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Mountain Climbing in Spain

Spain is a wonderfully diverse and beautiful country with a wide array of landscape, scenery and terrain, from dry and arid plains to towering mountain ranges, as well as spectacular coastlines. Mountain climbing is an epic way to truly get a feel for what this great country is about!

Spain is one the most popular outdoor tourist destinations in Europe, and it is easy to see why. The gorgeous weather, beautiful pristine countryside and laid-back nature of the country appeal to all and sundry, and it provides the perfect setting for the challenging and rewarding activity of mountain climbing. The diversity of the landscape is what sets Spain apart, and the different regions of countryside are all a truly special sight from high up on the mountains. Away from mountain climbing, the big cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Seville are some of the most cosmopolitan and exciting in Europe, and the towns and villages that dot the rest of the country are equally as idyllic and fascinating. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips and explore the delights of Spain!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Tony Cruxton

5.00

September, 2022

Picos del Infierno, Spain, Guided Ascent

Luis was the guide Javier organised. He was very professional, guided us to the top (and back) seamlessly, set a pace that suited both of us. He also pointed out various points of interest. Would definitely recommend Luis. Also, Javier was very helpfull in providing information for another area I was visiting.

Paul Woods

4.00

August, 2022

2-day ascent to Aneto 3404m, top of the Pyrenees

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ryan Ellis

5.00

August, 2022

Summit Mulhacén (3,479m) & Alcazaba (3,371m) near Granada in the Sierra Nevada, 2 days

Excellent service. Great communication from company and flexible to meet needs. Guide was superb. Very accommodating and suggestive of different routes and activities to maximise the experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking to hire a guide.

Lies Peeters

4.00

July, 2022

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

Because of a weekday trip it was not crowded and this was very nice

Kelsey Wu

5.00

June, 2022

Guided ascent to Almanzor (2592 m) in 1 or 2 days

Loved it! Felt safe the entire time. Great climb and great guide.

Steve Mcnicol

5.00

November, 2021

Naranjo de Bulnes (2519 mt) south face ascent

What a fantastic experience - the booking process, answering out questions and the expertise and good company of guide made this, our first ascent to the top of a mountain a wonderfully enjoyable trip. Thank you.

Marcus Clausager

5.00

August, 2021

1-day Aneto peak ascent

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kevin van Reenen

5.00

August, 2020

1-day Aneto peak ascent

Awesome trip! Thanks to Roger for guiding me to the summit on a really extreme day of wind and rain. Unique and epic day out on the mountain. Also thanks to Maca at Explore Share for helping with the booking to ensure everything went smoothly, especially during these uncertain times. Great service!

Harrison Scott

5.00

February, 2020

1-day Aneto peak ascent

Absolutely brilliant trip - would high recommend Roger and Chur they are fantastic, responsive and extremely helpful people!

Tatiana Glanville-Wallis

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Vignemale, Pyrenees, Guided Ascent

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ian Bywater

5.00

June, 2019

2-day ascent to Aneto 3404m, top of the Pyrenees

It's a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you're reasonably fit (but you don't need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I'd strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn't get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches

Panskal

5.00

December, 2018

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

This trip was amazing and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in hiking. We went on 9 and 10 of December but we were lucky and the weather conditions was really good. The nature and the view were fascinating. Alejandro was an excellent guide! Very professional and a very nice guy. All these elements combining together made this trip an unforgettable experience!

Robert J. Mountain

5.00

October, 2018

Aneto, Pyrenees, Guided Climbing adventure

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Klgc

5.00

September, 2018

Aneto, Pyrenees, Guided Climbing adventure

We had a guide named David he was very very good and everything worked perfect. Can only recommend climbing Aneto :)

Patrick den Elzen

4.00

September, 2018

1-day guided ascent to Veleta Peak in Sierra Nevada

Nice guide - great professional. Nice day-trip. Recommended!

Darta Indriksone

5.00

August, 2018

Aneto one day guided ascent in the Pyrenees

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ntube

5.00

August, 2018

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

That was a blast, I truly had a wonderful time! Everything went just perfectly, thanks a lot to my guide Alejandro for your professionalism, patience and flexibility. I am looking forward to my next trek in the Sierra Nevada (or elsewhere, who knows?) and will definitely think of Nevalia

Hancong

5.00

July, 2018

1-day Aneto peak ascent

The traveller did not leave a comment.

david reitz

5.00

June, 2018

2-day ascent to Aneto 3404m, top of the Pyrenees

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Búi Steinn

5.00

June, 2018

Aneto, Pyrenees, Guided Climbing adventure

We had a fantastic trip. Our guide, Fernando, was amazing - he was very knowledgable about the area, extremely helpful and overall a great guy. Even though the weather was quite bad, this was one of the most amazing hike I´ve ever been on. Higly recommened the guide and the trip.

John Upchurch

5.00

June, 2018

Aneto, Pyrenees, Guided Climbing adventure

We had David as a guide. He did a great job. Unfortunately we were not able to summit because of weather

Tanya

5.00

April, 2018

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

Alejandro could not be more perfect for anyone looking to summit Mulhacén! He planned our winter ascent impeccably and although we were very lucky with the weather (blue skies and epic views - if a tad chilly!), our successful and joyful climb was very much down to him and his attitude . I would also add that as far as mountain refuges go, Mulhacén's is a goodie :)

Kevin Ind

5.00

June, 2017

Aneto, Spanish Pyrenees, Guided Ascent

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Tanya

5.00

October, 2016

Climbing Mont Perdu in the Pyrenees

A HUGE thank you for all your help in the build up to our Monte Perdido attempt yesterday! Our guide Luis (from Javier's team) was absolutely brilliant and helped us reach the summit unscathed (despite the snowy conditions - which were apparently not ideal for amateurs!).


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Spain

The scenery in Spain is wildly diverse and just as beautiful, with dry countryside, majestic mountain ranges and beautiful fields and valleys a common feature from the Portuguese border over to the Mediterranean, and also the Canary Islands. There are a large number of excellent mountain climbing opportunities among the landscape and terrain, with the Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada, Picos de Europa and Montserrat all highlights.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+34

Currency

Euro

Language

Spanish

Best time to visit

Any time of year

How to get there

Flights to all major metropolis' from all major European, African and Asian hubs

Weather

Hot and sunny during the Summer months. Mild Winters in most of the country, with the interior experiencing the coldest weather in the country

More info about Mountain Climbing in Spain:

Spain is a wonderful country that provides something for people from all walks of life, from the alluring and lovely beaches all along the coast and the Canary Islands, to the mountains, valleys and plains of the middle, to the big cities of Madrid and Barcelona. The weather is superb for much of the year, meaning mountain climbing can be done for most of it. Temperatures can get quite hot in Summer, and in the Northern and Central parts of the country, Winters can get quite cool. The villages, towns and cities are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, especially in the autonomous regions, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do. A lot of the mountain climbing can be very physically and mentally demanding, so it is recommended that you build up a very good base of fitness before tackling any of the routes

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