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Berlin to Copenhagen by Jeanne White/David Sampel 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
This was our third Tripsite bike tour as well as 20 or more we've taken independently. It was our least favorite of all. It was rated easy but with distances and terrain, should have been moderate. We rode many days for miles without a small town or cafe to rest or get out of the rain in. Hotels were to be 3 to 4 star. At lease two and possibly three were substandard. We stayed in a one star Ibis in Brussels which was nicer. Several of them were outside the cities so wasn't feasible to sightsee after our long days of riding. We were really disappointed by the trip after looking forward to it for some time. Although we like forests, the sameness was monotonous. Copenhagen was a high point on our last day of riding. Enjoyed the other riders and of course German beer.
Countries: Denmark, Germany
Danube Bike Path - Regensburg to Passau by Arnie K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Operations and logistics were very well organized. Hotels and staff were excellent. Luggage transfer was great. Route descriptions gave very useful information on what to see and do along the way.
Spa Triangle & Prague by Diane I. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable: The rolling hills and how all the natural beauty was so breathtaking that I hardly even minded when I had to pedal through the rain.
Suggestions: The provided breakfasts were varied. However, if you're vegan or vegetarian, head to some grocery stores or pack protein bars; it's definitely a country with a meat-based diet.
This is an absolutely gorgeous tour! The route is planned really well to give you a variety of things to do. The scenery is utterly picturesque, full of rolling hills, idyllic pastures full of cattle and wheat and wildflowers. If you're into architecture, you can see Medieval castles along nearly every path and you can marvel at the influence of different cultures when it comes to town centers. Want to take it easy and go to some hot springs for relaxing baths? There's time for that. Don't want to go up some really tough hills? Take a ski lift. What's that? You *do* want more biking? Great, head on over to Germany! Because you stay the night in the same place a couple of times, you have flexibility with the loops you take. You can pick your own form of relaxation, whether that's at a spa or in the saddle.
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Bavaria Tour by Gabrielle Kauffman 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent friendly guide. Pristine boat. Great route. Some of the docking locations were in industrial sites. We had a good time overall in spite of a rough start when we asked to self guide and to use the bikes after 6. We needed to double check Tripsite website when we were initially told the tour was guided, but our requests were accommodated in the end. Great value.
South Holland Tour by Daniel A. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
This tour was the perfect way to see the Netherlands.The biking and scenery was wonderful. The staff was nice, the food was adequate, the boat could use a style update but it was clean with basic small cabins.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
Danube Bike Path - Regensburg to Passau by Fiona M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
One hotel was excellent, one was poor and two were OK. For the money paid I would have expected air conditioning as standard. The advertised price of rooms was about half what we paid. I would also have liked to pay in sterling as I found the holiday through a UK search so would have thought this was possible. So - nice holiday, somewhat over-priced, let down by some inferior (noisy and very hot) accommodation.
Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus by Barbara T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was a combination of the boat, guides, people on the tour, food, scenery, biking, weather - it all added up to a great holiday.One thing which could be improved is information about bike options. We assumed since an E bike was included in the price that everyone would have an E bike and we didn't want to get left behind! There was no indication there was a discount for a hybrid bike. Only about half our group had E bikes and we would definitely have selected a hybrid bike if we had known that. (Those who booked directly with Island Hopping paid extra for an E Bike).
Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus by Jehiel 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Barbara! Thanks for submitting this feedback. In pricing options it lists a discount for using a 21-hybrid bike. We do our very best to inform our cleints of the discounts we have available and are sorry you missed this detail in the pricing section.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Trent A. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: Going through the locks. Tip would be to practice cycling up hills.
Countries: Belgium, France
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
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