The most beautiful hiking regions in Spain
Dancing the flamenco, eating tapas & active hiking holidays
When thinking about Spain, many holidaymakers automatically think of the Mediterranean paradises of the Balearic and Canary Islands, or the famous metropolises like Barcelona or Madrid. But this country has much more to offer its visitors. Spain – a country full of contrast – forms a mosaic of multifaceted culture, fiery flamenco, regionally varied cuisine and the perfect destination for active holidaymakers. There’s a reason why the country has around 44 UNESCO listed sites – and one of the world’s wealthiest countries in terms of extraordinary natural heritage and history
Five islands make up the Balearics – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera. The beautiful island Mallorca is a popular travel destination for holidaymakers worldwide. No wonder, because the island in the Mediterranean offers countless fabulous sights, which always tempt you to return. You will always find this unique Mediterranean flair: Whether during the hiking holiday Mallorca Finca-Walking with Charm, the mountain hiking holiday Mallorca - Along the GR221, the hiking tour Mallorca - Trans Tramuntana, during the hiking holiday Mallorca‘s West Coast with Charm, while taking a break on paradisiacal sandy beaches or during a fabulous traditional meal. The neighbouring island of Menorca is a bit more tranquil, but this does not detract from its beauty. The ‘Camí de Cavalls’ long-distance hiking trail is a delight for the soul and the eye: Lonely bays, pristine sandy beaches and breathtaking cliffs – Menorca is a true active travel paradise. Mallorca and Menorca – the perfect diverse holiday destinations for a hiking tour!
When we are speaking of multi-faceted locations, the seven main Canary Islands – also known as the ‘Islas Canarias’ - reflect exactly this. Located in the eastern central Atlantic, the island paradises offer an almost limitless variety: From wonderful white to fine black sandy beaches, flat to rugged coastlines, quiet to busy villages and cities, as well as unique hiking paths and pilgrimage routes. Active and hiking holidaymakers as well as those looking for peace and tranquillity, as well as sun worshippers will find their very own holiday paradise on Tenerife, Lanzarote, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera or La Palma – all islands with volcanic origin.
Coastal hiking in Spain
Hikes along beautiful coastal regions have something special about them. Not only is the active holidaymaker always accompanied by a fresh sea breeze – they also have an experience that brings both the mind and body into harmony. On our hiking tour Basque Country & Atlantic Coast from Zumaia to Bilbao in northern Spain, you will discover beautiful natural landscapes, historical and cultural hotspots, and enjoy the fantastic regional cuisine – always accompanied by the rushing Atlantic. At the end of the trip, a great highlight awaits in the capital Bilbao – a visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum. What a journey!
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Out and about in the mainland Spain: The heart of the country offers active travellers an impressive range of hiking opportunities. During our hiking holiday the Heart of Catalonia active holidaymakers experience spectacular views all the way to the coast. And who hasn’t heard of it – the famous Way of St. James, also called the ‘Camino Francès’. This pilgrimage route contributes significantly to the history and culture of the country – and since 1993 it has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikers discover the north of the country in a very special way over 800 kilometres. And there is enough time for rest and relaxation. Our Eurohike tour on the Camino de Santiago "Camino Francés", 8 days will take you eight days over around 100 kilometres along the last stage of the pilgrimage route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, where you will receive your personal pilgrimage certificate. Are you ready for a special and perhaps a spiritual active holiday?
The most beautiful hiking regions in Spain
Climate: 365 days of active holidays
The climate in Spain is as diverse as the country itself. But for a Eurohike hiking tour the climatic conditions offer wonderfully pleasant temperatures all year round. And did you know that the climate in the Canary Islands – especially Tenerife – is one of the healthiest global climates? On our hiking tours through the interior or the Balearic or Canary Islands, you can find this out for yourself and do something good for your body and mind. Hiking tours, active holidays and experiences in beautiful natural landscapes – Spain offers the perfect conditions for a successful holiday.
Culture: Among Spaniards
No hustle and bustle: The everyday life of the Spanish population perfectly reflects the Mediterranean way of life. In this way, appointments are a bit more flexible, people take time to chat and as fiery as some may seem, they begin the day so cosily. After a hard day of work, an important focus is on relaxation and enjoyment – of course with family, because this is the top priority for Spaniards. And even though there are numerous differences in ethnic groups and cultures in the country, all Spaniards share one nice quality: A warm, sociable and hospitable disposition. And what would Spain be without its characteristic symbols and traditions that are firmly connected to the country: This includes the famous art form and one of the most important cultural assets – flamenco, a combination of music and dance from Andalusia.
Questions and answers about hiking holidays in Spain
Spain is home to a total of 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of these, 43 sites are World Heritage sites and four sites are World Natural Heritage sites. These include, for example, the old town of Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, the biological diversity and culture on the island of Ibiza, the Teide National Park, the Serra de Tramuntana cultural landscape on Mallorca and many more.
The culinary diversity in Spain is great. The regional dishes are always prepared with lots of fresh vegetables, meat or ham, fish or seafood, regional cheese and olive oil. The regional wines round off the Spanish meals. Be sure to try one of the following specialties during your hiking holiday:
- Jamón Ibérico (Spanish ham)
- Pimientos de Padrón (small fried peppers)
- Calamares or Pulpo (Grilled Squid or boiled Octopus)
- Gambas Al Ajillo (prawns in garlic oil)
- Patatas bravas (crispy fried potatoes)
- The magnificent green and black olives
- The regional cheeses such as the manchego cheese
- Empanadas (stuffed dumplings)
Depending on the region, the hiking paths in Spain lead you through the wonderful natural areas with wonderful views and offer a lot of sights off the route. Discover the island's capital Palma de Mallorca while hiking in Mallorca or enjoy the tranquility while hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana. Experience a year-round hiking pleasure on the Canary Islands. Explore the Teide, the highest mountain on the island, while hiking on Tenerife, experience the idyllic hiking areas on El Hierro, the westernmost of the Canaries, or march step by step along the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela.
Best-selling hiking tours in Spain
Therefore hiking holidays with Eurohike benefits that convince
Perfectly organized hiking tours
In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.
Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists
Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.
Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions
All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.
Accommodations with feel-good factor
After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.
Hiking without luggage
With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!
Personal on-site support
Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.
Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App
We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.