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  • Camino de Santiago E-Bike Tour
    by Sue Wise 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    In a word - FANTASTIC!

    The entire trip was incredible. The route is extremely varied and beautiful. Starting in Porto and riding through seaside villages along the coast, then crossing into Spain and continuing along the coast, the riding is mostly flat and the views of the ocean just breathtaking. There are parts where you ride on bike paths, roads, boardwalks, cobblestone farming paths, and even a little single-track mountain biking type trail (which leads to a secluded beach area!). Later, the route takes you directly onto the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) and the riding is more hills and dirt paths, but also through small villages and historic areas. You follow this exclusively for the last 2 and a half days. You'll see many walkers making the pilgrimage - be sure to wish all a "buen camino"!

    We opted for the self-guided version, using the GPS. This was perfect for us. We could linger in areas for photos, rest when we wanted to and ride at Read more… our own speed. The GPS was easy to follow and also included interesting waypoints, such as waterfalls and old churches and monasteries. This really added to the trip.

    The hotel accommodations were awesome! In particular, views from the Parador in Baiona and the quiet, rustic beauty of the Hotel Torre do Rio were very memorable. The towns where we stayed were lovely and interesting to walk around after a day of riding. Don't miss some of the recommended restaurants - we tried a few and they were excellent.

    Ending in Santiago de Compostela, we visited the beautiful cathedral and lovely old town center. This is a terrific ending to the trip. Don't forget to get your "Compostela" to commemorate your travels.

    Sergio did a fantastic job with everything - the bikes were great, the pre-trip instructions clear, the accompanying trip notes good, the GPS easy to follow. He checked in with us a couple times just to make sure everything was going well. He's put a terrific trip together!

    This will be a trip we remember and talk about for years to come. Highly recommended!

    Traveled - early May 2016.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Bordeaux to Sarlat Wine and E-Bike Tour
    by M. Flynn 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Our trip was well organized logistically and the biking routes were beautiful. I highly recommend Tripsite and will be booking future trips with them. Thanks for a fantastic week of biking.

    Countries: France

  • Tulip Tour - 7 day
    by J. Ruetz 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The only comment I have is "I want to do another bike and barge trip."

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Netherlands

  • National Parks of Dalmatia
    by J Anderson 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Guides were excellent and the food was excellent. Captain was somewhat aloof, but the rest of the staff were very friendly. The bikes were excellent and the daily routes and trips were just what we wanted.

    Boat: Romantica

    Countries: Croatia

  • Tulip Tour - 7 day
    by C. Wells 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I had a wonderful time and will recommending the trip to others!

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Holland Southern Tulip Tour
    by C. Sheeran 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Loved it all! Wonderful staff, wonderful route, wonderful fellow passengers, wonderful guide! We could not have asked for anything more except less wind as we rode through the windmill area into a very strong headwind! Hardest day's riding we've ever done! But hey, this is Holland renowned for "wind"mills!! Keukenhof was amazing, everyone should visit this place once in their lifetime!

    Boat: Sailing Home

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Tulip Tour - 8 Day
    by K Arehart 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We were very pleased with the Zwaantje and its ownership / crew, and Felix, our guide. We have already booked our next adventure on the Zwaantje for Sept 2017.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Rhine Romance
    by Vicky & David Schlachet 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Hello from Israel,
    It is our pleasure to thank you for a beautiful trip you organized for us from which we returned at the beginning of this week.
    Regrettably the weather was not on our favor for two days but that, of course, is not your fault or responsibility.
    The other components of the trip were all very satisfactory and in that we include the quality of the bicycles, the quality of the hotels and the nice routes.
    We feel that we would like to extra compliment you on your employees and associates who took care of our belongings and of our comfort and well being along the road. We found them exceptionally kind and attentive with a lot of warmth and carrying and with a very generous service commitment. The feeling that we have to whom to refer day and night, in a time of need, contributed to our feeling that we are safely in good hands.

