Well organised, well executed tour with a great bunch of people in one of the most beautiful parts of the world in which to peddle.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
- Making it across Chapmans Peak and then relishing the stunning views and swooping downhills on the other side.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Tallis was first class and especially adept at managing the varying skill and fitness levels of the participants so that the strugglers like me were able to complete 99% of the distance, while the fitter folks had the opportunity to do their thing as a faster pace or over a longer distance.
He and Sufiso made an excellent team: between them they cooked for us just brilliantly, ironed out any issues with accomodation and generally created a situation which could get on and enjoy the trip with them taking care of all the hassle. Very grateful, guys!
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
My fitter friends may disagree, but to my mind this trip is at the more challenging end of Moderate. Don't let that put you off, if like me you are knocking on a bit, but spend a few more hours working on your fitness level before you leave. You will be amply rewarded for the extra effort....
Bottom line: it's a great trip, just go for it!!
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
Exodus, you gotta do something about those bikes: i understand the finance folks want to sweat the assets, but the charge for hire is not trvial and the bikes are not up to the standard of the rest of the package. I bought a Trek 4500 a few months ahead of the trip and it's a couple of hundred percent better than the alleged Trek 4500 you provided in South Africa.
Again, i would not want to anybody off travelling with you on account of the bikes, but you owe it to your reputation and brand to provide equipment that matches up to the marketing.....