SIERRA DE AITANA TREK
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Very difficult to pin point any 'one' thing as everyday had plenty of very fond memories. Scenery is really magical and whilst on the trail you often saw glimpses of valleys or ridges that we had either done previously or were to be challenges in the days ahead . If pushed then certainly the summit of Puig Campana was indeed a great finale to the week ...a great route to get to the top, and an even better one heading back to our base at Sella.
What did you think of your group leader?
Jose was a real character and makes great packed lunches! His local knowledge was very impressive and love of the area was obvious. He had spent huge amounts of effort in fine tuning the routes to maximise our enjoyment, and was able to give interesting anecdotes about rural village life past and present.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Only a small point but here is not a lot of chances to buy any trail snacks ( or indeed anything) so you might want to take some them out from the UK . On the other hand you might get the chance to sample the odd Orange as you pass by a grove!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
DO NOT be put off this trip just because the region is not that well known as the Picos de europa or Pyanees ….Its equal to either of them, and in many ways better. SO in a nutshell....GO!!! ...and you will feel quite smug for visitng this ‘undiscovered gem’ .