- I hesitated before booking this trip, as I haven't really done much walking/hiking before...I didn't even own a proper pair of walking boots! But it turned out to be one of the best trips I've done in a LONG time!
Starting from the convenient airport pick-up to the welcome cuppa tea at the guesthouse, it all went really well. On some group trips I've done previously, not much happens on the first day until a group meeting in the evening. But our excellent tour leader, Craig, got us out exploring pretty quick.
I think the grading of Easy/Moderate is accurate for this trip, as there are a few steeper slopes to navigate during the daily walks. But since you're out in such picturesque surroundings, you kind of just let your legs do the hard work while you take in the view! And nobody got left behind during the walks as the group went at a fairly leisurely pace, stopping for breaks along the way. So if you're more into extreme mounting trekking and get a bit impatient waiting for others, that's something to consider before booking this trip.
There's a free day midweek, which gives you a chance to go at a lazier pace. All of our group visited Seville.
There were loads of highlights during this trip, including visiting a local winery and a farm where we made our own goats cheese. And top marks to Craig for going beyond the call of duty with his impressive knowledge of the area and helping out with the Spanish/English translations (TIP: Try and learn some basic Spanish phrases before you go, as it is fun to try and practice even if you get the pronunciation ridiculously wrong!)
Published on: 28 April 2016