Top Winter Walking Destinations

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Looking for the best places to go winter walking? Here are some of our recommended destinations - let us know in the comments if there's any we've missed.

Please note: each book will have detailed information regarding the best time to visit and you should always check the weather report before heading out.

Winter Walking in Tenerife

Cheap to get to and plenty to keep you busy. Spain's highest mountain, El Teide, is located on Tenerife but there are also short and easy walks available. Why not do the GR131 and walk across all the Canary Islands? You'd need the guidebooks to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gran Canaria and La Gomera and El Hierro for this.

Winter Walking In Tenerife
Winter Walking In Tenerife

Winter Walking in Corfu

There's more to Corfu than lounging on a beach. Discover the coastal paths and wooded hills through short and easy walks or more challenging hikes. The 150km Corfu Trail can also be tackled in winter but, due to the season, finding accommodation may be more difficult.

Walking In Corfu
Winter Walking in Corfu

Winter Walking in Nerja, Spain

On the Costa del Sol, Nerja is another easily accessible destination. Although there is a possibility of rain and even snow during the winter in Nerja, the weather is certainly manageable. The quiet calm of this coastal town will make for a pleasant day off if the weather does let you down and the multitude of mountains gives many options for walkers from short strolls to strenuous climbs.

Winter Walking In The Algarve
Winter Walking In The Algarve

The winters here are mild and sunny and in January thousands of almond trees blossom - a sight to be savoured. There is also a variety of scenery to admire from coastal and mountain to glorious inland landscapes.

Walking The Algarve
Walking The Algarve

Winter Walking in the Costa Blanca

See a different side to the Costa Blanca and walkers can explore olive groves, ruined castles and rocky gorges. There are challenges here too with knife-edge ridges and serious scrambles for those requiring more adrenaline.

Winter Walking Costa Blanca
Winter Walking Costa Blanca

Winter Walking in Madeira and Porto Santo

These largely sunny volcanic islands have been a popular holiday destination for a long time but there is a great deal to tempt walkers: dramatic cliffs, dense forests and stone-paved paths through the mountains.

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Walking on the Costa Blanca

50 mountain walks and scrambles


50 circular walks and scrambles that explore the Costa Blanca mountains, around the resorts of Alicante, Benidorm and Calp, a popular European winter sun adventure destination. From 1500m peaks and knife edge ridges to deep gorges, the walks range from gentle strolls to demanding days with steep climbs, and from 3 to 20km in distance.

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