Walking holidays in Spain. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

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.

Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from £378 - £674 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from £390 (7 days) per accommodation
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands
This unique volcanic island reveals unexpected variety, from £745 - £895 (8 days) inc UK flights

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Catalonia tours, walking and wine tasting in Spain
Walk one of the most thrilling wine regions in Spain, from £835 (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
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
Hike through beautiful mountains staying in rural inns, from £980 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Self-guided and guided walking in Spanish Lake District, from €285 (6 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday
Discover the beauty of Andalucia at your own pace, from £450 (8 days) ex flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras self guided walking, from €295 - €565 (8 days) ex flights
Picos mountains walking holiday in Spain
Spectacular range of limestone peaks, ridges and valleys, from £829 - £899 (8 days) inc UK flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Midway between Cordoba and Granada in the heart of Andalucia, from £1048 - £1129 (8 days) inc UK flights
Yoga & walking holiday in Spain
Bring some fresh air into your yoga practice, from £685 (6 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking & local cuisine holiday
Walking and gastronomy in tranquil and rural Andalucia, from £1845 (11 days) ex flights
Gran Canaria walking holiday
A spectacular journey walking across Gran Canaria, from £709 - £789 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Mallorca, Spain
Experience coastal vistas rugged mountain peaks and historic towns, from £749 (8 days) inc UK flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, La Palma
Enjoy the vastly different landscapes on La Palma, from £639 - £739 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain
Autumn special walking holiday Sierra Nevada, from €635 (8 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Extremadura walking holiday, Spain
Rambles through picturesque country and beautiful old towns, from £362 - £655 (8 days) ex flights
Walking in Andalucia, Spain
The olive groves and rugged hills of Andalucia, from £899 - £1049 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Walking and activities in Granada with author Chris Stewart, from €850 (7 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Alicante
Explore beautiful countryside on foot in Mediterranean Spain, from £220 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
Walking holidays for independant walkers.min 2 persons, from £450 (7 days) ex flights
Alicante self guided walking holiday
Trekking through beautiful mountainous countryside, from £570 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
Peace and Tranquility- 5 minute walk to shops & restaurants, from £390 per week (sleeps 2)
The French Way self guided walking holiday, Spain
Self guided walking holidays along the French Way, from €490 (7 days) ex flights
Cooking & walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Walking and Moro style cooking holiday in Spain, from €750 (7 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week

424 reviews for Walking holidays in Spain4 star overall rating

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Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
Wonderful, already thinking about going back. (more)Roger Davis
Perfect..the best part was driving on the beautiful country roads. (more)Eve Piggott
It was all great: peace and quiet, made to feel welcome but left alone when you wanted privacy. The local market was crammed with excellent local produce. Local wildlife, stargazing, scenery. (more)Richard Needham
From £390 per week (sleeps 2)
Rural guesthouse in Malaga, Spain
We had a lovely family suite which was spacious and well equipped. The pool is also lovely - quite large and pristine... (more)Julie Mills
The blend of marvellous scenery, a fabulous place to stay and relax, and the hospitality of our hosts (including great food and great local advice on walking, parking points, activities etc). (more)Russell Chant
Exploring hills and geological areas near the property was the most memorable...Relaxing. Hosts very attentive and informative. Peaceful location. (more)Diana Loffler
From €73 - €83 per double room per night
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 £378 - £674 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
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
Great holiday, great weather, our hosts Gale and Terry were fantastic and made us very welcome. (more)Bronwyn Petrie
From £390 per accommodation
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
Just to say how much I enjoyed this trip. Amazing how much you can learn in 15hours beginners course. Caring, responsible and responsive team of teachers and walking guides. Great mountain views, coastal paths... unforgetable visit to the caves to see prehistoric painting - sophisticated. (more)Ethel Kojman
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 £362 - £655 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 €859 - €895 excluding flights
Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? The hiking was fantastic in Gran Canaria. The group was ideal in that we all seemed to be similar abilities and ages and there was no fear of feeling left behind. The guide was very enthusiastic and encouraging. Always felt very confident in the routes. Tips? The walking was quite challenging and should be entertained by walkers who are relatively fit and experienced only. The listing as moderate is fair and should be continued. Local benefits? We stayed... (more)Sarah Reeve
From £745 - £895 including UK flights
Walking in Andalucia
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
Excellent...I really enjoyed the holiday. I think the great scenery and the the fantisic hospitlaity we received. The accommodation was great and the it was lovely being in a small village. (more)Carole Chaney
From £575 - £775 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Mallorca, Spain
Memorable parts? Walking in a beautiful area with a pleasant group of people, and everything planned so no need to worry about route or logistics. Tips? Anybody reasonably fit should be able to cope with the distance and gradients. The cost of evening meals does add up. Try another operator if you want a similar holiday at 'all-in' prices. Local benefits? The route is through well established tourist areas, using hotels, monastery and restaurants - no special advantages to... (more)Matthew Lee
From £749 including UK 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
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
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
The most memorable part of the holiday was really being able to immerse ourselves in what felt like real Spain amongst the most charming of people who spoke no English but understood the meaning of hospitality. (more)Penny Whitford
From £220 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
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
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 €295 - €565 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 €645 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
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 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
Catalonia self guided walking holiday
Memorable parts? Most memorable - the variety of experiences: interesting coastal & mountain hiking, various culinary experiences (olive oil & wine tastings at vineyards, rural kitchen tasting & 33 course tasting at 2 star Michelin restaurant, daily picnics with local produce). Tips? The operator does a great job of helping you individualize your trip - through Tracy in the office & Callum who does the much of the guiding and "legwork" for the various routes. They are innovative... (more)Ruth Huneke
From £890 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 £829 - £899 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 €40 - €85 per person per night incl breakfast
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 €635 excluding flights
Las Alpujarras guided walking holiday, Spain
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 €625 - €675 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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