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Mainz to Cologne by Sandra D. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Riding through the country side of Belgium was like riding through a fairy tale. Picture Perfect!
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Ken S. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We really enjoyed the Abbey in Melk, Tulln Gardens and the short walk about tour in Bratislavia
Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Mary B. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip was sitting on the top deck in the evening, wrapped in a blanket, watching the clouds sail past the moon as the barge moved on to our next city on the Danube.Ensure you respond to the call to choose a table for meals on the barge if you wish to sit with or close to friends.Stay an extra night in Passau if you have the time...there is a lot to see and do.If possible, do some cycling before your trip to prepare you for the daily tours.If you would prefer to cycle with a guide let your agent know and they may be able to arrange it. It may be an option and worth an extra cost if it would make your trip more enjoyable.
Mainz to Ludwigsburg by Deborah G. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The rides along the Rhine and Neckar rivers were beautiful. My two favorite memories are very different. The first one was riding through the vineyards during harvest. The other special memory was traveling over the bridge into Heidelberg with the castle on the hill to the left and the archway into the old city framing the the entrance to the city beyond. It was something I hope I always remember.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Cheryle C. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our bike tour guide was terrific. It was wonderful to not have to worry about missing sites. Riding in Vienna was made easy by 2 tour guides. Our group was like family by the end of the trip. The director of the boat made sure we made it to the opera night on time despite heavy traffic and extra security due to an important government meeting. Our rooms were immaculate. Our second trip with Tripsite and we plan on doing another next year!
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Mainz to Ludwigsburg by Vikki Z. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Every day our biking adventure was a delight. We especially loved riding along lovely pathways through the vineyards, stopping to watch both mechanical and manual harvesting, with the fabulous aroma of ripened grapes filling our senses. Coupled with beautiful early morning sunrises while on the Neckar River....mists rising off the water, castles nestled into the forested hillsides, this entire trip was a delight.
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Jeanne D. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The serene beauty of the country side of Germany, Austria and Hungry. Riding a bike through these wonderful countries was very special. The barge ride was very relaxing after a day of riding.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Allison B. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Quaint towns, lovely countryside, old world charm. Our trip will linger in our minds.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Cologne to Bamberg by Joanne B. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great Bike & Barge with the QuoVadis. Food was excellent, friendly people, lots of exercise. We will do this again, maybe a seven day instead of ten :)
Boat: Quo Vadis
Cologne to Bamberg by Jacqueline E. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It would be hard to decide on the most memorable part of the trip as there were so many. The barge Quo Vadis was exceptional in every way. Clean, bright and comfortable and so obviously cared for by the owners Captain Rendert Jan and his wife Ina. They had a great chef, Franco, whose meals were so good I even ate things I normally wouldn't. Our guide Peter led us with enthusiasm and humour and we enjoyed lovely scenery and many historical sites along the route from Cologne to Bamberg. The cycling was mostly on good bike paths away from traffic and where we did have to ride for short periods on the road, the drivers were considerate. We are looking forward to our next trip, hopefully again on the Quo Vadis.
Lorraine Tour by Brenda H. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Staff on boat, people traveling and the scenery.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg
Danube Bike Path - Donaueschingen to Ulm by Susanne R. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The diversity in hotels was a nice feature. Luggage transport was always timely. The distances allowed for extra kms to visit historical points of interest.
Berlin to Aschaffenburg by Laurie C. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Only suggestion, offer a Tripsite Jersey top to wear during the bike tour to keep the group together or identification. Make sure all bike tires are fully inflated. Low tire pressure does slow you down especially against the wind.I will miss Lenny and her Iris crew.Wonderful memories! I truly loved the day by day itinerary. Well organized! Good job
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Sue & Fred H. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We were on the bike trip from Prague to Dresden. The biking was really enjoyable. I had worried I wouldn't be able to go that far but the kilometers just slipped away. There was always a break with something interesting to see or a time to eat a snack or lunch. We were very lucky that the weather was so perfect for riding.Vitek and Stepan were excellent guides and kept us informed as to what to expect on each day's ride. They were very helpful and excellent company.The scenery along the rivers was so picturesque that it seemed we were traveling in a post card!The breakfasts and dinners were always very enjoyable and delicious. Food and drink for mind and body!I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys biking and seeingbeautiful places. We loved it!!
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Stephen G. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The food on board the ship was amazing, and at a higher quality more expensive competitors. I would definitely consider Rad und Reisen again.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by William G. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The Carissima had nice cabins that had ample room. The staff were truly amazing with their customer service. The daily briefings provided us with most of the information that we needed for the ride and Albert was excellent at answering all questions for those of us that needed extra help. We only had a few issues with directions. The bikes were in great condition, shifted easily and not as heavy as I expected, we used regular bikes. The cycling paths were filled with beautiful scenery and easy cycling. Touring in Vienna was much easier than expected. It was unfortunate that the water level was too low to take the boat all the way to Budapest but Rad Reisen did their best to make sure that their customers had a good experience and provided a tour bus to transport the people to Budapest, providing them with a nice lunch of traditional Hungarian food. The food on the Carissima was very well planned, their chef was excellent in his food preparation. I personally would have preferred a lot more vegetables but overall was very happy with his meal planning. The dining room was a bit noisy with all the people chattering so this made it difficult to converse with some of the other people at our table. The waiters were outstanding in their hard work. We will definitely go on more of these trips as we enjoy being active on vacations. This trip was a wonderful experience and so enjoyable.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn G. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was the 4th of the boat bike trips we had done with Tripsite and I would say the best. Our guide Axel was amazing and being able to visit the many little villages along the Danube was wonderful. We had two rainy days right at the start but we all came prepared so was still great rides. Biking around Vienna was really incredible as there are many good bike paths however one had to watch carefully as there were also many tourists. Our visit to Budapest was also a major highlight. Our guide Axel walked with us up to Buda Hill to visit the Fisherman’s Bastion for the most amazing views of Pest at night. The Bastion was also a beautiful sight at night.
