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Walking Holidays in Spain

Spain

Highlights
  • Get under the skin of "real" Spain on our carefully crafted walking tours
  • Walk ancient trails through whitewashed villages in Andalucia
  • Visit the top of Spain, the awesome Mount Teide
  • Enjoy lunches of grilled fish and paella in sleepy little fishing villages
  • Dip your feet in azure-coloured waters and relax on sandy beaches
  • Vibrant Seville with its bustling tapas bars, and famous royal palace, the Alcázar
  • Take the pilgrimage across the north of Spain on the Camino de Santiago

Discover the real heart of Spain on one of our carefully crafted walking holidays. More than crowded beaches and bustling nightlife, Spain is a vibrant and colourful country filled with diverse landscapes and brimming with culture and history. Our range of walking tours in Spain include trails through Moorish-influenced Andalucia with its sparkling whitewashed villages, walks through the lunar-like landscapes and lush forests of the Canary Islands, coastal trails alongside azure-coloured waters in Catalonia and the Balearics, and the iconic pilgrimage the Camino de Santiago. 

Since 2008, Macs Adventure have been helping customers to explore this amazing country - take a look at the thousands of reviews to hear about their experiences! Our team will work with you to help select your perfect trip, making personal recommendations and providing advice along the way, so you can book your walking holiday in Spain with confidence. 

With many regions experiencing a year-round sunny climate, there is a part of Spain perfect to explore at any time. Whether you want to walk on exhilarating clifftop coastal paths and enjoy the fiery spirit of Catalonia, or you prefer to slow it down and embrace the laid-back lifestyle of old rural Spain in the Las Alpujarras, Spain is ready and waiting for you to explore your way!

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  • Why Book your Spanish Walking Holiday with Macs Adventure?

    Macs Adventure has been running self guided walking holidays in Spain since 2008.  As soon as we walked the Camino, we knew that Spain had so much to offer hikers and we started to look for other areas to set up our style of holidays. 

    From humble beginnings, we now send over 2500 hikers every year to Spain, each of them finding their own adventure. We provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and to discover Spain at your own pace. 

    We knew from experience how important it was to have amazing partners on the ground in Spain to deal with any issues that you might come across.  We are proud to say that our Spanish team, suppliers and baggage handlers are outstanding and should you have the slightest issue, they will fall over themselves to help you out. 

    We offer a flexible, tailor-made experience that gets you in comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying the unique culture, food and scenery of the less-travelled parts of Spain. No hostels, no shared dorms, no heavy bags on your back, just the assurance that we have it all covered for you. 

    We want to showcase our expertise, by giving you all the resources you will ever need.  In the planning stage, we have free guides, comprehensive videos and a host of staff with their own Spanish experience, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping as well as the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love Spain and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

    Why Book your Spanish Walking Holiday with Macs Adventure?
  • Hidden Gems of Spain

    Beaches - there are plenty of places in Spain with beautiful and uncrowded beaches which are perfect for dipping weary feet in and our tours pass many of them! For a hidden Catalonian gem, there is the picturesque Sa Tuna cove near Begur surrounded by pine trees. In Mallorca, why not visit Cala Deia beach, a tiny shingle beach and artist's inspiration, with azure water and rock pools. It's just a short walk from Deia, on northern coast of Mallorca. And whilst most people think of whitewashed villages in beating hot sun for Andalucia, the coastline is quite spectacular. On our Walking in Costa Almeria tour, visit Monsul beach with its distinctive black sands and volcanic rocks, used as a filming location for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

    Food - if there is one thing Spain does well, it's food! Some favourite Spanish specialities of the Macs team include the delicious Jamón Iberico mouthwatering pork found in the Aracena region, Esqueixada, a tasty salad dish made with salt cod popular in Catalonia, Pulpo a Feira, boiled octopus sprinkled with paprika, a speciality in Galicia, and of course you can't beat nibbling on some small Tapas dishes like Gambas al ajillo (fresh shrimp with garlic and cayenne pepper) and Patatas Bravas (fried potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce)!

    Towns and Villages - away from the amazing coastline and beaches and some of the more well known cities and towns, Spain has plenty of more undiscovered towns and villages well worth exploring. Sotres, one of the highest villages in the Picos de Europa in northern Spain is a charming agricultural village where they famously mature Queso de Cabrales cheese in the limestone caves which are abundant in the local area. Another mountain village, Capileira, is well worth a visit, set high above the Poqueira Gorge and with an abundance of local handicraft shops lining its twisty, narrow streets. And near the coast, but perhaps not in a part of Mallorca so well known are the gorgeous honey-coloured Tramuntana villages of Soller, Deia and Valldemossa.

    Hidden Gems of Spain
  • Best Places to Walk in Spain

    Andalucia - Andalucia on the southern coast is hot, both metaphorically and physically.  During the summer it gets unbearably hot here and definitely not the place you want to go walking in these months.  However, the rest of the year reveals a hiking paradise with trails winding through the whitewashed hilltop villages, along dramatic, untouched coastline and visiting Granada and Seville, two of Spain's great cities. 

    Catalonia - Barcelona is the heart of this autonomous region of Spain, but by no means is it the only reason for visiting.  There are superb walking trails in Catalonia. The rocky coast winds its way down the Mediterranean revealing tranquil hidden coves, whitewashed villages and some outstanding seafood. Then there are the mountains, a relatively undiscovered location filled with stunning views, rustic food and friendly welcomes. Just as an aside, Cava and Priorat are created here, just in case you fancy a glass or two at the end of the day.

    Basque Country – Sticking with the north we have Spanish Basque Country. While each region has its own food specialities, Basque Country is where to come for a serious gastronomic feast. San Sebastian is worth a holiday on its own, but the Camino del Norte links it with Bilbao, passing through many little fishing villages, which is a spiritual trip, with a heavy focus on food. Amazing scenery, the friendliest people, Basque Country is heavenly.

    Canary Isles – So far away from Spain, but very identifiably Spanish, the Canaries sit off the coast of Africa, isolated in the Atlantic ocean.  Each island has its own charms, the botanic wonderland of La Gomera, the stark volcanic beauty of Tenerife, and each hold a wide variety of enchanting walking routes. Perfect for some winter walking as the temperature in winter is around what we would expect in the UK in summer.

    Balearic Isles – The party island of Ibiza and holiday resort of Mallorca are not traditionally seen as active holiday destinations, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Ibiza has many secret walking trails to discover a whole other side of the White Isle. Mallorca has the famous GR221 Tramuntana Trail taking you through otherworldly mountains, or you can stay in hidden retreats and walk on coastal beauty far from the tourist crowds.

    Best Places to Walk in Spain

  • Walking the Camino del Norte

    The north coast of Spain is one less visited by holidaymakers, which makes it the perfect place to explore Spain without the crowds.  What makes it even more perfect is the stunning scenery, outstandingly friendly locals and, of course, the food. The Camino del Norte is the quieter and arguably more beautiful cousin of the Camino de Santiago and this video gives you a broad overview of the first stage. 

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  • Camino de Santiago final stage - Sarria to Santiago

    A group of customers were kind enough to make a video of their experience walking the final stage of the Camino de Santiago.  Walking from Sarria to Santiago makes sure you are able to pick up your Compostela certificate at the end to make your completion of the trip official.  

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