Self-Guided

Walking Holidays

CANARY ISLANDS | AZORES | BALEARICS | GALICIA

Walking Holidays ▸ SELF-GUIDED

Discover our self-guided hiking itineraries beyond the Canary Islands. In addition to the 8 islands of the Canary Archipelago, we now also offer independent walking holidays in the Azores (Ilha de Saõ Miguel), Menorca (Camí de Cavalls) and Galicia (Camiño dos Faros):

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La Laguna Gran Hotel

Stay in small hotels

We choose charming accommodations, far from regular tourist areas, but with a genuine atmosphere.

Sao Miguel Azores con Natourtravel

Spectacular walks

Our walking routes show you breathtaking landscapes with great diversity. Will provide you an in-depth knowledge of the place.

Mallorca - Soller tren

Exclusive transfers

We prioritise public transport for environmental reasons, but we also use private transfers if necessary.

Sao Miguel Azores con Natourtravel

Detailed maps and GPX

We provide you detailed informations of each walk, with maps and descriptions as well as GPX files

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CANARY ISLANDS      Canarias

Lanzarote

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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Gran Canaria

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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Fuerteventura

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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Tenerife

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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...see more in Tenerife

La Gomera

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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...see more in La Gomera

El Hierro

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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...see more in El Hierro

La Palma

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

A total itinerary of 496 km through the 7 islands, along the Caminos Naturales, GR 131 and GR 132 of the Canary Islands, crossing each island from side to side.

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AZORES      Acores

São Miguel Sao Miguel + Santa Maria - mapa

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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BALEARICS      Baleares

MenorcaMenorca-mapa

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ICONO Alojamiento | ICONO COCHE TAXI | ICONO GPX |

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GALICIA      Peninsulsar

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Custom-made plans

Although we offer you multiple self-guided walking holidays, perhaps nothing suits what you have in mind…

Islas Canarias - Camino del Guanche

…but we can adapt it to your prerogatives and design a tailor-made walking holiday according to your needs.

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    About self-guided walking holidays ▸ Considerations

    Self-guided walking holidays have become increasingly popular among travelers seeking a blend of adventure, exercise, and the freedom to explore at their own pace. These holidays provide an opportunity to connect with nature, discover hidden gems, and enjoy the cultural and historical aspects of a region. Here are some key considerations to ensure you get the most out of your self-guided walking holidays.

    1. Route Selection: Choose a route that matches your fitness level and interests. Walking holidays come in various difficulty levels, from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes.
    2. Maps and GPS: Ensure you have reliable maps and, if possible, a GPS device. Walking holidays often involve navigating remote areas where digital maps might not be available.
    3. Weather Conditions: Check the weather forecast for the duration of your trip. Walking holidays can be significantly affected by weather, so pack accordingly and be prepared for changes.
    4. Accommodation: Pre-book accommodations to avoid the stress of finding a place to stay each night. Many walking holidays offer package deals that include lodging.
    5. Luggage Transfers: Consider services that transfer your luggage from one accommodation to the next. This allows you to enjoy your walking holidays without the burden of carrying a heavy pack.

    6. Physical Preparation: Walking holidays require physical stamina. Train by taking long walks and building up your endurance before your trip.
    7. First Aid: Carry a basic first aid kit for minor injuries. Walking holidays can sometimes lead to blisters or small cuts, so be prepared to treat them.
    8. Emergency Contacts: Keep a list of emergency contacts and local emergency numbers. Inform someone about your daily plans and expected arrival times.
    9. Solo vs. Group: Decide whether to embark on your walking holidays alone or with companions. Each option has its advantages; solo travelers enjoy solitude, while groups offer safety and companionship.
    10. Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers walking holidays. Ensure it includes coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost or damaged gear.

    11. Footwear: Invest in a good pair of walking shoes or boots. Comfort and durability are essential for walking holidays, as you’ll be on your feet for extended periods.
    12. Clothing: Dress in layers and choose waterproof fabrics when possible. Walking holidays often take you through varying climates and conditions.
    13. Backpack: A comfortable, well-fitted backpack is crucial. Walking holidays require carrying essentials like water, snacks, and extra clothing.
    14. Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated and carry nutritious snacks. Walking holidays can be physically demanding, and proper nutrition and hydration are key to maintaining energy levels.
    15. Navigation Tools: Besides maps and GPS, consider a compass and a guidebook. Walking holidays in remote areas may not have clear signage.

    16. Local Customs: Respect local customs and traditions. Walking holidays often take you through rural areas where cultural norms may differ from urban settings.
    17. Environmental Impact: Minimize your environmental footprint. Walking holidays are eco-friendly by nature, but be mindful of waste disposal and stick to designated paths to protect local flora and fauna.
    18. Wildlife: Be aware of the local wildlife and how to interact with it safely. Walking holidays in natural habitats require caution and respect for animals.
    19. Leave No Trace: Follow the Leave No Trace principles. Walking holidays should leave the environment as pristine as you found it.
    20. Community Engagement: Engage with local communities. Walking holidays are a great way to support small businesses and learn about the area’s heritage.

    21. Pace Yourself: Walk at a comfortable pace. Walking holidays are meant to be enjoyed, not rushed.
    22. Take Breaks: Regular breaks help prevent fatigue. Walking holidays offer many scenic spots perfect for a rest and a snack.
    23. Photography: Bring a camera or smartphone to capture memories. Walking holidays provide numerous photo opportunities with stunning landscapes and local attractions.
    24. Journal: Keep a travel journal. Documenting your experiences during walking holidays helps preserve memories and reflections.
    25. Relax and Unwind: Enjoy the tranquility and freedom that walking holidays offer. Embrace the journey and the unique perspectives gained from exploring on foot.

    In conclusion, self-guided walking holidays offer a rewarding way to experience new destinations. By carefully considering the planning, safety, equipment, and cultural aspects, you can ensure a memorable and enjoyable adventure. Walking holidays combine physical activity with the joy of discovery, making them a perfect choice for those seeking both challenge and relaxation.