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Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Susan Dawood 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Never brought it up to the bike staff, but gears on my bike were difficult to manage. I attributed it to my having small hands, but I also thought the gears should be replaced soon, for the next "small handed" guest.
It was a wonderful experience and we were fortunate to have beautiful weather the entire week.
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany
Amsterdam to Bruges by Derek Gee 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Both my wife and I were very happy with the overall experience. The crew, barge, daily itinerary and especially the food were all top notch. It was more then we could reasonably expect. We would and have recommended the experience to others. We hope to return soon on another bike and barge trip.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Amsterdam to Bruges by Brenda Major 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We have taken two bike and barge trips through Tripsite and both have been excellent. It is by far the best value for your buck and everything was perfect. One of the best reasons we love Tripsite is that we were able to call and ask questions during our planning stages, and SOMEONE ANSWERED THE PHONE...no automated system. We love you guys!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan Oman 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I liked the ease of being in a larger boat vs a small barge. There was plenty of room in the lounge and other public places so we could get some quiet time. Also a little more anonymity on the larger boat and self guiding was fun.
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Melody Knapp 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Sander and Els were perfect hosts. The food, the service, the accommodations were also perfect. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the cabins. Sander and Els also were very willing to let me stay on the barge two additional nights after the tour for an affordable price. The biking was also very pleasurable, so much so that I was sad when I realized we were on our last day.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Leslie Kerluke 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Enjoyed the trip fully but thought there could have been a little better information on riding and expected timeline for rides, as we often rode faster than necessary and didn't know we could stop along the way for sight seeing etc. Our cycle guide was very nice but did not have all the information to answer our questions or help us to maximize our sight seeing experience.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by David Pomfret 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a fantastic time it was a highlight of the trip; can't say about the bikes as we had our own.
Romantic Road & the Bavarian Lakes by Ingrid Bjerkelund 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Enjoyed the Bavarian Lakes and Romantic Road trip. Would like to cycle in Italy or Croatia next.
Tuscany - Montecatini to Florence by Claire Radcliffe 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved our Tripsite journey! We would love to do another ride one day, maybe next year! It was better than what we expected! Challenging and scenically! We trained hard beforehand and we're thankful that we did! I would recommend a Tripsite journey for anyone who is considering its! Thank you!
Koblenz to Merzig by Chris Pavich 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
One problem became evident at the time of the one significant incident when one client while riding her bicycle down a sloping gravel road ineptly/incorrectly applied her front brake only, and somersaulted, leading to a serious leg injury. The group problem as far as I am concerned was only the lack of easy communication between the cycle group leader and the last riders in the group. The designated last rider needs a device such as a small UHF transceiver, or where mobile phone coverage is a certainty a tested/checked cellphone link, to be able to immediately alert the leader of any problems behind.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Elise Manners 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The whole trip was fantastic! I have already recommended it to many of my friends and one group have already booked a trip for next year!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Paavo Kivisto 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Issues related to the boat: bad smell, cabin room was cozier than we would choose in the future. Laundry facilities were inadequate. We really enjoyed the trip, the guide and the experience!
Countries: Belgium, France
Around Lake Constance by Tammy Schmidt 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We could not have had such an amazing trip without the help from Tripsite. Anna from Tripsite worked with me on all of my hotel request, allowing us to customize our trip. We were able to choose the towns we preferred to stay in around the lake. Anna recommended hotels over other hotels and reserved lake view rooms which we requested. Our biking trip around Lake Constance would not have turned out as spectacular if it were not for Anna's hard work. I don't think we will use another tour company. The Barge/bike trip offers it all. An added bonus of traveling by boat is that you don't have to pack up every morning like you would have to with other tours that move your stuff from hotel to hotel with a van. The stress of packing up every morning is not there with this tour. On the Barge/boat trips you simply wake up, go have your coffee and breakfast before you set off on your bike no packing required. When you return to the boat after the day's biking there is no unpacking or waiting to be assigned a room, it is off to the showers and out on the deck to join your new friends. We love the friends from around the world that these tours have allowed us to meet. It is a cultural exchange and add to the interest factor of traveling abroad. Thanks Tripsite, the Oppenheimers will be finding some more boat/bike tours that Tripsite offer, maybe Turkey or Greece.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Heart of Alsace (no longer available)by Lynn Tindula 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I would recommend the trip only if the biking instructions we changed. Alsace is a wonderful area and the people, food, and accommodations were great! But the instructions for the bike routes were too confusing and unclear and not in English. They were in Dutch - not even French or German!
