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  • Heart of Alsace (no longer available)
    by Lynn Tindula 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    I would recommend the trip only if the biking instructions we changed. Alsace is a wonderful area and the people, food, and accommodations were great! But the instructions for the bike routes were too confusing and unclear and not in English. They were in Dutch - not even French or German!

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Ross Densky 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    This is the second barge and bike trip we took with Tripsite and I would have to say we liked the scenery more on the Taste of Burgundy than we did with Provence. Riding the in the Camargue got a little boring. Other than that we enjoyed the overall trip.

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Rebecca Posante 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    My main concern about this particular trip is that we did not know ahead of time that staying on the barge and not biking was not an option unless one was sick. The winds were pretty bad (25-50 miles per hour) so that some of us did not feel up to the rides. On the particularly difficult day, it would have been nice to just remain with the boat.

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Robert Burt 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The Soleo was a disappointment in all respects.

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Around Paris
    by Helen Belletti 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    It was a great trip. There were only 3 of us on the tour so they gave us each our own private cabin which was very much appreciated. Marco, the captain was one of the best boat captains. He shared a lot of information with us and really made the trip fun and interesting. Our guide was great too, and tailored each day to our needs because our group was so small. The food was good too, and a good variety. I only rated the food as "satisfied" because I toured the year before on the Zwaan, the Mosel and Saar tour, and the chef was soooooo good, that he spoiled me for future tours! If you have any questions on my experience on any tours, please let me know. And I hope to book one of your tours again ~~

    Boat: Clair de Lune

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by George Bibeau 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    More time in certain areas would have been nice. There were instances where it felt like we were being pushed along, and I appreciate that we had 22 people of varying age, skill experience and physical ability, and that we have to get back to the boat. Our guide was very good, but you needed to try and understand his manner, which could be short at times. He was knowledgeable, insightful and caring, but his manner did not necessarily reflect that. Meals were good but thought it would reflect more French cuisine of the Provence area, not a complaint, just an observation.
    Staff was excellent and I continue to recommend this bike trip and company to friends."

    Boat: Soleo

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Van Gogh
    by Arvo Luik 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The IBIS HOTEL we stayed at in AVIGNON did not meet our expectations. The maps were well laid out except there were too many descriptions that told us where NOT to go, poor directions in SAZE, got lost.. Eliminate that.
    The bikes were great for the trip. We will use you again.

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Van Gogh
    by George Sled 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Everything about the company and the trip was first class. I would not hesitate to use Tripsite again.

    Countries: France

  • Paris to London
    by Ailsa Watkinson 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    I became very ill on my last day and could not complete the trip. It was dehydration. Our leader (Alex?) had to drive me into London. At no point along the way were we reminded to drink lots of water. In fact Alex did not recognize that I might have been dehydrated. Please make sure and remind people to drink, drink, drink (H2O).
    thank you.

    Countries: France, England

  • Provence - Van Gogh
    by Cindy O'Connell 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We have enjoyed every trip we have taken and look forward to more in the future!

    Countries: France

  • Provence - Wilderness of Camargue
    by Peter Monahan 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip exceeded my expectations. My wife and I especially enjoyed the company of the other travelers, and we all got along very well.

    Boat: L’Estello

    Countries: France

  • Breisgau & Alsace Wine Road
    by Joseph Paladino 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    A great trip overall and a good value. I would've preferred an upcharge option for better hotels. The downside was the directions book, though well made and attractive, it was not helpful or practical. I found it was much easier to follow the road signs and ignore the book. Also, the book needs to point out attractions and diversions and points of interest. People are coming from all over the world to see this one particular area, it is so important to know what there is to explore in the countryside rather than just following the route.

    Countries: France, Germany

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Wendy Hallinan 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Outstanding cuisine, wonderful smiles and life long memories. We have already recommended our trip to many people. Fantastic Elodie!

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Famous Villages of Provence
    by Kevin Romanowski 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years agoPermalink/Reply

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

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Loire Valley Bike and Boat - 2019
    by Sharon Kravitz 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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

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