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review 8 Mar 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The most memorable was bike riding through rural and more remote areas.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The e-bike tour is quite new for the travel company but it worked really well. We are 59 and 65 respectively and given the heat and, in particular, the state of many of the back roads, were very happy to have the extra electrical assistance. While the bikes on a good road with minimal traffic could go up to 24km/hr, we mostly went not more than about 8km/hr as the roads were in parts very rough. We found 4-5 hours/ day very manageable and a good way to see a lot, and build in a little morning tea stop in a local place - hot sweet milk tea and samosas mainly! That left the rest of the day to sight see or sit with a good book in lovely home stay gardens, feeling satisfied we had had a good physical work out.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we always ate in local non-tourist places and mostly had home stays. The home stays were with better off families, however. Bike riding is relatively low impact though we also had a van that followed around us so no saving environmental impact there.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent - a fantastic and enjoyable 9 day break that gave us a perfect combination of exploring, seeing and learning something new, staying out of cities, meeting some local people and gaining quite a bit of fitness without the pressures of arranging. Our guide and our driver were both excellent and easy, relaxed company which made popping into small dingy looking tea or lunch places really comfortable and fun. They were also very mindful of looking after us well and in particular keeping us to smaller, quieter backroads, which meant we from time to time would load the bikes in the van to avoid busy scarier roads for a few kms at a time. We varied our planned tour to allow a day trip to Munnar to see the tea plantations which had not been planned but was a real highlight - all was very easy to make the change. A great holiday overall and would highly recommend if you are active and curious and enjoy staying away from big cities and tourists.

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