CYCLING IN GREECE
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
My husband Michael sang queen's "Bicycle" at the Ampitheatre in the temple of Asklepius at Epidauros which was not only clearly heard by our party in the upper echelons but earned a round of applause from the many other tourists!!!! (He sang because our leader Christiana had pointed out in the excellent background notes that the ancient Greeks were expert at acoustic design and if you spoke from the centre point of the ampitheatre you would be heard clearly in the gods of the open air ampitheatre. She was absolutely right.) Also racing over the tops between Epidavros and Tolo and eating dinner on the beach that night.
What did you think of your group leader?
Our leader Cristiana and her no.2 Cristos were tremendous. This is the first time we have started a cycling holiday with a poem which turned out ot be a prophecy which came true on our trip. They responded to major and minor crisis by keeping us informed acting with the calm of the proverbial swan. They also saved us significant amounts of money by buying lunch through a kitty and negotiating our eveninig menus so that the cost of our food and drink on the holiday was way below the advised amounts in Exodus literature.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Mug up on Aesops Fables! Go on a diet before you set off!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Glad to see you are changing from mountain bikes which were unnecessary to hybrids which will be lighter to ride and the last day of cycling should be rethought. This is our fifth cycle holiday with Exodus all of which we have really enjoyed and is overall ,taking into account cycling accomodation organisation,food and culture, and the door to door nature of the holiday, arguably the best.