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Bike and Sail the Ijsselmeer by Paul V. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great scenery, wide, flat, bike paths along with pleasant sailing in lovely weather.
Highlights of Dalmatia Plus by Javier C. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This is an amazing trip. The ship is brand new. Doesn't feel crowded ever. The places visited are gorgeous. The views are breathtaking. The biking is very doable. No need to be afraid of hills; with these ebikes, most people will be able to do them. Plenty of time to explore ports and villages. It's hard to get lost during bike rides. Not too many bathroom facilities along the route, but every village has a number of cafes and restaurants that will let you use facilities. Bring sunscreen and good sunglasses. Ivana and Matjia, our guides, were fantastic--very accommodating. Be prepared for some improvisation, since wind conditions may force captain to alter route. Dubrovnik is nice, though too crowded, and the ship moors a bit far (30 minute walk). The other cities and towns are more visitable and relaxing, and the ship docks right downtown. Overall, one of the best trips of our lives.
Boat: New Star
Castles of the Loire by Linda H. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent routes, well marked and the Châteaus are breath taking. Make sure you have a rain coat.
Around Paris by Linda H. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Sailing into Paris in the seine was spectacular, what a way to get acquainted for the first time and also enjoy how Parisiennes live and play along the river. Make sure you bring your sunscreen.
Boat: Clair de Lune
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Art W. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The food on the barge was terrific--as was our guide Fabio.Come prepared for 5 serious days of biking as well as bringing the right/complete biking clothes.
Boat: Vita Pugna
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Larry B. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Biking along river was the greatest. Budapest and Bratislava wonderful. Time in Vienna too rushed. Strongly advise participants to take an extra day or two in Passau before the trip—a lovely small town.
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
South Holland Tour by Scott P. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our trip through south Holland was a history lesson with activity all in one. We had the day to enjoy countryside, beautiful gardens, canals and the old brick homes and cities along the way. Each morning we had fresh local baking to start our day and pack a lunch. We enjoyed a wonderful three course supper every evening experiencing different cuisines and fresh local produce. Many evenings a history walk was included after supper, finishing the day with some information on the city we were near. The week went by too quickly. ( I would recommend bringing earplugs to help sleep as some of the mooring places were noisier than where we live.) All in all a very wonderful holiday, we would do it again.
Dolomites to Venice by Shirley D. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I feel the bike should have been rated moderate-not easy moderate!
Dolomites to Venice by Jehiel from Tripsite 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Shirley,Thanks for submitting this feedback. We try to provide as much information as possible regarding the difficulty rating in the "Skill Level" section above, including daily distances, road conditions, and even vertical climb. It's sometimes hard because there are many variables that factor into rating a tour, including things that vary from person/person. When in doubt, we recommend ample conditioning before your trip or reserving an ebike which allows you to adjust how much assistance you receive from the electric battery. Hope this helps!
Around Lake Constance by Tama L. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My dissatisfactions, two nights in the suburbs of Constance, out of the way, should not be used. Konono staff excellent, but cost us for taxi to get there and back to the train. Route book imprecise. What is the route sign we were supposed to follow? What good is a dotted line on a map when there are multiple routes? Which are more scenic? Less hilly? Passing by cafes? Unpaved in a forest? Exactly how do you get to the Rhein Falls ferry? Book never mentioned the three elevators that take you up and down. We had frustrations every day.Is it a beautiful trip? Absolutely. The Mozart and Park Villa are beautiful hotels, although not air conditioned.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Oslo Fjord by Kazi Ahsan S. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The tour itinerary was very well coordinated. Very easy to follow the routes. Would like similar tours in the Northern part of Norway eg, Lofoten Islands.
Countries: Norway, Sweden
Istria to the Adriatic by Ivette S. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The perfect trip for families with young adult children. We enjoyed the different kind of roads, the food, the sights, every town we stayed at. Our guide Matic was excellent. We are looking forward to a new adventure with Tripsite.
Countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Italy
Amsterdam to Bruges by Ray C. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The travel through the countryside and villages. The trip exceeded our expectations. The two guides, Tom and Hillo knew their stuff and created a culture of camaraderie for the bikers. This trip provided an opportunity to witness life in the countries of Holland and Belgium.
Boat: Magnifique II
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Heather P. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
A thoroughly satisfying experience in all departments!The staff were welcoming and friendly, instructive and knowledgeable. I felt entirely safe in their hands.Accommodation has been well designed and thought out. I shared a cabin with a friend and it was easy to find our own space within a relatively confined space.The food was DELICIOUS! The meals exceeded expectations and were presented beautifully; the chefs having entertained us with their 'Two Ronnies' routine at the outset of each repast. I have made a batch of refreshing lemon and ginger cordial since my return, which is perfect for a hot summer day and reminds me of a very happy holiday.The bike was a delight to ride. I'm not a regular cyclist and I found the daily trips enjoyable and, with the regular stops, entirely within my capabilities. The one day off I had, sailing along the canal, added an extra dimension as it was so restful and enjoyable to watch the wildlife and the scenery glide by.The guided trips were enlightening and I now have a 'feel' for the part of Italy we traversed. From the start we felt like guests at a houseboat party. It was interesting to meet and enjoy meals with others from various countries and backgrounds.I shall be talking about this holiday for a long time thanks to you all.
