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Bruges to Amsterdam by Cindy M. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Directions were terrible for Amsterdam and the last two days there were not the number routes we needed on the intersections so was confusing. All hotels were good but one was a dive and not nice. Hotel Piccard.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam by Karen H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The guide and crew were amazing. Great home cooked meals with personal atmosphere.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula by Lynne 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
In my view, the overall route rating of this itinerary should be at least be at the "Moderate/Difficult" level, and certain sections "Difficult" because of the "gaps" or mountain passes to overcome. Also, the route to Ballaghbearna Gap has unpaved, rough roads with long, steep climbs; this area is in a very remote part of Ireland as there are no cars, no one else around except sheep all around the mountains, and no cell phone reception. Fortunately, when we were there, the weather cooperated.Coupled with the climbs, this tour can easily turn to "Difficult" if the weather is windy and/or rainy.
Dublin and Wicklow by Lynne 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The itinerary right up to Glendalough is great, except cycling along Dublin's coastline is not much fun having to pass by many parked cars. Take time to enjoy some easy hikes in Glendalough looking out to gorgeous views. From Day 5 onwards, the route is boring -- just riding as there's not much to see and do. GIANT-brand bikes were in excellent condition as they were supplied from the base of Irish Cycling Safaris in Dublin (Belfield Bike Shop).
Lochs and Castles by Craig Riley 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Terrific!!! Good ebikes. Love the Turbo to get over hills. First time I have used and still had a great work out at end of day but help in those windy and hilly moments. Friendly service and everything went smooth. Would definitely recommend.SUGGESTION: Sleep after a long day is critical. The mattress should be good for the rest we need. I will say that the Killin B&B was not good. Bad old mattresses. Slept terrible. And the Double room was so small it was difficult to move around in for 2 people with their bags.Also, would recommend a clarification of the riding instructions from Aberfeldy to Pitlochry. Not real clear. Be sure to tell them DO NOT take the foot path to Pitlochry. Overall though would heartily recommend this tour. Much thanks.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Doreen C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was stopping for lunch in a vineyard!
Boat: Ave Maria
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Jo-Anne W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
What an Experience! Our Barge, the Jelmar, was spacious with a nice private bathroom. Albert-Jon was a great Captain and our meals were outstanding! We certainly were never hungry and the menus were very unique and delicious. The bikes were great and pretty comfy. Petra our guide was terrific. We not only enjoyed our Biking with her, but she also took us on evening walking tours of the little villages we were docked in. Being local, she was able to indulge us in a lot of the history of the areas. The Tulip fields, and beautiful architecture were delightful and of course the Keukenhof was AMAZING! Loved the little stops along the way for ice cream or coffee. Learning of the Working Windmills and speaking with overseers was so interesting. The little Cheese farm we visited was terrific. They even vacuumed our cheese for us to bring home. The Aalsmeer Flower auction was like a beautiful ballet and the millions of flowers the backdrop to the workers performances. I have already forwarded the trip information to several co-workers and friends. Truly a MUST DO.
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges by Marty W. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Marcos , captain and Kim, cook were at the helm of our trip with the Claire de Lune. They did an outstanding job; food excellent, conversation and safety of boat exceptional - we were taken care of very well. Paul, tour bike guide kept us all together on the back streets and roads, never lost and always got us back to the boat in time for relaxation time and dinner. He knew the area, well versed in the country's history and strong bicyclist and took good care of us. This trip is not for the faint at heart or easy bicycle afternoon riders. We road 30 miles almost every day - wind in our face and sometimes lucky with the wind at our backs. The riding was some back roads, some deltas and some cobble stone city riding along with traffic. Not rails to trails and no sag wagon. We saw beautiful country sides, the tulips were full aglow at the tulip fields and the windmill adventure was super. It was a good full week of adventure. The barge crew are to be commended for all that they did to make our week special.
Boat: Clair de Lune
Aare Trail by Will L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My wife and I have just returned from a fantastic cycling trip along the Aare and Rhine Rivers in Switzerland. The organization of our trip was great, bikes, luggage transfer and hotels. We were particularly pleased to stay each night either in or near to the old centre of each city. Thanks Tripsite.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Beverly C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The best part was seeing the countryside by bike.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Steve C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
While the scenery was wonderful, I don't think that I could recommend this type travel to someone who would like to take more time to see the sites. This tour, just in my opinion, is much better suited for someone prioritizing cycling over site seeing. I (and some others in my group) discussed how there was a "rushed" feeling to the trip. That being said, the itinerary is posted online for all to make an informed decision. Lastly, there was almost a sense that we, the customers, were an inconvenience to many of the staff until the second to last day when there was an announcement that a tipping envelope would be left in each cabin. Staff personalities completely changed for the better on the last day and a half. This opinion was quietly shared by most of us who had done this type of tour numerous times before.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Frank V. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was cruising down the river during dinner.
