Susan, Christchurch

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

meeting the challenge of some meaty climbs and longer cycle rides. The changing scenary, the fun and banter between the other members of the group.

What did you think of your group leader?

Radu was a very professional leader and a real motivator. He was informative and able to cater for the wide range of abilities within the group. Somehow he found the energy to be sociable in the evenings and his local knowledge meant he could locate good restaurants.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Read carefully the experience and ability required for the cycling. This trip was rated moderate to challenging which is fair. Sometimes we cycled over 50 miles in some hilly sections. It is not appropriate for cyclists that have little understanding of gears and only cycle occasionally at a leisurely pace.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The hotels were rated 3 and 4 star. Although clean, they were closer to 2 star accommodation by UK standards.