WALKING IN PUGLIA AND BASILICATA

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The walk from Montescaglioso to Matera. Fantasic views, walking through varied and interesting terrain and very different to the walks at the beginning of the week. The hotels in Ostuni and Matera were fasinating with their querky layouts and interesting history. The food - antipasti, antipasti and more antipasti - absolutly delicious!  

What did you think of your group leader?

Angelo was an excellent leader who was very mindful of the needs of the group always consulting, advising and making suggestions. His knowledge of the area was excellent. He had great empathy with the local people and worked very hard to make this holiday the best experience possible.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Don't eat or drink too much!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We were initially a little disappointed with the walking which was mostly on flat terrain through olive groves but this was more than made up for later in the week when the scenery was varied and at times dramatic.  Other aspects of the trip exceeded our expectations the food, the hotels, the leader.  Perhaps the holiday should be renamed "Food and walking in Puglia and Basilicata"