the Secret Trails of Medieval Spain
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Each day was unique, with lovely wildflowers and birds (notably vultures, perched on the very edges of cliffs and storks nesting on high points of buildings) Dinner (with wine included). Eloy, proprietor of the hotel, cooked all our food and made sure that each day we sampled different Spanish dishes - his cooking is outstanding. With good food and wine the efforts of the day were celebrated and the highlights re-visited. The hotel rooms all have their unique character and a medieval feel. Eloy closed his bar to the locals in the evening in order to concentrate on looking after us.
What did you think of your group leader?
Chris is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and part of the group, whilst still being able to lead it. He obviously loves the area and the people who are ready with their welcome when they see him.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Yes. The walks, although not really difficult, (a couple of steep places but they are short) are long and we walked four days in a row as the bus to Burgos did not run on a Wednesday. We walked 5/6 hours on each walking day, with breaks for coffee and lunch etc. I found that walking poles helped a lot and the knowledge that I could walk at least 10 miles a day.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I'm looking for another trip in Spain - it was that good