Eryl & Fred Pickworth, UK (2019):
We had a fantastic time on our ‘Bach by Bike’ trip. Our tour was led by Mareike, but it was a family event with her brother, Nicolai also cycling and helping with bike maintenance. When their mother, Elisabeth, was not cycling she was creating delicious lunches for us. Christoph, the patriarch, is an organist and conductor and a Bach expert. There is nothing about the composer that he doesn’t know. He drove the support van and appeared at every relevant point to instruct and impart his extensive knowledge, complementing Mareike’s talks.
Every evening we were treated to lovely food and accommodation.
On arriving at Leipzig, we had opted to extend our trip to include 3 concerts at the Bach festival. All were superb.
We can heartily recommend this trip and look forward to booking one of the different routes in the future.
Richard Holborow, England (2016):
“Thank you, Bach by Bike, for a wonderfully enjoyable tour, packed with interest. We have learnt so much from truly knowledgeable guides and other local experts, heard so much beautiful music and visited so many places connected with Bach. As English speakers with barely a few words of German we were made thoroughly welcome by the group; everyone made conversation with us and every stop included an explanation in English. The organisation was flawless, the hire bikes were comfortable and reliable and the hotels were comfortable. It was an excellent experience – highly recommended.”
Hidde van der Wal, Netherlands (2014):
„Our experiences with the tour? Absolutely fantastic! We had a truly wonderful time with our two guides and the traveling company. It was a pleasure travelling the German landscape (especially Thüringen) on our E-bikes and enjoying not only the company but also the sights, the guided tours either by our own two tour guides or by local guides, the food, the beer and wine and the accommodations. The E-bikes also perfectly suited our needs. We certainly would recommend to strongly advise non-trained and/or elderly participants to make use of the possibility of renting E-bikes. It makes the trip so much more enjoyable, both for yourself as well as the group with whom you can keep up when cycling. Real value for money. And highly recommended we would say. To all Bach fans. Travelling in this way with the two lady guides through Bach’s world really ads to the experience. For instance, cycling over the same path that Bach and his company did from Arnstadt to Dornheim to marry with Maria Barbara provides that special touch that really ads relief to the world that once was were Bach lived in. Especially if one then visits that church and is met by the super enthusiastic chairman of the Der Freundeskreis zur Erhaltung der Traukirche von Johann Sebastian Bach e.V. But also visiting the church library in Ohrdruf, as another example, made a great impression upon us. Also, not much to do with Bach, but the Heinrich Schütz Haus in Weißenfels was truly enjoyable. To conclude, an excellent choice for our holiday in every aspect. Highly recommended!”
Sabine d`Hont, Netherlands (2014):
“It was a fantastic trip in every sense very special. I participated in the second tour this summer. I´ve never had such wonderful holidays before! Thank you very much for that!”