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Number of Reviews: 24 Overall score: *****
Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

Lots to like

4
The trip has many lovely walks which though lacking the spectacular scenery of other regions compensates with its own special landscape of limestone capped hills between fragrant fields of thyme and lavender as well as the extensive cultivation of wheat, barley, cherries, walnuts and vines. The trip to Silos skirting besides Mont San Carlos is a particular treat. Overhead the ever present Gryphon Vultures put on a great aerial display and there is always the chance of spotting deer in the fields.
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

Secret trails of medieval Spain TSR150523

5
A really interesting area to visit with regard to history and scenery. The walking was varied mainly along good tracks / footpaths and took in a range of terrains. We went at the end of May 2015 and the wild flowers -especially the orchids were stunning. Walking through the medieval villages along the old trails was like going back in time. It really is a hidden part of Spain that seems to have few tourists. It was very beneficial to have the walks starting from the hotel and / or just a short minibus ride away. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. The meals were traditional Spanish fare using locally grown produce. The staff were excellent and very accommodating in meeting any dietary needs.
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

An excellent holiday

5
This was a really excellent, well organised, holiday in an area of Spain I knew little (if anything) about. The scenery was great with few if any other walkers about. The hotel and food/wine were good and the hotel seemed very able to provide for those who had special dietary needs. The small town we stayed in was interesting and pleasant to walk around on return from the walks. The visit to the bodega was very worthwhile, and the wine there is very good. The trip notes are very accurate.
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

Medieval Highlights

5
A lovely holiday with something different and interesting to see each day. Rural tranquillity and medieval villages in equal measure. Our group gelled well and some nice friends were made with lots of amiable chat and laughs along the walks. The hotel in Covarrubias can't be faulted - friendly and great local food and wine each evening!
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

5
Very enjoyable holiday based in an atmospheric medieval town that can keep you interested for the week to stroll round after the day's walking. . Comfortable hotel with good food. All but one of the walks are straight from the hotel. Countryside is very quiet. We walked on some interesting little paths and on dirt tracks just suitable for vehicles - not that we met many. hardly any walking on roads. No other walking groups about. Hardly any people! Fine views from the tops of the hills we walked up. I found some of those uphills tough, but that's more of a reflection on my fitness! Out tour leader said that the holiday I perhaps at the top end of moderate. I thought so. The weather in mid-October was brilliant, but I understand that isn't always the case.
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

Walking The Spanish Heartland (TSR)

5
A superb, well organised holiday, in every respect. Some travellers might balk at the prospect of a 140 mile coach transfer between Madrid and Covarrubias - but I can assure you, the transfer is smooth and the destination well worth it. Couple this with a genial, unflappable and knowledgeable guide (Chris), splendid walking country, well thought out itinerary, comfortable accommodation, friendly host and delicious food - what more could one ask for? Pleasant company - of course !! And Exodus didn't fail there either. Terrific time had by all.
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

Spanish Heartlands

5
Brilliant holiday. The walks were fabulous, good lengths that could be modified to suit different abilities, and very varied. The views were really amazing when we got onto the ridges. Eloi, the hotel owner, couldn't do enough to make us welcome, and the food was excellent.
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Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas, Spain
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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

WALKING THE SPANISH HEARTLAND

5
A really lovely holiday in a beautiful little known area of Spain. The walks  are between 10 and 13 miles a day with ample time take in the " Wild West" scenery, small villages  and wildlife. The village of Covarrubias is a great  centre for walking with lots of choice of routes, afew small shops and bars, lots of character and a feeling of the real Spain.
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