What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Reaching on the last day the summit of Puig Campana, which dominates the surroundings and looks almost impregnable (although it can be ascended without too much scrambling).
What did you think of your group leader?
José Miguel lives in this area and knows and loves it intimately. You are not just being guided - you are being introduced to a way of life in an arid and potentially hostile environment. He is an expert and inspirational leader and leaves nothing to chance.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
A Platypus or Camelbak water system is preferable (as well as maybe a bottle or two of water). Springs are rare once you leave the villages. It is worth exploring the village of Sella (and maybe its handful of bars!) if you can make the time - there are a couple of short walks around the village available on Tripadvisor through which its history and development are illustrated.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This trip is easily accessible via Alicante airport, yet a world apart from the Spanish Costas and gives a glimpse of a traditional rural Mediterranean lifestyle.