The hills are alive

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Having the lung capacity to complete the hill climbs! The scenery is just spectacular.

What did you think of your group leader?

Alfonso is a very good experienced leader. Sometimes he lead from the start, other times he stayed back with the slower riders (me) and showed us the way back to hotel. Always smiley and encouraging us to do more. Dare I say I might start to like hills, and plan to attempt a few climbs in Aylesbury that i haven't dared to do before. Danny the driver/bike fixer also gave us much needed biking tips!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Train before you come on the trips. I only did an or or so on the weekends and it wasn't enough. Also I have never cycled up that many hills in my entire life. I had hayfever and forgot to take anti-histamine pills, but went to a pharmacy when we got to a town centre. Beautiful flowers everywhere. Bring snacks with you.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Enjoy the rides, and be willing to push yourself.