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin by Joyce Thompson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great time; the bike guide (Tom) did a super job. Hope we have this same great experience on our next trip.
Countries: Germany, Poland
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Ross Densky 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This is the second barge and bike trip we took with Tripsite and I would have to say we liked the scenery more on the Taste of Burgundy than we did with Provence. Riding the in the Camargue got a little boring. Other than that we enjoyed the overall trip.
Koblenz to Saarburg by Shirley Correll 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Bicycle and boat are the best vacations ever! Can't wait for my next tour! Hope to make this an annual thing. :)
Tripsite Traveler: Barbara Wahlbrink by Karla Goodridge 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
2 birds with an empty nest. Can't think of a better way to fly. 'Twas a great trip and a successful adventure. Next time can you take 2 old crowd? Karla(I didn't know how to take off a star for the rain days.)
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan Martin 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
There was a mixup checking in to the cabins on the boat. The boat staff assigned us different rooms than the vouchers from TripSite indicated. Glad I had my voucher, otherwise we wouldn't have been placed in the upper deck room we paid for. I think the mixup affected everyone in our group of 12, and unfortunately some people were not as fortunate as we were and ended up in lower deck cabins when they reserved upper deck ones.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Cheryle Cassidy 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was our first barge bike trip and hope to take another soon. Had a great time.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Southern Dalmatia by Valerie Purcell 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our only real complaint is with the description of our South Dalmatia Island Tour. It was mentioned that the bike ride was moderate to difficult but we (and I speak for all 28 of us because we all thought the same and there were some riders that were very experienced) that the ride was mostly difficult. There was no mention of this in the description that it would be "mostly"! There were a lot hills with very steep grades that would go on for kilometers, something that I was not prepared for. I don't know if bike tours can be rated (perhaps like white water rafting) so that one can have a better feel of what the ride will be like or perhaps train or prepare for it. It was our first bike tour so we now know more of what questions we can ask so that we can see if the tour is the right one. Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and were proud of what we achieved (what a fantastic feeling!) and the views were awesome! Really appreciated having two guides one at the front guiding our way and one bringing up the rear which always insisted to take our time whether it was for taking photos or for that much needed break! Jesse always said "It's your vacation!"
Boat: San Snova
Koblenz to Saarburg by Neil Webley 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Overall we enjoyed the Bike and Barge along the Mosel River. However it seemed to be too much effort for the guide to interact with the English speaking clients.Maybe he's been doing it too long.Thank You
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by JoAnn Grand 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The biking was not as scenic as other trips I have been on. However the food, staff and guide were excellent.
Boat: Vita Pugna
Amsterdam to Bruges by Craig Attkisson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We think about this trip daily as it was an amazing experience. It seemed to good to be true when we signed up but it was better then we even thought after we did it. Thank you for your help.
South Holland Tour by Jeffrey Douglas 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip is excellent and we are now booked for our third time. However, and I know this is out of control of anyone, but our last trip was affected because of the crane accident near Gouda. This caused a rerouting of half the trip and because of that, we missed half of the sites that we wanted to see. On another note, the country should really make it illegal to dump raw sewage from the boats. This is disgusting and makes the waterways unclean. One would think that the government should do something about this and set up pumping stations. Otherwise, we really enjoy the bike/barge rides and will continue to go on them in the future.
Around Lake Constance by Hazem Zayed 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a great trip very well organized the team is very supportive, will definitely repeat with my wife and kids I enjoyed big time.
Southern Dalmatia Plus by Myra Hollie Nielsen 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Electric bikes, the black ones, were excellent. The food was a bit disappointing.The guides were excellent. Cabin was very nice.
Boat: Princess Diana
Berlin to Copenhagen by Caroline Thompson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We have taken European trips put together by Pack and Pedal Europe for 12 years and will continue to do so every summer as long as possible. They are always wonderful. I cannot think of any bad experience. I always like the hotels, and their prices are extremely reasonable, a tremendous value! I highly recommend this company for bike trips.
Countries: Denmark, Germany
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Mary Sandra Duggan 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoyed the trip very much and are planning another. We enquired about the the free shirts for repeat customers but haven't gotten them. The website is not clear about ordering them.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Provence - Wilderness of Camargue by Rebecca Posante 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
My main concern about this particular trip is that we did not know ahead of time that staying on the barge and not biking was not an option unless one was sick. The winds were pretty bad (25-50 miles per hour) so that some of us did not feel up to the rides. On the particularly difficult day, it would have been nice to just remain with the boat.
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