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Bavaria Tour by David C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the friendliness of the other guests.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Amsterdam to Bruges by Rebecca K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Having never taken a bike and barge trip I didn't know what to expect. Wow....it exceeded my expectations. Boat was luxurious for a barge, what friendly, hard working staff. Tom our tour leader was terrific. Other than the fact that the single cabins are really small everything else outstanding.
Boat: Magnifique II
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
North Holland Tour by D. Dray 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We have been on seven self-guided bike trips (two of them with boats) and this was truly one of the best! The accommodations on our Prague ship, the MS Florentina were nicer (larger lounges, expansive deck, etc) than the Angela Esmee to be frank, but the Angela's superb crew, the charming towns as ports of call, and along the route, and our tour leader, Margaret, more than made up for it. I highly recommend this tour!
Boat: De Holland
Three Capitals of Russia by Elaine Sullivan 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
This tour (Jun 16 2017) which included a bicycle festival in Uglich and the White Nights festival in St Petersburg was fabulous. The guides were wonderful, knowledgeable, and helpful. Accommodations were super. We toured many small museums along the route, had an excellent city tour of St Petersburg led by an incredible tour guide. Too many great things to list.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Karry & Brent M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Besides the beautiful scenery, the staff on the boat were so friendly and helpful. They worked as a team, and the relationship with the guests was wonderful. We made many new friends, and had such a good time. Leaving, we had tears in our eyes. We loved the wineries and tasting many new wines. Although we understand the purpose of corkage fees, we thought they were too high, as we came back with one or two new ones every day! Loved the trip!
Dublin and Wicklow by Whitley G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Stunning vistas, terrific staff, and the weather was spot on in the Dublin area 2nd week of June 2017.
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Ana Karla Oliveira 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved the whole trip from Prague to Dresden ... Beautiful places to visit and spend a few hours admiring ... All the cities that we slept were special ... We chose premium option to stay in 4 star hotels, really Prague and Dresden were But the rest can be considered 1 or 2 stars ... The level of difficulty of the route is really easy even, very few climbs and are short ... The bikes were excellent, the maps very well elaborated ... I would just like to Suggesting that you take a closer look at Pravcicka Gate, because it was a very long walk, about 5 hours (round trip) to visit it ... It is beautiful, unique, wonderful landscapes, worth visiting , But you have to prepare for long distances ... This was the third time we hired the tripsite and it was great! As of other times, the pedaling was AMAZING! We recommend! We are already dreaming of the next! :))
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Bruges to Amsterdam by Deanna G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The entire week was fabulous. Loved cycling through the towns and country side. Tom our guide was very nice and an excellent guide. I also enjoyed our evening walking tour, especially when he brought us to the home of an artist and his wife. I bought a few pieces of jewelry.We were very lucky with the weather and even ate outside 2 nights. Loved that we were a small group and I knew everyone after a couple of days . I enjoyed everything.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Janet L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We were glad that we did the independent bike ride starting in Bolzano 3 days before meeting up with everyone on the barge. The scenery and biking were incredible, especially on the alternate route. We did go solo the first day and got very lost 3 times! The next day we tagged along with others on the same trip. The directions could be more explicit ( Ex. It would be helpful to state directions that avoided questioning routes i.e. ""go this way, not that way""; caution - fork in road- bear right, but not up that 14% grade hill!) And what is a fly-over? (An overpass, we found out later) And what is considered a ""fountain""? (It's a small water spigot at a bikers rest stop). However, it was an adventure we won't forget. We learned we needed to have GPS through Google or another mapping/biking program. This would allow us to be more independent and ride self guided as biking with 28 or more people and 2 guides is slow going. The biking is on flat terrain, very easy. However, many days you bike around 30 miles, with many stops for breaks, tours, and sights. It was very warm in early June. Bring lip sunscreen and regular sunscreen! The Ave Maria is fantastic, our rooms were cozy but totally comfortable. The boat is in mint condition. Food is amazing! Our 2 chefs were top notch. Staff are fun and we really were lucky to have a great group of fellow travelers. Ronnie and Silvia were our guides and they were great. They were very patient, helpful and fun to be with. We had a competition one night, all the 5 groups from different countries did a skit. It was hilarious!! Also, arriving in Venice by boat at the end of the tour is the best way to go in our opinion. We stayed an extra day in Venice and took water buses to some of the islands. It was cooler there, we saw beautiful places and we used up our 3 day transit pass. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, we had an unforgettable, wonderful trip and are thinking of where to go on our next bike and barge adventure!
Boat: Ave Maria
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Csop Glew 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
As our first self guided cycling trip, we can not see how this experiene could be better. The scenery was extraordinary, the accommodations were excellent and the trip coordinator was superb! We highly recommend this trip. Can't wait to do another trip!
