Cycling Umbria: A Gastronomy Bike Tour

Kathryn Grunder • Feb 6, 2019 • 3

After the bustle of Rome, Umbria was a romantic movie set. Lesley and I were charmed to see children playing in Spello’s piazza fountain, their mothers sitting nearby chatting, and old men soaking up the sun. We went through an impressive stone archway and began our 2 km walk uphill to our lodgings. Jasmine framed the doorways and covered the ancient stone walls, filling the air around us with its scent. Read More


Vietnam and Cambodia Adventure

Cheri Emahiser • Dec 28, 2018 • 1

My appreciation of the lovely people of Vietnam and Cambodia began on the first day of our tour. I observed the delightful children and particularly their hard-working mothers. Read More


The beautiful French agricultural region that we rode through.

Tripsite Traveler - A Self-Guided Adventure

Fulton Armstrong • Dec 11, 2018

Adventure – with Support – at Every Turn My brother and I did our first “unguided” bike tour in July – a weeklong ride from Paris to London (with a ferry ride across the English Channel) – and were delighted both by our sense of independence and the support the tour company gave us. Kevin and I had done a number of guided bike tours, and loved every one of them, but we yearned for the adventure of finding our own way each day. Read More


The Netherlands Deserves a Cycle of Appreciation

Gina Friedlander • Oct 22, 2018

For my third bike and barge vacation, I was looking for a destination that was not too warm in the summer, not too hilly, not too expensive and full of interesting people and sites. The tour Amsterdam to Bruges fit the bill perfectly and I am now well on my way to joining the very intelligent and fun group of serial bike and bargers. Read More


Fit to Ride: Are you ready to tour by bike?

Mary Zdancewicz • Aug 3, 2018

So you are thinking of booking a bike tour...or maybe you just did! Good for you! But...are you ready to tour by bike? This might sound like a ridiculous question, but trust us, it is not. Many active people, who bike only occasionally, think, because of their fitness level, they could undertake a bike tour with no problems. Most of the time, that is probably the case. Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Bike Touring With a GPS

Jehiel Boner • May 18, 2018 • 2

So you just booked a self-guided tour, let’s say Amsterdam to Bruges bike tour because that tour is a client favorite. Even though the Netherlands has one of the most developed bike path systems in the world and is fairly easy to navigate, you have decided to keep the paper maps in your saddlebag and try a GPS system for the first time. Read More


Bike path in Bruges

Photo Friday: Around Romantic Bruges

Carol Frey • Mar 16, 2018 • 1

Hello from Pittsburgh, PA! My name is Carol Frey and I am a contract compliance auditor. Some of my hobbies include cycling, camping, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends. Photo Gallery (Click to enlarge) This is my second trip with Tripsite. My first trip was last year, in 2016, when I finished my doctorate degree in Business Intelligence. Instead of attending graduation, I planned a cycling trip in the Catalonia region in northeastern Spain. Read More


Vineyard in Germany along the Mosel River

Best Blogs of the Year: Looking back at 2017

Feb 13, 2018

This past year was quite the year for us here at Tripsite! In addition to adding new and exciting tours, we also were able to send many new clients on their very first tour. One of the most rewarding things is hearing all about your tour when you return and there really isn't a better way than reading a blog post. Read More


Lanzarote, strange island world

Mary Zdancewicz • Dec 1, 2017 • 2

I recently returned from a guided bike tour on the island of Lanzarote, Spain. When you are gone almost two weeks, a lot can change. I left this Canarian island of pervading sun and warmth to return to encroaching winter here in the northeast. After a lovely warm and colorful autumn, the trees are now skeletal and an unusually early, deep cold has taken hold. Read More


Tripsite Traveler: Metz to Mainz with Gina Friedlander

Gina Friedlander • Nov 13, 2017 • 2

The Anti-Cruise Cruise A bike and barge holiday is the polar opposite of a cruise ship vacation. While on a mega-sized ship, you see the world from the top down, high above the water and leagues from the shore. The luxury and size of the ship insulate you from your environment. It's rather like watching the world from a super-sized, super formatted, flat screen TV.On the beautiful Mosel River Not so on a barge. A barge is so close to the water that you can almost reach down and touch it. Read More


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