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Three Country Tour by Yael U. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My third trip booked through Tripsite.com and my third wonderful summer of biking! Three years ago, We traveled through Provence Villages. Last year through Slovenia and Croatia, and this year through Three Counties - Netherland, Belgium and Germany. We have LOVED each of these explorations: countrysides, villages, forests, inns, seasides, agriculture, architecture and delicacies. The days were never dull, they were not too difficult, they filled us with a sense of peace and joy. We completed our trip in Europe excited to dream of where our next Tripsite adventure might take us!
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
Amsterdam to Bruges by Ron H. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff on our Amsterdam to Bruges trip were all fantastic. Our cabin was a wonderful retreat at the end of the day. The cycling was easy even for someone who does not cycle. The one area where I could see some improvement was in the breakfast and lunch offerings. There was very little variety from day to day. Would have been nice to have some other options.
Boat: Magnifique II
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Best of Northern Zealand by Ruth P. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip with wonderful memories and weather. This trip could easily be extended by 1-2 days of more cycling! I was disappointed that we only had 5 days of cycling, though it was advertised as a one week trip! Also, the information packet sent was not consistent with the descriptions of where we actually cycled to and where we stayed. The route directions provided were very difficult to follow. I suggest that each cyclist is provided with a detailed cycling map of the whole Island of Zealand, not just the north. We found better cycling maps in Sweden!
Countries: Denmark, Sweden
South Holland Tour by Katie H. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a very positive experience. Bikers of all abilities can participate in this tour. The navigation can be a bit tricky. I would definitely recommend using the navigation app in addition to the maps & briefings. However, there was usually a friendly local or another member of the group not too far away to help get you back on the route. The barge was very nice. We had an upgraded room. Plenty of storage space. The guides were excellent. The staff on the barge couldn’t have been nicer. The food was very good. The tour itself exceeded my expectations. Holland is beautiful. The route took us through a variety of geography. Lots of quintessential Dutch experiences, windmills, cheese, delft, etc.. The de Amsterdam is a larger boat than most so you have a large group. Neither here nor there, just a note if you prefer a more intimate group.
Boat: De Holland
Paris to London by Kevin Armstrong 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Very nice tour following much of the Avenue Verte. Girolibero and Adriano were fantastic hosts on the unguided tour from Paris to London. The route was probably a little more unpaved then I expected an as such would not recommend bringing your own road bike to do the tour. We met and road with some amazing people from around the world making new friends and seeing areas that were amazing sites in the small villages and countryside.
Countries: France, England
Mainz to Cologne by Louise M. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved our bike and barge tour from Mainz to Cologne. The food was great, the scenery amazing! Biking is the perfect way to appreciate the environment in a relaxed way and truly immerse yourself in the experience. Two suggestions - have the tour briefings in the evening between Entree and Main course (it was a pain having to wait til 9am in the morning when we are early risers) and have branded reusable water bottles that can be filled up at water stations each day (instead of contributing to plastic bottle waste). Thank you.
Boat: MS Arlene II
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna aboard the Primadonna by Janet C. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Riding along the Danube river was fantastic! We loved all the port cities and the scenery was picturesque. Our favorite memory of the trip was being able to explore on our own each day. Guiding ourselves on the daily rides was challenging but very rewarding. Usually we saw our fellow shipmates along the way and had lunch companions for our daily Danube picnics!
Countries: Austria, Germany
Best of Holland by Elizabeth S. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed the 'Best of Holland' bike tour. The Magnifique III Team were all wonderful, the food was truly excellent and our rooms were spacious and comfortable. We particularly loved Edam and the Waterlands area, also Gouda and Leiden. The daily tours were very well planned and we really did see the best of Holland.
Boat: Magnifique III
Alsace Road Bike Tour by Rose B. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip in Alsace, France was an amazing way to see the French countryside, wine region and the local community. The route choices were amazing, almost no cars the entire time and the hotels and restaurants were very aware of how the system worked and how to support us on our trip. I would highly recommend this trip to any expert cyclist.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Paul K. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Having a guide for this trip was very beneficial. For the first 3 days our guided group consisted of 30+ people. This was too large of a group and was pretty much a pain. We eventually broke into a group of 8 riders with Dorian as our guide, that was perfect. We were able to travel at a much more leisurely pace, visit many wineries, tasting rooms, small villages and churches.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Jehiel from Tripsite 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Paul,Thanks for this feedback. I agree two guides are better than one with big groups. That way you can have two different riding paces and everyone is content. I will share this feedback with our local partner! Thanks again.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Paul H. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
What an unforgettable trip! We were able to take our 75 year old dad and he cycled the whole thing easily. The touring days in the cities were full, overwhelming, and inspiring for someone who's never seen the rich history of Europe. Cruising down the river while eating a 4 course dinner was a perfect finish to cycling though forests and orchards all day. It was a perfect combination of cycling, cruising, relaxing and sight seeing. I would recommend it to anyone!
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Amsterdam to Bruges by Suzanne D. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Amsterdam to Bruges July 2018. We loved the whole aspect of cycling to meet our barge (our floating hotel) at the end of each day. The accommodations on the Sailing Home were great and the barge is a handsome one. Staff were friendly and relaxed but attentive and personable. Our cycling guide Karline was very competent and kindly took us into almost every town each night for a walking tour. Her historical knowledge of the areas in the Netherlends and Belgium we visited were an unexpected bonus. The food was great on board and most enjoyable. I will definitely recommend this trip to others.
