A huge thank you to The Slow Cyclist team for the most magical, memorable holiday. We were very much looking forward to our holiday in Transylvania but it surpassed all of our high expectations. This was due entirely to The Slow Cyclist and the wonderful unexpected surprises. It was also due to our amazing, knowledgeable, delightful guides. We can’t wait for our next Slow Cyclist holiday. I am recommending you to all our friends.  

Victoria B, 2022

 A very big thank you for a truly wonderful holiday. It was very special to be with our friends in such a beautiful location supported by such professional and engaging people. Congratulations on creating and orchestrating such an amazing experience. 

Clive A

 We had a wonderful week. Every detail had been considered before we arrived and Lori, Adam and Marco were excellent hosts at all times. The cycling was enormous fun and we really enjoyed all the little “extras” that you've have included in the trip. These really helped us to understand the culture and life of Transylvania. 

Mark L, 2022

 What an amazing holiday we had with you this last week. Beyond our expectations and just so much fun. The guides were incredible. We loved every moment. Best holiday ever. Well done to all the team that made it a magical holiday.  

Fiona W, 2022

 What an amazing part of the world is Transylvania and we were blessed with perfect timing for the wildflowers. Your arrangements could not have been better and everyone on the ground was a tribute to you. 

Christoper W-S, 2022

 I just wished to let you know what an absolutely joyous time we had. The team were, quite simply, superb and the most wonderful company. The care and thought that went into every element of our programme, made it very special and memorable. 

Jocelyn S-G, 2022

 Huge thanks for the most wonderful holiday ever. We had a fantastic time, did a lot of laughing, and learnt a lot about that magical, unspoilt part of the world. Thank you, thank you. I will be back. 

Jane R, 2022

 Your team really were so impressive. I will continue too to recommend your trips to anyone I think would enjoy the experience and it will never be a difficult task to do so with passion and authenticity - it is such a brilliant product.  

Tim D, 2022

 I wanted to offer up some constructive criticism but could think of nothing at all, only praise and gratitude for the trip of a lifetime. 

Damian M, 2022

 What another indescribably wonderful holiday. There is something about mountains and sea combined with sun and antiquity, space and mid-twenties temperatures that is truly hard to beat. And the people. Everyone we met and everyone we travelled with were the best. 

Yda M, 2021

 A triumph. The Mani was beyond spectacular. You all looked after us so well and we will remember our time with you forever. Rarely, if ever, have I been so well fed, watered, exercised and educated all at the same time. You have a special formula. Thank you. 

Robbie D, 2021

 It was a real treat for me to relinquish all responsibility and be taken care of. Late October and we lay out in the sun after picnics on the hillside - it was idyllic. Our whole family loved the trip. Huge thanks.  

Miranda M, 2021

 What a fabulous experience you gave us all in Romania – I really don’t know what I expected, but the trip surpassed all preconceived imaginations at every level and your team were just so lovely with nothing too much trouble in ensuring we had a really 5* holiday.  

Susie W, 2021

 The itinerary was wonderful, the guides so empathetic and knowledgeable. The trip surpassed our expectations and believe me they were high! 

Karli P, 2021

 Another epic week with The Slow Cyclist. Zagori was truly amazing. We loved every minute of our latest adventure so a massive thank you to you, The Slow Cyclist and our amazing hosts, Amelia, Josh and Leftie.  

Simon G, 2021

 Another glorious experience with The Slow Cyclist... spectacular in every way. 

Sarah D, 2021

 Our two guides were phenomenal, covering every aspect whether historical, natural or comic! I cannot think how you could improve the tour. Your local producers were also wonderful. We will look forward to travelling with you again. 

Jan G, 2021

 We had a fantastic trip in Transylvania. A beautifully imagined holiday and every inch as good as my sister - who has done both Transylvania and Greece with you - said it would be. I’d like to thank you for all your work and also those on the ground… the unutterably charming and helpful Iancu, the knowledgeable, helpful Sergiu and the hilarious, amazingly efficient and charismatic Hebe. Thank you one and all. 

Alastair R, 2021

 I still feel quite overwhelmed by our experience over the last week. Wow. Zagori was better than we could have ever imagined. From the moment we arrived at the airport all aspects of our trip ahead were dealt with such precision and sensitivity. What an amazing area - stunning and remote, the most wonderful bike rides and walks. Tasos and Vangelis were incredible - huge depth of knowledge and just great people to be around. All brilliantly researched down to the finest detail. All noticed. So in summary we loved every minute and so delighted that we were lucky enough to enjoy our third Slow Cyclist holiday. 

