Walking holidays in Spain4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Walking holidays in Spain reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
Great experience meeting local people. Rated fantastic. (more)Eurwyn Owen
The holiday was truly relaxing with good accommodation and great hosts. Great local food (Tapas mainly) at remarkably low prices and friendly, welcoming local people. (more)Lionel Patterson
This was our first proper holiday in Spain. Discovering the diverse and stunning richness of Andalusia was a daily joy. The landscape and views are breath taking, the people are warm, funny and kind and the range of things to do is broad. (more)Rachel Bhageerutty
From £350 per week (sleeps 2)
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
The holiday was a wonderful chance to explore a very interesting corner of Spain. Staying in the cave was wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Deborah Pole
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family holiday in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
From £400 - £600 per week
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
We couldn't fault it. As an introduction to a new area, it was faultless. It felt as if we were in a very remote corner of the world! Our most interesting night was in a rural farm which has been in the same family for 400 years. (more)Mike Muir
A good holiday with some hard days walking - very fulfilling (more)Dave Hill
We had a fabulous week, the scenery was amazing... The incredible landscapes and views on the walks! The amazing flora and fauna, saw at least 10 species of Butterfly, some of which I've never seen before in UK at least. (more)Ros Perryman
From £980 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
The awesome coastal and inland scenery, the beautifully clear sea and the wildlife combined to make every day really interesting. (more)Peter Cheetham
The variety and diversity of the scenery each day contributed greatly to making this a most memorable experience. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful scenery, you may not come this way again. (more)Joy Field
I loved the walk along the rocky coast from secluded beach to secluded beach. Seeing nesting storks in the Aiguamolls national park was a highlight too! (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
From €665 - €792 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Fantastic and restful (more)Henrietta Naish
Just what we wanted. We used the local restaurants and bars, used the local taxi, shopped in the village. They are all very friendly and helpful but it does help if you speak a bit of the language. (more)Trev Liberson
The entire experience was delightful, and it would be too difficult to pick out any one aspect. We had a terrific time. (more)lin pattullo
From £350 excluding flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
The whole holiday was memorable. (more)Kate Sharrock
A first class combination of fun and informative Spanish lessons, with exploring a beautiful part of Spain. Well organised by the operator. (more)Stephen Orwin
Very relaxing for solo travellers - once you are there all you have to do is study, eat and walk! (more)Sabrina Sweeney
From €400 excluding flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
I had a great time in ways I didn't expect. The area is stunning and I loved the local food. (more)Christine Riley
This was fantastic, and I would do it again tomorrow if I could! (more)Cynthia Krom
Glorious mountain scenery and wonderful walks, combined with well-constructed and fun language course run by patient and interesting tutors. Enjoyed the company of great co-students/travellers. (more)Maudie Vanden Berghe
From €400 excluding flights
Spain walking holiday, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Memorable parts? Getting to Santiago to the Cathedral after a long and sometimes demanding walk. Tips? For those in their sixties I would suggest a walk duration of 11-12 days from Porto to Santiago. Local benefits? Local people benefitted certainly from the additional business they got from us. We were extremely careful to respect the environment we were in and were generally impressed with the level of cleanliness and respect shown to it. Overall rating? This was... (more)Chandra Kant Sharma
From €675 excluding flights
Extremadura walking holiday, Spain
The most memorable parts of this holiday were the accommodation and location. (more)Robert Butlin
Great to see a totally different area, 2000 years of history. Walks often ended up at the local village square so supported bars and eating places. Take plenty to read as plenty of time for siesta and binoculars as plenty of local birdlife visible from the balcony (more)John Morrison
Superb. For us the personal service made this a memorable holiday....The care and trouble taken by the providers (Pippa and Manfred) to meet our particular needs and make this a holiday to remember. (more)Trev Liberson
From £700 excluding flights
Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain
Beautiful hike on the Spanish Riviera was the most memorable part...We had a wonderful time, both on the Costa Brava and in Barcelona. (more)Don Song
The stunning coastal scenery and the obvious care taken by Alan and Vivian in choosing the routes and accommodation. (more)Robert Tulloch
From €849 - €949 excluding flights
Walking in Andalucia
If you wish to have a taste of the real Andalucia , this week will tick all the boxes (more)John Freeman
Fantastc week, I shall be returning.....Fabulous location, great weather, good food, fun people to share a holiday with......all in all a great week. (more)ROBERT INNIS
