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 our Competa walking holidays include 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 or the Posada del Cani close to the main plaza in Cómpeta. Meals throughout the week are taken at a variety of our favourite local restaurants and excellent full breakfasts are provided in the plaza – al fresco. Transfers from and back to Malaga airport are provided at specified times.
Itinerary & Walks – Cómpeta walking Holiday
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.
Depending on availability and your room preferences, accommodation for the week will be offered in our own Spanish Steps Casa Rurale or the Posada del Cani. Both these delightful village properties are located close to the bustling Plaza Almijara, the meeting and focal point for our group holidays in Cómpeta.
Travel & More Information
Airport 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. We have breakfasts in the Plaza and for lunch we may stop for tapas on route or take bocadillos and fruit into the hills.
Walks on our regular Cómpeta Based holidays are rated as Level 2 (see notes on walking levels on FAQ page). Our Cómpeta Peaks holidays are run once or twice a year offering a different and flexible program of walks up to Level 3.
Dates & Prices – Cómpeta walking holiday
- Sunday March 26 – April 2 (Early Bird)**
- Sunday April 2 – 9 (Holy Week)
- Sunday April 16 – 23
- Sunday May 14 – 21
- Thursday June 8 – 15 ***
- Sunday Sept 17 – 24
- Sunday Oct 1 – 8
- Sunday Oct 15 – 22
- Sunday Oct 29 -Nov 5
- Sunday Nov 5 – 12 ***
Cost £595 per person*
* Plus £75 single occupancy room charge
** Less £20 Early Bird week
*** Less £20 Cómpeta Peaks (No single supp,)
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 nominal £75 single occupancy is charged to guests requesting their own rooms.
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