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Innsbruck to Bolzano by Philip S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Loved the route through small towns & vineyards in Sud Tyrol.Guide book could be improved with maps incorporated.
Countries: Austria, Italy
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by pam 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Two ladies and I ( all in our 60's) just finished this tour on My Story. Having no experience with bike/barge I was not sure what to expect. What we got was a fabulous trip through some of the most scenic and beautiful country I've ever seen. Our tour guide, Stephan, was charming and informative. This tour was run by Rad and Reisen. They did a great job of marking the routes, although a few times we did get a little turned around. The food was top-notch and the staff did an excellent job of entertaining the travelers. I was impressed by the over-all professionalism. The riding was easy and on mostly asphalt with very few inclines. Only draw back was the size of the cabins. The pictures are a little misleading. When the second bed was lowered there was almost no room to walk by each other. You needed to be a contortionist to use the bathroom. But, since you really didn't spend a lot of time in the room it was tolerable. All in all would highly recommend this trip.
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Vicki H. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I loved every moment of the trip. The boat and the meals were far better than I had expected, the staff was super friendly and the fun activities were great. I look forward to booking another trip. I recommend that people read their information prior to daily outings as there is a lot to absorb. Also, take time on the first day to be sure your bicycle is a good fit. It was a magnificent adventure!
The most memorable part of this trip was riding through kilometers of apple orchards on a beautifully paved bike trail.
Innsbruck to Bolzano by Phil & Kim 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
What an awesome bike trip!!Well organized, incredible scenery, great hotels, mild/moderate difficulty.Recommend to anyone in reasonable fitness level.
Munich to Vienna (no longer available)by Evan C. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
A big thank you to all your staff and to Austria for making my journey a wonderful experience.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Pat L. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was Day 6 Rossatz - Pochlarn was the most scenic part of the trail. Magical small villages - wish the whole route could have been like this. Most of the trail was uneventful, some of the trail was in poor shape and rough riding. Unfortunately, there was a language barrier between the Americans and the tour guide, so instructions were not always clear, and we needed to fend for ourselves most of the time. Certain sections of map were confusing and trail was not well marked. We made it though, and enjoyed the adventure!Beautiful cities and villages to visit - wish we would have had more time to explore! All in all very good trail ride and good trip!
Moravia by DeeDee & Steve C. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We've already recommended this trip and Tripsite when friends and family ask us about our experience. We'd also like to complement Bird Service--the Polish bike tour affliate who organized the trip. Bird Service did a great job arranging all transportation, hotels & dinners.
Countries: Czech Republic, Poland, Austria
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV (no longer available)by Jehiel 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Thanks for the feedback, Jack. We are working with our local partner to make the routes more clear. Glad you had a great trip!
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV (no longer available)by Jack G. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Very satisfied with Route, only comment the finish was not as clear a couple times to find the Hotel location.
The guide needed to be more clear on the final route to hotels .
Heidi,Thank you for sharing this feedback with us! We are working hard with our local partners to provide you with detailed and thorough information before your trip. Thanks again for your feedback!
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV (no longer available)by Heidi L. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The route (along the Danube) was excellent - all paved, mostly with a view of the river and away from traffic. Markings were great and easy to follow.
We were provided with a lot of information (maps, routes, suggestions), but they were in separate books and materials. It would be helpful if they could be integrated more, or if we could have received more of the information ahead of time. It took us a couple of days to sort through the various pieces.
The best hotel was in St. Agatha. The best meals were at our hotel in Melk. Grein was a very cool town, with lots of art and theater. It was also very picturesque as we approached. The most beautiful site was the Abbey in Melk; the most meaningful was the Mauthausen Memorial. The biggest surprise was the swimming pool at our hotel in Krems. We loved the Wachau Valley, where we had vouchers for a bottle of wine and a tasting of liqueur. We also loved having the bikes available to explore Vienna, on the last day of our magical week.
