DOLOMITES, LAKE GARDA & VENICE RIDE
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Venice is amazing - it was on my 'to do' list for quite a while, so being able to combine it with an activity holiday was great.
What did you think of your group leader?
Michele was excellent. The guidebook, including maps, and list of hotels provided at the start were also very useful and informative - it would have been possible to find the route and the hotel each day even if you had been separated from the group.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Go for it. The days are a bit more 'full on' than on other trips, not due to the cycling but due to the time spent visiting the cities in the evenings, where there is rather more to see than in cycling holidays in more rural areas. If you want a holiday with more-difficult cycling, chose a different trip, as this was probably the easiest of the 'moderate' grade holidays I've been on, with only one reasonably serious hill on the trip.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Much of the first part of the route, from Bolzano to Rovereto, although on a proper cycle path was also alongside - or just across the river from - a major highway. It may be possible to revise the trip so that more time is spent on country lanes which may give a more enjoyable (and quieter!) journey through the lower parts of the Dolomites.