2 independent reviews for Cycling holiday in Greece, Peloponnese and Delphi

Reviews for Cycling holiday in Greece, Peloponnese and Delphi

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review 30 Nov 2020

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

The scenery was stunning and the itinerary was exactly what I wanted. I enjoyed going off the beaten track and finding my way by Garmin GPS. It was really unspoilt countryside with very little traffic, and the weather was perfect for cycling - sunny but not too warm.

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

The great thing about it was that the itinerary was designed specifically for my requirements, but it took several iterations to get exactly what I wanted, so don't be afraid to ask if you'd like something to be changed. The Greek partner company was incredibly friendly and helpful.

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

Given that I was travelling by bike and train my carbon footprint once I arrived in Greece was quite low. I daresay staying in hotels and eating out helped the local economy in a small way.

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

Really enjoyable, surpassed my expectations!

review 25 Sep 2018

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

It's hard to pick just one thing. The rides were great, the selection of archaeological sights was exceptionally well done! My favorite bike ride was going down the mountain from Delphi, my boyfriend's was a couple of days later. Our guides were knowledgeable and fun and always made sure we had fun and customized the trip to suit our interests, frequently without us even having to ask. ("We noticed you liked swimming, so we tried to find beaches near our other rides.")

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

Be vocal about your likes and dislikes, they are happy to accommodate around them. But also: probably do some hill biking before this trip. Greek's "mostly flat" is different from my midwestern US background "mostly flat." Also, bike gloves made the descents a lot easier with the flat bars, both for padding and to absorb some of the hand sweat.

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

All of the hotels, restaurants, and businesses seemed to be locally owned, including the tour company. The guides at the archaeological sites were local, and our tour guides were from the Athens area. I'm not sure about reducing environmental impact, given that we were driven around for the trip.

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

We had an amazing time - top notch! Elpida planned a great trip for us and Dmitris and Costas (names potentially spelled wrong, sorry guys) were amazing to spend a week with. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.

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