Along the Danube - Danube Experience (no longer available)by Mike W. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The trip was well run and organized. The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to ride. The selected routes were easy to follow and offered many sights and excursions. Would highly recommend this trip.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia
Around Lake Constance by Sinéad D. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was my 4th cycling holiday but this year the quality of bikes was poor, only had 7 gears, had 21 gears every other year and did not like the back pedal brake.
Most memorable part was Stein am Rhein, and also liked the fact we could stop cycling and jump into the lake whenever we wanted.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Around Lake Constance by Shirley P. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hotels varied. My daughter stayed at Hotel Krenn-- not great. Food in Rhein am Stein not good. Hotel St Leonard and Hotel Cholsteroff had the best food. The rides were fantastic, would say the last day was a bit boring and less scenic (especially the second half). Would have been nice to include the Rhine falls. Would love to do it again as there were many sights we didn't get to see! Loved the trip and have highly recommended it back home.
Around Lake Constance by Shirley Pollock 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
6 of us did this tour and pretty much have only good things to say about it. The scenery was breathtaking, the sightseeing good, although we didn't always have enough time to see everything recommended. The last day was a bit boring as we seemed to ride alongside the railway a large amount of the time. Our luggage was always at the hotel on arrival. Booking the dinner option was well worth it as after a long day one doesn't feel like having to find somewhere to eat that is agreeable to all. All in all the hotels were good. My daughter and niece had to stay in a different hotel on one occasion and it was not good. Breakfasts were generally good. Our hotel in Kressbonn was actually a little before the town and wasn't well described in the directions but 10km later we got there! We would like to do the trip again as we felt there is so much to see. I think one could spend an extra day in some places if time permits.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by M. Linwood 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We found the boat comfortable and the staff really helpful and friendly. The trip was most relaxing and a good insight into the Danube countryside.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by M. Mander 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part: The staff on board the ship, our guide, the beautiful sights and most importantly the people we met in the countries we visited. They were warm, welcoming and really made you feel like a special visitor.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mark Mander 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Started our tour July 17th. Things went smoothly after they had gotten the engine fixed which caused a change in our first days agenda. They really came through in making up for the inconvenience. Staff on the ship and Stephan our Rad and Reisen rep were great.
All in all it was an excellent vacation, very well organized. All the ships staff were friendly and willing to go that extra step to make it a great experience. The food was wonderful, accommodations great.
I thought our Rad and Reisen biking guide Hugo did an excellent job navigating our group from spot to spot. Despite having quite a large group( English, German and Dutch speaking) he was able to spend time with all of us making sure we had a great experience. He was very personable and got our group from point A to B safely, making sure we had time to see and experience the many special places communities along the Danube.
He even went above and beyond to make my experience extra special. Having MS meant that I could not participate in the walking tours. He took it upon himself to make sure I was included by providing me with my own tour using bicycles. This would have been a night off for him and he knew that I would not be able to take part due to my limited ability to walk any distance due to my MS. It was one of my more memorable experiences thanks to Hugo.
He certainly looked after all of us and was accessible day and night to answer any questions and assist to make our trip an experience of a lifetime.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by L. Schmidlin 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Was a great trip. Boat and tour guide were outstanding. Some of the staff were a bit stand-offish, but within reason. Just didn't make you feel 100% welcomed all the time (made you feel more of a guest than family) but again, well within reason. Got lost a few times so perhaps the maps could be a bit more directed, but again, not bad. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Thanks - Larry
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV (no longer available)by R. Kocher 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery between Passau and Vienna was the most memorable part of the trip, even when we were away from the Danube. Beautiful.
The reason I gave the first question a 4 out of 5 is because the daily rides were long enough that it was hard (tiring) to get back out in the evenings to see the local sites or to see some of the sites along the way. That was probably also a result of trying to coordinate and corral too many people (9 on our trip) to get things done in a timely manner. I suspect the 10-day option for this trip might have been better for us.
