Amalfi Coast hike in June 2016
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were too many such moments, but I will always remember the goats at the top of the misty mountain and the view from the piazza of Rovello.
What did you think of your group leader?
Suzy was fantastic. Always cheerful, always mindful of the group's well-being and always quick to point out the great photo opportunities and local nuances. And she always had cookies. You can never go wrong with cookies.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
For the Amalfi trip, there is quite a bit of hiking with elevation changes. This is not a simple walk through town or to grandmother's house. Pace yourself ("piano piano"), bring lots of water and snacks and comfortable hiking shoes. You will be sore from this but it's managed. Some people wore over-the-ankle hiking boots and those were overkill. Our guide Suzy wore trail running-type shoes and those would be fine. Something lightweight for walking up stairs and hills and something that will absorb the shocks of going down thousands of stairs.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We used our spare day to go to Capris. Not worth it in June when we went. Very crowed. We spent all of our time either waiting for a ferry, waiting for a bus, waiting for the chairlift to the top of the island's hill. Also, if you take a taxi from Naples airport to the hotel, don't pay more than 150 euros. I think we got away with only a 130 euro tab. Except for going to Capris and going to Vesuvious on a rare cloudy day (could not appreciate the views or see into the crater), I don't regret a moment or euro spent on this trip.