Amsterdam to Bruges Bike Tour Reviews 91 to 120 of 221

 

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Joe V. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most memorable part: We stopped at a small bar and had a fabulous time dancing and singing!

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Susan L. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    A fantastic tour, with knowledgeable guides that led us through Holland and Belgium. Everything aboard the Magnifique III was top notch and any concerns we had (our room was a little musty) were dealt with immediately and to our satisfaction. The biking was very enjoyable, primarily on bike paths and even when on roads the cars are very respectful of bicyclists. The routes at 50km lengths sound daunting but were the perfect length to fill the day along with frequent breaks for pictures and beer! I do recommend saddle time prior to the trip and bike shorts! The bikes were in excellent condition too. Overall one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. Highly recommend. If you are more adventurous you can download the maps on your phone and go self-guided. Many in our group did that and had no issues.

    Boat: Magnifique III

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Jeanie R. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    CycleTours gave us a unique and thoroughly enjoyable way to see a country that was new to us. We cycled through farms and villages where there were no tourists -- met local folks and saw how they lived. Our delightful and knowledgeable guide made sure that the pace of each day's cycling was do-able by people of different abilities -- often we'd cycle for an hour or two, stop for coffee; cycle for an hour or so, eat lunch. Cycle for an hour and stop for refreshment; cycle an hour and we're "home", where bowls of nuts, cookies, and tea/coffee/juice welcomed us.

    Boat: Zwaan

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Julie R. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Overall, it was a great trip - boat and crew, bikes, guide, fellow passengers. Where this trip fell short of a previous bike boat trip that I did, was that this trip lacked interesting stops along our cycle route. It felt more like getting from point A to point B with a brief coffee or lunch stop - no tours along the way. From my understanding in talking with the boat owner/captain, the cycling routes and stops are planned by Bike Boat Tours.

    Boat: Zwaan

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

    • Amsterdam to Bruges
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Julie!
      Thanks for sharing this feedback. You are correct, the itinerary is designed by our local partner. Some tours depending on the particular region, group size/ability, length of tour, and logistics surrounding boat travel have more time in the itinerary for excursions and stops along the way. You can find more information about daily cycling routes and planned stops under the "day-to-day itinerary" section on all of our tour pages. Hope this helps when planning your next trip!

      Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Karina M. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Riding through the tulip fields and the Kuekenhoff gardens on the same day is a memory that will stay with me forever.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Nancy V. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I was surprised at how great everything was.

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Rebecca K. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The bike trip, the guide, the staff were all memorable. I'm not easily pleased. The trip was beyond my expectations. Loved riding through the countryside. Our guide was terrific while very responsible he was also fun and made everyone feel at ease. Although I was a solo guest he always made me feel comfortable. They staff was outstanding. Hard working and sooo nice. Again very friendly and just wanted everyone to be happy. Have shared my positive experience with so many friends, etc. I am happily considering another trip this summer. I'm an American and a somewhat simple/picky eater... at times I didn't care for what was served. Suggestion...Possibly more variety for lunch. It was the same everyday. Some type of luncheon meats and cheese.

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Amy M. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: We went outside at sunset and saw a flock of geese heading overhead as the sun turned the sky to pinks and blues and cotton candy clouds.

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Sandy W. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Everything about the trip was fantastic....5*.
    It was over and above our expectations.
    First, we were totally surprised with the beautiful barge.
    The staff was incredible, meeting our every need.
    The chef never ceased to amaze us with delicious food.
    Definitely will do bike and barge again.
    We have recommended it to many people and actually some are already booked for May.
    Keep up the good work.

    Boat: Magnifique (Princesse Royal)

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Sandra B. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was our second Bike &Barge trip through Tripsite. Although both trips were different, both were amazing! Accommodations, food, staff, bike routes, guides....all top notch! Even the guests were terrific - a mix from several continents. Tripsite's online reps are knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. These trips offer an opportunity to experience the true flavor of other countries and cultures, without depending on bus tours or renting a car. Pedaling through villages, dining at back-roads cafes, chatting with locals at pubs... you're mingling with the locals, escaping from the crowded tourist spots.
    Planning a 3rd trip. Can't wait!

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Robert R. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: The stops along the way in the small German towns.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Lisa G. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was our first trip and we weren't sure what to expect. We had a phenomenal time. It was just the right level of difficulty in riding and a perfect amount of time to explore the area. The barge was a good, clean place to stay and the staff did an excellent job keeping it clean and keeping us well fed. We would highly recommend to our friends.

    Boat: Sailing Home

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Michael W. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Great scenery, easy riding - a very enjoyable week aboard the Fluvius.

