SIERRA DE AITANA TREK
What did you think of your group leader?
I've been on many group holidays and found Jose to be one of the best leaders I've experienced, extremely competent and good fun. As a local, he was able to lead us over rough terrain through the mountainous, wilderness areas without marked paths - we had every confidence in him. Refreshingly, he didn't feel the need to tell us to wear sunscreen in the sun, carry water to drink, a fleece in case it gets chilly and a waterproof in case it rains. Instead he explained the geology of the area, discussed how the region is affected by politics and answered all our questions regarding the flora, fauna and local culture.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The whole of this holiday is very relaxed; you won't need any smart clothes or makeup.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This package is very good value. Not only is almost all the food included in the price (and is far superior to the usual standard on this type of holiday - especially the packed lunches) but local wine is provided with dinner. The only extra expenditure was for a couple of beers at the end of the walks and food on the free day. This is not just another pleasant European walking holiday, there was something very different and special about this one. Nothing like the sometimes busy trails of more popular walking areas, this was Spanish walking at its best.