Spain is Europe’s second most mountainous country, boasting a rich cultural background which provides the visitor with a great variety of walking experiences. The Canary Islands offer walking amid dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush semi-tropical vegetation and summer sun as well as the highest peak in Spain (El Teide, Tenerife, 3718m). Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain range can be explored on foot along historical merchant routes with a stay in an ancient monastery. The Pyrenees form a formidable barrier – arguably the most impressive and certainly largest range on the peninsula – shared between France, Spain and Andorra. The Picos de Europa is a real hidden gem, a dramatic limestone massif found in the heart of the Cantabrian range in Spain’s northern ‘green’ coast. The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrims’ trail following St. James’ Way to Santiago de Compostela, making its way across the north of Spain. Andalucía is one of the largest regions with a number of important mountain ranges and countless reminders of a rich Moorish legacy – most famously the Alhambra of Granada.