Highest RatedLowest RatedNewestOldest
Jane M.2 years ago
Elodie Tulip Tour - 8 DayNetherlands
This was my first trip with Tripsite, and the competency, efficiency, and always there to answer questions is an A++++The most memorable part of the trip was every minute! The tour of an original windmill and the workings of the windmill..unforgettable. The trip was amazing and the weather was so cooperative. The guide, the captain of the barge, and oh, the chef....that man could cook!
Cecilia C.2 years ago
Elodie Auxerre to ParisFrance
The tour was beautiful but I don’t know if there was a misunderstanding in communication I had believed the bike riding was mild rides and not so advanced. I suffered grave pain in my body after our first bike tour. This not recommended for elder persons with any arthritis problems. Thank you.
Jacqui Eger2 years ago
Elodie Maastricht to ParisNetherlands, Belgium, France
Just completed the inaugural tour of the Elodie from Maastricht to Paris. This was our fifth barge and bike and was certainly one of the best ever. The Elodie is a charming barge, spotlessly clean and well maintained with a comfortable salon where we had our meals, sat drinking, reading or playing games. The crew of Captain Chango, Chef Hans and guide Nina were outstanding in every respect. Our meals were amazing and the weather forecasts from Chango always entertaining. We were lucky enough to enjoy some nice weather where we could sit out on deck under the largest umbrella I have ever seen! A wonderful itinerary but being new the first couple of days we had a few miss turns but no one minded and we always called it an adventure. Our guide Nina made it all so enjoyable. We are already looking forward to another trip on the Elodie.
Mary D.3 years ago
The barge Elodie...was just fantastic...chef, captain, guide.
Claudia G.3 years ago
Auxerre to Paris: Outstanding staff on Elodie and beautiful route through French countryside.
Hui-Chang W.3 years ago
What a great trip! The crew of the Elodie are a tight-knit team who made our tour quite exceptional. The route was spectacular, the food wonderful and the accommodation comfortable. The bikes were high quality and well suited to the varied conditions enroute. A highly recommended tour!
Mikky from Tripsite3 years ago
Elodie Amsterdam to MaastrichtNetherlands
This was my second tour with Tripsite and my first tour in Holland, and it was wonderful. The Elodie offers an indefinable atmosphere, which made this more than a bike tour, it was an experience I will never forget! The camaraderie amongst passengers was established the moment we stepped foot on the boat. Our tour guide, chef, and captain were amazing, they treated us like kings. I work here at Tripsite and would love to share more details with anyone interested in this tour. :)
Patty • 3 years ago
Hi Mikky, Is this route hilly...especially in the south?
Mikky from Tripsite • 3 years ago Tripsite Staff
HI Patty, Actually the route is very very flat! Feel free to contact me with any further questions, I would love to help!
Jon H.3 years ago
5 star bike tour in the Netherlands. The Elodie is a clean and comfortable barge with a family type atmosphere. The guided tour through the country side is the best way to take in all the sites of the small towns along the river banks. Staff aboard the Elodie was first class and the food was amazing.
Patrick L.3 years ago
Janteen's food was superior - even better than the other bike barges, and that's setting the bar pretty high.Nico and Chango are great guys. Fun to chat with and good at their professions. The small group, cozy quarters on the Elodie, excellent crew, great riding companions, the people of The Netherlands - and, of course, the tulips - made this the best bike and barge trip ever.
Elizabeth T.3 years ago
This was my first Bike and Barge trip . Now I am hooked and am making plans for another trip next year. There were many many WOW moments on the trip., on the barge, on the bikes and during the nightly tours of the cities visited. This is the only means to really learn about, see and interact with the country.Everything on this trip was memorable from the staff, the guide ,the other tour participants and off course the scenery and the people and customs of The Netherlands
Thank you TRIPSITE for the excellent service!
Kim F.4 years ago
Elodie Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Cannot recommend this trip highly enough. What a perfect way to discover a new place. The staff and the food were outstanding!!
Robert W.4 years ago
Elodie Bruges to ParisBelgium, France
Most Memorable Part: Getting to pilot the boat for a few minutes.
Richard N.4 years ago
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.
Karyn P.4 years ago
Elodie Champagne TourFrance
Most Memorable Part? Everything! The other cyclists, the barge crew, the food and of course the Champagne was all amazing!
Patrick S.4 years ago
Elodie Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
The meals onboard were great! Sander was an expert chef, Eric a well informed and pleasant captain, and Nico was a constant source of entertainment. The general attitude of the he crew was above and beyond.
Could not be happier with every aspect of the trip. The meals were outstanding and the scenery was beautiful.
Trent A.4 years ago
Most memorable part: Going through the locks. Tip would be to practice cycling up hills.
Darren B.4 years ago
The most memorable part was the whole staff and guide on the Elodie.
Gloria S.5 years ago
Accommodations were too small. The rest of the journey made up for lack of space. No room to put our belongings.
Jehiel • 5 years ago Tripsite Staff
Hello Gloria,Sorry to hear the Elodie was too small in your opinion. France is known for it's narrow canals so as a result the ships have to be smaller in order to navigate the waterways. We provide information including dimensions and note "... storage space is limited in the cabins". You can find more information on the Elodie Boat Page.
Wendy Hallinan6 years ago
Outstanding cuisine, wonderful smiles and life long memories. We have already recommended our trip to many people. Fantastic Elodie!
Linda Harve6 years ago
Our second bike and barge trip with Tripsite. What a lovely way to spend a vacation!
Alica Kline6 years ago
Food was great, would have liked more flexibility on cycling.
Gordon Maze6 years ago
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.
Jim Elkan8 years ago
Our Kansas City biking group just got back from our annual European bike ride..This year it was a Bike and Barge trip: Paris to Bruges..It was a great trip..The Elodie was as pleasant as advertised, the food, prepared by Chef Sander, was excellent..Our guide, Ono was very good and patient with us..Michael, our Captain, couldn't have been better..
The countryside was beautiful..It was a memorable trip and we'll see you again next year..
Jim and Janet Elkan
Darcy9 years ago
I recently enjoyed the Paris to Bruges bike & barge tour and I loved it. The crew were fantastic, the service was excellent and the daily ride with a wonderful guide was great fun. It was one of the best travel experiences. Thanks to everyone on the Elodie for the ideal holiday. (I was on the 30th Sept 2012 trip)
Beth Ridenour9 years ago
This was the best way to enjoy Europe combining bicycling through painting-like landscapes on a well balanced tour of culture, history and fun with a fantastic caring crew and fabulous food! The addition of a dozen Australians made it even better; and barging into Paris on a sunny afternoon with a glass of wine was divine. We're booking again in 2013!