Fantastic cycling experience
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Where to start! To name a few: Riding through Czech Canada (and making it up the hills), riding past the existing check points at the borders, cycling through open pastures and wine country, biking in West Hungary on the off road tracks. Hearing stories of those who attempted to cross the iron curtain.
What did you think of your group leader?
Jan was fantastic. He had a wealth of knowledge and passion for history- almost no question he couldn't answer! His ability to manage 15 different people in our larger than usual group was admirable. He prepped the group each morning to ensure riders were ready for the day- this was helpful.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Do some hill riding before you go- the first 3 days of riding includes some hills. Also be sure to bring attire for all weather conditions- we had rail, hail and shine. Don't be put off by the distances or undulating terrain- you develop fitness as the trip progresses!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I think a second guide would be helpful for larger groups- Jan had his work cut out for him with 15 riders at varying levels of experience and speed.