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Walking In The Sierra Aracena SLA

Visiting: Spain
Trip Duration 8 Days
 

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Walking In The Sierra AracenaScores 9.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Simon

London
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!)
Confirmed traveller: 02 April 2016
Published on: 28 April 2016
(10 out of 10)

Eric

London
All very well organised. Great guide with masses of enthusiasm, knowledge both local and general and enthusiasm. Went to lengths to make sure things worked for us including booking trip on day off.

Well thought through itinerary with good visits on most days.

Walks great. Easy underfoot and good lengths. Quite up and down gradients so probably well described as easy to moderate.

Well worth doing. Group great, got on well. Craig and family friendly and great back story.

One or two things need doing around house but very little.

Great trip. Really good value. Thanks.

Roger ( Eric ) Smith
Confirmed traveller: 02 April 2016
Published on: 14 April 2016
(10 out of 10)

Christine

South Croydon
A splendid , fairly easy walking area, full of interest. Even in early spring, the flowers were a constant delight, providing a feast for the senses after the English winter. The cobbled mule trails are well graded and pleasantly mud-free, though a little eroded in places. Craig's explanation of the land use and history brought the area to life.
Highlights would have to include the wine tasting under the trees by the vineyard, facing a fantastic view, and the visit to the farm to try our hand at cheese making, coming away with our own sample.
Not to be missed also was the optional visit to the caves at Aracena, surely one of the most spectacular I've seen anywhere.
Confirmed traveller: 02 April 2016
Published on: 09 April 2016
(10 out of 10)

Marie

A good combination of walking and culture. Informative and experienced guide providing plenty of variety.
Confirmed traveller: 02 April 2016
Published on: 07 April 2016
(10 out of 10)

Celia

West London
Beautiful scenic area for walking with several interesting visits. You even get to milk a goat and make your own cheese! Tour leader very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Arranged transport for visiting Seville on our free day which was a good contrast to our walking days. Lots of local food and drink and good company. Period accommodation very scenic with good coffee and proper tea. Hooray!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 02 April 2016
Published on: 03 April 2016
(10 out of 10)

Bridget

St Clears
This was my first holiday of this type so I didn't really know what to expect and was fairly apprehensive, to say the least! However, I haven't had such a fantastic break for many years. I felt at home and comfortable from the minute that our Leader introduced me to my fellow 'Explorers'.

The itinerary was great with a good mix of walking, sight seeing and introduction to the local delicacies - ham, cheese and wine...heaven! Our accommodation, the lovely Posada in Castano del Robledo, was very comfortable and perfectly located for such a holiday, with nothing too much trouble for our wonderful hosts Sacha and Craig...even the 6.15 breakfasts were dished up with a smile!

Thank you for a fabulous week.
Confirmed traveller: 27 February 2016
Published on: 02 March 2016
(10 out of 10)

Hugh

York
The lovely rolling countryside and chestnut, holm oak and cork oak woodland of the Sierra.
Confirmed traveller: 19 September 2015
Published on: 02 October 2015