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Around Paris by Molly C. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Overall the trip was great. Route was rated as easy, but it was a little more difficult than expected. Lots of traffic in Paris and trails and streets were often more like off-road or mountain biking. That should be made clear from the beginning.
Boat: Clair de Lune
Around Paris by Marco, Captain | Clair de Lune 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Thank you for your feedback hope to see you again.
Around Paris by Mary W. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This tour of the Seine was delightful. The boat and crew were top notch. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and bike routes of the area. And the weather was c'est bon. It was the trip of a lifetime.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Judy C. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The weather was warm, sunny, and perfect for biking. The country roads, surrounded with miles of vineyards, and the canal bike paths were beautiful. The small towns and villages were charming and delightful destinations; there was always an old castle or church to explore. The picnic lunch that we packed each morning allowed us to experience a variety of "picnic" spots. One day we were on the steps of the University of Bordeaux; another day sitting along the Garonne River in St. Macaire.
The boat, with just our family plus another couple, was terrific. We got to know the crew quite well-- actually, all on the boat became one big family. It was the trip of a life-time for all 15 of us. Everyday a grandchild would come up to me and say, "Mema, this is the best trip I've ever been on. I am having so much fun." From the youngest, at age 12, to the oldest at 78, we are left with memories that will never be forgotten.
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Debbie S. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Italian barge staff and guide Carlos made the group feel like family. We laughed so much every day. It was sad to leave at the end of the week. Cycling, scenery was all very nice.
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Judith K. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike tour was terrific and exactly what our group was looking for. Biking along quiet country lanes and through vineyards. Our Italian cabin crew was fabulous.
Trizay by Carla 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Helena,Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed this tour! I want to apologize that the bicycle did not meet your expectations. I've updated the description of the bicycle so we can avoid any shortcomings in the future. Sincerely,Carla
Trizay by Helena Knight 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My husband and I did this tour in September 2017 and loved it. Easy cycling, superb food and fabulous warm service at the hotel. Beautiful location and great rides. WeAlso took our bikes by car and then rode bikes across and around Ile de Re. Fabulous week. Only shortcoming were the bikes that were more city cruisers not as advertised. But fabulous holiday
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Georgia M. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Travelling on the boat with a small group of international people is such a great way to experience the world - and the bike tours are brilliant.
Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz by Brain Forward 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The scenery, the people, the food, and the cycling.
Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Jenny & Ted Miles Johnson 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff members were superb!!! Another great experience on a bike & barge trip!Some suggestions:We should have known in advance, that appointments were necessary to visit a winery. A daily visit to a winery would have been nice, where the staff of the boat could have made the appointments.In the write up for this particular bike & barge (Bordeaux), it would have been nice for the write up to let people know, that there are a few hills (12-15%) to ride up daily.Even bicyclist in decent shape had a tough time riding up these 12-15% grades, due to the heavy bicycles. Maybe, letting people know, that it’s advisable to get an ebike, can resolve the uphill climbs issue.Also, for not getting lost on the daily bike routes; The availability of the gps was a big plus and a necessary piece of equipment, for a successful & pleasant daily bike trip. Overall, the staff & owner of the barge were very helpful & were there for you, when you were in need of something!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Margie A. 8 months 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
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Lisa S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We traveled on the ship Bordeaux in France. The bike routes were beautiful, but the instructions provided by not so great. No worries, we had maps and a GPS, we made each day into an adventure!!!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Angela R. 8 months 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.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Stephen M. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Visiting Arles was particularly memorable, but we very much enjoyed the trip itinerary.
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Gilles P. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved the "flag" system. Excellent guide (Antonella) that made it possible to stop and discover the sites. Adored stopping in bistros and similar. Great suppers.I would recommend splitting a group of 21 in two or even three smaller parts when on public roads; the flag system assures you that you will not get lost from your group.OK, when do we leave?Gilles XX
Lorraine Tour by Elizabeth C. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I took the Lorraine Tour this September. I was happy I chose to go Toul to Wasserbillig direction since it ended in a greener, more rural area. I love the countrysides and small villages best so this ended my week on the most positive note for my personal taste. There were interesting towns/cities to see along the way but this was also a bit more industrialized in some areas than tours I have taken in the past. If you are from the American midwest (I grew up in Ohio) you will swear you have been transported home many days it looks so similar. Others on our tour found it quite beautiful however. I was very impressed with the WWII memorials along the way. Even though I prefer a self guided tour I found our tour guide to be very pleasant and considerate of our physical abilities. I was disappointed with the conditions of the path one (our longest) day since I have been accustomed to fully paved trails on all my other tours. That day was exhausting due to the conditions of the route. They say this will eventually be fully paved at some point though. The La Belle Fleur was an excellent, clean, comfortable, and well maintained boat. The staff took good care of us and the food was fine. I especially enjoyed the camaraderie of the very small group. Having taken both large and small bike-boat tours I think this is one of the best aspects of a small tour. If I were traveling solo this size group would definitely be my preference. Overall, another wonderful week doing what I love and loving what I did.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg
Mainz to Metz by Noel J. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Jantien and Henk, our hosts on the Merlijn, were the daily highlight. Amazingly gracious, spirited, knowledgeable people.
Countries: Germany, France
Champagne Tour by Ray S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? How beautiful the country looked. Our first time to Europe. France made a big impression and hope to return. Merci beaucoup
Around Paris by Ginny D. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Tips: Pack light. Bring layers of clothing. People great. Barge crew and bike guide wonderful!!
Around Paris by Jenny D. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was amazing!! It was exactly as described. There were no surprises. The bikes were very comfortable and perfect for the trip we were on. The boat and the sights were amazing. I loved the staff, the food, and the guide. If you are new to biking, I highly recommend spending some time on a bike before you go just to get used to handling it in both traffic and on dirt trails in the forest. Enjoy!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Michelle H. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The scenery & the crew from the Feniks.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Brent M. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The friendly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of the barge and staff.
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Jehiel from Tripsite 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Linda,We have followed up with this feedback and wanted to let you know the guides name was Arie and he no longer works as a guide.
Loire Valley Bike and Boat by John G. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The group was excellent. We had a great time together. Jean and I were the only Americans aboard but everyone spoke English.This trip, rated moderate, was the most challenging of the four tours we have booked thru Tripsite since 2012. It stretched us to the limits of our biking abilities.The tour was thru pleasant countryside but lacked the highlights of our previous tours- no Eiffel Tower, Venice canals or Pont du Gard.The barge itself was a weak point, although it was not advertised as a strength.Most disappointing was the food, especially the evening meals featuring mostly starches- pasta, mashed potatoes, quinoa and rice. Don't know whether this was a budget or skills problem.The guide was excellent, competent, friendly and caring.The bikes themselves were mostly good although there were some minor problems-with a tire once and an ebike battery that didn't fully charge overnight. Giro Libero bikes were in better condition than those of Hat Tours based on our two tours with each of them.The Loire Valley tour was enjoyable, but the weakest of the four trips we have taken.Our fondest memories will be those of great conversations, lots of laughs with new friends we will probably never see again and a sense of accomplishment for what was for us an arduous trek.As a tip for others, as I mentioned to bike and barge rookies, check out other trips as advertised in Tripsite's catalog.
Boat: Anna Maria IV
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Linda johnson 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Would appreciate the name of your guide
Paris to London by Peter M. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: Scenery along the route and the knowledge and experience of our guide.
Countries: France, England
Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz by Leo R. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Excellent group that interacted very well from the onset.
Around Paris by Robert M. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: Biking into Paris with a very experienced and supportive guide.
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