Bike Tour Reviews 1711 to 1740 of 2276

 

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Linda Harve 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Our second bike and barge trip with Tripsite. What a lovely way to spend a vacation!

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Brussels to Bruges Bike and Boat Tour
    by George Pappas 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We have made two bike and barge tours in the Netherlands and thoroughly enjoyed both trips. We are looking forward to another trip this coming spring on a barge with low beds. (Bunk beds are not as easy to use as we get older.)

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Belgium

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Doug Lay 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Bruges to Amsterdam bike/barge trip last spring. From the easy, scenic rides, to the informative, knowledgeable guide to the excellent private accommodations on board the barge, I'm already looking at booking another bike/barge trip with Tripsite!

    Boat: Gandalf

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova
    by Katherine Graves 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We loved this trip! It was so fun for our family of four. Our two boys, ages 11 & 14, enjoyed biking and stopping off to swim in the ocean, trying new delicious food, and learning from our wonderful guide, Fabio. The boat was very nice and the crew were lovely.

    We had record setting beat the week we were there and yet still had a fantastic trip. The rooms stayed reasonably cool with the AC-- that was a life saver to have available.

    If I had to change anything, I'd probably like to have the boat docked closer to Venice proper so it would be more accessible on arrival and through the first couple days. We made it work-- all a good adventure. The scenery on the bike route was relaxing-- not terribly dramatic, but really nice for small town explorers, birders, and those who enjoy farmland/pastoral scenery.
    Pros: delicious food, easy cycling terrain, excellent City/town tours, comfortable rooms, great value, easy logistics when you don't have to move your stuff each day, meeting nice people from all over the world.
    Cons: weather was exceedingly hot in July (but would do it again anyway!)

    Boat: Ave Maria

    Countries: Italy

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Kathryn Smith 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The tour guide, Jan (not sure of the spelling) was amazing! He was funny, helpful and friendly. All the logistics with the bike stuff worked very smoothly.

    Boat: MS Normandie

  • Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova
    by Richard Hoffmann 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We had a fantastic time on the Ave Maria and we're lucky to have Hein as our guide.....great guy!

    Boat: Ave Maria

    Countries: Italy

  • National Parks of Dalmatia Plus
    by Donald Kudner 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Croatia is a wonderful area and the ship was very nice. The guides were just "ok" - they seemed distracted and not committed to the guests. Food on the boat could have been a higher level.

    Boat: Princess Diana

    Countries: Croatia

  • Lake Garda
    by Julie Richardson 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Garda Bike Hotel was terrific. The staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The rooms are quite nice and the hotel is very well maintained. The food at the hotel is prepared with athletes in mind: healthy, low sodium, and quite good. Not only would I recommend this trip, I am an evangelist of it.

    Countries: Italy

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Paul Finger 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We couldn't be happier. Everyone from the trip "arrangers" to all the personnel on the barge could not have been more helpful. This was our first trip like this, everything was superb.

    Boat: My Story

  • Famous Villages of Provence
    by Edward Nyland 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Somewhat inadequate initial bike instruction due to bike shop rescheduling at their convenience. Bike maintenance was only average causing the bikes to not operate as described.

    Countries: France

  • Dolomites to Venice
    by Jeff & Barbara Wahlbrink 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    A charming trip. Loved the experience. Hope to do more bike touring with Tripsite. My blog submission offers lots more positives. Thanks for publishing it! ; )

    Now, if you really want some constructive criticism to share with Girolibero, here it is: Cue sheets were not up to date in a number of areas, which caused confusion and back-tracking. One of the days included a long stretch on a major highway, which was not too pleasant. The hotel in Belluno required that we haul our bikes up a long flight of stairs for overnight storage, and there was no elevator big enough or any staff available to help. ; { The tandem bike provided was bigger/heavier than what we have at home, or what we expected. We are experienced cyclists, and we wished that there was an option for pedal cages or clips to give us some leverage on the hills. The gears on the tandem slipped regularly during climbs and the chain got stuck a few times. The brakes failed one day on a steep downhill, but thankfully we were able to pull into an uphill driveway to avoid disaster! It took awhile to reach anyone about that, but when we did a mechanic was sent to the next hotel to fix the brakes on the evening of that failure so that was helpful. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, but these are just some ways it could have been a little better. Thanks for asking!

    Countries: Italy

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Diane Denham 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    I had an amazing time. I loved everything about it and I would recommend it to anyone. In fact I have recommended it to many many people.

