Walking the Amalfi Coast

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I think it was walking around the crater of Vesuvius and going down into the crater. Our local guide was so passionate and interesting that made it that much better.

What did you think of your group leader?

Tina was fantastic. Well organized, fun and upbeat. She was new to this area so didn't have an expanse of local in depth knowledge but if we did ask questions she always made sure to find out and come back to us with the answers. She went out of her way to help with the arrangements of our free day and also we took a different way back to Naples when the tour was over and she put us in touch with the right person to look after that.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If it's rainy you would definitely want some sturdy light hikers. They don't need to be over the ankle but having really good traction is key as there is lots of loose rock and bigger steps. I had poles with me on Vesuvius as did my friend and we were so glad for that as it was no problem for us while others struggled. I also had poles on the Mont Tre Calle hike and was glad but I didn't take them on the other days.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I felt the rating of "2" was appropriate, however, I did also feel I got a fair amount of exercise. The food was terrific and the hotel staff accommodating. It was a great holiday and all the staff went out of their way to help with whatever you needed.