I am thinking to make a walking trip along the sea from Barcelona south to the Strait of Gibraltar.

I used Google Maps and I saw that it offered me almost all highways. Is it even possible to walk on highways in Spain? I wouldn't like to walk along these noisy, crowded roads. How could I get to the south on roads with much less traffic?

  • It looks to me like it it's mostly suggesting small roads or footpaths that are in many cases adjacent to highways. – phoog May 12 '18 at 18:57
  • I don't know, man. N-340 doesn't look like a small road to me. I am looking for footpaths, but I can't see. – Attila May 12 '18 at 19:01
  • Searching "sea walk path barcelona to gibraltar" produced Barcelona to Gibraltar (organised holiday) Cycling Route and although it takes a detour inland to Ronda, perhaps you can refine the search, or look at more detailed maps day by day. – Weather Vane May 12 '18 at 19:04
  • Yeah, it can help but just a little bit. The map is based on only a straight red line in airway. It is something but I need something more. Any other idea? Do you know someone on the Internet that did something similar to me and wrote a blog or something? Or any of you? – Attila May 12 '18 at 19:22
  • There is little detail here in a section of the route 180km of Malaga coastal path but perhaps you can explore further. – Weather Vane May 12 '18 at 19:53

On foot, Google maps gives more than 800 directions to make the journey from Barcelona to Gibraltar, a distance of some 1100 km (and 218 hours non-stop). If that map option doesn’t suit, you could blaze your own trail (and blog about it), leaving Barcelona southwest of the airport and following the coastline, keeping the sea in sight as you go. A coastal route would add both time and distance to the journey. It would help to have a GPS navigation system.

This response in SE The Great Outdoors offered information on good quality walking maps for Spain and the @gerrit suggestion that

Wikiloc is very popular in Spain. Pretty much anywhere you'll go you'll find hundreds of GPS-trails. Even if you do not use a GPS-receiver, you can use those in combination with your map to find out where the trails are. It requires good planning and it's helpful to have access to internet while on your trip.

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