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Experience Self-Guided Walks In Spain

Our walking holidays in Spain span a country that buzzes with life from dusk until dawn. With heritage, culture and food at its heart, it is an amazingly diverse country, and our guided and self-guided walks are the perfect way to really get under the skin of Spanish life.

Whether you're looking for a self-guided adventure on your own or with companions that lets you own the pace and direction of your walking holiday, or want to be shown the best bits of your chosen region by one of our knowledgeable local guides, we can help.

Our walking holidays take you through famous pilgrim routes and around lush volcanic islands, while giving you a view of coastal Spain that's a far cry from your typical sun, sand and sea breaks. Want to learn more? Get in touch with our helpful team today or visit our blog

TYPES OF SPANISH WALKING HOLIDAYS 

At Headwater, we offer a wide range of Spanish walking holidays designed for all fitness levels, interests and more.

Guided walking holidays in Spain

A guided Spanish walking holiday lets you experience one or more regions up close and personal alongside like-minded travellers.

You'll explore some of Spain's most beautiful walking routes, through sleepy villages and culture-filled towns, all under the expert guidance of one of our local partners. Working for Headwater, they will be from your destination and therefore have intimate knowledge of the landscape, culture and history. Ramble by day and socialise over delicious food and drink by night, all while staying in quality accommodation owned by locals.

VIEW OUR GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN

Self-guided walking holidays in Spain

Choose a self-guided Spanish walking holiday and take complete control of your journey. We'll supply you with detailed route directions, up-to-date GPS maps via our app and luxury local accommodation throughout your stay but leave the exploration - and pace - completely up to you.

Get to know the walking routes of a single region with single-centre self-guided holidays or choose a hotel-to-hotel holiday where we transfer you and your luggage between each new destination. Whichever you choose, it means that you won't have to carry a heavy pack, letting you focus purely on the grand vistas, gorgeous landscapes and local culture all around you.

VIEW OUR SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN

Walking holidays in northern Spain

Northern Spain's walking routes, including the famous Camino de Santiago, have been trodden by pilgrims for well over a millennium. They are some of the world's walkers' favourite Spanish walking holidays, and we offer plenty of guided and self-guided walking holidays through this beautiful area of the country.

Explore the Camino Frances, also known as St James's Way, through historic cities like Burgos, Fromista and Leon, and across bucolic rolling scenery. Our Camino de Santiago walking holiday features one-of-a-kind accommodation and a breathtaking variety of scenery - our highlights tour is also perfect for a shorter holiday. To walk a less-frequented area of Northern Spain, meanwhile, our Catalan Classic Walk has plenty of varied walks - plus swimming opportunities galore!

WHERE TO GO WALKING IN SPAIN

When it comes to walking, this sun-soaked country has something for everyone. Our luxury Spanish walking holidays cover a wide range of favourite locations and routes, including strolling through the great artistic cities of Sierra de Gredos. Explore gentle routes through the beautifully unspoilt countryside of Catalonia. And who could forget the iconic Camino de Santiago, one of the world's most ancient pilgrimage routes?

Away from the mainland, Menorca and the Canaries offer the perfect climate for walking holidays year-round. Whatever your preference, with guided and self-guided options ranging from four to 12 nights in duration, browse our walking holidays in Spain below to find the trip for which you've been looking.

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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: Andalucia

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

  • 9 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)
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:

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 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$1915per person, tour only

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

    Walking Holidays in Spain

    Overall customer rating, based on 539 reviews

Frequently asked questions

Where should I go walking in Spain?

The choice of where you go walking in Spain is very much down to your own personal preferences, as well as your general fitness and activity level.

Location-wise, all our walking tours will take you through beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery, though you may wish to choose a tour based in a larger town or city if you want to get stuck into more culture, food and drink after your day's walking. Conversely, tours like our 12-night Following St James' Way holiday will feature lots of long stretches through countryside - perfect for a contemplative and nature-filled trip.

