What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Views on the walk day 3 at the centre of the Dolomites (Strudlekopf / Durrenstein hut)
What did you think of your group leader?
From an organisation and sociable perspective Carl was good. From a walking perspective I found his pace slow. Notes describe walking as 5 to 7 hrs but distances were very short i.e. day 1: walked 10k in 5 hours on a very gentle incline / whole group had to stop 3 times in 5 minutes for plant/history update. Found walking frustrating. Don't believe pace was set for the slowest person in the group. Carl had knee problems so last 2 days of walking were with a local guide. Pace was faster, more fluid and felt less herded.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
A frind of mine who walks Scottish mountains with me was going to come along but was talked out of it by Exodus - based on conversations and photos of the trail. I couldn't see anything on the trip that she would have been unhappy with. No difficult paths, mainly woodland trails, quiet road, hill paths, no drop offs. I think is perhaps this moderate holiday is not packaged properly. Certainly a scenic, historic, flora and fauna classic but not particulary a walking trip that would stretch the average rambler judging by the group I was with which included a wide spread of ages