What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Getting to the top of Monte Piano after a challenging climb. Seeing the WW1 history come alive in the tunnels and landscape
What did you think of your group leader?
One of the best leaders I have encountered- and as this was my 20th Exodus Trip I have had a few! Karl has a wealth of experience, knows the area like the back off his hand and is helpful and encouraging with everyone. He is friendly and approachable and in his hands I felt very safe. He was accommodating to members of the group who felt out of their comfort zone and helped them achieve what they thought they could not do. In addition he made sure we got everything we could out of our week even down to being on hand on our free day to help folks with their plans. A credit to and a great ambassador for Exodus.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Take walking poles! They were invaluable to me and others even on the non challenging week. Use the hotel facilities, I am sure it was the swim/steam/sauna at the end of each day that was responsible for the lack of "mountain legs" - never had an ache or stiff legs the next day.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This is a great weeks walking in a beautiful place and coupled with the lovely comfortable hotel with the friendly staff and spa facilities it makes for a fantastic trip