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Explore Spain with 5 trekking routes

Set off to conquer the wild landscapes of Spain, one of the best places to go trekking in southern Europe. Thanks to its mix of culture, nature and history, the Iberian Peninsula tempts you to go on an adventure on foot, by bike or with a backpack. Lakes, high peaks, sea, forests and islands: there is no shortage of landscapes to explore! From Santiago de Compostela to the beaches of the Costa Brava, from the volcanoes of the Canary Islands to the mountains of Aragon, explore Spain thanks to 5 unforgettable trekking ideas.

Our trekking ideas in Spain

Trekking in Andalusia: exploring the Sierra Nevada

> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: medium
> Recommended period: May to September
> Average duration: 4 days
> Positive elevation gain: 2822 D+

It's impossible to come to Andalusia without hiking in the Sierra Nevada. This is an ideal getaway to escape from mass tourism and explore a surprising region where you get to see a totally different side of Spain to that of the seaside resorts. Discover this mountain range located to the west of Granada which has been listed as a national park and biosphere reserve by UNESCO. During this hike in Spain, you will come across the white villages of the Alpujarras and dive into the heart of Andalusian culture. But the highlight of the show is obviously the arrival at the Mulhacen mountain, which peaks at 3470 metres above sea level. The highest peak in Spain.
Bonus: If you want to explore this region of Spain on a bike trek, we recommend taking the Transnevada, a 290-kilometre loop route through the Andalusian mountains.

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Trek in Catalonia: Pyrenees and the Aigüestortes national park

> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: difficult
> Recommended period: June to August
> Average duration: 7 days
> Positive elevation gain: 5600 D+

The Aigüestortes National Park is located in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees. It is heaven on earth for hikers who come to hang out with its peaks, the highest of which are 3000 metres above sea level. It is a perfect destination for a week-long trek in Spain. Get your walking boots on and join us! Stretching over nearly 100,000 acres, the only national park in Catalonia hides breathtaking landscapes, made up of high peaks, emerald lakes and deep canyons. The Carros de Foc trek offers a loop route around the Encantats mountains. It connects 9 mountain refuges within the national park.

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Trek in Mallorca: 5-days hike in the Tramuntana

> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: difficult
> Recommended period: June to August
> Average duration: 7 days
> Positive elevation gain: 5600 D+

The largest of the Balearic Islands is a trekking hotspot in Spain. The Serra de Tramuntana is the leading destination for hikers in the archipelago. Listed by UNESCO since 2011, this mountain range has a huge variety of landscapes: steep cliffs, pine forests or high mountain peaks such as Puig Major or Puig de Massanella. Approximately 283 kilometres in length, the GR221 follows the route of some very old paths that cross the Serra de Tramuntana from west to east. Recently signposted according to official standards, this very authentic hiking trail is bordered by dry stone walls built by hand in days gone by. It is for this reason that this route is nicknamed "Ruta de pedra en sec".

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Nature trek at La Palma: great mountain crossing

> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: difficult
> Recommended period: June to August
> Average duration: 7 days
> Total elevation gain: 5600 D+ and 5600 D-

The Canary Islands are truly an El Dorado for hikers. The many natural parks of this archipelago offer an almost infinite playing field for every traveller in search of unspoiled countryside and volcanic landscapes. At La Palma, the GR131 trail takes you on a five-day self-sufficient trek crossing the island from north to south. This long-distance trail runs through all the islands of the Canary Islands Archipelago, except Gran Canaria. At La Palma, it is divided into several stages that pass through the montana del Fuego, El Paso, Ermita de la Virgen del Pino, Punta de Los Roques and Los Tilos.

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trekking in northern Spain: Los Picos de Europa

> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: difficult
> Recommended period: June to September
> Average duration: 7 to 9 days
> Positive elevation gain: 6688 D+

Los Picos de Europa, in Asturias, forms a unspoiled and wild mountain range. One is immediately under the spell of these grandiose and chaotic landscapes which alternate between dense forests, karstic mountain ranges, winding gorges and mountain pastures. It is in this region of northern Spain that you come across the highest peaks of the Cantabrian Mountains. To take in the sights, we recommend taking El Anillo de Picos, a loop trail through the Montes Vindios. This is where the last warriors of the Los Vadinienses tribe lived, taking refuge in the mountains to protect themselves from the Roman invaders. This land of history and legend has been toured by millions of hikers exploring one of the most spectacular scenery in Spain. Highly sought-after for climbing and trekking, the Picos de Europa keeps all of their promises of adventure and freedom in the heart of nature. There are many easier options available for less experienced trekkers. For a few days or a week, the Picos de Europa are really for everyone!

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