Spain

Description

Asturias - by VITI Pisapraos

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.

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain North-West Hiking Trails Map Spain North-East
Hiking Trails Map Spain Sourth-West Hiking Trails Map Spain Sourth-East

Trails

Regions

States

Mountains

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour and Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee against splitting or falling apart, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the region into West and East sections with a generous overlap, produces double sided map... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Costa de Sol - Axarquia | Discovery Walking
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee against splitting or falling apart, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the region into West and East sections with a generous overlap, produces double sided map... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • A Sister In My House
  • Maria and Emma have not seen each other since their mother`s funeral two years before. Now, Emma has come to visit Maria at her house in Spain, and her presence is an unsettling intrusion on Maria`s quiet and solitary life. Over six days in the seaside town together, the sisters cautiously sink into conversations recounting the years of their... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gibraltar Historic Walking Guides
  • A collection of guided walks which take in the history of Gibraltar, along with useful general travel information.The Rock of History on the edge of Europe Across the border from Spain, the tiny British colony of Gibraltar is packed full of history dating back to the days the very earth rose out of the sea to form the iconic Rock.For the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • DK Eyewitness `Back Roads` Spain
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads: Spain is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lonely Planet Bilbao and San Sebastian Pocket Guide
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Bilbao and San Sebastian offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Gawk at the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, soak in the history at Guernica and explore the perfect city beach.Written and researched by a team of experts, this book is... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Owl Sense
  • A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKLonglisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018The owl has captivated the human imagination for millennia; as a predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. Owl Sense tells a new story. On `owl walks` with her teenage son, Benji, Miriam Darlington begins a quest to identify every European... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Outlaws
  • In the late 1970s, as Spain was adrift between the death of Franco and the rebirth of democracy, people were moving from the poor south to the cities of the north in search of a better life. But the work, when there was any, was poorly paid and the housing squalid. Out of this world of limited opportunities a generation of delinquents arose... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • time to momo - Barcelona
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Barcelona-gids! Jij gaat Barcelona ontdekken! Natuurlijk wil je Gaudi's bouwwerken bewonderen en kunst kijken in het Picassomuseum of het MACBA. Maar ook échte tapas eten, winkelen waar de locals dat doen, slenteren door de oude straten van de middeleeuwse binnenstad en uitwaaien op het strand. Sla ook de... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • time to momo - Barcelona
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Barcelona-gids! Jij gaat Barcelona ontdekken! Natuurlijk wil je Gaudi's bouwwerken bewonderen en kunst kijken in het Picassomuseum of het MACBA. Maar ook échte tapas eten, winkelen waar de locals dat doen, slenteren door de oude straten van de middeleeuwse binnenstad en uitwaaien op het strand. Sla ook de... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet Spain
  • Ascend the lofty La Sagrada Familia, then track down Gaudi's superb, lesser-known worksRow vigorously over the lake at Madrid's Parque del Buen RetiroRelax with Basque tapas and white wine in the bars of San Sebastian's Parte ViejaWander home to your casa rural as night falls and silence envelops the narrow village streetsIn This Guide:Nine... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lonely Planet Spain
  • Ascend the lofty La Sagrada Familia, then track down Gaudi's superb, lesser-known worksRow vigorously over the lake at Madrid's Parque del Buen RetiroRelax with Basque tapas and white wine in the bars of San Sebastian's Parte ViejaWander home to your casa rural as night falls and silence envelops the narrow village streetsIn This Guide:Nine... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Barcelona | National Geographic
  • See the best of Barcelona with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 15 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Catalonië - Barcelona | Lannoo
  • De serie Groene Gidsen van Michelin is een beproefde en betrouwbare reisgidsenreeks. Of u nu lekker lang op vakantie gaat of er zomaar even tussenuit trekt, de Groene Gids wijst u de weg naar alle bijzonderheden die uw reisbestemming te bieden heeft op een boeiende, grondige en praktische manier. Een handige sterrenbeoordeling vertelt u wat de... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Garrotxa - Zona Volcanica Editorial Alpina
  • Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park near Olot in the Catalan Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS-compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editoral Alpina, highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, etc, plus a booklet with 26 pages in English providing descriptions of 11 recommended local walks, etc.The map has contours at 10m intervals with relief... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 49 Garrotxa, zona volcanica | Editorial Alpina
  • Goede wandelkaart van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed uitkomen. Wandelroutes zijn ingetekend en de GR paden (doorgaande wandelpaden) zijn weergegeven met een teken of nummer. Met UTM grid Book Language: Catalan, Spanish, English •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cap de Creus Park Natural Editorial Alpina
  • Cap de Creus Natural Park on the Costa Brava at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, plus a booklet which includes English language descriptions several recommended hiking trails, accommodation details, etc.Topography is presented by contours at10m intervals with relief shading and plenty of spot heights, plus... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Casablanquilla CNIG Topo 1038-4
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Loja CNIG Topographic Map 1025-I
