What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The views of the Tusan countryside were amazing on all of the walks but the 360 degree views from Monte Sumbra were particularly breath-taking. Also the autumnal colours walking through the beech forests were beautiful.

What did you think of your group leader?

Sara was brilliant. She made time for everybody and ensured we all had a great time. She provided encouragement for us on the walks and made sure that everyone in the group was able make the ascents. Sara also has a passion for the area and this shone through and was really inspirational.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Have a think about what you would like to do on the free day before you arrive. Several of us went to Lucca and had a great day walking on the old walls, visiting the cathedrals and generally relaxing in the town.   

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We had an amazing group for this trip - everyone got on well and was very social. We also had the opportunity to visit Pisa and the leaning tower whilst waiting for the flight on the final day which ended the holiday nicely.  One final point - I have to mention the food as it all comes from local produce which supports the local community which is great. The meals are home-cooked by Mamma & family and are delicious and you are encouraged to have seconds!