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A land of marvellous nature and astounding contrasts, Spain has made remarkable progress over the past decades in developing hiking trails and facilities. All thanks to the efforts of the Federación Española de Alpinismo (Spanish Mountain Federation) and its many regional branches.

The Spanish Pyrenees are probably the best known hiking area, with the GR11 running all the way across from west to east, parallel to the French GR10. The most beautiful parts of the Pyrenees are protected, like Aigüestortes and Ordesa, and these can get very busy in summer. Another popular hiking area are the Picos de Europa, a limestone massif west of the Pyrenees. The rest of the Cantabrian mountain range, which runs al the way to the northwestern tip of Spain, is much less known. It is a relatively green area and a popular holiday destination for the Spanish themselves. Other mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada, are hiking areas of old. Recent hiking tourism has resulted in the opening up of extraordinary landscapes, like the Extremadura on the border with Portugal which is well-known for its vultures and birds of prey, and of course Andalucia in the south.

Who hasn't heard of Camino de Santiago, the pilgrims' trail to Santiago de Compostela, which exerts an inexplicable attraction on hordes of people?! But there is much more and better too. Nowadays there are more than one hundred long distance trails in Spain. Like in France, these are called GR (Sendero de Gran Recorrido) and marked in red and white. Not surprisingly the "Topoguias" look the same as those of their northern neighbours.

Shorter hiking trails are marked in green and white (Sendero Local) or yellow and white (Sendero de Pequeño Recorrido).

Lastly there are several islands that deserve attention: the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands offer fantastic hiking opportunities. Some long distance footpaths have been established here.

