Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz Bike Tour Reviews 1 to 4 of 4

 

  • Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz
    by Sharon D. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    What a great way to see so much of Germany! We cycled almost 200 km along the Rhine and enjoyed every minute! Then when we went back to the boat, we enjoyed a top quality three-course meal! Overall it was a fabulous bike trip and riverboat tour on the Rhine. The bikes were top quality, and the nice part biking was our ability to stop off at the different biergartens along the way of our own choosing; We loved seeing the swans on the Rhine (even a black swan!) and also enjoyed visiting historic churches, and seeing wondrous half-timber cottages including one house with a pair of storks nesting on the chimney! I will definitely be booking another bike riverboat tour!

    Boat: MS Arkona

    Countries: Alemanha, França

  • Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz
    by Geraldine D. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We really liked the MS Arkona, the staff and our F&B head mgr. Routes were Ok, but need better route descriptions esp for English speakers. Electric bikes were excellent! Def the better way to really enjoy the ride!

    Countries: Alemanha, França

  • Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz
    by Brad W. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Much of the bike ride was difficult to navigate. Signs on the road are not always clear. Expected more country rides but much of the bike ride was through cities with many vehicles (somewhat dangerous). If we elect to travel with Tripsite again, we will do more research to determine ease of navigation along the bike route and how much of the route is through traffic.

    Boat: Arlene II

    Countries: Alemanha, França

  • Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz
    by Peter and Denise Marzo 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We were on this tour from June 16-23, 2018. First let me say that we had a fabulous time and I'll attempt to breakdown both the good and the challenging.
    1. The boat was outstanding (5 star)
    2. All the meals were nothing short of scrumptous (all three..every day) (5 Star)
    3. The SE staff were knowledgable, polite and always willing to help. (5 Star)
    4. Embarking and disembarking was seamless. (5 Star)
    5. Our onboard guide was outgoing and fun to talk to. (5 Star)
    6. The rooms were tight, but manageable. two single beds, good storage for your clothes and a small but efficient washroom.
    7. The bikes were well serviced and enjoyable to ride. If you're not a seasoned cyclist, don't worry, the gears were easy to change and many of the people opted for the ebike option which really helped.
    8. Biking directions were a challenge. At first we thought it was a language issue, but many of the German people were getting lost as well. We saw Read more… no vineyards, one castle, and we traveled through many cities. We had three in our group take spills, mainly because of the city routes we had to take. The "Look for Signs" were often non-existant or hard to find and we found that our group of 10 cyclists were spending too much time conferencing, trying to find the correct route.
    Twice we encountered local people who actual lead us to get us back on track. This was definitely challenging, but boy did we bond!! We stopped in small towns having lunch in the town squares, trying local beers and cheeses. Restaurants willing to let us eat our bagged lunches in their restaurant when we bought some drinks.
    Suggestions:
    1. Arrive a couple of days early to explore Mainz, it's a beatiful city.
    2. We flew in and out of Paris and the train system is amazing, but I would suggest closer Airports (Frankfurt to get to Mainz and Paris for Strasbourg).
    3. Get comfortable being lost and embrace the journey. We always found our way and have some incredible stories about our rides.
    4. Talk to the locals they are magnificent and were always willing to help.
    The bottom line is that we are already planning our next bike and barge adventure, there are lots to choose.
    My actual rating would be a 4.5 out of 5

    Countries: Alemanha, França

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