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ADVENTUREBUG WORLDWIDE Specialists in Tourism Management, Incentives & Leadership Training CIF (VAT) B93050763 - Tourism License No. AT/MA/00022 ADDRESS: Apartado correos 1031, 29680 Estepona, Malaga, SPAIN __________________________________________________________________________________ Italian Cinque Terre Hiking & Discovery October 1-10, 2017 For over a thousand years people have lived in this dramatic part of Italy´s North West Mediterranean coast - traditionally cultivating the steep hillsides and fishing the sparkling blue waters. Centuries later we find breathtaking seaside villages with lush forests, vineyards and craggy hillsides between them. This is the Cinque Terre, the 5 Lands and one of Europe´s most sought after coastal hiking destinations - especially for those combing scenic day walks with a vibrant cuisine, great wines and a friendly, regional culture. Walk this magical part of Italy by day enjoying the Mediterranean flora, and settle in for traditional Liguarian feasts washed down with a glass or two of local wine at night. We welcome you on a unique journey to the Cinque Terre, one of Italy´s premiere National Parks on the Liguria coast with visits to Florence and Pisa to round off the journey. Join us in 2017 and experience a side of Italy that is truly magnificent and exquisitely preserved. WHAT IS THE TOUR LIKE The trip is rated as an easy to moderate hiking tour whereby we offer options for longer and shorter guided routes There are 4 scenic day hikes and 2 sightseeing days. We utilize the regional train and small boat ferries to return us to our lodgings. One should expect to be on their feet throughout the day. The routes are not long but they can be hilly as this is a coastal region with villages built on cliff sides. Comfortable hiking shoes are necessary and a day pack to carry your water, rain poncho and lunch items A hiking pole is strongly recommended for the hillier sections of the trail and sections with stairs and stone steps WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR 8 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels in superb local settings (city center and village based lodgings) 5 dinners with wine or beer and 5 picnic lunches during the hiking days (meals indicated as per itinerary below) Shuttles in comfortable private coach, regional trains, local ferry boats and on local public buses Guided full and half day hiking routes in the Cinque Terre region Guided sightseeing excursions and entrances to monuments (as per itinerary) Tipping is included (meals and transport)
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  • ADVENTUREBUG WORLDWIDE Specialists in Tourism Management, Incentives & Leadership Training

    CIF (VAT) B93050763 - Tourism License No. AT/MA/00022 ADDRESS: Apartado correos 1031, 29680 Estepona, Malaga, SPAIN

    __________________________________________________________________________________

    Italian Cinque Terre – Hiking & Discovery October 1-10, 2017

    For over a thousand years people have lived in this dramatic part of Italy´s North West Mediterranean coast - traditionally cultivating the steep hillsides and fishing the sparkling blue waters. Centuries later we find breathtaking seaside villages with lush forests, vineyards and craggy hillsides between them. This is the Cinque Terre, the 5 Lands and one of Europe´s most sought after coastal hiking destinations - especially for those combing scenic day walks with a vibrant cuisine, great wines and a friendly, regional culture. Walk this magical part of Italy by day enjoying the Mediterranean flora,

    and settle in for traditional Liguarian feasts washed down with a glass or two of local wine at night. We welcome you on a unique journey to the Cinque Terre, one of Italy´s premiere National Parks on the Liguria coast with visits to Florence and Pisa to round off the journey. Join us in 2017 and experience a side of Italy that is truly magnificent and exquisitely preserved.

    WHAT IS THE TOUR LIKE

    The trip is rated as an easy to moderate hiking tour whereby we offer options for longer and shorter guided routes

    There are 4 scenic day hikes and 2 sightseeing days. We utilize the regional train and small boat ferries to return us to

    our lodgings. One should expect to be on their feet throughout the day. The

    routes are not long but they can be hilly as this is a coastal

    region with villages built on cliff sides. Comfortable hiking shoes are necessary and a day pack to

    carry your water, rain poncho and lunch items A hiking pole is strongly recommended for the hillier sections of

    the trail and sections with stairs and stone steps WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR

    8 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels in superb local settings (city center and village based lodgings) 5 dinners with wine or beer and 5 picnic lunches during the hiking days (meals indicated as per itinerary below) Shuttles in comfortable private coach, regional trains, local ferry boats and on local public buses Guided full and half day hiking routes in the Cinque Terre region Guided sightseeing excursions and entrances to monuments (as per itinerary) Tipping is included (meals and transport)

