Tuscany in September
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I really enjoyed the rock arch of Monte Forato - the walk up through the beech trees and back through meadows on a beautiful day was really relaxing and allowed me to quietly dream about the world go by before the fog came in from the sea.. The other walk I really enjoyed was the one to Monte Tambura ending in the shepherds village of Campocatino a small shepherd's village which is being beautifully restored in local style. It will be super once they are finished. All the walks led us through beautiful areas on well marked routes.
What did you think of your group leader?
Sara had superb knowledge of the area and found beautiful walks every day -that was especially useful when the Föhn weather required change of plan for some days. She also tried her best to help group members who were really worried about some aspects of the walks ( height especially). To have Marmite for breakfast for the english group members was the icing on the cake!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Please read the walk descriptions carefully .Remember to bring a long-arm layer and gloves! Sara will safely bring you back down safely no matter what the weather so no worries ,
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This is a beautiful area- only 2 hours away from Pisa with beautiful and well marked routes. Prior to this week I did not know it even existed! I will be back -so easily accessible and yet so remote and quiet. I do not like motorway walks which are packed with people - so this is ideal for me