Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Southern Italy Volcano Trail

Explore the best of southern Italy from Naples to Sicily on this inspiring walking tour. From the wonder of Pompeii to the summit of Mount Vesuvius, the stunning Amalfi coastline and the bustling city of Naples, the first part of the journey is full of highlights. Continuing the volcano trail to the Aeolian Islands, relaxing moments on stark black beaches combine with exhilarating ascents to the active craters of Vulcano and Stromboli, whose dramatic eruptions will not fail to impress. Concluding the trip at one of the world's most famous active volcanoes, Mt Etna, there is time to explore the delightful seaside town of Taormina.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Naples
DAY 2 Visit Capri (3hrs)
DAY 3 Explore Naples, transfer to Agerola
DAY 4 Walk to Ravello and Amalfi (5hrs)
DAY 5 To Positano (4hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to Pompeii, afternoon ascent of Mt Vesuvius, transfer to Stromboli by overnight ferry (2hrs)
DAY 7 Afternoon hike to 'Sciara del Fuoco' (4hrs)
DAY 8 Free time, late afternoon ascent of Stromboli with a certified guide* (6hrs)
DAY 9 To Lipari, hike to the southernmost point of the island (3hrs)
DAY 10 To Vulcano, ascend the crater (3hrs)
DAY 11 To Sicily and Mt Etna walk (1.5hrs)
DAY 12 Discover the craters and viewpoints on Mt Etna (6hrs), transfer to Catania
DAY 13 Visit Taormina and Castelmola (3hrs)
DAY 14 Trip concludes

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