WALKING IN TUSCANY
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The view from the col on the way up to the arch was breathtaking.
What did you think of your group leader?
Sara is a fantastic leader. She clearly knew the area extensively (and seemed to know everybody) and controlled the pace of the walks very well. She is a very interesting, witty and caring person who made the holiday pretty special for me.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Just go. The scenery and views are wonderful. The walks are challenging (7-10 miles and up to 1000m climbs) but not technically difficult (I went on the B grade). Lots of people say walking poles are essential but I think that's personal preference because I managed fine without. Sara will lend you a pair f you want to try them out. Weather was cold in April so take several layers and remember to bring gloves (I didn't !)
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Braccicorti is a lovely farmhouse, comfortable and the food was excellent. They make their own wine (included with the meals) which I thought was much better than most bought wines. Two lovely, friendly dogs.