5 independent reviews for Catalonia family self guided biking holiday, Spain

Reviews for Catalonia family self guided biking holiday, Spain

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review 11 Jul 2017

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

Fiona and Gareth did an excellent job in making our biking vacation a success. They planned the right level of routes (distance and altitude) for the different rides. It was a great place to relax too. The rooms are spacious and practical (lots of bike gear). We had a great vacation.

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

Trust Gareth to plan the right level of activity, he knows his business.

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

They took us to local restaurants so we could understand the area. Their choice was excellent, and we went back to Al Born twice as it was very good. They also recycle glass, paper, cans and plastic.

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

Excellent, thanks to Fiona and Gareth.

review 26 Aug 2017

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

We loved the mountain biking trails.

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

The biking routes are quite difficult, good for our active teenagers. but maybe not suitable for all.

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

We visted two local restaurants and went horse riding, all run by local people. We were encouraged to recycle our rubbish.

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

We had a great time.

review 13 Aug 2017

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

The peaceful setting with all the lovely cats and kittens that are being so kindly cared for. The lovely swimming pool and great cycling on and off road. Day in Barcelona, well worth doing and actually this works very easily using the direct bus. 20 euros return ticket.

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

I would definitely suggest hiring a car as the hotel is quite a distance from places to go. There are bikes to hire, taxi and buses but this can work out more expensive than hiring a car for a week and not so convenient if you want to come home after eating dinner when dark in the evening. Meals at hotel quite pricey for what they are compared with other places we ate out at.

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

Yes, encouraged to walk and bike, local riding school, restaurants recommended, encouraged to use towels economically etcLow key, simply but beautifully restored and renovated hotel building.

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

A good week in a quiet location with activities if wanted. Lovely small hotel and pool, clean facilities and very friendly, helpful owners.

review 16 Aug 2015

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

The wonderful hospitable hosts Fiona and Gareth did everything to make sure we had a lovely vacation. The beautiful building, and huge swimmingpool, the wonderful meals and the other guests have also contributed to making us feel at home right away. We did some marvelous maintain biking and road biking tours.

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

Make sure you wear suitable sports clothing also on the mountain bikes.

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

Yes, while cycling through villages we visited the local shops and restaurants. The hotel was self supporting, and low in electricity use.

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

Wonderful vacation for active people who love nature and do not like tourist traps.

review 12 Aug 2014

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

The 30k mountain bike ride that took in parts of the local scenery that would have remained unseen without the guidance and assistance of our host.

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

For full flexibility hire a car.

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

Not especially although the riding stables did do well out of the visitors.

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

A great vacation and well worth considering for a return. The hosts accommodate families that want to be off the beaten track just as well as cycling or other sport enthusiasts.

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