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Tulip Tour - 5 day by Lyla C. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I have already recommended this trip to my walking and running friends as I am not a biker but found that it was very, very manageable with little current biking experience. I rode bikes a lot as a kid but just haven’t been on a bike much at all lately. This winter in Canada made it impossible to get out and get out on the bike ahead of time. Of course the flat Dutch terrain helped and I ended in the long group each day! The best part was that by being well looked after by the tour by way of food and the guides, the group came together in just a magnificent way. The days were laid out in advance for us and we were all quite comfortable. Everyone was relaxed and really good company. We soon were having a lot of fun!
Boat: Magnifique II
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Lorraine D. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Just one tip that we should have more of the history explain on the bike trip, not enough info on the places we were seeing.
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Antigoni T. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Enjoyed the biking and food was great.
Boat: Magnifique III
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Rosemary W. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Everyone associated with the barge was kind and personable. We met interesting people and enjoyed the 5 Star service of the entire crew. I’m sure all of our friends at home are tired of hearing about our amazing trip, LOL! We are already looking to book a future bike and barge trip and bring some of those friends along. The only thing that wasn’t perfect about this trip was the weather, but we made the best of it.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Shari Lukens 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Incredible! Amazing! Living the dream! There are no words to describe how exceptional this trip was. It was like "living the dream" really!. The beautiful, ever changing countryside of Holland was gorgeous. Every turn and corner brought a new landscape. From the moment I was chatting with Carla and Anna from Tripsite, to our home for 10 days on the Zwaantje was exactly what I expected and hosts Martijn and Marjorie were amazing. So caring for your every need and ensuring your trip is everything you wanted it to be. Frank the chef - well, let's just say the gourmet meals were impressive and delicious, and Fred our cycling guide was above and beyond. I'll be back! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible experience. Simply amazing.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Vietnam by Alan B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything about this trip far exceeded our expectations. Our tour guides, Mr. Binh and Chris, were excellent. The logistics involved in putting this trip together were extremely complicated, but it all came together seamlessly. We can't imagine another trip to Vietnam being more comprehensive and informative. The scenery was phenomenal, and we truly got a better understanding and appreciation of the warm people of Vietnam. The biking, kayaking and hiking were actually secondary to all the other amazing things we experienced.
Boat: Vietnamese Junks
Countries: Vietnam, Cambodia
Tripsite Traveler: Barbara Wahlbrink by Carol 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Enjoyed your blog. We are looking forward to this ride in June this year with a group of six friends. Wondering about your rain. What month did you go?
Tripsite Traveler: Barbara Wahlbrink by Barbara 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our trip was late September. The rain made for some unique memories, but we had more beautiful days than rainy ones. Hope you will too. It's a great route! Enjoy! We are actually doing another with tripsite in May - Prague to Dresden, Tale of Two Rivers. Hope we'll have another great experience!
Vietnam by Sue M. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The guides were amazing, knowledgeable, kind and funny. Hong from Vietnam and Kristopher from Island Hopping. The biking in Vietnam was a highlight. Food, accommodations and group were exceptional. The Vietnam history was told from the heart. The Vietnam and Cambodian people were beautiful and so gracious and always happy to see us. Will definitely do another bike and barge with Island Hopping. Loved going to the school to see the kids. Loved the organic farm and cooking lesson.
Portugal Atlantic Route by Jill P. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We were unfortunate to do this tour when the weather was unseasonably bad. It would be a much better experience with good weather and tail winds! However, the tour providers kept in touch and made the tour as good as it could be under the circumstances.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Terrence Zito 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great time along the Danube river! The cycling was very good and the bikes adequate. The crew of the Theodor Korner were especially nice and competent. The tour guide was really on his game! Unfortunately, the boat itself needs a thorough rehab- our stateroom had an odd odor and was extremely noisy due to mid-ship engines. If we decide to do the Danube tour again we will choose a different boat!
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Tauber River Valley Romantic Road by Terrence Z. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This potentially could be a great tour but it was not a great tour for us. The tour guide book was in German which we do not read, thus we wasted a lot of time every day being lost! Also, the provided bikes were not of the best quality, and pedaling them was not easy! The hotels were fine, but we would not recommend this tour unless you read German!
Tripsite Traveler - Lake Constance by Alice 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
You have put my mind at ease. My husband and I are are leaving, in a month, on the 10 Tulip Time tour. I have been in "training" but have been anxious about my ability to keep up. I have an ebike reserved and after reading your blog I feel better about the trip. Thank You!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
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
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
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Judith B. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Bike and Barge- along the Danube to 3 countries- was wonderful. The weather ended up being perfect, though it was October, and that made it all even better! Scenery was super! Bikes- well maintained and easy to ride. Lots of great encounters with staff on board; only problem was an accident with the ship on the last day. I am sure it will not happen again!
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.
Wildlife and Nature Reserve in South Africa by Kathryn Bertram 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our entire group agreed that this was the trip of a lifetime! However, I spent the entire plane ride home plotting how I could take the exact same trip again. We spent the entire tour with AMAZING guides who led us through their "home" and provided us with the opportunity to enjoy sunny South Africa as the local do.
The biking on this trip is all done on mountain bikes. The terrain and rides vary, and we added miles onto the routes on a few of the days. The guides allow your group to set the bike pace, and there is always the van to tour in if riding isn't an option. However, our entire group loved all of the biking. My personal favorite was all of giraffes we saw on our bikes. It is amazing way to see the sights!
My only concern prior to this trip was the food, but we ate like kings and queens. Who knew they served cold and hot breakfast?! We enjoyed tons of fresh produce, including avocados and grapefruits straight from the trees.
This trip is a great balance of touring and biking, and if you are even considering going, you must go. You, too, will leave plotting a way to get back again. Enjoy sunny South Africa!
Countries: South Africa
Our entire group agreed that this was a trip of a lifetime, but I was plotting how and when I could take the exact same trip again on the plane ride home. This tour provides an excellent balance of biking and enjoying South Africa as the locals do. The guides are amazing, and they do an amazing job of showing you their home. The biking is enjoyable. We covered different terrains, and many rides could be adjusted based upon skill level and desire. (We biked extra a few days.) However, our guides also provided us with additional experiences based upon our interests and desires. For example, we toured a local school, and as a teacher, it was an amazing opportunity to see education outside of the US. The only thing I was worried about prior to this trip was the food, but we ate like kings and queens around the clock. The produce is amazing...fresh avocados and grapefruits straight from the trees!! If you are considering this trip, you must take it!!! Enjoy sunny South Africa!!
Lanzarote, strange island world by jehiel 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Bruges to Amsterdam by Corri & Tom H. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
FOOD & staff aboard the Gandalf were amazing and loved Ghent!!!!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Bruges by Nancy V. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I was surprised at how great everything was.
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
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Michael K. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip exceeded my expectations. The beautiful country side along the Danube River, the locks and dams, the wine county of Austria and Budapest were the highlights.
Boat: MS Carissima
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Frank M. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The daily briefing on what to see and do really helped to get the most out of the bike and barge tour.
Boat: MS Normandie
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!
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