Koblenz para Saarburg Bike Tour Reviews 1 to 30 of 32

 

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Louise R. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was my first bike and barge trip. The most memorable part of the trip was the constant attention and effort of the staff, from the captain down, to make the trip special. Entertainment (they have abundant talent), tours of the engine room, attending to the passenger's needs - were all beyond my expectations. For example, while sitting on the deck on a chilly night after everyone else had gone in, a crew member brought us blankets. I am definitely looking forward to our upcoming trip!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Leonidas R. 10 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I have completed 7 bike and barge trips with Tripsite and every one of these trips has been a wonderful and memorable experience. The latest one was a trip from Koblenz to Saarburg and even though we had already done this trip on the Patria on the reverse we wanted to enjoy the Mosel River once again as it truly is the most picturesque and enchanting route in Germany. The MS Patria and her crew are dedicated in making the trip a success by providing us with clean and comfortable even though small cabins, an outstanding menu on each and every night by a chef who for a very good reason has been on this ship for a very long time and a bike maintenance crew second to none. The bikes are ready when you get there and every night they are cleaned, inspected and ready for the next days adventure. That has made me and Clara to take 3 trips on the Patria and have enjoyed every one of them and have become a family with some of the crew members. Every route has its own beauties to show and every Read more… trip provides a very different taste of Europe. The Danube is fantastic, the Rhine is a water highway and the Neckar and Mosel are simply beautiful. Budapest is a great city of the east, Passau a small gem, Koblenz dazzling, Heidelberg an absolute delight and Bordeaux has it all. We have made life long friends and we enjoyed every day we have been on board one of the ships from Amsterdam, to Bruges, to Dusseldorf, to Manheim and beyond. Highly recommend to every one who enjoys cycling and the beauty of traveling through small and wonderful towns and cities to take advantage of these comparatively low cost river cruising and get to have fun and exercise. Thank you to all the crews and to all the staff at Tripsite but an especially HUGE hug to the crew on the MS Patria.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Lynn F. 11 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Our first trip with Tripsite (bike/barge on the Mosel River) was fantastic! Our “barge” was charming, neat, well run... my idea of a barge. The bikes were good, our route along the river could not have been more beautiful, with the little towns and all the vineyards. The food was great, the other passengers were nice and friendly, staff were wonderful, the weather perfect... we all had a great time.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Greg T. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Relaxing, easy route coupled with comfortable boat made for a memorable trip.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Terry P. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part? Scenic bike rides along with meeting a lot of nice people.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Jim R. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Best part: The scenery along the way. But I really enjoyed the staff on the Patria for a trip up the Mosel River in Germany. It was very laid back can of trip but the staff and food were great.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Greg S. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    My Moselle River Bike and Barge tour (October 2018) exceeded my expectations in every way. Barge was comfortable, food excellent and cycling experience was wonderful. I cannot wait to do something similar in the near future. I would recommend this style of travel to anyone who enjoys cycling and wants to experience great scenery and lovely towns.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by David A. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    On day 4 my wife's front tire went off the bike trail into a 18 inch drop due to road construction . She dislocated her shoulder and broke her arm . We had to fly home in California for surgery . Two surgeries later she is almost back to normal and we hope to return to Germany next year to repeat the Mosel river trip and also a Croatia bike trip. We enjoyed the short time we had. We didn't have insurance so lost our money and then some. We are saving for another thru Tripsite because everything else wonderful.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

    • Koblenz para Saarburg
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi David,
      We are so glad to hear that your wife is expected to make a full recovery. As I'm sure you would agree, travel insurance is very important, especially because accidents like this can happen to anyone.
      We can't wait to help you plan your next trips and experience a full tour! :)

      Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Richard S. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Highlights: The historical landmarks, castles, churches. My suggestion is to go when the weather is warmer. The April weather was colder than I like.

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Stuart D. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The boat and crew were all fantastic and the cycling was fun and easy through beautiful scenery.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Paul W. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The trip was very good throughout so it's hard to pick one thing as the highlight. Exploring the Roman remains in Trier was something we won't forget, and so was singing sea shanties on deck with the crew!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by T Garner 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Excellent value for money. Food was great and the crew were fantastic. Great fun on the bikes and beautiful places to visit. Only let down was the tour guide Jochen Winkler. Did the basic of roles and did not engage clients.

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Rita de CAssia Graf 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Momentos mágicos vivemos no Rio Mosel.
    Nossa casa foi o Patria,nosso guia o Reinert,atencioso e amigo.
    Tudo correu bem, ate o clima colaborou.
    Comida excelente, foi um sonho!

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Gerald R. 3 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Great trip but had some problems with bikes. I've had better bikes on other trips.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Richard S. 3 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The best part was the setting with the river and the villages that we visited.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by James R. 3 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I just liked the laid back atmosphere of this trip and boat. The boat was simple and the crew were very friendly. It is not high end and I like that for its simplicity. It makes it very easy to relax on this trip.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Kevin M. 3 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Route was easy. We especially liked the fact that the boat stayed overnight where each day's ride ended. Our guide was a replacement so we don't think he was familiar enough with the route to give us the best guidance.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by D. Valkenaar 3 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The boat staff were outstanding! The boat dinners were outstanding! The boat breakfasts and lunches were just okay.

