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Number of Reviews: 41 Overall score: *****
Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by David Lewis
***** Written

Walking in the Picos

All in all a great trip on a challenging week with a couple of quite long days and good climbs .
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Rosalind Tatton
***** Written

'Picos de Europa'

I had a wonderful week walking and trekking in this stunning mountain area. Every day was different and the varied terrain and views were amazing. The hotel owners, Jim and Pilar and their staff made us feel very welcome and the food was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Our group got on really well and we shared many laughs especially over a cold beer or cider at the end of each day.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Iain Stewart
***** Written

Iain, Glasgow

I went on the Picos de Europa trip during the first week of June 2014. On day 1 we were driven to the hotel and pretty much left to our own devices. Then over the next 6 days we had 5 days of trekking with 1 day off in-between for R&R. The walking was challenging but there were no technical difficulties and everyone completed the walks. The scenery every was stunning and we were pretty lucky with the weather. This is apparently the wettest bit of Spain and it did rain on 2 of the 8 days but on every other day it was warm and sunny with excellent visibility. Temperatures generally low 20s C. Warm but not uncomfortable. The hotel is pleasant with very friendly staff and the food is excellent. The hotel bar is good value,, however but there are a number of good bars and restaurants (and touristy shops) in the town of Arenas.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Julia Heneker
***** Written

Picos de Europa

This was a fab getaway! Awesome scenery, really great walking, well organised and such a gorgeously rustic cosy lodge with really great food and hospitality...loved all of it :)
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Keith Moxon
***** Written

A wonderful week

This is a fantastic opportunity to walk in dramatic limestone country. The routes are varied and not too challenging, the wild flowers amazing and the accommodation, food and staff first class. I have travelled with Exodus many times over the last 16 years and this is one of the best.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Sean Finlay
***** Written

Picos de Europa

This is an excellent trip for the moderate walker. It combines fantastic scenery in which to hike, a well informed, diligent and capable tour leader, excellent rural village accommodation with superb food and incredible local hospitality. The Picos de Europa is a beautiful region of Spain and rivals the better known ranges in Europe for scenery and grandeur. It is well worth the visit. The Hotel Torrecerredos is a perfect base from which to enjoy the daily hikes. It provides suitable rural hotel style accommodation but it also provides superb food, wine and hospitality. The local value for money was phenomenal, the last night night team meal in the Cafe Restaurant Cares was just 15 Euros for three huge courses with wine included.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Stephen McKay
***** Written

Walking in the Picos de Europa

The holiday was better than expected. The Picos are a spectacular range of mountains, and the Hotel, Hotel staff, and Group leader made the holiday one of the most memorable we've had.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Patricia Perrin
***** Written

Picos de Europa

Excellent holiday. The challenging week was - well challenging! - but very satisfying too. The walks were varied, thro' amazing scenery with wildlife - butterflies, birds, geckos etc - not to mention cows and horses. A stunningly beautiful area. Hotel good - excellent packed lunches and dinners. Very friendly.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Yoka Koopman
***** Written

Fantastic walking holiday!!

This is a wonderful trip with some excellent and varied walks. The hotel where we stayed was run by Jim and Pilar and you really feel you are part of the family. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The food is wonderful. We are vegetarian, which usually means that you are a bit of an after thought. Not here, the kitchen tries to cater for every diet and we had some lovely dishes and great (and generous) packed lunches. The weather was a bit iffy when we were there, but the tour leader Alvaro has years of experience and knows the area backwards, so he would know what the best walks were for the cloudier or dodgier days. The walking was very varied and the scenery is spectacular. When we were there we saw lots of birds and the wild flowers were wonderful. Also we had an especially nice group which added greatly to the enjoyment of the week.
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Trekking in the Picos, Spain
Review posted by Nick Whitehorn
***** Written

Walking Pecos de Europa

This was my first experience of Exodus and was supposed to be with a friend who had to cancel through health issues. I found the group all good company and being a lone traveler was not an issue. The hotel, while small and simple, was comfortable and the hospitality outstanding. No opportunity to cater for every need was missed and the quality of food and service was exceptional. The weather was unseasonable and there were frequent storms but the knowledge and concern of the leader ensured every day was productive, enjoyable and safe as he assessed the likely weather in changeable circumstances and adapted the plan accordingly so not one day was wasted.
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