Lorraine Tour by Margaret Molineux 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We didn't know what to expect on such a small barge/boat: however it was very enjoyable Our hosts were great and always helpful even when we knew it was a busy time for them. Being a small group and despite some language differences, we all bonded and managed to communicate well. Our leader Anna was particularly competent and took us through some interesting situations without a glitch. We will be known as the group who loves limericks as one guy in our group started by writing one for each cyclist...then of course we all started to write them. The last dinner was quite hilarious. You can't beat these tours for economy, traveling through history and spectacular scenery and commaradorie. I left off one star as the rooms and bathroom were super small and hard to manouver in. Everything else, including the meals, were something to write home about.!
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Jeanne L. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great family reunion and scenic vacation. E-bikes made it easy for less experienced bicyclists to keep up with trained cyclists. Nice to hear all 8 of us laughing while riding!
Around Lake Constance by Jane M. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful. The extra excursions were popular with our group. The breakfasts were great.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Lorraine Tour by Stuart A. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
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.
Danube Bike Path - Donaueschingen to Ulm by Christine E. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part? Going off the route to explore little towns
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Richard S. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great experience overall, will do another trip soon!
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by David F. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Breakfast good. Bagged lunches okay but not great and they only had sparkling water which I don't like and can't drink. No option to get still water without paying extra. Dinners good but not great. Only one meal very good. Most upset about not being able to drink the water from the room sink (which was announced over the PA system just before dinner after we had been onboard for a few hours)and then having to pay for still safe water for the cabin, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bike barge nightly talk about the following day was always the second talk of the evening (made for later evenings or no room in the bar). Would have liked to share the first time slot for half of the evenings.Concierge staff outstanding and serving staff in the dinning room good.
Cologne to Bamberg by Jacqueline E. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We just returned from a wonderful tour on the Quo Vadis from Cologne to Bamberg. The Quo Vadis is a beautiful little ship and the Captain Rendert Jan and his wife Ina are fabulous hosts. Our chef Franco provided amazing meals every day and our biking guide Peter led us through the lovely countryside with humour and care. This is our fourth barge and bike and we are already looking forward to our next one, hopefully on Quo Vadis.
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Budapest by William G. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was a great trip. The bike trail, signage and printed guide was very good on the section from Passau to Vienna. If we were lost it was due to our own failure to read carefully. The section from Vienna to Budapest was not as clear. There was more road riding, confusing or absent signage, and detours due to construction projects. There were also several stretches where the ‘path’ was gravel/sand or old Roman road. We do not regret doing both legs, but learned that most people do only the first segment and we can understand why they make this choice. Luggage transfer was seamless and all of our hotels provided secure, inside bike parking. We also had great weather, which made the ride much easier.
Countries: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube-Iron Gates by Deirdre S. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Fantastic experience...staff could not have been better....the food was unreal!....everyone of the staff went out of their way to help... even through a surprise birthday celebration for me.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Elizabeth C. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Prague to Dresden, A Tale of Two Rivers (self guided) was an outstanding tour! This was my 5th bicycle tour but first without boat. My friend and I were delighted with every day on tour. Hotels (standard option) and breakfasts were excellent. When I booked I specifically asked if an upright sitting wide seat bicycle (like those on my previous tours) would be available since I physically can not ride in a bent over position. Upon arrival we were presented with the bent over style narrow seat bicycles and told that is all they offered. After explaining my issue and that I would not have booked the tour under those terms, I was provided a bicycle that met my needs. Unfortunately my friend had to ride the other style bicycle. The routes on this tour were scenic and the villages/cities were charming. Day 4 was confusing since written instructions conflicted with map which clearly stated official path was closed and detoured route on to a busy hilly road opposite side of river. Because we decided to ignore the map, we had our easiest most beautiful day. At days end we bumped into the tour guide (same company) who was traveling with guided tour and he said they hadn't updated their maps this season. Extremely poor unacceptable excuse since a simple sharpie mark could have made the important change. Overall, we loved it! Would recommend it! AND would absolutely love to do it again someday. (so please save my upright bike! LOL) Note: Day 1 we took the alternative route beside the river instead of going over the hill and did fine since we are experienced cyclists and could handle following a 10-12 inch wide trench trail path the first part of the way. Be sure to veer in to town where map indicates to leave the river or you end up on a mountain bike trail. If you need a wide path, stick to the hill road. Also note a rear pannier is not included in price. We felt any concerns/problems we had were dealt with quickly and graciously.
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna by Jerline S. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Fantastic trip!!! Everything went smoothly. Want to return and spend extra days in some of the places!
Countries: Germany, Austria
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Maria Tereza and Arturo 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This trip was much better than we expected. The service on the boat was one of the best we have experienced. The food was very good. The cabins confortable, very good shower. Good and very well adjusted bicycles. Precise information each day of biking. Scenery gorgeous. Completely safe even for children and older people. The cycling distances were appropriate for all. Very tasteful sandwiches for those who were biking. The cities we visited are amazing. Congratulations to the team working on Carissima.
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