• 22 Jan0

    Morocco – We saw it all on our Byroads trip!

    We felt privileged to have been introduced to Morocco through the extraordinary Byroads trip led by Steve Mortimer. Morocco is one of the most diverse countries in Africa! We saw it all on our first Byroads trip –the winding alley ways of ancient cities, colourful souqs of the Fez medina, the palm groves and mud-brick […]

  • 22 Jan0

    Our second Byroads trip

    Our second Byroads trip – this time to Sri Lanka in 2016 visited the heart of the country – its history, cuisine and wildlife. Our itinerary included ancient Buddhist temples and monuments, the old Sinhalese capital of Kandy, beautiful Ella in the high country, a safari in Sri Lanka’s premier elephant reserve and a couple […]

  • 18 May0

    Byroads wins hands down!

    I was on the Morocco trip (May 2015) with Steve Mortimer and can vouch for how good our adventure was! Our local leader, Said, was a wonderful guide – generous, informative and he had a great sense of humor. And the two drivers were brilliant! Not to mention Steve – he was cool, calm and […]

  • 12 Nov0

    Turkish Delights!

    Byroads’ “Undiscovered Turkey” was as good as the title suggested, a wonderful introduction to a fabulous country and its people. The itinerary provided an excellent mix of well-known destinations, such as Istanbul, Ephesus, Ankara and Cappadocia, as well as lesser-visited but amazing locations, including Sirince, Safranbolu, Amasya and Hattusa. Even in the well-known locations, we saw […]

  • 5 Sep0

    Off the beaten track in Spain

    This was our second trip with Richard in close succession. We love small group travel – it’s so much more fun to share experiences with people who rapidly become friends, and looking at the itinerary and emphasis of the Moroccan Mosaic and Backroads of Andalusia tours, they seemed to be a perfect complement to each […]

  • 3 Sep0

    Stunning Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka in March was my second trip with Richard and two further trips in the diary in the next twelve months or so an indication of how satisfying I find his style of travel. His research is meticulous and the goal always to provide a really broad range of the cultural, historic, environmental and […]

  • 1 Sep0

    Uncovering Andalusia

    We haven’t done many group tours so we were a bit apprehensive about it, but by the end of the first day we were comfortable and relaxed with our fellow travellers, most of whom seemed to be from Australia. Quite a few had already been on other Byroads tours so there was a nice sense […]

  • 12 Nov0

    Morocco and Moor…..

    We have travelled quite extensively over the past few years and always prefer to do our own thing, arranging our transport and organising our accommodation. We decided that, although we wanted to explore as much of Morocco as possible in a few weeks, it would be too difficult to follow our usual pattern and we […]

  • 5 Nov0

    Unveiling Iran

    I enjoyed a fantastic small-group tour to Morocco with Richard Mole in 2012, so when Byroads offered the rare opportunity to see Iran in 2013, I was up for it – one of the best travel decisions I’ve ever made!  Richard supplied his usual informative travel notes and cultural information – just enough to whet […]

  • 5 Jun0

    Discovering Turkey

    Having visited Istanbul on two previous occasions it was now time for me to see more of this vast and fascinating country – but how to do it ?  I had never been part of a ‘tour group’ and the thought of doing so filled me with trepidation but having learnt about Richard’s forthcoming tour […]