Best rails trails trails in Spain

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Explore the most popular rails trails 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.
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#1 - PR-TF Circuit 57 Callejón de Teno and Baracán Summit
Parque Rural de Teno
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Starting from El Palmar, within the Teno Rural Park, you will pass through the village of Teno Alto until you reach the summit of Baracán. Before reaching Teno Alto you can see the famous Teide volcano in the distance. There is a bar and a food store to recharge in Teno Alto. You will be able to enjoy a heather and laurel forest unique in the Canary Islands thanks to its height and humidity. The views from the Baracán peak are priceless!Show more
#2 - Camino Francés: Pamplona a Puente La Reina
Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
Pamplona is the most important city in the Autonomous Community of Navarra and very famous, among other attractions, for its San Fermín festivals, known worldwide as Sanfermines, declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. On this section of the route, you will leave the city through the university area and pass through quiet towns surrounded by cereal fields making a stop along the way in the famous Sierra del Perdón, where legend has it that the devil appeared to a pilgrim dehydrated to offer water in exchange for rejection of God and owes its name to the 13th-century Basilica of Our Lady of Forgiveness. Upon reaching Puente la Reina, pilgrims from Camino Navarro and Camino Aragonés will meet in this beautiful town in Navarra. The full 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 one-day hike sections of the trail for easy download.Show more
#3 - Otal Valley from San Nicolás de Bujaruelo
Parc national des Pyrénées
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
The Otal Valley is a beautiful, although unknown, little treasure of the Pyrenees surrounded by mountains (Peña de Otal, Pico de Tendereña and Peña de Ordiso). The route is in good condition, well signposted and crosses a series of very beautiful meadows located on the river bank. You can see marmots, cows, wildflowers, meadows, along the small forests and the small stream of Otal. The route is simple, suitable for all levels. Its length must be taken into account, especially if it is done with children.Show more
#4 - French Way: Abeleiroas to Muxia
Abeleiroas, A Coruña, Spain
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Length: 23.5 mi • Est. 10 h 28 m
This section of the Camino de Santiago or Camino Francés starts in Olveiroa, a small town in the province of La Coruña, with just over 3,000 inhabitants that welcomes many pilgrims on its streets each year. Its main attraction is its bridge, where there were clashes between Galician peasants and Napoleon's troops in the early 19th century. After just over 30 kilometers and passing through several Galician towns, you will arrive at Muxía, a well-known Galician village for pilgrims belonging to the Finisterre region, where you can find the beautiful Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca. This is a multi-week hike that can be done at a variety of rhythms and starting points. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 By following this link, you will find sections of walking trails during the day for easy download.Show more
#5 - Camino del Norte: Zarautz to Deba
Zarautz, Gipuzkoa, Spain
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
This route is part of a multi-week walk of the Camino de Santiago, known as the Camino del Norte, starting in Irún and ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Through this route, pilgrims will be able to enjoy the wonderful coast of northern Spain, from the Basque Country, passing through Cantabria, Asturias, arriving in Santiago de Compostela, the temple of pilgrimage in Europe. Legend has it that the remains of the Holy 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 cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. Zarautz is a tourist town famous for its 3 km long beach, the longest in the entire province. As points of interest, you can find the Narros Palace, the Luzea Tower and the Parish Church of Santa María la Real. Deba, located in the westernmost part of the Gipuzkoan coast, is also famous for its beauty and the tourism that visits it every year. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, you will find sections of the day hike for easy downloading.Show more
#6 - Camino Francés: Muxía a Fisterra
Muxía, A Coruña, Spain
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Length: 19.9 mi • Est. 10 h
This route is part of a walk of several weeks, along the Camino de Santiago del Norte, also known as the Camino del Norte, a pilgrimage route that begins in Irún and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done in a variety of rhythms and starting points. During this route, you will be able to find some steep slopes that can be slippery and muddy, so it is advisable to be prepared with appropriate footwear. You will also cross rocks and boulders and climb the odd staircase. Enjoy the lush nature and beautiful views of the ocean that you will find along this trail. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful north coast of Spain, from the Basque Country, through Cantabria and Asturias to Santiago de Compostela, in central Galicia. 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 cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, you will find sections of walking trails during the day for easy downloading.Show more
#7 - GR 92: Garraf a Vilanova i la Geltrú
Parc del Garraf
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 6 h 44 m
GR 92 is 583 km long trail that follows all the Catalan shore, along a great variety of mediterranean landscapes. Starting at Portbou, goes through Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, a wetland of ornithological value, crosses Fluvià river and reaches Empuries, an ancient Greek colony. It climbs the Montgrí massif and then goes down to Begur and Palafrugell. It crosses Serra de les Gavarres, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar, at the famous Costa Brava. Then, climbs Montnegre and Corredor mountains, and soon after crossing the iberian village of Puig Castellar, it reaches Santa Coloma de Gramanet. It also crosses the Besòs river and goes around Barcelona through the Serra de Collserola. This segment follows the seashore through Sitges and Vilanova, then it goes inland to Albinyana, Tarragona and Constantí.Show more
#8 - Primitive Way: A Covela to Melide
Friol, Lugo, Spain
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Length: 13.0 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
This route is part of a trek of several weeks, along the Camino de Santiago Primitivo, also known as the Original Way. The Primitive Way was the first route to Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage trip that begins in Oviedo and continues in the west in Lugo, heading to Santiago de Compostela in the south, joining the best-known French Way in Melide, La Coruña province. And at a distance of 55km from Santiago de Compostela. It is considered one of the most difficult routes of all the routes of the Camino, due to the large number of steep ascents and descents. It can be done in a variety of rhythms and choose from the many starting points that exist. Legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the route of the famous Camino de Santiago. 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 cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The complete route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/es/trail/spain/asturias/camino-primitivo-full-route A list of individual trails can be found here: https: //www.alltrails .com / en / lists / primitive-path - 4 By following this link, you will find sections of the daytime trail hike for easy download.Show more
#9 - Carros de Foc vía Amitges
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 47.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Carros de Foc route was drawn up thanks to the initiative of a group of park rangers who traced it in a circular route in 1987. The views throughout the route are impressive as it is located in the impressive Aigüestortes National Park i Estany de Sant Maurici, where nature is guaranteed. This route can be carried out in two days by spending the night in the small Refugio del Plant de la Font, owned by the National Park and from where many high mountain activities start, such as hiking routes, mountain biking, skiing ... or in one of the other shelters where the trail passes. This beautiful route also has the peculiarity of the section of old train tracks, located next to the Estany Tort, which were built at the time the reservoirs were created to transport materials from one place to another. They are five kilometers long and narrow gauge. There is some section of rugged terrain and steep mountains, but generally, the route does not have any technical difficulties. In short, this long, but amazing route is a must for lovers of nature and outdoor sports.Show more
#10 - Circuito Las Arenas -Sierra de Juan Robre
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Note: the way back is very steep and slippery. There are also quite a few wild plants that can bite, so long pants are recommended.Show more
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