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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Helena 23 hours ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Thanks for sharing - it makes everything just so much more personal. We are looking forward to our tour ... just one year later :) 2021 here we come.

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Lisa Smoak 2 days ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Hennie & company,
    Thank you for the encouraging and uplifting words. I wish you all the best during this very difficult time. We are not scheduled to sail (bike) until October, and who knows what the circumstances will be at that time. Stay healthy.

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    • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
      by Hennie 1 day ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Thank you Lisa for your comments.
      Hopefully you can go on your trip, that would be wonderful for all of us.
      In the mean time stay safe as we all are trying to do here in rural PA as well.

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Angela N Scheibe 6 days ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Aww, it was so nice to hear from you. I loved your personal story and now I feel I know some of you, like Carla, whom we've had conversations about our scheduled trip in June. Both my husband and I are thankful to have placed ourselves in your hand to go in what we expect to be the most anticipated adventure of our lives.
    We will have to postpone for now, but we are looking forward to our next try with Tripsite, with peace of mind knowing you care.
    We will do what we must, following the guidelines and governmental orders, and stay positive and certain that this too shall pass soon and life will be richer. So long for now. Angela & Steve Scheibe

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    • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
      by Hennie 1 day ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Thank hou so much for your nice words Angela and Steve.
      We do have trying times but people like you keep us going.
      Stay safe. Love you all.

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Peg Hanson 7 days ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Everyone at Tripsite:
    Please know that THE MINUTE this awful situation has our world in a better place I will be booking my yearly bike tour. All my travels with TRIPSITE have brought me such joy and so many wonderful memories. I send all my positive energy to you and your many partners throughout the world. Stay strong and bike on!!!
    Peg Hanson

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Maryann Williams 2 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Thanks for your blog. We are scheduled for a France trip May 2, supposedly leaving the states on April 28. I'm looking forward to hearing from you as to what our options may be, fully understanding that this epidemic impacts everyone. Thanks for your work on our behalf...
    Maryann

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Kevin Armstrong 2 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Hennie and the whole Tripsite staff,

    My brother and I are behind the Tripsite family. It is hard to find a company like yous that not only talks the talk but Bike the talk. No matter how this year plays put we will continue to come back and enjoy the amazing service and the great selection of tours available. We also know how we need to not only support your company in these trying times but you partners in all of the countries around the world who being hit hardest.

    We look forward to exploring with the Tripsite family!

    Kevin & Fulton

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Martha Harding 2 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Thank you for this note. We are still optimistic for our September travels. We will continue to look out for your updates. Thank you also for sharing your story. Half of my Heritage is Dutch. My mom is a Dutch war Bride who married a Canadian who helped liberate her village of Haren all those years ago. Congratulations on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland!

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by Gerald Richardson 2 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Just wondering what you know about our trip on May 31. Thanks

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    • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 2 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Gerald,
      A Tour Specialist will be in touch as soon as we have an update for you. We are working diligently on your behalf. We appreciate your patience at this time.

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  • Hennie Addresses COVID-19
    by cheryl schroeder 2 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Dear Hennie,

    What comforting words during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your reassurance. I'm Kristin's sister (from the Merlijn Christmas market trip) and we are really looking forward to our 2021 8-day Tulip Trip. It will be nice to give back to these businesses that are being hit hard by COVID 19. I didn't get a chance to say this during our trip but I am continually impressed that you started this business. Best (and healthy) wishes, Cheryl Schroeder

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  • Cruzeiro de Natal na Alemanha - Encanto e Magia a bordo do Merlijn
    by Mary kay C. 4 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Our tour on the Merlijn was a wonderful trip, a great way to get in the Christmas spirit! My favorite part was relaxing on the boat and the delicious meals prepared by our hosts, and visiting all the Christmas markets in the cities along the way.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Pelo Danúbio – Passeio por quatro países
    by Rosemary P. 4 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I am truly amazed about quantity of 5 star reviews for this tour, as I could only give it a 2 star! And, this 2 rating is for the wonderful restaurant and housekeeping staff , as the boat crew , bike assistants were unpleasant to deal with, and the captain kept his distance. This was such a drastic difference from my very enjoyable Netherlands, and Croatia bike and boat tours. The maps and directions were inadequate and usually incorrect. The "tour guide" (who never lead a tour) Jan was unbelievably nasty, rude and impatient about any and all questions and concerns. He sent many on what was to be an easy, level ride only for it to take us over a mountain where our bikes were unsuitable and directions e completely wrong. I would not recommend neither this boat or trip to anyone.

