Galicia walking trips

Looking for an idyllic location for your walking holiday? Then look no further than Galicia in the northwest of Spain. The region is home to many famous walking trails, including one of the most popular in Europe, the Camino de Santiago. Alongside wonderful walking trails, you'll find monuments and tourist attractions such as the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Tower of Hercules, and As Catedrais beach - considered to be one of the best beaches in the area.



Camino De Santiago

The famous Camino de Santiago, also known as St James' Way and the French Way, is a wonderful 500 miles trail which has been walked by pilgrims for over 1000 years. For most pilgrims, the Camino de Santiago ends at the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela - reputedly the final resting place of St. James the Apostle, although a further few days of walking takes the pilgrim to 'the end of the earth' at Finisterre with its downward pointing scallop shell signifying the actual ending, and where pilgrims once burned their boots.

With so many wonderful walking trips in Galicia, we've handpicked some of the best for you to choose from below. Simply tap 'View Holiday' to learn more. To refine your search, use the panel above to select the activity type, country, departure months, etc. We'll help you get closer to spectacular locations across the globe with activity holidays like walking tours in Galicia, so find the one you want today.

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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
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • 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

  • 3 Reviews
  • 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
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

Frequently asked questions

What is the famous walking trail in Spain?

The Camino de Santiago is probably the most famous walking trail in Spain and is known worldwide as a pilgrimage route. This walking tour in Galicia spans 500 miles and is one of the most spiritual walks in Europe. That's just one of the reasons why more than 300,000 people take it on every year!

Why is Galicia popular?

Galicia sits in northwest Spain and has a coastline on the Atlantic and the Cantabrian Sea. Our customers love coming here for the vast landscapes that make walking tours in Galicia an unforgettable experience. Here, you'll find anything from verdant forests to wild beaches, which makes exploring this charming part of Spain so rewarding.

What is the spiritual walk in Spain?

Spain's spiritual walk is the Camino de Santiago. Its English translation is 'Way of St. James' and pilgrims and walkers have travelled the 500-mile route since the Middle Ages. The whole route would take around a month, but there are shorter itineraries - such as the 11 days from Leon to Santiago. However far you journey, Camino de Santiago offers a real sense of accomplishment for any adventurer looking for a walking holiday in Galicia.

Where to go walking in Galicia?

With so much interesting terrain to explore in this region of Spain, there are plenty of wonderful walking tours in Galicia for you to take on. These pass through beautiful towns and provide scenic routes all the way too. We've handpicked some of the best ones such as:

What to pack for a walking holiday in Galicia?

  • Most of the walking holidays in Galicia take place between March and October each year. This means the weather can be quite dry and hot, so you'll need to pack accordingly. Some of the most important things to bring include:

    • SPF and other sun protection products
    • Hats
    • Sunglasses
    • Sturdy walking boots
    • Water bottle
    • Loose clothing
    • First-aid kit

What to wear on a walking holiday in Galicia?

If you're walking in Galicia, then wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing is a must. Holidays in the summer months require a hat, sunglasses, sturdy walking boots, and loose-fitting, breathable clothing.

Where to stay in Galicia for a walking holiday?

There are hotels in most of the towns that you'll pass through on Galicia walking tours. If you book a holiday with us, however, we can arrange all your hotels for hassle-free travel. These will be handpicked based on our five-step approval process to ensure they're a great fit so you can wind down after a long day of walking.

Why choose a walking tour in Galicia by Headwater?

Choose a walking trip in Galicia and immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful regions in Spain. Here at Headwater, we've got nearly 40 years of experience crafting wonderful itineraries, so trust us to provide you with an unforgettable trip. Enjoy our secure booking process when you plan your next adventure today.

Satisfied customers – With a 4.6 Feefo rating, we have a track record of delivering great walking holidays to our customers.

Wonderful locations across the globe – Each location has been hand-picked through our five-step approval process to ensure we deliver you memorable walking tours. We also provide hotels with hosts who will look after you during your stay.

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We'll arrange your flights – From taking off to coming home, we'll take care of your entire Galicia walking holiday and that includes booking your flights too.

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