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.
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.
The Silk Trail
Sierras to the Sea
This unique ‘ trail ‘ walks the length of the south facing slopes of the Sierra Tejeda and Sierra Almijara, connecting pretty white villages on the way. It starts high in the sierras to the west and ends in the east where the mountains dramatically drop to the Mediterranean. You stay in three delightful pueblos blancos and luggage is transferred between location. Accommodation for the first three nights is in Cómpeta. The next two nights are spent in Frigiliana and the final two nights in the pretty coastal village of Maro close to Nerja, a popular and one of the more pleasant resorts on the Costa del Sol.
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?
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.
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 – Autumn 2023 & Spring 2024
Starting dates for our Spring & Autumn 2023 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.
|Autumn 2023||Holiday||Level*||Price p/p||Single sup.|
|September 6th||The Journey||1 & 2||£795||£175|
|September 17th||Cómpeta Based||2||£625||£75|
|September 24th||Pueblos Blancos||2||£725||£150|
|October 1st||Cómpeta Based||2||£625||£75|
|October 8th||The Silk Trail||2 & 3||£685||£125|
|October 15th||Cómpeta Based||2||£625||£75|
|November 1st (Wed)||Cómpeta Peaks||3||£595||Zero|
|Spring 2024||Holiday||Level*||Price p/p||Single Sup|
|March 17th||Cómpeta Early Bird||2||£595||None|
|March 24||Cómpeta – Semana Santa||1 & 2||£625||£75|
|April 7th||Cómpeta Based||2||£625||£75|
|April 14th||Cómpeta Based||2||£625||£75|
|April 21st||Pueblos Blancos||2||£725||£150|
|May 5th||Silk Trail||2||£685||£125|
|May 12th||Cómpeta Based||2||£625||£75|
|May 19th||Two Continents||1 & 2||£795||£195|
|May 29th||The Journey||1 & 2||£795||£175|