Ronda guided day walks
Wonderful holiday. I was well looked after, and made to feel
special, as I was on my own. Sandrine has a good knowledge of the area and
we enjoyed some lovely walks together. I would recommend Butterfly Holidays
to anyone on their own, Ian and Sandrine are 100% reliable and caring,
putting the needs of their guests first.
Margaret Hunt, UK
and Sandrine gave me the most perfect holiday in this beautiful unspoilt
part of Spain. Being my first holiday abroad on my own I had some
reservations; but on meeting Ian and Sandrine when they picked me up at
Malaga airport they were soon banished. Their friendly and kind approach
soon put me at ease. They had a wealth of suggestions on what would be a
good way to spend my week but always left the decisions on what we did, how
much we did and how far we walked up to me. We did the most beautiful walks,
stopping for nice traditional relaxing lunches and followed on by dinner
which again was in traditional Spanish venues with both good food and
My week was what I wanted nothing was too much trouble and therefore this
was one of the nicest breaks I have had and simply the most relaxing way to
spend a week. The walks were beautiful and they have a very good knowledge
of both plants and wildlife which again made it more interesting for me.
I have kept in touch with Ian and Sandrine and look forward to the next
holiday I spend with them. Many thanks for the wonderful memories and for
being so good at what you do.
Lynn Cross, UK
Sandrine and Ian, Have arrived back to grey wet weather but happy to see my
family again. Thanks so much for the great walking. The mountain air and
exercise has put me in good spirits! My experience with you was holistically
caring, very important for walking women of my age! Good to have met you.
All good wishes.
Phyllis Franks, UK
... a big THANKYOU to you both for catering to all our needs while we were
staying at Juzcar.
The walk that we had with you in the Sierra de las nieves was unforgettable
Sandrine. We all thoroughly enjoyed your company and your care, not to mention
all the wonderful views and the sheer joy of being in the mountains.
Ian, thank you for getting up at dreadful hours in the morning to give us
lifts all over the place. We couldn't have managed without you - Juzcar not
being exactly a hub of public transport!
Thank you both for welcoming all three of us into your home so warmly, and for
taking us out to lunch. We won't forget you!
Sally Scott, UK
... a quick message to thank you for all your help and kindness while we were
at Juzcar - as you know, we couldn't have done it without you! I expect your
ears have been burning, as we have been singing your praises to all and sundry
- who knows, you may be having some contacts from friends of ours next year.
With thanks - it was great to meet you....
Caroline Mason, UK
je garde un EXCELLENT souvenir de cette
semaine andalouse ; ....je pense
très souvent à vous et à toi Sandrine qui m'a fait découvrir
et partager de si belles choses...
Suzanne Doucet, France
will look you
up then and hope to go on another wonderful walk! I still think about the walk
we did, Sandrine, with my friend Helen and the ladybirds on the pinsapos!
Nicky de la Peña, UK
Thanks so much for making our stay so special. We really enjoyed it. We'll be
in touch. Take care.
I must thank you again for the
wonderful program you arranged for us. It pleased us all and far exceeded my
expectations. I was so pleased I contacted you.
Our group enjoyed every aspect of our time with you. There
were the fun walks, wonderful stay and food at the Hotel Bandolero, and such
good company all around. We were so pleased too with your expertise with wild
flowers. You identified some 40 species for us, and so many were beautiful.
Sandrine, we all
thought you a special person -- so well organized, always cheery and helpful,
and such a fun companion. Your use of the words: “lovely,” “indeed,” and
“Bless you,” still reverberate delightfully in my memory. All of us would so
enjoy seeing you again. Ian was fascinating too, with his braids, tattoos,
comments, and eagerness to help.
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.
Bruce Amstutz, United States
just to let you know we are safely back home, after the most wonderful
experience in your part of Spain. We do want to thank you for all you did for
We're still basking in the afterglow from our adventure...
David Stuntz, United States
thank you for such a wonderful trip you made for us. We so enjoyed both you
and Ian and I wish we lived closer to you but at least we can keep in touch by
email. Tell Ian that Blossom misses him!...
Helen boynton, United States
Hi, thank you for making my holiday so good. I feel relaxed and
Bernice Thomas, UK
because it was *so* much fun and so very
therapeutic it's really stayed with us even as the nights draw in & it
begins to feel quite Autumnal here...
It was a huge pleasure meeting you all and we
had a really happy & memorable time. Hope this finds you all thriving!
Michael & Janet Szpakowsky, UK
It has been some time since we left the lovely
Ronda area but we would like to thank you for a very relaxing (well most of
the time!) holiday.
You were both
professional and personable and we still have a few laughs about the surreal
night at the ceiligh which was totally unexpected, out of context but very
Peter & Pam Sillifant, UK
Missing you already!! We got back safe & sound to
our awful British weather and I am already looking forward to my next trip!! ...
it has been a real treat to have met you & been part of 'Butterfly
Maggie Bridbay, UK
Thank you so much for all your efforts to make our
stay in Ronda so enjoyable. Everyone was really enthusiastic about the
walking and enjoyed being in Ronda...
Claire Glasspoole, UK
This was a wonderful holiday. The walks were in
beautiful countryside, and Sandrine had organised them with careful
consideration. She was a delightful and knowledgeable guide, kind and
enthusiastic, while Ian provided welcome support at the end of the walks. We
loved our stay at the hotel and will remember it as one of our most
memorably enjoyable holidays.
Louella & Alan Jones, UK
a lovely week in Spain, for which thank you. I enjoyed it all but especially
the flowers, the birds, the goats and the people I met. It was a pleasure
being with you and I really appreciated being able to meet local people and
having a translator on hand...
Julia Waterlow, UK
Hi Sandrine, I can’t believe that so many days have
passed without me writing to thank you so much for a pretty well perfect
It was magical from start to finish. You did so much more
for us than we could reasonably have expected.
Although I’ve been in a hectic whirl of work and family
life since returning, I’ve kept a bit of that relaxation inside me. Bliss!
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. I’d be delighted to recommend butterfly
adventures to anyone considering it. Very best wishes for wherever life
takes you next. In gratitude
Carola Towle, UK
enjoyed the holiday with you, thank you, special love and regards...
Gigi Selvan, India