Walking in Tuscany

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Snow shoeing for the first time on the ridge of a mountain was great fun. Exploring Castelnuovo the local town was brilliant - a scene from a Puccini opera at every turn. The exceptional group leader Sara Bull.

What did you think of your group leader?

Sara Bull is simply outstanding as a group leader. I have done a number of Exodus trips now and although they have all been led effectively, Sara stands head and shoulders above the rest. She is calm, friendly, totally professional and inclusive. Walks were tailored to individual needs and those that just needed a bit of encouragement were supported. She entertained us with stories from her vast experience. I would love to walk with her again.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take clothes for every season. In April the weather was perfect for walking but I certainly needed the waterproofs as well as the sun hat. Wifi is virtually non-existent. In short, forget about home for the week!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Just go ahead and book! I promise you will not be disappointed. Go to Lucca on your day off - it's a beautiful city. Florence without the crowds.