Thomas Power

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11th October 2007

Thomas runs travel company Pura Aventura. They specialise in active holidays in comfort throughout Latin America and Spain.

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Thomas Power's activity

  1. November 2008
  2. Thomas Power rated The Picos de Europa National Park

  3. Thomas Power reviewed The Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias, Spain

    This is my favourite mountain area in Europe and sits comfortably high in my top ten around the world. The practical bit: The mountains are located just below the north coast of Spain about 2.5 hours west of Bilbao, pretty much due north of Madrid. …"

  4. Thomas Power rated Skiing Cerler

  5. Thomas Power reviewed Skiing Cerler in Aragon, Spain

    Cerler is a cracking little resort tucked away in what's known as the 'hidden valley'. It is the only valley in the Spanish Pyrenees without access from France which means that it is a long dead-end and therefore very quiet. The resort itself is of a …"

  6. October 2007
  7. Thomas Power rated The Pilgrims walk to Santiago de Compostela

  8. Thomas Power reviewed The Pilgrims walk to Santiago de Compostela in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    "If you are really going for repentence then you need to start at the Tour St Jacques in Paris (just by the Louvre). Also, the end of the pilgrimage is actually on the coast at Finisterre, not in Santiago. Basically the route pre-dates Christianity. Ancie…"

  9. Thomas Power rated Trail riding in the Torres del Paine

  10. Thomas Power reviewed Trail riding in the Torres del Paine in Paine Circuit, Chile

    "So I'm not saying that you should undertake a serious trail ride like this one in Torres del Paine unless you are at least a good intermediate level rider. But....riding in Torres del Paine is an incredible experience, even for someone (like me) who doe…"

  11. Thomas Power reviewed Galapagos Islands in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    "1) Make sure you take a boat with a decent itinerary around the islands ie one that doesn't have to double back on itself. I personally think that the best ones are those that do a loop around the outer islands which is to say, around the western side of…"

  12. Thomas Power reviewed Galapagos Islands in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    "Go in May or June. There are plenty of reasons and explanations as to when you should go but here's my thinking - the water's fairly warm, the weather is good, the seas aren't too choppy, the animals are great (including the mating boobies) and it's all …"

  13. Thomas Power rated Galapagos Islands

  14. Thomas Power rated La Rioja Wine Region

  15. Thomas Power reviewed La Rioja Wine Region in La Rioja, Spain

    "Lovely area, small, varied and lots to do. You don't have to be a vineyard addict to enjoy the area. If all you want to do is go from winery to winery then get a chauffeur and get quietly soaked. For my money, after a couple, wineries really are not all …"

  16. Thomas Power rated Walking Cares Gorge and the Picos de Europa

  17. Thomas Power reviewed Walking Cares Gorge and the Picos de Europa in Asturias, Spain

    "It is an absolutely stunning walk, no doubt about it. It does get really quite busy though and the parking can be a nightmare. If you are there during July or August make sure you get to the trail head early, turn the car around and park facing downhill.…"

  18. Thomas Power reviewed Torres del Paine in Paine Circuit, Chile

    "It's a long way away but that just keeps it quieter. When I first came here in 1994 I ended up spending 6 weeks walking through the Torres del Paine National Park, following any track and path I could find. It really is unbelievably beautiful. Whatev…"

  19. Thomas Power rated Torres del Paine