CYCLING THE DALMATIAN COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The team spirit which helped me finish the 10.5km climb on the first day! The group were a continued source of inspiration and humour. Loading our bikes onto the roof of the ferry to Mjet and swimming in the crystal clear waters was a wonderfully relaxing and fun day. The outstanding views on the long descents!
What did you think of your group leader?
Bojan was very organised and it was great to be able to concentrate on the cycling knowing that everything else was sorted out. He soon tuned into the groups rather wick sense of humour! He also took us to some great restaurants and a great cocktail bar with fantastic views (don't wear a skirt for the first night in Korcula!). The traditional lunch and the traditional dinner were probably my favourite meals. ...and Boris was our trusty van driver!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
As this was my first cycling trip I was worried whether I was as fit enough and tried to follow (most of) the fitness plan on the website. I am glad that I did otherwise I don't think that I would have made it up the 10.5km climb on the first day. The second day we did the 55km practically in one go, only stopping for a couple of quick drink stops, so that we could catch the 1pm ferry. The first two days were more challenging than I had expected but the rest of the week was much easier going. There was a steep descent on fairly narrow lanes and also a descent with tight bends with no barriers in places where there were some drops. For these reasons I think you need to be a fairly confident rider to really enjoy this trip. One point to note is that although there is van cover, it tends to be on an all or nothing basis for each leg and the van does not follow on behind in case you change your mind.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Just go and be inspired!