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Bike and Wine Basel to Strasbourg by Sara G. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
First day ride and exceptional lunch along the canal. Recommend more info on options to stop, eat, etc along the routes. Also recommend better bike maintenance - both bikes had shifter/derailer issues. Transfer of bikes and luggage went very smoothly. Hotels were all great, except the one in Freiburg - run down and rude front desk staff.
Countries: France, Germany, Switzerland
Bruges to Amsterdam by Bruce H. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I enjoyed the bonding that occurred with our fellow travellers over our shared biking experiences. The pathways and route were amazing. Tips for others: Be prepared to have a great time.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Riccione - Villages & Castles by Rebeca L. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The guide and all personnel from hotel Dory are wonderful. They make you feel like home and the attention of Tripsite was fast and good because they look for the best trip according to my demanding.
Mainz to Ludwigsburg by George S. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
One of our best vacations ever! Met some great people. The owners and staff of the boat provided exceptional service. We're making plans to travel with them again.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Patricia M. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff were wonderful and attentive and the biking equipment was excellent. It was tremendously satisfying to enjoy this beautiful part of the world on bike and then return to the comfort of the boat each evening. Looking forward to the next trip!!
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Riccione - Villages & Castles by Lori D. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: There were several-seeing the David in Florence and riding through Rimini and to the Santini Winery.
Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus by Susan M. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great views and biking. The ebike really helped on the climbs but you still get a workout if you want one. Great weather and scenery and great guides. It was nice to get off the bike and go to Bosnia mid week. Eating so much on the boat wasn't my favorite and the fact that we had to pay extra for the day at the farm/winery seemed a bit cheap as I know other tours pay for these types of things. Having to get instructions in two languages (German and English) seemed a bit long. But the boat was nice and enjoyed it. If you are a swimmer you might might to come a bit earlier in the season.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Susan M. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoyed St Emilion which we explored on our own. We should have been told what there was unusual to see in all of the ports that we were in at the beginning of the trip so that if reservations were necessary at sights that interested us we could have made them. Sebastian worked very hard at making sure that we had a great time on the boat. We were part of a learning experience and work in progress for Pascal.
Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus by Patricia S. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The islands of Croatia are exquisite and the boat Harmonia is beautifully designed and cared for. Cycling in Croatia was breathtaking.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Linda R. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was wonderful. Biking around the French countryside — what could be bad? HOWEVER, this trip should not be taken unless the client is assured that the barge has replaced their current bikes (as they say they will for 2018) with lighter bikes in perfect working order. They should make sure that there are bikes of all sizes, so that a small person (I am 5’) will get a properly fitted bike. I biked the entire week on a 6-speed rusty heavy old bike. Even the bell and kickstand didn’t work.
Heel of Italy by Shelia P. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Scenery on the day from Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto was spectacular. Overall excellent trip. Would not hesitate to recommend.
National Parks of Dalmatia by Sue P. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery and the weather made this a wonderful trip-- however, the participants were unusually amiable and everyone got along famously. One of the waiters was a real clown and kept us all entertained at mealtimes. The chef and his assistant put out some amazing food, and so much of it! The bikes were probably as good a fit as possible on this kind of trip. Our guides were great-- one wouldn't have known this was the end of their season. I can't think of anything that might have been improved upon. Good work!
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Tama L. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: St. Emilion and the disco party on the boat the last night
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Susan E. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was amazing: excellent food prepared by our 2 chefs; our guide was well-prepared, thoughtful, good-natured; the route was beautifully planned and educational, the bikes were more comfortable than my own, the weather was fortunately perfect, and we had a great group to bike with. The experience went way beyond my expectations . Can’t wait to plan the next biking adventure.
Boat: Vita Pugna
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Ronnie L. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Bordeaux is an exquisite area of France. Exploring it on a bike made it that much more enjoyable. The scenery and visiting wine Chateaus that have been in business for generation was quite spectacular. The city of Bordeaux may be my favorite city of all the European cities I've visited. It's very easy to use the public transportation, there is much to see, explore and experience there. For future listings, I would rate this trip as at least moderate in cycling difficulty. There was one flat day, one day of rolling cycling, and 3 day of pretty challenging hills, especially on heavy hybrid bikes. On any future tour I will definitely consider using an ebike. Many if not all of the European women used them. I met many interesting and lovely people from other countries on this tour. It was delightful!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Laurie P. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The beautiful scenery of Italy and the connections we made with the other guests!!!
