There are as many reasons to visit Spain as there are people, places, fiestas and hidden gems there. Relax and get ready to enjoy the scenery as you count the minutes until you can travel to Spain.
From the most famous to the most surprising. There are lots of routes and itineraries to discover how much Spain has to offer. Its cities, its peoples, its culture, its history, its gastronomy... Every stop is a new discovery and every trip an experience.
THE SAINT JAMES' WAY
An interest in culture, a personal challenge, contact with nature, a spiritual journey… There are as many reasons for taking the Way as there are pilgrims. Whatever the reason, it’s sure to be an unusual and different experience, worth doing at least once in your life. Thousands of people each year discover the diversity of Spain on St James’ Way. Many of them come back and do it again. The Jacobean pilgrimage route is a fascinating journey to Santiago de Compostela, with the opportunity to admire imposing heritage buildings, explore varied landscapes, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and visit cities and destinations steeped in history. The are different ways to do it: on foot, by bicycle, on horseback… Choose your option and enjoy the experience in the way that best suits you.
THE DON QUIXOTE ROUTE
It’s no exaggeration to say that Don Quixote de la Mancha is one of the most famous books in the history of literature. This novel, which tells the adventures and especially the misfortunes of a man who wanted to be a knight-errant in the land of La Mancha, was written by Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, and is among the world’s most translated tales. That period in Spanish literature is known as the Golden Age, and 400 years on we suggest following in the footsteps of the "Knight of the Sad Countenance", who could not distinguish fantasy from reality.
Get ready, because you'll have to fight giants that are actually windmills, try to win Dulcinea's heart, and taste dishes like "duelos y quebrantos" (scrambled eggs with chorizo). Because it's not just a literary route – it's a journey through some of the most magical landscapes in Spain. But it's up to you to create that story. You choose the main characters and the length. The main plot is taken from what is possibly the greatest book of all time.
GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE
Surprising, diverse and full of contrasts - Spanish nature has a wonderful effect on you. Natural landscapes that make you breathe in deeply and forget about your worries, leaving you to enjoy nothing but the moment.
Mountains, volcanoes, wetlands, forests, rivers, valleys, cliffs, lakes... There are so many different environments in Spain to make you feel brand new. Unique and different natural spaces. Some of them, such as the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, the Teide National Park and the Pyrenees, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the cultural landscape category. You have to see it to believe it.
THE MOST FASCINATING PLACES IN SPAIN
Have you ever felt you were in a special place, unlike anything you'd seen before? Did you want to capture that moment forever? There are places in the world that will enthral you because of their beauty, uniqueness and history. Places to visit at least once in a lifetime. In Spain there are several of such places, each more beautiful than the last. Here is a small selection. Many of these places are otherworldly. Take slow steps. Open your eyes wide.
INTO THE VOLCANIC HEART OF TENERIFE
Tenerife (Canary Islands) is a pretty exciting place. Magnificent beaches, a famous carnival, pleasant temperatures all year, and something less known but much more unusual. The volcanic nature of the island is waiting to be discovered on a trip into the origins of the land, the eruptions which brought Tenerife into existence. Reaching the summit of the Teide, the third highest volcano in the world, is a challenge worth facing when you’re 3,718 metres up, but it isn’t the only one. There are five less-known routes that you can follow on foot, by car or on a bicycle. This quest for the volcanic soul of Tenerife can be combined with visits to wineries, the island’s traditional flour mills, and even boat trips.