Catherine T, 2021

 The combination of stunning scenery, excellent accommodation, extraordinary planning and a team of guides who certainly went to enormous lengths to make sure that we had a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable time, made for the most wonderful holiday. The humour and ability of the team to gauge our capability and join in with us all, whilst also being so informative, is a tribute to their professionalism. I realise that the planning involved to create such a relaxed atmosphere is immense, thank you. I really cannot think of anything I would change. 

Ed P, 2021

 It was perfect in every way. The area was utterly magical, the mountains splendid, the gorge breathtaking, the villages enchanting, the people friendly and fun. Most of all, The Slow Cyclist team could not have been better, with all four of its members anticipating our every need, whim and mood and reacting both sensitively and quickly down to the tiniest detail. Only criticism? It was over too soon.  

Gerald K, 2020

 It was such a wonderful, extraordinary time you gave us all, one I will never forget. Every single surprise you organised for us was not better than the last but of equal thrill. It goes without saying we never expected such comfortable beds, hot water, delicious food and all the flowing wine you provided. Sergiu’s enthusiasm matched with his knowledge for the history was totally absorbing. Most extraordinary of all was the interaction, laughs and fun we had with you all.  

Helen R, 2020

 Once again many thanks for a quite extraordinary week. It will remain long in the memory bank. It was all totally magical and was beautifully organised. We loved your team. Jaco was inspiring, the locals charming, friendly and on it.  

Mark W, 2020

 Immaculate planning, great staff, wonderful locations, delicious food and stunning scenery! Not sure what you could add to make it better!  

Chris L, 2020

 Everything about it exceeded my hopes. With your knowledge of the countryside and attention to detail you have created something really special. I can't think of a single thing I would change. I was completely captivated by your friends and their hospitality and all the places we stayed in. 

Sarah R-W, 2020

 Second trip with them. Why did we wait four years to do it again? The Zagori trip confirmed what we already knew from Transylvania. Great company of fellow travellers, superb hosts (not your run of the mill guides), impeccable organisation, guest houses and meals somewhere you'd never discover yourself. I feared that if too many people found out about them it would be spoiled, but they're still the best.  

Julian G-J, 2020

 We had a fabulous time in Rwanda with your team. As I’m sure has been said, Jaco was a superb leader. He was constantly positive, helpful and resourceful and always bouncing around - for us! The rest of the team were also a joy and smiling. What an extraordinary country - one giant vegetable garden full off chattering children (and no litter).  

Lucinda W, 2019

 We had a magical and inspiring few days in the heavenly region of Zagori in Northern Greece. The scenery was breathtaking and challenging and our particular group were delightful company. Our hosts and guides were charming company and efficient and made our trip effortless and relaxing. 

Nick W, 2020

 A brilliant holiday. Your organisation was, as always, very impressive and Vangelis and Tasos the best company. 

Quentin J-S, 2020

 You took all the strain, all we had to do was get up the hills Not having to fuss about luggage, plan routes or arrange meals makes for a proper holiday. Your local knowledge was superb and you peppered breathtaking rides with fascinating visits and insights into the history of the region. 

Emma B, 2019

 The Slow Cyclist chooses magical places and then organises the trip with seriously impressive attention to detail and efficiency while managing to keep things charming, original and fun. The people that work for the Slow Cyclist really give so much and succeed in making the experience feel such a one-off. I cannot praise them too highly. We had a ball and came away feeling really quite inspired 

Eithne O-W, 2019

 A fabulous holiday. The scenery, the flowers, the forests, the history, the beauty of it all spoke for itself, but the thought and extra touches that you put in made all the difference. A surprise around nearly every corner. 

Tania R-K, 2019

 Tranquil, inspiring. Incredible in every way. 

Tom H, 2016

 Absolutely amazing. I’m left wondering where on earth I am going to go next that will match this experience. 

Rebecca E, 2015

 What a wonderful trip. Riding through gorgeous forest trails, luxury picnics with delicious food & local wine, lovely guest houses & home cooked meals using truffles found in the forest hours earlier. Transylvania has really got under my skin & it’s all down to The Slow Cyclist. Perfect.  

Kate D

 I couldn’t rate this trip more highly. I’ve travelled a lot, and can safely say that this was the best holiday I’ve ever had. The concept is genuine and well thought through. The local guides are exceptional, wonderful people. 

Nicola B

 Everything about this trip was wonderful. All details were well planned. Mountain bikes were of a high standard. There were different styles of accommodation each night but also always of a high standard. The food was delicious and varied and there were plenty of G&Ts and nice South African wines each night. The countryside in Rwanda was stunning and a delight to travel through. 

