2 independent reviews for Cycling holiday in Morocco

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review 13 Apr 2012

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

Probably the last day's cycling.

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

Be prepared for surprisingly cold weather, specially at night, and rain.

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

I think it probably did benefit local people. I doubt it reduced environmental impact given the 4 flights to get to and from Marrakech from London, and the amount of travel by vehicle that is covered in the trip.

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

On the whole, very enjoyable.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your feedback regarding the above holiday. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback from your trip, and we are delighted to hear that you had a very enjoyable holiday. We have noted your comments regarding the environmental impact as a result of the four flights and the amount of driving on this tour. We would like to assure you that we take Responsible Travel very seriously and we take various steps to minimise the impact we have on the environment, such as, travelling in small groups, offsetting carbon emissions and supporting conservation projects. We also aim to bring employment to the countries we visit by using only local suppliers, family run hotels and local leaders when possible.

review 25 Feb 2007

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

I enjoyed the cycling through Morocco the most. Some of the scenery was stunning in the anti Atlas.

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

The cycling is not that strenuous. And even though the holiday is billed as a cycling trip - to be honest cycling only makes up around 40 per cent of the tour. The rest is either visiting cultural things or transfers in the minibus from one place to the next. If you are a keen cyclist you might want to consider doing a grade C holiday instead. Also worth checking the age of people in the group before you book. Not that I minded but most people seemed to be in their 50s and 60s (20 years older than moi). And that might put some people off.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

It did benefit local people. The hotels we stayed in certainly were not multi-national chains. Plus we ate at locally run restaurants. So money spent did seem to go to the local economy.

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

Overall the holiday was ok/good. But I feel the amount of time spent either sight-seeing or transferring should have been stated more explicitly in the blurb as that made up the larger chunk of the holiday. Not cycling.

Read the operator's response here:

We note this customer's comments and appreciate their feedback. We have thoroughly investigated this matter, both by discussing it with the relevant member of our Operations department and also through liaising with our local agents. Following our investigation, we feel the trip dossier details an accurate representation of the amount of cycling involved in the holiday. However we will monitor future customer feedback on this issue and if necessary we will review the dossier description on this point. Many thanks

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