What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Cesky Krumlov.  Rolling hills and pretty towns of Czech Republic, painted caves of vineyard near Austrian border.  The wine at the painted vineyard (buy it!).  The relics of the Iron Curtain were very moving.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our guide, Anna, constantly went the extra mile to make our holiday a great experience and was open to any suggestions that we made.    I particularly appreciated her historical knowledge and also her apparent ability to book the group  into good restaurants at short notice, which cannot be easy.  A good dinner at the end of a long day on the bike makes a big difference.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

When packing, be aware that the hotels do not always have lifts.  Take a rucksack or something you can carry up two flights of stairs!