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What better way to kick off the 2019 overseas season than to return to our second home here on the Amalfi Coast?
The Chestnut wood is being harvested, giving us the chance to see the hard working mules making it all possible.
The wild flowers and herbs are simply stunning and grow wherever you look.
We’ve experienced some wet weather, but even that has a silver lining with the appearance of several Fire Salamanders that are usually so secretive. There are lots of smaller creatures too, if you can spot them.
And of course, what better way to finish the day than to eat a freshly cooked, wood fired, handmade pizza and some fantastic organic wine?
As a finale for the early summer’s tours with Explore and Mont Blanc Adventures, Mountain Experience seized the opportunity for a short notice walking tour based in Dobbiaco, Sud Tyrol.
This fascinating region was previously part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was ceded to Italy following the bitter trench warfare across the mountains during the first World War. Although it is now proudly part of Italy, the area still retains a much more “Austrian” feel with a more northern cuisine and most people speaking German as their lingua franca. Just about everywhere has got two names, one in Italian and one in German.
The scenery is absolutely stunning with breathtaking views in every direction.
11 clients undertook journeys on foot, by bus, train and cable car, thus ensuring the maximum time could be spent on the trails that criss cross the area, even strolling back and forth into Austria on one day. Walks took us below the iconic peaks of the Tre Cime and culminated with ascents of Monte Elmo (2,443m) and Monte Arnese (2,550m) on the Italian Austrian border. Several of the team enjoyed themselves so much that they are already planning a return visit for next year!
Mountain Experience were delighted to work with Mont Blanc Adventures and Explore! delivering their Mont Blanc Highlights walks from Les Houches, recently.
16 clients from all walks of life and of varying ages enjoyed walks around the area that offered stunning views of the main peaks and of course plenty of ice cream!
“Hi Nigel, Thanks very much again for your expert leadership on the Mont Blanc Highlights holiday. You helped make a lovely friendly inclusive atmosphere for everyone which can make such a difference on these trips.” Linda C.T.
We hope to see you again in the future!
What a fantastic month in Amalfi this year. We’ve experienced some of the clearest views ever, some of the wettest most torrential rain and some of the best food and wine Italy has to offer!
60 clients this month have enjoyed trekking the coastline and surrounding area, with trips to the jewel of Capri, stunning Ravello and Pompeii thrown in for good measure.
As usual, the Valle Delle Ferrier was a favourite for most walkers, and of course the world famous Walk of the Gods continues to impress even on cloudy and wet days.
After a month of superb walks, it was great to kick back on the hot beach with a cold swim and a colder beer! See you next year!
As ever, Mountain Experience are absolutely delighted to be back in Amalfi. This year’s trip has seen some bad weather, but that hasn’t deterred us in the slightest.
Fantastic food, excellent walks, good company and organic wines. The Amalfi coast keeps on delivering! There’s plenty of sun forecast for next week, so roll on the good times.
Well it’s time to say goodbye to Amalfi for 2017, but we will definitely be returning in 2018.
Although the dates are not yet confirmed, we can say that Mountain Experience will team up with Mont Blanc Adventures and Explore! to lead on their justifiable bestseller, Amalfi Coast Walks. We will be there for three or four weeks sometime between mid April and the end of May and would love to see some of our readers there.
Cake for breakfast, incredibly priced organic wine and calorie free gelato! (One of those things isn’t actually true). What’s not to get excited about!
Mountain Experience, working with Mont Blanc Adventures and Explore have enjoyed yet another fantastic few weeks in the Amalfi area. Great walks, fantastic food and brilliant company, combined with good old fashioned Italian hospitality meant that each week was going to be a success. As ever, quality clients who formed great teams were the icing on the cake. We are already planning trips there for the Autumn!
Visits to Capri and the thought provoking Villa Lysis, Tiberius’ Palace and the Faraglioni; rugged walks in Valle de Ferriere Forest Reserve with it’s extraordinary cliff scenery and wild flowers; swimming in the Mediterranean; the stunning Walk of the Gods to up market Positano; Pompeii and Vesuvius: A fantastic week!
The first week’s walking around Lake Como has gone down a storm with clients, who awarded the trip and Nigel Lewis, their guide, a resounding ten out of ten!
Buses, ferries, and lots of walking, all wrapped up with gelato, pasta, cake and wine. The team covered plenty of miles and enjoyed great weather with stunning views. Can it get any better than this? We think so…..!
Mountain Experience had a fantastic week trekking in the Argentiere and Chamonix areas. Together with Explore! Nigel Lewis led 12 clients on a series of day walks around the area.
With superb views, great company and good food, the week passed way too quickly. Also, the weather was generally very kind, with just one day of rain, all of which left the team wanting more. “I can see me coming all the way back from Melbourne to do the full TMB!” said Lyn C.
Mountain Experience have had a fantastic month in Amalfi this year. The fourth week was a great success with the usual fantastic fare of food and drink, calorie free ice cream and cake, and more than enough wine, beer and limoncello!
This year’s autumn expedition will be in Chamonix and Lake Como areas so we won’t be returning to Amalfi until next year, but of course, that will make the return all the more sweeter!