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Angie N1 month ago
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two RiversCzech Republic, Germany
Great self-guided tour! We received best written directions we have ever had on a self-guided bike tour. The route was basically flat along the rivers and the route directions were clear, understandable, and often offered options. The route information also included recommendations and directions along the way to get to sightseeing points, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Lukas provided a thorough review of the trip on our arrival, and was available to answer our questions. We used the recommended GPS as a supplement, which was helpful for confirming our location and when there was an instance of unexpected road construction on the route. We also very much enjoyed the bike tour of Prague with Daniel and his willingness to share his personal insights into the history of the city.
Sarena N.1 month ago
Costa Rica Bike Tour & AdventureCosta Rica
I also really like how the company tries to accomodate individual interests, how they patch together shuttle transportation so you're not part of a big Read More tour (which I don't like) but at most a small vanfull of people -- and not the same people. some of our activities were even private.
some recommendations: I would substitute the first mountain biking trip with white water rafting or a river boat trip. the hilly option was super hilly (and this is someone who bikes hill several times a week on a hybrid, not a mtn bike). The flat option did not seem that interesting. I would make sure to book a night time jungle tour at the Ara Ambigua Lodge. I would see about extending the trip a few days heading north up the coast, adding a Tour to Rincon de la Vieja, Volcan Tenorio and even a day trip to Granada, Nicaragua.
Three more things: be prepared for some windy chilly conditions. We couldn't believe we were 10 degrees north of the equator. Make sure to pack a windbreaker and be ready to layer up a bit for those higher terrain places, esp. at night. Also get your money from the ATM in the airport. It was not that easy finding ATMs elsewhere. All the ATMs we used offered dollars and colons. Most places accepted both. Also, plan to tip your drivers, guides, hotel cleaners, servers, etc. The internet says it's optional in CR, but these folks depend on gratuities to make a living.
Thanks again for such a great trip. We left eager to return.
Julie M.1 month ago
Princesse Royal Metz to CochemFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
The boat was comfy and well appointed, the beds were very comfortable, the biking along the river was fabulous with knowledgeable and friendly guides. I also enjoyed the sumptuous dinners each night. One of the best parts of this trip was getting to know our fellow travelers and make new friends.
Lora G.2 months ago
Ave Maria Mantova to Venice or Venice to MantovaItaly
This is an unforgettable trip that everyone should take! The guides, chefs, crew and captain were all knowledgeable, kind and fabulous!
Ed S2 months ago
Along the Danube-Iron GatesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
A couple notes: 1) I brought pick-pocket proof pants, as I’d heard that we needed to be careful. I didn’t really need them. Probably a better purchase if you’re visiting Paris and/or Barcelona. 2). The 3rd level Read More rooms had balconies, where the 2nd level rooms do not. The room for the balcony is taken from the indoor room space, so you actually pay more for a balcony, but lose space in the room. We had a 2nd level room and the other 2 couples we traveled with both had balconies. They were envious of our extra room. Be sure to take along a travel clothes line to dry your clothes.
We also found the e-bikes were well worth the extra $$. Both my wife and trained using standard bikes, and physically were in decent shape for the bike rides, which were all pretty easy, fun rides. We found the e-bikes let us relax and enjoy the trip a bit more than we might have on regular bikes.The ship, the Swiss Crown, was in excellent condition. The food was very, very good, and seemed to get better each day, as did the bike rides. The table service on the ship was excellent and the servers were all very personable, helpful, and friendly. One member of our group was vegan, btw, and the ship did a great job of accommodating him.
In all, we had a great trip and would do it again! Thanks to all for a wonderful time!
Ryan Watts2 months ago
Did the self guided your in August 2022. I've done a few cycle holidays in the last few years but this was by far my favourite. The landscapes and views were incredible. The food was amazing and the places you get to see on route are so diverse, from Lakes and Mountains of Western/Southern Albania all the way down to the Seas and beaches of the Med. What an experience.
The Mountain climb at the end (car is optional) was one of the most rewarding sections of roads I have ever cycled, lunch and cold beer at the top of the mountain felt pretty perfect.
