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Amsterdam to Bruges by Norma P. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The routing was great, food excellent, barge lovely and the staff was outstanding: Nico, Eric, Jan, Martin, - would love to have them lead my next bike and barge trip. Yay for the Elodie, my favorite barge. Thanks Nico for all the help; The crew made this trip one of a kind. I'll be back.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV by Heidi L. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The route (along the Danube) was excellent - all paved, mostly with a view of the river and away from traffic. Markings were great and easy to follow.
We were provided with a lot of information (maps, routes, suggestions), but they were in separate books and materials. It would be helpful if they could be integrated more, or if we could have received more of the information ahead of time. It took us a couple of days to sort through the various pieces.
The best hotel was in St. Agatha. The best meals were at our hotel in Melk. Grein was a very cool town, with lots of art and theater. It was also very picturesque as we approached. The most beautiful site was the Abbey in Melk; the most meaningful was the Mauthausen Memorial. The biggest surprise was the swimming pool at our hotel in Krems. We loved the Wachau Valley, where we had vouchers for a bottle of wine and a tasting of liqueur. We also loved having the bikes available to explore Vienna, on the last day of our magical week.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV by Jehiel 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Heidi,Thank you for sharing this feedback with us! We are working hard with our local partners to provide you with detailed and thorough information before your trip. Thanks again for your feedback!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Eldon W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
LIa is the best guide we've ever worked with - well informed, good managing people, qualified in every way; and went well beyond what she had to do in her position. All the riding - even in the rain and varied road surfaces - was extremely pleasant.
Because Lia is an exceptional guide; on this trip one guide for up to 30 cyclists worked well. In most cases, however, I think having only one guide for this large a group - especially a group with many novice riders - is bad practice. Also, a water bottle cage and a cyclometer on the bike would have been nice.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Bruges to Amsterdam by Jehiel 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Hello Eldon,We are glad that you had a great time and think highly of Lia! We do agree that a second guide, especially for larger groups would be preferable, however, because of the nature of the tour and the fact that many people do opt for the self-guided option, having two guide for all tours isn't always possible.
Water bottles can be easily stowed in your handle bar bag or panniers. Cyclometers aren't provided on this tour but you are always welcome to bring your own.
Thanks again for your feedback!
Clare & the Burren by Cely de Souza Freitas 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fiz esse passeio de bike, sozinha, de 08/08/2016 a 15/08/2016, com uma pequena alteraçõ pois terminou em Galway. Foi INCRÍVEL, uma experiência MARAVILHOSA, a empresa prestou um serviço PERFEITO, PRECISO E IMPECÁVEL. Minhas surpresa e satisfação motivaram iniciar preparação para mais uma aventura, desta vez, na Alemanha, que já conheço, mas, desta vez, farei de bicicleta. Muito obrigada por tudo e até breve.
Tailor made bike tours in Holland by Robyn G. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Booking the trip was easy. My husband and I had a wonderful time biking around Holland and exploring beautiful countryside and the historical towns. We strongly recommend the trip.
South Holland Tour by Maggie C. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful standard of accommodation - meals quality and cabin comfort were excellent. Cheese tasting on board every evening was an unexpected bonus. The bikes are operated by a pedal break which was a new experience for our group of 7 but we adapted over the course of the trip. The cycle routes were excellent, not too strenuous and were long enough so that you really felt that you had a good day's exercise and yet there was just enough time to stop off in some of the lovely towns and villages for museum and cafe visits.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
National Parks of Dalmatia by Sandra M. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a great trip. The Romantica is a newer ship and therefore the rooms were a little bigger and the bathrooms comfortable. The two guides, Marko and Ivana, were excellent. The bike riding was good, although not many miles, maybe 90 over 6 days. One thing that was also different is all 32 guests rode together with the two guides. This had it's benefits, but for avid bikers like us, we spend a lot of time waiting. The food on the boat was outstanding, including many local dishes made with fresh ingredients.
Along the Danube - Danube Experience (no longer available)by Mike W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was well run and organized. The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to ride. The selected routes were easy to follow and offered many sights and excursions. Would highly recommend this trip.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia
Amsterdam to Bruges by Glen W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Boat and crew were first class as was the bicycles. Lots of fun and enjoyed the evening company. Beautiful scenery and city visits. Most memorable was the 50 km day trip my 86 year old father-in-law did with 7 other family members.
Brussels to Bruges Bike and Boat Tour by Jeff S. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike and barge trip aboard the Magnifique was amazing. Could not have asked for a better trip! Can't wait to go on another bike and barge trip.
