Guided walking holiday Andalucia

Guided walking holidays in Andalucia

Small groups, superb walks, unforgettable locations.

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Guided walking holidays in Andalucia with Spanish Steps

  • For solo travellers, couples and groups of friends.
  • Small groups, normally eight to twelve guests.
  • Guided walks led by Spanish speaking British guides.
  • Single and multi-based holidays in superb locations.
  • Seven nights hotel or village house accommodation.
  • Excellent local restaurant meals with wine included.

Cómpeta Based

The home of Spanish Steps
Cómpeta has been the base for Spanish Steps for over 25 years. This unique pueblo, situated on the very edge of the high sierras is a perfect hiking location offering walks with stunning mountain and sea views. After so many years experience, we are able offer walks of great variety to suit all walking abilities. Our regular Cómpeta Based holidays should appeal to walkers looking for meaningful full day walks, some in hilly terrain but always at a leisurely pace. Our Cómpeta Peaks holidays offer a different program of walks using more remote and higher level routes. Accommodation for the week is in our personal Casa Rurale or the Posada de Cani close by.  Meals and breakfasts throughout the week are provided at excellent local restaurants, regarded by many as being another highlight of the holiday. 

Sierras to the Sea

Mountains to the Mediterranean

This single base guided walking holiday is a revised version of our long running Silk Trail holiday using Cómpeta as a base for the 7 nights and vehicle transfers to and from trail heads.  The walk follows the length of the south facing slopes of the Sierra Almijara connecting pretty white villages on the way.  Each of the five sections of the linear trail are ‘classic’ walks’ in their own right with great scenery, views and interest. The walks are rated as Level 2  with the offer of more strenuous options on some days, including an exciting new Day 2 walk crossing the stunning Almachares Gorge.

Route of the Pueblos Blancos

Ronda to Grazalema

This seven night guided walking adventure begins in Ronda with a one-night stay in the historic centre of this most famous of the Andalucia white towns – known as Los Pueblos Blancos. Our unique ‘Route of the Pueblos Blancos’ ends in Grazalema with a four-night stay in this stunning white town. A perfect location for our rest day and base for our last two walks. On route we stay for two nights in Montejaque, one of the smaller pueblos visited throughout the week. Each daily walk is about 12 km through hilly and sometimes dramatic scenery with superb views. Meals are provided at good local restaurants and bags are transported between locations. Transfers from Malaga airport and return are provided at specified times.

Journey through Al Andalus

Rail & Hike through Moorish Spain

 This unique walking holiday visits some of the finest historical towns and cities in Andalucia plus exceptional walks and hikes in stunning locations. The journey begins in Granada and includes a visit to the Alhambra Palaces and ends in the Moorish centre of Malaga. On route the itinerary includes Antequera with a spectacular walk in El Torcal, Córdoba, Ronda  and the amazing Caminito del Rey, rated by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘must do’  walks in the world. The town and country walks are up to 5 hours with shorter options on most days. Travel between locations is by Spain’s impressive  high speed rail network. What better way for ‘walking people’ to enjoy the very best of Andalucia?

Two Continents

Tarifa to Fes
This exciting 8-day walking holiday includes walks in Spain and Morocco. The first two nights are spent in Tarifa, with the first walk high above the Straights of Gibraltar. You then cross to Africa for a coastal walk with great views back to Europe and then continue to Chefchaouen, surely the prettiest and most magical town in Morocco. You stay for three nights in an amazing riad in the medina with walks in the Rif mountains and villages. The last two nights are spent in Fés, the oldest and most interesting of the ‘imperial’ cities in Morocco. From Fés there are inexpensive direct flights back to the UK  and Malaga, or the option to return to Tarifa by rail and ferry.

Cómpeta Peaks

Hiking the higher routes
Once or twice a year, or by request, we offer Cómpeta based holidays exploring the more remote and higher level routes in our stunning sierras. Designed mainly for returning guests who have walked our lower trails and for stronger walkers who would enjoy more strenuous options on some days. We classify the walks on our regular holidays as Grade 2. On our Cómpeta Peaks holidays  we include options for more strenuous walks up to Grade 3. Please see notes  – What about the Walks on More Information page.

Dates & Prices – 2024

Starting dates for our Spring & Autumn 2024 Guided walking holidays can be seen in the tables below.

Self Guided holidays may be started on any date sublect to hotel and resource abvailability.

See individual walking holiday pages for detailed provisions and prices.

*Level see What about the Walks on More Information page.

Spring 2024 HolidayLevel*Price p/pSingle Sup
March 17thCómpeta Early Bird2£595None
March 24Cómpeta – Semana Santa1 & 2£625£75
April 7thCómpeta Based2£625£75
April 14thCómpeta Based2£625£75
April 21stSierras to the Sea2 / 3£645£75
May 5thSierras to the Sea2 / 3£645£75
May 12thCómpeta Based2£625£75
May 19thTwo Continents1 & 2£795£195
May 29thThe Journey1 & 2£795£175
Autumn 2024HolidayLevel*Price p/pSingle sup.
September 8thSierras to the Sea2 / 3£645£75
September 15thCómpeta Based2£625£75
September 22ndPueblos Blancos2£725£150
October 1stCómpeta Based2£625£75