Walking the Amalfi Coast July 2014

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Walking the whole of the Vesuvius crater rim with Stefano, the local guide. This was highly impressive as the rim is quite steep and narrow in places with the crater far below and with steam issuing forth out in places. Stefano proved to be very informative as he explained the different types of lava and eruptions between the various Italian volcanos, and pointed out the monitoring equipment, the last eruption having taken place here in 1944.

What did you think of your group leader?

Liz, our guide, was very friendly and helpful. She shared her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with us and kept us safe.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I found a walking pole essential, especially for the many long descents. I took my own but the hotel has a supply for those who have not taken one. Other "must haves" are sun cream, a sun hat, plenty of water (available to buy at the hotel) and a waterproof. Take plenty of coins in your money when visiting the café at Pompeii as they were very short of change.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Well done Exodus, and thank you very much to Liz, the hotel staff and my fellow walkers who gave me a memorable week.