From the quality of your website (its inspiring & beautiful) as well as informative. The staff were all lovely i spoke. Bridget, Chris. I felt in “good hands” . The kit/packing lists, suggestions for accommodation in Glasgow. Ongoing newsletters. Profiles of the cycle coaches before hand so I knew who would be on holiday with me!
Scott’s picnic replete with a table cloth! Tasty snacks served up in a wicker basket, plastic would have been a bit naff! The cleanliness of our people carrier, Wally & Scotts use of masks in the vehicle. Sometimes Scott, other times Wally riding side by side with me. Wally giving me some lovely tips for getting more power out of my peddles, techniques, road positioning. All great to receive. I’m a safer cyclist as a result of his tips. The relatability of our cycle coaches hosts Wally and Scott. Wally’s knowledge of so much about the landscape the history incredible he added such richness to my trip. Loved his style choices each day of cycling kit, one hot dude!! Green was his colour!! The fact you keep the numbers in the groups small. Eating places you selected were fab. The view from the last hotel bedroom - brought tears to my eyes it was so perfect. Accommodation was lovely.
Accommodation & Food
The hotel in lamlash was very nice. I had a bath which i prefer. The N0.1 Charlotte street in Port Ellen was very clean, breakfast good and excellent sea view, so convenient to go for a swim after a days cycle bliss!!! NO bath though - yes I’m being super fussy but you did ask. ! But the overall decor style was a little uninspiring. Just personal taste really. Hotel Melfort a winnner food fabulous. Best dinner hands down was a t Peatzeeria - can’t remember which town that was in but Wally & Scott will know. I had a pasta dish with white crabmeat and smoked salmon filling in lightly smoked haddock cream sauce….. time stood still……
Out of this world, surpassed any expectations … were we lucky to get these guides or what!! Professional, always - experienced, light hearted fun organised & they worked well together and there was a nice vibe between them.
The Bottom Line
Re-set me for the remainder of the year, felt so well catered for in all departments - my sense of balance restored, the landscape fed my soul the work of the guides meant i could totally relax as they had everything covered and i absolutely knew they had. If you need me to come and try out any new hotels you know where to come!