Joserra Combarro, a native of Bilbao, Spain, received a degree in law school but has never practiced as a lawyer, working instead for Bilbao's city council until he decided to become a mountain guide. "I love being a Trip Leader in the land I was so lucky to be born in. Basque country has everything—mountain trails, woodlands, beaches, wine country, tiny, unknown villages, and our own Basque language, culture, and sports—what more could you ask for? I especially love the sea, so a hike along the beach and a swim afterwards is one of my favorite things to do." Joserra is an energetic traveling companion and a wonderful guide to the hiking trails and hidden corners of northern Spain. Besides hiking and swimming, his passions include running, food and wine, music, and reading. His worldwide travels have taken him to such distant spots as Vietnam, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea.
Joserra's knowledge was amazing and covered history, art, culture, politics, and just about any topic we brought up.
Joserra was a fantastic guide with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. He shared his love of hiking with all of us. He took special pride in preparing our picnic lunches and making sure we were all enjoying ourselves, not just on the hikes but all through the cultural events and during our meals together.
Joserra was a real pleasure to travel with. His excitement and enthusiasm were infectious. He was well organized and went out of his way to assure we were comfortable and safe. He had a wonderful knowledge of the area. A true 5-star leader.
This guy knows everything—and in-depth! Always an interesting and informative conversation.
Joserra went above and beyond being the trip leader! He carried bags, served coffee, helped us with GPS apps. He really did everything he could to make it easy for us. He is a planner so we always felt that things were well thought out and organized. He is a great asset to WT and really knows hiking in Spain.
Joserra was absolutely wonderful. He is very attentive to the guests and is extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history.
Joserra was a great guide. Fun and entertaining, caring, conscientious, and amazingly knowledgable. You always felt you were in good hands. And his humor was contagious!
It was a pleasure spending time with Joserra. His knowledge of interesting and relevant history and facts is seemingly endless. His willingness to discuss issues, both political and cultural, added a great deal to this trip for me.
Awesome guide. Great knowledge of the area, of Spain, and frankly just about everything. And very funny in an understated way.
Joserra was a great leader with a wealth of relevant information to share. Always concerned with the safety and happiness of the participants.
Joserra was very helpful and explained much about Spain in terms of its history and culture. I would hike with him anytime!
He is not only knowledgeable about the area, he is very knowledgeable about the history of Spain and its food.
Joserra is one of the most competent trip leaders we have ever encountered. He is extremely service oriented, selfless, supportive, hardworking, and attuned to the participant’s needs. We couldn’t have wished for a better trip leader.
A true gentleman and a scholar, whose historical breadth of knowledge was astounding. He genuinely cared about the well-being of everyone on the trip and is a wonderful person.
Joserra is a gem! We have loved most of WT's leaders, but he truly is special. His patience and enthusiasm were admirable, and he was fun, knowledgable, and organized. We were thoroughly pleased with him, and I hope to hike with him again.
Joserra's knowledge of Spanish and European history is very impressive; his energy level and good humor never flagged; and his leadership skills were superb. It was a genuine pleasure being with him.
Joserra is a wonderful, intellegent, caring individual. He was constantly making sure everyone was comfortable. and the trip was outstanding in every way.
Joserra’s concern for the clients was fabulous, and his knowledge (geography, culture, history) was thorough. It was a pleasure to hike and travel with him.
Jossera was an excellent leader and very knowledgeable about local history.
Jossera was a good story teller, great sense of humor, knowledgeable and informative about culture and geography. He was an excellent hike leader.
Joserra made this, my 4th WT trip, a superb experience. He is an extremely conscientious trip leader as well as being a warm and humorous human being.
Joserra is a first-class leader!
Joserra took great care to make sure we all had a great time.
Joserra is very knowledgeable about Spain, its culture, history, and mountains, and with a great sense of humor, he was lots of fun.
Joserra is a terrific person and a very knowledgeable and skilled leader. He has a great sense of humor and he’s a great hiker.