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Hiking in Spain

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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What people are saying about these trips

AMY NOLAN

5.00

September, 2022

Day hike and guided tour of historical Segovia, close to Madrid

We highly recommend the service. Our hike and daytrip to Segovia was perfect and we couldn’t have planned it better ourselves. The staff are all welcoming and friendly and it was one of the highlights of our stay in Madrid.

Nyali Peiris Waser

5.00

August, 2022

3-day Hiking tour in Montserrat: the Monastery, Sant Jeroni (1,236m) & Agulles

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Kevin Bickard

5.00

July, 2022

4-Day Hike in the Cadi Moixero Natural Park in Catalonia

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Daniel Dally

5.00

July, 2022

Hiking, abseiling and caving in Cova des Coloms in Mallorca

Our guide Cisco was really knowledgeable and friendly and did a great job looking after everyone and translating into at least 3 languages.

Hans Gubbels

5.00

May, 2022

Circular traverse to Peguera peak (2,983 m)

I made the trip with a friend. Ramon is a knowledgable guide, he supported us in every way possible before and during the hike. We were not only dazzled by the breathtaking views but also what we learned about biodiversity was a bonus. We loved this 3-day trip! Thanks Ramon!

Colleen McArtor

4.00

May, 2022

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

The destination was spectacular! The hike was a bit more challenging than what we expected. Pere is a very experienced hiking guide. We think more of a conversation about how physically taxing the hike we were presented with should have taken place prior to beginning the day..

Jason Lamey

5.00

May, 2022

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

Hugo and Ivan provided terrific service and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Jason

Stefano Sancassani

5.00

April, 2022

Montserrat day hike from Barcelona

We spent a beautiful day with Pere. He is a very professional guide, very knowledgeable both on the mountains, geography, and on history, art and culture. He helped us to enjoy hiking on the mountains and also visiting the abbey. He is a kind and nice person too.

Eynat Keidar

5.00

March, 2022

Scrambling in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Day trip from Madrid

We took the hike to the national park with Danielle the guide. It was an extraordinary trip. We really enjoyed the view. We climbed on the rocks and through the forest. So beautiful scenery and rivers, waterfalls and everything was fantastic! I truly recommend Doing this for those who love nature

Marten Wierenga

5.00

November, 2021

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

We had a fantastic day, thanks to Dani!

Job de Laat

5.00

November, 2021

Circular traverse to Peguera peak (2,983 m)

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Artem Starovoyt

5.00

November, 2021

Scrambling in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Day trip from Madrid

This is our first time using ExploreShare and it has been an absolute success. Our guide Danny was incredible. We traveled the world and he is one of the most knowledgeable people I met who truly know2s and appropriates the nature! He is also very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. My wife and i hike at different levels and he was able to cater to both of us during the hike. This trip is perfect for those visiting Madrid and not wanting to rent a car, Danny was able to pick us up and drop us off with no problem at all! I would 100% recommend this to anyone with a well deserved 5-star rating!

Pui Sze Jennifer Choy

1.00

October, 2021

Torrent de Pareis, Day hike with a view in Mallorca

Please let me know when you will refund me, and very disappointed that the trip was cancelled.

Shelley Weal

5.00

September, 2021

Hiking, abseiling and caving in Cova des Coloms in Mallorca

What a great adventure. Guide was amazing, felt safe at all times. Loved the small group size and guide’s respect for the cave, no jumping or yelling.

Floris Vreman

5.00

August, 2021

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

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Marco Gándara

5.00

September, 2020

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

We spent a great weekend in the mountains. We had pending the ascent of Urriellu peak, and on the summit, we improvised a wedding ceremony for our friends. The next day the guide made the wonderful choice of taking us to Boru peak. We were very well advised from the beginning, before and during the trip. There are thousands of things to do in Picos de Europa, so I'll be back for sure!    

Miguel Martin

5.00

September, 2020

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

Amazing trek, full of emotions, and the best gastronomy. 100% recommended!!    

Ana Mafalda Pereira

5.00

September, 2020

Hike in Sierra de Gredos with overnight in a bivouac (2 days)

Great tour, nice nice guide always trying to teach things. Helpful and great experience The views were wonderful. Weather fine, the stars at night amazing. I liked very much

Edward

5.00

August, 2020

1+ day Trekking in Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Pyrenees

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Carlton Greer

5.00

August, 2020

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

I’d highly recommend Picos de Europa, and especially Andrés as guide. Beautiful scenery, authentic rural life and serious hiking. Andrés was really great - very helpful and fun. Don’t miss visiting his friend, Ana, in the village - best cabrales cheese and conversation guaranteed!

