A very well organised cycle holiday, full of great experiences and meeting some like minded travellers. The place and people were fantastic and our Guide and Driver helped make the experience memorable.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Just sitting on the pavement in Trinidad listening to some street musicians playing marvellous music - we were their main audience and as a result of our support and applause the crowds gathered!
The way a group of people can gel almost immediately and create friendships that we all know will last long after the trip
The friendliness of the people and stress free approach to enjoying life.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Jose was really incredible. So passionate about his country but also very keen to make sure we had an amazing experience. He was flexible when necessary and managed to squeeze the most out of the opportunities for us to experience Cuba.
Occasionally his briefings were a little long but his humour and enthusiasm were infectious.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
We were advised via Trip Notes and friends that we had to watch for 3 things.
To quote "The food will be bland, the hotels average and take your own toilet paper "
The food was excellent, varied and healthy (I have never felt fitter), the hotels were of a good standard and toilet facilities just fine .
Advice? Make sure you take insect repellant - we did and were grateful .... and high factor suncream.
More advice? Go there!
One extra piece of information - make sure you are fit for cycling, train before you go - it was sometimes demanding in the heat and the last day's hill climb with 30 degree heat was quite tough!
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
I have not travelled with Exodus before (being used to the hard slog of Charity rides) so this was a perfect balance of holiday and cycling. The organisation and itinerary were great - there was really good attention to detail. The coach was air conditioned and our bikes were stored safely on board (the bikes and mechanics were first rate too) and our driver was careful and friendly.
The bottom line for me is that I would definitely use Exodus again.
Thanks for doing such a superb job