    Boat: Gandalf

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Montargis to Paris
    by Deborah Putnam 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    One of my discoveries for this trip was that I think I prefer a self-guided tour to a guided one. The group was larger than what I was really comfortable with, as I like to stop for photos and wasn't comfortable doing that with the large group. (My spouse and I had just finished a 6 day self-guided tour thru Holland). The bikes were fine, but one of our group had constant problems with hers. The food was fine, but I prefer more options, and would have liked eating away from the lunch basket-type of fare we fixed ourselves from barge foods. I loved that the guides gave us interesting evening walking tours.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: France

  • Montargis to Paris
    by Byron McCalmon 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The price was very reasonable - much below others we considered.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: France

  • Southern Dalmatia
    by Nell Venir 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Overall we were very happy on this trip, it was a wonderful experience. Two friend have also taken the Croatia trip this year and they too had a great experience. The small boat, efficient staff, and great food made up for the killer hills. My only complaint was the quality of the ebikes, very poor!

    Boat: Kapetan Jure

    Countries: Croatia

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Susan Joe 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Would have been nice to have a guide but our trip was the last of the season so no guide was available.

    Boat: My Story

  • Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova
    by Oscar Martinez 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We have been on seven or eight bike and barge trips in the past and this one was, by far, the best. From the greeting upon arriving, to the spacious and comfortable accommodations and exquisite food. The guide was pleasant and very informative ( great sense of humor, too ) Our hotel reservations in Venice were cancelled at the last minute, but he was able to get us a room. The Ave Maria is a beautiful boat with everything you need. We can't say enough about every crew member. Part of the scenery was not as nice as on other trips, but that couldn't be helped. People at Tripsite were always very helpful and quick to respond. We had a wonderful time. We will highly recommend this Tripsite adventure!

    Boat: Ave Maria

    Countries: Italy

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Alica Kline 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Food was great, would have liked more flexibility on cycling.

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Koblenz to Merzig
    by Ivy Higgs 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We were a bit late in the season so weather not great. Food brilliant.

    Boat: Allure

    Countries: Germany

  • Tulip Tour - 8 Day
    by Sharon Bozman 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Had a wonderful time. The crew were amazing. Fred the guide was very attentive, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. Well organized with unique side trips. The food was great and the crew were all very friendly and helpful. What a beautiful country and lovely way to experience it. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Loire Valley Bike and Boat
    by Sharon Kravitz 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip was organised very well. The international crew made the trip more interesting. We were glad that Peter had some flexibility in what we experienced. He was an excellent guide. We would have liked to stop at a few more wineries. Also we always seemed to be pulling into villages as they closed for lunch.

    Boat: Anna Maria IV

    Countries: France

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Jill Roach 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We loved everything about this trip. The bikes were in excellent condition, the cruise director was very helpful, the boat's staff was super attentive. The boat is definitely older but it was very clean and we loved having drinks on the top deck every night under the stars. My two teens had a great time as well and the staff was wonderful to them. The scenery was incredible and the tour excursions were a great value and well worth it.

    Boat: My Story

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Linda Scotten 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Though not a 'delux' trip the staff and other passengers made it such a memorable trip! It might not suit everyone but we loved it!

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Diana Collins 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Even with the age of the boat (1970's!!), we totally enjoyed the cruise. The staff was great and the food was wonderful. The bikes were comfortable and in good repair.

    Boat: My Story

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Donna Ogilvie 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    This was an excellent trip. We were well taken care of on The Merjlin. The cabin was set up well, their attention to detail, everything was designed to ensure we had the best vacation experience -right down to fresh flowers on board. I have recommended The Merjlin to everyone who asks about my trip.

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Bolzano - Resia Pass - Mantova
    by Adrian Maciejewski 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    During my trip I didn't obtain the maps and associated documents which made parts of my trip extremely frustrating.

    Countries: Italy

  • Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen
    by Margaret Bishop 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Wonderful trip through the vineyards on the wine wagon!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Riccione
    by Jean-Jacques Tremblay 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    My last trip cycling experience with the Dory Hotel in Riccioni Italy was splendid and one of the best ever!!

    Countries: Italy

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Denise Hansen 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Our Amsterdam to Bruges 7 days bike and barge was the highlight of our 90 day trip! Loved it all, and many people have viewed my travelpod and also our coffee table book of photos. It is a long way to come from NZ but I have been drooling over the Croatia bike and barge trips for 2016.....

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Ted Hansen 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Thought I'd find it hard, not really being a biker, and I got a sore backside on occasion, especially when we got lost and pedalled a few extra kms, but just loved the whole experience. (even piked out on the last rainy day and motored into Bruges, felt I earned it!)

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

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