CYCLING THE DALMATIAN COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I was very nervous prior to the holiday about being able to cope with all the uphill rides. I had a real buzz from completing all the rides and loved the challenges they set. Visiting the islands was superb and the scenery made you forget the undulating routes. Having risen to the challenge of the uphills the downhills were exhilarating with truly amazing views.

What did you think of your group leader?

Krsto was excellent. He was supportive to those at the back of the 'peloton'. He was knowledgeable about the places we visited and had a great sense of humour. He made arrangements for us to visit some amazing restaurants. A truly inspirational leader!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I took my own saddle as well as others who also took their own peddles - a good move! Although I had been out cycling prior to the trip the uphills were certainly longer than I had anticipated. To get the most from the trip it would be prudent to do some uphill training prior to the trip. Having said that, the ascents are not particularly steep, just long and the superb scenery and lovely descents make up for all the undulations!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was my first organised group holiday and I have been waxing lyrical to everyone I meet about the whole trip. The cycling was a challenge but on completion of each ride I had a real sense of achievement. The others on my trip were great company and I thoroughly enjoyed cycling with different people at different times. We cycled together, ate together and laughed together - fantastic people. This has been a truly amazing holiday. I am already looking through the Exodus brochure for my next 'challenge'.