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Program #21050RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
William from Colorado Spgs, CO Number of programs attended: 34
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/26/14
Program is delightful but be prepared for fairly steep ascents and descents and rugged terrain for hiking. Trekking poles are really a must, especially for rugged descents. Views are fantastic. History of the region is very interesting. Be prepared to put on pounds with many Italian type -many course -dinners.

Cynthia from Plainfield, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/26/14
Spectacular views, should be physically fit to do this...alot of steps, rocky terrain, definitely need hiking boots and polls. Busy program with not alot of 'down time'...very nice and varied group...a trip of a lifetime for me.

Roger from Venice, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/11/14 - 10/19/14
r0ger venice fl.I found this WALK VERY challenging .wet slippery narrow paths rocky at times lots of steps you need to be physically fit for thi hike .I MADE IT despite the challenge .Guides food and fellow hikers where all GREAT,FANTASTICK TRIP

Bill from Brunswick, OH Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/11/14 - 10/19/14
Excellent program! Challenging hikes with many beautiful vistas and scenes. I would highly recommend it for people who are physically active.

James from Westport, CT Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/14/14 - 06/22/14
This is a wonderful experience. The guides and food are absolutely first class. Every meal is exceptional. My only advice is to train; the trails are challenging. Bravo, Road Scholar!

Barbara from Brooklyn, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/31/14 - 06/08/14
The hiking trip to the Cinque Terre was wonderful. I loved the hiking itself, the accommodations, the helpfulness and expertise of our group leader and hiking guide. I appreciated the gluten-free options that were provided for me. The filed trips were varied, and interesting. The use of listening devices greatly aided the experience by making it easy to hear the group guide with being on his heels.

Margaret from Fort Lauderdale, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/17/14 - 05/25/14
This is a terrific well organized operation. From the minute we landed in Pisa and a Mercedes sedan took us to the beautiful Royal Sporting Hotel until our delectable farewell dinner I felt as a"first time scholar" I had nothing to worry about. Our guides were delightful, kind, and caring. The whole group seemed to get along well with each other and we learned a lot about this pristine area. This was not the easiest hike for me, but our guide, Boris, lent me his poles to help me. The food and lodging was beyond my expectations for a medium priced tour. I will be taking a tour again in the spring to Africa with Roads Scholar

Georgiana from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 05/17/14 - 05/25/14
Road Scholar is doing a fantastic job providing exceptional programs to 'hostile elders'. I put 3 programs together for the first time with each one providing different places and activities. One week in the streets/museums of Paris; one week spent in Cinque Terre for walking/hiking; 1 1/2 week Island Hopping in Greece. I enjoyed them all. Coming from the west coast, I dread long flights to Europe. The 3 trips were all fairly priced, plus the savings from the air fare. The adventure, experience, education attained, incomparable to none.

Lois from Elgin, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/14 - 05/04/14
This trip exceeded my expectations. Scenery breathtaking, food and wine outstanding and meeting fellow travelers very interesting and fun. Would thoroughly recommend this trip as long as you can hike up the equivalent of a 100 story building several days.

Mark from Chapin, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/14 - 05/04/14
Cinque Terra and our guides were wonderful. Do make sure you're an experienced hiker before signing up for this trip. Even if you're a good walker, make sure you are comfortable walking on rocky or muddy paths at a steady pace.


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