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Romantic Road & the Bavarian Lakes by Jonathan Lewis 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Great tour with fabulous scenery, great towns and on most days plenty of beer gardens. Mostly safe/limited cars with fair hotels in great locations. Romantic Road is great. Probably more difficult vs easy to moderate....2 days have some large hills....but manageable. The romantic road (first part of this trip) is also amazing but this portion has better hotels
Cycling in the Baltics - Tallinn to Vilnius by Pedro Gonzalo-Bilbao 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Del 8 al 18 de julio del año 2016, un grupo de doce personas adultos y ya entrados en años, pues el más joven tiene 54 años y el mayor 70, hicimos el recorrido en bicicleta de las Repúblicas Bálticas. Somos un grupo de cicloturistas experimentados, que ya hemos recorrido medio Europa en bicicleta.La organización de TRIPSITE del recorrido fue muy buena, pues estaba mezclado la actividad física con el turismo de naturaleza y el cultural. Tanto el guía como el chófer del vehículo de apoyo fueron dos personas encantadoras, atentas y se adaptaron muy bien a las características del grupo.La actividad en bicicleta, para nuestro grupo, nos pareció corta, pero nos dimos cuenta que no todos los grupos ciclistas suelen ser gente experimentada y los guías y programas se tienen que adaptar a la generalidad de los grupos.La experiencia fu e interesante, y las Repúblicas Bálticas con sus pueblos, ciudades y pobladores nos parecieron simpáticas y alegres.
Countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Prague to Budapest by Annette Weaver 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
A fabulous tour. Friendly countries to cycle in, great history and a variety of terrain. Would recommend an extra night in Znojmo to give you a chance to go discover the catacombs.and a chance to enjoy the magnificent view , wine and delicious food from the local winery. Would check with the tour company to ensure that the bikes will be delivered the night before so they can be checked out.The Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia were places we had never been to and they exceeded my expectations hugely. Accommodation was chosen well and the bike company was very helpful.
Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria
Tripsite Traveler: Champagne Tour - From Épernay to Paris by Jeff Kroger 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
What a fun time! Having a beer or two on the top deck of the Zwaantje each night was a great way to finish the day. The Zwaantje bar was well stocked and very reasonably priced.
Tripsite Traveler: Champagne Tour - From Épernay to Paris by Paul Labbe 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fulton....thank you for capturing the essence of our trip of a lifetime in the Champagne countryside of France...not to mention the wonderful experiences along with sharing them with old friends and meeting new ones. Looking forward to our next adventure!!
Tripsite Traveler - Tulip Tour with Nancy Arehart by Charla Parker 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Nancy...What a great blog. Your photos are wonderful, as always! You are living the retirement that the rest of us dream of having someday.
Tripsite Traveler: Where on Earth is Moravia? by mike 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Great blog post! I also really enjoyed the pictures. The pictures and the captions gave me a sense of what these places are like. I especially liked the food photos. I do have to end this comment with a question, why not Munich, Germany?
Countries: Czech Republic, Poland, Austria
Tripsite Traveler - Tulip Tour with Nancy Arehart by Michele Finley 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It is wonderful to see how your retirement has turned into this creative adventure for you, both in travel and photographic artistry! Mark and I hope to begin soon!
Mosel and Saar by Linda F. 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I felt that the guide could have put more effort into letting us know what we were seeing. When we came upon a historic site such as a church, castle or such his standard comment was, "here is a church, you can go in and look at it if you want". We sat in front of the Porta Negra in Trier and were told it was a Roman ruin. Nothing more. My e-bike malfunctioned and I had to ride a regular bike the next day. I had ordered an e-bike because I have a health condition and was quite embarrassed that I held the rest of the group up while I walked the regular bike up small hills.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Nancy P. 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a very enjoyable trip with beautiful scenery, good rides and pretty good weather most of the time. The Route maps and detailed instructions could be improved upon. There were several mistakes on which way to turn as well as confusing instructions. Luckily, we had GPS with us to help out in various situations. The food was very tasty, esp. the dinners. Great young chef. One thing which bothered us was that we were told not to bring any wine aboard the boat - we were to only purchase wine that was available on the boat via the token machine. Odd, since we were traveling and bicycling in Bordeaux WINE country, visiting chateaus daily!! We think that there should be another arrangement in that area. It's apparently a financial situation although it was explained that they didn't want wine spills in the cabin. A damage deposit could be arranged if that's really the issue. Otherwise, the staff, bikes and experience was great. This was our 3rd Bike/Barge trip with TripSite. Gladly recommend it often to others. We especially enjoyed St. Emilion (tour of monolithic church was amazing!) and riding to/from Blaye and touring the Citadel.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by wendy 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Thanks so much for your feedback Nancy, it is so helpful to us and others interested in the tour! For the 2017 season, all routes, maps, descriptions and presentations are being redone and will be much improved! The wine policy has also been updated and clients will be able to drink wine on board in the lounge, restaurant and on deck, but not in the cabins. Clients will also, with a corkage fee, be able to drink their own wine purchased off the boat. St. Emilion and the citadel in Blaye were the highlights for me as well, so glad you enjoyed it!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Molly S. 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Having a guide for the biking. He was terrific. We had a route change which led to a boring day biking. They do not give you water at the table. Too many people on the boat. Lining up for things to buy tickets. Did not like having to buy a drink package. Too expensive. Staff was very pleasant. Our guide was fabulous.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
My first experience on an electric bike by Karen M 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I used an e-bike on our trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. Most of the time I rode without assist, but on an occasional hill or riding into a hearty wind, it made a HUGE difference. Instead of getting frustrated or exhausted, I was able to enjoy the scenery whilst everyone on the standard bikes had their heads bowed in concentration!
Tripsite Traveler: Pedals, Petals, and Pastimes with Peg Cass by Denise early 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Great post about a great trip
Andalusia - Seville to Granada by Bob S. 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The written notes for the trail description were poorly written and not accurate. Our guide made up for this with proper verbal description for each segment.The hotels were all superb with the the one exception ( Hotel Torre Palma) where the breakfast was lacking, just some pastries, bread, coffee and juice and no fruit, cheese, meat or yogurt.Overall the trip was excellent and we surely enjoyed our extra knowledgeable guide Jeff.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Elisabeth P. 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It is difficult to say what the most memorable part of the trip was since every bit of it was exceptional: the scenery, the friendly staff, the other guests, the food, all were above expectations. Add to that the fact that we had perfect early Fall weather, sunny but not too hot, we felt like we had spent a week in heaven.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
The Receptive (and Responsible) Traveler by MaryAnn Ley 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I loved reading your perspective and it's very inspiring. I too, vow to be a receptive traveler. One of my favorite things to do is travel and meet people and participate in the local culture. We have been on 2 bike trips and have fallen in love with this type of vacationing. Planning our next trip- Croatia!
Countries: Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia
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