CYCLING IN GREECE
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were many inspirational moments on the trip. Being able to cycle to visit Athen's Acropolis, Mycenae and other great Greek monuments etc. is amazing. For me, the best moment must be having the most wonderful dinner on the beech (10 ft away from the calm water edge) drinking Ouzo after a great day cycling followed by a relaxing swim in the sea.
What did you think of your group leader?
Christinana is a most wondeful leader with great attention to details. She planned out everything so well and the whole trip went without a hitch (no mechanical problems, no waiting around and always, always abel get us to a great restaurant and have the most wonderful food in the evening). She is a great cyclist and we feel so safe cycling as a group with her. The trip turned out to be something like a "foodie" trip as we sampled different type of local food every day. Because we were quite a fast group + we managed to cycle together, we even managed to have time to go for a swim for most days. Christos is also a great cyclist and he looked after us well too and we really appreciated that the luggage were loaded and unloaded daily without fuss and he also get us really yummy trail food and ice cold water enroute which was wonderful.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Don't forget your camera as the historical sites were wonderful and great to visit. We were lucky to have 7 days of blue sky so make sure you bring plenty of sun cream and drinks lots. We also had plenty of chances to go for a dip (the hotels we stayed in either have a pool or right by the sea) so swiming custumes and flip flops are useful.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We had been to a number of Exodus cycling trips before and this one really stands out as the best. We managed cycle all the way (hotel to hotel) without needing to do certain legs using the truck which is quite unusual. The roads were quiet and scenic and there is a daily highlight (either visiting some wonderful historical site or do wine tasting etc.) so it is never dull. The hotels that we stayed in were all very nice and some were family run and very friendly and in great locations. Christiana will tell you the most wonderful stories and the food that we had were just great.