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Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Vern O. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip was "The Entire Trip"!!! We met so many wonderful people. Our guide Jürgen Gehrke was "The Best"!! So much fun and really went above and beyond taking our group on special tours and always knowing the best Pubs for "The First of The Day"!!!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Linda B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Best Part? Exploring new places in a relaxing way and getting exercise at the same time.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Margaret B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery along the Danube was beautiful and we had lots of fun. Two things I would mention to people planning to do the trip 1) Realize that there is only time to see 1 or maybe 2 of the many sites listed for any given day. There is a small window of time that the barge will be in dock. We had envisioned having a leisurely ride seeing all these great sites and getting back to the barge by the end of the afternoon but thats not how it works. 2) Pay attention to whether you bought bike insurance through Tripsite b/c the barge staff will also sell it and they don't seem to know whether you have it already. We couldn't remember and the wifi was so bad that we couldn't verify so we ended up double paying for it.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jane F. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Every minute of this trip was amazing. Would do it all over again!
Boat: MS Normandie
Around Lake Constance by Laura M. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Biking beside Lake Constance, stopping for a beverage along the way and the complete satisfaction of a great week! And as always spending time with great friends!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Nita W. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My sister and two friends are not hard core cyclists and found our jaunt down the Danube, from Passau to Budapest just the right degree of difficulty, enjoying the Hospitality aboard the My Story when not exploring by bike. Sufficient time was allotted to get to the next boarding spot and it was wonderful to compare the days adventures with our English speaking table over a tasty dinner. I loved not having to pack and unpack as one does on many tours. Our berth was tiny, but not much time is spent there besides sleeping. My low point for the trip was the onboard entertainment. Then again, I’m just not a big ABBA fan or fan of one man band keyboards. Others seemed fine with it. The staff created a fun international atmosphere and pirate night was a blast. We Canadians were largely responsible for that. One of us in particular.The additional excursions were worth it. I’ll not forget the schnapps and goulash and wild dulcimer music in Budapest!I did fine riding Vienna somewhat challenging as I’m not used to city cycling, but it was optional. I loved the hop on hop off in Budapest. Loved the quaint statues and architecture of Bratislava. Loved riding the wine region in Austria.We four talk gloat about this trip with such fond memories, it was a truly amazing, friendship time -literally!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Cheryle C. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It was wonderful being with the tour guide, both relaxing and visiting places we would not have found on our own. The wine tasting and lunch stops were great. Also, we had a very blustery day and our guide found a route to get the wind behind us instead of sideways! There were a couple of issues with government closing roads and the staff got us where we needed to be on time regardless of the intrusion. Wonderful barge, great food and awesome people in our group.Our second trip with Tripsite.....we plan on a third next year!
Around Lake Constance by Janis B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery, hotels and food were great. People were very friendly. The maps for this self-guided trip around Lake Constance were not detailed enough, did not provide information for intersections and turns. We had many times that we did not which way to go. Definitely need better maps.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Deborah A. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I wanted to see quaint villages and remote hard-to-get-to places. I was able to do that and pleased with our itinerary. Bike was awesome and made me want to change my bike at home. I had non- electric.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Suzanne B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The incredible scenery and the wonderful people. We met some incredible new friends on the trip.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Brent F. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Bikes were in terrible condition. My while broke down with 10 miles left on the first day. My wife’s bike had a flat that the crew was just going to fill with air. My sister-in-laws bike broke down 5 miles out on the third day. Food was poor. Very few English speakers among the crew. Directions and maps for the rides were poor or non existent. When we complained we were told. “Well you made it back didn’t you?”
Countries: Austria, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sheri S. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My most memorable part of the trip was traveling with friends who have different cycling abilities. There was a something for everyone. The staff was helpful and very professional.
Along the Danube-Iron Gates by Gayle D. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Simple the thrill of cycling through Europe along the Danube River.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Jeanne D. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The serene beauty of the country side of Germany, Austria and Hungry. Riding a bike through these wonderful countries was very special. The barge ride was very relaxing after a day of riding.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Laney B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful and the accommodations were great. The riding was a pleasure start to finish. We loved it all and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Ken S. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We really enjoyed the Abbey in Melk, Tulln Gardens and the short walk about tour in Bratislavia
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Mary B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip was sitting on the top deck in the evening, wrapped in a blanket, watching the clouds sail past the moon as the barge moved on to our next city on the Danube.Ensure you respond to the call to choose a table for meals on the barge if you wish to sit with or close to friends.Stay an extra night in Passau if you have the time...there is a lot to see and do.If possible, do some cycling before your trip to prepare you for the daily tours.If you would prefer to cycle with a guide let your agent know and they may be able to arrange it. It may be an option and worth an extra cost if it would make your trip more enjoyable.
