Walking in Tuscany

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Probably reaching the summit of Mount Prado was the one moment I'd choose, after all it was a challenge walking week. However, there were others: the view from Mount Tambura, the successful baby wild boar rescue and finding the unusual swallowtail butterflies. Also, an enjoyable day in Lucca,

What did you think of your group leader?

Sara - amazing! She managed the group well and made everyone feel valued. She was an interesting and special person who could be quite inspirational to listen to. Sara led the walks well, giving some freedom to go on ahead and supported where necessary. She was also able to change the itinerary with the refuge being closed due to late snow and included a couple of evening activities.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you do one of the challenge weeks, make sure you have appropriate rain gear, walking poles and boots. We all did and needed them. We were not able to use credit cards anywhere, you do need to have Euros. Read the reviews, they are always helpful.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It was great to have wine with every meal at Braccicorti and to go somewhere where you can drink the water. Not only was it safe to do so, but it did not have a chemical taste, as is often the case in England.