WALKING IN TUSCANY

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

So many to name one... The views, the lack of views (when reaching the top of Monte Prado and all we could see was cloud, got to just love what life throws at you hehe!), overcoming my total dislike of the rain and realising I am officially a walker of all seasons, observing the sense of achievement on people's faces after a long day of walking, and the personal sense of achievement!

What did you think of your group leader?

Sara was amazing! So professional, knowledgeable and patient.  She went the extra mile in every way possible.  She was a lovely person who really ensured that everyone on the group was happy.  I found her to be very inspirational and interesting, and loved chatting to her. She has an amazing knowledge of the local area. Been spoiled, great representative for Exodus.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Book it! If you are relatively fit this will be well within your capabilities.  Be prepared for rain (if your going in October).  I opted for the positive attitude to not let this impact on my experiences.  I just embraced the big green plastic poncho and plodded on.  P.s... take a poncho, felt a bit daft at first but it was fab, saved my waterproofs getting wet, bonus!!Plus it makes photos even funnier.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Don't let dietary requirements put you off.  I was so looked after and catered for.  I am lactose and gluten intolerant, Mama and Sara never once made this seem like an obstacle.  I ate the most delicious variety of food.  55 miles walking in total, 4 pounds on... can you tell I had a very happy tummy!! So impressed with Exodus, already planning next years trip! They took care of everything, was nice having a week of not having to plan, think etc.