  • ADVENTUREBUG WORLDWIDE Specialists in Tourism Management, Incentives & Leadership Training

    CIF (VAT) B93050763 - Tourism License No. AT/MA/00022 ADDRESS: Apartado correos 1031, 29680 Estepona, Malaga, SPAIN

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    ITINERARY Day 1-Sunday October 1, Depart USA

    Day 2 – Monday October 2, Arrival Florence

    Meals included: Welcome Dinner

    Accommodation: 3* B&B HOTEL FIRENZE NUOVO

    PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA http://www.hotel-

    bb.com/en/hotels/firenze-nuovo-palazzo-giustizia.htm

    Activities:

    Your journey starts in Florence where you´ll be met in the

    hotel (late afternoon) by your trip leaders Ginette and Anna and guide Matt from Adventurebug. We have our first night here

    and a welcome dinner is included. Meeting time is 6 pm in the hotel reception. Please note, if you plan to visit Florence or

    surrounding regions, please do so by this evening as we will be departing the city first thing the next morning. There are easily

    accessible train options into Florence right near the hotel.

    Day 3 – Tuesday October 3,

    Lucca & Levanto

    Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

    Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale 3 stars,

    Levanto http://www.nazionale.it/en/Default.aspx

    Activities:

    Today we transfer by private coach to the

    Cinque Terre region and have a stop at the

    beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca along the way. Famous for its Renaissance Era city walls and rural Tuscan flavors, Lucca is a

    delightful stop en route for the Cinque Terre. The journey to Lucca is approximately 1 hour followed by 1 hour 15 min to

    Levanto, our hotel base in the Cinque Terre. In Lucca we will explore the historic quarter and have time to take lunch before

    journeying on. Upon arrival to Levanto, we check into the hotel and one can explore this wonderful seaside town´s beach,

    charming historic center and piazzas before dinner. Please note, we have a five night stay here.

    Day 4 – Wednesday October 4, Cinque

    Terre Hiking Levanto to Monterosso

    Meals included: Breakfast & Picnic lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale, Levanto

    Activities:

    Straight after breakfast we head south east on foot to the first of

    the villages of the Cinque Terre coast, Monterosso. This is the

    largest and oldest of the Cinque Terre villages and is a splendid

    introduction to the region. The first part of the hike leads through

    the old centre of Levanto, passing the stunning cathedral and then up to its castle.

    From here we walk up to Punta Mesco, the most notable promontory in the region. Here we take a small detour to the ruins of

    an 11th century hermitage and the nearby ruins of the lighthouse, from where you will enjoy marvellous views of the rugged

    coastline and find a nice spot to stop for a short break. The hiking today varies between approximately 2 hours for a 1 way

    journey up to 4-5 hours for those wishing to make a guided circuit back to Levanto or an extension on to another village with a

    train shuttle back. Those hiking one way will return on the train and both groups will have sufficient time to explore the village

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    and perhaps a drink on a terrace after eating our picnic lunch. The walking today is on footpaths, steps and forested trails that

    are hilly in nature. Tonight dinner is not provided, offering you the flexibility to experiment in a local eatery!

    Day 5 – Thursday October 5, Cinque Terre –

    The Riomaggiore Five Village Hike

    Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale, Levanto

    Activities:

    This morning a short train ride will take us to Riomaggiore, the most

    southerly of the five villages, where we start the most famous of all

    hikes in the area - the classical coastal walk which links the five

    villages. We begin by walking through vineyards to Manarola, an

    attractive village with steep multi-coloured houses overlooking a

    rocky port. From Manarola we make our way up through a terraced

    landscape to the charming village of Volastra and continue our walk

    along one of the prettiest trails in the area. Through terraced

    vineyards and the occasional bit of forest we approach Corniglia, perched on a ridge overlooking the sea. Next is the little

    hamlet of Prevo, walking through more vineyards and the occasional citrus grove. We will enjoy some of the best views in the

    region as we approach Vernazza, dominated by its old fortress. After, we follow the contours of the hillside on a narrow track

    leading into the village itself. Having a drink in Vernazza, on the wonderful town square at the harbour, resplendent with its

    brightly painted boats, is a good way to recover from the hike! In the late afternoon we take the train back to Levanto and this

    evening we will dine together locally near our hotel. (Approx walking time: 4 hours, 6 miles).

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent landslides in the area we may not be able to walk the full extent of the Via dell'Amore and the

    coastal section between Manarola and Corniglia. The alternative inland routes described above will be of a higher physical

    rating. If you prefer to opt out it is possible to take the train instead for these sections.

