Walking Holidays in Spain | Regional List

 

Spain consists of 17 administrative regions, 15 of which are on the mainland. These are listed alphabetically below along with links to a general description of the region and information about national and natural parks which provide excellent places to walk as they almost all have well marked footpaths which will take you safely through areas of great natural beauty and interest. There are also links to walking holiday companies based in that region.

 
walking holidays spain - andalucia
 
Andalusia's varied countryside and beautiful beaches provide the independent and guided walker with a rich variety of scenery and walking levels throughout its eight regions. There are several possibilities for the more experienced walker to undertake more challenging walks in the more mountainous provinces of Andalusia. Inland there is lush forests of sweet chestnuts and Spanish oaks along rolling hillside and in its national parks rugged mountains. See Walking in Andalucia and Nature Parks in Andalucia.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Andalucian Adventures Various Hotel and B&B
Benamonarda Jubrique Hotel
Discovery Travel Yegen Hotels & Inns
Exodus Algamitas Pension
Headwater Various Various
HF Holidays Various Hotel
Ibex Trex Las Alpujarras Hotel & Self Catering
Life of Riley Lanjaron Hostel and Hotel
Mountain House Holidays Lanjaron - Sierra Nevada Hotel
On Foot Holidays Various Farmhouse & Pension
Rustic Blue Alpujerra Hotels & Guesthouses
Sheila's Spanish Walk Daimalos - Axarquia Village House
Sierra Castril Castril Rural House
Spanish Highs Lanjaron Villa & Hotel
Spanish Steps Various Village House & Hotel
Walk Alpujarra Alpujarras Various
Walk Andalucia Torrox & Nerja Village House & Apt
Walking Wild Andalucia Gaucin Hotel
Walks in Spain Various Hotels
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walking holidays spain - aragon
 
Much of Aragon is sparsely populated offering wild unspoilt areas for you to explore. You'll find ancient castles on lonely hills giving you an insight to the history of the region. The splendid Loarre Castle is the most famous. The, Caminos, historic walks, which took pilgrim from Provence into Spain. Camino Aragones, is a quieter route descending from the Somport Pass to Jaca following the river Aragon. You will experience breathtaking mountain scenery, then onto forests and wheat lands and then join the main Camino Frances, near Pamplona. See Walking in Aragon and Nature Parks in Aragon.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Alto Aragon Various Hotel
Collett's Mountain Holidays Panticosa, Val de Tena Chalets and Hotels
Hike Pyrenees Panticosa Hotel
Sherpa Walking Holidays Various Hotel
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walking holidays spain - asturias
 
The weather of Asturias is more varied with warm, sometimes humid summers with lots of sunshine and the odd shower of rain. August is the hottest month (19°C ) with an average temperature of 17.5°C from June to September. The name 'Costa Verde'  means green coast, reflecting the effect the rainfall has on the countryside, so you can expect rain most months. In the valleys and coast the winters are milder, with rain and sun. In the mountains you can expect snow from November through to May and more rain in the summer. See Walking in Asturias and Nature Parks in Asturias.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Celtic Trails Various Country Hotels
Discovery Travel Reina Farmhouses
Exodus Arenas de Cabrales Hotel
Hooked on Walking Various Hotel
Hotel Posada del Valle Arriondas Hotel
KE Adventure Travel Cangas de Onis Hotel & Refuges
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walking holidays spain - cantabria
 
The province of Cantabria has warm summers and mild winters, both of which are interspersed with rainfall.  Cantabria has an oceanic climate and as such has less sun than the rest of Spain.  But its spectacular scenery more than compensates for the odd rain shower and for the independent traveller or walking enthusiast the cooler temperatures mean that walking is still pleasant during the summer months. See Walking in Cantabria and Nature Parks in Cantabria.
 
Name Location Accommodation
High Places Picos de Europa Guesthouse
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walking holidays spain -  castillia la mancha
 
The majority of the region is plains and agricultural land, but there are some more mountainous features to this region and its population is one the smallest amongst the Spanish provinces. It has Lagunas de Ruidera, the natural park, which is made up of seventeen lagoons. It is east of the town Manzanares in the southern area of the region. It also has the National Park Las Tablas de Daimiel, just east of the city Cuidad Real, and Cabaneros, just south west of Toledo. These national parks offer some wonderful walking, especially around the main lagoons. See Walking in Castillia la Mancha and Nature Parks in Castillia la Mancha.
 
