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Hiking for Beginners: An Epic Trek from Cómpeta to Granada

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If you have some walking experience and are in good health, you can join our 8-day walking trek from Cómpeta to Granada, organized by Spanjeanders, a local company in Cómpeta, Spain.

The adventure begins with a warm welcome at Pension Hadriano in Cómpeta, where you'll spend the first three nights and enjoy some introductory walks in the surrounding area. On day four, you'll take a thrilling ride in a Land Rover to a mountain pass, cross over into the province of Granada, and make your way down to La Resinera. From there, the real trekking begins as you follow the E4/GR7 on scenic trails and dirt roads to Nigüelas.

Each day brings a new adventure and a unique landscape, from stunning viewpoints to nature reserves and charming accommodations. You'll spend a night in a lovely 2-star Spanish hostal in Jayena, followed by a hospitable B&B in Albuñuelas, and end your journey with two nights in a comfortable Spanish hostal in the heart of Granada. And of course, you can't miss a visit to the world-famous Alhambra on day seven!

But before you embark on this adventure, let's talk about hiking for beginners. Here are some tips to help you prepare for this trek:

  1. Get in shape: While this trek is suitable for those with some walking experience, it's important to be in good health and shape. Start with some light exercises, such as walking or hiking on flat terrain, and gradually increase the difficulty and duration of your workouts.

  2. Choose the right gear: Make sure you have comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes or boots with good traction, a waterproof jacket, and a backpack to carry water, snacks, and other essentials. You can also rent hiking poles if needed.

  3. Learn basic navigation skills: While the route is well-marked, it's always a good idea to have some basic navigation skills, such as reading a map or using a GPS device.

  4. Stay hydrated and fueled: Drink plenty of water and bring energy-rich snacks like nuts, dried fruits, and energy bars to keep your energy levels up during the hike.

  5. Take it slow: Don't push yourself too hard, and take breaks as needed. Enjoy the scenery and take time to rest and recover.

Now that you're ready to hit the trail, let's talk about accommodations. You'll be staying in some amazing places, like the cozy Pension Hadriano in Cómpeta for the first three nights. On day four, you'll stay at Hostal La Almijara in Jayena, followed by B&B Casa Azul in Albuñuelas on day five, and Hostal Casa Salvador in the heart of Granada for the last two nights. Each accommodation provides towels and bed linen, so you can pack light.

You'll also get to enjoy delicious dinners and breakfasts at Jayena and Albuñuelas, and if you have any dietary preferences, just let us know. You're free to choose where you want to eat for lunch each day, and there are plenty of options.

The cost for this individual 8-day walking arrangement is just €450 per person (with a minimum of 2 persons), which includes all overnight stays in 2-person rooms with a private bathroom, dinner and breakfast on days 4 and 5, transfers from the bus stop in Cómpeta, transfer to Fabrica de Luz on day 3, transfer to Puerto Blanquillo on day 4, and more.

So what are you waiting for?

Lace up your hiking boots, pack your backpack, and get ready for an unforgettable trek through the stunning Spanish countryside.

And who knows, maybe you'll even discover your inner mountain goat!

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