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Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Jennifer W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
This was such a fabulous way to explore a new country that we had never been to before! Waking up in a new town every day, with all of our food & lodging needs cared for, and our only job was to SEE NEW SCENERY! Such a fun way to get up close & personal with the people & culture of the Netherlands & Germany! The staff was amazing, food was DELICIOUS, bikes were practically NEW. We are already researching our NEXT bike & barge trip! THE BEST!!!
Boat: Sailing Home
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Loree K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The bikes were in excellent condition The maps were hard to read and did not even show what country we were in on the route, however the route was clearly marked. That saved us many times. The carry out lunch was great. Maybe some variation in granola bars throughout the week. Meals were good. Staff seemed rushed and understaffed at dinner. It was overall a great trip. Suggestions for others: pack light!
Boat: MS Carissima
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Nancy L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My most memorable part was the daily bike riding thru the beautiful scenery. My only suggestions would be to spend a little list time at the beaches.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Harry L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery, the biking experience, excellent travel guide, Helmut, the outstanding crew, other bikers and the canals were very memorable. Our only suggestion would be to shorten the time at the beaches.
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen by Wallace R. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip and a lot of fun. The staff was excellent and Carsten made sure we got to where we were supposed to go.
Albanian Highlights Tour by Tom T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My wife and I are avid cyclists and decided to slow the pace down for a "chillaxing" 5 days in Menorca. The beaches were wonderful and the accommodation was "over the top".
French Alps Lake Tour by Deborah F. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Aside from the amazing scenery my most memorable experience was the night we stayed in a 12th century farmhouse that had been painstakingly restored to a grand chateaux complete with gardens and guest house.
Countries: Switzerland, France
Bruges to Amsterdam Bike Tour by Darren T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part: The views and experiences we shared together as we ride along.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Around Venice by Mary Ann G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We were doing the tour "Around Venice". We did not get to finish our tour due to unusual weather, as we had heatstroke on the second day of cycling during an unprecedented heatwave. We continued by train and bus.Therefore, I feel we cannot really make a recommendation about the cycling part of this tour. We were very disappointed as we have never been unable to complete a tour before this. All other aspects of the tour and staff involved along the way were excellent. Our bikes were picked up by the tour company, so we did not have to worry about getting around with them when we weren't feeling well. Hotels were great, and Italy has the best ice cream on the planet! (And due to the heat, we ate quite a bit.) Fortunately it is very easy and inexpensive to get around by bus and train, and we had lots of time in each lovely town to rest and recover, while exploring. This is a really beautiful part of the world.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Donald K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part: The people who we met and biked with.....a fun, engaging group of folks.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Around Romantic Bruges by Melissa H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Our tour "Around Romantic Bruges" was excellent. Everything about the trip from the lodging, to the bikes, to the routes was fantastic. I would highly recommend that trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jeanne S. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The boat its self is quaint. The cycling was scenic, beautiful and had a variation of easy to moderately challenging rides for an average cyclist, pretty doable for anyone. My only suggestion is to provide more water and provide it daily weather if cycling or not. In saying that, do bring yourselves 4 to 6 large bottles of water. Packing -nothing too heavy do plan on layers, it was warmer than expected . If you bring alcohol on to the boat you can only drink in your room.Crew were great as was the guide and the food prepared by the Cook!!!
Boat: MS Normandie
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Neil M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Cycling along the Danube of course was the highlight for sure.
Authentic Holland by John H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Having been on several of these bike/barge tours, this was a different area culturally than trips south of Amsterdam. Interesting history of the area. Our guide was excellent and made the trip.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Sandy W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
It was the most amazing trip we have ever done‼️Everything was 5 star. The barge, food and crew were awesome.There were 14 of us and we all agree it was the best.Would recommend this trip.Already looking at our next adventure with Tripsite.Thank-you for such a memorable trip.-Sandy Wallace and friends
Along the Dalmatian Coast by Catharine B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike riding and the scenery in Croatia were stunning. Many interesting things to see and the beaches are beautiful and refreshing after a hot day of bike riding.
Umbria - Gastronomy Bike Tour by Gary H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip was a last minute decision. We chose an unguided trip because my wife wanted to maximize her opportunity to speak Italian and we felt comfortable since we have taken an unguided one with Tripsite before. The best part is hard to select- the dinner below Assissi that we learned to cook with the chef, Rosita, in the hotel, the couple sitting next to us at a table in Spello-the woman jumping up every few minutes to hug and kiss her boyfriend while we were eating a fantastic dinner, the sounds of Mozart's Requiem floating out of a small auditorium, sung by 15 young people while we were eating at a fantastic Pizza place in Torgiano. What else? Well, of course the local food, the local wine, the towns in the valley and on top of the hills and the incessantly changing views. We both felt it was a special vacation and we were totally relaxed. Do I have any suggestions? Not really, we are still fighting the bends raising our heads above the memories to our life back here. We'll be back.
