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Following Oscar Wilde through Greece

It’s never too late to try a bicycling holiday for the first time, nor to retrace Victorian-era footsteps through the original Arcadia


ROUNDING THE HAIRPIN BEND, I was confronted by a steep flank of sun-warmed rock and another long, long, upward sweep of the road. I was already down to the lowest possible gear-setting. My legs were spinning. My head too. And the bike was crawling forward with an increasingly uncertain wobble. It was then that I decided to get off and push. What a delicious moment: realising that even on a bicycling holiday you are - in fact - allowed to dismount.

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