WALKING IN TUSCANY (Grade C - Challenging Week)
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Walking...well, scrambling/clinging/concentrating along the ridge to the summit on the third day's walk, really dramatic views (before the mists closed in) and tough!
What did you think of your group leader?
Liz was fantastic...patient, excellent at providing the challenge needed (for an apparently very fit group) without letting anyone feel they couldn't keep up with the demands of this C grade week. She also went over and above what you would expect in terms of helpful information and advice on the day off and the last day, ensuring we got to see Lucca and Pisa before flying home. I also very much appreciated the suprisingly prolific snacks she managed to fit into her rucksack each day!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Make sure you are up to a challenging week...this isn't genteel strolling through Tuscan olive groves!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Just a brilliant walking week, unexpectedly rugged at times combined with a really great variety of terrain. Elvis was an added bonus (you'll have to go to find out who and why!) Mama's cooking and the accomodation were both perfect.