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Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Rosann G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorial Parts: the biking routes and scenery.
Boat: Quo Vadis
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 8 day by Frederick S. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Our trip aboard Quo Vadis exceeded our expectations; the food and crew were great. We ended riding more than the itinerary suggested (averaging about 35 miles per day), but we lucked out and head great weather the entire trip.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Tom L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The Quo Vadis was super! The food, accommodations, staff and bikes were all terrific. However, we were unprepared for the traffic and city riding intensity. Marsha is an experienced recreational rider but had no idea how to deal with traffic. She completed the first day and began another, but turned back after the first half kilometer and packed it in after that. City traffic and congested cycling is something only urban folks experience, so we and others were unprepared. We were were really expecting a leisurely paced scenic tour, not the frantic paced marathon we got. The trip was listed as easy, but a 12 mph average speed for 36 miles is ridiculous for most recreational cyclists, especially when you’re there for scenery and cultural experience along with cycling. Additionally, once you start for the day, there is no practical way to drop our. So, if we were to look for another bike barge trip, we would be looking for:Quo Vadis or equal20-25 mile days maximum 8-10 mph average speed maximum Route mapsRouting to avoid urban trafficMore short stops to smell the flowers. Ultimately, we were disappointed in the cycling portion of the trip feeling it was not so much for tourists who like to ride. We (and others) felt the guide placed too much emphasis on covering miles and not enough on making it pleasurable. Tripsite staff is superb and did everything they promised. Thanks.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Beth P. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The first day was the best...but then the next day took over that stature and then the next day...and so on for all glorious 10 days of our sojourn. Around every turn was another beautiful vista, filled with the aroma of hyacinths, the colors of tulip fields, the beauty of windmills and the charm of 16th century villages. Our accommodations were impeccable, the captain, cook and staff were thoughtful, accomplished and accommodating. Did I mention the food? The food was deserving of a Michelin star! Our bikes were perfect for the terrain (the Netherlands is gloriously flat - for a biker from the hills of NEPA that was a treat!). Our fellow bikers were great company - everyone had a sense of camaraderie and fun. This was my second Tripsite excursion and it won't be my last!
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Stephen R. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a very well organized trip with no unexpected “surprises” at the end. RJ and his staff were very friendly and helpful. His barge was very clean and comfortable. The cabins are definitely small so pack lightly. The WiFi is slow but we were able to use Facebook and email. The bikes were all new. We found that the bikes are heavier than our hybrids. My wife used a ebike everyday and really enjoyed the trip. If your spouse isn’t a big rider, rest assured that the ebike is the way to go. The other guests were very compatible and most were repeat customers of Tripsite. We would definitely book with Tripsite again.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by John G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
A tour of the Netherlands has to be a "bucket list" item for any biker. It is a fascinating country with great history and scenery. Travelling on the Quo Vadis for the Tulip Tour was a great way to experience the smell of the hyacinth fields along the country roads.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Karina M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: Riding through the tulip fields and the Kuekenhoff gardens on the same day is a memory that will stay with me forever.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Dave C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The crew on the Zwaantje was fantastic. We loved the meals that Frank prepared. Fred is a great tour guide.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Jo S. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Riding through the tulip fields...the sight and the smell was indescribable...pictures couldn't do it justice...
