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  • 10

    Cycle the Baltics

    A great trip, blending cultural aspects, great sightseeing, exploring the 3 capital cities as well as some nice cycling. Terrain was nice and flat and was within the capability of everyone in our group. Distances were very manageable and there was a minimum of waiting around. Lukas, our guide and the driver were simply outstanding in getting us up on our bikes each day with a minimum of fuss. Fast turnaround time between finishing our cycling and being back on the move again on the bus.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I really enjoyed the Riga and Vilnius walking tours.... It was great to get local insight into the history and the people. As for the cycling... the scenery everywhere was pretty good... cycling by the sea, through Forest, rolling country-side, stopping for lunches in very scenic settings (castles), great seafood and sampling the many potato dishes on offer!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Lukas was outstanding. He handled the group very well, was very attentive to everyone's needs and couldnt' do enough to help. Very knowledgeable about all 3 countries and clearly passionate about his beloved Lithuania!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring rain gear. We were very fortunate to only have experience a small amount of rain while cycling, but the weather is changeable and you could be unlucky and hit a few rain-showers... so be prepared.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I'm happy to recommend the trip. A great balance of health exercise, sightseeing and immersion in different cultures.

  • 8

    Cycling in the Baltics

    Vaida is an exceptional tour guide, I would go on any trip with her. The biking was great and the areas were beautiful. Really get a nice sense of the country. But we had beautiful weather, very lucky. The one thing I would change is the hotel in Kleipeda; it was so terrible it almost ruined the trip for me. Also, vegetarians need to make arrangements - bring protein bars, etc, because it is mostly meat and fish.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Most inspirational moment of the trip was along the roads around Lake Peipsi. Beautiful houses.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    She was exceptional, I would follow her on any trip.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Cycle the Baltics

    A fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of these countries. The cycling is leisurely with frequent stops and comfort breaks. The scenery is varied with forest, coast, beach and countryside. The towns and cities visited have fabulous architecture and superb restaurants. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather for the whole trip and to experience the Jazz and Blues festival at Klepida, not to mention the best tour leader ever.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most moving experience of the trip was being invited to join a young man who was about to propose to his girlfriend in the main square in Vilnius, Eventually 1000 people assembled and witnessed the proposal. She accepted his proposal and everyone was so happy!!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vaida was the best tour leader I have ever had. She was caring and considerate and always concerned for everyone in the group's welfare. She organised everything well including the restaurants which she joined us at each night. Her knowledge of each of everywhere we visited was amazing and nothing was too much trouble for her.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Leave your hairdryer at home they are provided everywhere.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    A really excellent holiday that takes in some amazing countries and scenery. Everything about this holiday was great from the cities of Tallin, Riga and Vilnius to the Curonian Strait, beatiful beaches and lakes galore. The quality of the food and the accommodation was also surprisingly good. 

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    -

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 2

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    A great cycling route let down by very poor quality bikes and an inexperienced leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The view from the hotel rooftop bar in Riga.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Out of his depth.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Expect to eat lots of potatoes and ham.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Make sure the bikes that are supplied are of better quality.

  • 8

    Cycle the Baltics, August 2016

    A very enjoyable trip with great weather - we had sunshine every day. The cycling (for a reasonably fit non-cyclist) was manageable and we arrived in towns and cities in time to see some/most of the major sites.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Baltics themselves - each country and their towns and cities are full of history and culture. I'm definitely going back to see more.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vaida was brilliant - I arrived a day early and she was there to greet me and some other travellers, and she contacted me a couple of days after the tour ended with my transfer arrangements. She really did go the extra mile to ensure we were all happy and sorted.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring bug spray - I was murdered by mozzies. It makes sense to arrive a day early to see Tallinn as there is not enough time on the trip to properly enjoy it.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The food and hotels were better than I expected.

  • 8

    cycling the baltics

    an easy ride

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    nothing in particular it was all interesting

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was excellent very proffesional and hard working. very knowlwdgeable about all 3 countries

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    its not the most demanding of rides

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    no

  • 8

    Biking in the Baltics

    A fun trip as always with a lovely group of people and an excellent leader. Loved all three capitals and the other cities we citied as well as the countryside we cycled through.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling in the Lahemaa National Park to the lovely Park Hotel. Cycling along the Curonian Spit. All 3 capitals especially Riga and Villnius. Tallin was a little spoilt by the noisy hen/stag parties and the cruise shippers.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vaida was excellent - Knowledgeable about all 3 countries not just her own, with excellent English, and a really friendly fun way about her. Our first driver/mechanic Edgar was also excellent despite speaking no English.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Would recommend anyone who is gluten and dairy-free take some breakfast food with you if like me you like a traditional as opposed to continental breakfast. Also the airline didn't provide any food despite Exodus specifying my dietary needs.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would recommend the trip avoids Tallin on a weekend or changes hotel to one less noisy.

