5 independent reviews for Picos de Europa self guided hiking vacation, Spain

Reviews for Picos de Europa self guided hiking vacation, Spain

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review 19 Sep 2023

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

The hike along the Ruta del Cares from Poncebos to Cain was spectacular. While we were aware that it is a most scenic path we had no idea just how beautiful it was.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

if hiking along the Cares Gorge in high season, start early to beat the crowds as this is a very popular hike.

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

We stayed in small communities in the mountains in family run hotels. So, local people benefited financially. Iím not sure there was any environmental or conservation benefits?

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

Our tour operator is clearly a highly experienced in organising hiking vacations and had detailed knowledge of the hikes on our itinerary . This meant that the advice provided was suitable for our needs. I would recommend highly this tour operator.

review 22 Jun 2023

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

The incredible scenery of the Picos

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Use the Wikiloc app and gpx files provided. It takes the worry out of navigation

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

Walking tourism is certainly benefiting the locals. I don't have enough information to comment on the rest.

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

Excellent - accommodation and meals all good and varied, transfers worked smoothly, information and maps provided made everything clear. Good communication with the organiser.

review 18 Jun 2023

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

The stunning walks through the Picos de Europa

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Ensure you are fit enough to complete the walks and take appropriate equipment ie walking poles

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

Definitely helped the local economy and by walking between hotels cut down on pollution

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

A most enjoyable vacation and would recommend to friends

review 3 Oct 2018

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

A new adventure for us. Fantastic mountains. Beautiful quiet valleys. The only noise busy bees in the heather and the sound of bells from hidden cows, sheep and goats.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Get fit. Take well tested socks and shoes/boots. You will be walking for 7/8 hours. Dan was able to change our walks itinerary mid vacationwhich was great.

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

Staying in tiny villages and spending money locally will, I hope, help preserve their way of life.

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

Great!

review 2 Aug 2018

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

The welcome at each hotel and variety of each walk

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Good walking boots and be prepared for rain

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

Supported local business.

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

Excellent

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