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Linda G.1 month ago
Along the Danube - Four Country TourAustria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
This was my first bike and barge trip and it was wonderful! I plan to do more biking and cruising! It was fun traveling with 14 friends.
Richard M.1 month ago
Around Lake ConstanceAustria, Germany, Switzerland
The whole experience was fantastic! The operator was extremely well organized - all our bikes were ready, the explanations were detailed and thorough and the maps/information booklet was very useful.Hotel selections were fabulous and a real treat to arrive at each after day of riding. Hotel staff were well prepared to deal with biking groups; our luggage was always easy to retrieve.The "extra" day we spent in Lindau was also very enjoyable.
Christa K.1 month ago
The bike rentals were heavy, I normally ride an enduro style mountain bike which is super light compared to the rentals. Next time I would look into different bikes as there was two big hills we had to climb for one hotel. All hotels were amazing and paying extra for city centre was worth it. We were surprised to find that there was a huge language barrier in Germany- they were not at all accommodating and even rolled their eyes when we spoke English. All European countries I have been to will at least try and we can get a meal ordered.
CARLOS P.1 month ago
Around Lake Constance - 12 DayAustria, Germany, Switzerland
Piero B.1 month ago
The whole tour was fantastic.Perfect cycling path on all 3 countries crossed.nice villages and mood.Perfectly organized and targeted for families.
Catherine A.1 month ago
Fortuna Along the Danube - Four Country TourAustria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
The most memorable aspect of the Danube River Bike and Barge was the incredible scenery that we experienced. Every day was visually stunning but varied from the day before. We biked through hardwood and conifer forests, vineyards, classic villages, wooded pathways always along the beautiful river. The people we encountered were friendly, helpful and fun. It is a treasured memory.
Tina C.2 months ago
The last day of biking was the best! We biked through beautiful vineyards and to the quaint little town of Durnstein for some chocolates and apricot liquor tastings. It was the only day some of our group really used their e-bikes - the other routes were mostly flat with few opportunities to change gears or use the e-bike assist. For a relatively experienced biker, there was no need for an e-bike on this trip.
Gerilyn K.2 months ago
Vineyard ride thru austria
Israel A.2 months ago
Swiss Crown Along the Danube - Passau to ViennaAustria, Germany
Fantastic tour, suitable to me and my wife. The boat "Swiss Crown" was luxurious, and we loved the real outside small balcon of the room. All facilities (meals, bar, crew service) were very good. The "social" part, include meeting of varios kind ol people, was very interesting. The tour organizer' (Yorgen) was one of a kind!!! We are planning our next tour in Holland (Tulip Tour).
Sheila Riggs2 months ago
Salzburg & the 7 LakesAustria
Off we trundled with minimal guidance from the mapping app…thank goodness one of our group had a European SIM card, so Google maps was a bit more helpful. It would be nice if the maps & book (that WE didn’t get) told us which bike path to follow clearly. We figured out we were basically following the R2…until we weren’t…
The hotels were generally great, if a bit off the beaten path. So, no wandering about in the towns after we had our Read More showers and got ourselves changed.
Meals, both dinners and breakfasts, were tasty and ample. Most of the hotels could use some decent pillows; they were either flat or lumpy.
Sorry, while I enjoyed the trek, I think Pack-n-Pedal let us down on this trip. I don’t believe I will use them again. Some minor offer of compensation for the stress they caused us would have been welcome.
Suzanne G.2 months ago
The ship, crew and food was were great. Our room was spacious and enjoyed the large window in our room. The dining room staff and food was better than I expected. Bikes were ready for us each morning. I did not rent an e bike and had no problems. The director did go over the bike route with us each day outlining the map route booklet given to us. It needs to be stream lined to much formation. A daily printed summary would be helpful. They do post a daily program in the lobby but a hard copy would help.
Peggy H.2 months ago
The travel along the Danube was breathtaking, stops memorable.Disappointed with the ebike. Although was expecting the bike to be fitted, all participants had the same frame. They adjusted my seat and that was all. I found the ebike extreme heavy! And thus more difficult maneuver. My ebike has a smaller frame and 43lbs. The bike I had was a larger frame and 65lbs. I did have a significant crash so didn’t continue with the biking. The rainy weather contributed to the crash. I strongly suggest various frame bikes.
Michael B.2 months ago
Swiss Crown Along the Danube-Iron GatesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
Our tour director made everything we did fun. Thanks Juergen.
Donald K.2 months ago
The ship and the food were a very favorable part of the trip, lovely.
The bike tours were boring and ill described by the guide. Less farmland and more quaint villages would have met our expectations. The last day was the best.
Fred and Kathleen I.2 months ago
Prinzessin Katharina Along the Danube - Passau to ViennaAustria, Germany
Joseph K.2 months ago
Vienna and Budapest were definite highlights as well as the bike ride from Krems to Melk which was fabulous!
