Venice to Porec
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Many other riders from several countries are doing this route with the same land agents and their company was great. Finding our way with the directions provided was sometimes a challenge but it was great when it worked.
What did you think of your group leader?
N/A as self led
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
We always buy maps of an area before any departure and mark up the route, even if guided. This helps to show what is happening and especially helps when self guided routes are not totally correct. The trip was stated on the Exodus website as 100% on tarmac which we found to be incorrect, although trip notes stated some off road. At least the route maps provided showed off road sections. As we were not on mountain bikes we then used our own maps to detour round one or two long off road sections.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We agree with previous comments that in spite of (or maybe because) the land agent is providing tours for several companies, they did not always meet our expectations. This is a tough commercial world and other land agents would surely be willing to replace them. The website states some gentle ascents. On the last day there are some tough hills, which most people finished up walking.