Walking in Picos de Europa (challenging week)
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Climbing the twin summits of Mancondiu which was a bit of a challenge but not as difficult as it looked.
What did you think of your group leader?
Alvaro was a brilliant leader full of enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for the area. He was a very friendly and funny chap to have lead us during the week and must have walked so much further than us with all his running round checking the group were all ok from front to back and making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. He even carried extra water in case anyone ran out which was rarely needed but showed he was doing everything he could to look after us all.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
If you feel you can do the challenging week then do it as I think you will be missing out on the full experience although I'm sure a standard week would be amazing too. Vegetarians need not be worried about food choices. The 2 vegetarians on our group thought the food really good. My favourite main of the week was actually the vegetarian choice on the last day. Make sure you are in the bar for some of Jim's evening tales.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
If you have enjoyed the Dolomites or Julian Alps you will love this trip... book now!