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Walking Holidays in Spain

Walking Holidays in Spain

A long-time favourite holiday destination that does not disappoint, southern Spain has the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range, the whitewashed villages of Andalucia, the beautiful cities of Granada and Seville.

The north is home to the fertile, jagged mountains of the Picos de Europa and the famous Camino de Santiago, one of the world's oldest historical routes. All Exodus Spain walking trips offer beautiful scenery, great routes and delicious food prepared with fresh local ingredients.

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Walking Holidays in Spain

Walking in Andalucia

101 reviews

Romantic countryside, rugged hills and Moorish villages of Andalucia on foot

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
8 Days from £1,249
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Sierra de Aitana Trek

105 reviews

Beautiful off-season walking through rugged Spanish mountain landscapes

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
Ages: 16+
8 Days from £1,199
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Sierra Nevada & Granada

31 reviews

Stunning walks through Spain's highest sierra; from Los Berchules to Granada

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Moderate
Ages: 16+
8 Days from £1,149
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Walking in Mallorca

40 reviews

Spectacular walks to discover the interior and coastline of this traditional Spanish island

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Moderate
Ages: 16+
8 Days
from £1,199 £1,099
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities

Combine a stay at the beach with a choice of gentle walking and cycling routes for an active family holiday

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Leisurely
Ages: 8+
8 Days from £1,079
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Frequently Asked Questions for Walking Holidays in Spain

What are the 5 most popular walks in Spain?

Home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe, Spain is a popular destination for walking holidays. From dramatic mountains and lush vineyards to verdant valleys, it most definitely deserves its acclaim. Although all our guided and self-guided walking holidays in Spain are equally as spectacular, there are five that tend to be more popular among the hiking crowd.

1. Picos de Europa

Standing within the Cantabrian Mountains, Picos de Europa is wildly beautiful and made up of contrasting landscapes of forested valleys, soaring mountain passes and limestone peaks where wildlife such as Golden eagles, Griffon vultures, wolves, bears and boars are sometimes seen.

2. Camino de Santiago

This ancient pilgrimage trail is a favourite for walkers wanting to delve into the history of Spain and discover traditional rural villages, Gothic cathedrals and historical monasteries.

3. Andalucia

Surrounding the cultural cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, Andalucia provides the most picturesque scenery for walking holidays in Spain. From rugged hills and pastures strewn with sunflowers to the dramatic Caminito walkway that traverses El Chorro Gorge, there’s no better way to explore than on a walking tour.

4. Mallorca

Away from the busy streets of Palma, there’s a quieter and more peaceful side to Mallorca. Explore the UNESCO protected Tramuntana Mountains, walk through ancient forests where birds of prey circle overhead and soak up coastal panoramas that stretch for miles.

5. Catalonia

Home to medieval villages, idyllic coastline and unspoilt countryside, Catalonia has it all, making it one of the most popular destinations for walking holidays in Spain. Wildlife lovers will be in their element as this region of northeastern Spain boasts a wealth of flora and fauna.

What makes our walking holidays special?

As well as introducing you to stunning landscapes and dazzling coastline, our walking holidays in Spain take you to lesser-known areas where you can immerse yourself in local culture and history. Our guided walking tours are led by expert leaders who can share secrets that only the locals would know. Our trips take you closer to the heart of each location so you get an insight into rural and ancient Spain.

Why walk Andalucia?

Andalucia boasts magnificent scenery ranging from the dramatic landscapes of Sierra Nevada to the undulating plains of the Guadalquivir valley. But it’s not just its aesthetics that makes it a popular region for walking holidays in Spain, it’s also steeped in history and brimming with art and Moorish architecture in the cultural cities. When you walk in Andalucia, you can explore at your own pace, taking in the mesmerising views and stopping off at traditional villages to enjoy the authentic flavours of Andalucian food.

Why book a walking holiday to Spain?

One of the best ways to discover Spain is on foot. Our walking tours in Spain take you to the main sites as well as steering you far from the crowds towards local places. Whether you prefer guided or self-guided walking holidays in Spain with Exodus, you’re guaranteed outstanding accommodation and carefully curated routes that bring you closer to the highlights. Spain is the perfect destination for a walking holiday as it plays host to diverse scenery and wildlife, and the temperate weather can make for pleasant conditions.

Where to go walking in Spain?

Depending on your level of fitness and your interests, there are plenty of options for walking in Spain. While the volcanic island of La Palma and the limestone peaks of the Picos de Europa are perfect for wildlife lovers and seasoned walkers looking for a challenge, the coastal paths above Catalonia’s turquoise bays offer a more leisurely experience. If it’s pretty, flower-strewn landscapes and whitewashed villages that excite you, then Andalucia is the place to go. Alternatively, discover the diversity of Gran Canaria’s rugged mountains and sprawling desert dunes.

How are our walking holidays in Spain graded?

To help our travellers select the most relevant and appropriate trip, we grade each of our walking holidays in Spain so that you know what to expect and the levels of fitness required. Our grading system is based on numerous factors, such as the walking distance and the time spent walking, route conditions, level of porterage and support, altitude, weather conditions, and the overall level of comfort. Find out more about our activity level guidelines.

What can I expect on a walking tour in Spain?

It goes without saying that you’ll be treated to some amazing scenery, food and culture during a walking tour in Spain, but it’s the finer details that really set our trips apart. From the meticulously planned routes that veer away from the buzz of the honeypots to the immersive trips that introduce you to the locals and their traditions, our walking tours in Spain bring you unique and exciting experiences. And our expert leaders are pretty special too, with a real passion for the country they’ll give you an insightful and unforgettable adventure.

A great trip - fantastic scenery and a great little village with an even better hotel. Wonderful...

Dennis Samuel, 2022 Walking the Picos de Europa

Based in Arenas de Cabrales, known as the gateway to the Picos de Europa, a group of 15 explored...

Phillip Burrows, 2022 Walking the Picos de Europa

So pleased I was able to join this trip last minute as it exceeded my expectations. ...

Teresa Thiel, 2022 Walking the Picos de Europa