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Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Dave S. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the wind mill sawmill. I have six people I have recommended this trip to next year they have already contacted you.
Boat: Quo Vadis
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Darle S. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The biking and scenery was amazing. The collective group, including staff, became family. The best was the fields in bloom with tulips and such. Wow!
Boat: Sailing Home
Koblenz to Saarburg by James R. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I just liked the laid back atmosphere of this trip and boat. The boat was simple and the crew were very friendly. It is not high end and I like that for its simplicity. It makes it very easy to relax on this trip.
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges by Julie H. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was riding through the beautiful countryside.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges by Betsy A. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was fun but I don't think the description of the trip was accurate. The trip was about 85% bike riding and 15% site seeing. I would have liked more time to explore the cities we were riding through but most of the time it was too late or placed were closed. Not sure if I would do another tour like this. The riding was beautiful but I really expected more site seeing according to the trip description.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Jim and Margaret Molineux 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We have just returned from our boat/bike adventure and enjoyed it immensely. Being the only English speaking passengers on the trip, we were in the care of the multilingual SE bike tour guides; Bernd, Andreas and Wolfgang. And look after us they did. With all the tours and information in German, we would have missed so much if it hadn't been for Bernd showing up everywhere to translate for us. The staff on board were helpful, courteous and efficient. Food was gourmet and even with cool and often wet weather, tours were interesting and biking was exhilarating. Bikes were brand new, maps were clear and information given beforehand made navigating easy. Ebikes are the way to go if climbing hills is difficult; although it is mostly flat.We would absolutely do this again with Trip Site or SE Tours.
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany
Tulip Tour - 7 day by Carla Puntel 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We did the Tour of Tulips of last day 8 April 2017. Our group was of 9 brazilians and the compliments were unanimous. The boat is amazing, very cozy and comfortable, the food delicious and the wonderful staff. Our guide, Lia, was extremely professional, attentive and available. The bike tour was really indescribable. We’ve been through wonderful places and we could learn a bit from Netherlands and its charms.I would like to especially thank Jantien and all the care and attention with which she dedicated to me, when I hurt my ankle.Thank you for everything Jantien! We hope to see you soon in another bike tour. Big hug !
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Schalk C. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable aspects of the trip were cycling, Keukenhof tulpis, and Alsmeer flower market.
Portugal’s Wild Coast by Henry F. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Portugal scenery was amazing. But the best part of the trip was the care we received from the local service, Portugal Nature Trails. One of our party fell and broke a rib on the trip, and Sofia at Portugal Nature Trails was all over it. She arranged a trip to the hospital, for many additional taxis, and checked in with us regularly.Not memorable: the hotel in Comporta. This hotel was not up to the standards of the other hotels, and the breakfast was extremely skimpy. So much so that we had to stop for another breakfast about an hour into our ride that morning. You should not use that hotel again.
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Nitin Raj S. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The best part was the flower Gardens and flower fields.
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Penelope H. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip was absolutely wonderful. Even with a day or two of challenging weather.....with the right clothes it didn't matter. We were surrounded by such beauty every day and the people of the Netherlands are top notch.....you really couldn't find people that are sweeter and friendlier anywhere. Five Star Plus!!!
Around Lake Constance by Deirdre R. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
On the first day at the end of the ride, we tackling the "unpleasantly steep incline"(your words).....after going the wrong way at Stein am Rhein. We should have listened to the local 'angels' we met on the way! C'est la vie!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Ruth K. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Awesome experience...I just would liked for the guide to pedal slower so that I could enjoy my surroundings more.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Lai C. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was fellow cyclists and our very helpful and knowledgeable guide.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Mallory W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Honestly, it was a dream from booking to end. I had quite a few questions that Tripsite answered within hours, but the greatest surprise was the Quo Vadis. It was incredible; my first riverboat but most definitely not my last. The ship lulled me to sleep, Chef Frank cooked the best meal of my life every night, and Captain Rendert was so accommodating and intelligent. He surveyed the weather, the course, everything everyday, and tailored it to our crew. I can't wait for my next cruise!
Camino de Santiago Bike Tour by Luis Crouch 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip was, like others organized by Tripsite, fantastic. The duration was perfect, the rating easy-moderate was correct. Note that there are a few places where you have to dismount and walk your bike. The local partner in Porto was great. My brother's chain snapped, and they organized a repair in the next town before we even got to it, and my brother's bike was fixed within hours.The local operator clearly care about cycling a lot. They were very organized and friendly and gave us a walking tour of Porto the day before we set out. The scenery is fantastic, the food is great, take advantage and eat a lot of cod! I wish we had stayed a little longer in Santiago, as it is a wonderful city. The bikes we were provided were excellent. In short, one of the best adventures of my life. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Countries: Portugal, Spain
Camino de Santiago Bike Tour by Jehiel 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Luis! Thank you so much for this feedback. We are very lucky to have such a great local partner and offer this tour to our clients. We hope to help you plan your next trip!
Around Romantic Bruges by Carol F. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Bruges was an amazingly beautiful city and the accommodations were wonderful.
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Ana B. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Ann H. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the people we met.
A postcard from Myanmar - Hennie’s last update from Asia. by Philip Towns 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Hennie, I am planning to cycle from india ti thailand (mae sot) and would love any tips that you may have. Planning to do it october/november this year
A postcard from Myanmar - Hennie’s last update from Asia. by Hennie 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Philip! Thanks for contacting us. I will send you an email. I look forward to chatting and answering any questions you have. -Hennie
Famous Villages of Provence by Michele D. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was beautiful scenery, especially the magical villages we rode through in Provence.
