At Hooked on Walking Holidays we have developed what we think to be the most comprehensive list of walking holidays in Spain. Our hiking vacations in Spain cover most regions, Andalusia ( Andalucia ), Pyrenees, Picos de Europa, Asturias, central Spain and Sierra de Gredos, Sierra Nevada mountains, Catalonia, St James Way, Costa Blanca, Sierra de Aracena and the Islands of Majorca and Tenerife. Our walking holidays in Spain are available mostly as independent self guided walking tours but we have a walking holiday in Andalusia and Cataonia which is available as a guided walking tours.
Spain is often a wonderful location for walking, fabulous climate for many months, varied landscapes from barren hills to green forest mountains , interesting culture and history dating back centuries and its own style of food and cuisine. The interior of Spain is often not reached by tourists allowing you as a walker to see the true Spain that is not possible by sitting on a beach in the Costa’s, you will have a great experience and many tales to tell.
Sierra De Aracena - Andalusia 6 night ( level 2-3 ) self guided walking holiday
The Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche is the second largest Natural Park of Andalucía (declared a Natural Park in 1989 and recently awarded the European Charter for Sustainable tourism), lying in the north of Huelva province, which in turn is the most westerly province of Andalucía, not far indeed from the Portuguese border. With only 40,000 inhabitants scattered over its 3.000 square kilometres it is probably one of the least known and visited of all the parks in Andalucia and you’ll be surprised by the lush vegetation almost all year round, the profusion of wild flowers through the spring months and wild mushrooms, rainfall and weather dependent, found in masses given the right conditions in autumn.
Andalusia Guided walking and Culture holiday ( level 1-2 ) 7 night level 1-2 guided walking holiday.
This very special tour has three easy to medium walks and three fabulous city visits to absorb the culture of the region. Granada , Cordoba and Montefrio. Visit the stunning Alhambra Palace and the many Moorish delights.
Picos de Europa 8 7 night self guided walking holiday in the Picos Mountains ( Level 2-3 Tour )
The Picos de Europa are without a doubt the most impressive mountains of Spain emerging from a coastal landscape as a natural frontier between the green north of Spain and the more arid Castille. The heart of the Picos is formed by three limestone massifs, that aren’t easily crossed on foot or by car (luggage transport). On our 8-day trip you’ll stay on the north side doing easy or more difficult day walks around the eastern and central massifs, including an ascent to a mountain hut at the foot of the famous Picu Urriellu.
Wild Coast of Catalonia 5 or 7 night level 2 self guided walking holiday.
This hiking vacation in Catalonia has been specifically designed to reveal many aspects of this beautiful part of Catalonia; you will walk along the “wild coast” with its miles of coastal cliffs, solitary beaches and coves with crystal clear water. You will walk inland through the Aiguamolls Nature Reserve where innumerable seabirds and songbirds have settled. You will walk up mountain trails offering spectacular views sweeping far into the Pyrenees. You will have the chance to discover Romanesque, gothic buildings, the region's acclaimed gastronomy, and the wines produced by the vineyards you pass on your route and much more! We have chosen accommodation that fit the character of the walk.
St James Way 7 and 14 night independent walking holiday on the Saint James Way ( level 2-3 )
The ultimate pilgrim route along the Saint James Way or the Camino De Santiago. This walk takes you through the hills, mountains and valleys of northern Spain to the fabulous city of Santiago following the route that thousands of Pilgrims have done over centuries.
Picos de Europa 12 11 night self guided walking holiday in the Picos Mountains ( Level 2 - 3 Tour )
The Picos de Europa are without a doubt the most impressive mountains of Spain emerging from a coastal landscape as a natural frontier between the green north of Spain and the more arid Castille. The heart of the Picos is formed by three limestone massifs, that aren’t easily crossed on foot or by car (luggage transport). During the our 12-day hiking trip you actually cross the Picos from north to south and back again, and also spend 2 days in the Cantabrian mountains on the south side of Picos.
Asturias - The green coast Spain 7 night self guided walking tour ( level 2-3 tour )
For the average Spaniard "Asturias" means rural, friendly, green, tasty and authentic. A great place to relax, walk, cycle or swim and enjoy fresh products, straight from the garden, mountain meadows or the sea. Thanks to a relatively mild and humid climate, temperatures are pleasant, even in the height of summer, and the landscape is green year round. Rural Asturias is a patchwork landscape of walled pastures, dense forests and farming villages, bordered by a magnificent coastline to the north and steep limestone massifs to the south. A rich cultural tradition, vibrant historical towns, intimate (pre) Romanesque churches, welcoming accommodations and superb regional cooking complete this palette..
Ordesa National Park in the Pyrenees 6 night self guided walking tour ( level 2-3 )
The Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Park is one of the most impressive protected mountain areas of Europe, with high glacier valleys, deep canyons and large forests showing amazing colours in autumn. During this trip you will first discover the area around the village of Torla during several high and low walks, right through the valley of Ordesa or high up to the French border near Bujaruelo. Then you’ll drive to the southern part of the Park and spend two days at Nerín, walking up to and through the high summer pastures above the Añisclo Gorge. All the walks are well marked and easy to follow, and offer a real alpine hiking experience for people of all ages.
