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  • Famous Villages of Provence
    by Kevin Romanowski 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Overall a great experience. The E bike introduction and explanation of use was rescheduled, then rushed so our group was at a disadvantage throughout the hill climbs. Some road sections were highways and quite honestly dangerous for short segments. This was our second trip and directions at one point or another usually are unclear periodically throughout the trip.

    Countries: France

  • Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz
    by Arthur Armstrong 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip was one of the best I have taken.

    Boat: Iris

    Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany

  • Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz
    by Sydney Cullis 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    superb all round -organisation, food, scenery , amusing but booking proceedure not very efficient

    Boat: Iris

    Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Linda Harve 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Our second bike and barge trip with Tripsite. What a lovely way to spend a vacation!

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Famous Villages of Provence
    by Edward Nyland 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Somewhat inadequate initial bike instruction due to bike shop rescheduling at their convenience. Bike maintenance was only average causing the bikes to not operate as described.

    Countries: France

  • Montargis to Paris
    by Deborah Putnam 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    One of my discoveries for this trip was that I think I prefer a self-guided tour to a guided one. The group was larger than what I was really comfortable with, as I like to stop for photos and wasn't comfortable doing that with the large group. (My spouse and I had just finished a 6 day self-guided tour thru Holland). The bikes were fine, but one of our group had constant problems with hers. The food was fine, but I prefer more options, and would have liked eating away from the lunch basket-type of fare we fixed ourselves from barge foods. I loved that the guides gave us interesting evening walking tours.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: France

  • Montargis to Paris
    by Byron McCalmon 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The price was very reasonable - much below others we considered.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: France

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Alica Kline 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Food was great, would have liked more flexibility on cycling.

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Loire Valley Bike and Boat
    by Sharon Kravitz 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip was organised very well. The international crew made the trip more interesting. We were glad that Peter had some flexibility in what we experienced. He was an excellent guide. We would have liked to stop at a few more wineries. Also we always seemed to be pulling into villages as they closed for lunch.

    Boat: Anna Maria IV

    Countries: France

  • Southern Burgundy
    by Louis Boero 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Great accommodations and the food was excellent. Quality and condition of bikes could have been better.

    Countries: France

  • Heart of Alsace (no longer available)
    by Eileen Traykovski 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We were not able to bike because I broke my arm 2 weeks before our trip but nevertheless had a wonderful time. The accommodations were first rate, as well as the food, matched by the friendliness of the inn keepers. We found plenty of things to do other then biking; hiking along the bike path as well as hikes in the countryside, museums and train trips to interesting towns.

    Countries: France

  • Mainz to Basel (no longer available)
    by Linda Callard 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The boat was great and we all got the cabins we were hoping for – the food was really good. The girls commented that they weren’t expecting the food to be as good as it was.
    • The biking was as easy as we expected, I didn’t like the bikes as much as the bikes we had on the Danube the year before but the bikes were exactly what they said on the web-site. Pretty well all the trails were paved – makes it hard to come back to PEI trails!
    • Apparently we weren’t on as pretty a section of the Rhine as we could have been but we saw some great scenery and little villages were so clean, friendly and relatively easy to get around. The crew said they didn’t like this route because it wasn’t as scenic and not as many places to stop. Apparently, they are not going to do the same route next year.
    • I don’t think the tour itself was quite as well run as the one on MV Story on Danube IN 2014. I didn’t think the tour guide this year gave nearly as good instructions as the previous year and often it was difficult to figure out exactly which trail to take. The book with maps had a number of errors but guy said that would be fixed. I think they were some translations errors as well.. Last year, the tour guide always biked the route (he would wait until boat left so was always behind us and we knew he’d catch up). This guy said he was always behind us but we only saw him once and very briefly. He didn’t give suggestions of places to eat etc like they did last year. We always found good spots so that was not an issue but not because he provided suggestions. In 2014 the directions were very very clear and the company put arrows on the sign posts to show the directions. That was very helpful but non of that happened this year 2015. Maybe if they had continued the tour they would have done that as well.
    • The directions we got for where the boat was docked in Basel were wrong – the directions said to go to West side and that was where the boat was always docked!! Well, it wasn’t there it was on the east side. Thankfully when it wasn’t where it was expected to be, the cab driver knew where it “probably” was. We did NOT feel the cabby took advantage of us as a few other couples has same issue and one of them had taken a bus to the dock!!. Tripsite was very responsive when we explained this and you were very generous in reimbursing us for cab fares (should have been 21 E per cab but was 54E per cab). I saw the meter and he only charged us what the meter said, plus he turned meter off a couple of times. We did give him tip. We took 2 cabs for the 6 of us and they followed each other so we all had same issue.
    • We would absolutely go on another Tripsite trip and we all had a great time – just wanted to give you the feedback. If asked, I would recommend the Danube over this section of the Rhine. I would however try a different section of the Rhine and we may look at Holland another year.

