A multi-cultural mix of Spaniards and long-term residents, our motto is “Spain is our home and the outdoors is our passion”. We like to use locally born and raised guides and trip leaders whenever possible, giving them an in-depth familiarity with the area, the best guarantee of a safe and enjoyable experience for clients. All our trip leaders are regularly praised for their professionalism and engaging personalities and are one of the main reasons we have so many repeat customers!
Born in Venezuela, Jeremy has lived around the globe and worked as a public relations specialist, teacher, translator and guide before founding Iberian Adventures in the late 1990’s. An avid outdoor adventure enthusiast, he says “The 2 things I love the most about my job is researching a new route and showing our customers great spots that they’d never find on their own”. When he’s not answering emails or dreaming up new itineraries at the office, he can usually be found either scaling mountains with his climbing buddies or “harmonizing” with an opponent in the practice of the Japanese martial art of aikido.
Born in a town on the Camino Primitivo in the foggy mountains of Asturias, Josefina is a world traveller, spending over 10 years in Asia, where she worked as a translator, Spanish instructor and artistic coordinator. She uses her extensive knowledge of Spain’s history, culture and landscapes to design and lead some of our trips. A true nature lover, she is familiar with the esoteric side of the Caminos and knows locals even in the smallest hamlets, where to find the best honey, wines and tasty treats, secret water springs & shortcuts when needed. As a practitioner of zen meditation, she has introduced short periods of optional “walking with consciousness” into her trips, bringing joy and calm to her groups.
Collaborators – we are proud to count on some of the finest guides and trip leaders in Spain’s outdoor industry, including:
Born in the USA but brought up in Spain and the UK, Richard has travelled extensively on foot, by bike and car throughout Europe and lived for several years in Sweden and Finland. An experienced translator with a strong background in natural medicine, Richard is very knowledgeable on the art, architecture and history of Spain. His energetic and engaging personality makes him one of our favorite guides.
Born in Belgium, guide and writer Bruno speaks 5 languages, and has lived in various Spanish cities and towns. Fascinated by nature and history, he has studied landscape gardening, owned a stationary shop and ran a marketing publication. A very experienced traveler, he’s walked the Camino de Santiago several times as a pilgrim and has led trips around Spain, as well as France, and even more exotic locales like Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Muslim China!
A biologist by profession, multi-faceted Chema is an expert on the fauna and flora of his home mountains: the Sierra de Gredos. An accomplished photographer, climber and mountain biker, his passion for research, vast knowledge of local crags and trails and skills as a cartographer led him to write definitive guidebooks to mountain biking and rock climbing in the area.
With a degree in biology, talented all-round mountaineer and Spanish outdoor industry professional Davíd has long been a contributor of “technical” articles to Spain’s top outdoor magazines. His positive energy, unfailing sense of humor, detailed knowledge of Spain’s mountain trails, fauna and flora and great communication skills imbue his groups with an ambience of confidence and fun.
Born and raised in the heart of the Catalonian Pyrenees, Moises is an expert skier who has trained at the Canadian National Avalanche Centre in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Certified as a guide and instructor for canyoneering, ski-mountaineering and mountain hiking he is a valuable resource for all trips in Catalonia’s Pyrenean areas.
One of Spain’s most highly regarded mountaineers, alpine guides and outdoor instructors, Miguel Angel has led and participated in expeditions to remote areas around the globe. He is responsible for coordinating some of our “risk-involved” activities in the main Spanish mountain ranges.
A native of Madrid, Román is one of our earliest collaborators on our Mountain Trips. A Certified High Mountain Guide who nowadays lives much of the year in Chamonix in the French Alps, he still somehow finds time in his busy schedule to lead an occasional trip for us back in his homeland of Spain.
Our youngest asset, yet one of our most valuable, Ena is working towards her university degree in Environmental Sciences. A childhood spent in the outdoors has led to a passion for adventure and a deep love for nature and wildlife. Well experienced on the Caminos de Santiago and in the mountains, fluent in Spanish, English and French (along with a smattering of German and Japanese!), and an excellent classical guitarist, her bright and outgoing personality make her a joy to be around.