Around Medieval Ludlow by Barb V. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great time biking, the bikes and maps were wonderful! The biking was hilly! It was very hot, unusual for wales, and the hotel did not help us when we asked to open the windows more. They also wanted to give us two separate rooms because they did not have a twin room available. That took some sorting out! All in all it was very memorable and can't wait to go again!
Countries: England, Wales
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Sue H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The entire cycling tour was fantastic. Each day was different, and with a guide who was absolutely terrific, we enjoyed every bit of it!
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Bruges to Amsterdam by Joe B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The biking part of the trip takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Belgium and the Netherlands. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of the landscape. It's a very casual pace so keeping up is never a problem. There are many stops for coffee, lunch and afternoon breaks while biking.
Boat: Magnifique II
Around Paris by Catherine (Carrie) 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My mom and I booked the trip from June 3- 10, 2017 from Moret-sur-Loing to Compiegne. What a fantastic holiday!! The biking was incredible and the bikes were in excellent shape - very easy to ride. Wieger was an excellent guide both on and off the bikes. We experienced France from a totally different perspective - biking in the forests, into Fontainebleau and having a picnic in the garden; stopping along the Seine for coffee at a small cafe; biking into Paris to Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Every night Wieger would give us a small tour of the town we were moored in. The meals that Thea made each day were 5* - excellent!! The Clair de Lune was a lovely place to call our home each night and our captain Marco was very accommodating and friendly. We highly recommend this trip - what a fantastic experience!!!
Magdeburg to Berlin by Mary P. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
All our needs were addressed. Being a guest on the Merlin was a pleasure. Our guide, Felix was very informative.
Magdeburg to Berlin by Shelly J. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
From making the arrangements to enjoying the trip, the guides, hosts, and accommodations, the experience was all excellent. Can't wait to do it again!!
South Holland Tour by Azam E. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Boat and bike trip was our first experience. It was really amazing and well- organized one :)) we just wish to have more options for healthy food on board and choose our table at dinner time to socialize with more people than having assigned seats every night. -Thank you
Boat: De Holland
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Csop G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: The scenery. The varied landscape. The entire trip was an adventure. Definitely tack on an extra day or two in Prague and Dresden. It will make for a perfect holiday.
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Magdeburg to Berlin by John A. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: Biking through the small towns and rural parts of our route.
St. Moritz to Innsbruck by Bill W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We are long time customers to Tripsite and have always enjoyed our trips. This year we did St Moritz to Innsbrook. It was an amazing trip with some of the best views we have ever seen. The ride was challenging for the first few days but then it got to be a typical river ride. We did a triple room package rather than paying for a single supplement and it worked great. All of the hotels were newly renovated and very modern. The people of Switzerland and Austria were very friendly and supportive. Again these trips in the alps are so spectacular! Looking forward to planning next years trip.
Countries: Austria, Switzerland
La Rioja, Land of Wine by Maria luiza L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
It was my second trip managed by Tripsite and everything was perfect. The route was amazing.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Vitali B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
I am very glad that I did this trip: the boat, cabin, food, bike, everything was very good. But there were some challenges, which I would like to mention. 1. The tour guide (Jan, his first name) was not rude, but more like indifferent to your problems. Very often his answer was ""It's up to you. You want this, go this way, you want that, go that way."" Hr didn't try to understand your problem and to find the best solution for your situation.2. Bike path pavement sometimes was bad and poorly marked. For people with not good vision (like myself) it was a big problem. European bikers are more aggressive speed wise and more comfortable in the crowded environment. It was a problem to have pedestrians and bikers in both directions at the same time. So, for me it was easy to complete 50-60 kilometers physically, but it was stressful psychologically to be in such crowded place.3. Unguided tour is a challenge: you can get lost, something can happen to you, your bike, and no help is available. One person locked a bike and lost a key. I even do not know how he came back on the boat. I am writing all these problems to give future fellow travelers more real picture before making a decision to take this trip, and moreover how to prepare yourself for the trip. My mistake was that I was thinking that if I can do 40 miles on the bike, I am ready for the trip. Physical part is not enough. You should be ready physically, but also you should be able to function in the crowded city environment at low speed, be able to repair your bike, if needed, to read a map, and not to expect that all people in the world like Americans. Sorry for being so long, but I really wanted to give the most truthful picture of my experience.
Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus by Chelton T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip - exceeded my expectations- first class in every respect. Bike courses were challenging but you can't beat the scenery.
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