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  • Costa do Atlântico e Sintra
    by Patti N. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We loved the scenery and the overnight communities. The trip was well organized and easy to follow with the Garmin. The bikes were excellent. I highly recommend this tour!

    Countries: Portugal

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Doug S. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The tour was well organized and supported by the operators. Beautiful scenery, flat ride and wonderful food and drink. The hotels were excellent and showed thoughtfulness in their selection. Sergio was wonderful and handled a crash incident that we had very professionally. Thanks Sergio. Great ride we will use trip site again. D&J.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by João V. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The trip was wonderful, the energy of the people all the way is fantastic. The Torres del Rio hotel impressed by its beauty and harmony with nature. Arriving at Santiago de Compostela Square crowned the tour, all the people praying and prising God, it´s very amazing trip. The tripsite agent, Sergio was very attentive.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Ermelindo R. 4 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The whole trip was memorable, but the arrival in front of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela was wonderful and unforgettable!

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Elke K. 4 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We had the best time!
    It was our first time in Portugal and it was The perfect way to get to know beautiful towns and cities,

    The routes were great as well as the the hotels .
    Everything was really marvelous

    Countries: Portugal

  • Paraíso em Portugal
    by Andy Z. 4 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was an excellent experience for my first time visiting Portugal. What a truly fantastic way to explore and discover the historic attractions. I couldn't have been more impressed with the tour guides, and overall the service was first class. Thanks to Mario and Jorge for making this such an enjoyable trip. My only complaint was that I didn't have more time to spend, two days of riding was not nearly enough. I will be back to fix that as soon as I can!

    Countries: Portugal

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Dianne A. 4 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The second tour I joined Sergio and his team on was the Silver Coast tour of Portugal from Porto to Coimbra. It was stunningly beautiful along the never-ending boardwalks following the coast. This tour is very flat but very enjoyable, the breathtaking coastline of Portugal is definitely worth seeing. Our group managed each day’s cycling limit very easily and Sergio and Henrique are always very attentive, caring and totally devoted to making each client enjoy their holiday to the utmost. There was never anything that was a problem to them and they went beyond what I would ever have expected of them. Each meal was amazing, each day was fun and I just wish Sergio all the very best in his future because he was the most fantastic guide.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by William W. 4 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Lovely and well organized trip by Sergio and Santiago from Porto to Santiago

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Vinhas do Alentejo
    by Peter F. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The layers of history in a Unesco World Heritage site spanning Neolithic megaliths, Roman temples, Moorish sites, and Christian Cathedrals provides a fascinating backdrop to this tour. The added luxury of staying in 12th - 16th century restored hotels with beautiful grounds really made the tour special. And of course peddling through the vineyards, cork groves, marble sites, makes for a truly unique experience. Sampling the local wines and food provides many unique memories.

    Countries: Portugal

  • North Portugal
    by Mary C. 6 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Sergio and his team were ready and waiting for us and readied us with great bikes and Garmins. The route and hotels were superb. We saw the river towns and countryside on paved and stone roads, some going back to the Romans. The board walks along the Atlantic put us on the beaches and dunes with ease. The food and wine along the way will also keep us coming back. A wonderful, relaxing, and invigorating holiday!

    Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Claudia W. 6 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The trip was outstanding from beginning to end. We had a small group of 9 guests from Australia, US, New Zealand and Canada. The group clicked right from the start and we quickly became good traveling partners. We peddaled along the coast and viewed gorgeous beaches, wetlands, rugged Atlantic shores, pine forests and so much more. The biking was rigourous as we encountered many different surfaces from sand to cobblestone to dirt to gravel. However, the bikes we were provided allowed us a safe and pleasurable journey. There were many highlights along the way. Everyday had its own special sights and experiences. The hotel accomodations were excellent. The most spectacular was the Torre do Rio. A recommendation is to consider scheduling dinner there rather than going into town. Hotel Parador in Pontevedra was very special, as well.
    Our tour guides, Henrique and Sergio, were wonderful. They provided us with excellent equippment and ensured we were all fitted properly. Read more… Safety was always a priority. In addition, they were attentive, helpful and cheerful. They arranged for meals, set appropriate time schedules and set a biking pace that worked for all. They made excellent recommendations for additional activities. Both were highly professional and dedicated to helping their guests enjoy the trip. They were also very good looking.

