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Boat/Barge: La Belle Fleur • REMOVE • About La Belle Fleur
Lorraine Tour by Carol B. 3 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The bike tour was immensely enjoyable. Even though it rained 6 of 7 days, it was still a highlight of our vacation in Europe. Thanks to Tripsite's instructions, we were well prepared for various weather from rain to warm and cool weather. Taking a barge is a great way to travel without unpacking each night, returning to the same room and delicious meals served on board. I hope to take a bike trip again trying out another river.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg
Lorraine Tour by Gloria M. 5 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The adventure of biking through beautiful Luxembourg, Germany, and France. One can view scenry in a different manner compared to driving a car or viewing as a passenger. Biked thru small villages, metro cities, and rural countries.
The delicious gourmet dinners at the end of each trip will always be treasured.
The route instructions need a lot of improvement. It should not take 6 hours to bike 22 miles!
Lorraine Tour by Prosper B. 5 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The scenery, the fellow riders the entire experience was so rewarding. The boat however left a lot to be desired. The dining room windows were small and you felt confined. The food was below what i’ve experienced on my 6 other tripsite bike/barge tours.
Lorraine Tour by Stuart A. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Enjoyed the staff, the group we met and the overall tour. I got to visit a part of France I might never have seen. Really enjoyed the champagne bottling winery the last day.
Lorraine Tour by Elizabeth C. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Bruges to Amsterdam by Francine G. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Most Memorable Part: The people and the beer!!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Lorraine Tour by Anieta W. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The boat and the bikes were good, the food was good and sufficient, the crew was friendly and helpful. The scenery was not always beautiful, part of the tour leads through industrial area.
Lorraine Tour by Susan W. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Meals were basic, but tasty and filling. Els did a nice job of accommodating my dietary restrictions. Ample cooler filtered water was available on the boat - remember your water bottle. Lunches were packed in zip lock baggies. Bring your own insulated lunch bag / Tupperware to keep your lunch fresher.
GIANT bike were like new and well maintained. I was disappointed we could not use the bikes during the city stops that were part of the day trips or after dinner when we returned to the barge. Even though the bikes have locks, Sander and Els don't allow this to minimize theft risk. Besides my husband and I, all participants were in there mid-60s to Read more… mid-70s and didn't seem to mind.
Our guide, Weiger, did an outstanding job of leading our daily tour as well as guiding us through the cities we were docked in at night. He managed the multiple languages within our group with ease. The participants on our trip were German , Spanish , Austrailian  and American [2-us]. By the end of the week, our group had bonded even though our shared vocabulary was easily less than 50 words!
The countryside between Thionville and Wasserbillig was very beautiful and what I had envisioned - river and hills covered with vinyards. The other days were nice paved bike trail with the river on one side and trees on the other. I could have taken a picture and convinced friends that I was still in the US Midwest. I guess that is why there are so many French and Germans in Wisconsin and Iowa! I think I would have preferred more time off of the trail and in the countryside, but perhaps if we did do that, the car traffic would cause me to have a different opinion. Certainly the cities we stopped in were old and had a quaint European feel.
Tulip Tour - 5 day by P. Shackleton 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Absolutely fabulous people(both tour guide & barge owners), amazing routes and clean accommodating facilities. The food was plentiful and some of it quite good. Some meals were a bit thin and breakfast & lunch too much the same stuff. However, for the cost of this trip it was very satisfactory; I have recommended the Fleur d Bell and thank all organizers for a smooth and memorable trip!
Tulip Tour - 5 day by L. Epstein 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
More hot breakfast food. The route was semi-urban and suburban and that could have been made clearer beforehand. I liked doing one or more interesting stops each day. Keukenhof day was terrific, including cycling by tulip and hyacinth fields.
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Wayne Goodman 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I really loved: Tour guide, boat hosts, food, sights, other guests.I only enjoyed: quality of bike (could've been a better bike, but it was well maintained)Could've been better: speed of cycling (while I understand not everyone cycles at the same speed, there should be a ""fast"" group and a ""slow"" group--overall rating: 4.5 of 5
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