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Coastal Andalusia by Grant B. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The portion of the ride through the cork forest was really special. Very little car traffic, a great hill, lovely scenery, and the restaurant at the top was amazing! Really a great day!
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Peggy S. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It's hard to choose a most memorable part of the trip. Aigues Mortes was a big surprise -- the history, the walls and the tower, and the special celebration -- the bull games -- taking place while we were there. The Camargue was amazing, with the waterways and the vineyards, the distinct breeds of horses and the bulls. Provence was beautiful with the olive groves and apple orchards, and of course more vineyards. It was exciting to visit the sites where Van Gogh had painted in Arles, and Hugo's commentary was superb. Singing Starry Starry night on deck under the starry night was lovely. The visit to Les Baux, with the spectacular scenery and Les Carrieres des Lumieres in the quarry were fabulous. We enjoyed visiting the Pont du Gard and singing Sur Le Pont d'Avignon as we cruised passed the bridge itself.
Now the areas for improvement: The bikes were not good enough for the Provence segment. We understood that we would be provided with 27 gear bikes, but had an infinite gearing system instead, and the lowest gear wasn't enough for the hills we encountered. Those with electric bikes were happier. Also, through some poor communication between Tripsite and the tour operator, Girolibero, a part of the trip route that our group had been particularly interested in -- a visit to Chateau Neuf du Pape -- was no longer included. Hugo did his best, with a vote (which came out even) to see whether we should go to Chateau Neuf du Pape or take the shorter route that had been promised to the others on the trip. Then he flipped a coin. We accepted the decision as appropriate, but were disappointed that we had not got what was advertised through Tripsite.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Danna J. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The knowledge about the country that our guide, Hein, provided at sporadic times. He was very astute to stop on a hillock for a small respite when there was no “cafe” in sight. Great information.
Boat: Ave Maria
Danube Delta by Anne E. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Seeing a sea otter cross over the track 10 metres in front of me.
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Marisa C. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was awesome. The bike trails were excellent and we were so much in contact with nature that we couldn't believe it. Everything was very well organized and the villages and cities we visited were great. No complaints except for the Flamenco Hotel in Budapest, which was not as expected. We had to have our breakfast in the lobby sitting on a sofa because there weren't enough tables for all the guests. They didn't refill the breakfast buffet and no one took care of the spills on the tables. Besides the rooms were old and smelly. But it was just a hotel and we will definitely do more of these trips in the near future because it was a great adventure and a memorable experience! I really recommend Tripsite.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Tripsite Traveler: Cycling & Safari in South Africa by Ray Siwinski 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Just completed this tour plus an add-on to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Both were A+++. Lizelle was a fantastic hostess and guide. And Ronnie was the best (we even got him on a bike and a whitewater raft). Don't hesitate to do this tour. You'll thank me.
Countries: South Africa
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Sue & Fred H. 8 months ago • 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. 8 months ago • 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
Brussels to Bruges Bike and Boat Tour by Patricia D. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We really enjoyed the scenery on this trip and not cycling on main roads. Love when we are on cycle paths and not in traffic. The boat was first class and the crew on the Magnifique III went out of their way to accommodate all our needs. The chef made all the meals very unique and we were able to sample the various foods of the region. A wonderful vacation.
Innsbruck to Bolzano by Brent H. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip. The scenery was breathtaking and the hotels were in good locations close to the center of towns.
Countries: Austria, Italy
Highlights of Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat by Frank S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Really enjoyed our evenings off the boat visiting some FABULOUS cities....
Boat: New Star
Bruges to Amsterdam by Rhonda L. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip was meeting and traveling with people from around the world and learning about the the two fascinating countries on our tour--Belgium and Holland. The Magnifique's atmosphere and crew were wonderful, too!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Famous Villages of Provence by Ann S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: Les Baux de Provence: location, view from hotel patio, view from restaurant, atmosphere
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by William G. 8 months ago • 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.
Girona Spa Experience by Torben T. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Tripsite is a great idea, my experience was that it need to mature. We did not receive the hotel listed. We did not get a SPA experience either. Surprises is not a positive thing when you are on vacation. Spain and Girona is great places to visit.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn G. 8 months ago • 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.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Murray B. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
What made our trip memorable were the outstanding guides we had, Arie and Andre. They were fun loving, knowledgeable, complimentary and very patient. They responded quickly and decisively during two minor crises that befell our group. Kudos to them and to the entire staff of the Magnifique II.
Boat: Magnifique II
Atlantic West Coast & Sintra by Allen W. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My girlfriend and I took this trip down the coast in early October. The whole experience was excellent. We were picked up at the airport on time with bikes ready. The scenery and destinations were outstanding. The accommodations were very good. We really enjoyed the whole trip. We would recommend Tripsite and their partners to everyone.
Venice to Florence by Sherri 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved this trip! We went in September and it was perfect weather. So much to see along the way. Lots of small towns to ride through and such beautiful scenery. The hotels we stayed in were good and the morninbreakfasts delicious. Don’t hesitate - book it!!
Lorraine Tour by Margaret Molineux 8 months ago • 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.!
Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Jeanne L. 8 months ago • 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!
Countries: Austria, Germany
Central Greek Aegean by Terrie M. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Breathtaking views on hilltops on all the Greek islands. The narrow streets of Patmos and Lesos islands were fun and charming. The guides were knowledgeable and agendas fit the the groups ability. Thank you!
Boat: Elara 1
Around Lake Constance by Jane M. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful. The extra excursions were popular with our group. The breakfasts were great.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Kvarner Bay E-Bike and Boat by Janice V. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved swimming off the back of the boat in the beautiful clear sea after a morning of cycling.
Boat: Andela Lora
Brussels to Bruges Bike and Boat Tour by Lynda B. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The camaraderie, the cuisine, our cabin!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Martin C. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We were fortunate enough to have Tripsite founder, Hennie, along, who led half of our group on a terrific cycling adventure between Paris and Bruges. We made wonderful friendships and were treated royally on board the Zwaantje by the crew - and what wonderful meals!
Countries: Belgium, France
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by David B. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Cycling thru the small Villages of the Somme with good riders lead by Hennie.
Lorraine Tour by Stuart A. 8 months ago • 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.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
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