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Looking for an adventure in Nerja? 

Look no further than our hike from Cómpeta to Nerja via Acebuchal! This 7-day/6-night trek includes luggage transport for just €325 per person, or opt for the more rugged experience without luggage transport for €275 per person.

Starting in the picturesque white village of Cómpeta, you'll traverse the stunning Almijara mountains and nature reserve, making your way to the remote village of El Acebuchal before finally ending up in the vibrant coastal resort town of Nerja. With two planned overnight stops, you'll have plenty of time to take in the stunning scenery and recharge for the next leg of your journey.

Transportation to and from Malaga airport is a breeze with the excellent public transportation connections in Cómpeta and Nerja. And if you're looking to extend your adventure, why not plan a day trip to the Alhambra in Granada? Again, public transportation makes it easy.


This hike is suitable for walkers of all levels, with an easy option featuring day walks of around 4 hours, and a more challenging "off the beaten track" option with day walks ranging from 6 to 8 hours. You can tailor your experience to your own fitness level and preferences, making this the ultimate customizable walking holiday.


In Cómpeta, you'll be staying in a cozy double ensuite room at Pension Hadriano, complete with a shared kitchen, sitting room, and two roof terraces. For a bit more privacy, you can opt for a private apartment for just €20 per person. And in Acebuchal, you'll stay at the charming B&B The Lost Village, with breakfast included and the option to reserve dinner in advance. Keep in mind, the village doesn't have shops, but the bar serves up delicious food.


Nerja is a delightful seaside resort that boasts numerous charming bays and beaches, without being too crowded. During your stay in Nerja, you'll have the pleasure of staying in a welcoming hostal owned by Dutch proprietors located on a tranquil street in the city center, just 100 meters from the bus station and a short stroll from the beaches. Your accommodations include a lovely double ensuite room, as well as access to a shared kitchen, living room, garden, and swimming pool that is available for all guests to enjoy.


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Day 1:

Upon arrival in Cómpeta, take some time to get settled in and enjoy a warm-up walk before retiring for the night in Cómpeta.

Day 3:

Journey from Cómpeta to Acebuchal by selecting a walk that suits your preferences, either a six-hour route along a seldom-used footpath via Rio Torrox and Collado de Paez Blanca or a direct four-hour trek. Stay overnight in Acebuchal.

Day 5: 

Embark on a scenic route from Acebuchal to Nerja, taking seldom used footpaths that lead through the nature reserve, via Collado Blanquilla, the source of Rio Higueron, Puerto de los Umbrales and Rio Chillar. This captivating journey lasts approximately 8 hours, or alternatively, you can take a 4-hour direct route via the picturesque village of Frigiliana. Rest overnight in Nerja and revel in the cozy atmosphere of our hospitable hostal.

Day 2:

Embark on a beautiful walk around Cómpeta, choosing from various available routes that range in length from two to six hours. Spend another peaceful evening in Cómpeta.

Day 4:

Enjoy a lovely walk around Acebuchal, choosing from three or five-hour walks, or take the day off to unwind. Rest for the night in Acebuchal.

Day 6:

Choose your preferred adventure - take a 4-hour walk from Nerja to Maro and explore the fascinating caves of Nerja, opt for a longer walk in the nature reserve, or simply enjoy a leisurely day at the beach. Spend another tranquil evening in Nerja.

Day 7:

It's time to depart from this charming coastal town, leaving behind unforgettable memories of a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday experience.


Bus times in Spain are like clockwork, and the prices won't make your wallet cry. Catch a ride on bus number 19 from Malaga airport to the bus station every half an hour for only €3. Then, jump on one of the three daily buses from the Malaga station to Cómpeta, with a couple more on weekends, and be there in about an hour and a half (unless you're feeling adventurous and want to walk through Malaga's historic center instead).


If you're looking to explore more of Andalusia, hop on one of the six daily buses from Nerja to Granada or one of the sixteen buses from Nerja to Malaga or Granada to Malaga. Travel times vary from 1.5 hours to 2 hours, but with the scenic views, you'll hardly notice.


With luggage transport €325 per person. This price is per person and includes:

  • reception at the bus stop Cómpeta

  • transfer to pension Hadriano

  • 6 overnights in the mentioned accommodations on the basis of 2 persons per room/casa rural

  • extensive walking descriptions and maps and if so necessary

  • telephone and personal assistance in case of problems

  • transportation of your luggage from Cómpeta to Acebuchal and from there to Nerja

  • Without luggage transport: €275 per person. The same reception, accommodation and facilities with the exception of luggage transport.



Extra nights in:

  • Cómpeta €30 p.p.

  • Nerja €30 p.p

  • Granada €30 p.p.

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