Boat: Sailing Home
Best of Holland by Carol M. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Biking thru picturesque Holland was was delightful. The next thing to view was more beautiful than the last.Next time I’d get an ebike.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Paula H. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip provides a chance to explore the rural areas along the Danube by bike and to visit the great cities of Budapest and Vienna. There is a lot packed into this trip.
Best of Holland by Nicholas M. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We completed the Best of Holland Cycling tour.Not only was the the scenery beautiful, but the attentiveness of the crew on the boat and during our bike ride was exceptional.
Around Stockholm: Land of Lakes and Castles by Elyse B. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable-spending time in Trosa.Carmen was very friendly and great to have the owner of the company do the introduction and drive to starting point. Materials were very well organized and detailed. Be sure bikes and equipment are properly serviced before trip and equipment in good working order.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Jackie S. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide, Geert, would take us on an after dinner historical walking tour of each town where we were staying the night. Geert was extremely knowledgeable about every place we went. Between all we saw during the day while we were biking, and the after dinner walking tour, we learned so much! If Geert is your guide, don't miss a minute of his walks!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Everything You Need to Know About Bike Touring With a GPS by Sue 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I was able to download the gps file to my bikehub app. I could see each of the sections. I chose the first and then was unable to go back to the others. None were saved. What am I doing wrong?
Everything You Need to Know About Bike Touring With a GPS by Jehiel from Tripsite 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Sue!It's hard to say because every app is different. It could be an issue or even a limitation with the bikehub app. I recommend spending some time on their FAQ sections and watching instructional videos...I do this almost every time I am trying to familiarize myself with a new program. I hope this helps!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sherry D. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a perfect way to spend a holiday. The food was AMAZING! The staff was personable, kind, and so very efficient with all they do. I was pleasantly surprised with all the paved bike paths and the number of cyclists out traveling on vacation. It was inspirational to interact with them along the way. Thank you, Normandie and staff. We had a fantastic time!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Donna E. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Really enjoyed the dedicated bike paths, the small villages/towns we stopped in for breaks. My only concern was the sometimes intermittent contact with the ship (cell service) and contingency plan should a participant become ill or injured or if the bike broke down.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Jehiel from Tripsite 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Donna! Just wanted to address the concerns you mentioned...We provide an emergency number and the number for the boat before the start of your trip. In addition, there is a tour leader (for bigger groups 2) that can also assist you. Rest assured you would be cared for of in the event of an emergency! :)
Bruges to Amsterdam by Kim C. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip, from start to finish, far exceeded our expectations. We were welcomed aboard by a very lovely crew and shown to our cabin. Accommodations, while "cozy" were clean, attractive and storage spaces were very thoughtfully planned; it never felt claustrophobic. Meals were as good as any four star restaurant and my gluten free needs were met without any problems. I cannot say enough about the crew and our guides; they were outgoing, caring, accommodating and fun to be around. I can say as much for the guests. I felt as if I was with old friends (not just the "old friends" with which we were travelling.) The bikes were in good condition and guides made sure everyone had a bike to fit their size. The tour, scenery, quick visits to churches and castles, even the little unexpected things, like vending machines filled with chilled strawberries, remain fixed in my memory as the most special experiences. We were very lucky that the weather was perfect each day. The ride and short stops in beautiful little towns added to this wonderful trip, and our guides, Tom and Hilko made each stop interesting and fun. I could go on, but suffice it to say, this will not be our last trip with Tripsite!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Jo-Anna K. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The whole trip was fantastic. The food was amazing, staff was wonderful and the barge was comfortable and gorgeous. Bruges and Ghent were our favorite stops.
Bike and Sail the Ijsselmeer by Merinda N. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It is difficult to highlight one part of the trip as the whole experience was excellent. I have done bike/boat tours before and the accommodation on this historic ship was by far the best ever. The rural scenery in the Netherlands is extraordinarily beautiful and the Issjelmeer is stunning. Actually, perhaps the best thing was the staff. We felt like personal guests on this trip and as if the staff were long time personal or family friends. The organization was informal but efficient and the food was home cooked and excellent. There was a variety of activities from cycling to sailing; exploring historic villages and towns and swimming in the sea. Best ever trip.
Boat: Leafde Fan Fryslân
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Kim F. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Mantova to Venice was wonderful. Very pretty scenery with lots of unique places to stop.
Boat: Vita Pugna
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Brad C. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Prague to Dresden bike ride was an amazing vacation. Everyday there were beautiful sites and scenery that made the journey a really memorable trip. Each night we lodged in picturesque towns along the route and always near the city square where we enjoyed great dining and sightseeing. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a really unique biking vacation in the heart of Europe.
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Nancy B. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of our bike and barge trip from Malchin to Berlin was the day we biked on the Isle of Usedom. The landscape was beautiful, the beach front area was full of interesting shops and restaurants where we ate spaghetti ice, a childhood favorite treat of my husband. He has waited years to share this moment with our kids. We topped off the day with a swim in the Baltic Sea which was full of big waves and surrounded by soft, white sand.
Countries: Germany, Poland
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Kathryn H. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
One of my favorite parts of the trip was jumping off the boat into the canal. It was the end of a long, fun day of bike riding. The canal was clear and perfect for jumping. Everyone jumped off and everyone did fun tricks. The funniest was when Paul fell off and I never could keep a straight face around him again (Paul didn't get hurt except his pride btw). Captain Henk even put down a ladder to make climbing to the dock easier.
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