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Spain Hiking Trail: Doñana – Famous National Park in Spain

You’re planning to go one week in Andalucía (also spelled “Andalusia” in English) for your next trip? Chances are that you won´t have time to visit all the interesting places you can find here. That is why we recommend a hiking trail holiday in Spain while discovering Doñana National Park.

Hiking in Andalucía is definitely worthy your Spain bucket list! With a large variety of marvelous landscapes boasting coastal hikes like no others, rivers, ravines, waterfalls, and bare rugged 3000-meters peaks, this is a wonderful destination for outdoor lovers!

 

Doñana National Park, UNESCO Natural site

THE SPAIN HIKING TRAIL

It’s just so much fun to go on a hike when the weather’s great! Besides, Spain is home to some spectacular and varying landscapes. Travel back in time with some historic routes, traverse mountains with views all the way into France, and enjoy some adventures on walkways between mountains.

Spain provides some of the best hiking trails in the world with its varied landscapes, mountain ranges and well-maintained trails. Hike in!

Spain hiking trail

EXPERIENCE THE ANDALUSIA HIKING

Immerse yourself deep in the heart of Spain by discovering unique trails in Andalusia that will be an authentic experience you will never forget. You never know what you will come across, but we predict vertiginous landscapes, exotic birds, chestnuts, wild mushrooms, and more.

Hiking in a day tour from Seville or from Huelva (Spain)

Seville is an eye treat for travelers! However, apart from this dreamy paradise, there are many amazing places close to it where you can go and enjoy the view!

Moreover, one of the most underrated cities in Andalusia is Huelva. It is quite close to the Portuguese border, but the culture is very Andalusian.

Take a deep venture into Andalusia and don’t forget to take deep breathes, because these places will surely take your breath away.

Hiking in Huelva, Spain

FAMOUS NATIONAL PARKS IN SPAIN

One of the best ways to disconnect is to get out into nature. Spain is home to many spectacular national parks, all of which with their unique offering of flora and fauna.

The national parks in Spain range from picturesque scenes of leafy green pastures, blue waterways, and dense forests, to snowcapped mountains, and arid, alpine regions.

Experience nature at its finest, join this holiday in the Spanish countryside, see rare species in their natural habitat and unwind as you explore these tranquil locations.

Flora and fauna are abundant and several parks have been cited as having some of the world’s best birds of prey watching opportunities. So don’t forget your binoculars, and get out there and explore Spain’s beautiful national parks.

Natural Park of Tinos, Spain
Hiking in Canary Islands, Spain

How many national Parks are in Spain?

Spain is home to 15 national parks, located across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. These parks are ideal for wildlife watching, for hiking and mountaineering, for those who love the sea and beaches, and even for winter sports lovers.

On the Iberian Peninsula you can find arid deserts and frozen glaciers. The national park network offers the best opportunities to enjoy the flora and Spanish animals alike. Many local species are only found at some of the national parks, and big conservation efforts and programs are in place.

Hiking in Canary Islands, Spain

DOÑANA: THE MOST FAMOUS NATIONAL PARK IN SPAIN

You probably wouldn’t expect to visit marshland and sand dunes in this part of Spain, and yet that’s what you’ll see on a trip to Doñana National Park. By taking an excursion to Doñana, you can enjoy seeing aves, caballos o el palacio de las marismillas.

This national park is located in the midst of the provinces of Cadiz, Huelva, and Seville, along the estuary of the Guadalquivir River and it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Playa de Mazagón in Huelva near Natural Park Doñana

This famous national park in Spain, Doñana is a UNESCO world heritage listed as natural reserve. It is celebrated for its biodiversity and various ecosystems, making it great for those wanting a day surrounded by nature.

Whether you want to watch the flamingos in the wetlands, ride horses through the sand dunes, or walk down trails along streams and through forests you can find it all here.

As you go you might be lucky enough to spot some of the park’s wildlife, including deer, wild boar, and even the elusive lynx. Or you could just head down to the beach and swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hundreds of kilometers of tracks through the forests and scrub lands provide a lifetime’s worth of trekking experience.

Horse Trekking Trails in the Doñana

Maybe you have heard of the caballos de las marismas de Doñana. Then you should know that this park is perfect for a horse-riding route through this beautiful and wild natural space.

While having a paseo por Doñana like Spanish people say – you can enjoy a pleasant horse ride along the seashore and observe closely the native fauna and flora

Horse Trekking Trails in the Doñana

DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK: A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Doñana is one of Europe’s most beautiful and important wetlands. What makes this national park so special is that in one day you can see very different ecosystems: marshland, lagoons, pine groves, moving dunes, cliffs, kilometers of unspoiled white beaches… A natural spectacle that is different each season, all between the Andalusian provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz.

Besides, there are a number of hiking and cycling trails of different lengths that run through forests, dunes and marshes, along with many other interesting activities.

“El parque nacional Doñana” supports a large variety of birds and the shifting sand dunes make for a change from the Moorish palaces and historic centers of Andalusian cities.

The amazing Doñana National Park has almost 110,000 hectares of protected area. It counts with various ecosystems, including:

  • Thousands of European and African migratory birds
  • Reptiles and amphibians (snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, turtles, newts…)
  • Fishes (carps, gambusias, pikes…)

  • Mammals (horses, camels, bats, Iberian lynxes…)

Doñana National Park
Doñana National Park

HIKE IN AND ENJOY THE RIDE!

Discover the beautiful dunes, beaches, forests, birds, camels, horses and marshes of Doñana national park from Almonte Spain! Take this fantastic guided tour with us and enjoy the view!

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