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Enjoy spectacular scenery and take advantage of diverse locales in this sunny Mediterranean country!

From hut-to-hut treks through the Pyrenees to day hikes Guadarrama range or longer treks in the immaculate Picos de Europa, Spain has plenty of hiking available. Some of this hiking is perfectly apt for people looking to unplug and get away for awhile, wandering through nature and enjoying the sites. Other spots are more appropriate for avid hikers looking for a challenge. Whatever it is you are looking for, Spain has it! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Spain. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Spain

What should I know about Hiking Spain?

Wherever you choose to go in Spain, you are certain to find no end of excellent hiking opportunities. You’ll likely arrive in either Madrid or Barcelona, depending on your final destination. From Madrid, Asturias is easily reachable by bus, train or rental car. From Barcelona, Catalonia is an easy car or bus-ride away as well.  

Outside of the three listed above, you could head to Spain’s Celt-influenced northwest and hike along the Galician seashore. The slightly wetter, but equally beautiful autonomous community is also home to la Catedral de Santiago, in Santiago de Compostela. This iconic landmark is the ending point of El Camino, a massive hike stretching from the French Pyrenees all the way to this northwestern city.  

Why should I choose Spain for my Hiking adventure?

Take in spectacular views

Any hiking spot in Spain is bound to offer plenty of scenic views and panoramic vistas. In the Pyrenees enjoy the mixture of snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests. Around Asturias, get some views straight out into the Bay of Biscayne. Everywhere you go, there’s a view to be seen.

Enjoy the sunny days

Receiving roughly 300 days of sunshine per year, Spain has the perfect hiking weather. While it can get a bit hot in the summer, especially near Madrid and Catalonia, enjoy sunny days and clear blue skies whenever and wherever you choose to hike.

Come for the culture

Once you’ve unlaced your boots and are ready to call it a day, take some time to explore this culturally diverse country. Enjoy a stroll down la rabla and excellent seafood in Barcelona, take in some tapas and sites in Madrid or go see the hallowed streets of San Fermin.

What can I expect from the weather in Spain?

Spring and autumn have warmer temperatures (20ºC - 25ºC) and are generally sunny and dry. Summer can be quite hot, which might make climbing a bit tougher, but the days are almost all sunny, clear and beautiful.

How many days should I allocate for my Spain Hiking experience?

This largely depends on what you would like to do and how much time you have to do it in. Guides offer all types of trips, from single-day hikes to week-long treks, and everything in between.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Spain?

Spanish, Catalan, Basque

What’s the country code of Spain?

+34

What currency is accepted in Spain?

Euro

What’s the high season for Hiking in Spain?

May to October

What people are saying about Hiking | Spain

Taylor

5.00

Pere was amazing!! He was so kind and so much fun! We had the best hike with him through the Pyrenees. It was absolutely beautiful, and we loved being able to hike through the snow and getting to see the snow-capped mountains. It was INCREDIBLE.

Emma

5.00

Andres was the perfect guide, very accommodating and made the trip fun. Some of the trails were challenging but Andres motivated us and kept us safe throughout. We learnt a lot about Picos de Europa and stayed in some fantastic places. Would recommend to book with Andres.

Stef

5.00

There were a few organisational issues before we started, but for the most part they were resloved. The trip it’s self was absolutely amazing! And the guide was very good.

Cara

4.00

Pere was awesome! Made us feel very comfortable and provide knowledge of the mountain/Spain while having a positive/fun attitude.

Stephanie

5.00

This was a fantastic trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations! Our guide Alberto was amazing, as he was able to exactly pace our group as we needed. His experience and knowledge truly showed on this trip. I would highly recommend your company and Alberto as a guide to anyone wanting to see the Picos de Europa.

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