    Day 6 – Friday October 6, Cinque Terre – Portofino Sightseeing & Walk

    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale, Levanto

    Activities:

    Today we travel north and visit Portofino, one of the

    most alluring destinations on the Italian Riviera.

    Portofino, located in the Genoa region is compact in

    size and population (500 people approx), yet it

    attracts both the jet set and those seeking natural

    history, charming eateries and stunning coastal

    stretches – all set in a magical landscape. To reach

    Portofino we travel by train to Santa Margherita (1 hr

    20 min approx) followed by a short local bus journey 15 min to reach the Port town itself. We´ll have time to explore Portofino,

    taking an easy hike into the surrounding hillsides such as the 2 hour trail to the 10th century Abbey of San Fruttuoso (access by

    foot and boat only) and return by ferry (*subject to seasonal ferry schedule), and having our picnic lunch en route. There´s also

    time of course for an afternoon beverage and time for browse the local shops.

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    CIF (VAT) B93050763 - Tourism License No. AT/MA/00022 ADDRESS: Apartado correos 1031, 29680 Estepona, Malaga, SPAIN

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    Late afternoon we return the same way to Levanto and tonight you are free to dine on your own or even stay on in Portofino for

    an early dinner and return to Levanto later this evening by train – the choice is yours tonight.

    * If the Abbey hike is unavailable due to lack of ferry, an alternative 2 hour hike will be offered at Portofino.

    Day 7 – Saturday October 7,

    Cinque Terre - FREE DAY or

    hiking option to Framura

    Meals included: Breakfast & Picnic lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale, Levanto

    Activities:

    Today is a free day or you can choose a guided

    hike led by Matt that has a shorter and longer

    option – or you can take yourself on a self-guided

    adventure as the Cinque Terre is very easy to

    reach. From Levanto we walk in a westerly

    direction, along the coast and through several

    charming villages. From most of the villages along the way, there is the possibility of catching the train, in case you wish to

    shorten the walk and just relax on the beach in one of the locations. The first part of the hike follows the beach, before we take

    a path leading into the foothills and then down to the charming seaside village of Bonassola, a good place for a morning coffee

    stop. We then stroll through the coastal hills towards the small village of Framura, a collection of ancient hamlets on a hillside,

    distinctive due to its red rocks. After a picnic lunch in Framura, we return by train to Levanto.

    Tonight we leave the dining experience up to you.

    (Distances today are: short walk option 2 miles / longer walk 6 miles – 3 hours).

    Day 8 – Sunday October 8, Cinque

    Terre – Porto Venere Sightseeing

    & Hike

    Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Hotel Nazionale, Levanto

    Activities:

    Today we visit the beautiful Port of the south Cinque

    Terre, Porto Venere. There is an easy option for today

    and a longer hike as well. We start with a short train

    ride back to the village of Riomaggiore, the most

    southerly of the five villages. Today’s trail is the most

    challenging of the Ligurian walks but equally, and

    arguably, the most rewarding! We first walk up a rather steep flight of stairs and then along an undulating track to reach the

    sanctuary of the Madonna di Montenero (those not keen to do this can catch a bus instead). After stopping for a short break at

    the sanctuary and enjoying the spectacular views, we continue uphill and follow the ridge-top traverse that goes from one end

    of the Cinque Terre to the other. Passing the abandoned village of Lemmen and walking through vineyards and pine forests.

    We descend to the little village of Campiglia, where we stop for lunch and refreshments and continue towards Porto Venere -

    enjoying even more spectacular coastal views. Arriving at the 16th-Century castle above the village we may catch a glimpse of

    the distant peaks of the Apuan Alps before descending a long staircase that takes us to St. Peter’s Point and into the heart of

    the village. After some time to relax and explore in Porto Venere, we return by boat to Levanto, a lovely way to see the coast

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    CIF (VAT) B93050763 - Tourism License No. AT/MA/00022 ADDRESS: Apartado correos 1031, 29680 Estepona, Malaga, SPAIN

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    from the water. . (Approx walking time: 5-6 hours, 8-9 miles with shorter option available) NOTE – for those not doing today´s

    long hike (or no hiking at all), there are train / bus connections direct to Porto Venere. Tonight we´ll dine once more together in

    the Levanto region as dinner is included.

