Contact Us

Request a Brochure | Newsletter

Guided walks in Spain

Whether you're dreaming of discovering the tranquil and timeless landscapes of Mallorca or the spectacular mountains of the high Marina Alta - complete with its citrus valleys and vineyards - our guided walking holidays in Spain offer something for every explorer.

Our breathtaking guided walks in Spain are perfect choices for those who would like to explore this beautiful country and its hidden gems on foot. Walk through the picturesque whitewashed villages of Andalucia and taste the local wines or admire the dramatic volcanic landscape and sub-tropical vegetation of Tenerife.

Visit with a small group of like-minded people and enjoy a selection of charming Spanish vistas at your leisure. Wherever you decide to explore, each of our guided walking tours is led by an experienced guide who will share local knowledge to give you a real insight into the area. Alternatively, we have a wide range of self-guided walking holidays to choose from if you'd prefer to take the lead.

If you're thinking about your next adventure, why not browse our list of guided walking holidays in Spain below? You'll find all the information you need about your chosen destination and how our guided tours work here at Headwater.

Where can I go on an guided walking holiday in Spain?

With timeless landscapes, gorgeous coastline views and rich, historic culture, our guided walking holidays in Spain will have you spoiled for choice. Discover some of the exciting destinations we have to offer below:

Andalucia

Our White Villages of Andalucia Walk is a firm favourite among Headwater explorers. Visit the caves at Nerja and its famous Balcon de Europa, followed by a gentle stroll through the idyllic villages of Sedella, Salares and Competa. Enjoy off-the-beaten-track views, authentic Spanish culture and free time to relax in nearby Malaga or the stunning grounds of the Finca.

We offer seven-night guided walking tours of Andalucia, complete with excellent accommodation to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your holiday. Dine on fresh, local produce and experience this Spanish region in all its glory.

Some of the highlights of this guided walking holiday include:
  • Finca el Cerrillo: You'll stay at this iconic hotel situated in the glorious Andalucian countryside. It boasts terraced gardens, fantastic views of the valley and individually styled en-suite rooms. It's the perfect base for your guided walking trip to Spain.

  • Sierra de Tejeda: With peaks reaching more than 1,500 metres, the Sierra de Tejeda is a famous mountain range that lies above the Mediterranean waters.

  • Loma del Daire: Experience a spectacular 4x4 drive to this popular trail located near Nerja. Here, you'll admire breathtaking views of tremendous mountain peaks, rolling hilltops and the glistening ocean.

Mallorca

This Balearic island is beloved for its golden beaches and azure waters, blending historical interest with natural beauty to offer memorable guided walking tours.

Your adventure holiday will have you trekking on a network of established trails, allowing you to get great looks at some of Spain's highest peaks and timeless Mediterranean views. Discover neighbouring hamlets, lush greenery and sleepy fishing marinas as you embark on this seven-night walking tour.

You'll spend half of your trip staying in an excellent hotel, followed by a few nights in a converted monastery. While you're there, your guided tour leader will tell you everything you want to know about the history and culture of Mallorca. You can look forward to some of the highlights below:
  • Tramuntana Mountains: Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Tramuntana range follows the length of Mallorca's north coast at almost 90km. Hike among coastal panoramas and explore ancient forests.

  • Pollenca: This medieval town is home to narrow streets and beautiful architecture. It has an impressive main square with charming cafes, restaurants and bars so you can dine like a true local.

Read more▼


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)
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

    Guided Walking Holidays in Spain

    Overall customer rating, based on 130 reviews

Frequently asked questions

Where in Spain is best for a guided walking holiday?

Spain has so many diverse and beautiful areas that are ideal for your walking holiday. With an abundance of rich history and a variety of cultures, you'll be sure to see a selection of vibrant landscapes wherever you're headed.

Our walks in Andalucia are incredibly popular thanks to the Moorish white villages and panoramic views of rural Spain. But it's just one of many unforgettable destinations Headwater can take you to.

What is the best month to go to Spain?

Our Spanish walking holidays run throughout the spring and early autumn. During these months, the temperature is pleasant and ideal for hiking through the Spanish countryside. The height of the summer months means a warmer climate which makes it uncomfortable to walk for long periods.

As our walking holidays run outside of peak season, you'll avoid the busy tourist crowds and can take in the beauty of the country without feeling choked.

How many days do you need to go to Spain?

Our guided walking tours are seven nights long, offering you the perfect amount of time to explore the sights. With a carefully curated itinerary, your time is thoroughly planned out to ensure you get the most out of your walking holiday while also having some time to relax.

How expensive is it to go to Spain?

The prices of our walking tours vary depending on your departure month, how many people you're travelling with and any optional upgrades you would like included with your holiday.

The price of your holiday includes your accommodation, meals, airport transfers, tours and experiences. You can also choose to include your flights and any city-break add-ons.

What should I pack for my guided walking tour of Spain?

When considering what to pack for your walking holiday, we advise checking your itinerary beforehand to see the types of walk you'll be doing. It's a good idea to pack clothes for hiking and more comfortable strolls around the local towns and villages. Here's a list of essential items you should bring with you:

  • Light jacket
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Small backpack
  • Trekking poles
  • High-SPF sun protection
  • First-aid kit
  • Head torch
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Wallet with some Euros in cash

What should I wear for my guided walking holiday in Spain?

Due to the warm, humid conditions when walking in Spain, we recommend you wearing comfortable clothing and tough walking boots. You'll likely have the sun beating down on you, so be sure to wear a hat, sunglasses and plenty of high-SPF sunblock to stay well-protected.

Why choose a guided walking trip to Spain with Headwater?

Due to the warm, humid conditions when walking in Spain, we recommend you wearing comfortable clothing and tough walking boots. You'll likely have the sun beating down on you, so be sure to wear a hat, sunglasses and plenty of high-SPF sunblock to stay well-protected.

  • Satisfied customers:Our 'Excellent' Feefo rating is a reflection of our happy customers and outstanding service.

  • Industry experts: We have a team of local experts who have exclusive insider knowledge on all our destinations. That's why each itinerary is handpicked to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.

  • Award-winners: The British Travel Awards named us 'Best Travel Company to Central & Western Europe' and 'Best Company for UK Breaks Holidays' for 2021/22.

  • Peace of mind: You can always book with confidence at Headwater as all our holidays are ABTA- and ATOL-protected.

  • Striving for sustainability: Reducing the environmental impact of our tours is important to us. That's why our People, Places & Planet plan is at the forefront of our operations and we're aiming to become Nature Positive.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HEADWATER