Regarding route and description guides, sometimes it was a little too much to remember to coordinate the route book, the additional instructions in the travel documents (voucher) book, and Rad & Reisen's Travel Information book, not to mention the daily itinerary in the literature advertising this trip. In fact, the worst mistake we made was the worst one we could have made: ignoring the instructions to take the van transfer from Grein to Gasthof zum Aigner Kreuz, Bad Kreuzen to avoid very steep inclines. However, some of the literature given to us suggested we go to Klam Castle (a good way up the incline to Bad Kreuzen), which was not on the way to Grein, and that is what we did.
I've now taken 5 bike trips in Europe: 2 using hotels, 3 using boats/barges. Barges are easier: you only have to unpack and repack once while riding.
Thank you for all your help putting this trip together. Overall, it was a great experience.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by J. Lockwood 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Only bad was some hills and a very long bridge (wife is afraid of heights and had to walk the over mile long bridge).
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by M. Collins 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The boat was not in location we were told it would be. But once there the boat was good. The tour guide didn't seem to know the route as well as he should have. The directions on the maps could have been a lot better But we did have a great time but would recommend a different route next time.
Tripsite was great. Would highly recommend booking with them.
Four Country Tour by K. McKay 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Ok so.... all the hotels were perfect and suited to the atmosphere of our biking trip except for the Einstein Hotel in St. Gallen which was not in keeping with the "atmosphere" of the trip...a little too fancy if you get my drift. Also some of the breakfasts left a little to be desired but this could also have been from us just getting tired of eating the same type of food every day. The people in the hotels were all so friendly and accommodating! The bikes were perfect especially for my 6'2" husband. I had trouble with my gears one day, the next day a new bike arrived. Best service! The first ride (I think 65 kms from Lake Constanz to Zurich) was long and boring! Bike path most of the way. Not sure what could be done about that. The rest of the rides were awesome through little towns, gorgeous scenery. We will be booking our next bike tour with you next year!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by S. Woodhouse 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We very much enjoyed coming back to the Theodor Korner each afternoon and the camaraderie on board this boat. Previously we have been on hotel to hotel cycling trips, which we have also enjoyed, but this time we enjoyed not having to pack up each morning. The staff were all delightful, the meals excellent and the cycling / sightseeing just right for us. Even the rain a couple of days didn't dampen our spirits. The only thing to mention that Tripsite had wrong on the info we were sent was that we were told that credit cards could not be used for purchases on board. In fact we were able to use a credit card.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by S. Irwin 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The details of the transfer from Munich Airport to Passau was not described in the online information, but detailed in the updated information leaflet found in the cabin once aboard (too late). The online leaflet needs to be updated with details of where the transfer desk can be found at Munich Airport.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by S. Burwell 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The plan changed from recommending biking in Budapest...to it not being recommended - and therefore no briefing/description of the route was provided. While the stickers on signposts helped to guide the way, the book could have been more fully annotated. The boat was too full, there were not enough dishes for all passengers, dinner took 3 hours (2 hours too long). Bikes were generally in good repair and available when promised. Although the food was very good, bottled water was not provided every day as contracted.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jehiel 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hi A. Roebelen,Sorry to hear you found the bike route confusing. We have passed your feedback on and are working to make the route more clear. As for wifi, quality and availability can vary from boat to boat. We suggest purchasing portable travel wifi, an affordable and easy way to stay connected while traveling. You can find all the details on our FAQ page. Thanks for your feedback!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by A. Roebelen 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The bike path signs were sometimes hard to follow and we got off course a few times.The staff of the boat, The Normandie, was fabulous. The food was better than we expected and they were very accommodating with our lunches. The wifi was very disappointing.
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Ron Zauski 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
A great adventure... We found the trail well marked throughout the journey; several times, at moments of confusion, we found discreet signs or stickers from a biking organization pointing the way. Budapest was exotic. Vienna was ultra-clean and organized. Bratislava had quaint, old-European, windy roads to explore. But my favorite parts of the trip were smaller towns and villages of Gyor, Bad Deutsch, the castle at Hainburg, the Hotel Bow Garden in Komarno, Slovakia (it is an old synagogue with a bowling lane at the reception desk!), and the jewels in the basilica in Esztergom. This is my third trip with Tripsite in 6 years; I am already seeking ideas for the fourth.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
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