THE AMALFI COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I loved the walk in the Valle delle Ferriere national park. The waterfalls in the locked part of the park were stunning! The trip organised by Eduardo on the free day - Herculaneum was very interesting ,made more so by the excellent guide we had there. We had the place almost to ourselves. This was followed by a drive through the mountains to Ravello. Ravello is the most beautiful place ,with absolutely stunning views .Several of us fell in love with the place. The Villa Cimbrone was the highlight for me! The famous Terrace of Infinity being the highlight.

What did you think of your group leader?

Very good.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The first days walk is quite a shock to the system , the first half being all uphill-steps, road,track and finally a steep scramble to the top. I learnt that it's best to take it at your own speed and don't be tempted to try and keep up with those that are ahead! this is not a leisurely walk! The other days were much easier , for me anyway. A walking pole is a help for the rocky scrambly bits especially downhill and for those hundreds of steps down to the coast.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The hotel has recently added a small swimming pool. This is not mentioned in the trip notes. Take your swimming stuff. I didn't and wished I had. Exodus didn't tell us of this addition.