- Despite inclement weather, our tour guide Bernadino was able to use his own extensive experience, when necessary, to pick alternative trails that were equally amazing, different and challenging, whilst somehow keeping us away from the touristy or busy trails.
The walks were brilliant. Some highlights that will never be repeated! Walking up in the mountains above the clouds, or along waterfalls cascading around us as we walked along a levada. Do take a backpack to carry clothing for all weathers as we did experience the four seasons on a single day. Do take a good bright torch for the tunnels. If you suffer from vertigo, then you may find the going a little tough. Some bits of the trails are on narrow ledges overlooking deep gorges. Often with a hand rail, but not Always! Our group was great...lots of team spirit and support for anyone who needed it. And Bernardino was encouraging, but did not interfere, and let you get on with it, whilst still keeping the group together.
Vegetarians... you shouldn't expect too much. The options were somewhat limited. But fish and meat eaters, prepare to rejoice as these options were superb.
A great trip.
Published on: 25 February 2017