What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The walks were all quite challenging, so we had a real sense of achievement and we saw some amazing scenery. Steep gorges, evidence of how people used to farm in the area, canals cut through rocks, snow, sun and beautiful green landscapes. The wildlife was fantastic - several types of vultures, a yellow and black salamander, orchids, hellebores and gnarled holm oaks.
What did you think of your group leader?
Alvaro is the best! He managed to meet all our needs, allowing those who wanted to walk faster clear directions of where to go and where to wait, while subtly supporting the slower members so that we all enjoyed the walks. His knowledge of the local area and its people, customs, wildlife, geology and history was exceptional.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The terrain is quite challenging at times (rocks, snow and mud) so walking poles can be helpful.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This is a beautiful part of the world, highly recommended!