The Long Walk

Well the dust has settled and the blisters have healed and I can finally take the opportunity to thank everyone for their fantastic contribution to the success of The Long Walk and for the wonderful gifts that I received.

So say that I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. I cannot convey how grateful I was for the friendship, camaraderie and kindness shown during my 50th celebrations.

Having grown up in a large extended family in Dublin, I have been used to celebrating significant events surrounded by parents and children, brothers and sister, cousins, aunts, uncles and close childhood friends.
This was the first time I was away from home for such a significant celebration, far from all my close companions, far from the familiar wind and rain and the cold of a spring March day in Dublin.

If thoughts of those absent loved ones tried to creep into my mind during that week of walking, talking and laughing, they were quickly banished by a joke, the companionship of fellow travellers and around the next corner, another stunning view of the Spanish Mountains we were trekking across.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for letting me celebrate my birthday with you in such a fabulous way.
Your kindness will live with me forever.


Four Towns..One Destination!

Nerja, Frigiliana, Maro and Acebuchal between them make this area The Capital of Hiking and Walking in Málaga. The rugged mountains, fast running rivers, stunning scenery, wildlife and flora all combine to make this region a fantastic destination for the "Active Tourist" There are great restaurants and bars, fabulous beaches and cracking mountain walks. In the Axarquia there is still a strong flavor of rural and small town Spain with its Pueblos Blancos or White Villages. We have a great selection of routes for all walkers from gentle walks in the immediate vicinity, to 20km hikes with altitudes of up to 2000 meters. I organize Guided Day Walks and Walking Holidays based on the fitness levels and stamina of the group. Walking For Pleasure, Hiking For Health! This is the ethos of our holidays.We offer a personal service and an experience of mountain life in a Natural Park area. John Keo Walking Tours is fully licensed and insured with full permission for guided hikes from the Government of Andalucía.

I am a fully qualified International Travel Consultant (IATA-UFTAA Approved) offering walking holidays for individuals and groups including airport transfers, accommodation, guided walks and packed lunches in the Sierra Almijara Natural Park. 

For fun, fitness, health and wellness, visit Frigiliana, Nerja, Maro and Acebuchal...