3 independent reviews for Picos mountains walking holiday in Spain

Reviews for Picos mountains walking holiday in Spain

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review 22 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

One of our walks included scrambling up a peak in the Macizo de Andara...it was tough but exhilarating when we reached the top. The views were amazing and I felt a sense of achievement! Great walks throughout the holiday.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be relatively fit in order to get the most benefit from the walks..and good quality walking shoes/boots.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It definitely benefited local people, as we had dinner in a local restaurant and bought locally made cheese and goods. As for reducing environmental impact or supporting conservation well, maybe, by using the routes in the mountains I hope that we helped contribute in the upkeep of the way of life in the area, which is so incredibly beautiful.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I had the best time, the group was an excellent bunch of people and our guide was very knowledgeable, being from the area. The hotel was lovely, my room comfortable with a view to the hills were cows were grazing. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly..I felt totally at home.

review 30 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The last days (Fridays walk) was the most memorable because 1) We reached the highest part of the walk. 2) the sun shone and we relaxed in a scheduled area just before we completed the walk - a great finish and memory.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I cannot think of anything specific. The guide and hotel were very professional and had everything well honed and perfectly practiced. Take some sun block and anti midge stuff as even in October you could well need it. On a personal note I omitted to pre-book the long stay car park and got stung on the exit - my fault but a heads up from tour rep might be useful in pointing this out!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes the local who worked in the hotel seemed to directly benefits, as did the local taxi firm and café/shops.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good trip. Hotel was excellent, food both great and plentiful. Trip members were all good: agreeable and excellent company. Guide was knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. Overall nothing to complain about and everything to be completely happy with the trip

review 8 Jun 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The views from the high Picos; the varied, lush, green landscape; the amazing wildflowers…the walks were very diverse and a great introduction to a beautiful area led by an excellent and informative guide.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The terrain and weather is variable - be prepared for a variety of conditions underfoot.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the hotel made an effort to source local food and it is small and family run. A group holiday is also pretty travel efficient.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

This holiday was great - the combination of a very friendly welcoming hotel with excellent food, the knowledgeable, engaging and good humoured guide and the variety of walks combined to make this one of the best holidays I have had in ages.

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