Italy

The Dolomites

Destinations: Italy

11 Things I Love About Bicycling Venice and the Dolomites

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Gabriel Donati Looking for a bicycle ride that crosses cultural and geographical regions? Where you’ll see a radical change in scenery from the first to the last day?  A... Read More »

La Rotonda di San Lorenzo

Destinations: Italy

The Secrets of Mantua by Enrico Dal Monte

There are many splendid and evocative places in Italy as authors from all over the world have described throughout the centuries.  There is one pearl in the middle of northern... Read More »

Certified experts in gelato!

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy

Culinary Delights Tour Hits the Gelato Lab

The 8 and 11 day ExperiencePlus! Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights tours feature a visit to the lab at the Carpigiani Gelato Museum and University, a fabulous opportunity to study an... Read More »

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: France,  Destinations: Italy

A Taste of Aphrodisiac Diamonds on Tour

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Pia de Richemont What did Marilyn Monroe, Mussolini and President Truman have in common? Fame? Certainly. Insomnia? Quite likely. But the three of them also shared... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Cyclist Seeks Puglian Cheese and Curious Cows

Selecting a bonus “theme” to take with me on my ExperiencePlus! cycling trips has always enhanced my excitement and sense of discovery about an area. When I found out I... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Discover a Whole New Tuscany

We have a secret to share — there is a little corner of Tuscany that has remained undiscovered where the bicycling is fantastic, far gentler than in the rest of... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Bicycling the Italian Lakes

Several years ago a friend gave me a fridge magnet featuring the Madonna del Ghisallo – the Patron Saint of Bicyclist. I was thrilled and immediately affixed the magnet to... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy

By ExperiencePlus! traveler Tamsen Granger I just got back from the ExperiencePlus! 40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy Tour – Pisa to Venice- what a trip! It was 12 days of... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

A Healing Journey

By ExperiencePlus! Traveler Sally LaVenture Our dream had been to ride bikes through the Italian countryside on my 60th birthday. But life got in the way, or really I should... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

How I Bicycled Across Italy In 12 Days

By ExperiencePlus! traveler JR Meda June 11: My wife, Cheri and I had waited a year to finally fly from Denver to Frankfurt, Germany on the 1st segment of our... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Adventures in Tuscany

June Wheeler and her partner Peter Herzog hail from the flatlands of Minnesota and completed their 7th ExperiencePlus! tour, Bicycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Plus! Florence in September 2011. ... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Simplicity In Italy

Photographer Rebecca Brown is not a cyclist, but was excited to accompany her dad on our 2011 Cycling Coastal Tuscany and made the most of her opportunity to capture the... Read More »

Pasta making demonstration.

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

New Culinary and Cycling Tour in Italy

If we’ve learned one thing at ExperiencePlus! over the past forty years it is that our cyclists love to eat.  So it was no surprise in 1991 when a group... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! founder Rick Price with Lake Como in Italy

Destinations: Italy

Exciting Cycling Opportunities in the Italian Lakes

Tell your friends that you are going bicycling in the “Lake District” and most of them will think of England and the romantic English poets like Coleridge and Wordsworth.  But... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

40th Anniversary Bicycle Tour of Italy

Back in 1972 ExperiencePlus! offered the first-ever commercial bicycle tour in Italy and on June 6 – 17, 2012 we invite you to help us celebrate our 40-year anniversary with... Read More »

Veneto and the Dolomites with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Bicycling Italy’s Veneto and the Dolomites –...

Each year at least one or two of our travelers registers for a bicycling trip that they’ve done previously. With so many places in the world to bicycle, we wonder,... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

The Geography of Uniting Italy: 1860 through 1871

As we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification by bicycling from Marsala, Sicily to Turin in Italy’s Piedmont, the actual 15oth anniversary came and went on March... Read More »

Photo byExperiencePlus! Traveler John Clevenger

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

Per la Cena or What’s for Dinner?

An interview with Bea Tassinari who coordinates meals on ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours in Italy. Bea can you tell us a little about the process of deciding what’s for dinner on... Read More »

Destinations: France,  Destinations: Italy

Bicycling the Mediterranean: Corsica and Sardinia

The Mediterranean is one of the world’s most attractive vacation destinations, and its islands are renowned to be amongst the finest bicycling locations on the planet. In fact two of... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Bicycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Plus …

Wanting to share some of the best of Italy, the ExperiencePlus! Italian tour leaders and I desired to develop a cycling tour that would combine the most exciting areas of... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

The Italia 150 ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Ride

Covers the Length of Italy While Italians may continue to bicker over whether Giuseppe Garibaldi made a huge mistake 150 years ago in uniting the South of Italy with the... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Bicycle through History in Sicily in Preparation for …

Sicily looms large in the minds of Americans when they think of Italy because this, the largest island in the Mediterranean region, sent something like a million and a half... Read More »

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy

Cycling and Eating through the Piedmont Region of Italy

When people ask me what my favorite bike tour in Italy is, I always say Venice to Florence or Venice to Pisa because I think it is such a great... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Bicycling Italy with Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell

Bicycling Italy with Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell: The Earliest American Bicycle Tourists in Italy in 1884? In late June of 1884 Joseph Pennell and his bride, Elizabeth Robins, set... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Emilia Romagna at 19 Km Per Hour

Since coming home last month (May 2007) from the Venice to Pisa ride with ExperiencePlus!, I’ve been telling all my friends it was the best vacation I have ever had. ... Read More »

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