Bike Tour Reviews  page 6

  • Danube Family Tour
    (4/5) Rebecca Hengemuhle 4 weeks ago

    Such an adventurous way to explore Austria

    · Danube Family Tour 7 Nights

    We loved this bike tour and it was a great adventure for our family to explore Austria. Biketours was easy to work with and the local operator was helpful. We loved the hospitality at our hotels (except one). Our first night in Linz was wonderful and the museum electronica was amazing. The stay on the farm/ cideria Hotel Moser was such a highlight and was super family friendly. Our boys loved the soccer pitch and food. Maria Taferl was absolutely stunning but an epic ascent that most kids / adults without an e-bike won’t be able to do. There is a bike shuttle option up though. Durnstein was great and we enjoyed a day off to explore the town/ ruins/ pool. The ferry provided a different view of the Danube but probably wasn’t necessary as it didn’t save us too many kms. Tulln was okay with our half board dinner at a separate Greek restaurant (which was delicious) and in a different hotel from where we checked in and had breakfast. The staff at the Hotel Austria were incredibly helpful and helped us come up with a good itinerary and travel plans through Vienna. The Danube cycle path isn’t always on a separate bike road which made it a little more nerve wracking with kids but our kids soon learned good road etiquette and safety. The app/ guide book was good but we still needed our own gps to get to our hotels. I would recommend the half board option and extra night in Vienna. We all really loved this adventure. The scenery, food and hospitality through Austria was incredible.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    1
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    Austria, Germany
    • 4/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 3/5 Ease of navigation
    • 3/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
  • Bike to the best of Bilbao
    (5/5) Greg Stoyles 4 weeks ago

    Brilliant day out

    · Bilbao Central E-Bike Tour

    Roberto was a great guide. The best way to see a snapshot of the city. The E bikes were easy to use. A beautiful spot to visit.

  • (5/5) Pedro Carlisle 4 weeks ago

    Beginner trip

    · Amsterdam to Bruges: Cycling through South Holland and Zeeland

    Great bikes and support from Tulip cycling, excellent routes and sightseeing. Hotels were all fine save for Martins in Bruges which I would not recommend, and out of character with rest. All in all a great trip

    Countries included in this tour?
    Belgium, Holland
  • Cycling the West Balkan Triangle
    (4/5) Anita Elder 4 weeks ago

    Beautiful scenery and routes!

    · Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

    I really enjoyed riding my bike through Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. The scenery was gorgeous and I made new friends. The hotels were mostly great with a couple of exceptions:
    1. No elevator at the Splendido and very difficult to carry heavy suitcase down and then back up some stairs to our room. No coffee/tea until 8:30am and then it was terrible. Their food in the evening was good, however.
    2. Hotel on the last day was not very good. The AC didn't work well and there was only one electrical outlet on the other side of the room from the bed (had to get an extension cord to plug in c-pap).

    The lunch stops during our ride were great and was more than I expected.

    The local partner needs to step up their game. Because they didn't have anyone dedicated to collect luggage each morning and deliver it to the next hotel, the ride leader and support driver had to do it. This caused long delays in starting our ride each day. We would usually be told there would be a briefing at 8:00 am, but until they ride leader and driver got to the hotel, loaded up the bags, and dealt with some other issues, it was always well after 10am before we started riding. This meant that we were riding (and doing steep climbs) in the worst heat of the day.

    The support driver, Nikola, was a sweetheart. Alex, the ride leader, was a good rider and knew the routes well, but he was rude to several of the guests.

    With a little organization and extra staff, this tour would be perfect and at a decent price.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 8-15, 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    Average
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro
    • Celebrating 25 years of marriage. (photo by Anita Elder)
    • New friends (photo by Anita Elder)
    • Nikola fixing a flat. (photo by Anita Elder)
    • 4/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 3/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
    • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • Discover the captivating city of Krakow
    (5/5) Ivan Kusovac 1 month ago

    Fun time

    · Krakow City Bike Tour

    Our guide was fantastic—a proud local with fascinating stories and insider tips about the city. Biking was easy, and our group was small enough to navigate the city effortlessly.