    Day 9 – Monday October 9, Cinque Terre - Carrara Marble Quarry and Pisa

    Meals included: Breakfast and Farewell Group Dinner

    Accommodation: Hotel Pisa Tower 3 stars, Pisa central

    http://www.hotelpisatower.com/gallery/

    Activities:

    Today we say goodbye to the Cinque Terre and travel south

    towards Pisa. Leaving early in a private coach, we stop at the

    famous Carrara Quarry where Michelangelo among others hand

    chose the exquisite white marble slabs for his work. Here we

    take an informative 1 hour guided driving tour in Land Rovers

    before taking lunch and travelling on to Pisa – a historic, Tuscan port city most famous for the Field of Miracles and of course

    the Leaning Tower. Our hotel is centrally located only a few hundred meters from the tower and major transport hubs. This

    afternoon, we´ll visit the main square, Cathedral and Tower and explore the historic city center on foot – leaving you some free

    time to explore other famous monuments of this historic city. This evening is our farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

    Day10 – Tuesday October 10, Pisa - Departure

    Meals included: Breakfast only

    Accommodation: None provided / Departure day

    Activities:

    Today after breakfast the tour is finished. Onward connections are not

    included and the Pisa San Rossore train station in Pisa is very close to

    the hotel (a few hundred meters), which connects you to central station.

    TRIP SUMMARY (B – BREAKFAST / L – LUNCH / D – DINNER) DAY 2 – Florence (D) DAY 6 – Levanto (B,L)

    DAY 3 – Levanto (B, D) DAY 7 – Levanto (B, L)

    DAY 4 – Levanto (B, L) DAY 8 – Levanto (B, L, D)

    DAY 5 – Levanto (B, L, D) DAY 9 – Pisa (B, D) DEPARTURE DAY 10 (B)

    WHAT TO EXPECT This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone

    with a reasonable level of fitness and with

    consecutive day hiking experience. The longest

    hike is approximately 8 miles while most

    average 3 - 7 miles and we will accommodate to

    2 groups of hiking abilities each day (short and

    long hike options). Trail conditions are varied

    and consist of old tracks through hillsides and

    vineyards, narrow, stony trails in National Parks and even some road connecting sections. Expect steps in and out of the

    Cinque Terre villages, sometimes over 200 steps in places! Solid hiking shoes or light boots and walking poles are

    http://www.hotelpisatower.com/gallery/

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    recommended, this is hilly, coastal countryside and we´ll take it easy – observing local plants and birds on route! Weather

    wise, due to proximity to both the Mediterranean and Italy´s coastal mountains, some rain showers and strong winds may occur

    but are generally short lived. Expect mild temperatures of up to 75-80 in the day and nightly lows in the mid 50´s.

    Modes of Transport On foot

    Regional trains of the Cinque Terre

    Chartered bus for some transfers

    Local bus where applicable

    Local ferry shuttle boats

    4x4 Landrover Tour of Quarry

    Dining in Italy & Non-included Meals Some meals are not included on our tour (please refer to itinerary). We

    feel you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So

    when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something

    new. Your guiding team will offer tips on where to get the best meal, or

    you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun

    together. We provide picnic lunches during the hiking days (as per

    itinerary), and this usually consists of the group carrying items of fresh

    food or a personal lunch pack during the day. Wine or beer is included

    with our group dinners.

    Non Inclusions of this tour International flights (to/from France)

    Visas (if applicable)

    Travel insurance (compulsory to have personal travel and medical insurance)

    Meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary)

    Transfers to/from hotel at beginning & end of tour.

    Optional additional tours or activities during free time

    Tips for LOCAL guides not included (however tips for bus services and all meals from itinerary ARE INCLUDED)

    Insurance You are required to have travel insurance before taking part on this tour. We strongly recommend cancelation insurance as well

    as normal coverage for emergency health and medical issues.

    Personal travel insurance should cover medical costs (medical, repatriation and cancellation fees in the event of illness,

    accident or death) if one falls ill or has an accident. It´s strongly recommended that in a travel insurance product, a person

    takes the CANCELLATION policy as well - which is key in getting money back if there´s a problem at the last minute especially.

    Responsible Travel Adventurebug´s Responsible Travel Ethos is at the heart of

    everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local

    cultures and the environment, to initiating projects in the Developing

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    World that make positive contributions to communities, to volunteer efforts on a wide range of projects. At some point during

    our journey, Matt may share some of the projects associated with his work in tourism and social entrepreneurial stewardship.

