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  • Green Coast of Spain
    by Jehiel from Tripsite 1 month agoPermalink/Reply

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks for sharing this feedback. We have changed the difficulty to moderate-difficult and added more detail to the page, including daily climbs. Thanks again!

    Countries: Spain

  • Green Coast of Spain
    by Karen G. 1 month agoPermalink/Reply

    Scenery was great, our main problem would be that the advertising did not really give enough information as to the degree of difficulty as while we are both middle level riders some of the many up’s and downs were a lot more than the advertising suggested. The close gearing of the bikes did not help with that either.

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Valerie K. 2 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Overall the trip was excellent. Sergio and his crew could not have been more accommodating. They went above and beyond to provide a great experience. Although I realize that it is difficult to grade the level of cycling difficulty for people of different ages and abilities, the trip was more difficult that I was expecting from the description.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Christine T. 2 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The accommodations each night were such a treat! The guides and the care they took was excellent!

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Michael & Claudia G. 2 months agoPermalink/Reply

    We loved the scenery, the historic towns and the lovely hotels. It was much more challenging than we expected. We followed your guidelines and felt prepared but this is not an "easy" ride. It is, however, a beautiful ride with breathtaking views.

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Katharine S. 2 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The most memorable part of the trip was arriving at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. After 6 days of cycling over varied and often challenging surfaces it was a thrill to reach our ultimate destination. What a way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!
    Other highlights include turning in our Pilgrim's Passport to receive our certificates of completion, attending Mass in the Cathedral, as well as the magnificent coastal scenery along the way.
    Sergio and his team - Tiago, José and Pédro - are real pros. Safety is their number one concern and they are extremely attentive to the needs of their riders. The bicycles were well-maintained and adjusted as required.The support van was a much appreciated added feature.
    Our accommodations were top-notch, in fact one place was the nicest in which we have ever stayed. The breakfast selections at every stop were plentiful and varied.
    It was enjoyable speaking to the walking pilgrims and finding out their countries of origin.
    If walking is not the way you choose to complete your Camino Journey we highly recommend joining this tour. Make sure that during your preparation you not only cycle "distances". Cycle "hills" and if possible a "variety of surfaces".
    Everyone in our group of 22 felt a real sense of accomplishment having completed 280 km of challenging terrain.
    The great food, wine and fellow cyclists add to the enjoyment.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Alana B. 2 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The vistas on this trip were the most spectacular we've seen. Coming down a hill and seeing the cliffs along the coastline and the roaring ocean, the picturesque villages and green fields dotted with cows was unforgettable. Hearing the clanging cowbells only added to the experience! The accommodations were top notch and including breakfast was the way to go. However, anyone taking this trip should be prepared to climb many hills. Not sure this is "easy to moderate" until the last day!

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Jacalyn C. 7 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Cycling on the camino in Portugal and Spain was beautiful at every turn but the most memorable part was the wonderful people we encountered, both those walking or cycling and those who lived along the way.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Michael J. 7 months agoPermalink/Reply

    All trips with Hennie are always the best experience possible while on 2 wheels!
    Thank you very much for all of your hard work in providing the best tours possible!

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Colleen D. 7 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The bike trip was amazing! So impressed with the head of company who organized the trip and did the route and brought us our bikes. Hotels were all wonderful and included breakfast. Trip of a lifetime!

    Countries: Spain

  • Lanzarote, a Canary Island Bike Tour
    by Marie G. 8 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Highlights: Learning about how the farmers deal with the sparse rail fall and seeing the lava gravel covering the fields to assist in collecting the condensation. Seeing the unique way that they cultivate grape wines for the wine in individual walled semi-circles was amazing. I would rate this ride as a moderate to difficult, taking into account the elevation of the mountains.

    Countries: Spain

  • Mas Pelegri Multi-Activity Tour
    by Jean-Jacques T. 8 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Most Memorable Part: How friendly and clean the Catalonia was

    Countries: Spain

  • Mallorca
    by Philip S. 8 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Great bike paths - mostly paved & little riding on highways with traffic

    Countries: Spain

  • Coastal Andalusia
    by Peter H. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    Our guid Jeff Lacey was outstanding and and certainly added to the enjoyment of the trip which was very well organized.

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Janine B. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    I loved this trip, even tho it rained two days we were riding the Camino. Our guide was very knowledgeable and so patient and kind. My only concern was the bicycle was too large for me and there was no other option in the shop. I am 5' 1" tall and was on the same bike as my husband who is 5' 11". I needed a smaller bicycle. But I managed. It also did a Bike and Barge with Tripsite three years ago and was very pleased.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Coastal Andalusia
    by Val M. 9 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The scenery was awesome and the whole trip was fantastically organized and Jeff Lacey our guide was tremendous. We would recommend this trip to all our friends and will in all probability do another one in a year or two.

    Countries: Spain

  • Mallorca
    by Phil S. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    A wonderful self-guided bike trip. Perfect weather in early October. Map & instructions occasionally confusing, but adequate.
    Hotels & food very good at all stops. A few climbs, but not really challenging for an experienced rider. Highly recommend!

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Mike Tansey 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    I have taken many Tripsite bike/barge tours but this was my first van-supported tour. Sergio and Enrique, did a fantastic job of guiding our group of 9 along the route. The hybrid bikes provided were sturdy and in good condition. As others have noted, the coastal portions are relatively easy and flat - on beach promenades and boardwalks - but, once inland, the difficulty level increases drastically. The 20%+ grades on narrow lanes were a challenge but fun. Well, they were more fun going down than up :) You will ride on every type of surface - good pavement, wooden boardwalks, cobblestones, loose sand, rocks, gravel dirt tracks, forest trails, city streets, dodging traffic in the many roundabouts ... The daily distances are not that long but you are guaranteed to be tired at the end of the day! I would highly recommend this trip to any experienced and fit cyclist! The accommodations and food were first rate all the way. And the fact that we were riding the Camino de Santiago, the same route as the pilgrims walk, make the trip extra special.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Balearic Islands
    by Vincent Z. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    I have booked 4 trips with Tripsite. Two others on boats and this was my favorite. Sailing the boat was really fun. The crew and guides top notch. The food was the best yet. It's always great to mingle with people from all over the globe and find out we are all the same.

