An excellent holiday

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I found the number of wildflowers very impressive, especially the orchids - which in some areas were covering the ground. I also enjoyed the old villages we walked through which gave a real sense of the history of the area.

What did you think of your group leader?

Emily was an excellent leader. The walk briefings given were clear and covered everything we needed to know, and on the walks she moved around the group to ensure everyone was managing OK.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Some of the tracks are quite rocky, so good walking boots are a great help. It was in the high 20s when we were there at the end of May 2015, so carry lots of water - not every village has an open cafe. High factor sunscreen is essential as you are at over 1000m on most of the walks. The local bakery and shops in Covarrubias have good bread and other provisions for a packed lunch if you don't want the hotel one.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This is an excellent holiday, a hidden gem, and I'm surprised there are not more departure dates for it.