Walking the Amalfi Coast

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The coastline is stunning and rugged and there were surprisingly few other tourists encountered on the walks. This was not the case at Pompeii but the site was stunning regardless with many well preserved frescos and mosaics. Walking up and round the rim of Vesuvius was challenging but well worthwhile. I loved having views of the coast for much of the time whilst walking but my favourite walk was probably the Valle de Feria which had streams, waterfalls and woods.

What did you think of your group leader?

Christina was very bubbly and friendly, a very experienced tour leader with a wealth of knowledge about the local areas and a fund of stories. The trip was well organised and her relationships with other staff were very good. She was helpful in advising about options for the rest day.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The walking can be challenging in the heat. Do take poles as there are some steep downs and some ups too with the ground not always firm underneath. If you choose to go to Capri take the earliest possible ferry out and back as it is very busy once you get there and you may queue for transport (this may be more a problem in August) and have little time to see anything. I spent more time in Ana Capri which was pretty and much quieter and less touristy than Capri town. The group flight arrives very late on the Saturday evening which seemed a waste of a day. I arranged my own flights and spent some time in Naples which I would recommend as a gritty city with a lot of culture.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The food at the Hotel is good and plentiful but not great and I felt I missed out on having some really nice meals. We ended up having all our evening meals there and I thought this could have been varied but it is a small quibble in an overall happy experience.