What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Finding correct route in spite of the misleading route guide and meeting up with fellow-lost travellers Visiting Aquileia and castle at Duino en route  

What did you think of your group leader?

We were all self-led so found our own way. Unfortunately we didn't realise how important it was to spot the tiny route signs which was mentioned at the briefing - we learnt ! ....but at some important crossings these signs were missing

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Don't use the route guides - only use the maps - and also buy large scale maps beforehand and plot the route!  Be prepared to ask for route directions in middle of cities - like Trieste - we did and found help - otherwise we might still be there.  

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Don't cycle on causeway from Mestre to Venice - bad enough by rail.  Be careful getting from Mestre to railway station - not easy at all. This is our second Exodus cycling holiday where subcontractor was Girolibero  - person doing their guides should be replaced. Despite problems - it was an enjoyable tour good weather, mostly quiet lanes, though beware busy roads and maniac motorists