What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Arriving at Santiago on Friday eveving.

What did you think of your group leader?

.Great. He coped with difficulties by improvisation and always kept his sense of humour.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Bring warm clothes. I only had cycle shorts and really needed long trousers to ride in especially when we were cycling at higher altitudes. Waterproofs were essential.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

THe bikes were not particularly well maintained with dodgy gears and worn fittings on some. The driver had no spare parts and no spare bikes which seemed incomprehensible. He had to rely on finding bike shops on route to purchase these. There should definitely have been a spare bike available. The trip was made very enjoyable as a result of the guide.