Hiking the Picos de Europa - a great week!
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Alvaro's enthusiasm and support.
What did you think of your group leader?
Alvaro was brilliant. He knows the area and the hikes like the back of his hand, he is confidant and sure footed - like a mountain goat! He is a great guy, and super knowledgeable. Ask him what a flower or a plant was called and he would be able to tell us! He was inspiring!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The only shortcoming of the trip for me was that you don't end up with alot of time to yourself each day. It's long days of hiking. Then the hotel lays on a 5 course meal every evening, which was delicious but... but would take 2 - 2.5 hours. So by the time you get back to the hotel, get cleaned up and go to dinner - it can be a little tiring. Doing it every day anyway. I mean it was lovely, but ...
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I have to commend the hotel for going out of their way to accommodate my dietary needs. I can't eat certain things for health reasons - and they were so friendly and understanding and always made sure I had something I could eat that wouldn't make me unwell! Thanks again team!