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Extremadura: Spanish Land of Conquistadors by Tom W. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We would be happy to take longer detours to avoid main roads.
Bolzano to Venice by Jake M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part was the wine tasting along the way!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Rebecca V. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Biking thru Wachau valley. Our guide, Hugo, was not real informative. We had to drag info from him. He was better later in the week when we kept asking. Wine tasting was fun. Loved quaint villages.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Amsterdam to Bruges by Gerald R. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
A great trip. The area was great loved the villages we rode through.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Nancy M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everything was memorable from the wonderful cabin to the great gourmet food to the wonderful leader Hein and fabulous staff. The route is scenic and we made stops at interesting places like the Rides Museum, Grano Padana, and the non-bird sanctuary! Loved it and have highly recommended it to friends.
Boat: Ave Maria
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandra L. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everyone was amazing: Welcoming; friendly; accommodating; delicious food and informative.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mele M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I organized a trip with 20 friends and family to take the boat and bike trip up the Danube. I was a bit concerned because my co-travelers varied in age and fitness. I was delighted to find that with the option of the electric bikes and choices of long or short bike paths, everyone was accommodated. The entire group had a magical time. They loved the boat, the staff, the food, and particularly enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment after cycling through gorgeous towns and scenery. I have organized many group trips in the past, and this one allowed me to enjoy myself more fully because I knew that the crew was taking care of my friends and family's needs, and I didn't have to be dealing with questions or problems. Because we had such a large group, we could all break up into smaller groups and enjoy the sights, knowing that we would all converge later on the boat and share our stories from the day.Even though we already had a large group, we all made new friends on the boat.I take an international adventure trip every year, and I would put this one among the top of my list!
Mainz to Merzig by Peg H. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Klaus, Jantien and Henk!!!! This is a fantastic bike and barge trip. The rooms were the best we have ever had (this is my 3rd bike and barge trip). Very spacious bathroom and lots of storage in the room. Klaus, our guide, was the main reason I loved this trip. He didn't just cycle along the river trail. He took us through villages, back alleys, cobblestone streets, pastures, and hillsides. We never knew what adventure the day would bring. LOVED IT!! We learned about the history, geography and economics of the area. Jantien, our angel of the Merlijn, made every day fun and prepared wonderful meals. Henk capably mastered all the locks and made us laugh frequently! The level of cycling is very easy and can be accomplished by anyone. Miles and miles of vineyards, castles and churches. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Robert E. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable was the friendliness, patience and helpfullness of the staff!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Gordon M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The e-bike option really made the trip for me. It allowed me to bicycle each day, get plenty of excercise, and not overdo it. As a result, I was able to enjoy the sites and experience much more.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Spencer H. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The barge crew were exceptional. The cook treated each guest as a friend. Accommodated our request for a birthday cake. He even baked it on his own time. The scenery was exactly as anticipated.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Shannon P. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The incredible countryside through which we traveled both by boat and on bike as well as the wonderfully hard-working, pleasant and attentive staff who made my trip so memorable. Lastly, the food was fantastic!
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Richard A. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
My companion and I broke from the main group and visited a small vineyard and were given a complete tour including a tasting by the owner
Tripsite Traveler: Golden City of Prague by Jan VandenHengel 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Nice write up, brother. Give my best to Fengler!
Countries: Czech Republic
South Holland Tour by Helen M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful and the barge was lovely. The most memorable part of the trip was the people - the Dutch are friendly and helpful, and the Angela Esmee crew was exceptional!
Boat: De Holland
Southern Burgundy by Ray G. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hotel and food were superb. The bike routes were wonderfully scenic, quiet roads, lovely towns. The directions were mostly good and the GPS didn't work for us. I would highly recommend the trip.
Brussels to Bruges Bike and Boat Tour by Henry S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our guide, Arie, was terrific! The chef, Chris (I think), was fantastic! The whole bike/barge week was a 5 out of 5 experience
Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers by Carolyn Gammel 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This trip was FANTASTIC! As first time bike travellers, we elected to book the guided tour and it exceeded our expectations. Lukas and Honza were knowledgeable guides who attended to our every need. Cycling through the Czech and German Countryside was breathtaking and we learned so much about the history of the countries/regions. Cycling was broken up with other activities - hikes, boat rides, sight seeing excursions/activities. Our hotels and meals were spectacular -( we stayed one night in an 18th Century Chateau), the wine and beer - second to none, and the laughter and companionship was memorable. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour and this tour company.