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Janice B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
I loved tulip day and going to Keukenhof Gardens
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Roberts W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The tulip fields the way they smelled going into Keukenhof gardens it was marvelous the whole trip was fabulous. The captain and wife on Zwaantje was so great cook was magnificent they were so welcoming and Fred the guide was so knowledgeable of the area love loved the trip.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Connie W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The best part of the trip was the congenial atmosphere on the barge, the camaraderie amongst the guests, and the excellent guided biking experience.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Shari Lukens 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Incredible! Amazing! Living the dream! There are no words to describe how exceptional this trip was. It was like "living the dream" really!. The beautiful, ever changing countryside of Holland was gorgeous. Every turn and corner brought a new landscape. From the moment I was chatting with Carla and Anna from Tripsite, to our home for 10 days on the Zwaantje was exactly what I expected and hosts Martijn and Marjorie were amazing. So caring for your every need and ensuring your trip is everything you wanted it to be. Frank the chef - well, let's just say the gourmet meals were impressive and delicious, and Fred our cycling guide was above and beyond. I'll be back! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible experience. Simply amazing.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Lorrie Gilbert 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
I was just reading through reviews as I think about another bike/barge trip for 2018 and saw this one from Cheryl--a trip mate--who writes about our amazing tour in Oct. 2017 on the Liza Marleen. We had a fabulous time aboard this barge. It is cozy, comfortable, clean, and perfect in every way for a small, compact typical Dutch barge. Our crew were kind, generous, inclusive, and organized. Mike Visser, our bike guide is knowledgeable about the terrain and routes, and in a change of weather or route could get us to a great cafe or castle if we so desired. Chef Markus: all I can say is wow! Every meal was a joy and a visual feast. Myrte was an awesome member of the crew, and Jeroen captained our boat with skill and humor. The biking was easy, but the winds made each day a fun challenge. We biked through farmlands, expanses of fields and crops, cattle, canals, windmills, small lovely towns, and great cities. My husband used an e-bike and loved it and felt accomplished at the end of the trip. That e-bike made it possible for him to do this trip. I can't say enough about how much fun it was! And we were a lucky in that a random group of strangers hit it off so well and laughed, relaxed, danced and toured together--even with the crew. No hierarchy here--just crew and guests working and playing together. Thank you for a great experience! And thank you, Markus, for acknowledging not one but three--mine included-- birthdays uniquely! And yes, lots of rainbows.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Corri & Tom H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
FOOD & staff aboard the Gandalf were amazing and loved Ghent!!!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Nancy V. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
I was surprised at how great everything was.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Margie A. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The Elodie bike/barge trip was fabulous in terms of scenery, routes, staff, food. However, 2 couples on the barge were not able to keep up with our very leisurely pace. I would advise your company to stress level of fitness for participants, and also to recommend 2 guides for different ability levels.
Countries: Belgium, France
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Angela R. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The whole trip was great. Other passengers on the barge were great, weather was good, one couldn't ask for anything better. The Tripsite staff were extremely helpful and I have always found them to be most professional.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Michael P. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
I enjoyed the whole trip. The pace was perfect, fast enough to be interesting, with constantly changing scenery and a mix of cities, villages, and farmland, and yet slow enough to enjoy and savor the experience. Our travel guide and the staff on the Gandalf were fantastic and looked after us almost like royalty, but still with a casual and friendly approach.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Rebecca K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike trip, the guide, the staff were all memorable. I'm not easily pleased. The trip was beyond my expectations. Loved riding through the countryside. Our guide was terrific while very responsible he was also fun and made everyone feel at ease. Although I was a solo guest he always made me feel comfortable. They staff was outstanding. Hard working and sooo nice. Again very friendly and just wanted everyone to be happy. Have shared my positive experience with so many friends, etc. I am happily considering another trip this summer. I'm an American and a somewhat simple/picky eater... at times I didn't care for what was served. Suggestion...Possibly more variety for lunch. It was the same everyday. Some type of luncheon meats and cheese.
Boat: Magnifique II
Bruges to Amsterdam by Ed W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Bike , boat, staff and fellow travelers all great fun. Memorable trip for me and still talking about to my mates at home in Australia.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Carmen P. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The barge is beautiful & clean. The food fantastic! I totally enjoy the countryside & the cities we stopped at. I always recommend this trip from Bruges to Amsterdam.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Jim W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Beautiful scenery. If you are an experienced cyclist, consider splitting off with a smaller group. The group was too large with varied skills, making the ride less than it could have been.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Warren S. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Our first bike tour. It was a very enjoyable experience. Friendly, professional staff. Great accommodation, food and customer service by all the staff. Cycling is a great way to leisurely enjoy all that the local countryside has to offer. We’ll be back!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Mark M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide on the bike trips (Jack) was friendly, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond our expectations, even taking us on evening walks after dinner.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Michelle H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The scenery & the crew from the Feniks.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Amy M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: We went outside at sunset and saw a flock of geese heading overhead as the sun turned the sky to pinks and blues and cotton candy clouds.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Sandy W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything about the trip was fantastic....5*.It was over and above our expectations.First, we were totally surprised with the beautiful barge.The staff was incredible, meeting our every need.The chef never ceased to amaze us with delicious food.Definitely will do bike and barge again.We have recommended it to many people and actually some are already booked for May.Keep up the good work.
Bruges to Merzig (no longer available)by Jean P. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We really enjoyed the smaller group and felt that everything was tailored to the individuals. This tour was well thought out and professional. It sure seems like the best way to travel and sightsee At a slow pace. The hot apple strudel at a sidewalk café ranks among my top memories!
Countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Bruges to Amsterdam by Laurie P. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
There was so much about the trip, starting with the wonderful food, great staff and our tour guide, along with the wonderful sights along the way!
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