Hill climbing in Tuscany

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The views from all of the high points were so so beautiful and there is so much nature to see. I'm no bird watcher but to see the eagles flying over the valleys was quite something. All this in a very deep natural silence.

What did you think of your group leader?

I felt somewhat out of place on a walk that I thought would be rolling hills etc. Yes it was my own fault for not reading the notes, but Sara simply took it in her stride and coaxed and encouraged at every opportunity. She was at the front, she was at the back, she was in the middle, she was everywhere, if you had a problem she had an answer. A piece of kit short? She solved it, need to know about the wildlife? She had the answer, often finding insects etc along the trail and explaining them in detail and all with a smile. This is my fifth trip with Exodus, all the guides have been excellent but Sara really is out there all on her own. She has a natural talent, and is a benchmark for all other guides to rise to.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Once again read the trip notes in detail, then read them again, I didn't ! You will be pushed on this trip and if your not in shape well it's your own fault.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This area of Tuscany is beautiful, peaceful and, as yet totally unspoilt. Make sure you visit it but make sure your fit One final comment is that you don't pay a single person surcharge on the first and only two single rooms, after that there is a substantial surcharge. Think before you pay it, I'm not sure in my case, that paying it was a value for money