Testimonials from Walking Holiday Customers

We publish all our testimonials and letters of thanks.  We hope you will take the time to scroll through them, as they will give you an excellent view of what our customers think of Secret Hills Walking Holidays.


"Madeira - November 2019. I have an account, so familiar with Secret Hills Walking website. Find website easy to access and appreciate section details given for each holiday. Pre-holiday information effective - appreciated Alan's email shortly before departure with a few extra details. Very much enjoyed the walking. Local guide, Honorio, was an excellent leader - knowledgeable, caring, considerate, great fun to be with - good partnership with Alan, coping with needs of the group. Eating out for evening meal - some venues were better than others, but I appreciated the effort to get us experiencing different foods. I would recommend and reserve another holiday. Three years ago, I booked last minute with a wonky knee - and was impressed that Alan and local guide ensured I did as much as I could and had a great holiday. This year, I booked Madeira with confidence knowing I would be "catered for" and was not disappointed! Thank you Honorio and Alan for a great week. It was a "mixed group" - gelled quickly - "we met as strangers and left as friends"."

- Ruth Gurney - November 2019

"Madeira - November 2019. This was my second trip with Secret Hills. I totally recommend Secret Hills for Trips anywhere in their upcoming areas. Madeira trip was well organized, well thought out, good for all levels and fun for all. Our meals were planned, easily to get to by walking and very reasonably priced, Very tasty and representative of the island of Madeira. Alan was very easy to work with, as was the local guide. "

- Barbara Frisch-Klopper - November 2019

"Madeira - November 2019. Fantastic organisation from beginning to end. First walking and solo holiday, so was great to have all everything arranged from transfers, tours, meals etc. Hotel, great central location and good base hotel for the week. Very clean. Lovely group and Alan is a brilliant tour leader. 'Would you reserve another holiday with Secret Hills Walking and would you recommend our Holidays to others?' Yes and yes."

- Francesca Walton - November 2019

"Madeira - November 2019. Organisation of holiday, excellent. Guided walking well communicated and planned. Very enjoyable - my first ever walking holiday. "

- Elaine Brookes - November 2019

"Croatia - October 2019. We so enjoyed this holiday and it made us realise yet again how fortunate we were to have found Alan and Secret Hills many years ago. The sun was a real tonic, the Hotel Villla Adriatica was superb, the guides were excellent and extremely caring, and the walking was just what was required. The meals taken in local restaurants were not for the faint hearted but we quickly adapted to Brac generous portions and everyone found something of interest. It was also good to meet up with old friends from previous walks, and indeed make some new ones, who we look forward to catching up with again sometime in the future. John and Lin Chesshire "

- John & Lin Chesshire - November 2019

"Majorca - October 2019. The pre-holiday information and dossier was comprehensive with nothing left to chance. The hotel was excellent. Great location, facilities and staff. The food was very good. The buffet was varied with plenty of choice. It was great to walk in a new location with Jill as a guide. As a solo traveller, having a guide and company made the experience most enjoyable and far better than anything I could have arranged independently. The walking was well organised with an interesting variety of walks including coast, mountains, ridges, peaks, gorges villages and cafes! All expertly led by Jill. Brilliant holiday."

- Janet Coates - November 2019

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What Others Said...

Beat the Xmas pud Shropshire Dec 2016. Very nice trip, perfect weather, committed guides, I felt safe and looked after. I would and have recommended Secret Hills Walking to others

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