2 independent reviews for Andalucia self guided walking holiday

Reviews for Andalucia self guided walking holiday

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review 22 May 2015

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

Grazalema was an excellent centre for experiencing the wonderful walking, views, fauna and flora of this stunning reserve. The village itself was delightful and we were made to feel most welcome.

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

Be prepared for very variable temperatures and weather conditions - as you would expect in any mountain region. We were there in mid-May but the temperatures were 30'C + - more appropriate for August. Rough terrain - good walking boots/shoes essential.

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

Yes, we felt that all these things were true. Though the area is visited by increasing numbers of people, both Spanish and foreign, excellent measures have been put in place to minimise impact on the environment, and high quality tourism seems to be benefitting the local economy.

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

Excellent ! A lot of the credit for this must go to the local agent, who was endlessly considerate and helpful. He adapted programmes to suit the unseasonable weather and our age-bracket, modified arrangements where necessary, showed an excellent relationship with the local community and was the greatest help in every respect. A lot of the credit for the holiday's success must go to him

review 21 Dec 2010

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

Walking into the mountains, up to 4700ft, watching ibex.

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

The walking is very well described and on relatively easy paths/ tracks so that we were walking a grade above that we had expected with no real difficulties. Dave and Gill are very helpful in providing other walks if you want something easier/ more difficult. It is quite cool at night in December - insist on a supply of logs for the fire.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We shopped in local small shops (with extremely cheerful. friendly shopkeepers). We did use the self drive option, not the most environmentally friendly option, although drive were fairly short. The accommodation used again wasn't the most environmentally friendly - village houses generally owned by ex-pats.

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

We were very happy with the walking, walk and drive descriptions being excellent. The accommodation was a little bit of a let down although some of properties used seem much better than others.

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