Mallorca by Phil S. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
A wonderful self-guided bike trip. Perfect weather in early October. Map & instructions occasionally confusing, but adequate.Hotels & food very good at all stops. A few climbs, but not really challenging for an experienced rider. Highly recommend!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Lorna T 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I enjoyed the cycling, the scenery was generally really lovely and revitalizing, with options to see different things.The food was very good (especially the fish dishes.)The staff were very pleasant. The bikes were good and the bike staff very helpful.The choice of outingings were very enjoyable.Overall it was a relaxing cycling holiday which was what I was looking for.I found that the Tripsite staff, (especially Carla), were very helpful in answering all my questions . Thank you!
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Pete & Norma T. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Guide, Antonella, crew, food, tour and route were fine, but the Estello was not, surely not "comfort plus". The boat is tired, lounge furniture was dirty, lead to believe the boat was not equivalent to Ave Maria but close, Girolibro providing better boats than FR companies. Were tied up close to a FR boat, was better. Cabins in comparison to other boats we have booked are poor, shower was not separate from remainder of the head so everything was soaked after shower. Since we booked the entire boat for Coastal Cruisers, even though no one seemed to complain, we expected better. Your bike and barge tours continue to be good value with folks who provide services compensating for "tired boat".
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Delia D. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The food was great and loved the coffee machine. Would like dinner at 7:00 pm rather than 6:30 pm to give us more time to relax and enjoy the day. No one ever eats in France before 7:30 pm and I felt like we were being treated as young campers. The Fleur needs new towels. The existing are rough and not vey absorbent. It was a very happy and congenial crew. Bert, Petra, Ellen and Aga. Thomas was most accommodating... Bike trails were good. We had the unusual situation where the majority ie 12 out of 20 bikers were of Olympian caliper. Their preferred speed was 30 to 35 kms an hour and the rest would have liked between 15 and 20 kms. and hour. We all coped but it meant you couldn't relax and enjoy the scenery. Two guides would have been the solution as promised.
Countries: Belgium, France
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Jehiel 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Delia!Thanks for sharing this feedback. I want to clarify that under what's included for the Fleur it mentions "Tour guide (in 2018, there will be two guides)". This will allow for two groups, different cycling speeds, and will fix this issue. As far as dinner is concerned, the eating time is based on the logistics of the ship (routing, cooking, cleaning) and is not meant to make you feel like a young campers. Despite this issues, I'm glad you had a great time!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Suki G. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Book from Brugge to Amsterdam to avoid headwinds. Expect riding in country with nothing special to see.
Boat: Magnifique II
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Eldon W. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The excellent staff and guide combined with the great mix of rural and forest countryside and the history in the cities and towns along the way.Tripsite should do a better job of editing the text on their website. There were several incorrect descriptions.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Debra G. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Staff was fantastic! Amazing overall experience.
Along the Dalmatian Coast by Valentina L. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I loved cycling along the paths that hugged the ocean. So scenic and beautiful.
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Patty M. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Wending is a great barge with a wonderful crew! We had superior food every day. Our guide was very smart, kind, helpful, and patient. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Diane F. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our bike barge trip along the Danube in October 2017 was a great experience. Biking was fabulous, the paths we're all very good for the most part. The scenery was beautiful. We were very pleased with the friendliness of the staff and all the accommodations made for us. The food was all nicely presented and abundant. Our group of eight friends definitely would like to do another trip! Great scenery, great exercise, and an overall wonderful experience!
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Janet A. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Celia H. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It was wonderful to have all the logistics taken care of. All we had to do was get up in the morning, have a hearty breakfast, get on our bikes and head out for a different adventure every day. Not too difficult!On board, the staff went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. The ship amenities were great. Our on board entertainer was super and we danced most evenings.The cycling was scenic, varied and interesting and not too difficult. I liked the cruiser style of the bike. Sitting more upright made sightseeing while riding very easy. Overall a great experience that I can't wait to repeat!
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