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Adventure trips to Spain

Immerse yourself completely on one of our many adventure holidays in Spain. They're perfect for the avid trekker, longing to explore the mountains, valleys and coastal areas of this beautiful country. Keen cyclists will also feel at home here with the beautifully quiet country roads, so there is something for everyone on our activity trips to Spain.

Wherever you would like to stay, from Menorca and Mallorca to Andalucia and the Canary Islands, each area boasts something unique that will make your trip unforgettable.

Looking for wide sandy beaches and sun-drenched villages off the regular tourist trail? Catalonia is the one for you. What's more, if you love seeing the sights by bike, our short and long cycling breaks here are perfect. Experience this beautiful area with the added benefit of a sea breeze to keep you cool.

Prefer to explore on foot? Travel through beautiful Valencia on one of our walking activity holidays in Spain and discover the awe-inspiring peaks, dramatic gorges, tumbling waterfalls and ancient Arabic trails. You'll be lost for words as you trek around the stunning turquoise bays, olive groves and quaint wine villages. Make sure that your cameras are at the ready, as there are lots of stunning photo opportunities to be had.

Fancy doing a bit of both? On our adventure holidays in Spain, you can! Marry gentle walking around some beautiful locations with cycling on peaceful coastal paths for the perfect vacation. Our fun-filled active holidays include something for everyone of all ages. With self-guided walking and cycling routes provided and a complimentary Headwater bike for you to use throughout your stay, you'll have plenty to do with the ultimate level of flexibility.

Let us help plan your next activity holiday in Spain

Spain is an amazingly diverse country. There are many differences between its regions and our adventure holidays in Spain are the perfect way to really get under its skin and into close contact with the varied traditions of Spanish life.

If you're planning your next adventure and have any questions about a specific trip, or need help finding the perfect one, our experienced team are always on hand to help.

Where can I go on an activity holiday in Spain?

THE CANARY ISLANDS

Whether you're exploring on two wheels or by foot, the Canary Islands offer adventurers sights of unique natural beauty and biological importance. Take your pick from birdwatching on Lanzarote, awe-inspiring walking routes around La Gomera or visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tenerife, the 'Island of Eternal Spring'. For an activity trip to Spain that is off the beaten path, El Hierro is waiting for you with its mixture of volcanic scenery and Canarian pine woodlands. We also offer Spain adventure tours to the volcanic isles of La Palma and Gran Canaria, full of black sand beaches and lush greenery.

GALICIA

For an adventure holiday to Spain that you'll never forget, travel the famous Camino Frances or visit the historic towns and cities of Burgos, Fromista and Leon when you journey to Galicia. The Camino Frances and Camino de Santiago are some of the most famous pilgrimage routes in Europe. Refresh your soul and reflect on life from Sarria to Santiago de Compestela as you take in the stunning views alongside fellow walkers from all over the world.

CATALONIA

Packed with contrast and variety, Catalonia (or Catalunya) offers some of the best unspoilt natural landscapes in Spain. Ideal as a family activity holiday or single adventure, you'll take in sweeping green valleys, ancient wine villages, hidden white hamlets and colourful fishing harbours. Highlights on this tour include artists' favourite Cadaques and the spectacular bay at Roses, with a 16th-century castle and ruined citadel. Whether you choose a self-guided walking or cycling route, the undiscovered Catalan countryside is yours to explore.

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Walk the Bonita Island of La Palma
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walk the Bonita Island of La Palma

Visit this mountainous island for an incredible holiday, walking through extensive evidence of volcanic activity including the awe-inspiring National Park and world-famous Calderas.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07BI
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$860per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts - half board as an option
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the trails of Tenerife
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking the trails of Tenerife

Few places can match the natural beauty of the Canary Islands, especially Tenerife, which has become a mecca for enthusiastic walkers. Join us on this week long walking holiday, taking in the highlights of this stunning year-round destination.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07TR
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1550per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Lanzarote
Spain: The Canary Isles

Contrasts of Lanzarote

A unique island of natural beauty and biological important, Lanzarote is a year-round destination with a temperate climate and other-worldly terrain. Enjoy birdwatching with the chance to see many protected bird species, walk up and across volcanic craters, enjoy time on the stunning beaches and visit to the little-known island of La Graciosa in this varied week long, self-guided trip.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07LZ
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1580per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Volcanoes and Vineyards of Lanzarote
Spain: The Canary Isles

