Walking the Picos de Europa

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Really all the walks were fabulous! The twin summits of Mancondiu were something really different for me and I greatly enjoyed that. It was a good bonus seeing the chamois in the distance one day. We had a really nice free day at the seaside - walking along the cliffs into the seaside town of Ilanes.

What did you think of your group leader?

It is difficult to praise Alvaro, our local guide for the week, enough! He was excellent!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

This is a lovely place, I can only recommend it! A few people seemed to have issues with their hiking boots. A suggestion: maybe do a few trial hikes at home with your hiking boots before you go to make sure they are fine.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The hotel was just on the edge of the village of Arena de Cabrales which is really handy and there are really lovely views from the hotel. The hotel is family run and there is a very relaxed atmosphere. Everything was very well organised logistically by Jim & Pilar.