Josephine S.2 months ago
The route, the people we met
William W.2 months ago
Primadonna Along the Danube - Four Country TourAustria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Ship was very nice and staff were friendly and helpful. Everything was spotless clean and bed was comfortable. Dinner meals were pretty mediocre and some of sack lunches included greasy deep fried items. Bikes were in excellent condition and the bike routes were fine, but the written descriptions for navigating the routes were indadequate.
Tripsite Team • 2 months ago Tripsite Staff
Thank you so much for your comments! I'm sorry to hear about the route descriptions, the ability to navigate is essential on our tours and so this issue will definitely be addressed for the 2023 season. We supply GPS tracks as well, which definitely make the riding easier.
Frederick J A.2 months ago
Great biking on an iconic river through the major cities in grand luxury.
DORIS S.2 months ago
A wonderful experience! Good food, lots of fun. Leslie the cruise director was phenomenal! I'm not sure its possible, but it would have been nice to have a little more time in the major cities. The bus trips were a great introduction for a return trip.
Scott H.2 months ago
Prinzessin Katharina Along the Danube - Four Country TourAustria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Highlights: Beautiful scenery along the Danube whether you are on the boat or riding your bike. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. The food offered was excellent along with the service. Biking: I’m a regular cyclist (Road & Mountain) so I chose to ride a standard (non ebike) bike. The bikes are heavy and geared way too high. Fortunately, the terrain is relatively flat so the number of times needing lower gears were few.
Donna M.2 months ago
This was the best trip ever, which makes it hard to think of just one memorable part. Truly everything was memorable, the sights, the food, the experience of biking through small towns, the crew especially Leslie our cruise director. If I had to pick one special moment it would be while biking through the countryside we came across a quaint Food truck selling homemade lemonade. We rested, ate our lunch, shot some darts and drank the most delicious glass of blood orange lemonade. When the trip was over, we all said “let’s do another one next year!”
Allwyn C.2 months ago
Every day was a blast. There are several Lake Constance (Bodensee) tours. We selected the 12-day (11 night) package, which had 9 days of bike rides and one day of "rest" at St Gallen, Switzerland. The rest day turned out to be another adventure because we decided to take the Appenzeller Bahnen (Appenzell Railways) to explore Appenzellerland, per-Alpine landscape, where we hiked up to beautiful lake Seealpsee.
Tips for others: don't stress the biking. Take it easy; take a lot of pictures; make a lot of memories
Alan B.2 months ago
Different city tours were the memborable part both positive and negative. We loved our tour with Peter in Vienna on bikes we did not like our tour with a different Peter in Budapest, he was rude to one of our rides, very opinionated against the West defense of Ukraine, and then left us in the middle of town since he had another tour to go to.
the communication about the departure from the very beginning was a fiasco and then throughout the German presenations were about 50% longer than the English ones. BUt Leslie the Tour Director did a great job overall.
Jan H.2 months ago
Danube Bike Path - Passau to ViennaGermany, Austria
To learn about the customs of our German and Austrian people, and specifically their specialty foods and drinks (Weissbeer). Not at all places one would accept credit or debit cards, so I strongly suggest taking sufficient cash and learn about Bancomat (ATM) machines along the way.
Kurt S.2 months ago
Most memorable parts? Food, people, the rides through the country
Elizabeth M.2 months ago
Swiss Crown Along the Danube - Four Country TourAustria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Susan C.2 months ago
I really enjoyed my trip on the Swiss Crown. The boat is beautiful, the food is fabulous, and the staff is amazing. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I especially loved the city tours we took. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a variety of places and people. The Danube is gorgeous and was surprising sparsely populated in places. Gliding along with a drink on the sun deck is a wonderful way to experience the river itself. I did not ride the bikes, but my entire family enjoyed them and said they were easy to ride. Please take this trip. You will have a great time!
Marianne B.2 months ago
Beautiful vistas daily as we cycled along the Danube
Heidi N.2 months ago
We very much enjoyed our time on the Bike and Barge tour. The boat was very comfortable and the service and food were top notch!There were some issues with staffing the on-site tour guide position, however, the best effort was made to provide as much information and guidance as possible.The scenery is spectacular! The bikes were very good quality and quite comfortable. The E-bike was perfect because it allowed us to turn the power off on flat trails and then use assist when we encountered any inclines. Our only disappointment was the lack of time spent at each location. At times, we did not arrive until late morning or early afternoon, leaving little time to cycle or explore.I would definitely recommend this type of tour for anyone looking to have an active holiday. A wide variety of activity levels can be accommodated.We were also very impressed with the support we received from Tripsite during and after the booking phase.