Scratch the surface of Spain and you’ll find a land infused with history and tradition, from the Moorish palaces of Andalusia to the soaring cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Epic landscapes evoke tales of El Cid and Don Quixote, while storied cities are piled high with architectural treasures that hark back to the glories of empire. Yet Spain is also a dynamic and modern nation, home to exciting cities and a vibrant culture with a constant capacity for reinvention. It also remains a patchwork of proudly independent regions with their own traditions and languages, from the lush green hills of Galicia to the ancient Basque Country.
Cosmopolitan Madrid is infused with the spirit of the movida, the post-Franco flowering of the arts that has defined modern Spain, while Barcelona dazzles with the architecture of Antoni Gaudí and the tangled streets of the Gothic Quarter. The whitewashed villages and fragrant orange groves of Andalusia are the classic image of Spain, and it’s here that you’ll find the Moorish cities of Granada and Córdoba, where 700 years of Islamic rule produced magnificent buildings such as the Alhambra Palace. The mountainous kingdoms of northern Spain were the only part of the Iberian peninsula that held out against the Moors, and this verdant landscape still retains a deep spiritual significance, criss-crossed by pilgrims following the famous Camino de Santiago.
Discover the unique landscape of Lanzarote, and enjoy some winter sun, based in Costa Teguise
Staying in Aguimes and remote Aldea, discover landscapes, gorges, high peaks and valleys, exploring the Isla on foot.
This two country tour provides a fascinating journey through the Ribera del Duero region of Spain and the Douro wine lands of Portugal.
On this walking tour we explore the quiet island of La Gomera and the perfect volcanic cone of El Teide on Tenerife.
Explore the picture-postcard landscape of Andalucia from the attractive village of Canillas de Albaida, staying in a 16th century converted convent.
Get off the beaten track and discover the volcanoes and cloudforests of the verdant Canary Island of La Palma.
In the heart of the Alicante Mountains, this centre-based walking holiday explores the quiet mountain trails of a surprisingly little-visited inland area
Discover Murcia's whitewashed villages and Moorish towers, endless orchards, ancient irrigation channels and layers of history in Southern Spain.
A perennial Explore favourite that combines Andalucia's highlight cities with scenic walks in places of outstanding beauty.
Discover the Moorish architecture of Granada and Cordoba, the picturesque Andalucian Hill Villages and explore the Imperial Cities of Morocco, including Rabat, Fes and Marrakech.
Based in the alpine village of Soldeu, enjoy beautiful walks through protected valleys, meadows and glacial landscapes.
This week-long trekking adventure takes us into the beautiful high mountain scenery of Picos de Europa National Park.
Following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims since the 9th Century, we follow the legendary route Camino Frances (French Way) to Santiago de Compostela.
This cycling adventure takes us across a well-kept Spanish secret - the vast and beautiful open landscapes along Europe's oldest border between Spain and Portugal.
Walk along dramatic coastal pathways following historic trails and through olive groves to hidden beaches.