Spain is a land of striking contrasts, attracting many to its sun-soaked beaches and vibrant coastal resorts. However, delving into its inland regions unveils a completely different aspect of Spanish culture—one characterized by a serene and more traditional way of life.
Embarking on a walking holiday in Spain offers a rapid immersion into the authentic essence of the country. The trails reveal diverse landscapes, varying significantly depending on the region visited. The southern parts showcase a dry, arid terrain, while the north boasts lush, verdant landscapes, resulting in a wide array of trail experiences.
When you opt for a hiking tour in Spain, particularly in regions like Tenerife or Majorca, you'll encounter a multifaceted culture distinct from the bustling tourist hubs. These trails lead you away from the well-trodden paths, unveiling a side of Spain that might have eluded your awareness.
In Spain's southern regions, the hiking trails often wind through rugged terrain, offering panoramic vistas of stunning rock formations and expansive vistas. Meanwhile, the northern parts, characterized by their greenery, offer trails that meander through picturesque valleys and dense forests, providing a markedly different hiking experience.
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.