Volcanoes and Vineyards of Lanzarote

The least known of the Canary Islands, El Hierro is a mixture of volcanic scenery, pastures and beautiful Canarian pine woodlands, whose inhabitants are independently minded and fiercely proud of their unspoiled home.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07VV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1580per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • Most breakfasts and two evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking on Gran Canaria
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking on Gran Canaria

Less than 100 miles off the northwest coast of Africa, in the centre of the Canaries Atlantic Archipelago, the volcanic island of Gran Canaria - roughly the same size as Greater London - is often referred to as 'a continent in miniature' with its extraordinarily varied landscapes ranging from lush green forests and valleys in the north, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07RI
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1685per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of La Gomera
Spain: The Canary Isles

Contrasts of La Gomera

Located 30km from Tenerife, La Gomera is known as the untouched Canary Island, a paradise for those who like dramatic scenery, awe inspiring vistas, beautiful green valleys and ancient tropical rain forests. Popular with walkers of all abilities, this holiday comes with a car included for you to explore more of this incredible island.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07LA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1700per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Sierra de Aracena
Spain: Sierra de Aracena

Walking in Sierra de Aracena

Excellent walking in the Sierra de Arencena, 'green' Andalucia with whitewashed villages, lush green hills covered with flowers and groves of cork, oak and chestnut.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07SR
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1760per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Majestic Mountains of the Picos de Europa
Spain: Asturias

Majestic Mountains of the Picos de Europa

A hotel to hotel self-guided walk over these stunning mountains, taking in deep gorges, high jagged peaks, picturesque villages and rolling meadow scenery, the best of Green Spain.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07PI
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1985per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Tenerife and La Palma
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking in Tenerife and La Palma

A 7 night walking holiday offering you the opportunity to explore two Canarian islands - the variety of Tenerife with its lunar landscapes and La Isla Bonita - La Palma.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07TC
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2345per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Tenerife Walk (W07TN) with TRANSFERS INSTEAD OF CAR HIRE
Spain: The Canary Isles

Contrasts of Tenerife Walk (W07TN) with TRANSFERS INSTEAD OF CAR HIRE

Renowned as the 'Island of Eternal Spring', Tenerife's wild beauty varies from the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO Teide National Park, capped by the famous volcano itself, to its spectacular coastline with stunning ocean views.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07TT
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3050per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Tenerife Walk
Spain: The Canary Isles

Contrasts of Tenerife Walk

Renowned as the 'Island of Eternal Spring', Tenerife's wild beauty varies from the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO Teide National Park, capped by the famous volcano itself, to its spectacular coastline with stunning ocean views.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07TN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2030per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalan Classic Walk
Spain: Catalonia

Catalan Classic Walk

Beautiful circular walk in Catalonia taking in lovely coastal stretches and unspoilt country landscapes. Fabulous bird and plant life; very good hotels and swimming opportunities every day. Two nights are spent in a luxury castle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW06CN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1505per person, tour only

  • 73 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
White Villages of Andalucia Walk
Spain: Andalucia

White Villages of Andalucia Walk

You walk through timeless white washed villages, along flower decked paths - poppies, wild iris, and pink oleander - and there's a good chance of spotting golden eagles soaring overhead.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AA
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2300per person, tour only

  • 124 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • Led by experienced local guide
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling
Spain: Catalonia

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Packed with contrast and variety, this easy 6-night cycling tour takes in the unspoilt Catalan coast, passing through olive groves, peach orchards and stunningly beautiful, pretty coloured villages. All the hotels have pools, and 2 nights are spent in a luxury 14th century castle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06CN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2375per person, tour only

  • 51 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in Andalucia: Seville to Cadiz
Spain: Andalucia

Cycling in Andalucia: Seville to Cadiz

Discover one of Spain's most iconic areas by bike. From the capital city of Andalucia, Seville, cycle through small towns to reach your final destination, the ancient city of Cadiz. You'll follow country lanes, ride alongside rivers and through Mediterranean woodland and agricultural land taking in some of the highlights of the region including Jerez, home of flamenco and sherry and Arcos de la Frontera, one of Andalucia's most dramatically positioned white villages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06AD
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2450per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in Mallorca: Coast to Coast
Spain: Mallorca

Cycling in Mallorca: Coast to Coast

Easy cycling across Mallorca, taking in coastal trails and beautiful inland routes

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07MA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2540per person, tour only

  • 14 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Camino de Santiago
Spain: Galicia

Walking the Camino de Santiago

A classic walk in Europe, this is a famous option as you cover one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world. There's a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat with fellow walkers from all parts of the globe.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW10CS
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3470per person, tour only

