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11 Sep 2018

Ms Helen Eadie

Enjoyable Cycling Holiday Enjoyed the trip. The barge was well appointed and the cabin’s quite spacious. The food was very good, especially the international menus, and catered for all tastes. Although I found some of the longer trips taxing, I completed them all with relatively few aches and pains.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 13 Sep 2018

Thanks very much for your review. Team Boat Bike Tours.

10 Sep 2018

Theodore and Constance Ning

great choice. small group (15). excellent food. great crew. great guide.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 11 Sep 2018

thanks very much for your review. Team Boat Bike Tours.

4 Sep 2018

Two very satisfied Aussies!! We'll be back!!!

Lena Maria is just fantastic. Klaas (our guide) is just the best!! Lars is an absolute Master Chef!! Cabins lovely and clean!! Thoroughly recommend!! E-bike make the bike riding so much more relaxing! !

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 6 Sep 2018

thanks very much for your loving words! Team Boat Bike Tours.

3 Sep 2018

John and Charlene Janssen

We loved the boat Lena Maria and the crew (Conny, Robin, Lars, and Klaas). The food was outstanding. It was rated as easy (level 1) but turned out to be moderate. Changes had to be made because of low canal/water levels, and that was understandable – as a result, there was only 1 choice of route each day, and some were more km than anticipated.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 4 Sep 2018

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10 Jul 2018

Eleanor & Charles

We took the Hanseatic Tour on the Gandalf. It was like being among family – small, intimate yet room for privacy if wanted. The staff were helpful and capable: the cook was off for the week and Captain Hans Petrus prepared most of the meals. Our tour guide was terrific – the cycling pace was manageable in spite of our ages and his knowledge of Holland, past and present, made for interesting days.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 12 Jul 2018

Thanks very much for your review! Team Boat Bike Tours.

10 Jul 2018

Rani Wilder

Everything went like clockwork in a very relaxed way! Our small group of 14 might have been the reason. The dinners were top notch and special every day. Breakfasts and our boxed lunch systems were very good too. It gave us needed calories for pushing the heavy bikes and the selection was large and perfect for the varied tastes. We wished the bikes were lighter and the seats were more comfortable. I am short so I felt the handlebars were too high and couldn’t be adjusted. We observed that e bikes make riding a different experience for some of us with regular bikes. We liked the shorter options which were perfect to view the forest, water, animal and tourist sights. Our bike tour leader Thomas was well organized and always had good advice. He was very encouraging and knowledgeable and kept us moving safely with planned rest stops. We enjoyed our conversations with him. Everyone on the boat crew was wonderful too and made our week very enjoyable. Chef Lars’ passion for cooking was fully evident in the delicious and varied creations every night! All in all, a fantastic experience! Our first boat and bike trip! Thank you for making these trips available.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 12 Jul 2018

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3 Jul 2018

Dave Musselwhite

We have just completed the Hanseatic Tour on the Gandalf between June 23 and 30th. We can say, without reservation, that this was a fantastic tour and would recommend to anybody who wants to experience the real Netherlands. The guide, Fred, was excellent and very knowledgeable of the area. The Gandalf was a home away from home with great crew, accomodation, and absolutely amazing food. This is our second tour with Boat Bike Tours and certainly won’t be the last. Dave and Christina Musselwhite ( Canada )

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 5 Jul 2018

Dear Dave and Christina, thanks very much for your review, written in Canada! We are very happy you enjoyed your time on board the Gandalf. We will send your loving words forward to the guide Fred and the crew of the ship. Hope to welcome you again. Team Boat Bike Tours.

3 Jul 2018

Mss. Anne und Mrs. Mark Gardner

1) it should be made clear that the shorter route option is unguided 2) Food and boat excellent 3)would have appreciated more history of Hanseatic towns in English. We were in German group 4)Dining seating flexibility would be better. 4)Boat crew excellent

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 5 Jul 2018

Dear guests, thank you very much for your review about the Hanseatic tour. We will check our travel information about the self guided option. We are happy you had a good time on board the Lena Maria and were satisfied about the staff. Team Boat Bike Tours.

20 Jun 2018

Linda Disher-Hobeika

We had a wonderful trip aboard the Gandalf barge and a fantastic Hanseatic bike tour. The captain, Hans was amazing as was his crew. Terrific food and service. Our bike guide Meindert was the best- engaging, knowledgeable and did a great job leading the tour group.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 21 Jun 2018

Dear Linda, thanks for taking time to write this review. We hope we can welcome you again on board. Team Boat Bike Tours.

19 Jun 2018

Party Buma |Dhr. Evan and Mevr. Doris Heerema

My bike was in need of repair (saddle post did not stay in position). and was not adequately repaired until last day. Someone else’s bike was also in need of repair with regard to shifting.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 21 Jun 2018

Dear guests, Thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you had problems with your bike. We will contact you by e-mail. We sure hope that this experience will not keep you from sailing with us again.

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