    We meat along the tour in all hotels you reserved for us a very nice attitude from the owners and/or staff and we received Read more… a remarkable co-operation and hospitality. We would like to compliment you for your choices.
    We will definitely return to ask for your services in the future, we will share with friends and family and recommend and encourage them to do the same.
    Thanks very much, again.
    All the very best and keep on your good job!
    Vicky & David

    Countries: Germany

  • Bolzano to Venice
    by Oswaldo and Rachel 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We have just arrived from our trip. It was amazing! We strongly recomend

    Countries: Italy

  • Tulip Tour - 5 day
    by S. Hogg 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Wish we had managed to cycle close to some tulip fields.

    Boat: La Belle Fleur

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Tulip Tour - 8 Day
    by T. Gaeng 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Boat, rooms, bikes, food, service, cleanliness, friendliness of crew (Captain, First Mate, Cook, Guide) - all excellent. It was was a fantastic trip !!!

    All entrance fees of the places we visited on the bike trips (Keukenhof, Flower Auction) were included and we also visited places that are not usually open for tourists (private cheese farm, retired tulip grower, ...). Some guests were not very experienced bikes (us included) but with e-bikes as options we managed to do all bike trips - although mostly flat we usually went at good clip and had frequently strong winds to battle. But the exercise only made the trip more fun and increased our appetite to look forward to the excellent 3-4 course dinners on the boat.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Tulip Tour - 8 Day
    by J. Mumford 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    About the only confusion was the gratuity. In your write up it stated 3 - 4%. On our room door it said 5 to 8%. Which was a combined amount. So it was a little confusing. We tipped the 8% maybe a little more. Not a problem for us, but some people budget for an exact amount. The trip was wonderful.

    Boat: Fleur

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Tulip Tour - 8 Day
    by Susan B. 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Super trip. I was a inexperienced bicycler and the ebike made the journey very enjoyable.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Tulip Tour - 8 Day
    by J Douglas 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The barge (Zwaantje) was exceptionally nice. It helps that the captain is also the owner. You could tell that he took pride in the vessel and kept it in great condition. We were lucky with the weather for this trip, as this time of year for the Tulip Tour can be cold and rainy, as some friends of ours found out, when they took a later week. The Tulip Tour is worth doing once, however since the weather during this time of the year is so unpredictable, we would not take the chance of a second time. Instead, we will be doing the September 2-week Paris to Brugge next year.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Kevin Purdy: Mosel River Bike Tour Through Time
    by John Murtari 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Great photos of the scenery and the food! I normally like Italy, but you've convinced me to travel farther north!

    Countries: France, Germany

  • Heel of Italy
    by J Murphy 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The maps and route details were hard to follow at points, but the trip was very good: the ride, hotels and fellow cyclists.

    Countries: Italy

  • Mas Pelegri Multi-Activity Tour in Girona
    by Carol Frey 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I loved every moment of my time at Mas Peligri. From the moment I got there, I was relaxed and just fell in love with Spain. Fiona and Garett could not have been better hosts. They make sure everyone is happy and go over and above to make your stay amazing. The breakfasts and dinners together were so fun. I have some amazing pictures from my rides and did the horseback riding which was very fun. I did not want to leave and will definitely book another vacation with Mas Peligri.

    Countries: Spain

  • Dutch Highlights Tulip Tour
    by Charles and Mary Benson Jim and Martha Hayward 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We just returned from a bike tour in northern Holland and had a wonderful trip! The accommodations provided were charming and interesting! We did a self-guided bike tour--the directions given were detailed and led us past beautiful tulip beds and scenic areas. We found Holland to be lovely, with friendly people and great food!!

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Traveling In Uncertain Times
    by Jonathan Lau 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    At time like this, it is important to be reminded living our lives without fears is only solution to all terrorist attacks! Thanks Mary for sharing your personal experience.


    • Traveling In Uncertain Times
      by mary 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

      Hi Jonathan! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. We have added a link to an article in the NY Times which we have found is very informative.


  • Four Country
    by Pilar Parra 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Hice este viaje en septiembre de 2015 junto a mi marido. Fue un viaje inolvidable. Era el primer tour en bicicleta y nos encantó. El servicio de traslado de equipaje y los hoteles estupendos. Queremos repetir este año por otros paises.
    Recomendaciones para futuros viajeros:
    - La entrada a Zurich es un poco complicada, sí sería necesario un mayor detalle en las rutas.
    - El trayecto en tren desde la estación de Gais se hace desde una estación que no está detallada en la ruta, sería necesario explicarlo mejor en las indicaciones.
    - También sería necesario detallar la localización de salida del ferry desde Wessen.

