Carpathian walking and bears

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Watching as many as eight bears from the hide, some as close as 10 metres away.

What did you think of your group leader?

Udo, our leader, was excellent. He led the group in a relaxed and friendly manner and had a good sense of humour. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the people and catered for all abilities

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Perhaps ring up exodus beforehand to find out the age range and ability of the group,

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The accommodation was perfect, and imagine waking up to a a view from the bedroom of a landscape straight from Tolkein. The hotel provided a rich and varied diet and handles special diet needs superbly. We are 70 and 71, fit and used to walking Dartmoor. This trip to the Carpathians was well within our capabilities and would recommend to any who are reasonably fit.