  • 41 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 7 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Hidden Valleys of Cordoba Walk
Spain: Andalucia

Hidden Valleys of Cordoba Walk

This is the 'real' Spain - a region of tiny white villages nestled in the mountains and surrounded by dramatic hills and National Park. As well as stunning walks - gorges, peaks, valleys, views - you'll enjoy wonderful Spanish hospitality. Option to visit Cordoba and Granada too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07ZU
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1070per person, tour only

  • 49 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and 1 evening meal is included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break
Spain: Catalonia

Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break

Beautiful circular walk in Catalonia taking in lovely coastal stretches and unspoilt country landscapes. Fabulous bird and plant life; very good hotels and swimming opportunities every day. One night is spent in a luxury castle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW04CN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1325per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 1 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking Mallorca’s Mountains and Coast
Spain: Mallorca

Walking Mallorca’s Mountains and Coast

On this 7 night single centre holiday based in Port Soller, discover on foot the best of Mallorca including the Tramuntana mountains and the picturesque coastline.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MJ
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1400per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Trails of La Palma
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking the Trails of La Palma

La Palma, nicknamed La Isla Bonita (the pretty Isle), is a relatively unheard of volcanic island in the western Canaries. For its small size it features a vast amount of diverse scenery, from dense cloud forest to volcanic landscapes with twisted rock formations and black sand beaches. This walking itinerary is designed to take advantage of the island's well waymarked paths. These start on the eastern side of La Palma, follow the coast to the north and then finally head south across the great Caldera which dominates the island.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07PA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1550per person, tour only

  • 8 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Highlights of the Picos de Europa
Spain: Asturias

Highlights of the Picos de Europa

From Arenas de Cabrales, the gateway to the Picos de Europa, this self-guided walking holiday will both thrill and challenge you, with a fantastic range of walks, awe inspiring scenery and a plethora of wildlife and birds to be seen. Perfectly based at the Hotel Torrecerrodo where a friendly welcome, and delicious home cooked food will greet you at the end of each day.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07PD
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1610per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts, 6 evening meals and 5 picnics
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the White Villages of the Alpujarras
Spain: Andalucia

Walking the White Villages of the Alpujarras

Discover the Alpujarras, one of the most wild and undiscovered mountain ranges of Spain, stretching from the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the Mediterranean below. Walk from village to village exploring the landscape on route to your hotel each day.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1640per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in El Hierro
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking in El Hierro

The least known of the Canary Islands, El Hierro is a mixture of volcanic scenery, pastures and beautiful Canarian pine woodlands, whose inhabitants are independently minded and fiercely proud of their unspoiled home.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07EH
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1745per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Highlights of El Hierro Walk
Spain: The Canary Isles

Highlights of El Hierro Walk

This 7-night linear walk takes you to all corners of the smallest of the Canary Islands. The unspoiled island has spectacular escarpments, volcanic ash cones and lava flows, a great coastline and a green - pastoral and forested - central plateau.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07CH
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1850per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca
Spain: Menorca

Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca

Easy, tranquil walking based in the north western corner of Menorca, but including a hire car so you can easily explore the entire tiny island. It offers a rich cultural history, deserted white beaches and is a UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1850per person, tour only

  • 59 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in the Sierra de Gredos
Spain: The Sierra de Gredos

Walking in the Sierra de Gredos

The Sierra de Gredos is little known, yet it offers some of the finest walking in Spain - from gentle strolls through flower-filled meadows to high level hikes amid mountainous peaks, waterfalls and lagoons. Excellent hotel serving superb regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07GD
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1940per person, tour only

  • 56 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All gourmet breakfast and one evening meal
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling - Short Break
Spain: Catalonia

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling - Short Break

Packed with contrast and variety, this easy 4-night cycling tour takes in the unspoilt Catalan coast, passing through olive groves, peach orchards and stunningly beautiful, pretty coloured villages. All the hotels have pools and 1 night is spent in a luxury 14th century castle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC04CN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2000per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalonia Activities
Spain: Catalonia

Catalonia Activities

Combine a stay at the beach with your choice of gentle walking and cycling routes for an active family holiday. You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has small coves to explore.

We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling routes, typically at activity level 1, making this an ideal family activity holiday with children. Throughout your stay, a complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use is provided to give you total flexibility.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM07CL
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1910per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking across the Pyrenees on the Camino Frances
Spain: Galicia

Walking across the Pyrenees on the Camino Frances

An incredible 10 night journey over the Pyrenees from France to Spain. Joining the Camino Frances, you will experience stunning scenery, beautiful towns and historic cities, whilst making friends with fellow pilgrims along the way .

