Best historic site trails in Spain

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Explore the most popular historic site trails in Spain with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of historic site trails in Spain
Top trails (1789)
#1 - GR10: The Pyrenean Way
Parc national des Pyrénées
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Length: 551.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Le GR10 Traversée des Pyrénées est une randonnée permettant de traverser les Pyrénées par un itinéraire balisé. Le GR10 est un des sentiers du GR (Grand Randonnée de France). Nous vous proposons une liste en 47 étapes ici: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/gr10-traversee-des-pyrenees Le sentier alterne vues sur les vallées, sommets et cols des montagnes. Le GR10 est une randonnée qu'il ne faut pas prendre à la légère. Une excellente expérience du milieu montagnard, une bonne condition physique et une connaissance des moyens d'orientation vous seront nécessaires lors de cette traversée entre l'Atlantique et la Méditerranée.Show more
#2 - The Cares Trail
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 9 h 54 m
The Cares Trail or Ruta del Cares (or locally known as Garganta del Cares) is one of the most popular hikes in the Picos de Europa. You can start the trail from Cain or Poncebos. The trail follows the Cares River through the Cantabrian Mountains, and is considered one of the most beautiful trails in Spain. You will pass through rocky terrain, small caves, bridges and you might meet some mountain goats too. The grey limestone mountains you will see along the trail are spectacular. There are several trails in the area around Cain or Poncebos. If you choose to do this route, you can plan several days of hiking through the Picos de Europa.Show more
#3 - French Way: A Calzada to Santiago de Compostela
A Calzada, A Coruña, Spain
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Length: 20.1 mi • Est. 9 h 51 m
This route is part of a journey of several weeks along the Camino de Santiago Frances, a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at different rates and from various starting points. Legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried in Santiago de Compostela, the international capital of the Camino. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The complete route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com / lists / camino-de-santiago-frances - 3 By following this link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy download.Show more
#4 - Sant Jeroni Summit Loop
Parc Natural de la Muntanya de Montserrat
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
This trail begins near the Montserrat Monastery. The path takes you through forest, which eventually becomes stone peaks. The Sant Jeroni is the highest point in the Montserrat massif. The top of Sant Jeroni offers great views of villages and a steep drop down. The path is well marked, but could still warrant a set of hiking poles. The trail is concrete and well packed dirt, many switchbacks so moderate climbing required and the terrain is pretty rough in patches, so advisable to wear comfort and appropriate footwear, and also warm clothing as it get cold the higher you go. Bring water and enjoy the breathtaking views! If you’d prefer to shorten this trail you can look into taking the Sant Joan Funicular.Show more
#5 - French Way: Burgos to Hontanas
Burgos, Burgos, Spain
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Length: 20.1 mi • Est. 9 h 18 m
This route is part of a multi week long walk, along the Camino Frances, also known as the French Way. The Camino Frances is a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. Legend has it that the remains of the Saint Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#6 - Way of Saint James Silver Route: Seville to Santiago
Seville, Seville, Spain
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Length: 575.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is part of a multi week long walk or ride, along the Way of Saint James Silver Route (Camino Via de la Plata), also known as the Vía de la Plata Ourense or the Camino Meridional. It can be done by foot or bike at a variety of paces and starting points. The Vía de la Plata is an alternative to the Camino Frances if you are looking for a less busy route, or are in search of solitude. From Seville to Santiago, along the Vía de la Plata and the Sanabrés Road, there are ~980 kilometers. This route is popularly made by bicycle, (mountain bike with saddlebags), but it can also be done on foot. It travels the Vía de la Plata from Seville to Astorga, to link with the Camino Frances or the Camino Sanabrés which goes west in Granja de Moreruela. The whole itinerary is quite well marked and, to this day, it has a good number of hostels for pilgrims. This route goes along all types of terrain, but mostly off-road. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-de-santiago-via-de-la-plata--2 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading. Show more
#7 - Camino Francés: Pamplona a Logroño
Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
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Length: 56.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is part of a several-week walk along the Camino de Santiago Frances, a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried there. It can be done at different rates and from various starting points. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The complete route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com / lists / camino-de-santiago-frances - 3 By following this link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy download.Show more
#8 - The Northern Way
Irun, Gipuzkoa, Spain
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Length: 541.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
El Camino de Santiago del Norte, conocido popularmente como "Camino del Norte", es la ruta de peregrinación que comienzan en Irún y termina en la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela. Esta ruta lleva a los peregrinos a lo largo de la maravillosa costa norte de la 'España Verde' desde el País Vasco, a través de Cantabria, Asturias hasta Santiago de Compostela, capital del Camino por excelencia. Durante toda la caminata podrás disfrutar de un increíble paisaje con acantilados espectaculares, un precioso mar azul, playas de arena, ciudades y pueblos históricos, pastizales y bosques. Los peregrinos también tienen la opción de tomar una ruta alternativa desde la ciudad de Oviedo, donde el Camino del Norte se conecta con el Camino Primitivo y luego continúa hacia Santiago de Compostela. La leyenda cuenta que los restos del Apóstol Santiago están enterrados allí. Cada primavera y verano, muchas personas siguen sus rutas como una forma de camino espiritual o retiro para su crecimiento espiritual. También es popular entre los entusiastas del senderismo y el ciclismo y los grupos de turistas organizados. Puede encontrar una lista de senderos individuales aquí: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 Siguiendo este enlace, encontrará secciones de senderos para caminar durante el día para descargar fácilmente.Show more
#9 - Camino Francés: Burgos a Santiago de Compostela
Burgos, Burgos, Spain
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Length: 291.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is part of a walk of several weeks, along the Camino de Santiago Frances, a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done in a variety of paces and starting points. Legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The complete route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/es/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https: //www.alltrails .com / en / lists / camino-de-santiago-frances - 3 By following this link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy download.Show more
#10 - Geneva Way: Estella to Logroño
Estella-Lizarra, Navarre, Spain
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Length: 30.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is part of a multi week long hike or ride, along the Geneva Camino, (Geneva Way) also known as via Gebennensis or Jacobweg in German. It is one of the many options to get to Camino de Santiago across Europe, from Geneva to Le Puy, then from there, it will join the traditional Camino Francés or French Way route. This route runs through many historic towns and picturesque French villages, offers the option of enjoying many cultural attractions, vineyards and admiring breathtaking mountain views and the Alps in the distance. It can be done by foot or bike (mountain bike with saddlebags) at a variety of paces and starting points. It goes along all types of terrain, mostly off-road, rugged and rocky in some areas. The views are breathtaking. The Geneva Camino full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/switzerland/geneva/the-geneva-camino-full-route A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/the-geneva-camino Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
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