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walking holidays spain -  castillia y leon
 
The region's mountainous scenery provides visitors with some beautiful and dramatic scenery, as well as a chance to glimpse brown bears and the Iberian lynx in the natural habitat. Its varied habitat provides a wide mixture of walking opportunities both for the independent rambler and the more experienced walker and climber, The Sierra de Gredos on the provinces southern borders, between Avila and Salamanca, is a natural reserve and is one of Spain's most beautiful reserves. Rolling valleys nestle as the foot of the Cordillera Central mountain range with picturesque villages dotted about, giving the visitor to this region a wonderful insight in to rural Spain. See Walking in Castillia y Leon and Nature Parks in Castillia y Leon.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Walks in Spain Camino de Santiago Various
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walking holidays spain -  catalunya
 
The province of Catalunya (Catalonia) has nearly 600km of coastline on offer to its visitors. Ramblers and walkers can stroll along this extensive coast enjoying its stunning views. Spanning the natural beauty of the Costa Brava (Rough Coast) in Girona (Gerona) bordering France with its cliffs, coves and mixed pebbled sandy beaches; down to its southern border with Valencia on the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) with its beautiful golden sandy Mediterranean beaches. See Walking in Catalunya and Nature Parks in Catalunya.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Catalan Adventures Castelló d`Empuriés Hotel
Headwater Castell Emporada Hotel
Hooked on Walking Various Hotel & Farmhouse
La Muga Holidays Sant Llorenç de la Muga Villa (Sleeps 12)
On Foot Spain Various Farmhouse & B&B
River Ebro Apartments Mora d'Ebre Apartments
Sherpa Walking Holidays Various Hotel & Guesthouse
Sun Walks Various Hotel & Guesthouse
Walks in Spain Various Hotels and Masias
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walking holidays spain -  extremadura
 
The region of Extremadura shares its borders with Portugal, the southern region of Andalucia, and the inland regions of Castilla la Mancha and Castilla y Leon. The national parks of Monfrague (north of Trujillo) and Cornalvo play a vital role in preserving this Mediterranean areas wildlife and flora and are easy for you to walk in and explore. The area is also rich in culture traditions and the old Roman road, Via de la Plata, is the north-south divide of the region and travels through many of the provinces key cities, Plasencia, historic Caceres and Merida. See Walking in Extremadura and Nature Parks in Extremadura.
 
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walking holidays spain -  foral de navarra
 
The changing landscape of Navarra creates some of the most beautiful scenery in Spain which has long been enjoyed by the Pilgrims following the 'French Way  - The Way to Santiago' which crosses the region on its way to the Rioja province. There are two routes you can follow into the region. Firstly, from the Pyrenean Aragonese leading to Sanguesa, or Secondly, using the Orreaga- Roncesvalles taking you through Pamplona.  You can also choose to explore the less well known; Route of the Ebro or the Baztanes Way. See Walking in Foral de Navarra and Nature Parks in Navarra.
 
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walking holidays spain -  galicia
 
Galicia is at the most north westerly tip of Spain and to the south borders Portugal. It offers a wide variety of walking opportunities for the independent walker and enthusiast alike. The scenery will remind you more of Ireland and Cornwall than Spain with its green and wooded valleys, sandy beaches and small coves. The beaches are fantastic with white or golden sand nestling in tranquil cool lagoons or beaten by crashing waves from the Atlantic. See Walking in Galicia and Nature Parks in Galicia.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Hooked on Walking Camino de Santiago Hotel & Guesthouse
Rayo Active Travel Camino de Santiago Various
Walks in Spain Camino de Santiago Various
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walking holidays spain -  ibiza
 
The island of Ibiza and its smaller neighbour, the island of Formentera, are known as the 'Islas Pitiusas', the islands of the pines. The landscape of these isles still have an abundance of pine trees on its shores. You will be able to enjoy some beautiful walks on both islands, but Ibiza being the larger has more walks and rambles to offer the independent walker. You can go up into the mountains and experience some stunning views over the countryside and coastline, or you can walk from beach to beach along the coast and cliffs of the shore. See Walking in Ibiza and Nature Parks in the Balearics.
 