Very good. I loved the variety: different types of scenery on walks, eating out in different restaurants and even private houses, and also the different age groups.(40's upwards) I would recommend this holiday particularly for single people (more)Pauline Dodds
From £525 - £775 excluding flights
Walking holidays in Spain
Magnificent introduction to a beautiful remote area of Spain. The family love Spain. They support local farmers and crafts and promote the region and its festival. (more)Christine Ansons
Go ahead and book! The scenery was wonderful. The mountains vast and empty of people. Our guide was very knowledgeable re: the history and wildlife of the area. Felt very confident in him on the walks. (more)Nicola Grant
The views are amazing and the area is not developed. You should see eagles, butterflies, and wildflowers. (more)jeannette Lopez
From €560 - €850 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Alicante
Brilliant holiday and would definitely return to complete the rest of the walks. The whole experience of being in such a wonderful place to walk, with varying and spectacular views daily. Very peaceful (more)pauline hamilton
Most memorable was the lovely walks and the lovely weather. We enjoyed the house where we lived - As Tunel - spacious for 2 people. (more)Jenny Dunlop
Absolutely first class. Amazing walks, charming village to stay in (Tarbena), very comfortable and well equipped apartment. If you are a keen walker you simply could not fail to feel exhilarated and delighted by the combination of scenery, village, transport and accommodation. (more)Ian Cleland
From £220 excluding flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
Memorable parts? Discovering an entirely new area of spectacular mountain scenery, scenic mountain villages, traditional rural practices and historic sites - and above all, the sunshine and perfect peace! Tips? Don't be fooled by the relatively modest daily distances. The terrain is quite rough in places and time is needed, not just to enjoy the fabulous views and familiarise yourself with the wildlife, but also to pace yourself in the afternoon sun. We were there in late April and... (more)Anne Jones
From €305 - €575 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Las Alpujarras, Spain
Memorable parts? The remote location and choice of beautiful scenic walks. The sense of history - the ancient white villages,the waterways and land use. The wildflowers and wildlife and the local food and village hospitality.This was all complemented by our easy going and informative guide,Dan, whose helpfulness and sense of humor was very much appreciated. A visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada was a wonderful aside. Tips? Good walking boots, a reasonable level of fitness, an... (more)Joy Field
From €655 - €675 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Amazing walks in the Natural Park, and the friendly welcome from Ilaria and Derek. The Barranco de Osa walk was spectacular. We went in March and it was perfect for walking. (more)Carole Paish
Brilliant. A wonderful place to get away to. Marvellous scenery, good walking country, a nice place to stay, welcoming hosts, good food, etc.. (more)Rebecca Torry
Mountain walks and mountain biking was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Simon Duncan
From €285 excluding flights
Yoga & walking holiday in Spain
I really did so enjoy my morning yoga sessions and learnt a lot to help me on my yoga journey. The yoga terrace was perfect...I do not have any suggestions as to how it could be better. The level of yoga was just right...not too easy or too difficult. I would certainly come again. (more)Wendy Hilary Evans Lothe
The most memorable part of the trip at to be the beautiful setting and air of peacefulness that we lived in for the few days. (more)Sarah Adam
It was fab! fab! Fab! Nicloa and Gary are wonderfull hosts, really knew the area and were warm and decent people. The people who attended were also really nice - I am thinking about going back in April!! (more)Elaine Austin
From £685 - £695 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
The most memorable part is very hard to choose: the kind welcome, the beautiful countryside and riot of almond blossom, the delicious food, the charming and relaxed interior decor, all the laughs we had...Great! I loved the place... (more)Susanne Warren
Walking among the Almond Blossom was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Liz Ashcroft
From €850 excluding flights
Gran Canaria walking holiday
Memorable parts? We really enjoyed the walks and being away from any crowds. Brilliant scenery. Tips? Go for the better class accommodation. Three of the hotels we stayed in were only just alright but the other three were very good. Local benefits? The economy is certainly supported by tourism. Overall rating? We had a wonderful time. (more)Catherine Lane
From £709 - £789 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday
Grazalema was an excellent centre for experiencing the wonderful walking, views, fauna and flora of this stunning reserve. The village itself was delightful and we were made to feel most welcome. (more)John and Meg Tyler
The walking is very well described and on relatively easy paths/ tracks so that we were walking a grade above that we had expected with no real difficulties. Dave and Gill are very helpful in providing other walks if you want something easier/ more difficult. (more)Iain Murray
We especially enjoyed the last day when we walked in sunshine under clear blue skies high into the hills & had wonderful views to even higher hills, some with snow on them. (more)Jenny Speakman
From £450 excluding flights
Alicante self guided walking holiday
