Bike Tour Reviews 1741 to 1770 of 2331

 

  • Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam
    by David Fish 3 years agoPermalink/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 agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: Magnifique

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV
    by Heidi Coleman 3 years agoPermalink/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 agoPermalink/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!

    Boat: My Story

  • Breisgau & Alsace Wine Road
    by Joseph Paladino 3 years agoPermalink/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 agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: My Story

  • Bremen to Magdeburg
    by Barbara Shah 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Germany

  • Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova
    by Norma Trinchero 3 years agoPermalink/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

    Countries: Italy

  • North Holland Tour
    by Margaret Terrett 3 years agoPermalink/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

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen
    by Thomas Rorabaugh 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We enjoyed the trip but felt our guide could have provided more detail on points of interest along the way.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges
    by Wendy Hallinan 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Outstanding cuisine, wonderful smiles and life long memories. We have already recommended our trip to many people. Fantastic Elodie!

    Boat: Elodie

    Countries: Belgium, France

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Charlene James 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: Gandalf

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Kay Howarth 3 years agoPermalink/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!

    Boat: Fiep

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Famous Villages of Provence
    by Kevin Romanowski 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Countries: France

  • Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam
    by John Heinze 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: Sailing Home

    Countries: Netherlands, Germany

  • Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz
    by Arthur Armstrong 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip was one of the best I have taken.

    Boat: Iris

  • Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen
    by Maribel Colon 3 years agoPermalink/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!!!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by Natadha Vickery 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Excellent guide, staff. Very friendly and helpful. No complaints.

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Koblenz to Saarburg
    by Susan Roeterink 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Trip was excellent. the boat is really bare bones but that was okay. Wifi was spotty and difficult at times.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz
    by Sydney Cullis 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    superb all round -organisation, food, scenery , amusing but booking proceedure not very efficient

    Boat: Iris

  • Kvarner Bay
    by Hilary Sangster 3 years agoPermalink/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

    Boat: Linda

    Countries: Croatia

  • Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna
    by S. Rishe 3 years agoPermalink/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

  • Koblenz to Merzig
    by Susan Donnely 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: Allure

    Countries: Germany

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Joseph Rine 3 years agoPermalink/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....

    Boat: My Story

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

    The crew of the Magnifique on the Bruges to Amsterdam barge was fantastic! Have recommended it to others already.

    Boat: Magnifique

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • 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

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