Where to Head for a Walking Holiday in Spain

Where to Head for a Walking Holiday in Spain
Andalucia, Spain

If you’re thinking of heading to Spain on a walking holiday, there are plenty of different areas you should consider going to. From the gorgeous mountain regions in the north to the flatter strolls along the Catalan Coast, Spain’s varied landscape means that there’s opportunities for walkers of all abilities. Here are some of the best walking routes to consider:

El Camí de Cavalls

The stunning island of Menorca has some beautiful walking routes and the El Camí de Cavalls is especially picturesque. The Horses Trail as it is known hugs the coastline meaning you get a perfect mix of sea views and natural attractions as you ramble along the sun-drenched coastline. The way the route works means that its perfect for covering short distances with plenty of rest stops for breaks along the way, so you can make this walk as hard or easy as you like depending on your preferences. In the summer months when the temperature is hottest it can be better to take it steady to prevent exhaustion and this route’s layout is perfect for those much-needed rests.


If it’s gorgeous mountain views you’re after and a number of different easy to moderate walks, the Andalucia area is the perfect place for your walking holiday. Ramble through the charming white villages on the walk of Las Alpujarras and admire the stunning sea views. The rugged hills provide the perfect backdrop with picturesque olive groves along the way. The GR7 route is perhaps the most famous main route through the region, from which you can take many other walking routes from. It begins in Cadiz and passes through the Malaga, Granada and Almeria areas.

The Camio de Santiago

The classic pilgrim route to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain is one of the best and most loved walking routes in the country. The journey across Northern Spain involves some especially steep climbs through the Pyrenes ending at the beautiful Santiago de Compostela with gorgeous countryside scenery to admire along the way. Whatever your walking ability, there are plenty of walking operator tours available to this area, offering a variety of different length walks and treks so you can be sure to find one that suits your individual needs, ending in the wonderful Santiago.

With such amazing culture, delicious food, and an exciting history to boot, walking holidays to Spain can be fun for all the family, no matter how much of an experienced walker you are. With so many great routes to choose from you’ll be sure to find one which best suits your needs.

Photo Credit: Jebulon via Wikimedia Commons

This article was written by one of our contributing writers.


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