    The biggest downside to the trip were the totally inadequate route guides. They were not written for new-to-the-route riders. On one hand, they assumed the user was familiar with the route and knew where they were going. On the other hand, they seemed to have been written by someone who had never ridden the route, who just looked at a paper (or electronic) map to write the guide.

    Finally, the on-boat guides were of minimal help. While they seem to have ridden the route, they did not explain the complexities a new rider would encounter along the way. They did, however, explain the highlights to look for on each route.

    With those two exceptions, the trip was wonderful! As for the most memorable, being dog people, we really liked having the captain's dogs on board.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Shirley Correll 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Bicycle and boat are the best vacations ever! Can't wait for my next tour! Hope to make this an annual thing. :)

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Neil Webley 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Overall we enjoyed the Bike and Barge along the Mosel River. However it seemed to be too much effort for the guide to interact with the English speaking clients.
    Maybe he's been doing it too long.
    Thank You

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Leonidas Roussinos 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    All of your staff at the office are fantastic! We love talking to you and we truly appreciate your efforts and quick response to our questions and requests. Looking forward to Bordeaux next September.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Amy Rowland 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We had an absolute blast on this trip and made great friends with the other English-speakers. The route was beautiful and full of things to discover, and the biking was very manageable, even for my 75 year old mother. The downside was that our boat included a very large group that had booked together, so we felt slightly apart from the majority of the passengers and the separate language orientation sessions intensified this. I know you don't run these tours, but I wonder if having the sessions together and providing English language translation in writing on the Power Point would be another option? Encouraging switching up the seating at meals might also help. One last comment is that it would be helpful for the maps to include information on the location of public toilets along the route. We are not comfortable using the riverbank as our toilet as our guide recommended.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Susan Roeterink 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Trip was excellent. the boat is really bare bones but that was okay. Wifi was spotty and difficult at times.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Fred Veenbaas 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    It was a great way to see the countryside.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Sandra Wagner 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The bikes were new and serviced and washed daily to keep them in excellent condition. The boat staff were wonderful and very hard-working. Much time and skill went into meal preparation, and the meals were delicious and attractively presented, both breakfasts and dinners. There was plenty of food to package into lunches to take on the trail. Each day's ride along the Mosel was on flat hard-surfaced trails with beautiful scenery and easy to follow directions that took us through pretty little towns. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would definitely use Tripsite again.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Lynn Farrell 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We had the most wonderful time on our bike/barge trip; the beautiful weather that week added to it. That was my first trip with Tripsite. The Mosel River was nothing short of spectacular. I have told anyone who would listen about this trip & have passed Tripsite's name & number along to many other people. Can't wait to do another trip!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Shirley Elizabeth Correll 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I absolutely loved my Tripsite tours last year and this year. Bicycle and boat is my favorite way to travel! Can't wait for next years tour! (which I plan to book very soon)

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Amy Rowland 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    My mom and two sisters and I did this trip last month to celebrate my mom turning 75 this summer. We had a blast! The boat was comfortable and food was delicious, including lots of healthy salads and fruit. The crew was top-notch; keeping things running smoothly and on-time. The riding was wonderful every day, even with a few rainy days. The routes were fun, and full of countless "photo-ops" with picturesque villages, castles, churches and vineyards. We rarely had to climb any hills or interact with cars, so the riding really was suitable for beginners or seniors. We werewith the smaller "English-speaking" group, so had our orientation to the next day's route the evening before. Somehow, despite the four of us thinking we were paying close attention, we always managed to forget something about the route instructions, but part of the fun challenge was finding our way back to the route when we took a wrong turn or crossed the wrong bridge. By the last few Read more… days, we started adding a few side trips and explorations to our routes, but still always managed to find our way back to the Patria in time for the coffee, tea and fancy cakes in the early evening. Though the majority of our fellow passengers spoke German, and we don't speak the language at all, we still felt very welcomed. Our only suggestion would be for someone to provide notation on the maps of the public w.c.'s available along the route. As an all-female group, we spent a little more time than we wanted to tracking those elusive locations along the route. Thanks for a great vacation!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

  • Koblenz para Saarburg
    by Joe Rine 5 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Wow, just finished the Koblenz to Saarburg on the Patria. The Patria and crew was great; meals were very good and plenty of food. Drinks were reasonable on board. Room was small, but enough storage and bunk was comfortable. Biking was very good, despite the three rainy days. Most important this is a cozy atmosphere where you can hang out at the Lounge at night, have a few drinks and socialize. We asked for a guitar and Gottfried, the tour guide found us one. Much to the enjoyment and maybe consternation...we did a sing along a couple nights. already planning next years trip!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Alemanha

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