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Bob T. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The on board accommodation exceeded our expectations, the boat exceeded our expectations, the staff were very accommodating, the tour route was excellent and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great trip!!

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Susan H. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The chef we had on our barge made the meals memorable. This was an outstanding experience in every way except perhaps a few longer-than-expected bike days. However, we were the oldest and least prepared on the boat, so others likely found the distances just right.

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by John L. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Experiencing the people and landscape of Holland and Belgium. The staff were top notch. But, the June heat wave left us in stifling heat with the ventilation turned off at night. Everyone of our fourteen people missed a day of riding to get some rest, as we couldn’t sleep at night.

    Boat: Magnifique (Princesse Royal)

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Lindsay B. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Riding our bikes through the towns and the countryside really get to see everything smell everything meeting new people it was a lot of fun. Been telling everybody about it would love to do it again.

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Debbie H. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Always have two guides. I can’t imagine having only one for such a diverse level of skills. We had one guide who lacked interpersonal skills. She lost her temper several times at several clients. I was one of those on the receiving end.

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

    • Amsterdam to Bruges
      by Jehiel from Tripsite 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for sharing this feedback. We agree that two guides are needed for bigger groups, so for 2018 there will be two tour guides. This will allow the guides to care for the needs of smaller subgroups and will hopefully make the biking experience stress-free for everyone!
      We hope to help you plan your next trip! Thanks again :)

      Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Rob & Anne H. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Toured with Merlijn on the Nekar and Rhine Rivers to Koblenz. I'd have to say that peddling thru the beautiful forest then entering the awesome vineyards had to of been the best memories of the trip! We were up to speed on the bicycling requirements, I'd suggest that the requirements and maybe a suggestion for pre training be spelled out in better detail for people planning a trip. We enjoyed the trip enough to book our third trip!

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Neal P. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    It was so wonderful to cycle through 2 beautiful countries taking in the scenery and ambiance.

    Boat: Magnifique (Princesse Royal)

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Norval G. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Barge food excellent quality, diverse selections and plentiful.

    Boat: Zwaan

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by David F. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    This was our second bike and barge trip. Lenny and her crew were fantastic hosts, making us feel at home on their boat.

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Joanne R. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We were thrilled with our Bike & Barge from Amsterdam to Brugge! Everything was 5 star! Highly recommend

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Suki G. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Book from Brugge to Amsterdam to avoid headwinds. Expect riding in country with nothing special to see.

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Kathi T. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The entire trip was fantastic. I personally could have benefited with a few less km per day but that is my fault for not training as much as I should have. The chef and the guide, Leroy and Alfonse were amazing. The boat was comfortable and elegant. First rate all around!

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Peter W. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The trip wasn't exactly as I understood it would be. The staff were absolutely great, couldn't be any better. The guide was also very good, knowledgeable and patient. However, it seems to me that the objective of each day's ride was to get from point A to point B; we didn't stop enough to enjoy & explore the sites along the way. Also, I wonder about riding thru farmers' fields. Perhaps that was the only way to reach certain destinations. We needed better introductions in the first meeting. We should have introduced ourselves at that meeting. We were 32 strangers together for 8 days, let's start with introductions.
    The food was pretty average. Breakfast was fine; once in a while there was hot food served but you had to be aggressive to get any, there wasn't enough to go around. Food available for lunch was fine, no complaints. Dinners were disappointing. We didn't need gourmet dinners, we needed substantial meals. The best meal was the Read more… BBQ, there was enough food. Other meals were inadequate. Dinner on the last night was abysmal and the dessert was a joke, 1/2 a glass of liquid. I would like to see bar prices posted and a statement produced on the last day. I have no idea if I was charged the correct amount or not; not that I don't trust the staff, as I said they were great. In spite of sounding like a chronic complainer, my wife and I are talking about doing another Bike & Barge trip, we really enjoyed this one. Don't take my comments as negative criticism, take them as suggestions for improvement, no one is perfect.

    Boat: Magnifique (Princesse Royal)

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

    • Amsterdam to Bruges
      by Jehiel 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Peter!
      Thanks for submitting such thorough feedback. I am sorry the trip wasn't exactly as you expected but I'm glad you still had a great time. We will use your comments to improve this tour and better educate travelers.
      Just to clear, you can always request a receipt for your bar tab. In the future, if you have any questions regarding the food, bar, or logistics pertaining to the trip, our knowledgable staff is here to help.
      Be sure to let us know your preferences before you book your next trip and we will do our very best to help you find a tour that fits your needs.
      Thanks again!

      Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Kathleen H. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I loved every minute of it! :) Thank you so much for a great adventure!

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

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