Best river trails in Spain

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#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: 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - The King's Little Path
Ardales, Málaga, Spain
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Please note: You have to reserve tickets in order to hike this trail and get past the check in station. You can reserve your ticket here: https://reservas.caminitodelrey.info/?lang=en El Caminito del Rey route is linear, not circular. It stretches in one direction, from north to south, so visitors need to organize the way back to the starting point. They can choose one of the following options: walk back, or take a shuttle bus that goes from the northern access point in Ardales to the southern one at El Chorro in Álora, or the opposite. The Caminito del Rey was once known as Spain’s most dangerous trail. It was a trail that was only shared in the rock climbing community. These days, the trail has been greatly restored and is now one of the most popular and beautiful trails in Spain. The trail follows the Gaitanes Gorge in El Chorro. It is a dramatic walk on wood suspended on the side of cliffs. It is most suited for the more adventurous hiker. With the recent renovations it is much safer, however, you will still need to wear a helmet for your hike. Kids younger than 8 are not allowed on the trail. The trail features beautiful forest, the crystal clear water of the river, and the thrill of being suspended in the air. Be sure to book well in advance as the tickets do sell out.Show more
#7 - Carros de Foc
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 46.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Carros de Foc, or chariots of fire, are considered by some nature lovers as the most beautiful hike in the Pyrenees mountains and perhaps in all of Europe. It is a classic route and an ambition of many mountain lovers. This trail is part of a multi-day hike that generally takes about a week to complete. The trail is challenging because it is at a high altitude and requires careful planning before starting. A prior reservation is required to do this route: https://www.carrosdefoc.com/reservas/ It is advisable to plan an itinerary to do the Foc Cars. The trail is generally divided into segments and the most common resting places are shelters; Ventosa, Restanca, Colomers, Saboredo, Amitges, Ernest Mallafre, Josep M. Blanc and Colomina. Not all locations offer the same services. Please note that some may not have hot water and some may not have electricity. Along the way there are no special directions, instead following red and white markings, wooden posts, and rock piles left by other hikers. It is recommended to download the map from AllTrails. Hikers will be rewarded for undertaking this difficult hike with spectacular views of the Pyrenees. The different landscapes will surprise anyone and the variety of colors of the meadows and forests will leave everyone who does this route breathless.Show more
#8 - The Northern Way
Irun, Gipuzkoa, Spain
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Length: 541.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Camino del Norte, also known as the Northern Way are the designations of the pilgrimage routes starting in Irun and finishing at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful Northern coast of ‘Green Spain’ from the Basque Country, across Cantabria, Asturias and on to Santiago de Compostela in the center of Galicia. You will be able to enjoy an amazing scenery of dramatic cliffs, beautiful sea, sandy beaches, historical cities and towns, pasture fields and forest. Pilgrims also have the option to take an alternative route from the city of Oviedo, where the Camino del Norte connects with the Camino Primitivo and then continues on to Santiago de Compostela. 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. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.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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