Winter misty landscape panorama early in the morning in Spain.


Spain Tours

Hiking & Walking Journeys Across Spain

From the high mountain passes of the Pyrenees to medieval pilgrim trails along the famed Camino de Santiago, exploring the pueblos blancos of Andalusia to tasting the pintxos of the Basque Country—Spain sets the scene for perfect hikes, cultural adventures, and a superb array of regional wines and cuisine.

Everything You Need to Know

A field of wildflowers with a castle in the background.

The Camino de Santiago can be done any time of year, however, the months of April-June and September-October are the best months to experience the trail. Read more about the differences between each month below.

Most pilgrim trails funnel into a few main routes within Spain on their way to Santiago de Compostela, with the classic “Camino Frances” (French Way) being the most popular. This is the route that we recommend, and have selected the most beautiful hiking sections for our journey.

Camino de Santiago map.

El Camino de Santiago—the Way of St. James—is the name for the hundreds of miles of collective pathways that have guided pilgrims to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela for more than 1,000 years. The reason for the great pilgrimage was (and still is, for many) a matter of faith in the miraculous power of St. James.

The trail follows everything from country roads to cow paths as we travel through rural regions that see few outsiders aside from pilgrims. Of course, all hiking days are a bit different, and the weather always has the final say, but the following is a sense of a typical day on the trail.

  • We have handcrafted a journey that in just nine days brings you to the best of the landscapes and villages, skipping areas that parallel highways or developed areas.
  • Our expert Trip Leaders share phenomenal knowledge of the culture and history of the region and bring El Camino and its traditions to life.
  • Our support van is available several times a day to provide refreshments or to give you a lift if you’d like to shorten the hiking day.
  • You’ll be welcomed each night in our carefully selected hotels and paradors, including two nights at the extraordinary Parador Dos Reis Católicos. No barebones hostels, we want you to rest in comfort as you make this historic pilgrimage!
  • We bring you all the way to legendary Finisterre, with a grand finale at “the end of the earth,” mythical Kilometer 0 on the pilgrim trail.


Such a wonderful trip! We have recommended it to many friends already!! The attention to detail, the provision of wonderful food, wines, snacks and even happy hours at the end of most days hiking were just the best. The guides that appeared at just the appointed hour in some cathedrals, cities we visited, and the clear relationships they had established with vendors and people along the way was great for our experience.


This was another great adventure for us. The trip was constructed very well, with great locations, food, and experiences. A great combination of trip leaders. A beautiful part of the world to explore with wonderful hikes to get to really appreciate the beautiful countryside and hidden treasures. This experience is exactly why we keep returning to Wilderness Travel.


A well-organized trip with moderate to challenging hikes in the majestically beautiful Spanish and Andorran Pyrenees. Our guides couldn’t have been any better! They were extremely familiar with all our routes, and they had a plethora of knowledge about the customs, culture, cuisine, geology, fauna, and history of all the areas we visited.


The trip was a perfect combination of natural and man-made wonders—of environment, history, culture, and dining experiences. The hikes were amazing and varied, and took us to places and sites that I’ll remember always.


Our trip’s unexpected highlights were the variety of accommodations—they really showcased the area and let us relate to real pilgrims—and because our support van met us at regular intervals, all hikers could start out each morning, then if they were tired, stop if they chose!


This was just what I like in a trip—being out and about in the countryside and towns. The Trip Leaders were exceptional in having local cuisine and wines arranged at our meals. I really enjoyed the variety of hotel accommodations.


I loved this trip, from the guides to the hikes, to the food and wine, all among beautiful landscapes and an enriching culture. A spectacular trip!

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Our Europe Specialists know every detail about our Spain trips. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the journey that’s right for you. Contact us to learn more or book your trip today!