Richard took me and my partner on a fantastic day out in the Cumbres Verdes. Started with an ascent of Trevenque which is a fantastic rocky peak. We then descended down through pine forests on meandering forest tracks and then completed a circuit back to where we started. Richard was a great guide and led us on a very varied route with stunning views. Would recommend Spanish Highs
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Thanks once again for all of last week. All 3 of us enjoyed ourselves. I spoke to Alistair today to brief him. I wish I had the time and resources to come back out with him. Hopefully see you again for another adventure sometime. Best regards, Damien, Neil and Robbie
We did two hikes with Spanish Highs – the first in Los Alpujarras and the second in the Cumbres Verdes. Jens was our guide for both hikes, and a second guide, Victoria, accompanied us on the second hike, as she was learning to lead hikes in that area.
Jens was an excellent guide, knowledgeable of the area, friendly and interesting, with a real passion for the outdoors.
Both hikes were 5-6 hours, and Jens adjusted the route and terrain to suit our fitness and interests. On the first hike, near La Tania, we detoured to summit a nearby hill with an excellent view, which we never would have found without him, as there was no path (we went cross country). We also stopped in one of the white villages on the way home, and had a chance to sample and purchase some excellent local chocolate!
On the second hike, Jens took us on a much more challenging route, and we hiked about 1000m of elevation over the day, including a 2100m summit. I was definitely challenged by the elevation and the heights (I’m not brilliant with high places) but Jens and Victoria slowed the pace as required, helped me with my poles, and distracted me when necessary 🙂
The scenery was spectacular, the weather absolutely perfect for hiking, and we had a real sense of peace and accomplishment at the end of the day.
We will definitely be back in Spain, and plan to use Spanish Highs when we need a guide
Just wanted to let you know Paul and I really enjoyed the hiking, Jens was a great guide. Certainly challenged my fitness/nerves more than Paul’s but it was absolutely brilliant and just made us want to do more hiking in the area!
Hopefully will manage some ski touring in the future with your company – after talking with Jens, Paul has agreed to try skiing and take lessons, as he thinks ski touring would be brilliant!
Coming from Asia (Singapore),this is my first solo trip to Spain’s Andalucia. I must say this hiking experience is THE highlight of my trip!!! Richard and Kirsten made me feel very comfortable immediately when I met them. They are very knowledgeable guides who shares lots of their experience during the hike. They have also added some exploration elements, i.e. trying out a slightly more challenging short cut, digress to search for owls and eagles etc…this made the experience truely unique.
Moreover, I get to climb up a steep rocky hill to take a gorgeous photo…I have decided to name that hill after me…hehe…Cumbres Verdes is mystical & spectaculat route with ever changing surroundings from deserty to greenery pine tree forest to river flowing down the gorge…Highly recommend Spanish Highs to anyone interested in hiking Sierra Nevada…you will not regret!
Back in the UK, had a great day out with you, it was just a perfect introduction to the hills for Lois who is now keen to do lots more.
Think I left one of my walking sticks in the car yesterday – today I borrowed Felipe's so I had two. He is an excellent guide. Was tough for me on second half of the ascent and the first half of the descent – am a bit nervous – but Felipe was very helpful and patient.
Thanks! I enjoyed the hike tremendously, was the highlight of the trip. I have already recommended you to a friend of mine who has visited Spain many times, and loves it enough to keep coming back.