Catherine S

 The consensus seems to be that you have set a new benchmark for birthday weekends. Brilliant. 

Paul H

 I regard us as very fortunate and privileged to have spent a few days there and seeing something of the place and it’s people supported by you and your team. Nothing was too much trouble and they made things happen effortlessly. I’m not a cyclist but it’s the only way to really experience a place, unless you walk, and I was struck coming back from Kivu how detached I felt from the place travelling in a car.  

John L

 My holiday in Zagori with the Slow Cyclist reached far beyond my highest expectations. Wonderful guides, gorgeous comfy guest houses with delicious food and unique events put on every day, such as learning how to operate a loom. We had a delicious lunch laid out on a table at the top of a mountain - what views - loved the hikes and bikes.  

Ana G

 I’ve been reflecting on the past week. How amazing it all was. I am slightly averse to group tours by definition so I loved that this trip didn’t feel like one. Thank you for a really incredible experience and one that I will not forget in a hurry. 

Nicky M

 Our time in Zagori exceeded our highest expectations. Beautiful scenery, good food and accommodation, outstanding organisation and above all a brilliant team looking after us. They were so professional but at the same time great fun to be with. E-bikes made even the more challenging hills easily conquerable and the combination of walks and cycling worked really well.  

Sarah T

 Your team was truly exceptional and great fun to be with. We loved their positivity and cheer and nothing was ever too much trouble. I will absolutely be recommending The Slow Cyclist to all my friends. 

Emma P

 Exceptional. I can’t remember ever being so well looked after. 

Felicity N

 A fabulous holiday. Rwanda is a beautiful country with wonderful people and cycling (on an e-bike - highly recommended) was the perfect way to see it. The whole of the slow cyclist team were brilliant, their organisation and planning was immaculate, we could not have been looked after any better and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. 

Sally W

 This is one of the best holidays I have ever been on. The attention to detail of the slow cyclist team sets the bar for any holiday operator. Already planning the next trip. 

Victoria R

 We had a fantastic holiday in Rwanda. We found the country incredibly beautiful and the people exceptionally friendly. However, what made the holiday so enjoyable was the immaculate organisation, professionalism and friendliness of the whole Slow Cyclist team. Nothing was ever too much and they went well beyond what was expected. The trip was planned with imagination and attention to detail. 

John S-T

 The trip was everything I expected and more. Jado, Eric, Mus and Emmy were all great company, wonderful hosts. I would (and already have!) wholeheartedly recommend this trip. And we would love to come again - honestly all of your proposed trips look great (although they will have a hard time beating our experience in Rwanda so the bar has been set very high!) Thank you for your hospitality and company throughout the trip - we loved it all.  

Samantha R

 We absolutely adored every last beautiful minute. Your team are the best. Special mention goes to Jaco, Jado, Godfrey, Emmy, Bosco and Alex, basically all of them, who without exception went above and beyond to facilitate our comfort and happiness. We had the most wonderful time getting to know the team during our cycling chats on the road, listening to Jado’s marvellous singing or their various translations en route with the kids. The whole week was full of laughter and smiles. 

Emma M

 The trip was carefully and competently organized. The staff were top notch. The food and accommodation were both excellent. The bikes were well maintained. The true test of a good trip is none of these. It is the reading on the fun-o-meter. This dial was full on, largely due to the humour and care from the staff. Well done. 

Gerard M

 Fantastic trip to Zagori. Thanks to Bree (chief Rose wine dispenser); Josh (mine of Greek history and a complete Greece nut) and Leftie (bike guru). The attention to detail was amazing, food and accommodation fab, organisation seamless. Nothing was too much trouble. I can't think I've ever had a more "relaxing" holiday, despite the cycling and hiking. The trip was truly a box of delights  

Paul C

 The Slow Cyclist took over the entire management of a 60th birthday celebration for some 42 people with high expectations for accommodation, food and entertainment. In all areas they were outstanding from pick up from remote airport to final delivery to a different one. No problem phased them - all delivered with serene efficiency with a very personal touch. Highly recommended. 

Philippa J

 Et voilà. Pour la seconde fois nous repartons avec the Slow Cyclist. Cette expérience dans les Zagori était inoubliable. Merci à l’équipe de nous avoir fait découvrir ces petits villages si peu touristiques et si magnifiques. Tous les repas était délicieux: chaque cuisinière les concoctait avec amour. L’équipe qui nous accompagnait est incroyablement sympa, nous avons beaucoup riton repartira. 

Philip B

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