    Customs and Culture Italy is a modern European country that is suffering from a long period

    of recession. From our perspective (tourists), we still see the better side

    of the nation and the trappings of success. Behind the scenes is a

    different story. On the otherhand, Italy remains a safe, welcoming

    country and very hospitable to travellers from abroad. Remember,

    travelling is about new experiences and do not expect the same level of

    personal service nor speed of delivery that you may be accustomed to

    at home. Be patient and respect the fact that life in the Mediterranean region moves at a different pace. You will appreciate

    your journey more so and feel accomplished by adapting better.

    Special Dietary Needs and Medicines Vegetarian diets can generally be accommodated to with ease, but don´t be surprised if fish is offered to you! Italy remains an

    old world mentality in many places. Special diets such as gluten free (celiac) and lactose intolerance can be a challenge to

    source out in some places so we recommend you bring supplements from home just in case. Medicines and glasses / contacts

    subscriptions we strongly recommend you bring from home as resources can be very scarce in the small coastal villages.

    Local Restaurant Recommendations Florence - Enoteca Boccadoma, 25-26 Paizza Santa Croce

    Levanto - Osteria Tumelin, Grillo 32 (Seafood. Wonderful seafood zuppa)

    Monterosso (Cinque) - Ristorante Miky, Via Fegina 104 (Excellent daily caught seafood. Top calamari dishes)

    FLORENCE and PISA arrival and departure Information When arriving to Florence, there is only one public bust that runs between Florence Airport and the City and it stops (only 1

    stop), in the vicinity of the Santa Maria Novella Train Station. In April 2015, the cost was 6 Euros each way. If you are arriving

    to Florence by airport bus or train, the hotel is located very close to the station. When departing Pisa, you can hop on a train

    only 150 meters from the hotel (Pisa San Rossore Station), and travel 1 stop to the Pisa Central Train Station, where most of

    your ongoing connections are made from. Please remember, these travel arrangements are not included in your tour price.

    FURTHER READING / CINEMATOGRAPHY Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter

    Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

    Italy – A Traveler´s Literary Companion – Lawrence Venuti

    Snapshot Italy´s Cinque Terre – Rick Steves

    Cinque Terre, Italy – Lonely Planet Travel Guides

    The Italian Riviera – A Complete Guide – The Touring Club of Italy

    *There have been Hollywood Blockbusters and Italian films made in the region of Tuscany and the coast of Cinque Terre. If

    interested, look here: http://www.italylogue.com/planning-a-trip/10-italian-movie-locations-you-can-visit.html

    http://www.italylogue.com/planning-a-trip/10-italian-movie-locations-you-can-visit.html

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    EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, your local operator, Adventurebug Worldwide can be reached as follows:

    ADVENTUREBUG OFFICE + 34 952 894 308 Matt Butler (Guide) + 34 635 817 819

    Meet Your Local GUIDE

    Matt Butler was born and raised in Canada. He was a former competitive cross country skier, competing at the National and

    International level and a as non-competitive forerunner for the Canadian Olympic Team in Calgary 1988. During his University

    years and beyond, he worked 9 seasons with Canada´s Provincial & National Park service’s – the last 5 postings were at the

    Columbia Icefield Center in Jasper National Park where he designed and led interpretive guide programs. He also worked in

    Public Safety Operations for Parks Canada and contributed to Educational programs and Park conservation efforts in relation to

    glaciology. He later lived and worked as a teacher in Malawi, China, Great Britain and Spain before retiring from the profession

    and returning to his roots - guiding and outoor pursuits leadership training. Matt is the co-founder of Adventurebug Worldwide –

    an active holiday and training company as well as co-founder for Rifcom, a non-profit charity that works with disadvantaged

    youths in rural Morocco. He has published a hiking guide book for the region and when not on projects, shares his home in

    Andalucia, Spain with his English wife Jules, their 3 children, a sandwich loving dog named Ruby and 2 cats.

    SAFETY, RISKS AND HAZARDS

    As participant safety is a high priority for all outdoor, active holidays. Adventurebug Ltd. Incorporates procedures and policies

    developed to attempt to limit participant risk. Participants are expected to work with the leaders to reduce risks and make the

    experience successful for all. Participants should be aware that there are risks associated with outdoor adventure activities,

    including but not limited to adverse weather and environmental conditions, remote locations of our trips, and transportation in

    vehicles, on foot, or by boat.