Excellent, regarding the quality of Erik service, the selection of the trails and of the accommodations. (more)Gerald McManus
The Walks everyday were so amazing and varied, it is hard to pick a favorite. Also the food was great, and there was lots of it. And the hosts were always welcoming and hospitable. I felt I had made a new friend every day. (more)Sandra O
The most memorable part of this holiday is difficult to choose. Probably the longest day over the "moorland " and then down into the valley where we were dwarfed seemingly on all side by the high mountainous walls surrounding it. (more)Brian Garsden
From £570 excluding flights
Spain walking holiday, Walking in blossom
A lovely short break walking experience. The location is just beautiful. I would certainly recommend this trip to any walker. (more)Jenny Trickett
The landscape was so beautiful it almost made you cry! The location was great, and the people were wonderful. We ate local food, even bought the fantastic local products... and will spread the news of the beauties of this region. (more)Isabel de Miquel
From €465 excluding flights
Picos mountains walking holiday in Spain
Memorable parts? The views from the high Picos; the varied, lush, green landscape; the amazing wildflowers…the walks were very diverse and a great introduction to a beautiful area led by an excellent and informative guide. Tips? The terrain and weather is variable - be prepared for a variety of conditions underfoot. Local benefits? Yes, the hotel made an effort to source local food and it is small and family run. A group holiday is also pretty travel efficient. Overall... (more)Alison Grant
From £899 - £1069 including UK flights
Catalan countryside hotel, Spain
Great. I'd go again....Beautiful accommodation, loads to do and a wonderful Salvador Dali Museum to add to the healthy, outdoor break. (more)Trish Dooley
I thought my hosts were amazingly helpful. The house was lovely . There was lots to do in the local area and I loved the walking. (more)judith cockrell
From €42 - €95 per person per night incl breakfast
Las Alpujarras guided walking holiday, Spain
It's the first time we'd gone on holiday with a relatively small company and we really appreciated the greater flexibility of travelling this way. (more)Sibyl Ruth
It was a brilliant holiday. Dan, our guide, is very knowledgeable about the local area and is a very experienced walker. He paced the walks to accommodate each member of the group ensuring that the walks were enjoyed by all. Each of the walks was varied and we therefore encountered many different types of beautiful scenery, plant and wildlife. (more)Elayne Jackson
An excellent holiday filled with lots of special, characterful hotels. We walked with a fantastic guide, Dan Shaffrey, who taught us so much about the local flora,fauna & history of the areas. He was always very willing to help us in any way he could & was a key part in making this a most memorable week. His management of the whole holiday was faultless & he exuded confidence in every step of the way. (more)Ann Hoptroff
From €655 - €675 excluding flights
Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
The mountain walks are amazing with the views of the Griffin Vultures being a huge highlight. Clive, who runs the tourist office for Grazalema was also a genuine highlight. He took real interest in our stay there and was brilliant at directing me to the veggie friendly restaurants. (more)Michelle White
It was great...The views were fantastic and the walking very pleasant. The walks were well organised. (more)Rachel Lawson
The walks were very interesting and varied. The staff based in Torrox were very helpful when we had issues. (more)Ian Macpherson
From £450 excluding flights
Aracena Hills walking holiday, Spain
This is the definition of an uncrowded walking holiday through peaceful fields, tracks, and ancient villages. (more)Cynthia DiFrancesco
Best bit was the fantastic range and quantity of wild flowers and attractive, varied scenery. (more)Alison Grant
Visiting/trekking in the gorge between Grazalema and Zahara where the Griffin Vultures nest was the most memorable part. (more)Alan Smith
From £715 excluding flights
Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain
Memorable parts? All the superb walks, the perfect weather, beautiful views and quiet surroundings with hardly any other people around. Dan is an excellent guide who had organised everything perfectly. Tips? A reasonable level of fitness is required. Local benefits? Yes, it was a holiday with a low environmental impact: away from typical tourist sites, using the local infrastructure. Overall rating? I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the wonderful walks in the beautiful... (more)Anonymous
From €675 excluding flights
Guided walking holidays in Catalonia, Spain
The walks were varied with wonderful views and the weather was great. (more)Sue Adams
The various, changing views from the different walks, the great company and relaxing evenings were the most memorable parts. (more)Graham Church
From £599 - £679 excluding flights
Majorca self guided walking holiday
Memorable parts? Beautiful countryside, and excellent walking. thanks to the walking guides and supporting information provided by the tour company. The hotel Ca'l Bisbe in the evocative town of Soller was also excellent Tips? Obviously avoid the high summer if you don't like walking in the heat. Local benefits? We made extensive use of public transport which is cheap, reliable and serves most places of interest. The area is dependent on tourism. We ate at the local cafes... (more)Tony Stephens
From £549 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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