Tulips!

Tripsite Traveler: Bikes, Tulips, Canals and Windmills

Liz Ling • Sep 13, 2019

We recently caught up with Tripsite Traveler, Liz Ling, who had a blast on our 8 Day Tulip Tour aboard the Quo Vadis. Along the way, she snapped some lovely photos from the bike path. Heres what Liz had to say about her trip: Adventure and being active is what we love, especially when traveling. I work in a busy trauma hospital as an anesthesiologist, so vacation time is precious and trips are booked carefully. Read More


Five New Bike Tours That Should Be On Your Radar

Jehiel • Apr 30, 2019

Don't get us wrong, we could bike through tulip fields and sample creamy Dutch cheese with no complaints (obviously), but sometimes we crave something a bit different. Picture this: Exploring the Galapagos by bike & boat and getting to see the infamous Blue-Footed Booby or learning about World World II from the perspective of the Dutch pedalling by battlefields and bunkers. Maybe you don't have to say goodbye to tulips and cheese after all! We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel. Read More


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


Hope for Korah: Empowering a community through hope

Mary • Jan 1, 2019

On the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, rises a mountain of significant proportions. It is not like the pristine snow-packed mountains of the Himalayans, or the austere beauty of the jagged peaks of the Dolomites, or the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, this foul giant is a mountain of trash. The locals call it Koshe, which translated means ‘dirty’. It is a 36-acre landfill which has been the dumping ground of the city’s waste for 50 years. 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 • 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 • 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


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