The most memorable part was the beautiful scenery, because of the spring blooming and greenery everywhere. We recommend someone to go on the trial to prepare markings at every intersection. We had to guess which way to go many times. For international travelers, maybe one page in the booklet of the varied biking markings would be very helpful.The law in all 3 countries does not require you to bring a helmet, but we recommend it.
Lanzarote, a Canary Island Bike Tour by David B. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Lanzarote is a beautiful destination perfect for a week of cycling! The volcanic landscape, mountains, caves, architecture, ocean views, climbs and downhills are all amazing. Unfortunately, our experience with our fist hotel and Papagayo Bike could not be described as beautiful or amazing. Our first two nights in Costa Teguise were spent at a hotel geared toward toddlers (H10 Lanzarote Garden Hotel). The room and breakfast options were quite good but the hotel was exceptionally overrun with toddler, strollers, and toddler oriented entertainment. This "toddler hotel" became even more disappointing when we found Papagayo bike shop located at, and nearly inside, a much more adult oriented hotel on the water. Again, unfortunately Papagayo Bikes did not meet our expectations. As a nearly two meter tall person I had specifically asked about bike fit and been told they could fit me just fine. The employees at Papagayo knew little about bike fit and how to move seats and bars. I had not brought my own tools because I had been told I'd be provided a small tool kit. I had to beg to take a hex key from the shop so I could make small adjustments along the way on my too small bike. The hybrid bikes provided were rather worn out and not at all up to the standard of the road bikes being rented out at this shop. We had to decline the first bike provided to my wife due to poor shifting and noisy brakes. The second bike seemed okay and she rode that for the first day of the tour, only to have difficulties with the brakes throughout that day. Although the route description we signed up for said we would be staying in Haria at the north end of the island our second night, we were not booked into accommodation in Haria and instead had an 80 km first day to get back to Costa Teguise for another night at the toddler hotel. Since we were nearby the bike shop, the next morning we brought my wife's bike back to Papagayo. They said the brakes could not be fixed right then and received what was now her third bike. She rode that one, dusty from being in storage, for the rest of the tour. When she got a flat on a long climb we discovered her spare tube was for a mountain sized tire! Luckily, the tube in my own pannier was the correct size and we were not stranded. New, correct sized tubes were immediately dropped at our second hotel the Florida. Our experience at the Florida was lovely in every way. The room, the food, the entire experience was just lovely. Our experience, and disappointment at the start of the tour, were smoothed over and tempered by the amazing island of Lanzarote and the much more adequate accommodations after those first two nights. We had a lovely experience despite the less than stellar first hotel and issues with the bicycles.
Costa Rican Adventure by Mireille G. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of my trip was our day in Samara. We biked to three beaches and the views were wonderful. We biked on the beach at sunset and that experience was surreal.
Countries: Costa Rica
Mosel Bike Tour by Peter V. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Route Guide that we received was in German. We called Velociped and they said that they ran out of English guide - Basically we were SOL and not getting the Route Guide in English. They knew it way before hand that they did not have any English Route Guide - they should have let you or us know and maybe sent us written instructions for the route. We had difficulty in the first 3 days of the trip. We did not even get any instructions of how the electric bikes worked or how to operate it. The first day - my wife struggled on the ebike because it was not working right- we had to call. Instructions on what to do and how to start it would have been good. Very poor customer service. In addition, we signed up for CLASS A hotels, which was supposed to be 3 or 4 stars - not one of the hotels provided was a 4 star. The scenery along the Mosel River was spectacular, the luggage transfers between hotels was great.
Countries: Germany, France
Brussels to Bruges (no longer available)by Mary Lees 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Route descriptions need significant updating and elaboration. There were many detours that are not indicated in the guide - took us off track, added many km and much confusion to the ride. Became VERY frustrating. Bikes need much better maintenance - friend had a broken chain day 2 . Arranging the repair was difficult - they lost a day of cycling. Very poor communication around the repair, no one seemed to know what they were doing. Really took away from the trip. Would have been much worse had we been in a more remote area when the break happened - would have been stranded for hours. The most helpful person was a local tow truck driver - he saved the day. Never saw a representative from the company in person for the whole trip. What??? Should, at the very least, have one at the beginning to review procedures, answer questions. Liked the biking, but some routes along canals got boring. We ended up going off route - saw much more. Hotel, luggage transfers were smooth. With the exception of the hotel in Bornem, hotels were nice. Overall, quite pleasant when things were going well, but did not feel that we got good personal support or service for the money we paid. Emergency support services need a LOT of improvement.
Andalusia - Seville to Granada by Greg and Susan H. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
In relation to overall satisfaction for the trip we felt the breaks for coffee and lunch were a bit long and being in November daylight at the end of the day was an issue so in our opinion the breaks needed to be shorter. In relation to hotel food overall the breakfasts provided were superb except for the hotel in Alcala La Real (Hotel Terrepalma) where the breakfast was both meagre and unhealthy. If the hotel can't accommodate the breakfast requirements perhaps another location for breakfast could be found for a group of hungry bikers. In relation to the route descriptions that were written for the bikers to carry they were, at times, difficult to follow and somewhat confusing. For the most part the guide was able to offset the confusion. The time of the year impacted the scenery as most fields were plowed under and there was a lot of smoke from fall burning making the views hazy however we did have fantastic weather which certainly added to the scenic experience. Our guide, Jeff Lacey, was amazing! He was knowledgeable and attentive, great with people, excellent bike technician, fluent in both Spanish and English, he was encouraging and overall having him as a guide truly added excellence to this trip. Thank you Tripsite for all your support prior to this trip. Your support and organization before the trip were truly appreciated, prompt and well executed. What was the most memorable part of our trip? The variety in the terrain including the scenery!
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