Family Trip through Spain's Cities & Nature

From $2,280 pp

  • Duration

    10 days
  • Bookable From

  • Trip Style

    Privately Guided
  • Country

  • Physical Rating

    Very Easy


Create memories to last a lifetime on this eco-friendly and family-friendly trip through Spain's major cities and nature areas! Combine the hustle and bustle of Madrid and Barcelona and balance out your experience with the serenity of the rural countryside and natural parks in between.

A thrilling journey awaits amongst Spain's cities and nature, offering a unique opportunity to explore the great outdoors, experience cosmopolitan flair, immerse yourself in Spanish culture, and observe local wildlife.


  • Discover Madrid from its rooftops
  • Walking tour of the Tajo River
  • Cycling tour in Madrid
  • Walking tour admiring Las Palmas Desert
  • Visit the Millenary Olive Trees
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Kayak and cycle through the Ebro Delta (all participants must be able to swim to do the kayaking activity)
  • Artistic workshop in Barcelona
  • Discover the green side of Barcelona

As soon as you arrive in Madrid, the adventure begins with a guided rooftop tour at dusk to bask in the spectacular views of the metropolis. Experience the natural surroundings by walking along the Tajo River, taking a moment to rest in iconic green spaces, learning about biodiversity, and hiking through the hills in Benicassim.

Spanish food will be prominent as well: your palate will rejoice in an olive-tasting session and multiple picnics! This sustainable family trip will also have kids and adults alike delving into experiences unique to Spain. Learn local traditions through an art workshop where Gaudi-style mosaic or urban art techniques will be taught, visit ancient olive oil trees and do an olive oil tasting, and spend quality time in nature away from the big cities.
On your walking tour through the Las Palmas Desert, you will be struck by the stunning natural beauty of the place. Enjoy an ample stroll amid a landscape of rocky terrain and sandy plains with unique flora and fauna. The beauty of the desert will surely awaken all your senses.
Fun fact: The desert is a famous filming location for many Western Movies!

What ages is this trip suitable for?
If you are a family traveling with younger kids or teenagers, eager to discover a different side of Spain away from all-inclusive resorts, this trip is definitely for you. The itinerary can be adapted for your family based on the age(s) of your kid(s), so we will make sure that everyone can do each activity planned for you.

Seasonal Notes

The best time for a family with young children to visit Barcelona would be in the spring (April to June) or fall (September to November), as the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds. During these seasons, the city is pleasant and easier to navigate, with many outdoor activities and parks to enjoy. This is also a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking, visiting national parks, and enjoying festivals and events. Traveling during these shoulder seasons also helps curb over-tourism.

Summer (July and August) can be quite hot and crowded, making it challenging for families with young children to enjoy their time in the city. Winter (December to February) can also be chilly and damp, with limited outdoor activities available.


Day 1 Madrid [Spain] (arrival day)

  • Welcome to Madrid airport and private transfer to your accommodation.
  • Enjoy a very special activity discovering the city of Madrid over the rooftops with your local guide: your guide will take you on a very special visit of Madrid at dusk. You will have a different view over the metropolis by visiting some of the most famous rooftops of the city to learn about the main points of interest, and history and take some amazing photos from the top..

Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
Included meals: none


Day 2 Madrid to Toledo

  • Travel by train from Madrid city center to Toledo with time to enjoy the landscape and relax.
  • Join a mild walking tour of the river Tajo with your local guide to learn about the biodiversity and history surrounding the World’s Heritage City of Toledo
  • Free time to have lunch and explore Toledo on your own (we can provide recommendations)
  • Return to Madrid by AVE and free time for dinner.

    Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
    Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Madrid

  • Get active by joining a safe cycling tour (there are plenty of bike lanes to reach the different visited areas), and stopping at some of the most iconic and large green spaces in the metropolis.
  • Enjoy a free evening in Madrid visiting some of the highlights, museums, shops, and traditional restaurants or tapas bars (we will provide recommendations).

Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Madrid to Benicassim (Castellón)

  • Early morning departure to head over the train station in Madrid for Benicassim
  • Guided walking tour in the hills to reach a viewpoint over Las Palmas Desert Natural Park.
  • Picnic with local food during the walking tour around Castellón.
  • Free time to enjoy the beach.

    Accommodation: Voramar Hotel or similar
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Benicassim (Castellón)

  • Travel with your local guide (transfers included) to the region of Maestrazgo, known to be the area with most millenary olive trees per square meter in Europe.
  • Guided visit in Canet lo Roig, a village where you will explore a field of millenary olive trees.
  • Olive oil tasting session and picnic with local products.
  • Free evening to enjoy the beach in Benicassim.