    Aside from any personal medical problems, participants should be aware of the possibilities of hypothermia, hyperthermia,

    insect bites, altitude sickness, dehydration, sun burn and other hot and cold related problems. You should regularly use sun

    screen and insect repellant, wear long sleeves and pants, take care to be adequately hydrated and bring water on all day trips

    as well as wind/rain gear, warm hat and gloves. Please carefully read and sign the ADVENTUREBUG Participant

    Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Release and Indemnity Agreement and contact us if you have any questions.

    Participants’ understanding of these risks and adherence to our policies and procedures can contribute to making this

    experience rewarding.

    RESERVING A PLACE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

    The land cost of the trip is $2300, plus estimated airfare of $1200-1600. To reserve your place, please contact the trip leader or

    co leader for an application, the Confidential Medical Form and the Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risks & Release and

    Indemnity Agreement. Along with this paperwork you will be required to send to the Leader your deposit of $1,000.00 made out

    to: Ginette Beaudoin. $100.00 of this initial $1,000.00 deposit is a non-refundable administration fee. Once we receive your

    application and other forms and have approved you for the trip, we’ll send you additional information on the trip, including

    planned hikes, equipment lists, and travel tips. The maximum number of participants is 18, so apply early to reserve your place.

    PAYMENT 2 DUE:

    $ 1300 due by June 1, 2017

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

    If you cancel after being accepted for the trip, $100 is non-refundable, but if you cancel after minimally $200 is nonrefundable, if

    (and only if) another person takes your place. We will establish a waiting list. Should another person replace you, you will be

    charged only the $200 cancellation fee. However, your cancellation shall not raise the cost of the trip to any of the participants

    or the leaders. Thus, if you cancel and are not replaced, you will forfeit the $200 plus the per capita expenses already incurred

    and any other unpaid expenses for which the trip cannot obtain a refund. You may forfeit the entire trip fee. Flight tickets once

    purchased become your property and are generally non-refundable. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel

    insurance.

    PLEASE NOTE: The price of the Adventurebug trip is given in good faith based on current tariffs and rates and is subject to

    change. Any tariff, exchange rate increases will be passed on to participants.

    Conversely if the minimum number of participants does not sign up, Adventurebug reserves the right to cancel the trip and

    refund the amounts paid. If the trip is full, we can put your name on a waiting list, or return your deposit.

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    AIR COSTS (ESTIMATED $1200-1600):

    You should not make any booking on your own without consulting the leaders. We will notify you with a list of acceptable flights

    once we know that we have a confirmed trip. Once you purchase tickets, they are wholly owned by you.

    FLIGHTS:

    Flights should leave the USA on October 1st, 2017 for arrival in Florence, Italy on October 2

    nd, 2017 no later than 11AM. The

    return flights should leave Pisa on October 10th

    Trip insurance is recommended, since an illness, accident or death in the family can interfere with your plans. Trip insurance

    can be obtained through your travel agent or the leaders will provide you with choices of approved trip insurance companies.

    TRIP LEADERS:

    LEADER: GINETTE BEAUDOIN

    Ginette has been a member of the AMC since 1988 and has led several day and weekend trips in the White Mountains of NH,

    as well as various parts of Maine. She has led adventure trip in July 2014, July of 2011, August 2012 and July/August to

    Austrian Alps. She has also lead Adventure travel trips to Yosemite National Park, Azores Archipelago, Tuscany and Superior

    Hiking Trail in Minnesota for the AMC. She has participated in numerous AMC Major Excursions to Switzerland and Austria,

    involving hiking and cross country skiing. She has hiked in the Stubai valley as part of a 2006 Major Excursion and hiked to 26

    of the high Alpine Huts throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland. She has hiked all of the NH 4000 footers. Her interests

    include hiking, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, travel, information volunteer for AMC and introducing others to

    outdoor activities.

    ADDRESS: 66 Graham Street, Biddeford, Maine 04005

    PHONE: (207) 294-6302, (207) 590-4431

    EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]

    CO-LEADER: ANNA PANSZCZYK

    Anna is a Boston Chapter INTRO (AMC) Leader. Anna has co lead AMC Adventure Travel trips to Austria, Azores, Yosemite

    National Park, Minnesota and Morocco. Anna leads trips in the White Mountains and most recently led an excursion to Ghost

    Ranch in New Mexico and to Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks in Washington. Anna spends part of each summer

    backpacking as a Sierra Club participant. This is in addition to trips that she takes to all corners of the world! Anna has

    completed SOLO Advanced Wilderness First Aid course as well as CPR training.

    ADDRESS: 22 Alfred Rd, Arlington, MA 02474

    PHONE: (781)-648-2492; (617)-429-2175

    EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]

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