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Top 10 adventure holidays in Spain

Spain is infused with diversity, passion and a great sense of adventure. The landscape boasts secluded valleys, fantastic sierras, and stunning coastlines. There are so many challenging adventures, from scenic walking to rugged cycling. Take a look at these top ten adventures:

Surfing in Santander

On the east side of Santander is Cantabria, a magnificent wave-riding hotspot! There are plenty of surf packages that offer weekend beginner sessions to serious month-long retreats and the schools also offer good accommodation deals.

Walking the Picos

The Picos de Europa National Park offers some of Spain’s most stunning hiking trails. However, in summer, the trails can be heaving with walkers, so it is worth choosing your itinerary and accommodation in advance.

Cami de Ronda path, Costa Brava

The original Cami de Ronda footpath around the Costa Brava is one of the best ways to see the fabulous coastline and its secret bays. There are plenty of organised self-guided walking tours so you can enjoy the beautiful with care.

Tenerife Walking Festival

From the volcanic region of Teide National Park, through rain forests to vine covered hills all beneath the gaze of Spain’s highest mountain. Tenerife has the most varied walking trails in the Canary Islands. Tenerife’s Walking Festival usually runs from May 23 to 27 and combines walking with plenty of visits to wine cellars.

Cycling in Majorca

This has always been one of the top 10 adventure holiday in Spain as Majorca is very popular with every type of cyclist. So, whether you want a relaxing ride through the almond groves or take on some earnest ascents in the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana. There is a variety of self-guided cycling holidays available on the island, staying in farms or in traditional hotels.

Getting fit in Ibiza

This is definitely a top 10 adventure holiday in Spain – do not be under the misinterpretation that Ibiza is all about clubbing! You can choose a holiday package that combines paddle boarding around the coast, doing Ashtanga yoga on a roof terrace that overlooks the Mediterranean, hiking in the hills and kickboxing.

Walking for single travellers, Menorca

To follow the coast path that runs all around Menorca is a fantastic way to experience the island and the idyllic coves. You can choose a seven-night trip for solo travellers. You can choose a six-mile walk in the morning or four-mile walks in the early evening, to coincide with Menorca’s stunning sunsets and then a meal with the group.

Volcano walking tour, Lanzarote

There are plenty of bus tours around the Timanfaya volcano, however, try to spend a morning walking through the amazing volcanic landscape with a guide. You learn all about the eruptions of that occurred and you can take various tours around the island in small groups with different accommodation types to suit yourself.

Cycling from Jerez to Cádiz

Another great top 10 adventure holiday in Spain is this fabulous self-guided cycling tour from the superb town of Jerez through the countryside down to the Atlantic coast that lasts nine-nights. You will ride through vineyards, forests, olive groves and almond paths. Accommodation is in quaint hotels in the pretty white villages of Arcos de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia and Vejer de la Frontera.

Cruise and walk around the Canary Islands

This is a relatively new sort of cruise, whereby you hike around the Canaries, exploring the volcanic landscapes, valleys and tropical forests islands. There are also walks towards the summit of El Teide; and through a gorge to the quaint town of Teror. You can also take excursions to La Palma and Madeira.