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Reisbegeleiding 9,0
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Overnachtingen 8,2
Reisroute 8,4
9.7 6 beoordelingen
  • 10

    Great Way To Spend a European Holiday

    A well supported challenging mix of rides in an iconic &amp; historic area of NE Italy / Southern France

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The daily achievements of putting a stamp on a tough ride with the satisfaction of looking over the picturesque areas we had just ridden.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Great, well lead tour by Vincent, excellent local knowledge, he was able to anticipate and assess the need of each of the group to ensure we all could make the most of the time we had on tour.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't think about it, just do it!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Great time!!!

    A fantastic week with equally fantasic weather &amp; a great guide (Vincent) with well thought out routes, excellent stop over towns &amp; hotels &amp; a variety of riding. Staying in some places for 2 x nights is also a great idea &amp; chance for a littel respite &amp; get to know a town better! The small town villages are just the best!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Making it through &amp; all of the amazing towns we visited. These trips that move from place to place are just inspiring, the sort of thing you probably wouldn't do on your own as all of your luggage is transported ahead and being fully supported on the ride &amp; leaving just to pedal being the priority is a total luxury!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Fantastic! Vincent was most accommodating in all areas! He was very well prepared for daily briefings, details of navigation, timings and directions into busier traffic towns (where possible, escorting us in behind the van, ensuring everyone was accounted for &amp; waited for as necessary) and his fluent language skills necessary for our interpretation! Nothing was a problem!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    A fantastic trip that explored roads that may not always be included on the more 'major tourist mapped rides'; a really great route &amp; fantastic support!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    From start to finish Exodus (&amp; our guide Vincent) have been fabulous to deal with! A highly recommended trip! Enjoy!

  • 10

    Spectacular place to ride!

    Fantastic mix of coastal and mountainous riding. Plenty of challenging climbs and fast descents, mostly on quiet roads through the foothills of the alps. Add in a lovely group plus fantastic food and drink and this made for a fabulous early season trip.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Bumping into a couple of local professional riders at the top of two different big climbs. We saw Michael Matthews on the Madone and Richie Porte on the Col du Braus. It was quite surreal to see Matthews on TV wearing the pink leaders jersey of the Giro d'Italia less than a week later!!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was excellent, with good local knowledge, a passion for cycling, and a van full of tasty snacks! The trip ran very smoothly, much of which was down to his hard work throughout the week.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Try and get some riding done before the trip as the climbs shouldn't be underestimated. They are lower than in the Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites, but remember than many of them do start from sea level!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I can't recommend this one enough.

  • 10

    San Remo to Nice

    For a novice (never been on a cycling holiday before or competed in any events) this was a tough but fantastic break. Unbelievable scenery, unseasonably warm weather and a knowledgeable guide made for a great trip that has given me an appetite for more. Hotels were as advertised but with genial staff who housed the bikes during the evenings. My only drawback would be the flights. Taking that out of the equation I'd certainly recommend you take up the challenge.....

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Surviving day 4 and the group letting me sit at the head of the "snake" into Vence.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bertrand had wealth of local knowledge which was great to draw on, and the site of the van part way up some of the climbs was more than welcome. He was more than willing to pitch in and help fix the bikes if needed or locate bits we asked for - greatly appreciated!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As an absolute novice I thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew but was lucky to have a good base fitness from running in the hills. The only thing I'd say is for those in a similar position is try something easier first and then go for this

