Spectacular place to ride!

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Bumping into a couple of local professional riders at the top of two different big climbs. We saw Michael Matthews on the Madone and Richie Porte on the Col du Braus. It was quite surreal to see Matthews on TV wearing the pink leaders jersey of the Giro d'Italia less than a week later!!

What did you think of your group leader?

He was excellent, with good local knowledge, a passion for cycling, and a van full of tasty snacks! The trip ran very smoothly, much of which was down to his hard work throughout the week.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Try and get some riding done before the trip as the climbs shouldn't be underestimated. They are lower than in the Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites, but remember than many of them do start from sea level!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I can't recommend this one enough.