Hiking In Spain – Awesome Guides In The Spotlight

If you like to keep moving, there is no shortage of great places to go hiking in Spain!  No matter if you are in Galicia, Asturias, Pyrenees, Andalucia and many other areas, you will be sure to have a great connection with nature.  We of course are based in Costa Tropical, so most of what we share will be for nearby day trips from Almuñécar.

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We have compiled a great list of resources to help you explore a bit off the beat track as well as some more basic walking guides. Get moving and discover all that Spain has to offer.

Hiking in Spain Guides

These are some of our favorite guides available to have in hand with you.  The options are really endless, but there is something to be said about having a book with you in person or on your electronic device.  No need to wifi or mobile phone coverage.

Walking in Andalucia: 36 Routes In Andalucia’s Natural Parks


On Foot in Andalucía: 40 Hiking Excursions in Southern Spain (Granma with a Vengeance) (Volume 1)


Coastal Walks in Andalucia: The Best Hiking Trails Close to Andalucia’s Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines


Walks in the Basque Country: France and Spain – a hiking guide


Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees: Walks, Climbs and Multi-day Tours (Cicerone Guidebooks)


Sunrise in Spain: Finding the Good Life Hiking the Camino de Santiago


Tandem Paragliding in Almuñécar Spain

Walking in Almuñécar

AlmunecarInfo.com provides self-guided walking tours of Almuñécar and the surrounding areas.  These are all self-guided walking tours which provide you with directions, as well as historical information and tips.  Our passion is traveling, exploring and experiencing.  Our mission is to provide a quick and easy source of information to print and take with you when you visit.   Click here for more information now!

Almuñécar Walking Guide Leader Board

Hiking in Spain Online

  • Hiking Trails on Wickilock.  These provide you with several walks and or hikes in the Almuñécar area.  Of course you can adjust the filters to select the easy, moderate or advance walks.  You may also select a walk by the length.  If you would like more hiking in Spain, just change the filters so you see more than the Almuñécar area.
  • Trek Sierra Nevada is really wonderful and provides very details hiking trails with excellent information.

 The lost village just outside of Frigiliana. El Acebuchal isn't so much a village as a 17th century hamlet. It is an area known for hiking in Spain.

Recommended Hikes

Rio Chillar (Nerja) – easy/moderate

A great family day out for anyone looking to get away from the beach is to walk up the Rio Chillar in Nerja. It is one of the few walks in the area, that is possible during the height of the Andalusian summer.

Cañada Sereno – easy

Great family walk with a lovely meadow where you can stop for a picnic half way round. Stone benches with fantastic views mean that there are plenty of places where you can stop for breather. Refill your water bottles at the source of the River Darro, one of the two rivers that run through Granada.

NW Sierra Nevada, Monachil – moderate

The walk skirts the edge of the urban area between Granada and Monachil, and can therefore be accessed at several points: the Los Rebites and Mundo Nuevo areas of Huétor Vega (just outside Granada), and Monachil village. click here for detailed information

Río Verde – difficult

This walk takes you down into a dramatic gorge where you can take a refreshing dip in the lovely green waters of the Rio Verde. In the gorge, peaceful pools alternate with waterfalls and fast-flowing rapids. Before you reach the gorge, the walk descends through a landscape of pine trees and wild herbs, past a fascinating waterfall with calcified tree trunks.

Melegís – Reservoir – easy

A very pleasant stroll through the orange groves of the Lecrín Valley, this circuit starts in the pretty, white village of Melegís, and also takes in the Béznar reservoir.

Albuñuelas – Río Saleres – easy

A short walk that goes out along the GR-7 long-distance walking trail before returning on the other side of the Saleres river. Lovely views of the villages in the Lecrín valley, as well as to El Caballo in the Sierra Nevada.


If you have more you would like to share, just contact us and we will see if we can add them for you.


Looking for more things to do Almuñécar?

If this wasn’t enough for you or you want more adventurous activities, please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar.
Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com