Monts and marvels

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

On the fifth day we descended via a high meadow, contouring along a narrow trail through a swathe of beautiful Spring flowers. To our left was the view down valley; ahead was the Apennine range. People in the group were chatting about the highlights of the day: the climb through the beech woods, the scramble up the the summit, but for me the highlight was in the moment.

What did you think of your group leader?

Sara was an outstanding leader. She was always prepared, always informative, always ready to make an extra effort to ensure that every member of the group got the most from their week.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The week involves walking in mountain country for up to six hours a day, and the routes do in places require a head for heights. Sara will look after your safety at every point, but you should have a reasonable level of fitness. Also - do not be misled by the destination. It may be a Mediterranean holiday but you are in the mountains and it can and does rain. Admittedly not as often as it does in the UK.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We enjoyed our week, and would happily recommend it to others.