I highly recommend Albania, everything is cheaply priced and it's just as beautiful as Croatia. Go there before the masses find it!
Dale S.2 months ago
The crew, guides, and food were great - Thankyou for a wonderful time. The Ave Maria is a very well appointed barge. The trip exceeded expectations and we have taken several bike and boat tours with Tripsite.
Marcia B.2 months ago
Beluga Galapagos Bike & BoatEcuador
Our whole family loved Read More every single second of this trip, from the food and accommodations, to the crew and all the tours. A special shout out to the Captain of the Beluga who let us come into the Bridge on the boat who let us see the equator latitude and take pictures when we crossed the equator on water. A trip of a lifetime for these Alaskans. We are grateful.
Kym F.2 months ago
Bordeaux to Sarlat Wine and E-Bike TourFrance
A fantastic tour, that provides great diversity from the rich river flats of the Dordogne to hills & valleys that the river snakes through on the journey, and the food, wine & sites are extraordinary. The last day is a loop ride to La Roque Gageac, hard to imagine a more picturesque town. Recommend e-bikes to anyone other than a serious cyclist, & recommend an extra night in Bergerac to break the trip up with plenty to see in the fascinating city.
Teresa and Bob Biancardi2 months ago
Istria to the AdriaticSlovenia, Croatia, Italy
Istria to the Adriatic TourWe are now back from our September biking trip and wanted to take this opportunity to our wonderful guide Andrej, you, and everyone else involved in planning this tour. We had the best time and for us, it was an experience of a lifetime. While we are active boomers, we are not bike ridders and didn’t have a total idea of what to expect. The tour met and went above our expectations. When Andrej asked what the highlight of our trip had been, all I could say was that everything in the tour was a favorite and special. From biking the beautiful coast and country side, to stopping at local roadside cafes for refreshment breaks, to visiting historic and quaint medieval villages and towns, it just didn’t get better than that. Our group was small and intimate and much fun. We managed on the many different terrains, some which we found to be more challenging than others. The highway rides were scary, but all part of the adventure. The food was excellent, wine and hotel rooms, all terrific.
Continued success and again many thanks!Teri and Robert Biancardi
Matthew H.2 months ago
Vita Pugna Mantova to Venice or Venice to MantovaItaly
The food, the guide and the route and biking were all great. Excellent value for a low budget trip.
Kevin D.2 months ago
Camino de Santiago E-Bike TourPortugal, Spain
The paradors were incredible! And riding along the coast of Portugal and Spain... magical.
Gordon Shaw2 months ago
My best bike trip ever. The route has some challenging sections but exciting. Will definitely go again.
Darla Q.2 months ago
You will love, love, love the quiet days on the road, the accommodations, the sights and the breakfasts. You may not love the instant coffee in some locations or the fact that the gps system stops talking to you in the towns where you most need it. The Evora loop day was a bit of a disappointment due to travelling on a highway for a good part of it, especially after having so many glorious days prior to that.
Ed Paquette2 months ago
Provence - Wilderness of CamargueFrance
My wife and truly enjoyed this tour on the Caprice in 2018. The reviews previously posted are very informative and descriptive about barge life on the Caprice, the itinerary, guides, and dining. We booked early July in order to take pre-boarding day trips to the lavender fields outside Avignon. As with all of our bike-barge tours, we have met and befriended the most interesting and wonderful people. Summer heat and some challenging ascents could be mitigated by reserving an e-bike.
Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
Amsterdam to Bruges was our first bike and barge experience in 2016. The experience of small group travel, seeing villages and countrysides at 12-14 mph, and the coziness of barge life intoxicated us. We have since done six more tours. Everyone unique, quirky, full of beautiful vistas, and future friends from all over the world. If you are considering this type of travel adventure for the first time, this tour is for you. AND for you stubborn Americans, there is absolutely no stigma attached to e-bikes. In fact, they are prolific throughout Europe.
Wendy V.2 months ago
Our crew and tour guides were fantastic. Not to mention the food onboard was outstanding.
