THE AMALFI COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Seeing the beautiful coast and the visit to Herculaneum.

What did you think of your group leader?

Jo Payne was fantastic. Good guide and a great sense of humour. Very caring and helpful. She tended to underplay the walks a little (so this didn't put people off), but we all helped each other and discovered we were actually capable of achieving more than we might have first thought. She was extremely encouraging and gave plenty of breaks with little stories of local knowledge. It was obvious that she was very highly thought of by the local people. 

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Get reasonably fit first. Poles are a good idea as there are lots of 'undulations' and steps. It is cooler in the mountains than on the coast so a jumper (and pyjamas at night!) is a good idea.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was our first Exodus trip, our first walking holiday, and our first group holiday! The dynamics of the group were brilliant and we will definitely do another at some stage.