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Independent walking in Spain



Here is our range of independent walking holidays in Spain

These give you maximum flexibility as you travel at your own pace. Our independent walking holidays in Spain let you set off whenever youre ready, choose when and where to stop for lunch, and plan the day around your own personal agenda. We have a wide range of independent walking holidays to choose from: Catalunya, Andalucia, or perhaps you'd prefer on of the many Spanish islands: Mallorca, Menorca or the Canaries. Simply follow the links below for further information on any our the independent walking holidays in Spain.

Click on the appropriate 'View Holiday' button for full holiday details, take a look at our activities section for further information about how our independent walking holidays work, or see our Spain page for further information about our holidays in Spain.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)
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.

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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.

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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)

    Independent walking in Spain

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