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.

  • 4.1 Star reviews:  Coastal Walks in Andalusia. Cicerone.: The best hiking trails close to Andalusia’s Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines.  View product on Amazon Spain
  • 4.6 Star reviews:  Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada: 38 walks, scrambles and multi-day traverses.  View product on Amazon Spain
  • 4.3 Star reviews:  Walking in Andalusia. Cicerone. (Cicerone Walking Guide) [English Language]: 36 routes in Andalucia’s Natural Parks. View product on Amazon Spain
  • 4.6 Star reviews:  Walking in the Picos de Europa: 42 walks and treks in Spain’s first National Park.  View product on Amazon Spain
  • 4.6 Star reviews:  Lonely Planet Best Day Hikes Spain (Lonely Planet Travel Guide).  View product on Amazon Spain

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Tandem Paragliding in Almuñécar Spain

Walking in Almuñécar

AlmunecarInfo.com provides three self-guided walking tours of Almuñécar (around town, Cotobro, and the edge of town).  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.
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Almuñécar Walking Guide Leader Board

Mediterranean Park Almuñécar

Enjoy a hike, walk or picnic at Parque Mediterráneo Almuñécar (Mediterranean Park).  Surrounded by nature, paths, beaches & gorgeous sea views too.  We shared a few photos of the Mediterranean Park on social media and they were a big hit.  Many people wanted to know more about where it was located and how to access it.  Therefore we are going to take you on a photo walk and provide you more information about Parque Mediterráneo en Almuñécar!
Enjoy an Almunecar hike, walk or picnic at Parque Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Park). Surrounded by nature, paths, beaches & gorgeous sea views too. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Hiking in Spain Online

  • Here is a downloadable pdf for hiking in the Nerja area.
  • Hiking Trails on Wikiloc.  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.
  • Check out our Social groups page for a list of hiking groups in the area.

 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.


Dúrcal: Río Dúrcal – Cascada de los Bolos

This linear route follows the Río Dúrcal to the Cascada de los Bolos. It is 9.4km long, has an elevation of 226m and takes approximately 4 hours to complete.  This walk has to be done when the river has the right amount of water. Too much and it is impassable and too little the waterfalls would not be so impressive. The best time is July and August. On the weekends in July and August there hundreds of people so it is best to go midweek. Even in the hottest part of the summer this walk is cool.


Cycling guides for Salobreña

Cycling in Spain

We have more information for those seeking more locations for cycling in Spain.

cycling tours with costa tropical cycling. read more on almunecarinfo.com

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

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Heidi in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. 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 her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com