The Endurance Hike February 2018

Nerja to Alcaucin
€420 per person sharing

70 kilometers. 3000 meters ascent. 4 days hiking.

Single rooms are available on request but may be difficult to get up in the little mountain villages.

Whats included?

All baggage transfers. All you need to carry is your day rucksack.
3 Nights Half Board (Bed, breakfast and evening meal) in small guesthouses in mountain villages across the Sierra Almijara (Canillas De Acietuna, Competa, Frigiliana).
Packed Lunches on the Walking Days.
Please note that each group must be vetted for suitability. This is a tough challenge.

Day 1. Nerja to Frigiliana.
This is a 7 hour 18 kilometer hike cross some steep and rough but beautiful terrain. Its a combination of forest tracks and mountain trails.

Breakfast at Cafe Nube Plaza Cantarero Nerja at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1630.
Check in to Frigiliana Guesthouse.
Evening Meal at Restaurant Las Chinas at 20.00

Day 2. Frigiliana to Competa.
This is an 8 hour 24 kilometer hike through the Natural Park. It is a combination of backroad walking, forest tracks and mountain trail. The highest point is 1200 meters. there is some very steep ground here.

Breakfast at Cafe Virtudes at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1800.
Check in to Hotel Balcon de Competa
Evening Meal at Restaurant Balcon at 20.00

Day 3. Competa to Canillas de Aceituna.
This is an 8 hour 26 kilometer hike on the back roads of the Axarquia Eastern hills. There are a couple of lovely towns to stop and visit on the way.

Breakfast at Hotel Balcon at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1800.
Check in to Guesthouse Maroma.
Evening Meal at Restaurant La Sociadad at 20.00

Day 4 . Canillas De Aceituna to Alcaucin.
This is a lovely 2-3 hour easy hike to finish off the trip. Its a combination of back roads and mountain trail ending the quite little village of Alcaucin at the foot of the highest mountain in Malaga, La Maroma.

Breakfast at Cafe Angel at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1230.
Return Transfers to Nerja at 1330. Nerja to Alcaucin
€420 per person sharing

70 kilometers. 3000 meters ascent. 4 days hiking.

Single rooms are available on request but may be difficult to get up in the little mountain villages.

Whats included?

All baggage transfers. All you need to carry is your day rucksack.
3 Nights Half Board (Bed, breakfast and evening meal) in small guesthouses in mountain villages across the Sierra Almijara (Canillas De Acietuna, Competa, Frigiliana).
Packed Lunches on the Walking Days.
Please note that each group must be vetted for suitability. This is a tough challenge.

Day 1. Nerja to Frigiliana.
This is a 7 hour 18 kilometer hike cross some steep and rough but beautiful terrain. Its a combination of forest tracks and mountain trails.

Breakfast at Cafe Nube Plaza Cantarero Nerja at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1630.
Check in to Frigiliana Guesthouse.
Evening Meal at Restaurant Las Chinas at 20.00

Day 2. Frigiliana to Competa.
This is an 8 hour 24 kilometer hike through the Natural Park. It is a combination of backroad walking, forest tracks and mountain trail. The highest point is 1200 meters. there is some very steep ground here.

Breakfast at Cafe Virtudes at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1800.
Check in to Hotel Balcon de Competa
Evening Meal at Restaurant Balcon at 20.00

Day 3. Competa to Canillas de Aceituna.
This is an 8 hour 26 kilometer hike on the back roads of the Axarquia Eastern hills. There are a couple of lovely towns to stop and visit on the way.

Breakfast at Hotel Balcon at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1800.
Check in to Guesthouse Maroma.
Evening Meal at Restaurant La Sociadad at 20.00

Day 4 . Canillas De Aceituna to Alcaucin.
This is a lovely 2-3 hour easy hike to finish off the trip. Its a combination of back roads and mountain trail ending the quite little village of Alcaucin at the foot of the highest mountain in Malaga, La Maroma.

Breakfast at Cafe Angel at 0830.
Start the walk 0930.
Finish the walk at 1230.
Return Transfers to Nerja at 1330.

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