Sierra de Aitana (Mixed Activity) - BRILLIANT!
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There was not only one moment! All the week's activities complimented each other very well. I hadn't tried canyoning before and heading into the watery depths was exhilarating and something I definitely want to repeat. I particularly loved the sea kayaking day, with the opportunity also to snorkel, paddle board, explore a cave and try climbing on the cliffs from the sea. But I suppose its each to their own - every person on this trip had a different moment or day that was their preferred!
What did you think of your group leader?
Ace! Both Jose Miguel and Jaime (who joined for many of the activities) were enthusiastic, motivating, fun, knowledgeable and safe leaders. Jose Miguel was constantly teaching, explaining, checking we knew what we were doing. We were enabled to feel really in charge - ie each person learning the basics of rope-work, not having it just done for us.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The November departure was cold-ish at night (not a problem) but gloriously sunny during the day. We used wetsuits (hired locally) for the sea kayaking and canyoning which we needed, but in other seasons maybe not. The itinerary may switch around a bit for various reasons, but it was well thought-out for the group to be able to make the most of each day. If you're not scared of heights, want an exciting week away with the opportunity to try lots of different activities, and have friends/family who are kind enough to listen to you raving about it upon your return, book now!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The variety on this trip is great - as well as multiple skills you can learn and activities you can try, it caters to different strengths / abilities. Maybe some people find one activity easier than another because they're familiar with it already, but then others find they have skills elsewhere. There is limited travel required each day due to the excellent location of the 'pension' where you are very well looked-after and well-fed! Thanks to all involved for an excellent week!