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adra CNIG Topographic Map 1057-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cabo de Santa Pola CNIG Topographic Map 894-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • L`Ardenya - Massis de Cadiretes
  • L`Ardenya - Massis de Cadiretes area at 1:25,000 in a series of GPS compatible maps from Editorial Piolet with cartography based on Spain’s civilian topographic survey overprinted with hiking routes and other tourist information. The map covers the hinterland beyond the Costa Brava resorts of Platja d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Caynet de Mar,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gibraleon CNIG Topographic Map 981-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Medina de Pomar CNIG Topo 110
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Urcal CNIG Topographic Map 996-II
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Granada NorteCNIG Topographic Map 1009-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dos Hermanas CNIG Topographic Map 1002-II
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Far de Roses CNIG Topographic Map 259-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Girona CNIG Topo 334
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • El Abalario CNIG Topographic Map 1017-II
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Full Walk: Lisbon to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The full 611km of the Camino Portugués pilgrimage. Walk the full Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, and enjoy a less travelled side of Portugal, but one which is no less inspiring and rich in cultural and architectural heritage. From the smells of cooking from the Churrascaria, the swell of emotion from your first sight of... 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 Portugués: Stage 4: Porto to Tui Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This stage crosses the border from Portugal to Spain across the Minho river. On this trip you cross the border from Portugal into Spain when crossing the international bridge over the Minho river. During the course of the trip you will pass through a variety of landscapes, from the urban sprawl of Porto to rolling green hills and stretches of... 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 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 Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago - 8 Days
  • Walk the last 100km of the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela over 6 walking days. Walk the classic final stage of the Camino de Santiago, covering the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago over six walking days. This breaks up the longest day (usually 28km) between Palas de Rei and Arzua. By adding an extra night you will have more... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 2 - Logrono to Burgos Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 2 Camino - Logrono to Burgos 7 day and 6 night self guided walking holiday. Walk from Logrono, in the region of Rioja to the medieval city of Burgos on the second stage of the Camino. The first part of this stage is relatively easy and the landscape is dominated by vineyards, as you head towards Santa Domingo country roads dominate and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The final 110km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago. Walk the last 100km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. This final section of the walk takes you from Tui through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain. Following country roads and woodland paths, you pass through wooded valleys, follow gentle... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 5 - O'Cebreiro to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 5 of the Camino, O'Cebreiro to Santiago 9 day and 8 night self guided walking holiday. Walk the last section of the Camino through rural Spain ending up in the fabulous city of Santiago de Compostela. A wonderful section of the walk and just enough mileage to gain your Compostela Certificate. This final stage passes through the sierra of... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Aragón - Benasque multi-actief
  • Deze actieve outdoorvakantie voor het hele gezin combineert het beste van twee werelden. Overdag lekker sportief bezig zijn met verschillende outdoorsporten, ’s avonds neerstrijken in een aangenaam hotel waar iedere ochtend een uitgebreid ontbijtbuffet voor je klaarstaat. Tijdens je verblijf ga je onder andere mountainbiken en klettersteigen... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Picos de Europa mini-trek
  • Spectaculair en indrukwekkend rijzen de hoge bergtoppen van de Picos de Europa op uit de groene Cantabrische heuvels. Karakteristieke loodrechte pieken als de beroemde 'Naranjo de Bulnes' laten zich moeilijk bedwingen, maar met dit korte, uitdagende arrangement stijg je tot grote hoogtes. Vanuit het bergdorp Arenas de Cabrales klim je een ruime... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Mallorca
  • Het noordwesten van Mallorca is een onverwacht stukje natuurschoon met schilderachtige plaatsjes, uitgestrekte sinaasappel- en olijfboomgaarden en kleine baaitjes met kiezelstranden. Wandelen door dit stille bergland van de Serra de Tramuntana, achter de druk bezochte kust, betekent constant spectaculaire vergezichten over de Middellandse Zee.... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Mallorca
  • Balearen-eiland Mallorca is een eiland van zon en zee èn van oneindige fietsmogelijkheden: van pittige slingerweggetjes door het Tramuntana-gebergte tot ontspannen ritten langs velden vol citrus- en abrikozenbomen. Tijdens deze fietsvakantie verblijf je op twee unieke plekken: een comfortabel vijftiende-eeuws landhuis en een sfeervol,... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Andalusië - Sierra Nevada
  • Per (huur)auto maak je je eigen ‘vuelta’ rondom de Sierra Nevada, de machtige Sneeuwbergen van Andalusië. Verken de zeer uiteenlopende landschappen aan de voet van de Sierra: te voet, per auto, fietsend of misschien wel te paard. Bewonder het erfgoed dat de Moren hier achterlieten en ontdek de lichtheid van het bestaan in Al Andalus. Verblijf... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Camino de Santiago
  • Op de fiets van de kathedraal van Léon, een Gotisch meesterwerk, via de Camino de Santiago naar het graf van Jacobus in Santiago. Van de droge hoogvlaktes van Castilla-Léon over de bergen van de Montes de Léon en de Cordilliera Cantabrica naar de groene heuvels van Galicië. Ontelbare voeten gingen je voor. De bedevaart naar het graf van apostel... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Extremadura vogelreis
  • Extremadura is een begrip onder vogelaars. Deze afgelegen landstreek van Spanje is misschien wel het allerbeste en mooiste vogelgebied van Europa. Nergens zie je meer roofvogels en gieren dan hier! We hopen tijdens de vogelreis oog in oog te staan met de zeldzame Spaanse keizerarend, de monniksgier, de grijze wouw en de kleine torenvalk. We... Read more
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