IN THE PRESS
In 2019 self-confessed grecophile Russel Herneman joined one of our first set-date departures to Zagori in remote north-wesrt Greece. He wrote about his experiences in The Times.
In the summer of 2018 freelance journalist Nigel Tisdall joined one of our set-date departures to Transylvania.
Describing her time with us in 2018 as one of her "best trips of last year," Pamela Goodman recommended our Transylvanian journey as one of seven memorable trips to take in 2019.
In 2009, Oli Broom gave up his job in London and decided to cycle to Australia in time to watch the first Test in the Ashes cricket series between England and the Aussies. The thing was, the first ball was due to be bowled a full 14 months after he first turned the pedals to leave London. Riding around 100 kilometres a day, an incredible adventure took him right round the world in 412 days and led him to a new career (listen from around 48 minutes to hear Oli)
In May 2018 we were delighted to host Pamela Goodman, Travel Editor of House & Garden, and a group of her very well travelled friends. We were just as happy that she loved the place, and saw fit to say that she’d return in a heartbeat. Pamela chose to travel in a private group, which is how most of our guests in Romania tend to travel. If you’d like to do the same please do get in touch.
India Dowley & Mark Leaver from Suitcase joined us in Transylvania in July 2018 and enjoyed a week travelling by bike and on foot with other guests in their 20s and 30s. It was the first in a series of pared-back journeys suitable for a younger age-group, and we’re excited about running more similar adventures in the summer of 2019. If you’d like to join one, please do get in touch.
When The Spectator commissioned Romania-based journalist Stephen McGrath to undertake a piece about Romania’s under-appreciated delights, we were delighted that he came to us as the region’s foremost purveyor of finely crafted bike and walking journeys. Stephen has a house in one of the Saxon villages we pass through on many of our journeys and if you want to see the place he calls home, and the very special region we love so much, please do get in touch.
In 2016 travel journalist Will Hide spent a few days with our Founder Oli Broom exploring Viscri, the village that first attracted Prince Charles to the region, and various other villages in Saxon Transylvania. He came in May, during peak wildflower season. If you are interested in travelling to Saxon Transylvania during the wildflower season please do get in touch.
In January 2017 our Transylvanian cycling adventure was listed by The Guardian as one of the best European adventure holidays. All we can say is that since then, our trips to the region have got a whole lot better so if you’re interested in joining us please do get in touch.
In 2016 & 2017, our Founder & MD Oli – and his family – spent much of their time living in Mesendorf, a tiny, remote village in Transylvania. Oli was asked by Tom Hodgkinson, Editor of The Idler, to write about his time there and it gives a pretty good idea about the place, and what makes it so special.
In February 2016 Will Hide joined Oli Broom and a group of slow - albeit fit - cyclists in the Land of a Thousand Hills and saw, for the first time, a mountain gorilla in the wild. Our Rwandan adventures have changed hugely since those early days, but the essence of the place remains. It’s a land of lush green hills and smoking volcanoes that is home to some of the friendliest people on the continent.