There are few feelings as exhilarating as getting right off the beaten track, out into wild, wide open spaces, and taking in lungful’s of fresh, clean air on walking holidays that could take you to some of the most spectacular locations in the world. Whether it’s exploring magical coastal cliffs, rugged mountainous interiors, or idyllic riverside rambles, the most essential feeling is that of escaping the crowds, finding hidden trails thanks to your local guides, and simply soaking up the landscape.

Our walking holidays in Spain get you in touch with the beautiful landscape of the this hugely varied country. Explore once-in-a-lifetime routes through the stunning Spanish Pyrenees, or head to the characterful islands of Menorca, Mallorca and Ibiza, discovering offbeat experiences and locally known trails along the way.

Hiking adventures in Spain

Walking and hiking are an absolutely essential way of getting truly in touch with a landscape, and the only real way to get yourself truly off the beaten track, and far from the crowds. It’s a wonderful way to really experience a destination, and this is as true in Spain as it is anywhere.

And walking holidays in Spain are about so much more than gold-sand beaches and scrubby hillsides, even if you do have them in abundance. Whether you’re venturing on a hike into the lush valleys, soaring mountains and imposing massifs of the Pyrenees, or into the atmospheric hillsides near Seville, there’s always a picturesque town and a traditional tavern to rest your feet at the end of the day.

Hiking in Spain represents a chance to see the things that most tourists don’t, ancient monasteries clinging to rocky mountainsides, isolated fishing villages that cling onto generations-old traditions, hidden misty coves that are known only to the locals.

A walking or hiking holiday in Spain is about finding these hidden gems, these off the beaten track locations, and with a local guide, passionate about their home and the trails that wind through the hills, you’ll be sure to find the very best locations and the most thrilling walks.

You can relax and soak up the scenery, let go of worrying about directions or places to stay, and simply drink in the experience of exploration.

Where to experience walking holidays in Spain

Head to the islands of the Mediterranean for walking holidays in Menorca, Mallorca and Ibiza, where you’ll get far from the tourist trail to explore beautiful pine forests, fresh, clear streams and rugged mountain interiors, as well as abandoned beaches and dramatic headlands all surrounded by azure blue waters.

Alternatively, head out of Seville and experience the non-touristy countryside, where you’ll discover stunning villages perched on craggy hillsides and amazing panoramic views.

Of course, then there’s the majesty of the Spanish Pyrenees, where jaw-dropping, snow-capped mountains run down into fertile valleys and mountain villages dot the hiking trails.

Wherever you head for your walking holiday in Spain, one thing is guaranteed, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime.

Who are our Spanish walking holiday guests?

Experienced hikers, people looking for a way to get in touch with the landscape, and those who just fancy getting out into the fresh air; absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome on our Spanish walking holidays.

Your guides will be experts in judging the lengths and difficulties of each hike, and the experience will be totally tailored to you, so that you can simply relax and enjoy the feeling of getting your legs pumping, filling your lungs with fresh, clean air, and discovering the hidden gems far from the tourist trail.

All you need to bring is lots of energy, a willingness to discover new things and a love for the outdoors. Sound like you?

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Spain, from the wild coastlines of Tenerife, all the way to the mountains and forests of the Spanish Pyrenees. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Spain means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.