7 independent reviews for Spain walking holiday, Walking in blossom

Reviews for Spain walking holiday, Walking in blossom

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review 13 Mar 2018

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

The amazing walking , everyday a different walk. The beautiful blossom trees, truly was a Walk in Blossom. Would have been great even without the blossom though!

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

Chilly in the early morning and evenings so take layers.

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

We ate lunch in local bars (very good!) which supported the local community. Hotel used solar panels for water heating Fantastic

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

Fantastic and could highly recommend. Communication with Dan was excellent from the first enquiry. The planning and timing of each day was just right. Dan was very considerate and knowledgeable. The needs of everyone in the group were taken into account. There were a few issues at the hotel that could just do with sorting out.

review 5 Mar 2018

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

- the daily hikes: the scenery is beautiful and inspiring

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

- bring lots of layers of clothing: in spring in the Alpujarras it can be quite chilly in the wind or shade, but quite warm in the sun in protected areas

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

- the accommodation used a lot of solar power - we lunched at local bars

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

Wonderful due to careful planning by the tour operator. Cost was reasonable.

review 27 Feb 2018

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

The beauty of the massed blossom.

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

Be prepared for chilly nights.

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

It was good to use a hotel which we could walk out from or just have a very short distance to the start of the walk.

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

Dan was a brilliant leader, affable & good natured as well as knowledgeable about the area. Would happily star the walking & organisation he did as Five Star - marked it down as various issues at the hotel.

review 7 Mar 2017

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

The stunning views and sense of achievement - earning that beer!

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

Take clothes for all weathers and pack blister plasters too. If you have dietary requirements, take some contingency snacks.

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

The holiday certainly gave business to locals; travel was minimal with shared transport; walks were mostly on foot with minimal use of the minibus for dropping us off.

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

Really enjoyable - I do mean joy. It was such a pleasure to discover this part of the world and get a little bit (OK a lot) of exercise too. Challenging at times but worth it.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed everything about the holiday, apart from the blisters!

review 6 Mar 2017

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

Lovely walking through hillsides full of blossoming almond trees in the mountains of the Alpujerras in southern Spain.

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

Be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. The three walks were all very different and very enjoyable, but required a good level of fitness.

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

Very much. The hotel we stayed in was locally owned, beautifully decorated with rustic charm, and the rooms were delightful.

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

Excellent value for money.

review 11 Mar 2015

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

The scenery and the Almond Blossom were spectacular.

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

Good walking boots as plenty of up and down hill walking

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

Yes, Lunches were taken in local tapas bars, and purchases were made at the lovely hotel. Both putting income back into the economy.

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

A lovely short break walking experience. The location is just beautiful and Dan organised the daily activities well. I would certainly recommend this trip to any walker.

review 3 Mar 2015

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

The landscape was so beautiful it almost made you cry! The location was great, and the people were wonderful.

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

Make sure you are fit before going there. This is a mountainous region, not a flat one. And be prepared to take photos!

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

Yes, of course. We ate local food, even bought the fantastic local products... and will spread the news of the beauties of this region.

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

A wonderful experience that has teached me many things. I am looking forward to the next adventure!

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