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Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Lois K. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The entire trip was greater than expected! The staff bent over backwards to accommodate. The gorgeous Danube!
Boat: MS Arkona
Countries: Austria, Germany
Amsterdam to Bruges by Kathy B. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was my first bike and barge trip and it won't be my last. The barge, staff and food were all excellent. The trail system in the Netherlands and Belgium was easy to follow and the countryside was beautiful. I'm ready to book my next trip.
Boat: Magnifique III
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
High Summer in Sweden by Elizabeth J. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our trip, "High Summer in Sweden" was perfectly planned and carried out with two terrific guides and a wonderful group of bikers. Scenery, especially in Stockholm, was absolutely awesome...a combination of land and water, castles, museums, and history. Food was gourmet, hotels were pure Sweden, and we loved it all. Would go again in a minute!!
High Summer in Sweden by Judee W. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Rotalis Biking experience is one in a million. We were treated as honored guests! Everything was taken care of with smiles and style. It was a terrific experience with the best of everything.
Piedmont by Thomas H. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Overall the trip thru Italy's Piedmont was very well handled, breathtaking scenery, (lots of hills), friendly people nice hotels very well done. One item I would caution others of is the description of the hills as moderate. Some are but 4-5 kilometers of 11 percent grade is more than moderate the 16 percent grade on some short stretches started me thinking of Hors catégorie type climbs. A description of the grades and distances could help others decide to get ebikes or do more training. I did enjoy the ride it was difficult but doable even if a lot of whining did happen.
Best of Northern Zealand by Marlene Z. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Riding back into Copenhagen from the country, through the suburbs, and then entering the urban center with all the excitement of a big city, yet being so comfortable with the bike I have been riding for a week was very cool.
Countries: Denmark, Sweden
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Lori C. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I adored the trip from start to finish. The scenery, the towns and cities and of course seeing everything by bike. I met wonderful people who share a love of travel and adventure. The only problem with the trip was the tour leader. He was condescending and rude to several guests. The rest of the staff was phenomenal. I would do this trip again tomorrow.
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Best of Holland by Daniel S. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Atmosphere was great and bike guide was excellent. I already recommended to few friends.
Loire Valley Bike and Boat by Wendy K. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The crew on this barge and bike trip were outstanding. The weather was unseasonably hot and adjustments were made to the schedule to accommodate everyone's comfort. The route and attractions were well planned and interesting. We had some difficulty with the bikes provided by HAT tours - several (5 in total) punctures and one unfixable issue with a bike. This meant delays whilst the tiress were being repaired - approximately 1 hour per puncture. This meant that we missed out on seeing some of the attractions and had to cut short our time at others. The unfixable problem meant that one volunteer had to return to the boat via taxi and forego the rest of that day's itinerary. I would like to congratulate the crew on this tour as they did their utmost to ensure that these issues kept the disruption to a minimum. The group of travelers were also a very friendly and tolerant group of people who got on well. This also assisted in managing the issues with the bikes. My recommendation to HAT tours is to provide maintenance support for the tour if they are going to continue to use these bikes. I have been on another company's bike and barge tour through Provence in 2014 and they had maintenance support which could be contacted promptly to fix and/or transport bikes/people when required.
Boat: Anna Maria IV
Loire Valley Bike and Boat by Bruce K. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Roman, Matilde and guide Ari, couldn't do enough to make welcome and please our entire group, especially during some minor technical difficulties that were not of their making. The quality of the bikes, whether due to model, age or degree of maintenance is something that our entire group of eighteen agreed is an area that could be looked at HAT tours; a lot of pressure fell upon the Anna Maria crew (especially Ari) to rectify faults not of their making. A less flexible and tolerant group of paying passengers might have made for an uncomfortable trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Gail W. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Bike Boat 4 countries Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary - most memorable part of the trip was experiencing the Danube River up close; boat was comfortable and so smooth sometimes I had to look out the window to see if we were moving
Venice to Florence by Erica W. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This bike ride was scenic and full of pleasant surprises! The fields we passed were full of fragrant flowers and fruit hanging off of the trees. The towns were small enough to get around by bicycle easily with lots of options for food and activities.
We had some difficulty reading the paper maps because the English translation was not always words we would use to describe the route. (Also the mileage was in kilometers) My GPS did not work. That was probably due to our inability to make the technology work in another country ! So, we just got used to getting a little lost every day.
We are adventurous people so none of this would prevent me from doing it again! We rode the self guided route.
