A walker's paradise

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Every day had different highlights, but I enjoyed Pompeii, having waited years to visit, a very windy walk up and down Vesuvius and the walk from Ravello with the lemon groves, national park waterfalls and old papermills.

What did you think of your group leader?

Severio was fantastic, very knowledgeable and ensured everyone had a good time and the walking was paced accordingly. He had lots of anecdotes, and found flexibility in the itinerary to ensure we had the best experience possible. He was very much part of our group as well as our leader

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The walks are challenging in parts, so on a couple of days at least I would recommend walking boots. Other days walking shoes or good trainers are fine. We had quite a bit of cloud and heavy rain so a decent waterproof jacket is a must. I found a camelbak water system useful, as when hot it's very hot! Take a jumper or two as the evenings can be chilly in September! I carried a DSLR camera, heavy, but worth it for the fab photos I took.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We had a top group who all get on well and that also made the holiday for me. Hotel is fairly basic but clean and the food was excellent we thought, and plenty of it. The paper mill museum, the mozzarella making family factory and the pizza making evening were all well worth doing. This is the third Exodus trip I've been on and it lived up to my high expectations.