Cycling in Bosnia and Montenegro
This trip was graded as moderate/challenging and that was spot on! Apart from the first day, every day involved hill climbs and some steep descents. The scenery was magnificent and was ever changing. No one day was the same and my breath was taken away at every twist and turn in the road. Some of the off road section are not for the feint hearted but are easily negotiable with care. Cycling was a fantastic way to see these fabulous countries. A mix of culture was added to the pot through local cuisine and wine tasting.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Every day was different and had its own beauty. However, the final descent into Mostar will never be forgotten. I could not take enough photos on that section. It was absolutely breathtaking! As a personal challenge, the hill climb and 29 hairpins up to the mountains to reach Lovcen National Park was an inspiration to us all. The group had bonded so well and everyone supported each other on this tough section.
What did you think of your group leader?
The group leader, Sabina, was amazing. Her local knowledge and her ability to be in tune with the needs of the whole group, made the trip sensational. Sabina could not do enough for us and her choice of local restaurants was fantastic and we got good value for money. We also had a young, trainee guide with us who had a great sense of humour and was very helpful. Our support vehicle driver, Laurenc, was amazing. He was articulate and eloquent and it was good to hear about the history of these countries from all three.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Dubrovnik is much more expensive than the other countries, especially in the Old Town where prices are hiked. You can get Bosnian currency from ATMs once you arrive there.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
A really memorable trip for me and one of the best groups I have been with.