Spain

Description

Asturias - by VITI Pisapraos

A land of marvellous nature and astounding contrasts, Spain has made remarkable progress over the past decades in developing hiking trails and facilities. All thanks to the efforts of the Federación Española de Alpinismo (Spanish Mountain Federation) and its many regional branches.

The Spanish Pyrenees are probably the best known hiking area, with the GR11 running all the way across from west to east, parallel to the French GR10. The most beautiful parts of the Pyrenees are protected, like Aigüestortes and Ordesa, and these can get very busy in summer. Another popular hiking area are the Picos de Europa, a limestone massif west of the Pyrenees. The rest of the Cantabrian mountain range, which runs al the way to the northwestern tip of Spain, is much less known. It is a relatively green area and a popular holiday destination for the Spanish themselves. Other mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada, are hiking areas of old. Recent hiking tourism has resulted in the opening up of extraordinary landscapes, like the Extremadura on the border with Portugal which is well-known for its vultures and birds of prey, and of course Andalucia in the south.

Who hasn't heard of Camino de Santiago, the pilgrims' trail to Santiago de Compostela, which exerts an inexplicable attraction on hordes of people?! But there is much more and better too. Nowadays there are more than one hundred long distance trails in Spain. Like in France, these are called GR (Sendero de Gran Recorrido) and marked in red and white. Not surprisingly the "Topoguias" look the same as those of their northern neighbours.

Shorter hiking trails are marked in green and white (Sendero Local) or yellow and white (Sendero de Pequeño Recorrido).

Lastly there are several islands that deserve attention: the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands offer fantastic hiking opportunities. Some long distance footpaths have been established here.

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain North-West Hiking Trails Map Spain North-East
Hiking Trails Map Spain Sourth-West Hiking Trails Map Spain Sourth-East

