You will struggle to find a country with as much natural beauty as Spain. Diverse landscapes, dramatic views, a beautiful climate and world-famous culture ensure that this is a fantastic destination for an adventurous walking holiday. Walking holidays are great for adventure seekers as they show you the country in all its beauty and not just the tourist attractions. Often, it is in the middle of the countryside where you see the true beauty of a country like Spain.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing walking routes in Spain, but here are three that any intrepid traveller will love:
Camino de Santiago
Known as “The Way of St. James”, this legendary network of ancient routes reaching the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela is a must for any fan of walking holidays. There are many different routes stretching throughout Europe to consider, with the ‘French Way’ being the most popular. If you do not fancy the epic 780km walk through France to Santiago, you could choose the final stage from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. This will take you through rural Spain and dozens of charming villages before finishing at the spectacular Cathedral.
Seville & The Sierra de Aracena
The great city of Seville is bursting at the seams with cultural attractions and awe-inspiring scenery – perhaps the greatest attraction is the enormous Gothic Cathedral which will take your breath away. Once you have got your city fix, you can then spend a few days exploring the enchanting Sierra de Aracena National Park. This is one of the most scenic mountain areas in all of Spain and the park features dozens of mule tracks and cobbled paths leading to tiny villages and rolling hills. This is the perfect combination of tranquillity and adventure.
Finally, Catalonia is an area that is ideal for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts. It features wild and diverse landscapes with terrific views out to sea, plus you are sure to enjoy stopping off and sampling the world-famous local cuisine and wine. Catalonia routes have something for everyone as there are secluded coves, medieval villages, thick forest, huge coastal cliffs and much more to explore.
These are the three best walking areas in Spain, but the entire country boasts superb walking trails and plenty to see and experience along the way. If you like adventure and enjoy seeing the lesser explored areas of a country, any of these routes will scratch the itch.
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