- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I really enjoyed the trip to Pompei and Vesuvius.
I felt that I had achieved something by going on this holiday as I had never been away alone before. I was proud of myself for managing all the walks despite having quite sore legs after two or three of them.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Albert was great and allowed time for everyone to catch up and have a rest before moving on again. He was very helpful with regards to buying bus tickets etc and on one occasion organising mini bus transport when we missed a bus connection due to a delay in the ferry sailing. His briefings the night before each walk were very useful as were the 'debriefings' from that day's walk. Overall very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
All in all a great group leader.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Do not forget to pack your walking poles - they were very necessary especially for the downhill sections. I found the downhills quite difficult especially the days when we had to go down a LOT of steps into towns.
Don't forget to pack 'bug spray'. Quite a few of us were bitten on arms and legs.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
Overall a great trip - spectacular scenery, a great group leader, the staff of the hotel were great as was the food, but the best bit by far for me were my fellow walkers. I had never been on holiday alone before and was a bit apprehensive beforehand but need not have worried as everyone was so nice and friendly. We all got on very well together.
The whole trip was very well organised and there were no problems at all.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in going on a similar holiday in the future or in recommending it to others.