Picos de Europa

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

As we scaled the summit of Macondiu we finally rose above the clouds. On an overcast day we had emerged into brilliant sunshine looking down on a sea of clouds with the peaks protruding like islands.

What did you think of your group leader?

Alvaro Saiz was a superb group leader for this type of trip. He was concerned for the well-being of every member of the group and keen to ensure that everyone was safe and enjoying their holiday. He was well informed about the geology, flora, fauna, and history of the region and was able to share his knowledge with us. He was extremely diligent, working long hours to worry about the next day's weather and to consider the alternatives and fall-back plans if we should need them. He should go far.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I would highly recommend this trip.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We had a great time. Jim and Pilar at the hotel were excellent as were the close-knit members of their staff. The bar next to the garden provided the perfect end to a hot day's hiking.