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Trekking and other expeditions -- which often involve camping -- are a key aspect of adventure travel. Whether you're trekking in the Himalayas, crossing the Sahara, or joining an expedition to the Amazon rainforest, a good tour operator can ensure you have a safe and productive trip. Let Stride help you make your next expedition an adventure, not an ordeal.

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Trekking & Expeditions Tour Reviews - Summary
99% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 2,122 Great 670 Average 53 Disappointing 12 Terrible 4
Value
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
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Bucket list trip October 2018

5.0

Walking the Amalfi Coast

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Everything was seamless. The balance was excellent: two days hiking, a day of
Pompeii and Herculeneum, a hike, an optional day in Capri or Naples, and a
closing hike. The hotel and its staff were welcoming. The views are stunning
in Amalfi, and when you look back at where you came from you are amazed that
you did it. I travelled to and from Agerola off the Exodus schedule and the
hotel arranged it perfectly.
Our guide rescued an abandoned pup that we found on a hike. He made the
effort to carry the pup until we came to someone who knew where it likely
came from, and took over.


First class. Sevario was enthusiastic, well prepared, indulgent of perhaps
too many questions, made an effort to encourage people in difficult terrain,
helped rescue one of our group who stumbled off the trail and fell down a
steep slope, and led someone with vertigo through challenging terrain.
I never expected that he would be with the group from morning till late in
the evening.


Take the trip. Amalfi is breathtakingly beautiful.
The walks in some cases are probably a little more difficult than advertised,
but most of our group was 60+, and if you are reasonably fit you will have no
trouble.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Outstanding - lives up to its reputation! October 2018

5.0

Walking the Amalfi Coast

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This week endorses the many positive reviews already posted. It is a perfect
mix of incredible scenery, just challenging enough walks, a lovely homely
hotel, lots of variety in the week's programme and excursions, great food,
and we were lucky to enjoy a fun group of people from England, Canada and our
own New Zealand. Our guide Severio was fun, knowledgeable, thoughtful and
supportive - especially when we needed to seek local medical assistance. The
hotel staff are family and fabulous. Do it - it will be an experience you
will never forget!
So many - the "Walk of the Gods"of course, the slog up the local three peaks
mountain, Positano, Capri and hiking to the summit of Vesuvio.


Couldn't ask for better! Severio was the perfect leader in every sense, good
humoured, diplomatic when required, and knowledgable - and patient with our
appalling ignorance of Greek mythology!


Go prepared for the trails to be a little more demanding than the "2" rating
would suggest. We thought this was probably a "3" because of some long uphill
slogs and long stair descents. In hot weather it is taxing enough for we
oldies! You need to have a reasonably good level of fitness and good knees to
really enjoy the week. We did!


This as our first Exodus trip. we would happily book another similar walking
tour.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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An Excellent Trip October 2018

5.0

Walking the Amalfi Coast

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip was lived up to the billing in the trip notes in every way:
excellent hotel with attentive staff and excellent food; excellent walks and
free day options; and luckily for us, excellent weather.
All the walks had their moments, as did the optional excursions. I hesitate
to pick one.


Severio could not have done more for us. An excellent guide.


The steps can be tough, and although the days are shorter than a full Cat 3
holiday, in my opinion some of the gradients and terrain merit that rating.
The Trip Notes say it all, so be prepared.


This was our 11th Exodus holiday and we're always asked which was our
favourite. The answer is several, and this was well up there with them.


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Our Italian Adventure October 2018

5.0

Walking the Amalfi Coast

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This holiday exceeded our expectations on all levels even though I am an
Exodus fan, having travelled on their adventure holidays many times in the
past. This was a centre based holiday high above the Amalfi Coast staying at
a lovely family run hotel with good facilities and great food. We had a very
experienced leader called Suzy and she organised and catered for our group of
16 travellers with endless energy and great enthusiasm! Our group of friends
from all over the world bonded right from the beginning eating and
socialising all together and enjoying our days together. The walks were
excellent and acurately described in the trip notes and three of the walks
started from the hotel which was good as it did not involve coach travel on
the winding, hair raising roads around the area! We had a great day visiting
Mount Versuvius and Pompeii and there were several options on our free day
and we chose to visit Herculanium. The weather on our holiday was perfect
and the scenery spectacular.
Our most inspirational moment was climbing up to the top of Monte Tre Calli
mountain and taking in the breathtaking views of the coastline.


Our group leader Suzanne Hesselden was excellent in all departments, she was
a very experienced tour leader in walking, cycling and climbing and was very
good organising our group and accommodating everybody's needs and
expectations. Her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of the area was boundless
and inspired everyone in the group.