    •  (photo by Ivan Kusovac)
    •  (photo by Ivan Kusovac)
    •  (photo by Ivan Kusovac)
  • Danube Bike Path
    (4/5) CHRISTOPHER DRAIKIWICZ 1 month ago

    Great trip

    · Danube Bike Path 7 Nights (Classic)

    Biking through the countryside was a great way to experience Austria. I hope to do another bike trip again. However I wish that the operator provided helmets, we instead purchased them in Passau before starting biking.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    1
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    Austria, Germany
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • South Dalmatia
    (5/5) Cheryl Terrana 1 month ago

    Excellent trip and better than expected!

    · · South Dalmatia Bike/E-bike and Boat, Magellan

    We had a wonderful time on our visit to the Croatian Islands. The biking was wonderful and gave us a good overview of the islands with beautiful views. The islands were better than we anticipated and absolutely beautiful. The accommodations were comfortable and the boat was well maintained. The crew on the boat was exceptional, and the chef was very accommodating to the four vegans on board. He created special meals for us that were consistent with the theme, but we’re also meeting our needs and absolutely delicious. We cannot say enough about our guides, Luka and Luka. What a delightful pair of young men. Very attentive during the rides and their classes on how to speak Croatian were hysterical. They were able to add in special sights and stops that were most appreciated. Also their sing-along on our final night. - what a fun time and great way to end the trip!

    Countries included in this tour?
    Croatia
  • Connemara Lazy Days
    (5/5) Nicole Thomas 1 month ago

    Wonderful trip !

    · Connemara Lazy Days Cycling

    Really enjoyed the trip and Connemara Adventures was amazing! Very helpful and responsive. The first day was quite the challenge but beautiful and we stayed at lovely accommodations! My boys said they felt like princes at Renvyle House Hotel and Resort because they staff was so welcoming.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    This was my first. It was unguided I accidentally hit wrong button above
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    Ireland
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • Reach new heights in the hills of Lisbon
    (5/5) Tamara NESTUK 1 month ago

    Great tour

    · Hills of Lisbon E-Bike Tour

    William was awesome! Great way to see Lisbon. Would definitely recommend to friends

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 24
    How many tours have you completed?
    1
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • Three Lakes Tour
    (4/5) Brooke Bushman 1 month ago

    A fun trip

    · Three Lakes Tour: From Geneva to Annecy

    We enjoyed this trip but it was not our favorite tour we’ve done. We had a few minor issues with the e-bikes and in general did not like them as well as e-bikes we’ve had before. We messaged the operator about one of the issues while there and never got a reply. We paid for upgraded hotels and overall were pretty disappointed with the quality of them. We especially did not like the hotel in Saint Helene. The countryside was beautiful and it was a great route.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    2
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    France, Switzerland
    • 3/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 3/5 Hotels or boat
    • 4/5 Scenery
    • 3/5 Ease of navigation
    • 3/5 Tour documents
    • 2/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
  • Enchanting Cyclades and Saronic Islands
    (5/5) Carolyn Clubine 1 month ago

    Eclectic Greece experience

    · · Enchanting Cyclades and Saronic Islands

    What a great way to see this beautiful country. The Erato crew provided us with a one of a kind holiday experience. Great food , accommodations on board and a wonderful tour of some special gems on the islands. Our guide was exceptionally attentive and so very knowledgeable

    Countries included in this tour?
    Greece
    • Meals on board beautifully presented (photo by Carolyn Clubine)
    • New friends (photo by Carolyn Clubine)
    • Villages and small towns (photo by Carolyn Clubine)
    • Cycling site seeing is the best kind (photo by Carolyn Clubine)
  • Reach new heights in the hills of Lisbon
    (5/5) Peter Queally 1 month ago

    Relaxed, fun and educational

    · Hills of Lisbon E-Bike Tour

    Joao was a book of knowledge and spoke incredibly well! Electric bikes made getting around very easy and the route was insightful.

