WALKING THE AMALFI COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Our visit to Herculaneum which provided an insight into the lives of the inhabitants and their environment.  The walk to the top of Vesuvius and around the crater rim where steam could be seen rising from the crater. The reaching of "the final flight of steps " on several occasions and the arrival at our destination where Christine would guide us toward a welcome café.

What did you think of your group leader?

Her warm greeting of our party at the airport set the tone for our week's stay. Her professionalism was manifest in her extensive knowledge of the Amalfi coast, the walks and of the local community; its characters and history. It was also evident that she is welcomed and respected by those who live and work in Bomerano. She was also adept at motivating the group when necessary through her catchphrases and snackettes. Thank you Christine for all your hard work.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Be prepared: footwear that is comfortable and supportive, walking poles ( just in case you find yourself gently toppling over!), if you do not like flights of steps try a different holiday.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The leisurely / moderate grading for this holiday was a little misleading as "leisurely" implies a gentle stroll or ramble which would not be a true reflection of the majority of these walks.