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Mallorca by Phil S. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Staff was fantastic! Amazing overall experience.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Valentina L. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I loved cycling along the paths that hugged the ocean. So scenic and beautiful.
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Patty M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Janet A. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Celia H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer 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!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Michelle H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The bike & barge trip from Paris to Brugge on the Feniks was an amazing experience. The crew was exceptional, the scenery beautiful and the price was terrific. I highly recommend this trip.
Florence to Rome - Self Guided Tour by Gene C. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part was stopping for lunch in little Italian towns.
Mainz to Merzig by Jocelyn M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The calmness and organization of the bike and barge event was refreshing. Barge was excellent, owners outstanding, timing and biking routes very pleasurable.
Mainz to Merzig by Penelope R. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery along the Mosel River was breathtaking, and the staff and guide on the barge and bike tours were top notch. Very quality focused and very pleasant to be with during the entire week. This is a special experience for all.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Judith B. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The Danube River is beautiful. My most memorable day was the last one of our week, when we cycled mostly through parks along the Danube in Austria. Weather was pleasant and the quietude, along with the autumn colors and few remaining flowers, was spectacular.
Mainz to Merzig by Carol T. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our bike guide was outstanding.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Paula Clair S. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery was a photograph almost each moment. Incredibly knowledgeable guide made every day a new adventure. Plus a very doable ride for all skill level.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Kathi T. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The entire trip was fantastic. I personally could have benefited with a few less km per day but that is my fault for not training as much as I should have. The chef and the guide, Leroy and Alfonse were amazing. The boat was comfortable and elegant. First rate all around!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Laurence M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The daily rides were the perfect combination of distance and scenery. The ship and staff were excellent as was the food served in the dining room. We would definitely recommend this ride and cruise to our friends.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Cheryl T. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Absolutely fabulous trip, even though we didn't see much sun. It seemed the rain always held off until we were sheltered. The clouds added to the beauty of the gorgeous countryside. Our guide, Mike, did not coddle us, so we were able to cycle in our individual comfort zones. The "Dutch Mountains" (head winds) challenged us on a few days, but only added to the flavour of the trip. Mike introduced us to some lovely spots for our coffee/lunch breaks to re-energise.Staff on board the Lisa Marleen were delightful & helpful too. Many good memories, but the one that stands out was in the last day when we had, more then usual, rain squalls & intermittent sunshine. This, of course, resulted in rainbows. At least 4! We deemed it "rainbow day". It was a Rainbow of a trip.
Boat: Liza Marleen
Southern Dalmatia by Claudia H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The beautiful scenery, the people and guides and the biking
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Shelly F. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It was our 35th anniversary and we had lots of alone time to tour ourselves but also met the nicest people on the boat
Heel of Italy by Jan H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Fabulous Trip. Well signposted for being a self guided tour. Hotels great in good locations. Beautiful scenery.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Barbara M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Scenery que sheets needed to be more precise. Several of us got lost on our last day and therefore couldn't tour the Melk Abbey. I was very disappointed we ended up biking 50 miles instead of 26.
Algarve by Ed N. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
As you know from our past two trips, Romantic Road Austria/Germany and Provence, France, we thoroughly enjoyed both of them, both for similar and different reasons. We do enjoy the self guided component on these trips. In France, we found the e-bike addition to be worth the cost. All in all, both trips were great, including the very rideable off road trails and paths.That brings us to the recent Algarve trip. First of all, the bikes were, by far, the best quality that we have experienced and the staff at Portugal Trails were all very friendly and helpful. Also, the gps addition was great! However, the off road trails were almost unrideable and dangerous with a thick layer of large particle gravel on at least 75% of their length and many deep erosion created gullies. On our two previous trips, as I mentioned above, the trails were in very good condition. The Algarve off road trails were not at all, in our opinion, suited for hybrid bikes, maybe mountain bikes, but not hybrids. In fact, we missed most of the scenery along the way because we had to concentrate on the surface so we didn't slide on a piece of gravel, especially downhill. On a positive note, all but 2 of the hotels were very enjoyable, especially Herdade da Corte Tavira. We loved the personality of the people and the culture of Portugal very much. One final disappointment was that all of our luggage was not delivered to the final hotel until 7:30 PM after we had to call to point out that we were missing 2 suitcases, causing us to miss touring Sagres.
Famous Villages of Provence by Bill & Kristy C. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was a wonderful trip! My wife and I did the trip in late September 2017 and we had a great time. It was the first time that we have used e bikes and we loved them! The maps were good but using the GPS made the trip, taking us on quaint back roads and side alleys so we didn't even have to stop and look at the maps! Hotels and scenery were fabulous, and of course the wine and food as well. We give this trip a 5/5 and look forward to our next Tripsite adventure
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