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Vivian C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The routing in Bordeaux was great. Amazing scenery, passing through little towns and managing our way through a city or two made for an amazing adventure. One day I had a big problem with my bike and with a phone call I had a young man show up and fix it. He was my hero.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Lori C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved the beauty of the rolling hills, vineyards and chateaus. Due to the hills, I would rate 2 of the days more moderate to difficult, leaning more to moderate. The maps and booklets are hard to follow, definitely have 1 person in your group get the GPS, it should be mandatory with all the turns. There is only a deposit required. The staff were attentive, hard working and fun! The food was exceptional. We highly recommend this tour!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Courtney R. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Touring by bicycle is the best! It's a great way to take in the scenery, small villages, and larger cities while getting a little exercise along the way. It was a very relaxing trip and I was glad to be a part of a larger group on the trip. The food and cycling directions could be improved, but the service and itinerary were great.
Boat: MS Carissima
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Bruges to Amsterdam by Barbara C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable parts: The camaraderie of the group and of course the fabulous meal by Chef Franco.
Famous Villages of Provence by Liz G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Accommodations faultless. Bike company efficient and I loved my bike. Maps very inadequate, we should not have been on "on ramps" to or navigating 4 lane highways, check out the maps through Cavaillon for example. More moderate than recreational cycling especially the hills. Great on an E bike if you had one. Scenery exquisite. Weather too! Thank you to Mary for organizing or extra nights in Avignon, another great hotel.
Famous Villages of Provence by Harvey A. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
"easy to moderate" was at the outset incorrect, it was "moderate to difficult" when one considers the length and incline of the hills. Also, our group of twelve experienced 3 flat tires, the first time in many years of biking in Europe, and each was on an e-bike. The hotels, on the other hand were exquisite!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Diana W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The best combination, boat and bicycle, without packing in every place. Every morning a new city to visit and the best way is by bike where you can experience the sound of the win through the forest, the river just by your side and beautiful villages where always will be a huge church and a restaurant to have a beer.And unforgettable experience, I just love to do it and would like to experience again.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Andy D. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was very well organized, the scenery was beautiful, boat staff very helpful. All the meals were great. The packed lunch was a nice feature for the day rides. Rooms were very nice, lounge staff treated us well.We liked the City of Budapest very much, glad we had the day to explore.Biking through wine country on the last day was a great way to finish the experience.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Beth M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most beautiful part of the bike trip was he Danube Bend, eye candy around every corner! The thermal pools at Szechenyi in Budapest are not to be missed! It is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Plan on spending 3-4 hours there, it is an unbelievable experience. Also, in the Jewish Quarter you can feel & experience Jewish life before WW II inside old shops; the communist period of Hungary at retro restaurants; and contemporary Budapest through street food and street art.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Peter M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was our free time in Budapest. What a beautiful city.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mark L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My wife and I enjoyed the variety of the destinations and getting off the boat to explore small villages, ruins and interact with the local people.The staff was very friendly and always helpful.One tip we would suggest is to make every effort to be on top deck or in the parlor to see the cities we visited during arrival and departure.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Judith M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The combination of biking in the beautiful countryside and also being on the water on a boat for my lodging was wonderful and just enough time to enjoy the cultural hubs of the amazingly beautiful cities. I loved it all and for me just the right combination of it all.I would suggest that the navigation on the bike routes was confusing at times so the next time to enjoy it more I would opt for being guided on the biking versus self-guided.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Steven U. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was riding bikes to quaint small towns and Bruges.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Mari H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The new friends we made! We absolutely enjoyed the other travelers we ate with every meal! They became great friends despite language differences. It was a fantastic trip. We blogged our trip!
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany
Bike and Sail the Ijsselmeer by Rebekah R. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was hoisting sails as a team.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Kimberly W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery along the Danube was outstanding and riding thru the vineyards on our last day was beautiful. Would do it all over again!!
South Holland Tour by Connie V. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved all the windmills, museum's, and bike routes. The food was delicious. Staff were excellent. I recommend to do the long routes as you get to see more.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
Heel of Italy by Monika M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Matera, the town where the bike tour started was an unexpectedly positive surprise and experience: breathtakingly beautiful!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Laura G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
It was all very memorable. Wish the bikes had a water bottle holder and a map clip or holder on the handle bars. The tour info from Tripsite was not completely accurate as we rode a lot more than we anticipated every day. The barge was 'Magnifique'!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Marianne B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Cycling along canals, stopping at picturesque locations, short tours of historic locations, all with a knowledgeable, patient, funny guide made this a most fabulous way to see the countryside of Belgium and the Netherlands.
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