THE AMALFI COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
No one moment in particular, but being in such an interesting and pretty part of the world makes the whole week worthwhile. The Walk of the Gods is great, as was the view from top on the first day's climb. The family- run hotel and being in a town not overrun with tourists is a great bonus.
What did you think of your group leader?
Unfortunately, the only part of the trip that was disappointing for our group was the leader. He seemed a bit "over it" as far as being a group leader goes. While I appreciate he was unwell with a cold, he gave little or no advice, showed little knowleldge or interest in answering questions and generally was a bit useless. Having done this trip in 2005 with a different group leader (and having an expectation of Exodus providing us with a similarly enthusiastic leader), I was quite disappointed (and a little embarrassed as I had encouraged three others to come).
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Definitely do the Amalfi Coast trip. The downhill walking can be tough on your knees, so take walking sticks if you think this may be an issue. On the walking days, think "moderate" for your rating; the "leisurely" part of the rating relates to the non-walking days. I also think a day-trip to Capri on your free day would be advisable.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I think Exodus are a great travel company and I would happily go on another trip with them in the future.