BASE CAMP

A local company to experience the hidden secrets of Axarquía.

A Base camp is the place from which mountaineering expeditions set out or from which a particular activity can be carried out. This is what we want to be: a centre where travellers can meet and start their hiking and adventures holidays.

All our guided holidays are suitable for solo travellers, couples, group of friends and families. We encourage single travellers to share a room if they would like.

We are proud of being part of Responsible Travel. What unites us is a love of holidays, a strong dislike of poor customer service, and a desire to make travel a bit more caring through our belief that treating local people and places better genuinely results in our customers having more amazing holidays.

Airport and Activities Transfers

Our holidays and tours can include airport and tours transfers.

Brilliant Routes

The Axarquia is dotted with unique wild environments that draw some of the most typical landscapes of the area. Many routes for all kind of levels.

Great Self-Catering Accommodations

Clean and comfortable accommodations offering a great experience in the foothills of
the Natural Park in the village of Competa. 5 stars accommodations a village with all amenities!

Trekkings

2 or 3 days trekking through this extraordinary region. We can prepare routes and trekkings to your liking!

Local Food

Competa and the nearby villages have many different restaurants where you can enjoy local food.

Local Guides & Small Groups

Small groups for quality and sustainable tourism.

OUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Our, own and external, accommodations have all the facilities to help you enjoy your holiday without any worry.

TOURS & TREKKINGS

We offer a wide variety of one day activities in the area that can also be added to your tailor-made holiday’s package.
The summit- La Maroma

La Maroma 2,069 m.

Different routes (Levels 3 and 4)
From 35€/person

Cerro Lucero 1,774 m.

Different routes (Levels 3 and 4)
From 35€/person

Cerro Verde & Atalaya 1,326 m.

Level 3
From 30€/person

El Cisne 1,486 m.

Level 4
From 35€/person

White Villages Walking Holiday

18 Sept – 25 Sept 2021
€560 + flights

Mulhacen 3,482m Trek

2 days trekking to Mulhacen 3,479m.
Level 4
Mediterranean Sea from Competa

Alta Axarquía Trek

Coming Soon!
Level 3

Sierra Almijara Integral

Coming Soon!
Level 4

3 Villages Walk and Wine Tasting

Level 1
From 25€/person

The Lost Village Walks and Hikes

1 day walks around Acebuchal
Levels 1, 2 & 3

The Silk Route

Coming Soon!
Level 2

Canillas de Aceituno to Sedella

Coming Soon!
Level 2

Acebuchal - El Fuerte - Frigiliana

Coming Soon!
Level 3

Competa - Canillas - Salares - Sedella

Coming Soon!
Level 3

Canyoning

1 full day descending Rio Verde
For the entire family!

Horse Riding

Horse riding through the Natural Park
Differents routes
Salares Roman Bridge

LA AXARQUIA

“It’s better to see something once than to hear about it thousand times”.

“The warmth of the sun fell on us like a treasure, and the daylight moved over the sea in great, slow transpositions of colour, dying each night in purple dusks. The cliffs and mountains soaked up the sunsets like red sponges and the distant ragged edge of the sierras shone blue as a blunted saw” – Laurie Lee’s description of the coast east of Malaga in A rose for Winter.

Axarquia. A heritage of centuries.

In the south of Andalusia, halfway between Malaga and Granada, the Axarquía Region is opening its doors to let you discover its history, its heritage, its people. From the Arabic sharquiyya, meaning the eastern zone, the Axarquia extends to the limits with the province of Granada.

With an exciting history, unique cultural heritage and dreamlike landscapes, from the fisherman villages of the Eastern Costa del Sol to the white-washed villages in the mountains, this land is an interesting compendium of tradition, legends, art and nature. Moorish influence is particularly strong in the Axarquía and Granada province for they dominated southern Spain for nearly 800 years. The villages of the region are dotted with unique wild environments that draw some of the most typical landscapes of the area.

Sierras Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama Natural Park.

Covering 40.000 hectares with peaks soaring more than 2,000 metres above sea level. This protected area is ideal for hiking, horse-riding or mountain-biking under the eagle’s flight or in the presence of mountain goats. The mountain ranges stand between the coast and the west of Granada as a great barrier that makes communication between both spaces difficult. However, this was passed daily by daring muleteers who kept open for centuries the route of fish and silk between the coast and the city of Granada.

These mountains have also witnessed battles between the Civil Guard and the anti-Franco guerrilla, known as the Maquis. A movement that took place in enclaves like the Sierra Almijara one of its most powerful bastions, which maintained resistance with the Civil Guard until the end of the fifties in this area. In this, several factors played a fundamental role, such as the steep orography of the terrain and the so-called links, that is, people who lived in the villages and who helped to supply food and weapons to the guerrillas.

WHY GO WITH US

Unique Places

Interesting Routes

Good Accommodations

New Friends

FROM PREVIOUS HOLIDAYS

Take a look at photos & videos from previous journeys. Read testimonials from our new & regular clients.

Walking Holiday

Finca El Cerrillo Walking Holiday October 2019

Ascent to La Chapa (1,818m)

Finca El Cerrillo Walking Holiday March 2019

WHAT GUESTS SAY ABOUT US

FAQ'S

Here you can find the Frequently Asked Questions. If you can not find the answer to your doubts, please contact us.

How does the Hiking Holiday work?

After booking your hiking holidays we will send you the useful information about the package holiday you have booked.

How to get here

We can’t offer your holidays with flights included. The pick-up point is usually Malaga Airport at 2.30pm and the return transfer arrives to the airport at 10am. These times are an estimation so please contact us before booking your flights. If your flight is later than our pickup time o sooner than our return transfer we can arrange a taxi for you on your cost.

What about the weather conditions?

Andalusia has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry and warm summers. The warmest months are July and August, while December and February are usually colder, with an average temperature of 22.8º of maximum and 13º of minimum. The precipitations are scarce, concentrating specially in autumn and winter.

In the oriental coast the climate is Mediterranean subtropical with mild winters.

The Hiking routes might be changed due to weather conditions and preference of the group. We will do our best to find another time, route or activity in case of bad weather.

Walking Level

Level 1. Suitable for those who start hiking. They are tours of little difficulty, at a gentle pace.
Level 2. The maximum ascend is around 500 metres and the walking time up to 4 hours including breaks. Between 8 and 13km (5 – 8 mi).
Level 3. Itineraries for those who are used to walk in mountains, and are capable to walk 12/18 km, with unevenness of 500/800 m, at a quiet pace.
Level 4. The High challenged level. We include in this level distances up to 20 km. and ascends of up to 1000 m.

How to book

Reservations can be made by phone, by whatsapp, by email or by filling out our reservation form.

If there is availability for the holidays that you require, we will send you the booking form by email or post, as you prefer.

REMEMBER, do not buy your flight tickets before we confirm that we have enough clients for the holiday you have requested. For your peace of mind, in the case we don’t reach the minimum people we will refund you your full deposit.

Reservations will not be made until we receive the reservation form and payment of the minimum deposit of 15% of the total price per person.

No later than 60 days before your arrival you will receive an email from us to remind you the rest of the payment if it’s needed.

General Booking Conditions

You will find out our booking conditions by clicking the following link: General Booking Conditions

GET IN TOUCH!

To contact us you can use either email, telephone, whatsapp or the contact form.

+34 619 95 67 58

Calle Reina 1, CP 29754 Competa, Malaga, Spain

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 19.00 h.

Nº RTA: AT/MA/00362

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