Maximum 7 Walkers 7 Nights - 5 Walking Days
€799.00
Hondonero Meadow

A delightful week of sensory overload!

Walk in a Moorish Town, descend the Arabic Steps, gaze upon a Neolithic meadow, touch the walls of a gorge eroded over thousands of years, and enjoy a walk between the mountains of the Central Limestone Arch.

Join us as we explore the wonderful and thrilling surroundings of the mountains, villages and towns of Inland Malaga.

How difficult?

If you are a regular walker, there should be nothing challenging on any of these walks. The walks are rated moderate, with short sections that may be steep, have a feeling of exposure, and include some rough terrain underfoot.

When we set out each day, our walks are between 12 and 16 kilometres, with approximately 550 to 650 metres of ascent.

When to come

This holiday is available from March to early May and then from the end of September to January. The weather is generally consistent in those months, but both in May and September, the temperature can be around 30 degrees.

Are you unsure of when to come, or do you have dates that you prefer? Please look at our available dates; we have a wide range throughout the year.

 

Our photo album has great pictures from this walking week, and if you want to know more about what you will see on the walks, read our Blog article. 

 

Nearest Airport
Malaga (AGP) 35 min transfer time
Arrival
Saturday
Departure
Saturday
Hotel
Included
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Breakfast
  • Packed Lunch (self-made)
  • Welcome tapas and refreshments
  • Free airport transfer
Not Included
  • Flights
  • Airport Taxi (if not able to use our free service)
  • Evening Meal
Saturday - Arrival

We offer free collection from Malaga airport and run two journeys on the arrival day. We try to operate these with your flight times and generally have a mid-morning and mid-afternoon collection.

If you cannot join us on one of our collections, then there are taxis that operate from Malaga Airport to Colmenar.

If possible then we do like to meet up for a tapas and drinks in the afternoon so that everyone can get to know each other, and we can run through the itinerary for the week.

This circular walk is beneath the imposing Sierra de Camarolos, a high and steep limestone mountain range.

Hondonero Meadow dates back to prehistoric times, with many of the caves in this area previously inhabited in the Neolithic period. With the meadow comprising a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and with many natural springs, there is the opportunity to see unique flora and fauna, especially in the spring months.

Highlights of the walk include.

Source of the River Chorro

Natural springs

Mixed forests

Karst limestone formations

Impressive Views into the Antequera Depression

Tapas/refreshments in Villanueva del Rosario

Travel time: 25 mins each way

Distance: 12 kilometres

Ascent: 600 metres

Walk Duration: 5 to 6 hours

A circular walk around the Tajos de Gomer mountains.

This magnificent and rewarding walk takes us around the impressive peaks of the Tajos de Gomer, which sit beneath the imposing ridgeline of the Central Limestone Arch. The walk does include a 30-metre section of easy scrambling. 

Highlights of the walk include.

Karstic limestone and native flora

Tajos de Gomer

Exciting easy scramble

Olive groves

Expansive views towards the coast

Tapas/refreshments in Riogordo

Travel time: 25 mins each way

Distance: 15 kilometres

Ascent: 560 meters

Walk Duration: 5 to 6 hours

A circular walk to the Moorish hilltop town of Comares.

This peaceful and tranquil walk leads us from the riverbed in the valley below and then climbs up through the olive groves and into the historic town of Comares. 

Highlights of the walk include.

Tour of the town

Roman footpath

Moorish arches

Balcon de Axarquia

Moorish watchtower

Cemetary and Aljibe

Olive groves

Expansive views towards the coast

Tapas/refreshments in Comares

Travel time: 30 mins each way

Distance: 14 kilometres

Ascent: 650 meters

Walk Duration: 5 to 6 hours

You can use this day to spend time in the hotel or the adjacent town of Colmenar. Depending on the group and the time of year/weather, we can offer -

  • Sea kayak/Paddleboard tour from the coastal town of Nerja.
  • A day trip to the Caminito del Rey
  • Olive press tour.

Buses run from Colmenar to Malaga, allowing you to spend the day in the old town of Malaga to enjoy the history and, of course, shopping!

We should have at least one day walking near the Mediterranean Sea, and today, we can enjoy a circular walk in the beautiful Sierra de Almijara.

Starting from Frigiliana, this walk is on the periphery of the Almijara mountains and follows a spur to the Cross of Pinto monument. We have impressive coast views from here and into the natural park.

Highlights of the walk include.

Frigiliana Town

Walk along the Rio Higueron

Ascent through the pine forest

Expansive views towards the coast and Natural Park

A short section through the natural gorge in the Rio Higueron

Tapas/refreshments in Frigiliana

Travel time: 50 mins each way

Distance: 12 kilometres

Ascent: 550 meters

Walk Duration: 4 to 5 hours

A circular walk in the stunning Desfiladero de los Gaitanes natural park.

This walk packs a punch for the sheer magnificence and beauty you can experience!

Set high above the village of El Chorro and across an almost vertical rockface are the Arabic Steps. A pathway with over 200 steps is set in a natural weakness across this face and is the highlight of our circular walk. 

Highlights of the walk include.

Views of the El Chorro Gorge (home to the Caminito del Rey)

Covered ascent through a pine forest

Vertical rockfaces of the surrounding mountains

Exhilarating descent of the Arabic Steps 

World-famous rock climbing area

Tapas/refreshments in Antequera

Travel time: 75 mins each way

Distance: 12 kilometres

Ascent: 600 meters

Walk Duration: 5 to 6 hours

We offer a free return to Malaga airport and run two journeys on your departure day. We try to operate these with your flight times and generally have a mid-morning and mid-afternoon return.

If you cannot join us on one of our return journeys, we can arrange for a taxi to collect you from the hotel and take you to Malaga Airport.