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Walking Tours

Walking Holidays in Spain

Whilst holidaying in Spain may bring to mind thoughts of relaxing under the hot sun on sandy beaches, there is far more to this diverse country than just the sun and sands of the Mediterranean. The varied landscapes of Spain provide more than ample opportunities to stretch your legs and breathe the fresh air, whilst taking in some of Europe's finest scenery.

Beautiful Spain has everything from the peaks of the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada to its verdant north coast forests, rolling wine country and sun-baked plains of olive groves and citrus fruit - as well, of course, as its legendary coastline.

For the ultimate walking journey, you, like Richard Hammond, and countless pilgrims before him, can walk the Camino de Santiago, the beautiful World Heritage Site. Or if you’re up for the challenge, test yourself with hike in the dramatic Picos de Europa, the country’s finest mountain landscape close to the picturesque Costa Verde.

If you prefer wandering at a gentler pace, the Catalan Coast is an ideal location for a week of leisurely walking and relaxing dips in the Mediterranean and Tenerife is a definite choice for those seeking contrasting scenery, including volcanoes, dense forests and deep ravines.  

Whether you’re interested in being part of a walking tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from. Check out our journey planner for details on how to travel by train from London to Spain and featured below is a selection of some of the Spain’s top walking holidays - and you can reach all of them by train or ferry:

Boating area at Catalonia beach

Walking in Spain - Along the Catalan Coast

The magical northernmost part of the Costa Brava makes an ideal location for a week of leisurely self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, with plenty of time for dips in the sea. Stay in high quality hotels with pools and savour local delicacies.
From £965pp (from £1448 pp inc rail) based on 2 people...
Alhambra Palace in Sierra Nevada and Granada, Spain

Walking in Sierra Nevada and Granada, Spain

From Cadiar, in the river valley, to Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, we enjoy the unique beauty, culture and history of Alpujarra lying between high snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea, and is one of the gems of Spain.

From £799.00 GBP

8 days
Sunday departures from March to October
Setenil de las bodegas in Historic Andalucia, Spain

A Week in Historic Andalucia, Spain

Cortijo Rosario, in an area rich in Moorish history, is our base to explore Seville and Cordoba to the dramatic hill town of Ronda and the 'white villages' of Andalucia, there is a wealth of culture and local food and folklore to indulge in.

From £939.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures all year around
Mount Teide, Tenerife

Secrets of Tenerife Walk

Based in the 'Isla Baja', the quiet north-west corner of the island of Tenerife and its dramatic, volcanic mountains and spectacular coastline, the walk follows ancient trails with incredible panoramic views linking tiny whitewashed villages.

From £1408

8 days 7 nights
Departs Selected dates from November to April
Walking in Andalucia, Spain

Walking in Andalucia, Spain

Near Algamitas, Cortijo Rosario with views over Seville, Cadiz and Malaga is a renovated farmhouse in an agricultural community. Our walks take us through hills, white villages, olive groves and the granite peaks of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

From £879.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures all year around
Stunning mountains in Las Alpujarras, Spain

Walking in Spain - With Chris Stewart in Las Alpujarras

A week walking with author Chris Stewart in Las Alpujarras, Spain. Based in a hotel in Mairena, take scenic walks and excursions that explore this alluring corner of southern Spain and then join Chris and his wife for meals and a tour of their farm.

£1075pp (based on 2 sharing)

7 days
7 nights in November
Donkey love

Donkey Trekking Coffee Smuggler's trail Spain

Follow the Smuggler's routes, criss crossing the border between the Spanish Extremadura and the Portuguese Alto Alentejo, used for centuries, rediscovered, explore the "Wild West" of the Extremadura accompanied by our donkeys and a tour guide.

from £650

7 Days
Dates are flexible, start any day between March and October
Walking the Camino

Camino de Santiago - in the footsteps of Pilgrims

This relaxed walking tour follows in the footsteps of pilgrims from all over Europe who, since the 9th century, have been making their way to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela from Bilbao in Spain.

From £1199 (tour only)

12 days
various departures from May to October
Walking in Spain

Walking in Andalucia, Spain

This exceptional week long adventure takes in some of the most unspoilt and remote landscapes of this hidden corner of Andalucia. Basing ourselves amidst the lovely whitewashed ambience of Canillas de Albaida, on the edge of the glorious vistas.

From £455 (tour only)

7 days
various departures year around
Trekking in Picos de Europa

On Foot in the Picos De Europa, Spain

This short 8-day adventure explores the rugged and isolated province of Asturias in northern Spain, trekking up towards the peaks and dramatic plateaus of the Picos de Europa. >> Free Gift: mention Greentraveller when you book: Explore Moleskin

From £745 (tour only)

8 days
various departures from May to October
The Samos Monestary, Spain

Trek to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Also known as 'The Way of St James', it originated in the region of Galicia where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great was discovered in the 9th Century. The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores.

From £959.00 GBP

9 days
Saturday departures from April to October
Catalonian coast

Walk the Catalan Coast with 5-Star Indulgence

Walking along the unspoiled northernmost part of the Costa Brava and discover this well-kept secret. It makes an ideal region for a week of leisurely discovery on foot, hotel; to hotel, with plenty of time for dips in the sea.

From £1140pp (£1535pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

Various departures from April to June & September to October
The pool at Hotel Aiguablava

Family Walking in Spain - The Coast of Catalonia

This is a winning combination of gentle self-guided walking from hotel to hotel, with time to relax by the sea, great seafood and welcoming Spanish places to stay. Great for families, all your luggage is transported for you.

From £895 per adult & £830 per child based on 2 people sharing a twin room

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from March - October
The summit of Mount Teide

Mount Teide Walking Weekend - Tenerife

Mount Teide Weekend - Tenerife explores the highest peak in Spain, the UNESCO Mount Teide is famed for its breath-taking national park, amazing lunar landscape, endemic flora, star gazing skies and incredible views of the surrounding islands.

from £395

3 days
Various Saturday departures from October to February
Walking the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spanish Heartland

Walking the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spanish Heartland

From the Sierra de las Mamblas we follow pilgrim routes to Nuestra Senora de las Mamblas, following the Muela, enjoy stunning views. One of the highlights follows a pilgrim's trail to the village of Santo Domingo de Silos, with its famous monastery.

From £719.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to October