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Cómpeta Walking Festival

26th till 29th of September 2024, the 12th edition!

We hope you can join us this year again.The Cómpeta Walking Festival is the occasion to meet old and new walking friends.

We are pleased we can offer you another exciting programme of guided walks which you will find in the program below on this page.


We will have again 3 levels of walks (2 groups in each level) for which there are the following maximum criteria:

  • Level 1: maximum 10 km, 4 hours (excl. breaks), max. altitude difference 500 metres

  • Level 2: maximum 15 km, 6 hours (excl. breaks), max. altitude difference 800 metres

  • Level 3: maximum 20 km, 8 hours (excl. breaks), max. altitude difference 1400 metres.

Bear in mind that there is not such a thing as an easy walk in a hilly/mountainous area like Cómpeta. You always have to deal with altitude differences, heat and several paths are not easy with loose stones. Walking 10 km in Cómpeta equals with 15 km in a flat area. In consultation with the guide a participant can change his/her level daily.


Each participant/canine friend who walked all 4 days (in either level) will receive a medal at the end of the festival!


Practical information: carpool, food and prices

We continue with our system of car-share on day 2 and 3 (level 3 only on day 3), for which the drivers get a discount of € 10,-, but we will also have a minibus available so that no cars will have to be overloaded. This year we will have a shuttle bus on day 1 for the safety of the participants to avoid 1,2 km on the crowded Torrox Road.
Johan’s coffeetable during the route will be there on all days for all levels.
This year we will have a paella lunch on the 29th of September after the last walk. You have the choice between an original paella (fish/meat), a fish paella or a vegetarian paella, all accompanied by various salads and a dessert afterwards.

The entry-prices are this year:

  • € 40,- p.p. for all 4 days,

  • € 10,- discount for drivers who can take in their car max. 3 other walkers on day 2 and 3,

  • € 15,- p.p. for the paella lunch on the terrace of hotel Balcón de Cómpeta on the 29th of September after the last walk (this price is only valid with pre-registration, if you want to book the paella lunch during the festival it will cost € 20,-). The paella-tickets will be numbered and will serve also as free lottery-tickets for the raffle which will be held before the delivery of the medals and the buffet.

Book now!

From today you can enter your participation for the 12th Cómpeta walking festival by filling in the form which you can find on the button below.

Payment should be made within 8 days after receiving the invoice.

You can cancel your inscription until 10 days before the walking festival without any costs and your payment will be refunded immediately.
The maximum number of participants is 50 persons per level. Last year levels 1 and 2 were quite early fully booked.

As always we can provide your accommodation in Cómpeta during the walking festival at favourable rates at hotel Balcón de Cómpeta and other accommodations in the village. Just send an email to and we will respond immediately.


Programme Cómpeta walking festival 2024

Thursday 26 September start and finish Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta

09.00 am level 3 (20 km/7 hours): circular walk via Venta de Palma, rough path to goatfarm, goat track to Haza de Rila and Fuente Teja and via Casa la Mina, junction under firehut, Puerto del Collado and Cruz del Monte back to Cómpeta.

09.30 am level 2 (13 km/4,5 hours): circular walk via Venta de Palma, shuttlebus (for safety) to goatfarm, goat track to Haza de Rila and Puerto del Collado and via Cruz del Monte back to Cómpeta.

10.00 am level 1 (8 km/3 hours): linear walk via Venta de Palma, shuttlebus (for safety) to goatfarm, goat track to Haza de Rila and Rio Torrox and back to the helipad El Pulido + bustransfer to Cómpeta.

Coffee/tea stop with Johan for all levels at Haza de Rila where all routes pass.

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