  • Traveling In Uncertain Times
    by Hennie van den Hengel 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

    Beautiful written Mary! I'm going as well. In fact I'm already gone!


  • Travel Tips with Robert Zang
    by Si Sin Szuba 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Love Tripsite been on the bike trip self guided tour in 2011 from Salzburg to Bulapest was great and 2014 was Lake Constance and both my husband and me, we enjoyed very much.
    2015 new found love hikking in Mount Blanc was great experience
    But Tripsite is very friendly, good price; good choice of accommdation and breakfast always the best

    Countries: Germany, Italy

  • Tripsite Traveler: Cheri Emahiser
    by Colleen Steer 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Excellent article & the accompanying photos were fabulous. I would love to follow in your footsteps, or rather your bike treads. Thanks

    Countries: Italy

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by J Lillis 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Wonderful trip. Our room smelled really bad when we arrived. Mentioned it to the cleaning staff and they said it was the air conditioner. They were on the problem immediately and made sure we had no further problem. Bit of confusion with bike insurance, but on contacting Tripsite on our return this was dealt with immediately (thank you!). Might want to consider having a basic first aid kit onboard I fell in Vienna and badly sprained my ankle - no breaks fortunately. Had to get ice from he bar as there was nothing else available they couldn't give me much as it was needed for the drinks.

    Boat: Normandie

    Countries: Austria, Germany

  • Tuscany - Florence, Siena, and the Chianti
    by mary 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

    This is Mary from Tripsite and this was my very first Tripsite tour back in 2010, I believe. I was traveling alone and self guided so flexibility was required, not to mention that my first cycling day was the coldest on record for years! ( I was cycling in early April.) I did get turned around a few times as I learned to read the route descriptions and follow the maps but each Tuscan hilltop was a reward in and of itself. From this tour I learned that when cycling self guided do expect: 1. To get turned around at least once or twice 2. That the Italians will always tell you to go straight 3. That the ancient streets many times do not have their names clearly visible 4. That most of the towns are located on a hill. 5. That Tuscany is simply stunning! Highlight: seeing Florence from afar from a hilltop and then cycling down and into the ancient city itself. I also learned that some of the best experiences happen when you least expect it! I am giving this a four star because Read more… personally I felt the bike was very heavy (but thankfully geared low enough for the hills!)

    Countries: Italy

  • Costa Brava - Dali’s Country
    by mary 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

    Mary from Tripsite, here! I biked this tour about four years ago, shortly after we began to offer it. I had lived in Spain during my college years and it was wonderful to return! I will not rate this tour 5 star because I found the welcome meeting to me inconvenient for me. I was combining two days into one and wanted to get on the road but the pickup location for the bikes is an actual bike shop which happen to be busy and I did not get started until much later than I would have preferred. There was also a point on the Greenways where I became very confused and ended up off track by several kilometers. This tour now includes GPS devices and tracks and I think that is the way to go. Bikes are very good, accommodations are lovely and unique....overall, a great tour.

    Countries: Spain

  • Portugal’s Wild Coast
    by mary 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Staff

    Hi everyone! This is Mary from Tripsite. I biked this tour in the fall of 2014 to check it out for all of you. The tour as written is 8% off road and I was challenged but rewarded with incredible cliff top views of the sea. (The tour can be adjusted for more on road riding if you prefer). One of my favorite memories: tackling a steep downhill, off road, I could hear this soft clanging of sorts that got louder and louder the closer I got to the base of the mountain. As I followed the path, I crossed a farmer's backyard, turned a corner, and there was a herd of sheep. The clanging sound were the sheep bells! It was an awesome moment I will never forget. I have to tell you that Portugal is now one of my favorite places! The people are unassuming and genuinely friendly. When I would bike into a town, I would wonder where the "touristy" cafes know the places that overcharge for a coffee. What I found were real cafes and the locals sitting and sipping coffee Read more… or a beer. As far as the services, bikes were awesome, biking with a GPS is the way to go, scenery, spectacular!

    Countries: Portugal