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Writing & Walking Retreat 2017

Writing & Walking Retreat 2017

Join us in September for 5 days of writing and walking in the fabulous Axarquía. Competa Hikes/Holidays and Writing Axarquía have joined forces to create a bespoke creative retreat that is designed to relax and inspire you. Nature Writing has become an increasingly... read more
Childrens Walk May 2016

Childrens Walk May 2016

‘Shall we take the high road or the low road?’ I asked. ‘The high road’, they screamed with excitement! And so we did. 14 kids, the Park Ranger, Competa Hikes and Axareducacion set off to the high road. Walking sticks, water bottles and quizzes in hand, the wonderful... read more
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We had an amazing Christmas at Finca Los Pinos/Competa Hikes. This year we had guests over the Christmas period. When we went to decorate their table for their big meal, they decided they wanted to eat outside – in the sunny... read more
Top of the World Hike – Oct 2013

Top of the World Hike – Oct 2013

As part of our itinerary we decided one day that we would do only a half day hike and spend some time for the rest of the day doing some wine tasting at local bodegas (wine yards) around Competa. David suggested, as we were planning quite a day of activity, that a... read more
Mountain Goat Trails – March 2014

Mountain Goat Trails – March 2014

On a clear and temperate morning, 9:30am we set off from Finca Los Pinos accommodation, to complete the half day mountain goat trail walk that Competa Hikes offers. We climbed straight up the mountain, from right outside one of the log cabins on the property. It was... read more
Walking Tour – 15th – 22nd October 2014

Walking Tour – 15th – 22nd October 2014

Set walking tour date: 7 Nights, fully catered Wednesday 15th – Wednesday 22nd October Day 1: Malaga Airport arrival for 1pm. Airport meet and greet and transfer included. Arrival at Finca Los Pinos for 2:30pm. Settle in and cooked dinner and evening... read more
Diary of a walk to Acebuchal

Diary of a walk to Acebuchal

After our Spanish breakfast of poached eggs in a chorizo tomato sauce, we packed our backpacks with some water and a banana or two and headed off down the Finca Los Pinos driveway toward the dirt track, which was the starting point of our four hour hike. We had only... read more