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Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Gary Saelens 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Great bike/boat trip along the Danube!
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mary Anne Gilbert 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip is for the person who does not want any surprises. There was nothing wrong with the food or the bikes or the staff. However there was also no sense of discovery, as every detail of your day was planned out for you, what to order when you stopped for lunch at the only place recommended, what sights to see in the cities, etc. I personally like to explore along the way and take my time in the countryside. This is the only Tripsite trip I have taken that has left me feeling a bit let down, and I have taken several.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Mary Knapp 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was great as were the hosts of the boat. Everything was exceptional even though it rained daily, that was not a detriment as everything made up for it.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by David Fish 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was our first bike and barge trip and we loved it so much we've already booked next years trip!
Boat: Sailing Home
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Bruges to Amsterdam by Ann Hodgson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was actually the second time I took this trip. I went with friends last time and this time took family to share the experience with them.
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV by Heidi Coleman 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The route descriptions were mixed. Some were excellent. Some were not. But our overall experience was wonderful. When the route descriptions were not as good, it added to the adventure and, as a result, we met additional people, who were generally warm and helpful.
It would be most helpful to have both detailed instructions (which are confirmed, e.g., make sure there's a street sign if the cue is to turn at a street or provide odometers if the cue is the travel a certain distance), and also decent maps."
Countries: Austria, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathleen Josten 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The captain crew and trip leaders all went out of their way to make us feel at home and special. The bikes were ready when they needed to be. The dinners were ready on time. We were prepared for the next day's ride. I could not ask for a better experience! The My Story crew and Lesley as trip leader were the best!
Breisgau & Alsace Wine Road by Joseph Paladino 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
A great trip overall and a good value. I would've preferred an upcharge option for better hotels. The downside was the directions book, though well made and attractive, it was not helpful or practical. I found it was much easier to follow the road signs and ignore the book. Also, the book needs to point out attractions and diversions and points of interest. People are coming from all over the world to see this one particular area, it is so important to know what there is to explore in the countryside rather than just following the route.
Countries: France, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandra Dusseault 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The guide was awful. We would only stop when he wanted to, and that was on the side of the path so that he could have a cigarette. When we suggested a stop in a small village, or somewhere interesting, he would say no. When I told him that I was going to go ahead on my own, he spoke to me like I was a child, telling me I was to stay with the group. The route descriptions in the evening were excellent...the main guide was fantastic, it was just the guide that we paid extra for that soured our trip.The boat was great, the staff was phenomenal. Our rooms were really good, an incredibly clean.
Bremen to Magdeburg by Barbara Shah 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Very good experience generally. However, a slower cyclist was asked to pick up their pace or consider using an e-bike or bike alone - not good! A very different experience from the previous year's trip on Iris - Amsterdam to Bruges - where everyone was welcomed no matter what skill level.
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Norma Trinchero 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Ave Maria, as well as 3 previous trips on the Merljin, superb. Some guides on Merjijn were mediocre, but Hein is incredible guide/person. Friends have recently taken B/B Red Hat?, bad experience. The above 4 trips speak highly of your program. Looking forward to next trip, F2017.
Boat: Ave Maria
North Holland Tour by Margaret Terrett 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I would recommend the trip with reservations. The food on the boat was not special but ok. While our leader was competent I did not find him helpful at times and other times I found him condescending. The route descriptions were well done but we had to argue to have one for each rider even though it clearly stated we would each a have one. I would have like much more about the places we were visiting included on the daily route descriptions. Carrying a visitor guide is not easy on a bike. The bikes were not in good shape for our trip. The mechanic tried to do his best but they were not a "freewheeling" experience. On mine the gears did not work, others had similar issues. When the holiday depends on a good cycling experience then the bike becomes a priority.I cannot recommend the experience whole heartily except for the amazing landscape of northern Netherlands. That part I really enjoyed. Also I enjoyed being part of a group. I would not recommend a person or couple try the trip because no effort was made to mix the people. I was part of a big group and so I always had people to cycle with.
Boat: De Holland
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen by Thomas Rorabaugh 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoyed the trip but felt our guide could have provided more detail on points of interest along the way.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Wendy Hallinan 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Outstanding cuisine, wonderful smiles and life long memories. We have already recommended our trip to many people. Fantastic Elodie!
Countries: Belgium, France
Amsterdam to Bruges by Charlene James 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
In Ghent, too far from city centre to explore after biking unless take a taxi into the city. Antwerp museum was closed, as it was a Sunday. Very disappointing. Breakfast and lunch meals were almost always the same, got too uninteresting.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Bruges to Amsterdam by Kay Howarth 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Bruges to Amsterdam was just wonderful and would recommend the smaller group of people. Just 24 was a good number. All the staff on the Fiep were great!
Famous Villages of Provence by Kevin Romanowski 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Overall a great experience. The E bike introduction and explanation of use was rescheduled, then rushed so our group was at a disadvantage throughout the hill climbs. Some road sections were highways and quite honestly dangerous for short segments. This was our second trip and directions at one point or another usually are unclear periodically throughout the trip.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by John Heinze 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide was ok but I've had better ones on previous trips. It was a lot of going through the motions since he had done 15-20 trips prior to ours it was maybe a case of being burned out. A bit more interaction on where we were going and what we were seeing would have been nice. Overall trip was top notch though as usual.
Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz by Arthur Armstrong 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was one of the best I have taken.
Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen by Maribel Colon 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a wonderful trip. Some routes could had better directions since in several occasions we got lost, yes we made the best out of the experience. The staff was excellent, at critical times during the trip the staff pull together and made the trip as comfortable and pleasant. They are champions, no doubt about it!!!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Natadha Vickery 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent guide, staff. Very friendly and helpful. No complaints.
Koblenz to Saarburg by Susan Roeterink 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Trip was excellent. the boat is really bare bones but that was okay. Wifi was spotty and difficult at times.
Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz by Sydney Cullis 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
superb all round -organisation, food, scenery , amusing but booking proceedure not very efficient
Kvarner Bay by Hilary Sangster 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We arrived but the BORA sadly arrived at the same time. The crew prioritised our safety and kept us informed of change to itinerary and why. In respect of the Bora humbled by the storm we left feeling we had had a taste of Croatia and the Islands
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by S. Rishe 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Starting with Carla whose patience and friendliness and kindness enhanced the reservation process, through the gorgeous boat, great bikes, incredible food, fun fellow guests of several nationalities, friendly and cheerful staff and the utterly delightful Dietmer our trip guide, we were thrilled.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Koblenz to Merzig by Susan Donnely 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The journey was well organized. The crew were fantastic, friendly, obliging and fun. The food was world class delicious and beautifully presented at all times. Our guide was very nice and did her utmost to adapt to the differing expectations of individual riders. We loved that she also took us on evening walks after dinner.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Joseph Rine 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Boat and staff were fantastic. Daily rides were good, but routes could have been better. The Devlin loop circled us around several gravel dikes for about 10 miles. Trails were rough and not well marked. But there were miles of great bike paths along the Danube that we motored past on the boat....
Bruges to Amsterdam by Doug Chittum 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The crew of the Magnifique on the Bruges to Amsterdam barge was fantastic! Have recommended it to others already.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Linda Harve 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our second bike and barge trip with Tripsite. What a lovely way to spend a vacation!
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