    Boat: MS Andante

    Countries: Germany, Switzerland, France

  • Discover the Dordogne-old version (no longer available)
    by Lisa Reichenbach 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We had a wonderful time on our self-guided tour of the Dordogne this fall. The route was terrific - very scenic with little traffic. The GPS was hard to read in sunlight and I walked up some of the hills, but we never had any real difficulty or had to ask for help. The accommodations were always clean and comfortable, and some were quite spectacular (first and last nights). Fortunately we were happy eating a lot of duck, and a lot of the food was wonderful.

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Pam Crespi 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    This was our 4th trip with Tripsite - very reliable and good value.

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Breisgau & Alsace Wine Road
    by Datha Miller 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Th best way to describe our bike tour is to say, it felt like we were living in our very own fairy tale.

    Countries: France, Germany

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Gayle Carter 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    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.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Around Paris
    by John Geraerdts 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Overall trip came up to expectations. Crew was friendly and capable. The glitches to be expected on a new boat-new tour were minimal. Daily itineraries seemed to be well planned. Highlight was riding to Eiffel Tower and on to Notre Dame. Enjoyed tunnel cruise and free day in Paris. Meals on board were very good. Small group made dining fairly intimate. Bikes good but not excellent. Mine had a shifting problem that was a minor annoyance. Cabin accommodations were fine given the nature of the bike and barge experience. While this barge was in general less luxurious than those on our prior trips, (Mantova-Venice and Avignon-Comargue) it was fairly advertised as a ""Standard"" and priced accordingly. We thought that riding to the Eiffel Tower was pretty nifty and it became our main bragging points upon our return home. This was our third bike and barge with Tripsite. We recommend this type of experience and Tripsite to all.

    Boat: Clair de Lune

    Countries: France

  • Around Paris
    by Lynne Newville 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We had the best time and have recommended the Around Paris trip to many friends. Loved the small tour group and guides. Two nights rather than one in Paris was a bonus on our tour. We would have liked more time in Arles. Guides and staff were excellent. Tiny berths but we like each other so it worked.

    Boat: Clair de Lune

    Countries: France

  • Montargis to Paris
    by Martin Kale 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Almost perfect in every way. Only bad was I wanted more of everything.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Francis Duckworth 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We have done several bike barge trips in france and europe and other places. This one was just too crowded with tourists. Of course it was August, so that explains a lot. Our least favorite that we have done.

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Mainz to Metz
    by James Gibson 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Only the good, no bad. This was our second bike/barge experience and we will do more. On our last trip we brought 12 family and friends with us. They all loved it.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Germany, France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Joan Farina 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    I recommended it to Dave Ford who is joining you in September 2016 with his large gang. Do I get a free shirt?

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Lorraine Tour
    by Donald Stockwell 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Our guide was not good, would ride off too fast, often the tail end riders were lost and confused as they could not keep up. Everything else was excellent!

    Boat: La Belle Fleur

    Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg

  • Provence - Van Gogh
    by Leslie Lami-Reed 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Staff was wonderful. Weather not so good but we had a great time.

    Countries: France

  • Mosel Bike Tour
    by Sharon Robers 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Mosel trip was excellent. Danube trip, the map and instructions were worse than useless because they were actually wrong in places.

    Countries: Germany, France

  • Loire Valley Bike and Boat
    by Carmel Manley 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We are return users of Tripsite, we have found both the service from Tripsite and the tours (now 3 in total) have all been excellent. Great tours because of the combination of places, organisation and staff. Am looking forward to taking part in more in the future.

    Boat: Anna Maria IV

    Countries: France

  • Mainz to Metz
    by Barbara Berling 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Loved the trip and the Merlijn. Hoping to do another tour in 2017.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Germany, France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Howard Jay 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Our guide was awesome!

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Montargis to Paris
    by Letha Denese Anderson 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Loved the crew, but Clive (our chef) was the best. I have since done another bike and barge trip with another company and was totally disappointed with the food we were served. I am looking forward to doing another bike and barge trip this year.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: France

  • Mainz to Basel (no longer available)
    by Susan Miller 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The guide was not well prepared with maps and the boat kept changing docking locations. The Rhine is very industrial from Basel to Mainz. The rides were not very interesting or long. It was not one of your better offers.

    Boat: MS Andante

    Countries: Germany, Switzerland, France

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