We’re big advocates of a walking holiday so when you’re planning your next break, we think you should consider trying out a walking holiday in Spain.
Our favourite thing about them is that it gives us a chance to reconnect with nature and see sights that we probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise – and with so much to see in Spain, you won’t want to miss anything!
Here are three reasons why everyone should consider a walking holiday, as well as a few tips on the must-see spots in Spain:
- Taking A Spiritual Pilgrimage
It’s not often that you can say you’ve walked the same route as millions of pilgrims before, who were hoping to see a miracle at the shrine of a Saint. The El Camino pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those looking for a walking holiday. Although you’re unlikely to see a miracle, this can be an enlightening and spiritual walk for travellers.
There are a number of routes you can take on this hike, including the Camino Frances, Camino del Norte and Camino Portugues – each of which will take you on a different route through historic towns and with varying levels of difficulty, so you can customise your itinerary to create your ideal break.
- Experiencing the Great Outdoors
With a walking holiday, you’ll get the chance to see all the stunning areas of Spain that you might have missed otherwise. The country is home to gorgeous lakes, breath-taking mountains and volcanoes, forests, valleys and cliffs, as well as being a haven for wildlife spotting. Here are some of our favourite walking spots:
- Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is a protected area with a wild, isolated volcanic landscape and some of the most unique geological features in Europe.
- Visit the historic gold mining site of Las Médulas.
- Explore the magnificent Cuevas de Nerja (Nerja Caves) that stretch almost five kilometres.
- How about a visit to Somiedo Natural Park, where you can try and catch a glimpse of a Cantabrian brown bear?
- A Peaceful Escape
A walking holiday can give holiday-goers a much-needed break from computer screens and smart phones. These have become a part of our everyday lives so it’s can be a refreshing change to unplug from technology.
With the fabulous scenery, gorgeous architecture, unique wildlife and the chance to bond with your fellow holiday-goers, checking your phone will probably be the last thing on your mind when you choose to go on a walking holiday in Spain.
Get your walking shoes ready and swap your bustling city break for a peaceful walking holiday in Spain. It’s the perfect chance for you to leave technology behind and have a shared adventure with your fellow holiday-goers, taking in the stunning sights, learning the history of the country and meeting the friendly locals.