About ExperiencePlus!

About ExperiencePlus!

Two Sisters. Ten Years Running the Family Business

ExperiencePlus! was founded in 1972 by Rick and Paola Malpezzi-Price and their daughters, Monica and Maria Elena, grew up with the business. As children, the two joined their parents on... Read More »

Passau, Germany phot courtesy of Wikipedia

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A Day On Tour With ExperiencePlus!

A Day On Tour With ExperiencePlus! Michael and Therese from HITravelTales.com joined ExperiencePlus! this summer. They shared a few of the many photos and videos they took while Bicycling the Danube... Read More »

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Tour Leader Lisa Merighi’s Take on Travel and Culture

Sharing Culture An Interview with Tour Leader Lisa Merighi Upon meeting Italian tour leader Lisa Merighi you’ll quickly learn she is a well-traveled woman of strong character. She has cycled... Read More »

Bicycle Tours in Europe

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Pointed In the Right Direction: A History of Chalk Arrows

Guided Independence A History of ExperiencePlus!’s Chalk Arrows In 1985, a group of eight cyclists in Vinci, Italy sat around after dinner. Their tour with ExperiencePlus! (then called Italian Specialty... Read More »

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Why We Travel

Why We Travel … The conversation surrounding why we travel and what happens along the way is no new concept.  One motivation that has recently surfaced to the forefront of... Read More »

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Adventures With Tour Leaders: Off Season

Adventures With Tour Leaders: Off Season Endeavors If you strike up a conversation with any of our tour leaders,  you’ll immediately note that these bicycle-loving travelers are dynamic individuals who... Read More »

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The Chalk Arrow Advantage

The Chalk Arrow Advantage Our time-tested navigation tool – how it all started In the era of limitless navigation devices (Smartphone, GPS, good ‘old fashioned’ maps), ExperiencePlus! simplifies complex routes... Read More »

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Giving back in 2016

Committed to our Community We believe in giving back! From Forli, Italy, to Fort Collins, Colorado – or wherever we find ourselves pedaling – we’re always looking for ways to... Read More »

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New Video! The Story Behind ExperiencePlus!

Two Generations, One Passion for Bicycle Travel Meet the family and learn about their passion for bicycle travel Rick Price and Paola Malpezzi Price led their first bicycle tour across... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Personal “Pluses” Bicycling Verdant Umbria:...

Personal “Pluses” On Bicycling Verdant Umbria: Saint Francis of Assisi ExperiencePlus! Traveler Shares Her Tale From Tour ExperiencePlus! rider Viola Canales has been on a number of tours with ExperiencePlus!... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Travel Stories

Our S.A.T.T. Winner’s Report On Bicycling Umbria!

She Went, She Saw, She Cycled Q&A with S.A.T.T winner Elissa Pitts Elissa Pitts was one of our two, 2016 Send a Teacher Traveling (S.A.T.T) award winners. This summer she cycled... Read More »

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: France,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Travel Stories

Seeking Supper: Adventures in Sète

New Friends And Local Favorites ExperiencePlus! Riders Find The Perfect Dinner Though it may sound counter intuitive, one of the most important elements of tour design and pre-trip planning is making... Read More »

Giovanni Valetti and crew

About ExperiencePlus!,  Destinations: Italy

The Surprising Life of Tour Leader Gabriele Monaco

Gabriele Monaco – Film Maker, Tour Leader, History Buff Q & A with Gabriele about his film Valetti – The Forgotten Hero When Gabriele Monaco isn’t leading ExperiencePlus! bicycle tours... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!,  News

Our 2016 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winners!

Meet Our Winners Q & A with ExperiencePlus! 2016 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winners Each year, as we review applications for our Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T), we... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Hiring Event for Tour Leaders

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The Secret To Our Success

The Secret to Our Success BEHIND THE SCENES AT AN EXPERIENCEPLUS! TOUR LEADER HIRING EVENT People often ask how we keep such a high rate of return customers. We’ve grown... Read More »

Cycle Tours France

Destinations: France,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

My First Bike Tour

My First Bike Tour  Conquering Fear and Finding Bliss Last fall, with no bike travel experience or real training to speak of, I went on my first guided cycling tour.... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Travel Stories

Norie Quintos Cycles The Dordogne

Reflections On A Bike Tour Of The Dordogne Q & A With Norie Quintos Norie Quintos is an Editor at Large at Nat Geo Travel Media, as well as a... Read More »

Cate Dollard winner of ExperiencePlus!'s S.A.T.T winner and her Inven Team

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The Gift of Giving

2015 Send A Teacher Traveling: The ExperiencePlus! Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T.)  program recognizes outstanding K – 12 public school teachers throughout the United States by encouraging teachers to participate... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! arrow along Spain's Camino de Santiago

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The ExperiencePlus! Chalk Arrow Advantage

Just Follow the Arrows The unmistakable ExperiencePlus! chalk arrow is the primary tool for providing guided independence for all riders. These arrows serve as a personal navigation beacon and are... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!,  Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Juan Pablo Mansilla

Meet Your Tour Leader Q & A with Juan Pablo Mansilla Juan Pablo or “Jata” has been leading ExperiencePlus! tours in Chile and Argentina since 2005. He was born and... Read More »

Mary Kay on the Camino de Santiago

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Spain

One Pilgrim’s Way

You’re doing what? Why on earth….? You’re walking how far? By yourself? How long will that take you? Are you crazy? Do you speak any Spanish? Some of these questions... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Michela Bresciani climbing in the mountains above Lake Garda

About ExperiencePlus!,  Destinations: Italy

Meet Your Tour Leaders – Michela Bresciani

Michela began leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2012.  She has an amazing variety of interests and though she is quite an accomplished athlete she prefers to gauge her accomplishments today... Read More »

Rick Price - Santa stops by the Fort Collins, CO office

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17 Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for the cyclists or traveler in your life? Our staff in Italy and the USA are here to help with 17 gift giving ideas. The... Read More »

Bicycling in Austria and Slovenia with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations: Austria,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Slovenia

Enjoying the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia

Eastern Austria is less frequented by Americans than, say, Vienna or Salzburg. But while it cannot rival the historic and cultural significance of those three-star attractions, it can certainly hold... Read More »

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