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Judith S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The guide, Hein, was very knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful. A real asset to the trip.Food on the Ava Maria was the best! Loved the three days from Bolzano through the mountains.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Elizabeth G. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
All of it was memorable - the scenic routes through lovely towns, stopping at wine tasting, castles, cathedrals, the day in Vienna. Lovely wait staff, house keeping and front desk!! Top award goes to the extraordinary chef -- who listened attentively to my request for whole foods, plant based and each evening created an extraordinary delight of color and tastes -- wonderful food combinations, spices, herbs.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by John F. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The ride through the Wachau valley was by far the most memorable. We were happy with the overall trip. The staff were very helpful and cheerful. The one disappointment was with the info from the cruise director on the trip. At times it was inaccurate. This trip could be improved by updating the notes in the bike route, providing information and maps on side trips to the villages we biked through. Many bikers were concerned to vary from the route to find other attractions for fear of getting lost. One section of the trail was on a small sidewalk yet the cruise director and the printed information did not mention this. A lot of bikers were confused. It seems like the cruise director never biked the route or it has been too long ago.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Carla 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hi John,Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm forwarding to the cruise director - it sounds like he needs a refresher on the route. This winter we'll be working on getting these route descriptions updated and improved. Thanks again!
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Rosemary B. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We took the 11 day cycle in Italy and loved it all.A few things I think need mentioning.We got lost. Just as one of your reviewers mentioned on the way to Lake Garda. We were doing great and very early to get the boat but at one of the deviations,we turned towards Verona and didn't realize it until half way to Verona. We had to keep looking at the map and book description and when we thought we knew and didn't look at what we were doing, we got lost. So took a train to Verona, lugged the very heavy bikes up the train station stairs, no elevator or escalators there!! Then had to hang the bikes up on hooks on the train. Then the train back up to where we would have been finishing our trip in the boat down Lake Garda. PUCCINCI hotel in Peschiera.I was very disappointed to have missed the ride on lake Garda. So the day that was supposed to be our short day, and we had done 45k before noon, and should have been there, we did over 80K.I felt that in order to do each days trip on the extra three days, we had to miss lots of towns and sights I wanted to visit. The hotel in Bolzano was very lovely and staff was great.The hotel in Trento, The Grand, was very very Grand. We just loved it.The gentleman that was at the front desk in............Peschiera was very helpful and was trying to give us many many things to do until he realized we didn't have the time in one evening, when getting up early to ride, to do too much.The hotel at the bottom of Lake Guarda, Hotel Peschiera we had a large bedroom.The breakfast room was in the basement and was quite crowded.We went for a swim and I asked at the desk about towels for the pool and the woman said to just take the room towels. When I asked for dry towels later for our room she told me they were $5.00 each!!! Never have heard of that ever before.Our barge was wonderful and as the times we have biked and barged before with other companies, we were very delighted with the delicious meals, friendly crew and outstanding tour guide Lecia. She was so much fun, very professional, had amazing skills in many languages and we all fell in love with her. The rides were so beautiful, just as we expected and the others on board with us were friendly and keen like us.
Bolzano - Mantova - Venice by Carla 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hi Rosemary! Thanks for submitting such detailed feedback. We are working with our local partner to make that part of the route more detailed. Glad you had a wonderful trip!
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Lisa S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I would rather recommend a trip to Germany or the Netherlands, but that's just my preference. The staff on the Bourdeaux was very nice.
Camino de Santiago Bike Tour by Ivette S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The road from Caminha to Baiona was the most memorable part of trip. The hotel in Caldas dos Reis was beautiful!! Our guides Pedro and Tiago were very good.
Countries: Portugal, Spain
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Patsy V. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I would recommend the trip if the operator makes improvements to the selfguided route finding; the narrative, GPS, and detail maps were inconsistent with each other and recommended routes were sometimes difficult to find. We had large area maps that allowed us to navigate and a crew member who helped but especially during the first couple days it was a bit challenging. The route narrative should include more information on sites to visit or note along the way. The bikes were heavy in comparison to other trips we have booked. I really enjoyed the scenery and sites; it is a lovely area to visit and bike, especially during late September. Grapes were cascading from the vines, just pre-harvest. The vineyards, wine tasting,chateaux, churches, fortresses, medieval towns, history and landscapes were wonderful along the routes. Experiencing the tidal surf (the mascaret) was also quite interesting.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Barb M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Lovely being in the area at this time near harvest but the routes, route preparation in the evening and historical information that might enhance the experience were severely lacking. The GPS devices were difficult to work with and virtually no help was given as to how to correctly operate them.
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Annette A. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It was a fun week celebrating my birthday in the heart of Bordeaux with ten friends!
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Richard M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It was fun. I would recommend more bike trails away from the highways. The drivers were very courteous but we did not like riding on the side of highways. It felt dangerous and there was smell of exhaust. Also, the charge for wine was at least double of what it should have been.
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