CYCLING IN GREECE
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
This was my first trip to Greece so it was great to fit in seeing a number of the ancient sites. With time on the final day before returning to Athens, I visited the sites at Acrocorinth and Ancient Corinth, which I would recommend. All the cycling was great with a mix of views - both mountain and costal. The afternoon cycle from Epidaurus to Tolos I particularly enjoyed. I really enjoyed seeing Athens, both the Monday morning cycle from the hotel to Pireus (Athens rush hour traffic was an experience !!) and the tour of the Acropolis. I wish I had stayed an extra day or two at the end of the tour as there is so much more I would like to see in the city. The food was particularly good - I would recommend this as a highlight of the trip.
What did you think of your group leader?
Christiana and Christos are both great ambassadors for Greece ! Nothing was too much bother and with great organisational skills and a professional approach I thought they made a great team. I really enjoyed chatting to both of them. It is when you get the chance to have a good old chat with the local guides that it really adds to your insight of the country. This is an important part of the holiday to me so it was great to have such friendly guides to chat to.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
My only problem was that I found the seat on the bike really quite uncomfortable. Even with a gel cover and padded shorts I still found I was getting saddle sore. I have not had this problem before on the 4 previous cycle trips I have been on with Exodus. No one else had a problem so perhaps I was unlucky. But remember your padded shorts and/or gel saddle ! If you can, add a day or two either side of the trip to see more of Athens - loads to see !
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Greece is a wonderful country. I would recommend this trip if you want to experience great contrasting scenery, visits to ancient sites, wonderful food and some great cycling !