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  • 10

    Unforgettable San Remo to Nice Ride

    The daily distance was never going to be the challenge. Averaging 37 miles (60km) a day was fine but there were other factors I did not appreciate before setting off. Keeping your concentration on the roads when there are stunning vistas all around, is tricky. Finding a way to capture a photograph from the best possible angle is another unforeseen problem. Trying to get back on the bike after an incredibly delicious 3 course lunch of fresh local produce is possibly the hardest task. But you forget all these things when you’re riding. I had to pinch myself several times at the rewards of a summit finish. Some of the climbs were tough but the gearing on our BMC Teammachine CLR03 was perfect. None of the gradients ever got above 9% and were generally steady climbs on quiet roads where it would be easy to stop for a photo or have a rest. Our cycling started when we rode up the famous Poggio climb; the ascent felt easy as it is not steep and the knee felt good. This continued throughout the week and a great sense of achievement awaited us all as everyone got to the top of the various cols, mountains and hills. Being first to the top of the climb to Saint Aignes gave me a few minutes on my own to enjoy the breath-taking panorama – definitely one of the many highlights of the tour.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    At the end of the week, we poured over our top 3 moments on the tour and most people shared the same views. The food, the group dynamic and being able to complete all of the cycling were common answers. My magic moment definitely came on those silent few minutes at Saint Aignes. Looking down on the switchbacks I had ridden up, seeing the start point in Menton and further in the distance, the Mediterranean Sea was something I will never forget.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bertrand was very French and was always driving ahead or staying behind us to keep an eye out for hazards or set up a snack/drink stop. It was useful to arrive early and meet him as this gave me time to realise that I forgot my water bottles and discover that my bike computer mount didn’t fit on the bars. A bit stressed at my own mistakes, I asked Bertrand what I could do. He pointed me in the direction of the friendly local bike shop in San Remo along the fantastic cycle path and 15 minutes later, I was all set for the following morning.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Measure your bike at home if you are renting the local one through Exodus so that you have a good starting point to ride. Take your own saddle and pedals. Take enough cycling clothes to wear a fresh set every day.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    With 6 days of cycling, at least one big climb every day, a heavier bike than I was used to and carrying a knee injury from a crash two weeks before departure, it’s fair to say that I was very worried about completing the cycling part of this trip. I knew that I would be able to eat everything on offer – I am very good at that - but sitting in the Challenging/Tough bracket of Exodus’ grading system, hills can be unforgiving and you need to be physically fit enough for the demands. Our party was a mixed bag; three 60-something year old friends from the USA, a young English pair of friends who were keen runners rather than obsessive cyclists (one didn’t have cleats), a couple from New Zealand, 2 Australians looking for warm weather cycling, a solo American and myself. All sorts of different backgrounds and abilities were represented but we all got on well. There was a little competitiveness here and there but the group mostly looked out for and encouraged each other. Jane, the girl without cycling shoes, got stronger and stronger throughout the week and was one of the quicker climbers in the bunch. Advice and information was shared with each other and passed around freely and willingly. Improvements were made by everyone and nobody really got in the support van.

  • 8

    Fabulous group spirit - superb rides - let down by accommodation and breakfasts on offer

    A superb team spirit taking care of everyone I. The group regardless of fitness level or previous experience. Fabulous selection of rides in amazing country side in the back country of the French Riviera. However the trip was let down by the choice of accommodation Which wS disappointing to say the least ( with the exception of Vence). For those if us who had paid a hefty single supplement it was not worth it as our rooms in San Remo and Nice were little more than shoe boxes and not a up to even 2 star standard. The breakfasts in all hotels except in Vence were poor and not what a serious rider would expect. No porridge fruit or yoghurt just some dry bread and croissants even the fruit in San Remo was rotten. Lastly the lovely tour leader Bertrand was overworked with having to manage a Group of 10. Fix bikes. Sweep the road for the weaker riders and give clear and precise instructions and road directions all At the same time . There should. E. Driver AND a tour leader riding with the group. Being the weakest (and oldest ) in the group I found myself too ofte. TrAiling behind and despairing if I was on the right track. Despite my fluent French! To sumerise : better accommodation, better breakfasts and a tour leader who leads from within with a driver who drives!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Getting to the col de la madone!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bertrand is typically French Very knowledgable. Struggles with English and has sometimes trouble to explain things clearly and concisely

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't pay for a single room. You will get the worst room in the hotel!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Need better accommodation , otherwise not value for money as you have to pAy for all meals, coffee breaks and drinks yourself !

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