This sets the bar high...!
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were so many...but the exhilerating coastal roads around Amalfi that wind like ribbons around impossibly high cliffs, sheer drops over perfect crystal water & picture perfect towns.....from lung-busting climbs to absurdly exciting decents, there were so many moments of jaw-dropping beauty & excitement around here, I hardly know where to start!
What did you think of your group leader?
We all felt so lucky to have Paolo as our group leader; he shared so much knowledge, interest, a genuine passion for the local people, the hidden corners and the changing lifestyle of the region. He helped us feel confident and safe on the challenging roads around Amalfi, and to discover and enjoy the incredible and - to most of us - completely unknown region of Cilento. He was good fun, has a dry sense of humour, was always there for us and nothing seemed too much trouble. He helped me with my travel plans at the end of the trip, and shared great advice for my time in Naples. A total star!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
This trip is down as moderate, but most of us agreed it was challenging at times. The distances were manageable but the inclines - wow! The first and last day were intense - it shouldn't put anyone off, but worth knowing and if you can, get lots of hill training - we did several days with over 4000ft of inclines each. It's absolutely worth it though...I've fallen in love with this entire region of Italy and for all the pain of getting to those incredible heights, the views are unfortgettable and will stay with me forever. Only other advice - take mossie spray, they are vicious, and bite day & night if you're not covered!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This trip has inspired me - spending time with a group of fantastic, like-minded people is a wonderful way to travel, and being with an experienced, kind and knowledgeable guide takes a lot of the strain away. The only way to find out if this kind of trip is for you is to dive in, and I'm SO glad i did!