Science Trips – The best routes to travel between sea and mountains in Spain

The five best hiking trails in Spain with spectacular views of the coast. Don’t miss it!

Who says scientists can’t appreciate the beauty of the world? Nature often offers us true open-air laboratories, and if we can also enjoy the view of the sea, even better! In Spain there are 7,880 kilometers of coastline, and a good number of coastal ranges, which makes a walk through the mountains a spectacular journey between the sea and the mountains. These are some of the most beautiful routes:

Ronda Way (Costa Brava, Catalonia)

parapet ride

A path that seems straight out of a fairy tale, the stretch between Blanes and Tossa de Mar is without a doubt the most beautiful part of the parapet ride, a route that not only offers impressive views but also a unique and unforgettable experience, passing by coves with crystal clear waters and vertiginous cliffs. The linear path of Ronda is about 43 km between Sant Feliu de Guisos and Begur, while the circular path of 140 km starts and ends in Girona. This route is ideal for disconnecting from the stress of the city and enjoying the sea.

Flysch Route (Zumaia, Basque Country)

flysch

He flysch It is a unique geological formation on the coast of Zumaia, composed of alternating layers of sedimentary rocks. Walking the Flysch Route is like traveling back in time, as its strata tell us the story of our planet’s last 50 million years. This 16.8 km route is perfect for lovers of geology and nature, as it also offers impressive views of the Cantabrian Sea.

Photograph: Mikel Ortega

Liencres Dunes and Costa Quebrada Natural Park (Cantabria)

Liencres

Imagine walking among golden sand dunes, while contemplating the intense blue of the Cantabrian Sea. Well, that’s exactly what the Natural Park of the Dunes of Liencres, a natural space of 1,700 hectares that extends from Punta del Águila to the west, in Miengo, to the Canal de Hoz, to the east, right on the border between the municipalities of Santa Cruz de Bezana and Santander, including all the islets on that stretch from coastline. The park is a refuge for species of flora and fauna unique to the Iberian Peninsula.

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Penhas do Inferno Route (Asturias)

cliffs of hell

The Asturian coast offers us a footpath that takes us to discover impressive cliffs and hidden beaches. it is 12 km route Between the towns of Cuerres and Ribadesella, it is located in Asturias on the slopes of the Picos de Europa National Park and is a true spectacle for the senses. They shelter a great diversity of plant and animal species, some of them endemic to the region. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage candidate.

Photograph: lionel fellay

Caminito del Rey (Malaga, Andalusia)

Caminito del Rey

For the more adventurous, he Caminito del Rey is a vertiginous hiking route in the province of Malaga. Although not over the sea, this path includes a suspension bridge over the Gaitanes gorge, between the Guadalteba, Guadalorce and Conde de Guadalorce dams, offering spectacular views of the Sierra de Málaga. On the way we can visit the cave of Ardales, the necropolis of Aguilillas and the Mozarabic church of the cave of Bobastro. It is necessary to reserve a parking space and obtain a ticket.

Walking along the Spanish coast is a unique experience that combines spectacular landscapes, geological richness and biodiversity. These five walking routes allow us to enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of the coast while connecting with nature and staying active. Don’t forget to bring suitable footwear, water and sunscreen.

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