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Guided Walking Holidays in Spain

Walking Tours in Spain  Holiday walking tours

Our philosophy is simple - to get out of the cities and into the countryside where you can discover the charm and beauty of the Spanish regions such as Andalusia, Pays-Basque, Ainhoa, Santiago de Compostela, the Pyrenees and the Balearic Islands. Walking with a small, like minded group is the best way to explore them. It is important to have time to "smell the roses", not to rush through but to soak up the atmosphere. We are great believers that the journey is what matters, not the destination! All our holidays in Spain are guided - we are not there to overload you with facts and figures but discreetly share with you the wonderful places we have discovered during our "journey".

 Guided Walking holidays in Spain



A journey through Andalusia A Journey back in Time
Walking Tour in Portugal and Spain, Douro Valley, Algarve and Andalusia
April 18 days
The Pilgrim's Way The Pilgrim's Way
Pays-Basque, Ainhoa, Santiago de Compostela
May 14 days
Jewels of the Balearic Islands Jewels of the Balearic Islands
Mallorca and Menorca
June 14 days
Discover the Pyrenees Discover the Pyrenees
From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
July 14 days

Holiday walking tours

About regional food and wine in Spain

Spanish cuisine has come a long way in recent years, and Spanish chefs are currently at the forefront of contemporary European cooking. You know a power-shift has taken place when Restaurant magazine's annual "World 50 Best Restaurants" list regularly cites three or four Spanish eateries in the top ten, and when there are more gourmet places in the Basque Country worth making a special trip for than in Paris. There's some fantastic food to be had in every region, and not just the fancy new-wave stuff either - the tapas, gazpacho, tortilla and paella that you may know from home are simply in a different league when made with the correct ingredients in their natural surroundings. Of course, not every restaurant is a gourmet experience and not every dish is a classic of its kind.

One of the great pleasures of eating out in Spain is the chance to sample some of the country's excellent wines. Over fifty percent of the European Union's vineyards lie in Spain and vino is the invariable accompaniment to every meal. Other regions - not perhaps so well-known abroad - are also well worth investigating, like Galicia or the Priorat in Catalunya, and every wine-producing area is set up for bodega (winery) visits, tastings and tours. In Andalucía, meanwhile, the classic wine is sherry - vino de jerez - while champagne in Spain means the Catalan sparkling wine, cava. The festival and tourist drink is, famously, sangría, a wine-and-fruit punch that's often deceptively strong; a variation in Catalunya is sangría de cava. Tinto de verano is a similar red-wine-and-soda or lemonade combination; variations on this include tinto de verano con naranja (red wine with orangeade) or con limón (lemonade).