There was one day there was a long stretch of a gravel bumpy bike path. We opted to go another route on our own to avoid it. That was an adventure in itself!The last day the hill was steeper than anything we had ever ridden and we did Cape Bretton in Nova Scotia with 17% grade hills. So we walked up!
Overall the trip was absolutely wonderful, people were super helpful etc. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Wendy T. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The beauty & grandeur of the Danube...and the ability to enjoy this while riding a bike!
Boat: MS Carissima
Bruges to Amsterdam by Houry S. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I loved the biking through the country roads and the small towns that we stopped at were awesome!! This trip allowed us to visit and see places that the average tourist doesn't experience. Loved it!! Can't wait for another trip.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Neil M. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The accommodations, the staff and of course cycling through all the beautiful country side.
St. Moritz to Innsbruck by Melody S. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We decided to have our honeymoon on the St. Morritz to Innsbruck self-guided bike tour. We are so happy we did as the scenery was beautiful and the people we met along the way made it memorable. I recommend staying an extra night in St. Morritz so you can take the gondola up the mountain (free from the hotel when you stay 2 nights) to hike and enjoy the views. The bikes were sturdy and had the gears necessary for the hills. Bring your own helmet for this tour as they are not available to rent.
Countries: Austria, Switzerland
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Earl W. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Best part of the trip was bicycling through the scenic Wachau wine region. The views of the Danube River and vineyards were magical. Views like you see in PBS commercials for Viking cruises. Bratislava was the most pleasant surprise. A beautiful city with an active cafe culture that is not as big and intimidating as Vienna.
If you are unsure of your bicycling skills consider the hop-on hop-off tour option for Vienna instead of the bicycle tour. The crowds and heavy traffic make the bicycle tour slightly treacherous.
The hardest bicycling day ironically was the first day with steep hills up to the Mauthausen concentration camp and the Clam Castle both of which were worth seeing. If you question whether you are in good enough physical condition for this trip rent the electric bikes, they make a huge difference.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Bruges to Amsterdam by Doug K. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff on the barge were always very helpful and friendly.
French Alps Lake Tour by Brenda A. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Thoroughly enjoyed! Hotel staff were a wealth of knowledge and so friendly!
Countries: Switzerland, France
Costa Rican Adventure by Dee M. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a fantastic tour! We had a great time and found our tour company to be helpful all along the way. They kept us informed of any delays or changes. I especially liked all the activities We were able to book some extra excursions on our own while travelling. The only thing I had a problem with was-- I was not prepared for the mountain biking . It was more strenuous that I anticipated. (I'm not a mountanin biker but I am a road bike person. ) But this was not the fault of the tour company. It was my lack of training. We did a Greyline Tour of the city in San Jose as an added excursion when we arrived in Costa Rica but I would not recommend it unless you're fluent in Spanish.
Countries: Costa Rica
Amsterdam to Maastricht by Jon H. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
5 star bike tour in the Netherlands. The Elodie is a clean and comfortable barge with a family type atmosphere. The guided tour through the country side is the best way to take in all the sites of the small towns along the river banks. Staff aboard the Elodie was first class and the food was amazing.
Camino de Santiago Bike Tour by Manuel Cordeiro 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My wife and I flew all the way from South Africa to do the self guided tour from Porto to Santiago. This was a way to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary and what a treat. Sergio, Tiago and Diego were totally professional and made sure we got the right sized bicycles for our trip. The route was amazing, the hotel accommodation was spectacular. Especially in Bayona and Caldes dos Reis. We would recommend this ride to anyone who wants to do the Camino de Santiago over a six or seven day period. We will be back with Sergio and his team soon.
Countries: Portugal, Spain
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine by Nelson G. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great time riding through Bordeaux’s beautiful wine country. Our trip was enjoyable for our entire group of varying cycling abilities. The E-bikes made it easy for those that needed them. The staff was excellent and very personable. We were treated as art of the family. We are looking forward to our next cycling adventure.
National Parks of Dalmatia by Audrey F. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The quality of hybrid bike was a piece of junk compared with the bike I used in Amsterdam with a group was much better quality two years ago. I would have enjoyed cycling if the bike was in a better quality. The food was too heavy. Other than that, the scenery was beautiful.
Paris to London by Kevin A. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The great people we met and ride with on this unguided tour.
Countries: France, England
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan W. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I would highly recommend this trip. The food was fantastic. The rooms were of a good size and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cycle route were scenic and enjoyable. I would definitely do another.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Carol D. 3 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Absolutely stress free opportunity to experience real heart of Netherlands and Belgium. Really enjoyed meeting new like-minded tripping companions.
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