Walking holidays in Spain

Cómpeta Higher Level

Guided walking holiday

Exploring the higher routes and peaks of
the Sierras Tejeda and Almijara

" Once again a brilliant week.... we always return home after a Spanish Steps holiday feeling rather sad that its ended. Bring on the next 'special' adventure!"

Once or twice a year we offer a Cómpeta based holiday with some  higher (Grade 3  level ) walks, Designed mainly for guests who have walked with us  who return to do some of the peaks and higher level paths. These weeks will also appeal to regular walkers who would enjoy walking higher level paths with total ascents on some days of up to 1,000 metres.

Accommodation for the holiday is in our own Casa Rurale in the heart of Cómpeta. Furnished in Moorish style, the house has eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, sitting and dining rooms, all for sole use of our guests. Located close to the main Plaza Almijara the house provides a unique and truly Spanish environment for the holiday. Meals throughout the week are taken at a variety of our favourite local restaurants. Some are simple and others are sophisticated, but they all provide excellent local cuisine and great atmosphere. We have breakfast in the plaza and for lunch we may take picnics into the hills or stop for  tapas at villages on the route. The walks have great variety, some are from the house and some involve short road transfers. We classify the walks on our regular holidays as Grade 2 but on this Higher Level week the walks are more strenuous and some are classified upto Grade 3.  (See notes on walking levels.)

ITINERARY* The town of Cómpeta sits on the edge if the sierrs a Tejeda and Almijara at an altitude of 600 metres. The highest peak in the sierras is La Maroma at  an altitude of 2,069 metres and there are many other peaks higher than anything in the UK . We do not have a set itinerary for our higher level weeks as walking the higher level paths and tackling some of the peaks is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and general strength of the group. Walking times are around 6 hours a day with some steep ascents and descents with spectacular views. We avoid route marches and tedious climbs and use our four wheel vehicles to get to the more distant trail heads.

Dates and Prices  

Autumn 2020

Sunday 18 – 25 October Cost £545 per person

What is included

-7 Nights accommodation in Spanish Steps village house. All rooms are double or twins. Double occupancy rooms have own bath/shower room*.

– Main meal of the day with wine at excellent local restaurants (except on rest day). – Choice of cooked or continental breakfasts. – In house wine. – Guided walks led by local Spanish speaking English guides. – 4×4 vehicle transfers to trail heads. – Airport transfers from and back to Malaga airport at specified times. * A single supplement is not charged for single occupancy but you may share bath/shower room.

The starting point for the holiday is Malaga and we provide transfers at specified times from Malaga airport to Cómpeta and return. On arrival, transfers normally leave from Malaga airport at 2.0 pm and return to the airport at 11.00 am.

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