WALKING IN TUSCANY

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Reaching higher peaks than I'd thought and meeting Sara - one of Exodus' best. Also meeting Mamma and Lucia and the rest of the family at Braccicorti. A lovely, warm, friendly bunch of people.

What did you think of your group leader?

She made for one of the highlights. One of the most dedicated people I have ever met. A truly committed, experienced, and lovely person.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

This area of Tuscany is hillier than I'd thought. Take poles!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The trip is very very good value. I never expected all food and wine to be included. The only advice I would have is that Exodus make it more clear that snow shoes will be worn, that the area is actually mountainous rather than 'quite hilly'!!, but that people on a Grade B need not be put off - I am a wimp and was scared at the prospect when told by Sara what some days would involve. But her guidance and encouragement, and the beauty of the area makes even wimps achieve more than they thought possible!