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW10CF
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2120per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalan Coastal Walk
Spain: Catalonia

Catalan Coastal Walk

Mainly coastal walking also taking in sweeping green valleys, pretty wine villages, hidden white hamlets and colourful fishing harbours. Highlights include artists' favourite, Cadaques, and the spectacular bay at Roses, with a 16th century castle and ruined citadel.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW08CL
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2049per person, tour only

  • 40 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Gran Canaria and La Palma
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking in Gran Canaria and La Palma

Explore the miniature continent of Gran Canaria and La Isla Bonita of La Palma in one holiday.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07CP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2300per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca
Spain: Andalucia

Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

A 6 night cycling holiday exploring the unspoilt inland area of Alicante discovering pretty Spanish villages and the Mariola National Park before enjoying two nights by the beach in the charming towns of Denia and Javea.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06CB
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2360per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast
Spain: Valencia

Cycling Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast

A 7 night holiday in the Valencia region with 2 nights in the city of Valencia exploring off the beaten track inland valleys and gentle coastal cycling past secluded beaches and un-spoilt Nature Reserves and finishing in the charming town of Peniscola.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07VA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2405per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Classic Catalan Cycling
Spain: Catalonia

Classic Catalan Cycling

This 8-night holiday explores the wonderfully undiscovered Catalan countryside, a region of pine-fringed valleys dotted with historic castles, hilltop fortresses, ancient wine villages and beautiful countryside. It's wonderfully quiet cycling too, where you can discover unspoilt Catalonia (Catalunya).

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC08CL
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2525per person, tour only

  • 9 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Highlights of the Camino de Santiago Walk
Spain: Galicia

Highlights of the Camino de Santiago Walk

Enjoy a real sense of camaraderie and achievement on this seven-night pilgrim walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07CS
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2525per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Vineyards of La Rioja Cycling
Spain: Rioja

Vineyards of La Rioja Cycling

This 7 night holiday offers peaceful cycling along quiet country lanes and tracks in La Rioja, home of the famous La Rioja Spanish wine. Cycle through the heart of this celebrated wine region amongst the vineyards and past wineries and wine museums and where a glass of wine waits at every turn.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07RI
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2540per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Three Cities of Andalucia
Spain: Andalucia

Three Cities of Andalucia

Tour three iconic cities within Andalucia, taking scenic rail journeys between each one. Visit the famous Alhambra and enjoy a traditional flamenco show on your Spanish adventure.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeT07SE
  • Holiday typeIndependent tour
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2600per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Portugal Coastal Way to Santiago
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Portugal Coastal Way to Santiago

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago along the coast is one of the most unique and has been one of the main pilgrim routes to Santiago for centuries. Set out on a journey of discovery, not only of the country but of yourself as you follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims and walkers.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW14CP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration14 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2600per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Camino de Santiago
Spain: Galicia

Cycling the Camino de Santiago

The Spanish Camino de Santiago is one of THE most ancient pilgrims routes in the world. Since the 9th century, the French Way has led thousands of pilgrims on an 800km journey across northern Spain, winding from the Pyrenees across the wheat fields of old Castile to pass through to Leon. Your journey begins in Leon. Leon is the seat of the Spanish Kings and is full of soaring cathedrals and hushed convents. The route then builds through the Galician countryside to a spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela's majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC08CS
  • Holiday typePilgrimage
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2945per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Mediterranean Coast in Spain
Spain: Catalonia

Cycling the Mediterranean Coast in Spain

Guided group cycling between two of the most happening cities in Europe: Barcelona and Valencia.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07MC
  • Holiday typeGuided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3300per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Following St James' Way
Spain: Galicia

Following St James' Way

This 12-night holiday follows one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! Enjoy stunning views and trails with fellow walkers from around the world. And along the way, experience popular cities including Leon and Santiago.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW12CS
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration12 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3695per person, tour only

  • 11 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and 7 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Mallorca
Spain: Mallorca

Walking in Mallorca

Behind Mallorca’s (also known as Majorca) façade lies a tranquil and timeless landscape. Discover the 'real' Mallorca on this 7-night trip, where we will explore high peaks, picturesque hamlets and the gorgeous coast.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MA
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1945per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All breakfasts, four picnic lunches (five on Activity Level 5 weeks) and one dinner All accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Where in Spain is best for an active holiday?

