The ExperiencePlus! Team

ExperiencePlus! has come a long way since our first tour across Italy in 1972. But we're still a family business. When our parents, Rick and Paola Malpezzi Price, set out from Forlí on their first bike tour across Italy (in fact, the name of the company then was Bike Across Italy), we could never have known where that road would lead us. Four decades later, Maria Elena Price and Monica Price, continue to craft bicycling vacations for travelers with the aim to create meannigful connections through bicycle travel with everyone they meet on the road.

ExperiencePlus! people – from our home office to overseas offices and all of our tour leaders in various countries – are as diverse as you can imagine. But here's one thing we all have in common: our passion for exploration and adventure. We are all engaged with life and outdoor activity, and we're thrilled to engage with our travelers and share what we know. 

MIX-&-MATCH!

The Owners

In 2008 Monica and Maria Elena Price bought the bicycle tour company their parents began in 1972 as Bike Across Italy. After working and cycling the world as bicycle tour leaders and as daughters of two bicycle tour pioneers and travel enthusiasts they felt it was time to follow their own passion for travel, bicycles and people. In 2011 Maria Elena and Monica were honored to be named 2 of the Top 10 Guides in the world by National Geographic Traveler.

Tour Leaders

It takes a special person to be a great tour leader. Along with an unlimited supply of energy, talent, resourcefulness, knowledge of local history and geography, and a natural sense of direction for steering you to the most entertaining café in town, we also expect our ExperiencePlus! leaders to have a sixth sense for knowing when to help and when to let adventure happen naturally.

All our tour leaders are from the country you are traveling in—or they have lived there so long that even the locals have trouble distinguishing them from natives! They are all multi-lingual, creative and entertaining with a passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, people, culture and local food. Some will guide in multiple countries, below they are listed in their primary country. 

Tour Managers

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Staff

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Awards and Reviews