Andalusia ( Andalucia ) Grazalema 7 night independent walking tour in Andalusia ( Level 2-3 Tour )
Six days hiking through spectacular scenery between the provinces of Malaga and Cadiz, covering rugged mountains and forests unique in Europe, while the sun shines down like God’s fingers through magical broken cloud. Not in vain might Grazalema mean "farmstead of peace". On this journey you will discover a hidden corner, home to silence and serenity. You will see the famous "Pinsapo" (Spanish Fir tree) forests, covering the hills or clinging to mountain sides, a species unique to this area, descendent of the central European pines that arrived here in the glacial era. That is not all. You will also see Holm-oak, cork, blackthorn, gall-oak and carob and depending on the season, gorse, thyme, lavender, salvia, peony, mountain clove or "Grazalema poppy" (unique to this reserve) in flower.
Pearl of the Balearics ( Majorca ) 7 night ( level 2-3 ) self guided walking holiday
This particular hiking vacation on Mallorca will take you across the wonderful mountain range of the Sierra de Tramuntana in the northwest of Majorca. The north west coast of Mallorca is a surprisingly beautiful and quiet area, separated from the popular ‘playas’ by limestone mountain range, the Sierra de Tramuntana. During this trip you walk from one picturesque village to another, along coastal cliffs and idyllic beaches or right through the mountains, crossing vast private estates with orange, almond and olive trees.
Walking Holiday in the Pyrenees - Aragon region - A 7 night level 2-3 walking tour
The Sierra de Guara is one of the most depopulated regions of Spain, in which life seems to have come to a halt at some time in the past. Vast woodlands, endless plains, deep canyons, lovely vineyards and authentic villages like Alquézar, perched on a rocky cliff above the Río Vero Gorge. During this trip, you first discover the rich culture of the Somontano wine-producing region, then you explore open countryside in more remote areas. A pleasant walking holiday in which you travel on foot, from one welcoming family run hotel to the next.
Tenerife 7 night self guided walking holiday on Tenerife ( Level 2 Tour )
On Tenerife the largest of the Canary Islands you will see the contrasting landscapes due to the huge Mount Tiede at its centre. Lush Green to the north and barren desert like to the south. Our wallking holiday starts in the north of the Island.
Andalusia Delights – 7 night self guided level 2 tour
You will be based in Alhama de Granada an ancient Moorish settlement situated half way between Granada and Malaga in the Poniente Granadino region of Granada. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and lakes, and built on the edge of a huge gorge, Alhama has many traditional bars and restaurants and is the perfect base for your walking holiday.
Majorca 7 nights self guided walking holiday on Majorca ( Level 2 - 3 Tour )
Majorca offers a fantastic varied landscape and yes it does have mountains and cliffs and coastline. We have developed two great walking holidays , one easy and harder more challenging walking holiday. The walks cover the coastline and also the Sierra de Tramuntana.
La Gomera 7 night self guided walking holiday level 2-3
La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands. It lies just 30 kilometres from the coast of Tenerife, at the edge of a enormous shelf in the Atlantic Ocean. Steep cliffs along the rocky coastline give way to volcanic peaks inland. Deep gorges, or barrancos, limit access to many parts of the island and tourism here is still in its early stages.
Walking holiday on Menorca 7 night self guided level 2 walking tour.
Menorca is the greenest and most authentic of the Balearic Islands and the perfect place to get acquainted with the true beauty of life in the Mediterranean: deep blue bays, white sand beaches, spectacular cliffs, rolling hills, quiet farmland, historical towns, and ports full of tiny boats and seafood restaurants. You’ll follow the Camí dels Cavalls, a horsemen’s trail established by English settlers in the 18th century, which has recently been way-marked as a GR long-distance walking path. Your trip begins and ends in the capital of Mahón (also spelled Maó), a convenient base for easy travel to Menorca.
Walking holiday on Gran Canaria – a level 2-3, 7 night self guided walking tour level
Your journey begins in Agaete, as is often the case, the north side of the island is lush and green, while the south is more arid. Extremely vertical landscapes drop down into the Atlantic, with deeply carved ravines, high plateaus with pastures, bay laurel woods, fir forests and terraced farms with almond orchards and prickly pear cacti.
Gran Canaria’s volcanic and sculpted terrain plummets from the heart of the island, la Cumbre - straight down into the sea. At the centre of the island, two peaks stand out: Roque Nublo and Bentayga, towering high above deep ravines.
Walking holiday in the Sierra de Francia – A 7 night level 2 self guided tour
A perfect Walking holiday starting with the world heretage city of Salamanca to then explore the stunning natural park of the mountainous region of Sierra de Francia, near the Portuguese border, an area untouched by mass tourism, where the traditional way of life is still very much alive. Fabulous walking amongst terraces of olive groves, vineyards, cherry and plum orchards and small vegetable plots carved on the hills, in an area otherwise dominated by vast oak and chestnut forests.
Segovia National Park (near Madrid)– a 7 night level 2 self guided walking tour.
For those who want to get away from the crowds this is an excellent walking holiday combining beautiful countryside, culture, good food, excellent accommodation all on an undiscovered gem only 30 minutes from the well connected city of Madrid. Starting with two night in Segovia city, World Heritage Site. Then five days of gentle walks along drove roads and country paths on the foot hills of the Guadarrama mountains natural Park to finish with walks in the dramatic limestone canyon of the Natural Park of the Duraton River.
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