Best Hiking Vacations Europe:

Hiking trails and Walking Routes throughout the Province of Almeria

Hiking Vacations in Almeria, Spain

Almeria a Land of Contrasts and Hiking Paradise!


Best Hiking Vacations Europe: Being a land of contrasts, Almeria is, without doubt, a Hiking and Walking Paradise. There are just so many different natural sceneries to be enjoyed that you will find it difficult to choose a tour.

Hiking Vacations in Spain: Sierra de Alhamilla

Planning your hiking vacations, you may literally choose from hiking and walking along the coastline, soaking up the breathtaking views of secluded coves, creeks, volcanic rock formations in Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park or admire the wilderness of the Badlands in the only European Desert, namely Tabernas Desert. Or maybe you'd prefer to walk from white-washed village to village in the Alpujarra or escape to higher slopes of Sierra de Gador, Sierra de los Filabres, Sierra Maria de los Velez or even Sierra Nevada.



Los Genoveses - Cabo de Gata Natural Park

In any case, you may want to schedule your hiking vacations either in spring, autumn or winter months, since in July and August temperatures easily may surpass 38-39ºC!

Although we sometimes take some of our favorite short walks even in August. But then, these are short and can be done in the early evening or early morning, avoiding the sun.

Our favorite Hikes:


Hiking Vacations - Balsa Salobre Alboloduy

The Alcozayar Trail – Alboloduy

Hiking Vacations - Tabernas Desert

Tabernas Desert Trail

Getting ready for a self-guided tour:


Hiking Trails in Almeria, click to open big file!

There is a variety of signposted Hiking trails throughout the Province of Almeria, more than enough for your hiking vacations. The difficult part is: to pick the best! Depending on your time and the season, you may want to choose a short or even a long walking tour. What ever your choice is, get prepared. Download a map (click on the images to download), grab your backpack and... off we go!



San Jose - Cabo de Gata Natural Park

(GR) Long Distance Routes:

"GR" stands for "Gran Recorrido", which means: "Long Distance" routes, which usually link different Provinces or even countries, in the latter case they are then called "E" routes.

  • GR 7 / E 4 (Greece - Algeciras/Gibraltar)
    - Puerto de La Ragua - Bayárcal - Larores
  • GR 92 / E 10 (Pulpí - Adra)
    - Las Salinas - San José
    - Urb. Roquetas - Aguadulce
    - Almerimar - Urb. Roquetas
    - Balanegra - Almerimar
    - Adra - Balanegra
  • GR 140 (Almeria Trail GR7 - GR92)
    - Puerto de la Ragua - Bayárcal
  • GR 142 (Alpujarra Trail)
    - Darrical - Alcolea
  • GR 143 (Between Sierras)
    - María - Vélez Rubio
    - Venta Picolo - Chirivel
  • GR 148 ( A variante of GR143 - GR142)
    - Tahal - Abrucena
  • (PR)Short Distance Routes

    "PR" stands for "Pequeño Recorrido" and means "Short Distance". These are hiking trails between 10 and 50 km and usually show breathtaking specific environments. Some of them start and finish in the same place.

  • PR A 35 (Hiking trail from Monterrey Laujar to Andarax)
  • PR A 36 (Hiking trail La Hidroeléctrica Laujar)
  • PR A 37 (Hiking trail Aguadero Laujar)
  • PR A 97 (From Karst de Yesos to Sorbas)
  • PR A 117 (Hiking trail Picacho Taberno)
  • PR A 113 (From Celín to Los Baños de la Reina)
  • PR A 144 (Hiking trail Los dos miles de la Sierra de Gádor)
  • PR A 145 (Hiking trail Castala)
  • PR A 146 (From Cortijo Blanco to Castala)
  • PR A 230 (Hiking trail Las Palomas El Ejido)
  • PR A 257 (Hiking trail Poyo Líjar)
  • PR A 269 (Desert Hiking trail)

  • Winter Walks in and around Cabo de Gata Natural Park

    Jane Lauriston Seigal

    by Jane Lauriston Seigal

    Do I really want to share all this? The absolute joy of my walks is the tranquillity and almost complete lack of people. However who am I to be so proprietorial about the amazing intoxicating experience of this most glorious of Spanish regions. But perhaps for those that cannot undertake these pleasures any more (could be me soon!), I can try to put into words and pictures the sensual pleasures of this outstanding locality. As to the best walk? Each time I set out, every walk is the best! Join me on my hiking vacations and tours:

  • From San Jose to Monsul Beach
  • From San Jose to Escullo Beach
  • From Escullo Beach to Isleta del Moro

  • The following are almost all Cabo de Gata Trailing paths and routes:

    Hover your mouse over the image and download the following Cabo de Gata maps for FREE:

    Hiking Map Cabo de Gata A
    Hiking Map Cabo de Gata B
  • Mineral Carrier in Agua Amarga

  • Trail: Cerro del Cinto
  • Trail: Caldera de Majada Redonda
  • Trail Cortijo del Fraile - Montano - Hornillo
  • Trail El Pocico - Las Marinas
  • Trail Escullos - Isleta del Moro
  • Trail Escullos - Pozo de los Frailes
  • Trail La Molata
  • Trail Las Amoladeras
  • Trail Loma Pelada
  • Trail Los Genoveses
  • Trail Mesa Roldán
  • Trail Requena
  • Trail Sendero Río Alías
  • Trail San Pedro - El Plomo - Agua Amarga
  • Trail Vela Blanca
  • Trail Vía Verde de Lucainena a Agua Amarga


  • Cabo de Gata Hiking Map - General

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