Trails

Regions

States

Mountains

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour and Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Costa del Sol (Axarquia) Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee against splitting or falling apart, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the region into West and East sections with a generous overlap, produces double sided map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • The Mountains of Nerja: Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama
  • Guide to walking in the compact but action-packed mountain ranges just north of the seaside town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol, in southern Spain, less than an hour`s drive from Malaga airport. The ranges that make up the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama National Park contain 50 summits of Munros status, as well as lots of wilderness areas... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Capitool Reisgidsen Reisboek Spanje | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Capitool Reisgids De reisgids Spanje is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • ANWB extra - Andalusië
  • ANWB Extra reisgids Andalusië - Spanje Ontdek Andalusië met de compacte reisgids ANWB Extra Andalusië! Vergaap je aan burchten en paleizen, een van 's werelds mooiste moskeeën, een landschap doordrenkt van historie, gezellige steden en een keuken om van te smullen. De ANWB Extra reisgids Andalusië biedt naast veel praktische tips over campings,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • ANWB extra - Andalusië
  • ANWB Extra reisgids Andalusië - Spanje Ontdek Andalusië met de compacte reisgids ANWB Extra Andalusië! Vergaap je aan burchten en paleizen, een van 's werelds mooiste moskeeën, een landschap doordrenkt van historie, gezellige steden en een keuken om van te smullen. De ANWB Extra reisgids Andalusië biedt naast veel praktische tips over campings,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Flight to Spain
  • Ken Fretwell, 49, former teacher and disenchanted employment adviser, decides to pack in his job and cycle to Spain, before his judicious nature reins him in and he opts for a flight to Malaga with his touring bike safely stashed in the hold. Having set himself the goal of, being somewhere I like, doing something that I like doing, by the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Flight to Spain
  • Ken Fretwell, 49, former teacher and disenchanted employment adviser, decides to pack in his job and cycle to Spain, before his judicious nature reins him in and he opts for a flight to Malaga with his touring bike safely stashed in the hold. Having set himself the goal of, being somewhere I like, doing something that I like doing, by the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Clina
  • CLINA is a Translation Studies journal that addresses the growing need for dissemination platforms to showcase recent advances in Translation, Interpreting and neighboring disciplines. It also seeks to promote the growing body of research currently being produced along these avenues of inquiry. Under the auspices of the Department of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Clina
  • CLINA is a Translation Studies journal that addresses the growing need for dissemination platforms to showcase recent advances in Translation, Interpreting and neighboring disciplines. It also seeks to promote the growing body of research currently being produced along these avenues of inquiry. Under the auspices of the Department of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2003
  • Walking In The Cordillera Cantabrica
  • A guide to walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica mountains in northern Spain - one of Spain's premier ranges - including detailed descriptions of 60 routes spread around the whole of this magnificent mountain chain. Based on selected valley bases, the routes are readily accessed, thus minimising travel time. All of the routes can be done in a... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2003
  • Walking In The Cordillera Cantabrica
  • A guide to walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica mountains in northern Spain - one of Spain's premier ranges - including detailed descriptions of 60 routes spread around the whole of this magnificent mountain chain. Based on selected valley bases, the routes are readily accessed, thus minimising travel time. All of the routes can be done in a... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Barcelona | ANWB Media
  • ANWB Extra Barcelona beschrijft 15 hoogtepunten: dé plekken die je moet bezoeken om de stad optimaal te beleven. De belangrijkste bezienswaardigheden maar ook suggesties voor unieke ervaringen en ontdekkingen.Op de grote uitneembare kaart staan naast de 15 hoogtepunten ook de bezienswaardigheden, hotels, restaurants en uitgaansgelegenheden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool Top 10 Barcelona | Unieboek
  • Een compacte versie van de veel geprezen Capitool serie. Eigenlijk vergelijkbaar met veel illustraties, veel aandacht voor cultuur en bevolking en hier en daar praktische informatie. Kleine versie, handig in de binnenzak. Capitool Top 10 Barcelona - Top 10 van onder andere de beste restaurants, de mooiste bezienswaardigheden en de leukste... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2004
  • Sierra de Aracena - a Walk! Guidebook
  • A hundred kilometres northwest of Seville lies a region of truly unspoilt rural Spain. Once a province of Portugal the Sierra de Aracena encapsulates almost everything that we look for as the idyllic walking destination; rural beauty in flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes, unspoilt towns and villages linked by old donkey trails. All it... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2004
  • Sierra de Aracena - a Walk! Guidebook
  • A hundred kilometres northwest of Seville lies a region of truly unspoilt rural Spain. Once a province of Portugal the Sierra de Aracena encapsulates almost everything that we look for as the idyllic walking destination; rural beauty in flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes, unspoilt towns and villages linked by old donkey trails. All it... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Enchanting Trinidad & Tobago
  • These two southernmost islands in the Caribbean are packed with attractions catering to all kinds of visitor, whether an ecotourist, a history buff, a partygoer, an activity seeker or a beach lover. The carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is an explosion of music, fun and dance to which everyone is invited but the town also has its Magnificent... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Enchanting Trinidad & Tobago
  • These two southernmost islands in the Caribbean are packed with attractions catering to all kinds of visitor, whether an ecotourist, a history buff, a partygoer, an activity seeker or a beach lover. The carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is an explosion of music, fun and dance to which everyone is invited but the town also has its Magnificent... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Camino de Santiago
  • The first one-volume walking guide in English to the most popular long-distance route in Europe walked by British tourists. With the advent of low-cost airlines it is as cheap for the British tourist to go to mainland Europe as to the extremities of the UK – which is why in recent years continental long-distance routes have become increasingly... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Camino de Santiago
  • The first one-volume walking guide in English to the most popular long-distance route in Europe walked by British tourists. With the advent of low-cost airlines it is as cheap for the British tourist to go to mainland Europe as to the extremities of the UK – which is why in recent years continental long-distance routes have become increasingly... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Notes on the Way of St. James
  • "Notes on the Way of St. James" is his account of that journey which began in the early Spring of 2011. The book chronicles the various stages of the adventure from its uncertain beginning through a doubt plagued stretch in Switzerland where Stephan wondered where he would ever find the fortitude to finish the pilgrimage. This doubt never fully... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Notes on the Way of St. James
  • "Notes on the Way of St. James" is his account of that journey which began in the early Spring of 2011. The book chronicles the various stages of the adventure from its uncertain beginning through a doubt plagued stretch in Switzerland where Stephan wondered where he would ever find the fortitude to finish the pilgrimage. This doubt never fully... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Avila Province 200K CNIG Map No. 6
  • Contoured, GPS-compatible, indexed road map at 1:200,000 from CNIG - Spain’s civilian survey organization, with exceptionally informative presentation of the landscape and highlighting for facilities and places of interest including campsites and paradors.Maps in CNIG’s 200K Provincial Series provide an excellent picture the topography through... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Herbes CNIG Topographic Map 520-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Teruel Province 200K CNIG Map No. 43
  • Contoured, GPS-compatible, indexed road map at 1:200,000 from CNIG - Spain’s civilian survey organization, with exceptionally informative presentation of the landscape and highlighting for facilities and places of interest including campsites and paradors.Maps in CNIG’s 200K Provincial Series provide an excellent picture the topography through... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cortes de Pallas CNIG Topographic Map 745-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • L`Ardenya - Massis de Cadiretes
  • L`Ardenya - Massis de Cadiretes area at 1:25,000 in a series of GPS compatible maps from Editorial Piolet with cartography based on Spain’s civilian topographic survey overprinted with hiking routes and other tourist information. The map covers the hinterland beyond the Costa Brava resorts of Platja d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Caynet de Mar,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuente de la Corcha CNIG Topographic Map 981-II
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Granada Sur CNIG Topographic Map 1026
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Almeria CNIG Topo 1045-3/1059-1
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Utera CNIG Topographic Map 1003-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mari Lopez CNIG Topographic Map 1018-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ardales CNIG Topographic Map 1038-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Neblines CNIG Topographic Map 985-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Casa de las Penuelas CNIG Topographic Map 1000-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fuentes de Onoro CNIG Topographic Map 525-I
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Gabriel CNIG Topographic Map 849-I
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago - 8 Days
  • Walk the last 100km of the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela over 6 walking days. Walk the classic final stage of the Camino de Santiago, covering the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago over six walking days. This breaks up the longest day (usually 28km) between Palas de Rei and Arzua. By adding an extra night you will have more... Read more
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