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Italy - Bicycling Italy

Destinations: Italy

Back and Better Than Ever: Cycling Italy’s Dolomites

Italy’s Dolomites are Calling 6 Reasons You Should Answer Trying to decide where to ride next year? We have got a few reasons for you to consider fine-tuning your photography... 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 »

Destinations: Italy

Umbria Here I Come

Orvieto, I Can’t Wait to Meet You On my way to checking one more experience off my bucket list. Umbria your green hills and lush valleys have called me back since I... Read More »

Cycling Southern Italy

Destinations: Italy

Cycling Puglia – The Secret Charms Of Southern Italy

Puglia and the Secret Charms Of Southern Italy Discover the lure of Puglia now, before it is fully “discovered.” When the rest of the world thinks of Italy, the celebrity... Read More »

Italy's Lake's District with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations: Italy

2016 Cycling Italy’s Lakes District

“And, Como! Thou, a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself,… thy chestnut woods and garden plots” as William Wordsworth wrote, seemingly breathlessly as he attempted to render his impressions... Read More »

Overlooking Florence

Destinations: Italy

Tuscany Two Ways in 2016

ExperiencePlus! has re-imagined our popular cycling tours in Tuscany. You decide what works best for you: Classic Tuscany – Cycling the Best of Southern Tuscany (Plus! Florence) OR Explore off the... Read More »

Acetaia Cavalli

Destinations: Italy

Two Delights from Italy’s Culinary Cycling Tour

Bea Tassinari has been working with ExperiencePlus! in various capacities including tour leader, country coordinator, Italian office manager since the 1990s.  She is the go to person if you have... Read More »

Destinations: France,  Destinations: Italy

Sightseer Bicycling Tours by ExperiencePlus!

At ExperiencePlus! we believe that cyclists of all ages, abilities and experience levels should have the opportunity to explore the world by bike. So this year, we’re rolling out a... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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