What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The ride along the Amalfi Coast towards Positano was one of the most spectacular stretches of road that I have ever ridden on with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. There were plenty of short climbs but the views helped to take my mind off this, particularly looking across to the island of Capri. One evening we took a boat from Amalfi to an isolated beach restaurant. The food was excellent and the whole thing was a unique experience which rounded off the week nicely.

What did you think of your group leader?

Peter was excellent. He was very friendly and helpful and quickly became part of the group. He had excellent local knowledge having lived in the area for 17 years and he took the opportunity to show us a few of his favourite little secrets along the way. These were a very pleasant surprise.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

We had one very wet day which was a surprise at this time of year, so don't forget a lightweight waterproof jacket. That said, the rest of the week had fantastic weather and was an ideal temperature for cycling. Try and find the energy for the optional extra climbs, as the scenery is excellent from these and it felt rewarding to complete them.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would definitely recommend this trip, not only for the spectacular cycling but for a great insight into Southern Italian culture.