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
 
 

Classic Tuscany Guided Walk

From Piazza della Signoria to Piazza del Campo, an inspirational guided walk joining two of the most important Tuscan cities. Between Florence, the city of Leonardo, Giotto, Dante and Brunelleschi, and Siena, native land of the "Palio" lies the Chianti wine region, an area of rolling vine covered hills, medieval villages and olive groves. The region is ideal for exploring on foot, experiencing the slower pace of life endemic to Tuscany and learning about the long history of wine making. From San Gimignano, a town dominated by its magnificent towers and our base for most of the trip, walk in the company of our guide along sections of the Francigena Way, visit Calle Val d'Esla and the fortress village of Monteriggioni. Spend two nights at a charming agriturismo in the heart of the Chianti wine region before making the last stage of the journey on foot to Siena. Ample opportunity is set aside to visit markets, taste wine and olive oil, explore the narrow streets of small towns and visit museums, galleries and vineyards en route.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Florence
DAY 2 Transfer to San Gimignano, explore town and surrounds (2hrs)
DAY 3 Circuit through classic Tuscan countryside (4hrs)
DAY 4 Walk the Via Francigena to Colle Val D'Elsa, transfer to an Agriturismo in the heart of Chianti (4hrs)
DAY 5 Explore Chianti on foot (4hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to Monteriggioni and walk the via Francigena to Piazza del Campo in Siena (5hrs)
DAY 7 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: CTG
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  7 days
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