This is the second trip I've taken with Bike and Barge. It was a fantastic time. I highly recommend this company and their tours.
Review by RenitentEagle2 months ago
Myself and our group where very impressed with our tour. The description of the tour was accurate. The guides where professional, informative and felt like family by the end of the week. The same with the boat crew. Little changes were made to the tour to adjust for the weather and the groups preferences. We liked swimming after our rides so they scheduled more swimming time. Food was good, healthy and gave a good sample of local dishes. Given what we got the tour represented good value. A little over half of the group had e-bikes. I would recommend this unless you are used to biking hills and in pretty good shape.
It is a great way to see the Ionian islands and get a feel for that area of Greece.
I recommend the tour.
Review by SnapMAIL2 months ago
The Patria is being replaced I've heard. This is not before time as the boat was quite cramped with 62 guests and the cabins are all very small.
The staff often seemed to be overworked and with few exceptions were tense and not very outgoing. The bar staff were generally slow & frankly quite hopeless. Altogether a pretty gloomy social atmosphere ... quite unlike our experience when on our last trip in Bordeaux.
There were exceptions of course and the bike guide Dagmar was excellent and extremely friendly. Despite all this we had a great time... it just could have been so much better.
Review by Kanterzu2 months ago
Overall my wife and I where very pleased with the tour. The food was great as where the tour leaders.
Review by Hekka2 months ago
Great attention to details, and good value. Would schedule another trip without hesitation.
Review by Simat Burchess2 months ago
This is one of the best trips that we have ever taken. Everything about it was better than we expected. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, and our guides were super people. This is an excellent way to have an active and scenic vacation and we are very much looking forward to our next boat and biking tour.
Review by Ioan2 months ago
The bike and boat trip from Bruges to Amsterdam was very successful for several reasons. The Gandolf is a good old boat driven very safely by his captain Hans, who, besides, is extremely kind. The script and distances were very well calibrated by the guide, Fred, an excellent and humorous guide, largely responsible for the cheerful atmosphere and much camaraderie among the tour participants. The crew, consisting of Silvia, housekeeper, Greta, leading the kitchen, Paulo, the sailor and the captain's wife, were extremely competent and friendly. Despite a simple interior and no luxuries, the boat accommodated us very well. I would just suggest switching slightly heavier bike days to lighter days. And ... repair the windows of the rooms that, although very charming, let a little water drip on the precious little shelf that serves to accommodate some of our belongings. In summary, a delicious trip!
Review by Anokha2 months ago
Great trip! Crew was professional and helpful and knowledgeable. Suites were clean and spacious. Food great! Thanks!
Review by MariusMeeren Rollard3 months ago
What a fantastic way to experience Belgium and The Netherlands! Amazing staff, fabulous food, comfortable accommodations. Highly recommended.
Review by Simtec Braganza3 months ago
This was my 4th bike/barge trip and it was the best in every aspect. The Quo Vadis was the nicest barge with the biggest bedrooms and baths.The guides and crew were personable and very helpful. The ride along the Moselle was breathtaking. Thank you for a great trip all around.
Review by Dirar3 months ago
Fabulous trip, excellent staff and very comfortable accommodations.
Review by Attain Hathcock3 months ago
We have been on one previous Bike and Boat tour (Amsterdam to Bruges) and we liked it so much we signed up for this tour. The biking was great that the MS Bordeaux was very comfortable. There were many more passengers on this trip, but we still got to make new friendships. My only comment is that Bike and Boat did not give us pre-departure information and in particular did not let us know how to download the bicycle route map on maps.me--I had too get all that information from another passenger. Unlike our other trip, there were no cultural, historic, or travel presentations about Bordeaux during the trip. I got all of my information for at Eye Witness Travel Guide.
Review by BilverSolts3 months ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent Iron Gates Danube Boat Bike Tour. The staff and crew went out of their way to make everything work, and we enjoyed every minute.
Review by Bitsy3 months ago
Awesome trip. Terrific guides & crew and not to forget the other wonderful guests we enjoyed the trip with. This was our third Bike & Boat trip and all three were just as great! Looking forward to a fourth trip in the future.
Review by Ganek Rowasinski Derrow3 months ago
The tour was wonderfull, the crew couldn't be better! They really worked like a team! The food was delicious.
A few points of attention:
make just one walking-line during the breakfast buffet
the life musician played all evenings the same repertoire, he could bring more variation in his music.
Review by GlobALElit Derrow3 months ago
Your group was wonderful. If only you could have controlled the weather. Lol.
Review by Taxia Szwejbka3 months ago
The guides, especially Caterina, were outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. She had to go back quite a long way to look for my iPhone which I had placed in someone else's bike backpack.
Shes a very big asset to your company.
Review by Peddle3 months ago
Review by Owbray3 months ago
Antonella was a great guide and food on board was excellent thanks to Barbara and Sylvia. Wonderful trip.
Review by Nieminen Arbid3 months ago
This was my third bike-barge vacation. I like the longer, 2 week trips. There is more time to make friendships. This boat, the Fleur, had the nicest bathrooms yet, with a separate glass shower enclosure rather than a curtain in the middle of the bathroom. Lots of big windows in the lounge and dining room to see the scenery. Quality step-through bikes in good repair. i liked the variety of cycling route options, with a nice mix of very easy paths and some hills. If you can cycle 25k at home, then you can do this trip!
Review by Cinom3 months ago
Fun tour and friendly crew provide a great journey in Netherlands.
Review by Ajkj Pumphtey3 months ago
An excellent holiday even in the rain. The crew were extremely helpful and worked really well together. Everything appeared to have been organised with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency to give us a superb holiday. Thank you.
Review by CaroleLytle Rakatau4 months ago
The Saarburg to Koblenz boat bike trip was the second for my wife and me, since we enjoyed the first (a tulip tour in The Netherlands in April 2018) so much. This October 2019 trip included beautiful fall color along the river valley ... both from trees and the vineyards. On our first trip (on the Sarah) we were on a smaller boat with 10 cabins, six of which were occupied by other people from the United States (like us). Much to our surprise, although the Patria is a much bigger boat with 33 cabins, we were the only Americans aboard ... and we only speak English. However the other passengers (mainly German with some from Denmark, Sweden, and Australia) made us feel right at home. Good food, new friends, amazing views ... we loved it. I suppose the best recommendation is that now we are looking to find another boat bike trip that will be as good!
Review by Magan Soborowski4 months ago
We had an amazing time on the Bordeaux. The staff were very accommodating and provided exceptional friendly and professional service. The accommodation was reasonable (bit of a small cabin but sufficient and comfortable considering we were on a barge), the bike tour was lots of fun and the meals were plentiful and delicious. Alex (tour guide and wine expert) provided invaluable nightly insights and though our GPS was challenging to use (we chose self guiding), we were able to find our way around the various daily programmed excursions and sites.
Review by Londondel4 months ago
We had a great trip experience again with our tour Bruges to Amsterdam on the Magnifique III ( our second trip) . The staff were great , very thoughtful and accommodating. Ingeborg was always "on" and her attention to detail was outstanding. Bas, our chef, managed to create just what we needed after a day on the bikes. The captain and crew looked after us very well dealing with our bike and and some unscheduled boarding.
WE travelled both with the guide's groups and independently and found the GPS guide to be very good. Our guides were great and broke us into either a slower/shorter or longer/faster group.
Looking forward to our next trip with Boat Bike Tours