Each adventure tour destination in Spain has been carefully handpicked to ensure that you get the most out of your hiking or cycling trip. Andalucia stands out as one of the best cycling spots in Spain with its smooth roads and stunning scenery. The northern region of Catalonia offers a variety of walking trails for all capabilities, stretching across the Andorra and the Pyrenees.

What is the prettiest part of Spain?

Every activity holiday available offers only the most spectacular views that Spain has to offer but some destinations really take the cake. The Canary Islands are known for breathtaking natural beauty and paradisical landscapes, which can be explored on two wheels or by foot. You can walk across volcanic black beaches or lush green valleys and up snow-capped mountains.

Andalucia is another gem set in Spain's southernmost region that provides unparalleled sights and activities which set it apart. With our adventure trips, you can visit vibrant cities like Seville and Cadiz before you wander out into the idyllic Mediterranean countryside and woodland.

What time of year is the cheapest to go to Spain?

Many of our Spain adventure trips are available all year round and we work to make sure that you get the best value for money with each package. The cheapest time to visit Spain is usually between December to March as this coincides with the country's cooler temperatures and its thinnest tourist season. There is still plenty to see and enjoy during this period.

What to expect from your activity holiday in Spain?

If you're an avid adventurer who wants to bask in the cultural and historical delights with which Spain is brimming, then our multi-activity holidays are for you. Active exploration is at the centre of our adventure tours to Spain, and you don't even need to worry about carrying your luggage around with you - our team will arrange to have it transported between destinations. We offer a variety of ability grades and options for guided tours but we recommend browsing our routes to find the holiday that best suits you.

Whether you choose to go by bike or on foot, our self-guided activity trips to Spain give you the freedom to explore your selected region as it suits you. You'll receive a briefing to ensure that you're set up with the appropriate equipment and information. Our audio navigation app will give you tailored instructions for the different routes available for your journey. GPS functions and conventional maps can be found here, too.

What to pack for an activity holiday in Spain?

The activity and destination that you've chosen will affect what you need to pack for your holiday to Spain, along with the season in which you're travelling. If you're selecting a tour in the spring and summer months, you can expect typically sunny skies and dry climates. In this case, we would recommend bringing:

  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Water bottles
  • SPF and other sun protection products
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and lightweight trousers (if required)

If you're choosing to embark on a cycling tour around Spain, we'll make sure that you have the necessary kit for your adventure. Headwater bikes will be supplied to you but pedals, cycling computers, saddles, water bottle cages and child seats can be brought along with you and fitted.

What to wear on an activity holiday in Spain?

This will depend on whether you're going cycling or hiking; however, there are some essential staples that you should bring with you regardless. Sturdy shoes and thick socks are musts when being active all day, while lightweight, breathable clothing will keep you comfortable on your journey. You'll also need to keep an eye on the weather forecast to see if you need to bring along any waterproofs.

What time of year is best for an activity holiday in Spain?

Depending on the activity package that you choose, you can holiday to Spain throughout the entire year. The summer months can bring temperatures of over 35 degrees, so we recommend springtime and autumn as the ideal seasons for walking and cycling trips. Temperatures are significantly cooler and can keep you comfortable when staying active outside all day.

Why choose activity holidays in Spain with Headwater?

Choose one of our adventure tours to Spain for the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the scenery and cultural sights that this country has to offer. We have nearly 40 years of experience creating multi-activity holidays all over Spain and the globe so you can trust our team to make the booking process quick and easy.

  • Satisfied customers - We're highly rated on Feefo, delivered by happy customers, so our Spain activity holidays come highly rated.

  • Award-winning trips - Our worldwide tours have won a British Travel Award 2022 for the exciting and unique experiences that they offer.

  • Working towards sustainability - We're dedicated to mitigating the impact that our holidays have on the environment. The People, Places & Planet Plan is moving us towards becoming Nature Net Positive and helping our tours to run sustainably.

  • Outstanding destinations - Our five-step approval process means that we offer only the most exciting locations and charming hotels that will make your activity holiday the getaway that you'll never forget.

  • Easy travel - We'll arrange all of the travel for your adventure trip to Spain from start to finish, including booking your flights.

  • ABTA- and ATOL-protected - You can book your Spain activity holiday with peace of mind thanks to it being ABTA- and ATOL-protected. Learn more about your key rights when booking a trip with us.

  • Supporting communities - The Exodus Travels Foundation is in place to make a difference in social, conservation and disaster relief causes for the communities that we visit.