Spain walking vacation activities
Stroll through español
Learning a language unlocks a country’s cultural secrets and even if you just want to be able to order the dish of the day or ask for train tickets to the beach, building language learning into a walking vacation in Spain is an absolutely splendid idea.
An organised tour can provide language lessons alongside guided walks with plenty of practical opportunities to test out your newfound skills either on the trail, in the classroom or at the local market, shop or pub.
If you’d prefer to learn Spanish independently then the Michel Thomas method is certainly a good place to start. The best advice is to throw yourself into every situation armed with a phrase book, pen and a smile and you’ll be hablando español in no time at all.
Our Spain walking Vacations
Walk in the shadows of the pastSpain is steeped in Berber and Moorish history thanks, in no small part, to its proximity to northern Africa. Andalucia, especially, is ablaze with North African, Jewish and Roman influence which is why building a few key sites into a walking tour will give you a far deeper understanding as to Spain's connection with the past.
Cordoba, Seville and Granada all hold some incredibly significant places of historic interest as well as numerous museums and architectural styles from where you can learn more about a specific region as you follow in its forefathers’ footsteps.
Art and religion are also intrinsic to Spain’s historic and cultural roots with the works of Gaudi in Barcelona and the Gothic cathedral in Burgos providing just a couple of excuses to step back in time whilst on a walking vacation in Spain.
What could be a greater compliment to a walking vacation in Spain other than learning how to cook Spanish food?
Walk up an appetite
Learning how to cook in Spain will give you a real insight into the country’s cultural identity as well as letting you feast after a great day spent walking outdoors. Every province will claim that their jamón or queso is the best so find out how you can do it justice by discovering the ingredients and language associated with Spanish cookery.
Our top Spain walking Vacation
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa
From €719 7 days ex flights
Small group travel:
2021: 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov
2021: 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov
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Subject matter is infinite with old fashioned farming techniques or ancient hillside fortresses guaranteed to get your shutter shaking in anticipation.
Capture your walk forever
Walking and photography have long strolled arm in arm and if you’re hoping to combine two passions in one vacation then what better destination than Spain to engulf your enthusiasm. The Picos is paradise for photographers thanks to ethereal ocean mist and ever changing mountain shade whereas further south you'll find the flower filled meadows and snowy summits of Andalucia, simply captivating.
More about Spain walking
The best time to go walking in Spain depends whether you’re considering Catalonia, the Picos de Europa or Andalucia.
Step inside our walking Spain travel guide and you’ll get to experience walking vacations in Spain advice based on what Responsible Travel recommends so you can discover whether a walking vacation in Spain is for you.
Packing a walking vacations map is essential for finding Spain walking vacation highlights with everywhere from the Basque Country to the Balearics, mentioned further on this page.
The top walking vacations in Spain that we recommend all stem from tried and tested regions, such as: Andalucia, Catalonia, Camino de Santiago and Picos de Europa.
Put the Costas in your rear-view and swap your espadrilles for hiking boots.
Catalonia walking vacations reveal stunning Balearic views on less visited stretches of the Costa Brava , head inland through national parks or into more hilly areas as you reach the Pyrenees.
The Picos de Europa region in northern Spain is an area where walking and talking are part of the landscape, so imagine being able to walk with a native Spanish speaker after a morning of Spanish language lessons.
Our walking in Spain travel tips always come from our friends in Spain and include real advice from experienced walkers with packing advice, language tips and health & safety advice all detailed to help you travel safely while walking in Spain.
Responsible walking vacations in Spain start with responsible travelers and if you want to know how to walk the walk and how to avoid getting into trouble then read to find the best route possible to responsible tourism tips and advice from the experts.