PICOS PEAKS & GORGES

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Just being outdoors in both the high lush pasture and the craggy limestone with memorable views.

What did you think of your group leader?

Alvaro was very enthusiastic about his patch of Northern Spain. He looked after all members of the group, providing just the right amount of information about The Picos de Europa.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

As with all Exodus trips, just be prepared for some itinerary changes - it's part of the fun. On this trip, there was some change to the order of the walks. On at least three of the walks, there were opportunities for those who wished, to shorten or simplify the route. Consider taking a knee support or two if your knees have a combined age of over 100 yrs! ...just in case. The Hotel Torrecerredo is basic, the owners Pilar and Jim will look after you well and the food is good. Some great Riojas on the winelist.....try the "Muriel" one. Had two great evening meals in the village too.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

A very mixed group of people and we all seemed to appreciate each others company......lots of laughs and dry humour. Did the 10km down-river (Rio Sella) kayaking on the free day which was a bit more sedate than expected as the water was low. This was good fun and a welcome opportunity to rest the legs and use the arms. I think the river can get busy in July/August. If this review seems a bit "flat" it is because I tend to understate things...... I had a GREAT time.