Donna W.3 months ago
This was a trip of a lifetime for me. Hein and Marjolein were wonderful trip leaders and so knowledgeable about the cities we visited. They made the trip a delight and handled any glitches that arose seamlessly. It helped that they had lived in the area for several years and were familiar with the customs and history of the Veneto.The food provided by Alberto and Daniele was superb and plentiful, and reflected the cuisine of northern Italy. And Jano was amazing at piloting the Ave Maria through the canals and lagoon. Francesco did a great job anticipating and fulfilling our requests throughout the trip.The Ave Maria was a perfect vessel for our weeklong tour of the Po River valley of northern Italy. The staterooms were very comfortable and had ample room for two people and their belongings. It was very interesting to hear about the transition of a derelict barge into the sleek Ave Maria that was our home for a week.I would love to do another trip with this group to explore a new area of Europe in the future.
Ric B.3 months ago
The trip was awesome. Everything was 1st rate. We loved all of our staff. Each person on the staff went the extra mile to make the tour very special!
cynthia w.3 months ago
This was our second bike and barge with tripsite. It exceded our expectations. The room had plenty of storage, the staff was outstanding and the meals were all excellent. Our tripsite vacation was perfect.
Shaunna A.3 months ago
Merlijn Mainz to MerzigGermany
This was our first Bike & Barge, but it won't be our last! The whole trip was fabulous, the biking, the crew, the food, the other passengers and Tripsite for organizing it all!
Diane C.3 months ago
Ave Maria is a beautiful comfortable well equipped boat. The staff was courteous, helpful, pleasant and efficient. The food absolutely the best! plentiful and with great variety. Our tour host Hein and Mayleine were awesome. They were well informed about the historic and local areas that we traveled thru and were humorous, kind and considerable for all the guests needs and abilities.The tour was a well planned route thru some lovely back roads and small towns and cities. The bicycles were very good and easy to ride. It is very difficult to choose just one memorable part of the trip it was well worth the time we waited to enjoy the Boat/Barge.
Kathleen R.3 months ago
Quo Vadis Merzig to CochemGermany
Bicycling through the beautiful vineyards and the opportunity to visit picturesque towns.
Laurie H.3 months ago
Seeing venice on a sunny day from the roof of an historic building. Biking through the countryside and villages. Excellent food.
Jorge T.3 months ago
Clair de Lune Strasbourg to NancyFrance
There were several memorable parts:Both Strasbourg and Nancy are beautiful cities with a great deal of medieval charm; the Valley of the Locks with its dried abandoned channels and locks, and of course, the St Louis-Arzviller lock, where lock, water and boats are lifted (or lowered) 42 m, replacing 17 locks we saw abandoned; our boat, the Clair de Lune and its friendly and competent crew, the smallest barge we had ventured in till then, but that it showed us the efficiency of its cabin layouts to remove previous concerns about barge size to the point that we are booking another trip on a similar sized barge next year.
John L.3 months ago
Arriving into Venice on the Ave Maria. In beautiful Lido we turned in our bikes and by the way they were terrific bikes. I even named mine. I hated to to see "Lisa Marie" go into storage but what came next was even more spectacular. To arrive in magical Venice by boat on a glorious fall day with brilliant sun glistening off the buildings and the water was breath-taking. The fact that the crew had arranged pizza and cocktails only added to the experience. And then that sunset! What a day!
Lawrence S.3 months ago
This was my fourth bike/barge tour with Tripsite, and it was just as amazing as the other trips. Loved every moment. The ship and crew were simply outstanding. The only disappointment is that the itinerary said we would be in Metz for the evening, to even include a walking tour. We were greatly looking forward to it. However, we left Metz within an hour of boarding. It was a great topic of conversation among many passengers, who were also disappointed. So I’m not sure why we even started in Metz, to only leave right away and travel quite a distance to our first port. Other than that, it was as wonderful as each of my other Trip Site vacations.
Gary M.3 months ago
Sharman H.3 months ago
The food by Sylvia and Irena was delicious and the daily movies by Hugo gave us a sweet memory .
Susan E.3 months ago
The itinerary was terrific. We had fabulous guides who gave us lots of information about the sites we were visiting. The boat was very comfortable and the food was great. We had just 20 participants and everyone was very interesting and friendly. Can't wait for our next trip!