    Boat: MS Normandie

    • Pelo Danúbio – Passeio por quatro países
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 4 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Rosemary,
      We are sorry to hear that this trip didn't meet your expectations. It's unfortunate that you experienced some negative exchanges with Jan. We apologize for that.

      About the biking: For the self-guided option a guide is not expected to lead the tour. Riders are expected to be able to navigate independently using the route descriptions and maps. We will look into the maps but we have never gotten feedback about the inaccuracy of the route descriptions for this tour. Furthermore, the tour is rated easy with very little elevation gain and the daily mileages are listed.

      We hope that you still had an enjoyable time.

      • Pelo Danúbio – Passeio por quatro países
        by Rosemary Palus 4 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply    

        Not having a guide was not an issue for me as I am a much seasoned rider (of plus 30 years experience) with dozens extended touring rides both here in the states, besides several international. We had started with transporting our personal bikes to Europe, reserving our accommodations , creating ride maps, etc.. so telling me to "navigate independently using the route description and maps" given is insulting. IF one were given proper maps and descriptions it would have been acceptable with the exception of Jan's famous easy farm ride that took us over dangerous mountainous, cliff side, terrain. He is very fortunate all returned minus major accidents, and this was only due to the fact we WERE EXPERIENCED!. And, you really need to fully read all feedback as there were other complaints regarding inadequate mapping and directions. Tripsite is also responsible by ignoring this issue. AMEN!

        • Pelo Danúbio – Passeio por quatro países
          by Jehiel from Tripsite 4 weeks ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

          Rosemary,
          I am not trying to insult you or downplay your experience. I am trying to address your concerns. I wanted to clarify that Jan is not a tour guide and with the self-guided option, there is no leader. Gps tracks are available for most tours and routes are being updated and improved frequently.
          If you were not given maps and route descriptions and if Jan's suggestion was misguided and dangerous, that is unacceptable. If Jan was rude to you, that is unacceptable. This is not characteristic of our local partners or Tripsite. I can assure you we are addressing these issues with our local partner.
          I personally read hundreds of feedback submissions each season and respond. We do this because we care about your experience and want to make the tours we offer better.
          I am sorry we and our partners failed to give you a positive experience.
          Jehiel

  • Pelo Danúbio – Passeio por quatro países
    by Tom M. 1 month ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Biking was just ok, could have been more challenging but I knew going into this tour the biking was rated easy. The towns and villages are beautiful. The breakfast was good but the lunches they gave you for the tour during the day were horrible, thankfully there were places to eat along the way. The dinners were also poor quality, many dinners were a repeat of the day before presented differently ,especially the fish dinners. There also seem to be a discontent among the staff they could’ve been a little bit more accommodating and friendly. The rooms are basically neat and clean and comfortable the bikes were also good and the mechanics that maintain them were readily available to assist anyone in the morning before the ride. My main concern was the constant smell of sewage that was present throughout the boat and especially in the main lobby ,they often kept the sliding glass doors on both sides of the ship open to alleviate the smell. This was an obvious problem they Read more… couldn’t solve. At times, we were rafter up to other ships at port and had to walk through these other boats to the Carissima, it was obvious that the Carissima was no- frills compared to these other boats. If you are considering a tour along the Danube I would suggest looking into other cruise ships.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Passeio de bicicleta e safari na África do Sul
    by Deborah C. 2 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The Tripsite team told me this would be our best trip yet. They were right! The guides, Lizelle and Wendall were terrific, very knowledgeable and accommodating. The whole South African experience - the cycling and animal experiences - safaris and bush walks were amazing. It was nice to have varied activities -day to day. Would highly recommend this trip.

    Countries: South Africa

  • Passeio de bicicleta e safari na África do Sul
    by Barbara H. 2 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The trip owner, Lizell, was absolutely wonderful! She made it a very personal experience. Wendell, the guide was outstanding!

    Countries: South Africa

  • Passeio de bicicleta e safari na África do Sul
    by Ronnie L. 2 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Great tour, great tour guides, accommodations and food were exceptional. We got a nice taste of this area of South Africa, including several safari experiences. Great value.

