CONTRASTS OF CATALUNYA CYCLING

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Despite not cycling much in the UK, we managed the distances easily, although I was sometimes defeated by the hills - the countryside is NOT 'pancake flat' as described on the website and my legs protested. However, it was a great feeling not to have to dismount all the time! 

What did you think of your group leader?

Alan's route notes were very detailed so no chance of getting lost (although if you need reading glasses you will be stopping frequently to check them).  On the rest days, there were several route suggestions. He also very kindly came to pick us up earlier than scheduled, thus avoiding a wait of several hours at Flaca station.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Be prepared for some hills! Despite the breeze, we were sweaty and red-faced when we arrived at the hotels (all of which were up a hill) but a quick shower and a swim restored us. You may wish to take gel saddles!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The route notes would be easier to read while cycling if they went across the page, instead of in two columns, and if they were in a larger font than 10 pt.