I just wanted to say what an amazing day I’ve had. Stewart was lovely and Jose is such a fantastic guide. I really can’t apologise enough for the series of cock ups leading up to the trek but it really was wonderful and I’m very grateful. I will be recommending you and would love to come back sometime.
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After leaving Lanjaron on Friday morning, we drove along the coast and stopped off at the caves of Nerja. I think Nick (and possibly you as well) had told us that they were worth a visit if we were passing, but not to expect too much. In fact, we were very impressed and thought they were well worth a visit! (If you go with fairly low expectations, you can often be surprised on the up-side!) For anyone wanting to fill in a few hours between Lanjaron and Malaga, we felt that this was a good option.
The flight was uneventful although Bristol airport was in thick fog (welcome back to the UK!) and so we had to circle before we could land. And then the battery in our car had gone flat – but great service from Silver Parking at Bristol – they had a man with a charger circulating the car park and he had us started within minutes.
All in all, we had a great holiday – our thanks to you, Kiersten, Nick and Andrew – great walks with good company!
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We booked the 6 days Alpujarras Escape walking tour, then allowed ourselves a couple of rest days before we did the 2 days Mulhacen ascent. We stayed in the Hotel Espana in Lanjaron, which was clean and friendly (and seemed to be popular with the locals!) We could not fault the organisation of our holiday in any way. A great variety of walks with three different leaders – Kiersten, Andrew and Nick – all of whom were great – good company, attentive to what we wanted to get out of our holiday and knowledgeable in their different ways (e.g. bird watching, farming and local customs). The walk up to the Refugio Poqueira was delightful. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t so good on our summit day and the top of Mulhacen was in thick cloud with strong winds. Thanks to Nick for getting us to the top and back down again safely! A great holiday – we will return!
Came home to a full mail box and a stack of post, so am only now finding time to thank you for the excellent service provided by you and your team during our recent stay in Lanjaron. I know you were somewhat taken aback when you realised our ages, but you dealt with that admirably and tactfully. You managed to push us beyond what some of us would have thought of as our limit, and in doing so gave us a memorable holiday. In particular I have to mention Jose, who gave most of us our heads, and then slowly, patiently and cheerfully got the slowest of us up Mulhacen. His love for, and knowledge of his country was very apparent, and he was a very interesting and informative guide. Although this was not a particularly arduous climb, it was one which we probably would not have undertaken on our own, and the fact that all 6 of us reached the top was wonderful – a day that we will not forget, and that will be talked about for a long time to come.
I have sung your praises to Jeremy of Camino ways, posted a review on Tripadvisor, and recommended Spanish Highs to all and sundry who enquired about our holiday – hope this might result in some well-deserved extra bookings for you next year.
Hi Kiersten & Richard, just wanted to thank you both for your most wonderful support & so also my enjoyment on the recent Alpujarra walks! You possibly have less idea of your contribution than those of us at the receiving end.. you made it feel easy when it wasn’t, so I would like it not to be understated or estimated, Best of luck in your next adventures & don’t forget Slovakia or Tasmania in your next considerations!
Hi Richard – Just returned from a great weeks walking in The Alpujarras.
We have had a wonderful time thanks in no small part to Andy, Kirsten and yourself. Great experience, grand company and fantastic photos.
All of your input very much appreciated.
Best wishes for continuing success.
Thanks for the Photos I had a wonderful time and your guides were great .I will give your card to my sons in America .Hope we meet again on another trip and thanks for the loan of the sticks .I got new ones in Lanjaron before I left.
Regards Teresa Henshaw 😊☘🇮🇪
Thank you kindly for the wonderful photos you sent to Eileen. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking with the wonderful guides.
Will pass the word around and post a review on trip advisor!!
“Knowledgeable and friendly guided walking”
I had never taken a guided walk before so I didn’t really know what to expect, nor if I’d enjoy spending hours each day in the company of complete strangers. How would they deal with a fairly taciturn client who was quite happy walking several miles in complete silence..?
I jest… Richard’s company is first class and I need not have worried. He has a well chosen roster of seasoned professionals who, aside from being excellent guides to the stunning area, are extremely personable, friendly and totally sensitive to the client’s walking styles.
I was fortunate to be accompanied by four different guides over the course of a week (Kiersten, Victoria, José and Andrew). All had warm, interesting personalities and were completely different but each an absolute pleasure to spend a day with in the mountains.
The walking can be as hard or as soft as you like. They instinctively know how to gently push you beyond your usual limits and the walking was invariably stunning and varied.
These people love this area and it was an honour to share their knowledge of, and their passion for the mountains – book with confidence, you’ll be well looked-after.
Lovely to have met up with you again and to have met Kiersten too – she was so knowledgeable about flora and fauna and a delight to walk with. Thank you so much for the pictures I have forwarded your email to the group who I know will love them all.
Home now to rain and cold – what a marvellous week we all had – very happy memories.
Thank you for walking with us, it was so good to know that you/Kiersten were there as I was almost always staggering in the back.
I have never been to ‘walking holiday’ before and this well might be the only one but what a wonderful time we had.