Clara Gris

5.00

July, 2020

Muga river aquatic trekking from Albanya, Spanish Pyrenees

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Cristina

5.00

March, 2020

Trekking tour in Picos de Europa, Spain – La Hermida Gorge

We went to La Hermida Gorge with Andrés, and I must say he is very professional, and also fun and easygoing. I'm sure we'll do more adventures with him!

Cheryl Robertson

5.00

February, 2020

Day hike in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, close to Madrid

Very enjoyable trip and hassle-free organisation. Everyone involved went out their way to make sure I had a fantastic time, and personalised the trip according to my interests and needs.

Daliah Ali

5.00

February, 2020

1-day guided trek in Guejar Sierra, Granada

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Mad Madhura

5.00

December, 2019

Day hike among the magic stones of the Montserrat Natural Park near Barcelona

Ramon is very experienced and a wonderful trek leader. I enjoyed my hike in the Montserrat Natural Park!

Casey Zavaleta

5.00

December, 2019

1-day guided trek in Guejar Sierra, Granada

Our guide was changed on us last minute. Before the hike, I had missed the messages from the guide because the notifications went to a weird place in my email inbox. Because we messaged him late, he cancelled on us. I was worried we wouldn't be able to go on the hike at all. Luckily, we ended up going with a different guide, Victoria, who was lovely.

Cynthia Kuri

5.00

November, 2019

Day hike and guided tour of the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

My guide Luis was great! He was very informative and entertaining, and made sure that we walked at my pace. He was very knowledgeable about the area and told me a lot about it. I like his philosophy of "leave the places you visit better than how you found them" and his passion for hiking, camping, and the outdoors. We also went to El Escorial, which was impressive and fascinating. I really enjoyed my day up in the mountains with Luis and thank him for inspiring me to continue on this path of exploring our beautiful world. I would highly recommend Luis and your company for others looking for hiking or trekking opportunities.

Anonymous

5.00

October, 2019

Scrambling in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Day trip from Madrid

Our guide was not Gabriel, but a subcontractor names Luis. He was great! (very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly) and should have gotten 5 stars except that he arrived late to pick us up, and he said he would send pictures but didn't. Our scramble at La Pedriza was awesome! Explore Share should maybe get 3 1/2 stars, I found their description of this adventure not accurate. It said we would climb La Pedriza and Penalara (not possible in one day) and no experience was necessary. A beginner hiker would find this challenging, would have to turn back before the real adventure begins, and be disappointed. Scrambling requires an intermediate fitness level. And the picture shown with the advertisement isn't what we saw, no jagged peaks, no helmets, no ropes. All things considered it was still a great experience!

Catrina Wang

5.00

October, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

Pere was great! He was very pleasant and patient with us, as we struggled going up the mountain. Highly recommend!

Shannon Hwinw

5.00

October, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

I was a bit hesitate to book with explore-share as I have never heard of it and am a women traveling alone looking for a hike to do in another country. I am elated I booked with Pere on a full day hike in the Pyreneess. Pere was very nice, funny and professional- he had lots of info on history, culture and of course everything mountainside. He brought snacks and bought coffee which was unexpected but very appreciated- he provided transportation & had lots of extra gear too! He was very good at judging my skill level and pushed me just enough as far as pacing and trail difficulty. I am so lucky to have chosen Pere as a guide! Internally it was a physically and mentally challenging hike; I would not of made it to the top if I was alone. If anyone is hesitating on which guide to pick I would say to look no further and go with Pere. It was the highlight of my trip to Barcelona and will remember it for years to come when looking for extra motivation & momentum on my next hikes.

Anonymous

5.00

October, 2019

5-day trek in Picos de Europa, Spain

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.