  • 10

    Cycle the Baltics

    A most enjoyable and informative holiday. The tour leader Lukas was very knowledgeable on the history of the three countries and was passionate in sharing that knowledge.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling through villages where the locals were all industriast in growing flowers and vegetables in their very tidy and neatly laid out gardens.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Lukas was exceptional in the amount of knowledge that he had to hand each day, in respect of which ever country we were in at the time. He was always conscious of health &amp; safety and aware of the various abilities of his group. Lukas was anxious that we were informed of the best eating places and went the extra mile by taking us to them and joining us on several occasions.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure that you choose a holiday suited to your ability if looking for an adventure holiday, this will ensure that you and your fellow travellers take the most enjoyment on offer.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The Baltic cycle ride was an education and most enjoyable, some days had some rather long distances with very similar scenery and conditions (tall pine trees) . I would have preferred more stops if possible in villages etc.

  • 8

    Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

    I had always wanted to visit the Amalfi Coast and wasn't disappointed. The weather was sunny and warm all week, despite it being late October. The hotel staff were fab, the food plentiful and of a really high quality - and they catered brilliantly for my gluten/dairy free dietary requirements.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    We visited all of the main sights and had knowledgeable but fun guides at both Pompeii and Vesuvius. Herculaneum was another highlight, as was the the Walk of the Gods.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio was great - really knowledgeable about the area with excellent English. He also rearranged the itinerary to ensure we got to Capri as the ferries were stopping running that week. He also arranged for us to join the hiking group staying at the same hotel to save us money on a trip to Pompeii.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Wear hiking boots on the Walk of the Gods, not just waking shoes.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 4

    Cycle the Baltics

    Cycling along the coast

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Lucas was a very informed personable leader: The Coach driver, who's name I have forgotten was fantastic, helpful, safe, always ready to adjust the bikes

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Try to have more lunch time picnics: too much time wasted on long lunch breaks

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Transfers far too long and the heavy German back pedal brake bikes need to be replaced

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    Cycling the Baltics

    Cycling in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for 10 days.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Holocoust Museum in Lithuania, just outside Vilnius was absolutely humbling and eye-opening. This history was not something I was aware of and the museum was extensive about the history of the Lithuanian Jewish people's treatment at the hands of the Nazis, as well as the Lithuanian people's struggles and persecution during the Soviet occupation.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Lukas was great. He was so knowledgable about the Region and shared it enthusiastically. He made sure everything went smoothly and that everyone arrived at their destination.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you bring bug spray for the first days of cycling in the National park in Estonia. Also, make sure you have rain gear.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip was great. Not too physical, but at the same time enough cycling every day. This is a perfect trip for a balance between culture and activity.

  • 10

    Cycle the Baltics

    Just as explained in the brochure enhanced by our wonderful tour leader, Simon. From the fairy-tale castles, westernised beauty of Talinn we cycled through lush forested paths to Riga and the wonderful Old Town of Vilnius. It was eerie actually being in a spot where the Iron Curtain once was and having it brought to mind how close the Russian bear actually lurks. Our guide was able to explain to us the sad history of the Baltic nations on one hand and the resilience of a most beautiful wonderful people on the other. A great group of fellow cyclists led to the enjoyment of delicious food, eclectic B&amp;B s and an amazing culture.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Feeling the resilience and hope of such wonderful people in countries historically neglected by the Western democracies. The passion of our tour leader Simon and our wonderful guide, Ira.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader, Simon, was extraordinary. In all instances he went beyond the call of duty to make everyone feel like a valuable member of our group and as such our group's convivial nature was enhanced. Simon told us wonderful tales of Lithuanian folklore and he even sang for us in his rich voice. Simon took in consideration the weather etc and was ready to alter situations as per daily requirements, if necessary. He went out of his way to find us local tour guides in Riga and Vilnius who passionately (especially in Riga) recounted the history of their country as we toured each country's respective Old Town. Simon was probably the greatest reason the trip was such a success.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Even though terrain was definitely leisurely- moderate, the most proficient cyclist of our group admitted the history and positives of the cycle far our weighed the lack of challenge. Nevertheless, we had great fun enjoying the fun a flat our fun cycle on a relatively flat terrain. Go - enjoy the culture, food and history of the Baltic Nations.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    One of my best trips ever.

