CYCLING THE DALMATIAN COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Cycling through the vineyards and down amazing coastal roads with unbeatable views of clear turquoise water, and smelling the lavender and rosemary as we whizzed by. Followed by a lovely cold beer and a bit of banter. One of the days when we had lovely cycling, followed by lunch (amazingly sophisticated home made cheeses and meats, desserts and grappa) under a vine-covered café in the mountains, then later an amazing dinner in an agroturism restaurant in the country with their home grown food and wine. The islands were really special, and not all spoiled by mass tourism.
What did you think of your group leader?
Went the extra mile for her group, shared her favourite places with us. Full of energy, and did everything she could to make sure that we had the very best time possible, including running down the street to buy us crisps to have with our beers!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Be aware that July is incredibly hot, and if you aren't really fit and/or don't do well in the heat, then it may not be the best time to do this cycling trip, May/June or September would probably be better. And though the holiday is graded moderate, some of the hills are challenging. You can go on the support bus at times (as I did) but get into training first.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
One of the best and most memorable holidays I have ever had. Croatia was amazing and magical, and my group was great, and I would definitely go back (and I intend to!). This is the first Exodus holiday I have had, and I had a really good experience of the company, no complaints.