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Walking holidays in Spain

From dawn until dusk Spain vibrates with life and culture like nowhere else on the planet. With heritage, culture and food at its heart it is an amazingly diverse country and our holidays in Spain are the perfect way to really 'get under the skin' of Spanish life.

When it comes to walking Spain has something for everyone and this is reflected in our many choices of holidays; from strolling through the great art cities of Andalucia, with their Moorish, mediaeval and Renaissance influences, to high-level walking in the fabulously deserted Sierra de Gredos, a true paradise for bird-lovers, to gentle routes through the beautifully unspoilt countryside of Catalunya. Not forgetting walking on the iconic Camino de Santiago. Away from the mainland, Menorca and the Canaries offer the perfect climate for year-round holidays.


Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break
Spain: Catalunya

Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break

Beautiful circular walk 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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £839per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
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.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £949per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 1 evening meal
  • Led by experienced local guide
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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £969per person, tour only

  • 22 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £969per person, tour only

  • 50 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
Catalan Classic Walk
Spain: Catalunya

Catalan Classic Walk

Beautiful circular walk 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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1039per person, tour only

  • 50 Reviews
  • All continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1039per person, tour only

  • 38 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfast, 6 picnic lunches and all evening meals with wine
  • Route notes and maps provided
Vistas of Valencia Walk
Spain: Valencia

Vistas of Valencia Walk

The deserted mountains behind Valencia form a varied region where traditional villages, perched on sharp ridges and valley sides, are a world away from the popular Mediterranean coastal resorts just 20 minutes distant. Superb flowers, birds and butterflies, and a fabulous day out in the city of Valencia!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1069per person, tour only

  • 70 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts, 6 lunches and all evening meals, with wine
  • Led by experienced local guide
Catalan Coastal Walk
Spain: Catalunya

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 C16 castle and ruined citadel.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1159per person, tour only

  • 31 Reviews
  • All continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
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 typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1209per person, tour only

  • 91 Reviews
  • All meals (including wine at dinner)
  • Led by experienced local guide
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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1209per person, tour only

  • 48 Reviews
  • All gourmet breakfast, 5 a la carte picnic lunches and all evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
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 typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1229per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Camino de Santiago
Spain: Galicia

Walking the Camino de Santiago

This is one of Europe's classic walks following one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! There's a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat to fellow walkers from all parts of the globe.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1549per person, tour only

  • 29 Reviews
  • All continental breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking on La Gomera
Spain: The Canary Isles

Walking on La Gomera

Enjoy varied guided walking on the sub-tropical island of La Gomera. Stay in the **** Parador in the island capital of San Sebastian. Excellent cuisine, and spectacular gorge and coastal walks. Finish off the day with a dip in the pool overlooking Mount Teide on Tenerife.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1659per person, tour only

  • 27 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals (including wine).
  • Led by experienced local guide
Secrets of Tenerife Walk
Spain: The Canary Isles

Secrets of Tenerife Walk

A naturalist's paradise, the climate in Tenerife is so perfect for wild flowers, butterflies and birdlife that our walks are an explosive celebration of colour: at sea level, swaying banana palms contrast with yellow cacti, while inland hibiscus and geraniums adorn traditional white villages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1669per person, tour only

  • 35 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals with wine
  • Led by experienced local guide
Following St James' Way
Spain: Galicia

Following St James' Way

This 12 night holiday is one of Europe's classic walks following one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! There's a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat to fellow walkers from all parts of the globe. Enjoy time in Leon and Santiago too!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration12 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1729per person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Catalunya Activities
Spain: Catalunya

Catalunya Activities

Combine a stay at the beach with a 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 a number of small coves, nearby, to explore. We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling routes, typically at Activity Level 1. A complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use throughout your stay is included to give you total flexibility.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1019per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided

    Walking holidays in Spain

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Frequently asked questions

What time of year is best for walking in Spain?

The best times to walk in Spain can vary greatly depending on where you go. We run our holidays all year round to cater for all of our customers. If you'd like to walk in places like the Canary Islands over the winter you can. If you'd prefer to spend your summer in Spain, we offer Catalunyan trips too.

What is included in the price for our Spanish walking holidays?

All of our Spanish walking holidays include transport between the hotels and airports in addition to the transfer of all your luggage between the various hotels you stay at throughout your stay. Breakfast is included as standard along with any other meals specified in your itinerary.

What abilities are catered for on our walking holidays in Spain?

We have designed our walking holidays to cater for everyone with an interest in walking or even just those keen to see the sights and the scenery. To help you decide which is best for you, our grading system defines the difficulty of each trip based on its length and the heights it encompasses. On each of the holiday pages themselves, we have also assigned an activity rating level from 1-3.

Will Headwater arrange travel to and from Spain?

Travel to and from Spain is part of any package and our team will be only too happy to talk you through the various options available be it by air or rail. We can even organise private transfers from most UK airports for a small additional fee.

Is customer service available 24/7 in Spain while on holiday?

Our team will be on call around the clock and our 'boots on the ground' will be made up of our Headwater-employed reps, hotel staff and various partners familiar with the area. If you're ever in need of anything, don't hesitate to ask for their assistance.