Cómpeta village based walking holiday
Guided walks through the mountains and white villages of the Axarquia
“So many thanks for a really wonderful holiday. We had such a great time and cannot thank you enough for your great hospitality. It is a holiday we will never forget”
Spanish Steps – Cómpeta Based walking holiday
Cómpeta is a thriving ‘pueblo blanco’ nestling under the Sierras Almijara and Tejeda, just 12 miles from the Mediterranean and an hour by road from Malaga airport. The south facing slopes enjoy one of the sunniest climates in Europe and provide wonderful and varied opportunities for walking for many months of the year. This unique pueblo has been our base in Spain for many years and Spanish Steps is very much a part of the local Spanish community.
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 we can add shorter and longer loops on some days. The walks on our Cómpeta Peaks holidays are more strenuous and some are classified up to Grade 3. Please read – What about the Walks on More Information page.
Accommodation for the holiday is in the Spanish Steps town house in the centre 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 road transfer from Malaga airport to Cómpeta takes about an hour. Time to settle into the house, explore the pueblo and perhaps some tapas or a siesta for those that made an early start. In the evening we meet on the roof terace for welcome drinks and a chance to discuss the program for the week. This is followed by dinner in one of the excellent restaurants in the Plaza Almijara which is also the venue for our breakfasts.
Dates and Prices
- Sunday March 21 – 28 **(Early Bird)
- Sunday March 28 -April 4 (Holy Week)
- Sunday April 18 – 25
- Sunday May 9 – 16
- Sunday Sept 19 – 26
- Sunday October 3 – 10
- Sunday Oct 17 – 24
- Wed Oct 27 – Nov 3 ***
Cost £545 per person*
** Early Bird £525
*** Cómpeta Peaks £495
What is included
- 7 Nights accommodation in Spanish Steps village house. All rooms are double or twins*.
- Main meal of the day with wine at excellent local restaurants (except on rest day).
- Full 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 rooms may share bath/shower room.
Reviews & Visitors Book
“We just want to thank you for another wonderful week with Spanish Steps. It was terrific to lodge in your delightful casa rurale in Competa and to have such fabulous meals that you organized in the restaurants around the community. Of course, your choice of hiking routes gave us a great taste of the surrounding area, even if the rain changed some of the plans. And we can’t say enough about the guiding!! How could we have asked for a better holiday? Many thanks again.” Georgia and Russell (Ottawa) March 2019