ITINERARY* Day 1 - Arrival day
The road transfer from Malaga airport to Cómpeta take 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.
Day 2 - Walking over lemons
Our first circular walk is about six miles but we will experience all the types of terrain we will encounter on later walks. Which ever route we decide to take there will be great views of views of La Maroma, the highest mountain in our sierras plus eastern peaks, sweeping down to the Meditteranean. After a late lunch at Antonio's in Canillas de Albaida, we return on a pleasant level path back to Cómpeta. Walking time 4-5 Hours
Day 3 - Into the sierras
A short transfer takes us up to the Puerto Collado and our first spectacular view of the Sierra Almijara sweeping down to the coast. After level walking from the Casa de La Mina, a steady climb takes us up to the centuries old path linking Cómpeta to Granada. We picnic at the ruin Venta Pradillas with great views to sea and, on a clear day, the African coast. We continue on the path around La Mina peak and then descend gently to Cómpeta and the coolest cerveca of the week. Walking time 4 -5 Hours
Day 4 - White villages
Todays walk starts in Salares one of the oldest and prettiest of our pueblos blancos. The route leaves the village over a Roman bridge and takes a gentle river path up and around the base of La Maroma, at over 2,000 metres the highst peak in our sierras. The white villages constantly appear and disappear before we drop down to Sedella for drinks and a traditional travellers bandeja lunch. Walking time 4 - 5 Hours
Day 5 - Rest Day
Cómpeta is a very pleasant place to just 'hang out' with interesting shops, tapas bars, local swimming pool or perhaps a stroll to Canillas. For the more energetic, a self guided walk or a trip to the beach may be considered. The local bus is a pleasant 30 minutes experience and co-incides with the large weekly travelling market at Torre del Mar.
Day 6 - The adandoned village
This remote circular walk starts with a steady climb out of a valley but the effort is well worth it. The views up to the sierras and down to the Mediterranean are spectacular at every turn. For lunch we stop at the once adandoned village of El Acebuchal now brought back to life by Antonio and his enterprising family in a spectacular fashion. Walking time 5 Hours
Day 7 - Streams and sunmmits
This last, circular walk explores the beautiful valley of the Cueva de Melero (Cave of the Honey Maker ). There are four easy stream crossings as we make our way up this remote 'hidden' valley. Once we have made our height, we have the choice of a gentle descent or climb to the summit of Cero Verde. Both options end back at the stream, a truly delightful place to pause for drinks and perhaps dabble the feet before transfer back to Cómpeta. Walking time 4 or 5 Hours
*Program may be changed to suit prevailing conditions or walking preferences of the group.
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