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Hike along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast (Cabo de Gata and Axarquía)

Go for an 8-day tour along the Mediterranean coast, and around some of the best natural landscapes in Andalusia, Spain. A perfect combination of sea, desert, volcanic terrain and tapas – with AEGM certified guide Hugo.

Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Take a break from the cold this season! Join me on this 8-day hike along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. I will guide you across two different areas within Andalusia, the southern-most region in Spain.

We will enjoy beautiful landscapes and the popular local gastronomy. Our days will be spent around beautiful villages, trails, mountains, sea views and tapas.

First, to begin this program I will meet you in Malaga for the first section of the tour starts. As part of this section, I will guide around Axarquía, a true Spanish mountain dream.

Second, I will guide you around Cabo de Gata, in Almeria. Here, we will appreciate the contrast between the Mediterranean seashore and the semi-desert volcanic views in the Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Nijar.

You can have a look at the detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

For this program you need a good fitness level to go up to 900 to 1,000 m at a normal pace. And while there are no technically difficult segments, you need to be used to walking in mountains and ascend and descend confidently.

Finally, you will need to carry your backpack (25 – 35 litres), and wear appropriate hiking gear. On this tour I will take groups of between 4 and 8 hikers.

NOTE: this tour is available in a shorter version. You can join me just for the first part if you’d like.

Interested in this 8-day Hike along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast (Cabo de Gata and Axarquía)? Request your booking! Also, check out other hiking programs I guide, like this 5-day trek in Val d’ Aran and this 6-day Senda de Camille Trek in the Pyrenees.

Accommodation

Hotels (double rooms) and apartment in San José, Cabo de Gata

Meeting point

Malaga province, Andalusia, Spain

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting at Malaga

  • Transfer to the province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain
  • Group meeting

Day 2: Lucero peak or Raspón de los Moriscos

  • Drive from our accommodation to Canillas de Albadia
  • Arrival in Puerto Blanquilla to begin the hike
  • Hike via Puerto Cómpeta
  • Trek via Rajas Negras and ascent to the Las Perdices Pass
  • Ascent to the Lucero peak (1,785 m) – Attractive flora and panoramic views. Alternative: ascent to the Raspón de los Moriscos
  • Hiking distance: 12 km
  • Elevation: +810 m; -810 m
  • Trek duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Difficulty: medium – low

Day 3: La Maroma or Pico de Tejeda

  • Depart from the Recreation Area of the Alcazares, via the village of Alcaudín
  • Ascent to La Maroma (2,059 m)
  • Descent via the same route with a variation at the final segment
  • Hiking distance: 18 km
  • Elevation: +1,280 m; -1,280 m
  • Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Difficulty: medium – high

Day 4: Cabo de Gata - San José - Isleta del Moro

  • Transfer to Cabo de Gata
  • Hike from San José via the “Cala Higuera” cove
  • Ascent to the tower of Cala Higuera watchtower
  • Hike in height by the sea, along the Escullos beach
  • Hike by the sea towards the village of Isleta del Moro
  • Drive back to San José
  • Hiking distance: 12 km
  • Elevation: +250 m; -250 m
  • Trek duration: 4 hours

Day 5: La ruta de las Calas (the "Calas" route)

  • Hike along the beach of “Los Genoveses”
  • Climb to the “morrón de los Genoveses” (used as a movie set for Indiana Jones and the last Crusade and Lawrence of Arabia)
  • Hike up and down different beaches and coves
  • Break for a swim in the sea (even in winter)
  • Climb up hill to the Vela Blanca
  • Return via the same route
  • Climb through the hills of Barronal
  • Hiking distance: 21 km
  • Elevation: +710 m; -710 m
  • Trek duration: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: medium

Day 6: Playazo – Aguamarga.

  • Transfer to Playazo beach in Rodalquilar
  • Hike to the village of Las Negras
  • Hike to Cala de San Pedro
  • Hike to the top of the Rellana of San Pedro – views of Aguamarga
  • Drive back to our accommodation
  • Hiking distance: 17.5km
  • Elevation: +600 m; -600 m
  • Trek duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Difficulty: medium

Day 7: To be confirmed

  • Itinerary according to the energy of the group

Day 8: Return trip

  • Return
  • End of program


About the guide

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Exploring Spain is part of the travel agency Muntania Outdoors S.L., (CICMA 2608) specialised in adventure trips and nature and mountain activities.

Muntania started off in 2011 and since then it has been successful in positioning itself in more than 30 countries around the world as well as getting the support of renowned sponsors. Last year more than 2000 customers chose Muntania for their trips.

Exploring Spain focuses all its activities in Spain, where its main office is located, hence the know-how, the experience and the local knowledge of Muntania´s team, necessary to create an exceptional trip to discover the most special locations. We offer a different way to get to know Spain with a great variety of trips where we combine nature and outdoor activities with the pleasures of savouring the best gastronomy and the cultural richness. We provide a multilingual service and personal attention so our customers leave with the best impressions.


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Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 753 each

Group of 5

EUR 753 each

Group of 6

EUR 753 each

Group of 7

EUR 753 each

Group of 8

EUR 753 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• - 2 dinners at the hotel Nerja are included (the rest of the meals are not) - Ask for extra charge for single room accommodation


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