Testimonials

 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

 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

 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

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

Chris L

 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

 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

 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

 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

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

Quentin J-S

 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

 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

 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

 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

 Tranquil, inspiring. Incredible in every way. 

Tom H

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

Rebecca E

 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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