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Snowshoeing in Spain

Although backcountry skiing is the main sport in the Spanish winter season, there are also excellent routes for snowshoeing.

The Pyrenees, both in Aragon and in Catalonia, are a must-see spot for those who love hiking even when the landscape turns white. The Sierra de Guadarrama National Park in Madrid also offers a great environment for snowshoeing. Follow the most popular routes and reach La Bola del Mundo or Peñalara, the highest peak in this mountain range.

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What people are saying about these trips

John Christmas


January, 2022

Snowshoeing in Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains

Andres was a phenomenal guide who made every day feel special and unique. Even when the weather was so bad we couldn’t go out he found a local oddity for us to go and explore based off of something I mentioned in the first day. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Alba Vada


February, 2021

Snowshoeing in Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains

Great first experience with snowshoes. The route is very scenic, with great view of San Glorio area. It is accessible for all levels, and it's really worth it. Andrés is a great guide and teacher, I hope I can do more adventures with him.



January, 2021

Snowshoeing in Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains

Excelent experience with Andrés as a guide. I booked the activity as my son's birthday gift, then did it again with a friend, and I'll go once again for sure... Andrés is an experienced, didactic and attentive guide. He adapts the route so you can enjoy 100% and be safe. He shares his love and respect for the mountains, and helps everybody to enjoy the trip. It's ideal to disconnect and recharge batteries.

Ann Denny


March, 2020

Snowshoeing day in the Pyrenees, around Vallter 2000 Ski Resort

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There are many reasons for choosing Snowshoeing in Spain

Picos de Europa have a large number of routes for snowshoeing, such as the Peloño forest, the Casetón de Ándara, the Vegabañu Refuge, the Vega de Tordín or the famous Covadonga Lakes.


Good to know:

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Best time to visit

The winter season, from December to March, is the best period for a good snowshoe experience


The only official language is Spanish. However, there are 4 co-official languages: Catalan, Basque, Aragonese and Galician


It depends on the region. Temperatures rise from north to south. January is usually the month with the lowest average temperature, while August is the month with the highest average

More info about Snowshoeing in Spain:

Snowshoes allow you to discover remote areas and hidden landscapes on foot. In addition, it is an activity that adults and children from 7 years old can practice. It is a great way to spend a fun winter with the whole family!

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