Alexander Gulavskiy

3.00

September, 2019

1+ day Trekking in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

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Toni Newton

5.00

September, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

We had a fabulous and unforgettable hike in the Pyrenees with Pere. He is a very knowledgable, safety conscious and experienced guide. He had water, snacks, and gear for us and took some really great pictures during the day which he shared with us. We also made a short stop before our hike for coffee and a snack as he went over the hike we would be taking and showed us a map of the trail and area, which was really nice for orienting us. This is a hike not to be missed, and I would highly recommend going with Explore-Share and not on your own unless you are very familiar with the trails and area.

brandy stewart

5.00

September, 2019

Hut to hut hiking in Aiguestortes National Park, Spain

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Michael King

5.00

September, 2019

1+ day Trekking in Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Pyrenees

I wanted to send you an email regarding the amazing experience we had in the Pyrenees with our guide Ricard. He was an amazing guide and was able to answer any questions we had and also made the hike an incredible experience for me as a geoscientist. He also stopped for breakfast along the way and provided us with a very nice picnic to enjoy during our hike which was very appreciated. I would highly recommend this experience and Ricard was an excellent guide who takes pride in providing people the most optimal experience and being a very friendly person in general.

Cara Vasta

4.00

August, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

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

Stef Brok

5.00

August, 2019

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

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.

Karen Williams

5.00

July, 2019

1+ day Trekking in Ports de Beseit, Catalonia

My sister and I went on a trek with Ricard who was extremely experienced knowledgable and interesting he knew everything about the Montserrat mountains fauna history local knowledge the lot. We will be coming back for a longer trip. It was the high light of our Barcelona trip I cannot recommend Ricard highly enough.

Alexus Bond

5.00

May, 2019

2-day hike in the Aigüestortes National Park in La Vall Fosca

I had such a fantastic adventure. The scenery was gorgeous and we were the only ones in the park. Ramon was a pleasure and this excursion was everything that I hoped it would be.

Viktoriya Malankush

5.00

May, 2019

“Cami des Correu” historical day hike on Mallorca

I am very lucky to have met Jordi! He is an amazing guide and I really enjoyed our hike.

Raquel Cerrato

5.00

April, 2019

La Pedriza half-day geological hike in Manzanares, near Madrid

Pedro was so knowledgeable about the area, and graciously answered all our questions, even those unrelated to the hike. He was very kind in picking us up from Madrid for a small fee. He also took a bunch of photos of my husband and I during the trek, which I really appreciated since those are our only pictures together from our trip to Spain. I'd definitely recommend Pedro to anyone traveling to Madrid and interested in experiencing nature outside the city.

Emma Harris

5.00

April, 2019

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

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.

Itzik Levy

5.00

April, 2019

Hiking in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park

We enjoyed the trip very much. Eduardo, the guide, was very friendly and cooperative and he took us through a beautiful route. We will defenetaly reccomend him to our friends.

Taylor Meadows

5.00

March, 2019

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

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.

Aya

5.00

December, 2018

Pyrenees day hike from Barcelona

Great guide! Pere adjusted the hike to our level, and made everything amazing for us. He is caring and responsible and has a lot of knowledge. We loved it. Highly recommended!!

Kayleigh

5.00

December, 2018

Half-day historical hiking tour of Montserrat, Barcelona

Ricard was amazing. It was everything I hoped for in my first hike. He picked a route that was perfect for my fitness level. I felt challenged but accomplished by the end of the 6.5 hour hike. I felt like Ricard and I were friends by the end of it. He was knowledgeable about the history of Montserrat and made sure to educate me about the trees, plants and the different mountain peaks during our adventure. I felt safe around Ricard and knew I was in great hands.  He’s a wonderful human and truly made this experience rememberable.

Matthew Jones

5.00

October, 2018

1-day Pedraforca hike near Barcelona

Xavi was wonderful. My daughter and I had a great climb. Early in our hike, while I was enjoying Xavi, I wondered if we really needed him. Then it became clear that it is easy to lose your way on Pedraforca and many do. It was much more enjoyable to have him with us and not have to worry about directions! We had some great conversations and learned a lot about Catalonia as well. Pedraforca itself is legendary, not because it is difficult but because it is so beautiful and unique.

Björn Lundström

5.00

July, 2018

1-day Pedraforca hike near Barcelona

Great Guide and trekking!

Heike Egberts

5.00

June, 2018

5-day trek in Picos de Europa, Spain

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Spain

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+34

Currency:

Euro

Best time to visit:

May to October

Language:

Spanish, Catalan, Basque

How long should I stay?

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

What’s the weather like?

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

More info about Hiking in 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

 

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