Undulating around Greece
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Walking up to Mycenae Palace and seeing the spot where Agamemnon sat on his big chair and decided to go and mix it with the Trojans. Impressive, rather than inspirational, was walking up through the Acropolis entrance and emerging on top to see the Parthenon columns soaring above you.
What did you think of your group leader?
Yiannis (leader) and Kristos (driver/mechanic) were a superb team. Yiannis regularly took time out to explain the history and culture of Greece and the sites we visited. This added to the trip. Great sense of humour and made everyone feel involved. Regular briefings to inform and answer questions. A good person all round. Kristos was always there with food, water, help and big, big smiles - nothing was too much for him. Between them they gave you a deep appreciation of Greece and its people.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Don't worry about whether your legs will be OK, because your bum will wear out before your legs. So get some bum on saddle practice. We took our own saddles. We put 50 euros each into a kitty, mainly for lunches - which lasted all week. Kristos did a great job of using this to provide varied snacks and lunches along the way. We ate altogether (15+Yiannis and Kristos) in the evenings and I think this is best. It made for a good atmosphere and I'm sure we enjoyed the food more with the guys to guide us.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Our thanks to all the other group members. It was heart warming the way we all mixed and looked out for one another. No cliques developed, no moaning, and lots of smiles. Great group.