Boat: Ave Maria
Amsterdam to Bruges by Linda P. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike and barge from Amsterdam to Bruges on the Magnifique was extraordinary! Whether you were aboard the boat or the bike there was never "a bad view". The route was a great mix of small villages, farmland and cities - our guides were fun and knowledgeable about the history of each region. Thanks to the fantastic staff of the Magnifique, the entire trip was memorable. Our fellow guests were a wonderful mix of folks from many countries and it was fun getting to know them. Thank you Tripsite for making the booking of this trip so easy - I would highly recommend your company to anyone considering this type of trip.
Dolomites to Venice by Scott M. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The views on this tour were breathtaking. Northern Italy is so beautiful. For a mountainous region the pedaling was not difficult. Take your time and soak it in. Great food and drink in the region.
Luxury Castles of the Loire by Michael S. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Loire environment was wonderful, and the well planned routes through the area, with so much off road or quiet road cycling was exceptional. The accommodation and overall organization was of excellent standard. The one piece of feedback that you should receive concerning the bicycles is that they needed servicing. There was significant slippage of the gears throughout the trip, on both bicycles. This can very simply be fixed with appropriate servicing of the chain and rear cluster.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Ruth W. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The lovely scenery and the excellent condition of all the bike paths.
Boat: Magnifique III
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Bruges by Michael W. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: Biking thru the countryside of Netherlands and Belgium
Boat: Anna Antal
Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz by Brad W. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Much of the bike ride was difficult to navigate. Signs on the road are not always clear. Expected more country rides but much of the bike ride was through cities with many vehicles (somewhat dangerous). If we elect to travel with Tripsite again, we will do more research to determine ease of navigation along the bike route and how much of the route is through traffic.
Boat: MS Arlene II
Countries: Germany, France
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Patrick S. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part for me was the camaraderie formed within the group. Mainly because our guide, Helmut, was so personable and caring. Also, Tripsite did a great job filling our time with memorable adventures. I'm so glad I chose to use an e-bike.
Authentic Holland by Linda H. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Really enjoyed the bike/barge tour on the Gandalf. The food & scenery were great. Enjoyed cycling into the forest & small towns. On the down side, be prepared for some wind. If new to cycling I would recommend getting the electric assist bicycle. The terrain is mostly flat but there are some hills which can be challenging with head on wind. Our guide, Fred, was very knowledgeable & friendly. He took good care of everyone.
Around Paris by Richard O. 2 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide, Chris, was exceptionally talented. He answered questions clearly and completely, and he offered many interesting comments about the various sites we traveled through. Our captain, Connie, was also thoroughly competent and provided additional insight about our travels, especially thru the various locks. Meals were good. Breakfast was standard European and I appreciated their encouraging us to prepare sandwiches and snacks for lunch. Be aware that the instructions for meeting the tour bus from the train station, Gare du Nord, were incomplete: You have to continue walking about 100 meters on Rue de Maubeuge beyond Rue Ambroise Pare to find the bus. Also, this bike trip was considered "easy" based on the relatively flat terrain and modest miles ridden. However, the paths were not always very smooth; we experienced rocky, bumpy, pitted and muddy roads for much of the trip. In general, however, this was a very memorable trip; I'd do it again!
Around Lake Constance by Peg Hanson 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I did the 7 day Around Lake Constance. This was my 4th Tripsite bike tour. I will list the positive things first.I booked the Category 4 hotel package and was extremely pleased with all the hotels. Location was good for all except the Park Hotel in Uberlingen. It is located at the top of a very steep hill and was very difficult to find even after you saw the sign pointing the way!! The breakfasts at all the locations were amazing and so beautifully displayed. A wonderful way to start the day!The bikes were comfortable and almost brand new. Panniers, front bag and trip meter were all very nice.Now the not so positive...I had read all the reviews before booking and noticed the negative comments about the bike route directions. Since these comments were from a year and 2 years ago I assumed they had improved this info. NOT TRUE. The book with the routes is almost worthless. Getting from city to city was not always the problem but once in a city the situation changes. It is even more challenging when you do not speak the language. The locals are more than friendly and always willing to help. However they often assume we know more than we do and even their help does not get us to our destination. A suggestion would be to provide the cyclists with GPS or a HOTSPOT so that we could download the routes on our phones. I realize that if the customer is from Europe they can do that easily but those of us from the USA depend on a wifi connection for this service. I stayed recently at a hotel in Madrid that provided each room with a Hotspot at NO EXTRA charge. If a mid level hotel can afford to do this you would think a cycling touring company could do the same. I realize Tripsite does not have control over some of these situations but if they could encourage this company to try some more advanced methods of guiding their clients I am sure everyone would be happier. I had a wonderful holiday with fabulous weather, beautiful scenery and memorable meals. I will be booking with Tripsite for my next cycling tour. Just wanted to raise this issue to help future travelers be aware.
Best of Northern Zealand by Janet A. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved our 'Best of Northern Zealand' tour. The hotels and breakfasts were amazing! A real treat. A must-stop is the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art at Humlebaek - fabulous. Also Sophiero palace in Helsingborg with impressive gardens.. would recommend this trip.
Countries: Denmark, Sweden
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Dean Y. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great bike routes. Vast majority on nice bike paths.
Boat: MS Carissima
Bremen to Magdeburg by Darlene D. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Merlijn and it's crew are extraordinary! Jantien and Henk treat guests like family. We had a great time riding in central Germany. Lots of agriculture, forests, small villages and history. Our guide, Ilsa, is extremely knowledgeable and makes the rides fun and interesting. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip!
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