    Countries: South Africa

  • Vilas Famosas de Provença
    by David and Anne S. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was the best bike trip of our lives. We took it in early June, 2019 with e-bikes and upgraded accommodations. Unless you're a strong cyclist, e-bikes are the way to go for this trip. First, the hotels were amazing and in each one after the first the specific rooms reserved were wonderful. The first hotel in Avignon was simply awful. Not only because the air conditioning was out, but the room was tacky, in bad repair, and was musty. The tour needs to have this changed. The common areas were just fine, it was only our room. Another thing to change would be the route on the first day through Avignon - heavy traffic, a lot of road construction, and then cycling on a road with a narrow shoulder, semi trucks, and 30 mph winds. This was still a five-star trip. I hadn't done much research ahead of time, and so Les Baux de Provence and Fontaine de Vaucluse each came as a complete and wonderful surprise - I had not even imagined places of such beauty and charm. There Read more… were some minor problems with the GPS, particularly the road barred off in one place. Fortunately we had a hotspot which we took with us each day, and were able to figure out how to reroute ourselves using Apple maps, but we would have been in trouble otherwise. We went to the market at Isle sur la Sorgue, but it was impossible to visit with bikes due to the crowds of people. We didn't dare leave the e-bikes, even locked, so we had to take turns going in - but still fun!

    Countries: França

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by David, Anne, Ryan S. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We took this trip in late May, 2019, with e-bikes. It was a great trip with some amazing accommodations. Thoughts in no particular order: The first 3 hours of biking on the first day were pretty miserable, through industrial areas with no good place to ride on either the sidewalk or the road. Day 4 and Day 6 were spectacular, Day 4 was almost like a fantasy of a bike trip once we reached rural areas. The GPS was hard to read when the sun was out, and in several places we needed one person using the GPS and another the printed instructions. We've been on a number of bike trips, and the drivers in Spain were the most courteous and safe of any country - usually giving us at least 6 feet of space and never rushing us. The hotel (Organista) in Santillana del Mar was our favorite, with a wonderful host, Rafe, and an enchanting outdoor breakfast. (Note: this is right close to the Altamira cave, and we were glad we took the time to visit, even though it involved finding our own Read more… route back to the regular tour). Much better instructions are needed to find the ferry into Santander - we nearly missed it even after 30 minutes of going back and forth when hot and tired. Take all the small side trips the instructions suggest - you'll never be sorry and could easily miss amazing views and beaches just a 1/4 mile off the route.

    Countries: Espanha

  • Vietnã
    by Gina F. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I think the Tam Coc rowboat excursion was the most memorable part of the trip, but honestly that entire day was spectacular and the entire trip was like unwrapping a new gift every day. We went two by two in Tam Coc on rowboats paddled by local farmers. Every time we turned a corner we were greeted with a new vision that if I told you what it was, it might ruin the surprise factor. That same day, right before dusk, we went to a bird sanctuary and got to see flocks of pelicans and other waterfowl returning to their roosts against a beautiful backdrop of the sun setting in a hidden valley.

    Countries: Vietnã, Camboja

  • Valencia, Color and Contrasts
    by Michelle T. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was my first bike tour. I’m 47 and exercise regularly with a focus on cycling/spin. I travelled with a friend and we had an amazing experience. We did the tour a few weeks after the major storm and had great maps and GPS which included a personal sit down with Javier (Lazypedals) to explain the tour and bike fittings. (This did not happen on the next tour we took and were greatful we had this one first). I’m 5’11 and found the bikes to be very ergonomic. Be prepared for extra weight in the panniers for tools and bike locks. Bikes also included a light that we did not need but can see it how it could be necessary depending on your activities.
    We loved the varied routes but found there to be quite a bit of hill climbing for the rating easy to moderate. In end we felt very accomplished!
    The sights and smells of the countryside were amazing. i can not emphasize this enough. We had outstanding (above avg temps early oct) weather, amazing accommodation for Read more… the star ratings and food. Augusto’s family farm was a highlight with meals served from his garden.
    We do not speak Spanish and can’t thank the people enough for their assistance and patience. Gracias! ❤️
    Tripsite was also very helpful with choosing the trips and offers excellent support for 1 day when we required it. The website is very user friendly complemented by people behind the scenes. I will look to book through this company again.

    Countries: Espanha

  • Tripsite Traveler - Lake Constance
    by Jeanne Evans 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Excellent overview and pics!
    Thanks for sharing!

PWPC