Our bike tour guide was terrific. It was wonderful to not have to worry about missing sites. Riding in Vienna was made easy by 2 tour guides. Our group was like family by the end of the trip. The director of the boat made sure we made it to the opera night on time despite heavy traffic and extra security due to an important government meeting. Our rooms were immaculate. Our second trip with Tripsite and we plan on doing another next year!
Innsbruck to Venice by Carla from Tripsite 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Kathy - Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the trip overall. I wanted to point out that for this tour, and many other tours, we can offer GPS tracks. Cycling with GPS makes for stress free cycling! Even if you make the wrong turn, the GPS will redirect you correctly. You can download the tracks onto your GPS device or an app on your smart phone. Here is a really great blog about riding with GPS.
Countries: Austria, Italy
Innsbruck to Venice by Kathy Feeley 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We found the signage very poor on this tour especially getting out of Verona.We ended up out in the suburbs for 3 hours and wasted half a day,getting tired and frustrated.Please improve this ,it would make the trip more enjoyable.Green arrows need to be much more frequently placed.Sometimes we got to a T intersection and even with the instruction book had no clue which way to turn.Bikes were great!Hotel in Padua was not in a nice area,though close to the station.Did not feel safe at night given all the refugees hanging around outside the hotelGenerally the hotels would be better if they were closer to the town center in each cityScenery lovely ,some great countryside and villages.Enjoyed the trip but stressed out looking for green arrows that we often could not find.Definitely need GPS.
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Jeanne D. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Allison B. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Quaint towns, lovely countryside, old world charm. Our trip will linger in our minds.
Boat: MS Arkona
Innsbruck to Bolzano by Barry N. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It’s quite difficult to review this trip as there were many great experiences like the scenery after we escaped the narrow valley from Innsbruck to about Imst but there were some cons. In the beginning of the trip we felt the cycle path, even though fantastic to have, was often too close to the railway or an autobahn (and the associated noise) to make for wonderful riding. The hotels and half board were mostly good but some noisy and the one in Imst not only noisy but also the food was definitely (for half board), poor. Some hotels were standouts - the small excellent hotel in Mals and the food in the hotel in Meran. The guides were not accurate with addendums with corrections and GPS (as per our previous bike trip) would have been better.
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Marisa C. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was awesome. The bike trails were excellent and we were so much in contact with nature that we couldn't believe it. Everything was very well organized and the villages and cities we visited were great. No complaints except for the Flamenco Hotel in Budapest, which was not as expected. We had to have our breakfast in the lobby sitting on a sofa because there weren't enough tables for all the guests. They didn't refill the breakfast buffet and no one took care of the spills on the tables. Besides the rooms were old and smelly. But it was just a hotel and we will definitely do more of these trips in the near future because it was a great adventure and a memorable experience! I really recommend Tripsite.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Stephen G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The food on board the ship was amazing, and at a higher quality more expensive competitors. I would definitely consider blog about riding with GPS again.
Innsbruck to Bolzano by Brent H. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip. The scenery was breathtaking and the hotels were in good locations close to the center of towns.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by William G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Carissima had nice cabins that had ample room. The staff were truly amazing with their customer service. The daily briefings provided us with most of the information that we needed for the ride and Albert was excellent at answering all questions for those of us that needed extra help. We only had a few issues with directions. The bikes were in great condition, shifted easily and not as heavy as I expected, we used regular bikes. The cycling paths were filled with beautiful scenery and easy cycling. Touring in Vienna was much easier than expected. It was unfortunate that the water level was too low to take the boat all the way to Budapest but Rad Reisen did their best to make sure that their customers had a good experience and provided a tour bus to transport the people to Budapest, providing them with a nice lunch of traditional Hungarian food. The food on the Carissima was very well planned, their chef was excellent in his food preparation. I personally would have preferred a lot more vegetables but overall was very happy with his meal planning. The dining room was a bit noisy with all the people chattering so this made it difficult to converse with some of the other people at our table. The waiters were outstanding in their hard work. We will definitely go on more of these trips as we enjoy being active on vacations. This trip was a wonderful experience and so enjoyable.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was the 4th of the boat bike trips we had done with Tripsite and I would say the best. Our guide Axel was amazing and being able to visit the many little villages along the Danube was wonderful. We had two rainy days right at the start but we all came prepared so was still great rides. Biking around Vienna was really incredible as there are many good bike paths however one had to watch carefully as there were also many tourists. Our visit to Budapest was also a major highlight. Our guide Axel walked with us up to Buda Hill to visit the Fisherman’s Bastion for the most amazing views of Pest at night. The Bastion was also a beautiful sight at night.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Jeanne L. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great family reunion and scenic vacation. E-bikes made it easy for less experienced bicyclists to keep up with trained cyclists. Nice to hear all 8 of us laughing while riding!
Around Lake Constance by Jane M. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful. The extra excursions were popular with our group. The breakfasts were great.
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