Bewertungen

Bewertung 8.7 | 3 Bewertungen | Nr. 4 in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Bewertung 9
  • Positiv Great landscapes all around, never too far from towns if necessary. Slightly off the beaten path, Sanabria is quite nice.
  • pc22
  • Bewertung 9
  • Positiv I have walked across Spain twice now and also walked in the Picos mountains, the Cannary islands and across the mountains of Mallorca. The weather seems to be mostly amazing, great diversity of wildlife....in the main the people are friendly and usually relaxed....The Picos mountains in particular were sublime
  • Tanja Laitila
  • Bewertung 8
  • Positiv Good weather all year round, small rural roads and tracks all over to choose and build your own hike with a bit of imagination and liking to adventure.
  • Negativ Angry dogs loose around rural areas.
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Way of St James - Spain
  • Guidebook to walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route, or Way of St James. A 778km trek through northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela and onto Finisterre on the Galician coast. The camino usually takes between 4 and 5 weeks to hike. Guide to the Frances route, with maps and accommodation details. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2003
  • Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica
  • A guide to walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range in northern Spain. This guidebook describes 60 routes spread throughout the area from selected valley bases with easy access. All the routes are circular and can be done in a day. In difficulty they vary from straightforward, half-day outings to strenuous, full-day ascents. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2003
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2003
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica - Noord Spanje | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica is a mountaineering guide to one of Spain’s premier ranges, and includes detailed descriptions for 60 routes spread around the whole of this magnificent... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Footsteps Through the City of Malaga | Footsteps guides |
  • Stadswandelgidsje met veel leuke wetenswaardigheden, historische anecdotes en illustraties. Part One provides simple directions to guide you along a circular walking route, linking key city features: making the ‘journey between’ as important a part of your visit as the key-note attractions. And alongside the fool-proof route directions, in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wandelvakantie in Cómpeta - Andalusie | Joost Schepel |
  • De Sierras de Almijara y de Tejeda zijn bergketens met indrukwekkende toppen tot tegen de 2000 meter. Het ligt ten noordoosten van Malaga. In 1998 heeft Andalusië hier een gebied zo groot als de halve provincie Utrecht tot beschermd natuurgebied verklaard. Je kunt hier dagen wandelen zonder iemand tegen te komen. Het witte bergdorp Cómpeta;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Merian Live De mooiste wandelingen in Barcelona | Deltas |
  • 10 volledig uitgestippelde wandelingen door het heden en verleden van de Catalaanse hoofdstad 10 wandelingen langs historische plaatsen en moderne bezienswaardigheden Gedetailleerde beschrijvingen van de wandelroutes Tips voor restaurants, tapasbars en cafés om onderweg even op adem te komen Praktische informatie om wegwijs te raken in de... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
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eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • The Mountains of Nerja
  • Guidebook to the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama mountains in the Spanish region of Axarquía. The 24 day walks are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol. Routes range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs. The mountains are largely limestone, with some summits reaching over 2000m. Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Nerja | Cicerone | Jim Ryan
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van een gerenommeerde Engelse uitgever. De tochten zijn met zorg beschreven en voorzien van allerhande nuttige informatie. A guidebook to 24 graded day walks in the mountains of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama in the region of Axarquia. All routes are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Velez-Malaga on... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • The Mountains of Nerja: Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama
  • Guide to walking in the compact but action-packed mountain ranges just north of the seaside town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol, in southern Spain, less than an hour`s drive from Malaga airport. The ranges that make up the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama National Park contain 50 summits of Munros status, as well as lots of wilderness areas... Read more
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Karten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Axarquia tour and trail | Discovery Walking Guides |
  • Goede wandelkaart van de omgeving Nerja - Competa in het binnenland. Large 40,000 scale double sided topographical map specifically designed for car drivers and walkers exploring the Costa del Sol's premiere mountain landscapes. Size 840mm by 720mm flat folded to 240mm high by 120mm wide, includes generous overlap between sides to reduce 'map... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 8 Reino de los Mallos | Editorial Pireneo |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Este mapa incluye los siguientes puntos de interés: Sierras de Gratal, Caballera, Lobarre, Agüero; Santo Domingo, La Peña; Ayerbe, Bolea, Loarre, Riglos, Villalangua, Longás;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parque Regional Sierra Espuna | Editorial Piolet |
  • Barrancos de Gebas - La Muela Uitstekende wandelkaart van een klein gebied. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en hoogtelijnen. Excellent 1:25.000 scale map of the area of Regional Park Sierra Espuna in Murcia. Includes local signaling pathways, GR, PR, Nordik Walking tour and most characteristic areas of diving. Equidistance between contours 10 m. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 05 Luchon | Rando Editions |
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart met veel toeristische informatie en bijzonder gedetailleerd. Wandelroute en hutten / campings zijn ingetekend, met hoogtelijnen. Andere dorpen op deze kaart: Col d'Aspin - Barbazan - Aspet - le Pla d'Adet - St. Lary Soulan - Val Louran - Col de Peyresourde - Bagnères de Luchon (Frankrijk - Pyreneeen). Carte topographique... Read more
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  • IGN, France
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eBooks.de
Germany
IGN
France
  • N°5 Luchon
  • Itinéraires de rando, infos culturelles, touristiques et sportives, gîtes, refuges : toutes ces infos sont disponibles sur cette carte à cheval sur France et Espagne. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Vall de Barraves - Roborca | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parque Natural Sierra de Castril | Editorial Piolet |
  • Goede wandelkaart met hoogtelijnen en ingetekende wandelroutes van het Parque Natural Sierra de Castril in het zuidoosten van Spanje. Mapa de excursionismo del Parque Natural "Sierra de Castril"; situado en el extremo noroccidental de la provincia de Granada y colinda por el norte y el oeste con los abruptos relieves de las sierras prebéticas... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser | Alpina |
  • Op de topografische wandelkaart (2 kaaten in een set) worden o.a. berghutten, campings aangeduid en hoogtelijnen, ingetekende wandelroutes en de GR paden (doorgaande langeafstandswandelpaden). De kaart is inclusief een Spaans boekje met extra informatie over aanwezige voorzieningen en enkele routes. (wandelen in de Pyreneeën) La recent creació... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Serralada de Marina | Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaans - Catalaanse kust, net ten noorden van Barcelona. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Montserrat | Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen / Catalonie. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Macizo de Revolcadores | Editorial Piolet |
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart van een klein gebied. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en hoogtelijnen. Excellent 1:20.000 scale map of the area of Macizo de Revolcadores in Murcia. Includes local signaling pathways, GR, PR, Nordik Walking tour and most characteristic areas of diving. Equidistance between contours 10 m. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 08 Cerdagne Capcir | Rando Editions |
