Travel Challenge: A Spanish walking holiday


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a Spanish walking holiday in the first week of July. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes a week's accommodation at a range of hotels along the respective routes, with most meals and luggage transfers.



excl flights

Includes a self-guided walking tour of the Picos de Europa region with maps and notes. Flights extra; departs any day from 1-7 July. "This follows classic mountain trails in some of Spain's most dramatic, unspoilt scenery," says James Keane of Inntravel (01653 617000;


Walks Worldwide

excl flights

Includes a self-guided walking tour of part of the Camino de Santiago route with maps, notes and a Pilgrim's Passport. Flights extra; tour departs from 1-7 July. "A classic route that leaves you wonderfully satisfied," says Mark Knowles of Walks Worldwide (01962 737565;



inc flights

Includes a guided group tour through the Catalan Pyrenees and Aigüestortes National Park. Flights from Gatwick to Barcelona on 1 July are included. "This tour takes you to peaks, mountain lakes, forests and medieval villages," says James Adkin of Explore (0844 499 0901;