    I highly recommend this trip and would encourage others to consider it. E-bikes are a good option for those who want assistance going uphill. There is quite a bit of uphill and at times it is very challenging.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by KEVIN 7 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This trip was so incredible on multiple levels,

    Sergio and his staff Henrique, Diego and Marta were fantastic. The equipment was excellent as was the walking tour of Porto.

    The accommodations were unbelievable especially the Torre do Rio The two paradors were amazing in history and comfort. Each of the hotels provided great rooms and breakfasts. The service at each location was wonderful and really appreciated.

    As we did this as a unsupported self guided tour we were on our own. This gave us the opportunity to meet many amazing people along the way. As many people do this as a religious pilgrimage by walking or riding there was no shortage of opportunities to meet new people. We met people that will be friends for years.

    This tour is listed as easy to moderate. I would not recommend this to newer riders as a lot of the tour is on trails of sand, gravel, rocks, dirt and other surfaces. There is also many climbs.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Portugal Atlantic Route
    by Elisa N. 7 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We absolutely loved our trip along the Portugal Atlantic coast! The route was beautiful and different everyday. We loved the variety of pine forest, coast line and little towns. The route was pretty easy to follow and the GPS worked great. Thank you again for a great trip!

    Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Kap R. 7 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I and my wife took 7 days bike trip from Porto to Santiago De Compostela. We had a very wonderful experience and saw amazingly beautiful scenery. It was a very good hotel and accommodation was fantastic.
    7 Days, non-stop biking was a little tough. I like to suggest that 3 days bike and one day break time if a course is hard.

    Soaking wet, but we have a great time....

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Gayle W. 8 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The highlights were the following:
    RIDING - Sergio and his team were outstanding in every aspect ...nothing was too much trouble for him!
    We loved every day of cycling except the day from Praia de Mira to Figueira da Foz - I would recommend that you cut this day out of the cycling completely as it is not only ugly due to the fire but it is uncomfortable for 35km. We would recommend that you have two nights in Coimbra ...even if you must transport the cyclists in order that the day is not too long. Figueira da Foz is not as nice as the other towns either.
    HOTELS - all hotels were wonderful except for the one in Porto - I would recommend a different hotel - maybe one a little closer to the town (the wifi didnt work and the water was cold and just not the same standard as the rest)
    RESTAURANTS- the recommendations were brilliant and we had amazing meals every night
    HIGHLIGHTS - We would suggest that as well as the booklet that the guests are given a Read more… small"daily highlights" card which they can peg onto the front of their bikes (so that they dont have to get the booklet out of the bag) The card could indicate the "attraction" / "highlight" and the number of kilometers so that they are easy to find.
    We have cycled with various companies in France and Italy and these would be the tips which we feel could benefit your company

    Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Kristi K. 8 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The views were amazing, the guides were gracious and knowledgable, the food was so very yummy, and the people of Portugal and Spain so friendly! Trip of a lifetime.
    Suggestion: have a fresh pair of cycle shorts for each day of the trip. I got nervous when I had to send mine out to launder, but they did come back in time.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Portugal’s Vicentine Coast and Algarve
    by Todd S. 8 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The Portugal Vincentin Coast bike tour was outstanding. The views along the coast were spectacular. The ride went through many nice little towns that you would probably never see if you were in a car. It was mostly on hardpack dirt roads with a few smaller dirt trails. When on paved roads, there were typically very few cars. The tour was mostly flat but there were a few challenging climbs, particularly on the last day to Lagos.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Ralph W. 8 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We did a self-guided tour and completed it a week ago. 5 stars and more! First, Sergio was simply fantastic in providing new bikes, a GPS with clear markings every step of the way, and support whenever needed. The city tour of Porto by Enrique was great. The ride itself along the coast and then into Spain was excellent. The hotels were terrrific and all top notch. Cannot recommend both the tour and Sergio enough. Riding along the Camino trail that thousands over the centuries had walked was a wonderful experience, and entering the Cathedral Square was a moving experience.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Liz G. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Bike company and owner Sergio were extremely helpful and particular that we all had a good experience. The bikes were of superior quality...Escorting us out of the center of Porto was greatly appreciated and necessary as we were a group of 12. Accommodations were excellent and GPS’ worked well. Restaurants along the way provided excellent food. The only negatives were the cobbled streets and some of the roads had many potholes so attention had to be paid instead of looking at the scenery. As Portugal becomes a “biking” country, I’m sure this will be addressed in the future. The locals were more courteous to bikers than our drivers at home!!
    The abundant storks nesting in one area was a highlight.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Jeanne W. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Porto was extraordinary as was Aveiro. The bike routes were primitive or sand covered. Local company was extremely nice and accommodating. Portuguese people couldn’t have been friendlier.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Kathleen B. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Biking along the coast was epic. The vistas were beyond beautiful.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Patricia S. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Our Silver Coast of Portugal trip was splendid. Our guides, the food, our hotels and our group had a lovely time. We've done over 10 cycling trips and this was one of the best overall trips we've had.

