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  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Debbie H. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    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

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Richard H. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Most Memorable Part: Our fellow travelers and Jacko, the chef on the Quo Vadis.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Linda P. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The most memorable part of the trip was the people! The time spent with our small group from all over the world was so unique and enjoyable. The staff made everything feel like home and were just as much a part of our group as the other guests were. I will definitely book again with Tripsite!

    Boat: Magnifique

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Richard N. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Most Memorable Part: Riding through the small villages from Bruges to Paris. Nina was a great guide also. I really enjoyed the night walks for a better inside view of village life... the Van Gogh experience was the highlight for me.

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Alan S. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    After bicycling over 300 miles it was good to relax and see Paris from the water as we cruised to our final moorage on the Seine.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Rob & Anne H. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    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

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Susan C. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    We have been on five trips through Tripsite and each one is better than the last. This authentic Holland trip through Central and Northern Holland was great cycling and of course the Merlijn was wonderful.

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Jerry K. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    We met a lot of really nice people. We were surprised that our guide was largely unfamiliar with the route!

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Neal P. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

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

    Boat: Magnifique

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Norval G. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Barge food excellent quality, diverse selections and plentiful.

    Boat: Zwaan

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges Bike Tour
    by Jeanine 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The bikes were what I would say are typical bikes of The Netherlands - sit up straight, heavy and sturdy, pedal easily. Overall, the bikes were perfect. They came equipped with a pannier in the back and a bag on the handlebars.

    We were given a gps and the packet received upon checkin at the first hotel contained very useful maps. I wish we had received the maps ahead of the trip to better plan for our stops during each days ride.

    I am an experienced rider. I ride a road bike multiple times a week with a Bike club.

    This trip does not require a great deal of experience, just a level of comfort in riding a basic bike.

    Good luck. We enjoyed the trip immensely.

    One suggestion, if time allows you to break up the ride between Amsterdam and Gouda I would recommend it. Otherwise it is a long day, and it minimizes your time in Gouda.

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges Bike Tour
    by Maria 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    can you say more about your riding experiences - what were the bikes like, were you able to stop along the way...are you experienced cyclists?
    thank you.

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Jeffrey D. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip was excellent, as attested by this being our 4th one. We will definitely be booking more. The route was good, although France lacks the same quality of bicycle paths that Belgium and The Netherlands have. There was a bit of climbing and some of the women in the group were very happy to have an electric bike option for those climbs. The barge was very clean and quite nice. The staff was excellent and really made you feel as part of the family. They went over and above for most everything. The food was very good and plentiful. The highlight of the Brugge to Paris ride would have to be Chantilly and entering Paris on the barge. The sights were incredible and seeing them from the water gave a whole different experience. The guides were great and the system of having "corners" and a "sweep" meant that no-one got lost and we could still ride at different paces. I am convinced, and I tell this all the time to anyone who listens, that these bike/barge trips are the best value for your money, period. There is no better way to see a country, than by bicycle.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Greg G. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Most Memorable Part: Biking the Belgian countryside

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by David F. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    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. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

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

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Linda M. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The tour guide was great. He took us to wonderful little locations for coffee & lunch breaks while biking. He clearly had built relationships with people at the stops. He took us for walks into town in the evening and knew history of buildings &/or towns.
    The bikes were in great condition.
    The captain (& his dog) were great, circulating and getting to know the passengers.
    The food was very good and the young crew worked very hard.
    I would go again with this barge, captain & tour guide in a heartbeat.

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Nancy S. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Hard to pick the most memorable part, I continued to be awed every single day! The food was amazing kudos to the chef for sure! The staff on the Fluvius were so hard working and made sure everything from our rooms to our social times were perfect. absolutely amazing!
    The tour guides were so helpful, patience and lots of fun, to say the least!
    Tripsite made every step from the booking to the beginning of the adventure so easy, keeping us informed, answering all the questions etc., etc. (And we had many!)
    Can’t thank you all enough!
    Looking forward to my next trip with Tripsite.

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Bruce H. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    I enjoyed the bonding that occurred with our fellow travellers over our shared biking experiences. The pathways and route were amazing. Tips for others: Be prepared to have a great time.

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Jehiel 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Hi Delia!
    Thanks for sharing this feedback. I want to clarify that under what's included for the Fleur it mentions "Tour guide (in 2018, there will be two guides)". This will allow for two groups, different cycling speeds, and will fix this issue.
    As far as dinner is concerned, the eating time is based on the logistics of the ship (routing, cooking, cleaning) and is not meant to make you feel like a young campers.
    Despite this issues, I'm glad you had a great time!

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Delia D. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The food was great and loved the coffee machine. Would like dinner at 7:00 pm rather than 6:30 pm to give us more time to relax and enjoy the day. No one ever eats in France before 7:30 pm and I felt like we were being treated as young campers. The Fleur needs new towels. The existing are rough and not vey absorbent. It was a very happy and congenial crew. Bert, Petra, Ellen and Aga. Thomas was most accommodating... Bike trails were good. We had the unusual situation where the majority ie 12 out of 20 bikers were of Olympian caliper. Their preferred speed was 30 to 35 kms an hour and the rest would have liked between 15 and 20 kms. and hour. We all coped but it meant you couldn't relax and enjoy the scenery. Two guides would have been the solution as promised.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Jehiel 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    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 Suki G. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

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

    Boat: Magnifique II

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Eldon W. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The excellent staff and guide combined with the great mix of rural and forest countryside and the history in the cities and towns along the way.
    Tripsite should do a better job of editing the text on their website. There were several incorrect descriptions.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Debra G. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Staff was fantastic! Amazing overall experience.

    Boat: Fluvius

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Michelle H. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The bike & barge trip from Paris to Brugge on the Feniks was an amazing experience. The crew was exceptional, the scenery beautiful and the price was terrific. I highly recommend this trip.

    Boat: Feniks

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Paula Clair S. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The scenery was a photograph almost each moment. Incredibly knowledgeable guide made every day a new adventure. Plus a very doable ride for all skill level.

    Boat: Feniks

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Kathi T. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    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

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Cheryl T. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Absolutely fabulous trip, even though we didn't see much sun. It seemed the rain always held off until we were sheltered. The clouds added to the beauty of the gorgeous countryside. Our guide, Mike, did not coddle us, so we were able to cycle in our individual comfort zones. The "Dutch Mountains" (head winds) challenged us on a few days, but only added to the flavour of the trip. Mike introduced us to some lovely spots for our coffee/lunch breaks to re-energise.
    Staff on board the Lisa Marleen were delightful & helpful too. Many good memories, but the one that stands out was in the last day when we had, more then usual, rain squalls & intermittent sunshine. This, of course, resulted in rainbows. At least 4! We deemed it "rainbow day". It was a Rainbow of a trip.

    Boat: Liza Marleen

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Peter W. 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    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 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

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

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