  • 8

    Cycle the Baltics

    Cycled and toured with a great group of travelers. Despite the occasional rain and cold, we managed to see quite a bit and explore new places. The accommodations were conveniently located to important places of interest and restaurants; liked the fact that we stayed in almost all the hotels for at least two consecutive nights.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Visiting the Vilnius Jewish ghetto and synagogue and imagining how life was during the war.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Lukas was attentive to all our needs and very knowledgeable about the places we visited. He always addressed our concerns promptly and appropriately. He just needs to relax more!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Keep a close eye on the weather reports and pack accordingly.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Baltic Cycle Tour

    I did the first one back around 2002. It was fantastic. I had a great time. I shared my accom with a Scot from Glasgow, who was an interesting character, I'll leave it at that. We started in Vilnius and ended in Tallinn. By the look of the 2016 course guide it looks similar to 2002, just in reverse. There were only 5 of us, including Paulius our local leader from Klaepedia. The scenery was great. Lots of stone cottages, stone walls and roosting storks on farmhouse chimneys. The pace was nice and easy, no big hills to negotiate although a few long gradual climbs, that got the cardio system pumping. Back then you needed a separate visa to enter Latvia, but not the other 2 countries. This may have changed, if not don't think you can wing it at the border. It cost me a lost day in Vilnius, Lithuania while I negotiated with the Latvian embassy to get a visa after paying "an emergency process fee" in USD to the official who finally issued my visa.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Making contact with my relatives in Lithuania for the 1st time, and then meeting up them after the cycling tour was over and having a fantastic time with my uncle, aunts, cousins and their kids.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was excellent.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Probably covered it in my summary

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    No

  • 2

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    A great cycling route let down by very poor quality bikes and an inexperienced leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The view from the hotel rooftop bar in Riga.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Out of his depth.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Expect to eat lots of potatoes and ham.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Make sure the bikes that are supplied are of better quality.

  • 10

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    This trip provides an informative, especially from a historical and political perspective, insight into the Baltic States. Experience it for yourself now and your perspective will change. Plus these countries will change and evolve in the coming years. The relaxed but still very busy trip, combines a balanced mix of exercise, scenery, history, architechture and an introduction to the three countries.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The cycle ride down the Curonian Spit a Unesco site.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Because of circumstances we had two guides (Polish) who spoke perfect English and were well versed especially from an historical point of view.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You will not be totally fed on dumplings and pork. The food may come as a surprise as will the quality of the accommodation

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    A well planned trip visiting the three Baltic Countries which have successfully emerged from being states of the USSR and now showing their individual characteristics. Cycling is an ideal way to see the Countries away from the big cities.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Countryside is mostly flat and the traffic light so cycling was not a problem and we did not cycle in any of the large cities. The distances of a maximum of 50kms per day were easily manageable. I am not a cyclist but a runner and although I had done some cycle training before the holiday, I had no problem with the cycling. A measure of fitness is required for this trip. The Cities of Tallinn, Riga and Villinius are interesting and my only criticism of the trip is that insufficient time was allowed to visit these places and if you have the time available, I would recommend arriving a day earlier than the trip and leaving a day later. The tour araound Cecis Casle could be dropped in favour of an earlier departure for Riga.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    We had two Group Leaders, Petyr met us in Tallinn and stayed to Lielupa and then Tomas took over for the remainder of the trip. Both Leaders were satisfactory but lacked the sprak of enthusiasm usually associated wth Exodus leaders.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just as you are approaching Klaipeda you use a cycle track which is fast but a post has been broken off leaving about three inches protruding in the middle of the track. I did not see it and fell off the cycle breaking my collar bone and severely bruising myself. The Lithuanian A&E was excellent and I did not have to pay anything as I had the E111 card. Beware of that post, I am sure that all the potential leaders of this trip will be warned of its existence now and hopefully the local Company are putting pressure on the Klapedia authorities to saw off the post to ground level.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This is a very well planned trip which is still in its first year of operation for Exodus and with just a few modifications to allow greater time in the Cities would make it a first class trip. The Hotels were excellent throughout and the food served of a high quality and the restaurants always took great care in the presentation of the meals. Another very enjoyable Exodus trip.

  • 4

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    Good trip for covering 3 countries in 11 days but very disappointing to find that the terrain was extremely flat so certainly not moderate in terms of difficulty.  Should be regraded to easy.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Picturesque towns and cities in all 3 countries and staying at a Manor House in Estonia.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Piotr was a good leader with clear instructions.  Thomas replaced Piotr for the second half of the trip so although he bonded with the group quickly some members of the group decided to do their own thing which led to a widely dispersed group which was harder to handle.  

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Good trip for those who like flat terrain and virtually no hills.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Need to rearrange the content of day 9 which was very dull!  Initial 4km on loose shale backroads was dangerous and very unenjoyable even for very experienced riders.  For the inexperienced riders, one fell off and the rest walked it.  Trip to bird museum was not hugely popular other than to visit the toilet!  Rest of day was dull flat riding with little to see other than the odd stork.  Would be better to reroute and get to Trakai and Vilnius earlier to spend more time in interesting places.

  • 10

    CYCLE THE BALTICS

    A really excellent holiday that takes in some amazing countries and scenery. Everything about this holiday was great from the cities of Tallin, Riga and Vilnius to the Curonian Strait, beatiful beaches and lakes galore. The quality of the food and the accommodation was also surprisingly good. 

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

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