I would recommend to any prospective travellers to get into training for this
wonderful walking holiday as the terrain can be tough going including many
steps. I would grade this as a moderate rather than leisurely walking
holiday and getting a little bit of training in would make sure you enjoy the
holiday to its fullest.


I would like to congratulate Exodus in organising this excellent holiday,
from brochure ,website and helpful and knowledgable staff and seemless
booking process, good flight times and quality and professional
transportation; I look forward to choosing my next holiday with Exodus very
soon.


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Fantastic walking / Trekking holiday October 2018

5.0

Walking the Amalfi Coast

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thanks Exodus to provide such Fantastic experiences in our holidays and this
one was very unique all the trails were beautiful with a learning touch of
Italian culture ( andiamo/ limoncello/ mozzarella/ preggo) every time we stop
for lunch in a local area sometimes in the middle of nowhere but with a good
aftertaste . The hotel Due Torri Geovanni and Nicola and the staff were
simply Excellent with there hospitality and sense of humor. Plus the hotel
location is brilliant in Bomerano a small village in the area of Argerola at
a walking distance to a small plaza ( piazza) where you can have a good
coffee or local beer . Enjoy it.
The day we walked the Tree calli was the beginning of our inspirational
journey followed by the outstanding Path of the Gods Trail ( Sentiero degli
Dei )that was Incredible in all ways, Stunning views of the coast and
mountains .


Vania di Paoli , she was excellent on her duties and all the time looking
after every one . Great sense of humor very nice person to be around.
Not only leading us through the amazing trails but always with excellent
advices about the area and what to do during free time . You will be lucky to
have her as a leader .


Good walking shoes , comfortable clothing for the time of the year , walking
poles , hat . And remember this is a WALKING & TREKKING holiday. Enjoy it .


We went to Capri in our free day and was excellent we took our’s leader
advise to visit in anacapri San Michello Church and the chair lift to Lazaro
Mt and the views were stunning.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Trekking & Expeditions Tours and Travel Guide


Trekking & Expeditions Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Trekking and other expeditions -- which often involve camping -- are a key aspect of adventure travel. Whether you're trekking in the Himalayas, crossing the Sahara, or joining an expedition to the Amazon rainforest, a good tour operator can ensure you have a safe and productive trip. Let Stride help you make your next expedition an adventure, not an ordeal.

Trekking and camping is a great way to slow down and really experience a country at the local level. You’ll likely walk past or through small villages, like the ones found in the Khumbu of Nepal and on the way to Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ll also have a chance to really connect with your travel companions over shared meals around the fire after a challenging but exhilarating day of trekking.

How to Choose the Right Trekking Trip

Choosing the right trip and tour company for your trekking vacation is key. Not only do you want quality service and a knowledgeable guide, but your safety is paramount and it can be hard to know which companies to trust. Stride is here to make the narrowing down process easier!

Options for Everyone

Treks can range from easy walks on relatively flat ground, such as the Abel Tasman route in New Zealand, to full on, expedition style adventures, like trekking to Mount Everest base camp in Nepal. When first researching a trekking trip, be honest with your physical shape. Does trekking for 5-6 hours per day for 12 days in a row at high altitude sound like fun? Great, then maybe Everest Base Camp is calling you! On the contrary, if that sounds like your worst nightmare, but you still want to get the blood pumping and enjoy the outdoors, perhaps you would enjoy trekking in the highlands of Thailand or Vietnam to experience local villages and indigenous life. Or, for something off the beaten path, you can trek through centuries old villages in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, stopping each night at local guesthouses for a delicious meal of couscous and hot mint tea.

Safety & Training

Trekking in the outdoors is inherently more risky than some other travel styles, but there are two main factors in ensuring you have the trip of a lifetime and the safest possible experience. First is the reputation and qualifications of the tour company and their guides. How long has the tour company operated in the area that you’re traveling to? Are their guides trained in basic First Aid? For high altitude treks in Nepal, Tanzania, and elsewhere, do guides carry a gamow bag, which can help reverse the effects of altitude sickness and/or supplemental oxygen? These are all questions to research here on Stride or directly with your chosen tour operator.

The second factor is the type and amount of training you put in before you even land in your destination. For trekking specifically, nothing beats going on long hikes in your local hills, ideally with a weighted backpack. If you don’t have easy accessibility to the outdoors, the stairmaster at the gym will definitely do the trick! The more you put in on the front end in terms of preparedness, the more enjoyment you will get out of your trekking trip experience.

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