Spain is an extremely popular tourist destination for Brits with a whopping 16.5 million heading there in 2022. While you may flock to the famous strips, beaches or famous landmarks traditionally, you may be missing out on one of the best things about Spain: the walking trails.
This European country has some of the most incredible walks on the entire continent and will let you see a whole new side to Spain. These walking sites vary in difficulty, so you won’t have to miss out if you’re someone that rarely goes on walks.
If a walking tour in Spain seems like the ideal holiday for you, then our comprehensive guide below is your starting point for planning the trip. Choose from the following walking trails and you should have a wonderful experience when you head there.
The Pyrenees act as a natural border between France and Spain and consist of countless walking trails. Along the way, you’ll have stunning views for miles as you navigate these remote mountains in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, one of Spain’s oldest parks!
This trail can be on the trickier side, so you can either take them on by yourself if you’re a pro or book a Spanish walking tour with a knowledgeable guide to take you along the way.
Camino de Santiago
This is one of the most iconic walks in Spain and is famed for being a traditional pilgrimage trail. Completing it is said to offer a spiritual feeling and a huge sense of achievement, which is why roughly 440,000 people took it on and completed it last year.
Walking trails along this route can be a challenge for some but for the most part can be navigated without too many issues when you plan properly.
Head to the Spanish countryside surrounding cultural capitals like Seville, Cordoba and Granada as you travel across the beautiful untouched mountain ranges in the sun. This trail is known to be of medium difficulty with some areas proving more difficult than others. However, overall the ground is gentle and there are marked paths, so you shouldn’t veer off course if you’re taking it on without a guide.
Whichever walk you decide to go on, you’re in for a treat. These are located in some of Spain’s most scenic locations and we’re certain you’ll be back for more once you complete your first walking tour in this amazing country.