Cómpeta 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 over 20 years and Spanish Steps is very much a part of the local Spanish community.
The program for this seven night group walking holiday includes five guided walks plus a rest day. We have a great variety of walking routes, some start from the house and some involve short road transfers using our own 4×4 vehicles. Walking times are normally around 5 hours but there is never any rush and there are no route marches or dangerous paths. Accommodation is in our own Spanish Steps town house close to the main plaza in Cómpeta. Meals throughout the week are taken at a variety of our favourite local restaurants and excellent breakfasts are provided normally sitting out in the Plaza – al fresco. Transfers from and back to Malaga airport are provided at specified times.
Itinerary & Walks
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.
Your home for the week will be in Spanish Steps own village house in the heart of the town. The house is a registered Casa Rurale, has seven bedrooms with double or twin beds, five bath/shower rooms, a roof terrace and plentiful sitting and dining areas. Please note that a single supplement is not charged for single occupancy but rooms may share bath/shower room. Furnished in Moorish style and located close to the main Plaza Almijara, the house offers a unique, comfortable and truly Spanish base for your walking holiday. More information on the house and staying in Cómpeta can be seen here.
Travel & More InformationAirport transfers from and back to Malaga are provided at specified times. This is normally 2.00 pm on arrival but may be brought forward if the last arrival clears before then. On departure, our transfer normally leaves Cómpeta after breakfast arriving at Malaga airport around 11.00 am. Transfers are normally by minibus and take just over an hour. If you have problems with flight times please get in touch to discus options. 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. Breakfasts are provided in the Plaza and for lunch we may stop for tapas or take bocadillos and fruit into the hills. The walks on this holiday are rated as Level 2 (see notes on walking levels on FAQ page). Our Cómpeta Peaks holiday offers similar provisions with more strenuous (Level 3) walks. These tend to appeal appeal to previous guests who are keen to return to do some of our higher level walks.
Dates & Prices
- Sunday Sept 19 – 26
- Sunday October 3 – 10
- Sunday Oct 17 – 24
- Wed Oct 27 – Nov 3 (Competa Peaks)
- Sunday March 27 – April 3 (Early Bird)**
- Sunday April 10 – 17 (Holy Week)
- Sunday April 24 – May 1
- Sunday May 15 – 22
Cost £545 per person*
**Early Bird £525 *** Competa Peaks £495
NB Prices for 2022 early bookings will be as per 2021
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