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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 »

ExperiencePlus! Traveler John Owen Paints Provence

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

Traveler John Owen Paints Provence

A Painter’s Cycling Journey Through Provence Q & A with ExperiencePlus! Traveler John Owens John Owen has been commuting by bicycle since 1971 when he rode to the University of... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Guy Lothian in Catalonia with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Spain

Cyclists of Spain by Guy Lothian

ExperiencePlus! traveler Guy Lothian impressed us with his talent for words and we love this ode that was inspired by “an afternoon encounter with some serious local cyclists” during the... Read More »

Florence photo by ExperiecnePlus! traveler Jacquie Malanga

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

She’s Back – The 2014 SATT Winner

Jacqueline Malanga was the winner of the 2014 Send a Teacher Traveling Award and she’s recently returned from the ExperiencePlus! Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa ride so we thought... Read More »

Starr and another rider enjoy the views in Patagonia's Lakes District with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Bicycle Patagonia: It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

By ExperiencePlus! travelers Starr and Phil Teague The Patagonia Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé bicycle trip was one of our best vacation experiences ever. The biking was challenging... Read More »

Destinations: Germany,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Bicycling Bavaria’s Back Roads

Join ExperiencePlus! this summer to Bicycle Bavaria’s Back Roads and discover a wonderful mixture of history, and the fairy tale landscapes of the brothers Grimm.  Today some of the best-preserved... 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 »

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Spain

Camino de Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago

Guy Cunningham joined ExperiencePlus! on the June 1 – 15, 2012 departure of the Camino de Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago and fortunately for all of us he kept a... Read More »

Destinations: France,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

My Trip of a Lifetime by Sally Miller

I just completed the trip of my lifetime which is more commonly known as Bicycling the Best of Provence Plus! and the Luberon and Aix tour with ExperiencePlus!. I was... 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: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

que dia es hoy – patagonia

This month we’d like to share a very entertaining blog from Hess Kim who was on the December 10 – 20, 2011, Bicycling Patagonia’s Lake District Plus! the Island of... 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 »

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: France,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Bicycling Alsace – The Inaugural Journey

After the Cycling the Vineyards of Alsace trip debut in July 2010, cyclists proclaimed that the tour had earned itself an instant place on their “best trips ever” lists because... Read More »

Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica

Destinations: Costa Rica,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Tales from the Road: Costa Rica

At ExperiencePlus! we believe that a bicycle tour should allow you the freedom to travel at your own pace and the opportunity to experience another environment and culture in your... 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 »

Destinations: Hungary,  Destinations: Poland Slovakia Hungary,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Slovenia,  Destinations: Turkey

A Cycling Journal From Eastern Europe

A Cycling Journal From Eastern Europe Customer Carol Waaser of the New York Cycle Club recounted her Eastern European adventure with our first ExpeditionPlus! (bicycling from St. Petersburg, Russia to... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

How ExperiencePlus customers met Aldo Ronconi, 1947 TdF...

Dear Rick, I happened to read the ExperiencePlus! newsletter and your review of the book on the 1949 Giro. Your mention of Aldo Ronconi reminded me of our entertaining encounter... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Bike Tour Renews Family Spirit

ExperiencePlus! Computer Specialist, Ian Wells took his family on their first ever bicycle tour with ExperiencePlus! last June. Since they weren’t exactly experienced cyclists, some members of the family were... Read More »

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