Tripsite Does: Five Boro Bike Tour 2016 by Rosemary 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I arrived in Garden City, Long Island with two friends after driving from Ontario. My friend's cousin took us on the train with rented bicycles to Pen. Station and total strangers helped me up the escalators with my bike. Then met up with the "Ride". It started raining half way through and was pouring before the finish. We opted not to follow the crowds down to Battery Park to endure the end of the ride festival in the teaming rain.We were dripping and freezing when we entered the metro and bought a tea from the Coffee Shop there. The cashier said it was "on the house" for us(two older woman in our group of four). She said she had seen us going out early that morning and was pleased that we had endured the weather to finish. We had to ride through the busy streets no longerclosed to traffic, dodging buses and taxis to get back to Pen. Station, but what fun we had riding past Radio City Music Hall and singing, "the sidewalks of New York", and riding past the Cherry Blossoms in Central Park during "the ride".What an experience.
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Ann R. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The owners of the barge are on board and are involved in daily running of the ship. They made me feel like a guest in their home!
Countries: Germany, Poland
Champagne Tour by Jeff K. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The boat staff was great. Food, service and cleanliness was excellent.
Around Lake Constance by Sinéad D. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was my 4th cycling holiday but this year the quality of bikes was poor, only had 7 gears, had 21 gears every other year and did not like the back pedal brake.
Most memorable part was Stein am Rhein, and also liked the fact we could stop cycling and jump into the lake whenever we wanted.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Around Lake Constance by Shirley P. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Hotels varied. My daughter stayed at Hotel Krenn-- not great. Food in Rhein am Stein not good. Hotel St Leonard and Hotel Cholsteroff had the best food. The rides were fantastic, would say the last day was a bit boring and less scenic (especially the second half). Would have been nice to include the Rhine falls. Would love to do it again as there were many sights we didn't get to see! Loved the trip and have highly recommended it back home.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Robin V. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fantastic dinners & wonderful guide, captain, staff!
Boat: Sailing Home
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Amsterdam to Bruges by Bob O. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Truly a wonderful experience. I was the tour organizer for a group of 12 tandem cyclists. Hennie and her staff at TripSite and the Captain and crew of the Quo Vadis were truly above and beyond expectations. This was a life bucket trip for all involved and all were very satisfied with the entire experience!
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Julie M. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was an awesome experience! Loved everything!
Tripsite Traveler: Pedals, Petals, and Pastimes with Peg Cass by Mary Higgins 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip looks awesome. Loved the blog and the accompanying pictures - not just the scenery, but the FOOD as well.
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Rita D. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
EVERYTHING stands out! From the greeting & service by the staff, (Lydia/Denisa) the guide Jack, the Captain & Jontein who ran the whole enterprise, Merlijn. The food. Lovely ever-changing table settings, The ample, fresh cabins, fresh flowers, excellent bikes and super maintenance & care, knowledgeable, friendly guiding thru the towns, memorials, history of the area. Capable, expert, amazing,skill of the Captain thru the narrow canals & rivers. The homegrown entertainment. We are putting a deposit on '18. ('17 is BOOKED!)
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Jim S. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
What stands out is the friendly competent crew - Coba, Marianne and Petra, the gourmet chef - Franco, the experienced knowledgeable guides - Piet and Wouter. Together they made the two week journey both comfortable and memorable.
Countries: Belgium, France
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges (copy) (no longer available)by Jim S. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Susan B. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved the Netherlands countryside. Beautiful flowers and farmland and great trails. Also the friendly and professional staff.
Champagne Tour by Paul L. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Zwaantje barge crew were most excellent - great accommodations, food and customer service!! I would take another bike and barge trip with this group....it was an experience of a lifetime!
Champagne Tour by Fulton A. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Mega-kudos to the Zwaanje crew, headed by Martin. They're an extraordinary group.Our guide, Mintje, was good and well-intentioned, but she sometimes didn't grasp entirely the group's priorities. The route was fantastic -- scenery, length of rides, etc. The tours (champagne, brie, etc., were excellent, especially the family-owned company, Nowak. We learned things and had a lot of fun.We appreciated how Martin and Mintje responded to our requests for flexibility in developing distance options for less- and more-eager riders.Also, availability of electric bikes made it possible for spouses (of both sexes) to accompany on rides they usually wouldn't be able to do. We know electric bikes are controversial in some corners, but they made the trip possible for some of our group.One last thing ... TripSite's PDF summarizing the ride, proposing packing lists, giving directions and tips, was excellent. Congratulations.
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Christopher P. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Merlijn is a terrific vessel and the owners, Jantien & Henk and their staff are first rate.Highly recommended.
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Lisa W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was great but it was our crew that made it so special.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Judee W. 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful staff - the entire trip was just great! Tome, our guide was exceptional.
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