Winter Sun Walking Holidays

What better way to break up the long, dark winter than to follow the birds south and walk in the warmth of the sun. We have some perfect winter walking holidays for escaping the winter blues and benefiting from a much-needed vitamin D boost.

Temperatures in Spain’s Canary islands are perfect for walking during the winter months. Feel the warm sea breeze on your face as you explore the botanical paradise that is La Gomera, while enjoying awe-inspiring views of the majestic mount Teide, just over the shimmering blue sea on neighbouring Tenerife. Likewise, Madeira’s mild Atlantic climate makes the ‘flower island’ an ideal destination for year-round hiking.

While a little cooler than the Canaries at this time, the Iberian peninsula also offers excellent winter walking opportunities. With the white peaks of the Sierra Nevada standing out against a bright blue sky, this is a great time to immerse yourself in the Moorish heritage of the picturesque white-washed villages of the Alpujarras and the Sierra de Grazalema, while Portugal’s Atlantic coast offers fantastic year-round walking along some of Europe’s very best clifftop trails.


 

Algarve Coastal Walks

Hike along stunning clifftop trails at the extreme edge of Europe
7 days
Moderate to Challenging

Cabo de Gata Natural Park

Ideal winter walking destination in Andalucía’s sunniest corner
8 days
Moderate

Hiking on Gran Canaria

Discover Gran Canaria’s rugged and beautiful mountainous interior
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Hiking on La Gomera

A botanical paradise with a myriad of stunning hiking trails
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Tenerife: hike & drive

Tropical forests, spectacular coastlines and Spain's highest peak
8 days
Moderate

The Alpujarras and Granada

Year-round walking in Andalucía's Sierra Nevada mountains
8 days
Moderate

The Rota Vicentina

Walk the Fisherman's Trail and discover one of Europe’s best-kept coastal secrets
8 days
Moderate

The Sierra de Grazalema

Walking Andalucía's 'green oasis' from Grazalema to Ronda
8 days
Moderate

Trekking in Madeira

The ‘Flower Island’ is a perfect destination for year-round hiking
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Winter Walking in Madeira

Easy and varied walking on Madeira's sunny side with accommodation in 4* hotels
8 days
Easy