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Away from the Crowds team

Jaime Bartolome

I´m an Ecology graduate from Edinburgh University. After studying and working in the UK for nineteen years (the last 10 in the Highlands of Scotland), I returned to Spain, with my English wife and two Scottish kids, in 2006 and set up Away from the Crowds.

My idea was to combine in my work: my love of outdoor pursuits, the natural world and my wonderful country. So far I think it´s working pretty well! My only regret is that I often have to spend too much time in the office!

Cycling, Trekking and Sea Kayaking with my family are my passions outside of work.   


Jorge Casas


I am a graduate in Music. I have worked for many years as an Opera singer but recently I decided to move to the countryside, closer to nature which is what really fascinates me.

Working for Away from the Crowds has been a real opportunity for me. Working for rural development, sustainable tourism and care for the environment, all in the same job, is a dream come true!

Besides entertaining all in the office with my singing, my job entails the booking services and logistical support. Outside of work, spending time with my family and activism for Human Rights and for the Environment keep me busy. 

Sylvia Parra

I am currently studing Graphic Design with the Open University.

I have lived in many places in Spain and in a couple of countries like South Africa and the U.K., so I’m a bit of a nomad!

Working for Away from the Crowds is a dream come true, where I can combine my love for the spanish countryside with my experience in sales and customer support. So, this means I have the opportunity to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday with us.

In my free time I enjoy travelling, hiking and photography.

Cristina Leyva

I am a History of Art graduate and I have worked in Cultural Affairs Management and Publishing for many years.

I love reading, photography, classical music, cycling and nordic walking. And, of course, sharing time with my family and my friends in my little village near Segovia, to which I moved from the city seven years ago.

I am delighted to work with the great team at Away from the Crowds, it’s a pleasure to see so many people return home happily after exploring the countryside and villages of our beautiful country.