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walking holidays spain -  madrid
 
In the centre of the peninsula is Madrid, the region and capital city of Spain. It is the home of the Spanish parliament and the Royal Family of Spain. Madrid is a governmental and commercial centre, playing a key role in banking and industrial market sectors as well as the artistic and cultural hub of modern Spain. See Walking in Madrid.
 
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walking holidays spain -  mallorca
 
Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares) located in the Mediterranean. It has long been a popular destination for holiday makers and has many beautiful beaches The northern mountain range of Tramuntanas in the surrounding area of Cape Formentor is a favourite for both the amateur and experienced walkers, to enjoy. One of Mallorca's most well known walks is to Castell D'Alaro where you'll be able to explore the ruined castle, taking in the amazing views out to sea. and visit the hilltop chapel. See Walking in mallorca and Nature Parks in the Balearics.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Exodus Deia Hotel & Farmhouse
Headwater Various Hotel
HF Holidays Soller Hotel
Hooked on Walking Various Hotel & Monastery
Mallorcan Walking Tours Pollensa Hotels
Sherpa Walking Holidays Various Hotel
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walking holidays spain -  minorca
 
Despite being extremely popular as a holiday destination, Menorca has not been over developed and its uniqueness spoilt as with other areas of Spain. This is because the local population take a very active role in the developmental decisions of their resorts. This has meant that the rolling hill of the interior are largely untouched. The fields and woodlands of Minorca are reminiscent of the old English fields with their meadow flowers. In the spring and early summer you'll be able to enjoy the blue cornflowers, red poppies and yellow marguerites as you explore the island. See Walking in Minorca and Nature Parks in the Balearics.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Headwater Ciutadella Hotel
HF Holidays Mahon Hotel
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walking holidays spain -  murcia
 
The region of Murcia is sandwiched between the regions of Andalucia, to the south west, Valenciana to the east and Castilla la Mancha to the north and has over 200km of beautiful coastline.  Murica is a fertile plain largely consisting of two valleys, (fed by rivers of the same names), the Segura and the Guadalentin. It forms part of the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean Sea. Close to the border of Valenciana there is a small outcrop of land called the La Manga, which protects the Menor Sea. See Walking in Murcia and Nature Parks in Murcia.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Espuna Adventures Alhama de Murcia Hotel
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walking holidays spain -  pais vasco
 
Pais Vasco as a region has a mild climate ideal for walking and it rarely experiences drastic temperature or weather changes. Geologically the western stretch of the Pyrenees splits the region into two quite separate climates. With the northern area experiencing more rain and its industrial and commercial activity has created the cities of this land over looking the bay of Biscay.  In the southern half it is more agricultural with small villages dotted around the landscape. The Ebro river carries away the rains and creates fertile wide open spaces. See Walking in Pais Vasco and Nature Parks in Pais Vasco.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Walk Picos Bilbao Hotel and Hostel
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walking holidays spain -  rioja
 
Despite its size Rioja has had a substantial influence on this area of Spain's history. Due to the St. James pilgrimage going through the region and the growth of monasteries that resulted from this.  During the middle ages it was the reason for Foral de Navarre, Castile y Leon and Aragon regions fighting over its territory. Its culture and architecture also show signs of the Roman conquest and Muslim occupation. See Walking in Rioja and Nature Parks in Rioja.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Headwater Haro Hotel
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walking holidays spain -  valenciana
 
The region of  Valenciana largely reflects the historic Kingdom of Valencia and has nearly 600 kilometres of marvellous coastline. There are several fine examples of castles and towers along its shores which illustrate the turbulent nature of its past. The small town of Oropesa, just north of Castello de La Plana, has a wonderful pirate defence with its 16th century Tower of the King which gave the town early warning of approaching pirates,  Its mountain ranges, Marina Alta, Bencantil Mariola and Turia offer some fantastic opportunities for all levels of walkers to enjoy their wonderful scenery. You can expect to have much colder weather in the ranges during the winter some may even see snow. See Walking in Valenciana and Nature Parks in Valencia.
 
Name Location Accommodation
Abdet Abdet near Guadalest Village Houses
Casa Carrascal Jalon Valley Renovated Townhouse
Casa les Olives Jalon Valley Boutique Hotel
Caserio del Mirador Jalon Rural House & Apts
Discovery Travel Gandia Hotel
HF Holidays Benimaurell Hotel
Mountain Walks Quatretondeta Hotel
New Experience Holidays Various Hotel
Walks in Spain Various Farmhouse & Hotel
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