What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The contrasts of the trip are incredible. From waking up in a guest house with chickens, cats and dogs running around in the yard, and cows wandering down the main street, to the luxury of a modern hotel in beautiful Bucharest all in one day makes you realise what an wonderful diverse country Romania is.
What did you think of your group leader?
Raluca was our excellent group leader. Always at the back of the group on her bike, carrying supplies and spares, making sure no one got lost or left behind. She was always there to help out and instruct us in our regular briefings and give us snacks at our regroupments. Her knowledge and passion for her country was infectious and I know everyone finished the trip with a greater understanding of the country and its friendly people. She really is a credit to her country.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Leave behind any preconceived ideas about the country and its people. This really is a beautiful place to visit with courteous and friendly people everywhere.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Do not be put off by the cycling element and whether you are fit enough. Our group had cyclists in their 70's who had no problems with the riding. The trip was conducted at a very relaxed pace which gives you more time to enjoy the scenery.