Make sure to check out each listing's 'Excellent for' ratings, too - showing you whether a holiday is good for flora and fauna, birdwatching or art and history, for instance.

It's also key to keep in mind the tour's activity level. This stretches from one to four, with one being great for relaxing, low-exertion walking, and four for demanding walks that require a much higher level of fitness.

What should I wear on a walking holiday in Spain?

When heading on your walking holiday in Spain, it's important you bring along essential kit:

  • Walking boots or shoes - Arguably the most important bit of kit is your boots or shoes (shoes for level-one activity trips, boots for level two and above). Your boots should be comfortable and made from tough leather or fabric with a waterproof layer. If they're leather, it can be a clever idea to break them in a little before you embark.
  • A day pack - A small, lightweight backpack is a great choice when walking in Spain, letting you hold water, maps, snacks and other knick-knacks while you explore away from your main luggage.
  • Breathable clothing - Whether it's summer or winter, walking holidays are active, so you'll want to bring breathable, wicking fabrics.
  • Protective clothing - For summer, bring a lightweight waterproof outer layer in case it rains. Winter, quality thermal base layers, and a wind and waterproof outer layer, and don't forget a hat, gloves, and good socks for your extremities either!

What should I pack for a walking holiday in Spain?

As well as the list in the prior section, we advise bringing:

  • First aid - If you are heading on a self-guided walkingholiday, a first aid kit can be helpful in bandaging any scrapes or healing hurt feet.
  • Sunblock - Spain gets plenty of sun throughout the year, so be sure to bring sun protection according to your skin type.
  • Personal essentials - Make sure to pack essentials according to your interests, like your camera or bird identification books.

Why should I choose a walking holiday in Spain?

A walking holiday in Spain is a perfect choice if you want to see less-frequented areas of the country - natural, historical and often traditional places that take you away from the mass tourism hotspots.

On a walking holiday, you can take in villages, views and all the other interesting things that you'll come across at your own pace. Whether you're travelling solo or as a group, self-guided or with other travellers, you'll be certain to learn plenty about your destination - including lots that you're unlikely to find in a guidebook.

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 our customers.

If you'd like to walk in places like the Canary Islands over the winter, you can. While if you'd prefer to spend your summer in Spain, we also offer trips across popular locations like Catalunya and Andalucia.

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

All our Spanish walking holidays include transport between your hotels and airports in addition to the transfer of all your luggage between the various places you stay at throughout your trip. 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 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 changes in elevation encountered. On each holiday page, we have also assigned an activity rating level from one to four, one being easiest.

Will Headwater arrange travel to and from Spain?

Travel to and from Spain comes as part of every 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, as well as upgrades if you are looking for a more luxury experience.

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.

Why choose Headwater's Spanish walking holidays?

We have helped travellers to traverse the most awe-inspiring areas of Spain for decades. With over 35 years' experience, we know what makes an unforgettable walking holiday: amazing routes, excellent accommodation, in-depth local know-how, and flexibility to help you to make your trip your own.

  • Award-winning holidays - Our tours have received plenty of nods from our industry. We've won top accolades including Best for Central & Western Europe, UK Short Breaks, and Culinary & Wine Holidays from the British Travel Awards.

  • Sustainable tourism - We care that our Spanish walking holidays actively benefit the environment rather than simply offsetting their carbon footprint. That's why we're on track to be Nature Net Positive. And that's not all - check out our People, Places and Planet Plan and learn how we aim to protect communities and nature with sustainable tourism.

  • Top accommodation - All our hotels are checked and researched before we add them to our itineraries. They're often one-of-a-kind places, and almost always owned and operated by locals in the community.

  • Great cuisine - Many of our Spanish walking holidays take you through villages and towns where you can sample the best of the country's cuisine - don't be afraid to ask for recommendations from your guide! And if you choose bed and breakfast or half board, you can be sure of a selection of delectable dishes where you stay.

  • Travel flexible - Adapt travel methods, connections, classes and more when you book your trip, letting you make your trip suit your schedule.