Authentic Spanish Hiking in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park
- Hike the only desert in mainland Europe
- Explore Andalucia’s longest section of protected coastline, a UNECO Biosphere reserve
- Stay overnight in the charming fishing villages of Agua Amarga, Rodalquilar and San José
- Stroll along the pristine beaches of Las Negras and Las Salinas
- Walk an area that featured as a location in many famous spaghetti western films
- Observe the remains of the gold mining industry at Rodalquilar
- Extend your walk with a visit to the beautiful locations of Almería and Granada
- Chance upon the areas wildlife, including flamingos in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park
|Route||Cabo de Gata|
|Duration||7 nights/6 days walking|
|Length||65 mi (104km)|
|Availability||Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec|
Why this walk?
Thanks to the efforts of the environmentalist Francisca Díaz Torres (or Doña Pakyta), a landscape singular among walking holidays in Europe, has been kept beautifully in its natural state. The route links two sides of a truly diverse landscape, with arid, desert-like surroundings on one hand, offset by the deepest blues of the Mediterranean sea on the other. Here, annual rainfall is the lowest in Europe, yet more than 1000 species of wildlife and fauna thrive in the stark, volcanic environment. With boundless scenery that stretches for miles, the views are staggering and as you hike along the rocky ridge of the desert, it’s easy to find a sense of serenity and peace of mind hiking in an region where everything is on such a grand scale. A Cabo de Gata walking holiday is ideal for anyone looking to get away from it all and hike Spain’s most vast, open region.