Accommodation: Voramar Hotel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Benicassim to Catalonia - River Ebro

  • Train journey to reach the delta of the river Ebro, in Catalonia. 
  • Stroll around the area to reach the nearby village of Balada. 
  • Cycle through rice paddies before taking a kayak tour to enjoy the landscape from the river and learn about the delta wildlife and birds. 
  • Free time to discover the area on your own or relax at one of the beautiful beaches.

Accommodation: Barraca Vilbor or similar
Included meals: Breakfast                

Day 7 River Ebro Delta

  • Local agriculture experience: immerse yourself in the traditional rice culture with your local host
  • Travel by train to Barcelona and check in at your hotel (transfer from the train station to the hotel not included).
  • Free evening in Barcelona (recommendations on where to eat will be provided)

Accommodation: Grau Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Barcelona

  • Guided visit in Barcelona.
  • Educational workshop of urban art in the neighborhood of El Raval or Gaudi-style mosaic workshop in the neighborhood of Gracia.
  • Free evening to enjoy the city or to go to the beach.
  • Dinner at a social impact restaurant featuring Catalan dishes 

Accommodation: Grau Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Barcelona

  • Themed guided visit to discover the green side of the city.
  • Lunch in a wonderful sustainable restaurant) by the beach.

Accommodation: Grau Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Barcelona (departure day)

At the needed time, private transfer to Barcelona’s airport and farewell.

Route Map

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 9 nights in a double room

  • Breakfast always included

  • 3 lunches: in Benicassim, Maestrazgo, & Barcelona

  • Dinner in Barcelona

  • Airport transfers

  • Trains as mentioned in the program

  • Transfer to Maestrazgo

  • Transfers on daily trips

  • Guided Tours: rooftops tour, Toledo tour, city cycling tour, walking tour Las Palmas Desert,   tour millennial olive trees in Maestrazgo, city tour in Barcelona, tour “Green Barcelona”

  • Guided Cycling and kayak tour in the Delta of the river Ebro

  • Eco-cultural safari

  • Olive oil tasting

  • Workshop in Barcelona

  • Our assistance during the trip

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program

  • International flights

  • Transport not mentioned in the program

  • Tips

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel Insurance

  • Cancellation Insurance


Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.

Prices are for double room occupancy unless indicated otherwise.

If you have a group or family size larger than 4, contact us for pricing.

  • Deposit per person

    30% of the trip price

  • Group of 4 Travelers - price per person

    $2,280 pp

  • Group of 2 Travelers - price per person

    $3,900 pp


We are a travel agency specializing in sustainable tourism and ecotourism in Spain. With almost ten years of experience, we offer authentic travel experiences in all regions of the country and activities of all kinds. Our goal is to design tailor-made travel itineraries that put on the spotlight our varied cultural and natural heritage, connecting travelers with local realities, but also with unknown destinations and with our carefully selected local hosts that work towards creating a better industry. We support and rely on small and local businesses, hire local guides, and support businesses in rural areas outside of big cities.

Environmental Initiatives
We use public transport (trains) except for transfers from and to airports. We ensure that during the visits to natural spaces, such as the one in Ebro Delta, animals are respected. Wild animals will not be fed and they will be observed from afar, respecting their habitats.

Sociocultural Initiatives
The travelers will meet and stay in contact with local residents and local producers. They will experience and understand which resources the local economy is based on.
Our commitment for this trip is to make families discover not only the culture of the cities, but above all experience the nature rural areas offer. We will bring you off the beaten paths, diving and getting in contact with local people, supporting their businesses and economy. We are committed to finding the best accommodations possible in each area, supporting small businesses and hotels that are implementing sustainable practices. Our accommodations are small and locally run and serve organic/local food.

Health & Safety

Be sure you have traveler's insurance.


What does the Physical Rating of "Very Easy" mean?

It means that physical preparation is not required.

What are the hotels of the trip like?

The accommodations we selected for this trip are an eco-boutique hostel, a modern, elegant hostel with a private room and bathroom in the heart of Madrid, a rural house (Barraca), and a 4-star hotel. For families of 4, we opt for a shared quadruple room.

Can I get around on my own, if I don't speak Spanish?

Of course, since tourism is an important industry for the country, you'll find that locals speak English at all major hotels and most restaurants throughout the country, especially in the cities. Although, some basic Spanish could be helpful in rural areas or the countryside

How do I get from one place to another?

This trip includes private transfers and public transport (trains) to travel from one place to another.

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