I had a fantastic time and would love to repeat the experience
Now that I’m at last back in
the UK – and more wind and rain!! – I just wanted to drop you a quick note to give some feedback on my trip. I have to say that I found your organisation, attention to detail and choice of accommodation of the highest order.
I was sightly apprehensive about the quality of the accommodation – given my experience of b and b here in the UK – but I was delighted with your choices. Almost without exception, I was also really impressed with the hosts who seemed to well understand biker’s needs and went out of their way on occasions to accommodate.Lloyd (Rotorua)left a lasting impression in particular –
The routing you chose was also ideal for what I wanted – although a couple of local tips – from the hosts – added to the experience with variations on your suggestions. I did bump into a couple of your competitors guided tours on the road –
they were desperate to see the “book” but I told them that if I let them see it,I’d have to kill them. Personally I found it an invaluable tool.
John and Jo were good enough to share a dinner with me in Nelson which was a really nice gesture as well – and Linda made the best breakfasts!!
The bike was great – I’m glad I listened to your advice not to go with a VFR! – and the luggage worked really well – you attention to detail in the inclusion of the little blue pack in the topbox was great.
All in all, I had a fantastic time and would love to repeat the experience – but building on my learning – from a biking perspective – perhaps focussing on S Island for 2/3 weeks with a few more 2 night stays to allow me to absorb a
little more of the places I stay in.
In the meantine , thank you and John, and the rest of the team for a holiday which will live with me forever.
But don’t tell everyone the secret- its great the way it is.