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Helen Newcombe5 years ago
Magnifique (Princesse Royal) Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
The bikes and scenery were great. The guide was terrible. He was not nice to the American travelers.
Lidia Oosthuizen5 years ago
Tom Stout, the tour guide on the Magnifique is absolutely fantastic at his job. I would go on the same exact same trip again if Tom is the guide :)
Allison Cook5 years ago
Magnifique (Princesse Royal) Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
The bikes were a little beat up, but we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. My one complaint about the boat was that they shut off the AC at night and we couldn't open the portholes, so sleeping was not ideal. This year we are heading to Italy with 20 of our closest friends for the Venice to Mantova tour on the Ave Maria!
James Green5 years ago
Merlijn Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Barge was exceptionally good. The bike tour had some very good portions and a couple of sections that were not very enjoyable. Overall it was a great trip.
John Ummels5 years ago
Wending Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Cycling a wee bit fast. Most people were in fifties & sixties and I was seventy-nine.
Anne Hays5 years ago
Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
We had such a great time we are planning another one and bringing another couple along! Jantein and Henke were the best hosts!
Joanne Ross5 years ago
Fabulous experience. Can't wait to go again.
Anne Moessner5 years ago
Fantabulous! Will be back and do another trip. Am a Tripsite ambassador!
Dave Holmes5 years ago
Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
The stars were the staff of the Elodie. Just wonderful.
Gayle Carter5 years ago
Fleur Bruges to ParisBelgium, France
We had brand new bikes and the guides had to spend most of their early evening time adjusting the bikes (Brugge to Paris trip) but in the end got all the bikes adjusted so they all ran well. All the boat staff and guides were fantastic. Love your trips-must do more.
Gloria Telegan5 years ago
Exceeded our expectations.
Margo Barber5 years ago
We've recommended this trip to lots of people. Would love to do another bike/barge trip.
William Reed5 years ago
Fluvius Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
Evening walking tours of towns by tour guide were a nice extra.
Bob Connor5 years ago
The bikes provided were crap. You could still see the cobwebs. What was particularly egregious was the lack of a decent bicycle pump to bring our tires up to pressure on a daily basis.
Gary Lofland5 years ago
Could not have asked for a better experience. From the start the help and communication was excellent, the staff at Tripsite was superb. The trip itself was great. The staff helpful, the guide did an excellent job.
Fred Tomlin5 years ago
Absolute top quality from stepping aboard the barge through to saying goodbye at the end! We were made to feel special and they sure delivered.
Richard Krenn5 years ago
Gandalf Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
Was disappointed that there seemed to be less cycling per day that expected from the website description.
Beverly Allen5 years ago
Around Romantic BrugesBelgium
Biking in Belgium was wonderful.
Heather Boardman5 years ago
With 30 participants cycling I feel it would have been safer and more enjoyable to ride in 2 guided groups. We were initially hesitant to book this, our first group tourbut my husband and i loved the trip. Accommodation and catering on the Magnifique were excellent. The crew and our guide Tom were encouraging and established a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It was great to meet and cycle with other like minded travellers from USA, Denmark, Germany, Canada and even some other Australians :) We enjoyed cycling on the wonderful cyclepaths in The Netherlands and Belgium. The after dinner town walks gave a great insight into the local areas. We have already recommended this tour to friends and look forward to further adventures! Thank you.
Beda Casstevens5 years ago
Zwaan Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Enjoyed every aspect of the trip.
Tamara MacAskill5 years ago
Brussels to BrugesBelgium
Route guidance and maps need improvement. Otherwise, everything was great.
Tom Giuliano5 years ago
Overall very satisfied. Felt the food quantity could have been increased but very good.
Richard Kurtz5 years ago
Cabins were nicer than I expected. We stayed with the guide as found the routes hard to navigate and the guide knew all the great stops. Dinners were good, breakfast and lunches needed more variety by the end of the week. We had fabulous weather and loved the route. Lots to see.
Bill Bellamy5 years ago
Amsterdam to Bruges was a great first bike trip. Although we averaged 50km/day the pacing allowed much time to soak in the culture and scenery .
Alan Searle5 years ago
One of the most fun vacations we have ever had. It was the right combination of new company, personal time, activity and interest. We'll do it again.
Lynn McCormack5 years ago
We really enjoyed our trip, our guide Thomas was excellent. As always with group travel, the mix was interesting and generally older than us and less fit. We have travelled with a group before but usually we are the oldest so this was different dynamics and did set the tone somewhat. Would look at a trip again when we are older or with our own group to fill the barge.Thanks,Lynn
Maryellen Doyle5 years ago
Quo Vadis Brussels to BrugesBelgium
Wendy • 3 years ago
My husband and I are going on the trip this August. Thank you for your informative review. I just had one question. You mentioned rain pants. What time if year did you go?Any other tips as well?
Thank you so much.
Maryellen • 3 years ago
Wendy I think our tour started in Aug 30 or close. Note that we did not have any rain DAYS but several times showers threatened and would hit in early afternoon for a bit - or one time linger for a couple hours but we were mostly touring in a city then so ducked into cathedrals etc but then had athree mile ride back to the barge. Note - I brought my helmet from US and I also had a visor which, if raining, i somehow layered with my helmet, then pulled my rain jacket hiid iver too - the visor kept the rain off my face. Have a great trip,
Muriel Clayton5 years ago
I already have, but warned them about the wind! Which I personally found made the cycling very difficult. I will opt for an electric bike next time.
Gordon Maze5 years ago
Elodie Bruges to ParisBelgium, France
We highly recommend the Paris to Bruges bike and barge on the Elodie but one must be a strong cyclist as there are hills. The food was really excellent. Comradery among the group was high, and that's one of the great aspects of the trip.
Peter and Janice Vink5 years ago
Amsterdam to Bruges Bike TourNetherlands, Belgium
This was our first tour in hotels, others have been on barges. I would recommend staying with the barges. There is no contact with a person regarding the tour or the bikes except hotel staff so issues with the bikes were difficult. Bikes were in bad shape we had 4 flats and a broken gear casing so we spent a lot of time in bike shops getting repairs done. Thank goodness ther are lots of bike shops in Holland. GPS was good but one day took us to the wrong hotel some 10 km off course and missed a town we had to back track the next day to see, so that was very annoying. After that we made sure it had the right destination on the GPS. Some hotels were lovely but a couple were very small. We had purchased the meal plan and that was good, though Tripsite said we would have a choice of meals there were 3 places it was just one meal offered to bike tour participants. Holland is beautiful and enjoyable to bike though we had lots of rain and wind so dress appropriately.