Great walks and superb scenery in the Alicante region

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

There a number of memorable parts of the trip, and each day brought its own highlights. It was great to be able to walk in countryside that has preserved traditional ways of farming, and where everyone seemed friendly and welcoming. Being accompanied down the last stretch of the Puig Campana by a stray mule was an interesting experience! Fortunately Jose knew the owner and we were able to ensure that the mule got home safely ...

What did you think of your group leader?

Jose was great - an interesting and informative guide and good fun to be with. He seemed to know everyone in the area, and to be very well respected.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I'm very glad that I'd got fit before the holiday - the walks were long and there were some 'challenging' stretches, though nothing too daunting.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This is an excellent trip offering the chance to visit an unspoilt area with a knowledgeable and inspirational guide - I'd recommend it to anybody who enjoys long days walking in the mountains. The food is good at both sets of accommodation, and Jose prepares excellent picnic lunches. On the rest day, the group ate together at a good local tapas bar - excellent quality and very good VFM in comparison with English restaurants.