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart met veel toeristische informatie en bijzonder gedetailleerd. Wandelroute en hutten / campings zijn ingetekend, met hoogtelijnen. Andere dorpen op deze kaart: Ax les Thermes - Massif de l'Aston - Canillo - Soldeu - Mérens les Vals - Porté Puymorens - Mijanès - Puyvalador - Olette - Mont Louis - Font Romeu - Núria -... Read more
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IGN
France
  • N°8 Cerdagne-Capcir
  • Itinéraires de rando, infos culturelles, touristiques et sportives, gîtes, refuges : toutes ces infos sont disponibles sur cette carte à cheval sur France et Espagne. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Puigmal - Vall de Nuria - Ulldeter | Editorial Alpina |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van Andorra. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport information. An excellent... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart El Montgo Parc Natural | Editorial Piolet |
  • Gedetailleerde waterproof topografische wandelkaart met ingetekende wandelroutes voor Serra i el Parc Natural del Montgó en omgeving in Valencia Deze gedetailleerde wandelkaart laat zien waar de diverse wandelroutes zijn, waar u hutten kunt vinden, en historisch interessante locaties in het gebied. Deze kaart kan in combinatie met GPS worden... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1: Lisbon to Santarém Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The first stage of the Camino Portugués - Lisbon to Santarém. This first stage of the Camino Portugués is relatively flat and easy going apart from the short climb up to Santarém at the very end of the section. Starting off in the vibrant city of Lisbon you walk north and eventually escape the urban sprawl to arrive in the ‘Garden of Portugal.’... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Trails of La Palma: La Isla Bonita
  • A self-guided walking tour exploring the wild north and volcanic central belt of La Palma, Canary Islands. La Palma is known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ for good reason; this beautiful isle is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, filled with deep gorges, laurel forests, dramatic cliffs and coastline. You can easily explore all of this thanks to La Palma’s... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon Self Guided Walking Tour
  • This section runs from Burgos to the wonderful city of Leon. Walk from the medieval city of Burgos to the beautiful city of Leon on the third stage of the Camino. Crop field dominate the landscape on the first part of this stage and there are not many trees in view. The river Pisuerga brings you in to Palencia and into the Tierra de Campos... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino del Norte Stage 3 Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the third stage of the Camino del Norte, from Santander to Gijón. Wak the third stage of the Camino del Norte from Santander to Gijon. Walking along wild Cantabrian coastline from Santander takes you through some lovely little fishing villages. The coastline is stunning with quiet beaches and bursting with bird and sea life. You will... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Las Alpujarras Escape
  • Single centre walking and activity holiday based in the Las Alpujarras. Recharge your batteries on this week-long stay at the authentic and stylish 800-year old Casa Rural Las Chimeneas in Andalucia - the perfect base to unwind and explore the secluded green valleys and tranquil villages of Las Alpujarras in Southern Spain. Explore on foot or... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca Coast & Mountain Trails
  • A self guided walking holiday on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Based in three of the island’s most attractive villages and towns— Fornalutx, Soller and Valldemossa— enjoy flexible walking with plenty of time for long lunches of tapas and wine. Exploring the pretty villages and beautiful coastline of northwest Mallorca this is a relaxed... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 2: Santarém to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk from the gothic city of Santarém through to the beautiful University town of Coimbra. The second stage of the Camino Portugués starts off with a day of relatively flat walking, but you are soon out amongst the rolling hills as the week progresses. This section has three of the most amazing cities on the trip, the gothic Santarém, the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 4 - Leon to O'Cebreiro Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 4 of the Camino de Santiago takes you from the wonderful city of Leon to the quaint village of O'Cebriero. Walk from the beautiful city of Leon to O'Cebreiro on the Camino Frances. As you leave the plateau of Leon you will see the mountains up ahead as you head to Astorga. This part of the countryside is characterised by broom, heather,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 1 & 2 - St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Burgos
  • A 14 day & 13 night stage 1 & 2 St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Burgos self guided walking holiday. Walk the first two stages of the Camino from St Jean Pied de Port, which straddles the French and Spanish border, to the medieval city of Burgos. Crossing the Pyrenees your first day will undoubtably be the toughest day of the whole Camino. The steep... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Seville & The Sierra de Aracena
  • A city break and self-guided walking tour in Andalusia. A relaxing walking tour in the stunning Sierra National Park combined with a city break in delightful Seville. Spend two days in the exciting capital of Andalusia, exploring, shopping and sampling the delicious local cuisine. Then head into the countryside to relax and unwind in the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 3: Coimbra to Porto Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This section takes you to Coimbra and up to the northern capital of Porto. This section takes you from Coimbra up to the northern capital of Porto. During the course of the week you will walk through vineyards, valleys and woodlands as you head out towards the Atlantic coast before swinging round into the beautiful UNESCO city of Porto, where... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Las Alpujarras
  • A self-guided inn-to-inn circuit from/to Granada through the villages of Las Alpujarras. The mountains of Las Alpujarras beg to be explored on foot; walk between picturesque white-washed villages set against the impressive backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. Your Andalucian adventure starts and ends in lovely Granada, home to the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Finisterre
  • Walking from Santiago to the Atlantic Coast. Finisterre translates as the “end of the world” and for many pilgrims they feel that their journey is only complete when they can walk no more— hence the walk from Santiago to Finisterre on the Atlantic Coast. Starting from the magnificent cathedral in Santiago, walk through the Galician countryside... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Picos de Europa Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking in the beautiful Picos de Europa mountains in Northern Spain. The Picos de Europa is one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Spain and a superb environment for walking. This self guided holiday will take you through jagged limestone mountains providing magnificent scenery and harbouring a rich variety of flora, fauna... Read more
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  • Pete Mathers 2016-04-23 22:20:08
  • Walking the coast from Gibraltar to France
  • Hi. I'm planning to walk the coast of Spain from Gibraltar up into France. It's actually part of a larger project to walk the whole north coast of the Mediterranean. I hope to set off around Easter next year. I'm in the very early stages of planning my route at the moment and would be very grateful for any advice or suggestions for paths to take.

    At the start, for example, I'm thinking of heading up from Gibraltar to the GR7 and following that east for a bit then dropping down to Malaga. Or following the Great Malaga Path (GR249 - which doesn't seem to be no this site) and the GR92. Does anyone know if the Great Malaga Path is actually finished yet? And what it's like? Basically I'd love to hear from anyone who has walked the coast of Spain or part of it, who can recommend paths to take.
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  • david mazzei 2015-04-28 00:34:52
  • New Walker
  • Hi, I will be visiting Spain/Portugal in Oct from Vancouver. I am looking to do my first European Walk and thinking Southern Spain or Portugal . Being first time and going solo I'm looking for a moderate hike for a week or two. I want to be able to enjoy nature as well as the local culture. I would appreciate any suggestions.
    Thank you Dave
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