The Silk Route 4.5h / 13km

A circular walk from Cómpeta passing through the white villages of Canillas de Albaida and Archez.

On this route, we will start from San Anton Chapel in Cómpeta (next to the hotel). Here, a track takes us through avocado and olive terraces to the village of Canillas de Albaida where we will cross its maze and narrow streets towards the former Moorish village of Archez where we can see the minaret of an old Almohad mosque from the 14th century, of which only the tower is preserved, built in red brick and with a square structure.

From Archez we head towards Competa stopping at Almijara Bodega where we will learn how their naturally made wines are produced and, of course, enjoy the different moscatel wines that are sold and then a tour in the small and family winery. We will be back in Competa with free time to have lunch in one of the many bars and restaurants.

  • Distance

    13 km. (8,07 mi.)

  • Ascent

    600 m. (1,968 ft.)

  • Overall grade


  • Tracks, roads and footpaths

    Tracks, roads and footpaths

  • Location


  • Duration

    4,5 hours

  • Highest point

    1.090 m. (3,576 ft.)

  • Season

    All year. 


Group € / person
2 35
3 35
4 35
5 30
6 30

Minimum age: 14 years old.


  • Qualified local mountain guide.
  • Packed lunch: sandwich, drink, energetic bar, piece of fruit and cake.
  • Photos.
  • Transfers.


  • Hiking or sports clothing.
  • Walking shoes or boots (advisable boots).
  • Solar protection (hats, caps, etc.).
  • Sunscreen.
  • 2 litres of water and some food.

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+34 619 95 67 58

+34 619 95 67 58

Calle Reina 1, CP 29754 Competa, Malaga, Spain

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 19.00 h.

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