What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The first view of Lake Garda was truly stunning (and the descent to the shore). The quality of cycle routes was superior to anything we have in the North East. Venice was better than I expected, as were all our cultural experiences (the covered walkway from the hotel in Vicenza was stunning) The misty morning ride along the waterway as we left the bustle of Verona  

What did you think of your group leader?

Michela was one of the best tour leaders we've ever had. a constant smile, excellent English and more than enough knowlege for a bunch of cyclists. He never wore the same cycle jersey twice - very colourful!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Go and enjoy it! Bring lots of money for Venice and visit very early on the last day to avoid the crowds.