Walking in the clouds
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The fantastic views when you could see them.
What did you think of your group leader?
I felt like I had gone to boot camp rather than being on holiday. I got the impression that Heather was more used to working with children/teenagers rather than adults. She often spoke to the group in quite a patronising way. I didn't find her very approachable. If you asked her a question about the day's itinerary that she had mentioned in her briefing the night before she always made a point of letting you know that you should remember every detail from the previous day's briefing. I felt uncomfortable asking any questions by the end of the trip.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
I would describe this trip as challenging (not moderate/challenging). There are only two days of moderate walking. The majority of the walks are challenging; the last day involved 4 hours of continuous steep uphill walking. I would recommend taking walking poles even if you don't normally use walking poles.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The spa on the rest day in Italy is well worth a vist and good value for money. This was one of the highlights of my trip.