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Road Cycle Tour of Toubkal
By: Louise Buttery, Cumbria, UK
Excellent work by Mustafa, during the first day in snow he had a good frame of mind and energy which improved our spirits and did this throughout the trip. He gave us information on the local area. Excellent leadership, I'd happily spend time on another trip with Mustafa leading.
We also had Jo on the trip, who has the amazing ability to switch between being completely hilarious to being utterly professional. Both these being brilliant characteristics in such a group situation. Her presence really improved the trip and was much appreciated by everyone.
Turkish Mountain Bike Delight
By: Joany Verschuuren & Mark Tamminga, Ontario, Canada
The food was, without exception, fantastic. Mehmet was a terrific guide andKadir offered bike support well beyond excellent! Highly recommend this tour and this outfitter.
Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu Mountain Bike Tour
By: Diana Pinto, Colombia
Carlos proved to be an excellent biking leader, as well as a knowledgeable tour guide. He showed an understanding of biking strenghts and weaknesses of each group member and was able to coch each person accordingly.
I most enjoyed being able to contribute to the development of local tourism, in particular of communities such as the Uros Indians and Llachon.
Morocco - Off-Road Around Mount Toubkal
By: Robin O'Dowd, Brampton, Cumbria
The food was good and the support crew were eager to cater for our dietary needs. Following requests they provided porridge, banana's and pasta for breakfast. The meals provided during the trip were generally of good quality. The crew and local guide were easy going, very considerate and eager to ensure we had a good trip. Our trip leader was excellent, he was prompt in addressing any issues and made the trip very enjoyable. The trip was as expected - full on days with the experience of being in a different culture. One of the days involved a considerable carry/push up and down with not much rewarding riding - I even enjoyed the challenge of this however if there was anything to improve I would say this part of the itinerary needs to be amended to take in more biking. Overall an excellent trip which was challenging and was as described in the brochure - I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Pokhara to Kathmandu - Nepal Mountain Bike
By: Jon Meeton, Glasgow, UK
I really enjoyed the variety experienced throughout the trip. The biking was excellent - but you also got to see and experience Nepal in a manner which it is difficult to imagine you could achieve in any other way. The pace / route turned out to be excellent. Day in Pokhara was good for assessing the group; other days were all varied and interesting. Our trip leader, Pramod, was difficult to fault - so I won't! The camping days were excellent - good locations, excellent support crew and well cooked (and varied) food.
Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Bike Traverse
By: Peter Rowe, London
It will be a very tough cycle trip to beat. Some of the highlights were the amazing descents from high passes with snow covered peaks all around.
The support crew and kitchen crew were excellent.
The office were particularly responsive to emails and helpful in answering questions.
Cycling Tour of Rajasthan - India
By: Gillian Williams, Yorkshire, UK
The trip was outstanding and behond my expectations. One of the best organised holidays I have been on, a little more free time would have been nice but not possible with the itinery. The crew were absolutly fantastic and could not do enough for you. Krishna was a well informed guide and nothing was too much trouble for him he went out of his way to please everyone in the group and give us the cultural experience of a lifetime. I enjoyed everything; the places we visited the local village the countryside.
Possible give people an option on some of the trips and extend trip by a day for a little more chilltime we did not get chance to swim or relax due to the full itinery.
Tour of Corsica - Road Cycling
By: Glenn Rowley , Director of KE Adventure Travel
I cycled this route in 2013, just before the Tour de France landed in Corsica. I usually bike in the Alps and was blown away by the diversity of the riding. The wind caught me out going around the top of cap Corse but the ride down the coast to Porto was some of the best coastal riding I have done. Little detours inland through quiet Corsican villages was a treat and made me appreciate the chilled Corsican way of life.
On the third day, we headed inland and over the cols, specially prepared for the tour, and guess what, all the speed bumps had been removed through the villages and there was plenty of new tarmac. Heading back up the east coast was the first straight road of the trip but we were soon going back in time through the chestnut forests of Castagniccia before arriving back in Bastia.
Enjoyed the food, the beer and wine and the sheer diversity in just a week. Count me in for the first trip in 2014!
Bhutan Thunder Dragon Ride
By: David Rowe, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
I have travelled with KE now on 5 trips. This was the best. Extremely well organised as ever. Close attention to avoiding health problems. Varied accommodation, adding to the cultural experience, with excellent group and excellent team leader and Bhutanese guide and drivers and camp teams. Our trip leader Chez, was outstanding. She was very professional (and had to put up with some awkward, challenging situations). She kept the group together on all levels. She made us all feel valued for our various contributions to the trip/team effort. Very friendly and approachable at all times.
Victoria Falls to Cape Town Mountain Bike Epic
By: Nicole Richter, London, UK
The customer service prior the trip and the speed of reply was very good (via email and phone). The KE service team was fully informed about the trip. The trip information were also excellent and covered everything needed. All in all very good service, which I will use again.
Tallis Wessels excelled at his job, especially at such a risky wilderness and extensive trip. He is by far the best group leader I had on trips so far. He was at all times in full control & in charge of the trip, organisation, safety procedures, knowledge about local wildlife and countries, cycling, bicycles, health. Yet he was very respectful and understanding of us clients. We quickly respected and liked throughout the group. What stood out was his is calm and professional approach which for an extreme trip through wilderness is extremely important as it gives you confidence and reassurance. He was always approachable a nd very tactful. He also has a very good memory, being around 10 clients 24hrs he remembers very well each individual's needs and what needs to be done for each client. He is also very good at timing and organising departures in a way that the daily schedule is met. This incl especially the cycling part. He had a good instinct how well each client was on the bike and how he would manage the timing and group of cycling.
This is was excellent and very memorable holiday. I would welcome more trips of this length and challenge level.
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