Spain is a country of contrasts with many people dashing off to go to the beach or head to the seaside resorts around the coast. Yet venture inland, and you will discover a whole new side to Spanish culture where the pace is quieter and more traditional.
Going on a walking holiday in Spain is a quick way to get to know the real country. A dry, arid landscape can be found in the south whilst the north is more lush and green so the trails are varied depending on where you visit. When you go on a hiking tour of Spain, Tenerife or Majorca, you'll discover a diverse culture away from the tourist hotspots and find a side of Spain that you didn't know existed.
When people think of Spain, most will probably think of the Mediterranean beach resorts in the Balearic and Canary Islands or popular city break locations such as Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia. There is so much more on offer though. Spain is a country full of contrasts and stark regional cultural differences.
Spain is the perfect destination for a walking holiday and you can visit year after year and discover a completely different side each time. The popular pilgrim route along the Camino de Santiago is one of the most popular and iconic hiking routes in Europe.
Five islands make up the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabera). Majorca or Mallorca as it is known locally is a popular travel destination for Europeans.
The island in the Mediterranean has numerous sights, a hot climate, well-marked walking trails and a varied landscape to get to know and understand. With some many things to see and do, you will find it hard to find a better active travel destination.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and a true subtropical paradise for hiking tours. It is particularly easy to hike around the Teide in the north – a dormant volcano and Spain’s highest mountain.
The region resembles a lonely, mystical desert of lava and rock formations with poinsettia bushes and banana plantations.
We also have walking tours that go to the Teide Nartional Park and the holiday resort of Los Gigantes.
Fully-organised walking holidays are the best way to walk or hike in new surroundings along some of Europe's most popular and lesser-known walking trails in a confident way.
We have a wide selection of walking tours available across Europe, but all of our hiking holidays have several things in common such as luggage transfers and pre-planned routes.
We've highlighted several reasons why you should go on a self-guided walking holiday in our overview video.
If you have never been on a hiking holiday like this before or are used to organising everything yourself from planning the route to carrying your tent, our short video will give you an idea of what to expect on a walking tour with us.