CYCLE CILENTO & AMALFI COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Realising that I'd got to the top of the hardest hill of the week without thinking about it!
What did you think of your group leader?
Paulo was quite reserved in talking about himself but, as a leader of a group, he was excellent in sharing his local knowledge and keeping the group together. He could, I suppose, have circled round to the back of the group more rather than always riding out front, to make sure all of the group got maximum enjoyment from the trip. On the last free day on the trip, Paulo even took a group of us walking in the forests behind Amalfi which was beautiful and which we wouldn't have found without him
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
This is not a trip for those who only cycle down to the shops at home a couple of times a week - the hills are challenging and you've got to want to conquer them rather than being annoyed by their being there. A couple of people on the trip only cycled the first day and then took up the whole of the possible recovery space for cyclists in the support vehicle
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The best bit about this trip was the group of cyclists with whom we cycled for the week, full of experiences from other trips and such great fun to be with. I am hoping to do the Sardinia trip next year but I hear that the bikes used there are awful so that is putting me off. One of the main reasons that we use Exodus is the locations of trips but we also like that this is a complete package including flights, transfers, bike hire, support vehicle, guide and