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was an amazing leader, planning the route according to everyone’s ability. The weather wasn’t great but to have a positive energetic leader encouraged us all…the company of the group and leaders made it a hugely enjoyable holiday. Hotel was great…food was great…amazing jacuzzi. The organisation was great. I would reserve another holiday.

Nicky Price
Windermere Ring, October 2021

Guided walking holiday: I very much enjoyed it, the guides were excellent, well organised and made the walks interesting with historical and nature facts along the way. The group was about the right size. It was very well organised. The guides went out of their way to be helpful, including giving me a lift to the pub on my final day to make

Sue Dewhirst
White Peak,September 2021
  • This was the first time I had ventured on a guided group walking holiday and I have to say it exceeded my expectations. La Gomera itself is accessed via a 50 min ferry crossing from Tenerife’s Los Cristianos and on arrival you immediately feel that you are in a less touristy part of the Canaries which makes the extra travelling worthwhile. I was the only one of 11 who had not been on a Secret Hills holiday before and only two of us had not been with the guide Jill which speaks volumes for both her and the company. The base at Valle Gran Rey provided a perfect spot for sunsets and transport each day to the start of the walks meant that we experienced almost everything the island has to offer from rugged mountainous terrain with truly fantastic views to beautiful valleys and the laurel forest of Garajonay National Park.  The local guide Ernst added much to the trip as he had a wealth of knowledge having written an exhaustive book (albeit in German Rhyme!) on the flora of La Gomera. A great trip with a lovely group of people. I shall definitely travel with Secret Hills again.

    Sarah Fowler
    La Gomera -February 2020

A first rate break Alan! Thanks so much. Hotel very good. Excellent food and good local beers. Guided walking was brilliant! All your guides and the walking routes were first rate. The Shropshire Hills is a great area. my return journey easier, which was much appreciated.

Lewis Thomas
Shropshire Hills Church Stretton – August 2021

service. Extremely well organised. The hotel was very good, absolutely nothing adverse to report. The walking in Madeira was superb and offered great variety with wonderful views. Roberto and Miguel were first class guides. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday, Madeira is an excellent walking destination. Another most enjoyable holiday, Alan, Well done and thanks.

Colin Harrison
Madeira, November 2021
  • I thought the pre-holiday information was excellent. We loved the hotel, particularly the staff. They were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is particularly good and the dinner was always very enjoyable with fresh fruit available if we didn’t always want pudding or cake.I thought our guides were brilliant. They made it fun, even though I found some of the walks were challenging. I felt a sense of achievement at the end of the day after a tough walk.The organisation was very good and everything went smoothly. There was always an alternative if we weren’t able to complete a more difficult walk for any reason. The lunch stops were always expecting us and we enjoyed them. I did find some of it challenging, but I was very pleased that I was able to complete some of the more difficult walks and felt great afterwards. I really loved the holiday. I particularly enjoyed the company of the rest of the group, who were a variety of personalities. We had great fun. We are planning our next Secret Hills Walking holiday for next year. We have already recommended Secret Hills to friends and would do so again. Alan did a great job organising our holiday. We will definitely be back.

    Alison Mountain
    Slovenia September 2019.