Walking and Cycling Tours in Spain

Spain is an amazingly diverse country. There are many differences between its regions – culture, food, history and language. Our walking and cycling tours in Spain get you into close contact with the different traditions of Spanish life. You will find people kind and courteous. It helps if you know a bit about social customs, and the following notes are intended to help.

Locals in the country expect to give and receive an hola! They value politeness. The people in rural regions take their time and think it rude to conduct even the simplest transaction brusquely. In shops, hotels and restaurants, you cannot go wrong enquiring for advice about things, appreciating things you see around you, or being interested in what is going on locally. Try not to get frustrated if you are kept waiting in a shop while a detailed discussion comparing the value of livestock goes on. Join in, if you like!

Spaniards tend to start work early, have a long break for lunch (anything up to 4 hours) and then work again until around 7pm. They eat later than we are used to, and often sit out chatting and drinking until the early hours. Lunch is usually from 2-3 and evening meal seldom before 10. However, all our hotels expect our clients to want to eat earlier, but you stand little chance of a meal before 9 in the evening!

Family life is very important to the Spanish, and generations of families will often be seen eating together in restaurants in a way that, in the US, is normally reserved for Sunday lunch. In many ways, Spain can be seen as an ageless society – children are welcomed everywhere at all times, and you’re never considered too old to join in the fun!

Available tours In Spain

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Following St James’ Way

This 12 night holiday is one of Europe’s classic walks following one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! There’s a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat to fellow walkers from all parts of the…

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Based on 10 Reviews
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Hidden Valleys of Cordoba Walk

This is the ‘real’ Spain – a region of tiny white villages nestled in the mountains and surrounded by dramatic hills and National Park. As well as stunning walks – gorges, peaks, valleys, views – you’ll enjoy wonderful Spanish hospitality.…

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Based on 42 Reviews
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Walking the Camino de Santiago

This is one of Europe’s classic walks following one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! There’s a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat to fellow walkers from all parts of the globe.

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Based on 32 Reviews
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Vistas of Valencia Walk

The deserted mountains behind Valencia form a varied region where traditional villages, perched on sharp ridges and valley sides, are a world away from the popular Mediterranean coastal resorts just 20 minutes distant. Superb flowers, birds and butterflies, and a…

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Catalan Coastal Walk

Mainly coastal walking also taking in sweeping green valleys, pretty wine villages, hidden white hamlets and colourful fishing harbours. Highlights include artists’ favourite, Cadaques, and the spectacular bay at Roses, with a 16th century castle and ruined citadel.

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Based on 36 Reviews