    Boat: Atlantis

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Jacalyn C. 10 months agoPermalink/Reply

    The self-guided cycling tour of the Camino in Portugal and Spain was a great way to experience the Camino with our own small group.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Kelly . 11 months agoPermalink/Reply

    My friend and I rode the Camino de Santiago from Porto the coastal route. Scenery was wonderful!
    We did the self-guided tour using the Garmin gps. Once we got familiar with reading the gps the route was fairly easy to follow. We started with only 1 Garmin, but got a second gps on the second day of our tour. I highly recommend having 2! We found it very helpful double checking the route between the two of us.
    The accommodations were outstanding! And each hotel had such a nice breakfast each morning!
    Everyone we had contact with was helpful and friendly.
    The description of the route "easy to moderate" would be accurate for persons who are physically active on a regular basis. Portions of the route could be very difficult for some.
    I would suggest more emphasis on long days riding than the mileage. The bikes were very comfortable, but heavy in comparison to the bikes we are accustomed to riding. And the route conditions vary so much along the way that it is slow bicycling.
    This was my first cycling trip and I loved it! Would highly recommend it!

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Catalonian Flavors of the Mediterranean
    by Melanie Hinzman 12 months agoPermalink/Reply

    What a delightful bike ride. The bike rental people/shop were very helpful and they provided us with good quality equipment and bikes. We enjoyed the country paths and wonderful views. The uphills on the asphalts were not for the faint hearted... you need to be in shape. The variety of foods were truly gastronomical satisfying. The picnic basket with local produce was an appreciate "extra" to make the trip that much more special.

    Countries: Spain

  • La Rioja, Land of Wine
    by Maria luiza L. 1 year agoPermalink/Reply

    It was my second trip managed by Tripsite and everything was perfect. The route was amazing.

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Jehiel 1 year agoPermalink/Reply

    Hi Luis! Thank you so much for this feedback. We are very lucky to have such a great local partner and offer this tour to our clients. We hope to help you plan your next trip!

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Luis Crouch 1 year agoPermalink/Reply

    This trip was, like others organized by Tripsite, fantastic. The duration was perfect, the rating easy-moderate was correct. Note that there are a few places where you have to dismount and walk your bike. The local partner in Porto was great. My brother's chain snapped, and they organized a repair in the next town before we even got to it, and my brother's bike was fixed within hours.
    The local operator clearly care about cycling a lot. They were very organized and friendly and gave us a walking tour of Porto the day before we set out.
    The scenery is fantastic, the food is great, take advantage and eat a lot of cod! I wish we had stayed a little longer in Santiago, as it is a wonderful city. The bikes we were provided were excellent. In short, one of the best adventures of my life. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Andalusia - Seville to Granada
    by Greg and Susan H. 1 year agoPermalink/Reply

    In relation to overall satisfaction for the trip we felt the breaks for coffee and lunch were a bit long and being in November daylight at the end of the day was an issue so in our opinion the breaks needed to be shorter.
    In relation to hotel food overall the breakfasts provided were superb except for the hotel in Alcala La Real (Hotel Terrepalma) where the breakfast was both meagre and unhealthy. If the hotel can't accommodate the breakfast requirements perhaps another location for breakfast could be found for a group of hungry bikers.
    In relation to the route descriptions that were written for the bikers to carry they were, at times, difficult to follow and somewhat confusing. For the most part the guide was able to offset the confusion.
    The time of the year impacted the scenery as most fields were plowed under and there was a lot of smoke from fall burning making the views hazy however we did have fantastic weather which certainly added to the scenic experience.
    Our guide, Jeff Lacey, was amazing! He was knowledgeable and attentive, great with people, excellent bike technician, fluent in both Spanish and English, he was encouraging and overall having him as a guide truly added excellence to this trip.
    Thank you Tripsite for all your support prior to this trip. Your support and organization before the trip were truly appreciated, prompt and well executed.
    What was the most memorable part of our trip? The variety in the terrain including the scenery!

    Countries: Spain

  • Andalusia - Seville to Granada
    by Jehiel 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Thanks for your helpful feedback above. We have relayed this information to our local partner who has since made changes to the tour base on your feedback. Our local partner has purchased a new fleet of their own E-bikes (rather than utilize bikes from another supplier). The restaurant in Alcala la Real has suffered some changes in management and the operator no longer uses them.

    We really appreciate your feedback and use it to improve the tours we offer. We hope to help you plan your next cyling adventure!

    Countries: Spain

  • Andalusia - Seville to Granada
    by Bob S. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The written notes for the trail description were poorly written and not accurate. Our guide made up for this with proper verbal description for each segment.
    The hotels were all superb with the the one exception ( Hotel Torre Palma) where the breakfast was lacking, just some pastries, bread, coffee and juice and no fruit, cheese, meat or yogurt.
    Overall the trip was excellent and we surely enjoyed our extra knowledgeable guide Jeff.

    Countries: Spain

  • Spanish Land of Conquistadors
    by Tom W. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We would be happy to take longer detours to avoid main roads.

    Countries: Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Ivette S. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The road from Caminha to Baiona was the most memorable part of trip. The hotel in Caldas dos Reis was beautiful!!
    Our guides Pedro and Tiago were very good.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

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