Traverse of the Picos de Europa
Spain, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,255 (land only) - from $1,505 (land only)
By: Colin Fenn, Oxfordshire, UK
This was my first ever guided trek, in 40 years of regularly working and walking in the Alps on an independent basis. I enjoyed and benefited from the guiding enormously, it being an area new to me. It's given me a taste for guided treks in new areas, so who knows.
The KE trip was the only one I found that offered a challenging traverse of the Picos; others offered less-challenging centre-based trips, by and large.
By: Kate Henderson, East Riding of Yorkshire
Fantastic! Flexible leader who responded to the groups needs well. Route had to be changed due to poor weather and this all went very smoothly. Breathtaking scenery with some challenging and very rewarding walking. Excellent pace of walking, it felt like we really made the most of the trip. Expectations surpassed! Breathtaking scenery, challenging and rewarding walking.
By: Beth Hammer, London, UK
I have to admit that I was not expecting the Picos to be as beautiful as it was. The peaks really were quite dramatic. I also love the Spanish food, hospitality and culture which shone through here were it still felt rural at times.
By: Nicole Hergarten, Twickenham, UK
I particularly enjoyed our extremely warm hearted and friendly guides who put together an unforgettable trip. The food was great to get us back to strength. The walks were timed perfectly to our ability while still giving us sufficient challenge and adventure. I also hugely appreciated the fact that in the Picos you can still find vast emptiness and very few visitors which give you a real sensation of getting away back to nature.