CYCLING THE DALMATIAN COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Great memories: -Completing the climbs on day 1 and 2. -Cycling as close as it gets along the coast line on several occassions. -An amazing Croatian lunch at a family run restaurant in what to me seemed the middle of nowhere. -Dubrovnik early in the morning! I will certainly come back here. -Last but not least: making new friends to go on more Exocus holidays with.
What did you think of your group leader?
Group leader Vlad was great, he doesn't usually does this particular trip, but much more advanced ones. By the end of the week we were all convinced he was super-human. With the patience of angels he made sure the whole group managed most of the rides. He is passionate about his country and encouraged us all to make the most of all opportunties to explore.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Make sure you understand the skill level you need to do this ride, several in the group hadn't and it made the rides a lot harder for them and slower for the overall group. Because we all got on so well, it wasn't an issue in the group I was in, but could have been in a group who were after speed. Know your gears and be aware that you will be cycling 55K, with 2 x 1000m climbs on 2 days and around 35K the other days.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This holiday is in the top 3 of my all time holidays. The surroundings, sunshine, food, people and the feeling of getting fitter with every day, it cannot be beaten, other than by another Exodus holiday possibly....