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Paul Emile T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent group spirit!
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Cindy G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff on Fleur were wonderful and our guide Lia was excellent sharing so much info about the Netherlands.
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Troy T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
One of the best European Vacations I have ever done. Well worth the money. Will never forget how beautiful the Tulips were.
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges by Sandy B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
It was the best trip. The food was spectacular, our guide was spectacular. I loved the whole trip.
Boat: Quo Vadis
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges by Rick H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable parts were Keukenhof gardens and fellow bikers. Disappointed that a week long "tulip tour" ended up being about 3 hours of tulip tour. Primarily focused on 1953 Delta Plan, interesting but spent too much time...days, on it. Enjoyed seeing Kinderdijk windmills. Would have been nice to see more small towns and tulip fields.
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Frank L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
EVERYTHING about this trip was fabulous! We will have long lasting memories about everything related to this trip- the booking process with Tripsite to the barge and crew to the tulips and windmills to the wonderful biking experiences throughout The Netherlands. I would highly recommend this trip to everyone!
South Holland Tour by Lauren F. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable parts were the wonderful roads to ride on in The Netherlands, the food was delicious, the staff members were accommodating and friendly . We loved this barge experience so much we signed up to do Northern Holland.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Alan G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the biking along the rivers.
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Carol K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the chef and guides!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Robin T. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My first Tripsite vacation, first bike/barge trip, first trip to the 4 countries.....loved it. Somewhat poor attitudes of hotel manager, Peter and the guides did not spoil my trip...in fact, became a bit of a joke to us. I would not let it stop from booking another trip.
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Leslie B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the biking and the touring of various cities in the evening. I was interested in seeing if I could physically do the biking and found it was no problem at all.
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges by Patricia C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Three highlights of the trip: glorious sunshine on the palette of colour at the Keukenhof Gardens; exploring the fabulous 'secret' back alleys in the Kieuperspoort district of Middelburg; the helpful, friendly and confident nature of our Dutch hosts. Fantastic holiday!!!
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Audrey L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
I returned May 9, 2017 from Italy from the best trip of my life. It started out from a conversation with a retired flight attendant a year ago and became a reality on April 29, 2017 when I had the great pleasure of boarding The Ave Maria from Mantua Italy to Venice Italy. From start to finish it was perfection. The boat was quite accommodating with our 3 bunk cabin, lovely dining room and sun deck to visit with our group of sixteen from Michigan, Nevada, Florida and Texas. The crew of 4 were fantastic and the food was superb. Everyday something different and delicious. The bike riding and touring through the countryside was phenomenal all because our guides Hein and Alain were exceptional. At age 64 I have enjoyed a lot of different destinations, but this trip by far exceeded every expectation I had and I would attribute it all to the fabulous crew and guides. Thank you so very much!
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by William L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
My wife not getting adequate vegetarian food on two occasions. Left a bad impression.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Jim S. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery , chateaus and winery were beautiful.
South Holland Tour by Kathleen L. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was riding through the windmill countryside.
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Kathleen C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was wonderful, from the newly renovated Barge, the staff, food, agenda and bikes. The booking process sometimes was a bit confusing and questions took a bit to get answers to via email. The cost was so reasonable and good value overall! I will definitely travel this way again!
Heart of Holland by Shirley 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We just completed this trip (may 13 - 20), and loved the experience. The rural scenery was so lovely - however if you are looking for more than peaceful pastures and canals for 6 days, then this might not be the trip for you. The first day of biking was into a strong wind for 55 km which made it very challenging. I would recommend an e-bike! The bikes were very heavy, the gears changed easily, the saddlebags and bike locks worked very well. Although we had maps, 2 GPS, a discussion of the route by the captain....we still got lost every time we went through a city. There were several times that the map showed a road number however that number was not found on the road signs. The food was served family style and was plentiful. The boat was small but suitable for the 19 passengers, the bathrooms were tiny but there was plenty of hot water for showers.Negatives - no ice for our water bottles; no fans or air conditioning for the couple of days that were extremely hot; our rooms were never cleaned; the captain tended to be curt; the maps were not always accurate.
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