  • Loire a Velo
    (5/5) Mylen Huggins 1 month ago

    Great family bike trip

    · Loire a Velo: Orleans to the Atlantic

    Our trip was from Orleans to Tours, 4 total days of great biking, seeing the country side and visiting small villages. Biketours made it easy for us to navigate our route, sights and hotels. Having great information about the trip prior to our arrival and at our arrival was very organized. It was worth it to get the castle tour and dinner package. We would use Biketours again.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 9-14
    How many tours have you completed?
    0
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat easier
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    France
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • Enchanting Cyclades and Saronic Islands
    (4/5) Sandra Spekman 1 month ago

    Fun bicycle trip in Greece

    · · Enchanting Cyclades and Saronic Islands

    Our guide was terrific! I'd give him a 10 out of 10. There were problems on the boat (Erato). 1) Shower door wouldn't close.
    2) Light over bed didn't work. 3) There was moisture from the air conditioning unit made all of the clothes in this closet drenched every night. 4) The air conditioner in our room barely worked. We would wake up to a sweat because it was very hot in our room.
    We were given some wrong information: We were told to bring a beach towel. They had beach towels onboard. We were told to bring soap and shampoo. They had soap and shampoo onboard.

    Countries included in this tour?
    Greece
    • Erato (photo by Sandra Spekman)
    • Our group of 11 riders (photo by Sandra Spekman)
  • French Alpes Tour
    (5/5) Alexander Sandor 1 month ago

    Wonderful trip

    · French Alpes Tour: Alpes and Ventoux

    This was a challenging but highly rewarding trip. The food and hotels were excellent and contributed to our success on the bikes.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 2024
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    France
    • 4/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 3/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • Bike Paths of the Dolomites
    (5/5) Elizabeth Brehaut 1 month ago

    Good weather, amazing Dolomites

    · Bicycle Paths of the Dolomites (based in one hotel)

    Based at a friendly family hotel where we were served bountiful delicious food prepared from local products, we were able to enjoy each days ride with energy and enthusiasm. Our bikes were comfortable and reliable. We appreciated the app to keep on track and to be alerted to places of interest to visit and to get to know the areas we visited. The locals were welcoming too.
    The rides provided enough challenge for us without e-support although we could choose level of difficulty with the variations offered.
    A great week in the South Tyrol valleys and meadows.

    Countries included in this tour?
    Italy
    •  (photo by Elizabeth Brehaut)
    •  (photo by Elizabeth Brehaut)
  • Dolomites to Trieste
    (5/5) Mark Lantz 1 month ago

    Beauty and culture all around

    · Dolomites to Trieste via Lake Bled at the Foot of the Julian Alps

    Amazing and beautiful trip. What a way to see the Dolomites. Loved our time in Bled. It was my 2nd trip and was every bit as good as the first.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June, 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    2
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    Italy, Slovenia, Austria
    • 41 years (photo by Mark Lantz)
    • Dolomites (photo by Mark Lantz)
    • 5/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • Rhine Bike Path
    (3/5) Lee Chestnut 1 month ago

    Great Scenery, History, and Acomommdations. Not much Support

    · Rhine Bike Path: Mainz to Cologne

    We enjoyed seeing the Rhine Valley and historic villages. Our accommodations were great and the food was great.
    Unfortunately, the Rhine was near flood stage and much of the given route was flooded. After contacting the local operator for direction, I was told to find my own route or take a train, at my own expense.
    We found our own way using Google maps and talking with other cyclists.
    The main reason I use a tour operator is to have local support when difficulties arise. We didn't receive that support.
    It seems the operator could come up with secondary routes that are safe and beautiful (which we came up with on our own) and supply them to their guests as needed.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    6
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    Countries included in this tour?
    Germany
    • BikeTours.com staff reply from jan July 18, 2024

      Thank you for sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed the Rhine Valley, our accommodations, and the food.

      We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the flooding and the delay in support from the local operator. Many local companies faced similar issues during this period, which led to the disruptions and staffing issues.

      Your feedback on having secondary routes is invaluable, and we will work on improving our services to ensure better support. We appreciate your resourcefulness in navigating the situation.

      We apologize once again and hope to serve you better in the future.

    • 3/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 2/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 2/5 Local tour company services
    • 1/5 Route selection