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Candycatford's review of Walking Holidays in Spain - www.walking-holidays-in-spain.com

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“6 Day Hike with Great Food”

Written on: 10/06/2014 by Candycatford (1 review written)

Our walking holiday in Spain, as arranged by Erik, was everything I'd hoped it would be and exceeded my expectations in some ways.
The fact Erik was able to be flexible with dates, start points etc. really facilitated what was an otherwise complicated orchestration of two hectic schedules. He organised the walk so we could travel at the times most convenient to us and stay in as many places with pools as possible.
The walks themselves were easy enough for two relatively fit mid-thirty-year olds without being unsatisfying and were brilliantly varied with each day throwing up a new kind of scenery and terrain.
For us, the timings indicated on the walk were accurate, as was the advice on what to carry and wear (we took more water but only occasionally needed it, and I ignored advice to wear long trousers and was duly scratched at half the last day by vegetation- the other days were no problem though). The written maps were pretty tricky to follow, but the GPS was so easy to use we really only needed to refer to the paper for the interesting history included in it.

The places to stay varied enormously as well with the defining common factor being that the hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful. They varied from fairly basic, but clean and nice, to quite luxurious but each had their own charm and every one had excellent food. We're not fussy eaters- there was no menu, just what the hotel decided to cook, but the quality was superb and dinner became a real treat each day.

We couldn't set out as early as we would have liked as we couldn't persuade anyone to give us breakfast before 8am but that meant we were back with time to relax in the afternoon. Best to discuss dinner plans on arrival though as we sometimes found it hard to wait until the local hour for dinner and most places weren't sufficiently prepared to serve us before 8.30pm by which time we were starving!

If i could make one change to the experience I'd seek out more accommodation with pools, but then we're from Scotland and the change to swim outdoors so rarely presents itself to us! That aside I only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 02 june-07 june

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