I’ve known Lisa Stuart for quite a few years now, when, before facebook overtook the world she was an active member of a forum created by nature lovers in Spain called iberianature. I even had the immense privelege of staying in the guesthouse she runs along with husband Mike in the Picos de Europa of Northern Spain. There really are few “true” local guides as knowedgable as Lisa and her team living and working in Spain.
So, if you are thinking of visiting this stunning area of Spain then there really is no excuse for not starting your research on the website created by Lisa for the Picos de Europa. It’s packed with nature and wildlife information and, of course, is the starting point for finding a guided wildlife holiday, a skiing holiday, self catering accomodation or self guided holidays in the area.
I absolutely love the style and ethics of this company that have been running guided walking along the Camino de Santiago since 1996….
To be going so long they certainly must be doing something right! Along with guided walking you have language courses, cooking courses, yoga and retreats. All set in their stunning hotel in rural Asturias. Highly knowledgable LOCAL guides who know the history, wildlife and culture of the area is the ONLY way to get the best out of a trip to this stunning part of northern Spain….
Both based in the Ronda area of Western Andalucia it great to see these new holiday startups. I Love Lucid has a new concept of cultural, gastronomic and activity holidays without alcohol… Alcohol free holidays (thats holidays without alcohol not free alchol whilst you are on your holiday!)
Edible Bike Tours have combined a gastronomic experience in the Sierra de Grazalema close to Ronda with E-bikes to help you up those hills…
I wish both brilliant new startups the very best success!