    Countries: Portugal

  • Costa Prateada de Portugal
    by Richard F. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Our self-guided Bruge/Amsterdam had given us a detailed book as well as GPS. This was [portugal coast] only GPS and one road was not usable due to a rock slide, so we had to go around a mountain with no real help with map. Also, they warned us of bad road conditions due to fire last year in their big forest. They were surely right as 15 miles of solid potholes and loose rock were what we got.

    Countries: Portugal

    • Costa Prateada de Portugal
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 8 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Richard,
      Thanks for this feedback. As you know, there are some factors we cannot control and do our best to prepare you in these situations. We have not received any feedback since your trip about poor route conditions and our local partner assured us this route is clear.
      Glad you still had a great trip!

      Countries: Portugal

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Greg and Judy 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was our 3rd guided/supported ride with trip site and our favorite. The biking along the coast was fantastic and easy going with perfect weather. The last 3 days had some steep hills and cut through beautiful small towns in Portugal and Galicia but Sergio and Enrique helped support the group and took time to catch our breath and hydrate. We had never been to Portugal before but found the people extremely friendly and helpful. Sergio and Enrique were wonderful guides and organizers. They seemed to anticipate the groups needs and really overachieved with making us enjoy the culture. Sergio made sure we tried all the great food and drinks of the region. The hotels were exceptional. The Torre do Rio could be one of the best small country hotels in the world!
    Meeting and greeting thousands of Pilgrams hiking the Camihno along the route made the ride truly unique...Bon Camihno!

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Nicole 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    What an incredible trip! Sergio and Henrique were amazing guides and did everything to make our trip one of a kind. The bikes are great quality and the ride had the most incredible scenery. I loved that you biked near the coast on some day, in the forest for others and then got to spend the night in the most beautiful hotels across Portugal and Spain. This is definitely a trip you will remember for a lifetime.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Mercedes Nejatali 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    A fantastic bike tour. Very well organized and executed. Sergio and Enrique went above and beyond to make sure we had the best of the time while staying safe. The scenery was amazing, the hotels were top notch, and food was wonderful.
    This was the best bike trip we've had so far, and we highly recommend it to fellow bikers.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

  • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
    by Jan & Jim Roy 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    My wife and I did the self-guided Camino tour. It did not start well, as promised reception at airport did not appear, definitely the fault of Trip Site staff, who were barely apologetic. Level of difficulty was billed “easy” to “moderate,” but for this weekend biker it was more like “moderate” to “difficult.” Nonetheless, it was a really gratifying experience. Our e-bikes were top notch, and with GPS we were able to navigate pretty well along the route, some of which was definitely “off the beaten track.” When the description of route says "hard surfaces," implying smooth going, what they often mean are hard-on-the-butt cobblestones Cannot say enough about Sergio and his team in Oporto. Maybe it was because we were older and didn’t look like Tour de France candidates, but he made it a point to check in with us 3 or 4 times during the week to make certain we were ok. If anything had gone wrong, we knew Read more… he’d be there in a flash. The accommodations were excellent, and the gratification of making it into the cathedral square at Santiago de Compostela was profound. If your purpose in taking on this challenge is at all spiritual, highly recommend.

    Countries: Portugal, Espanha

    • Caminho de Santiago de E-BIKE
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Jan & Jim,
      We do apologize that the transfer wasn't organized. We tried to get in touch with you to set up the transfer but did not hear back.
      We hope despite this issue you still had a great trip!

      Countries: Portugal, Espanha

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