This was my first Exodus trip, so I’ll start by saying I’m very impressed with the organisation and customer support leading up to it. The trip itself was so much fun from start to finish. Maybe I lucked out, but the other 9 on the trip were a great bunch and we all got on really well throughout. The cycling itself started with a real bang with a 3 mile rocky (and a bit technical in places) descent that put a grin on my face that never left all week (well, maybe on some of the ascents it did wane a little…). I’d say it was about 50% descent, 20% “moroccan flat” and 30% ascent, so you do need to put some work in, and I confess that I took advantage of the support vehicle for 2 of the really long ascents. The views are stunning throughout and the Anti Atlas section (which was the majority) was pretty awe inspiring. We were over-fed throughout with snack and lunch stops, so never ran out of fuel or water, and any mechanicals were dealt with quickly and expertly by the support crew. The hotels were all comfortable and I particularly liked the end of the day ‘beer on the balcony’ moments in Tafroute watching the sun set over the mountains, and the meal in Immouzer was incredible.. The bikes were Cannondale 29ers and rolled well over everything – rocks, riverbeds, gritty pistes and tarmac. Some of the switchback descents went on forever (if I go to heaven….), and the final day run down to the sea (with a refreshing dip) was a fitting finale to an amazing week of riding.