Wonderful way to discover the Amalfi Coast
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I had inspirational moments throughout the week as every day is a new adventure! You discover different types of trails and little towns along the way to the more popular cities of Amalfi, Ravello and Positano. It's great to hike/walk while chatting with different people in the group and developing a nice camaraderie with everyone, especially when comparing sore leg muscles! And of course, the views will take your breath away: stunning!
What did you think of your group leader?
Martin, our group leader, was a very pleasant person to have as our guide. He has a very charming and lovely energy which sets a good tone for the group. He told us stories of particular places and people in history to give us a bit of a background of where we were. He also did his best to help and accommodate people in the group if they had specific requests. I would say he was a fun and caring leader to have during the week.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
I wouldn't say it's a beginners level, but if you're reasonably fit, you can do this trip. I hesitated to book it at first not being sure I was up for the challenge, but I'm very glad I did. I can see why it is so popular! I would say to for sure have hiking poles unless you know you don't need them. Not only do they help the joints, they also provide stability at some parts. The pace is leisurely but sometimes certain sections could also be a bit challenging. Regarding the latter, you're stronger than you think and by the end of the week, you become a real mountain goat! I would also mention that the summer months may be a bit too hot for some. I went end May/early June and it was a perfect time to go weather-wise.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The hotel we stayed at is really nice. The family who runs it like to have fun and make it a jovial atmosphere for its clientele. The staff working at the hotel were also wonderful as they were always so helpful, pleasant and friendly. I would give them all an A+ in customer service, and the food was delicious and plentiful. I really enjoyed my week and wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to discover this jewel of an area and who enjoys walking/hiking and the outdoors.