CYCLING THE DALMATIAN COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were a lot of high points on the trip - sometimes literally: there are some quite tough climbs to get up which gave me a real sense of achievement when they were done. Some of the downhill rides were really exhilerating as well, and the last one in particular was on a stunning road. Swimming in one of the lakes on Mljet was amazing - so quiet and peaceful, and in such clear water - I felt like I could have stayed there forever. Getting to Dubrovnik old town just as the sun was going down and having a guided tour with a wonderful local guide seemed to leave everyone completely enchanted and in love with the place. Having cocktails at the top of the hill above Dubrovnik was beautiful as well. Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik was really good fun too. And, the homestead lunch with the homemade pate was delicious.
What did you think of your group leader?
Ana was great - very organised, very enthusiastic, loads of energy and funny and friendly as well. She was always happy to help and was really approachable.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
There are some pretty big climbs along the way so maybe get a bit of hill practice before you go. Other than that: book it and enjoy it. The week was over in a flash so drink it all in and savour every moment.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I went on my first Exodus trip last year and had an amazing time - after that I knew that I would definitely book another trip with them but always had a slight nagging doubt that it would never be able to live up to the first. Thankfully, I was wrong. This was wonderful as well. I met some fantastic people and seemed to spend a lot of the holiday laughing. Ana, the guide, really helped to make the trip great as well - not only did she keep everyone organised and informed, but she was great fun too. All in all, a fantastic trip that I will remember for a long time.