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  • Irena Palosak Vrsalovic Tour Leader

    Irena Palosek Vrsalovic

    Irena was born in Split, Croatia. She has a degree in Marine Biology. After university, she worked in Bosnia as a liaison officer for the Royal Canadian Regiment visiting villages with the UN forces translating conversations between military forces and… Read full article

  • Attila dalla Palma

    Born in Predazzo, in the heart of the Dolomites, Attila has travelled across Italy for most of his childhood while following his parents in their work as sport reportage journalists. That imprinting gave him the great opportunity to discover the… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Wassim Chouakria

    Wassim Chouakria

    Wassim was born in the beautiful city of Annaba, Algeria, and spent his childhood there. After he learned to walk on his own two feet, he moved to France to finish his computer science studies. He settled down in the… Read full article

  • Tour leader Sonia Guillemette

    Sonia Guillemette

    Sonia left her native Quebec to discover the world in 1996, starting with a few months in Honduras to learn Spanish. She also lived in Cameroon and French Guiana while working as a flight attendant. In 2002, she decided to… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Sebastiano Peyronel

    Sebastiano Peyronel

    Before leading tours with ExperiencePlus!, Sebastiano worked for mountain bike associations and as a bicycle mechanic. He lives in Piedmont close to Torino and is passionate about nature and alpine environments which he explores by hiking, climbing and skiing.  Sebastiona is passionate about… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Panos Paraskevopoulos

    Panos Paraskevopoulos

    Panos was born in New York and moved with his family at a very young age to Greece where he learned to appreciate, and developed a passion for, nature. Panos earned his undergraduate degree in marketing management and has worked in… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Nicolai Baun Ruiz

    Nicolai Baun Ruiz

    He has always been a very active person. He works as a ski instructor and bike guide. He trains almost daily for endurance (ski touring, trail running, mountain biking or road biking), enjoy photography and filmmaking, and love to travel.… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Melanie Chilesotti

    Melanie Chilesotti

    Melanie was born and raised near Venice in the city of Padua. She fell in love with cycling at age 21 when she decided to pedal across Italy from her town in the north all the way south to Sicily.… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Martina Safarikova

    Martina Safarikova

    Martina was born in Czech Republic in Prague, where she graduated in sport management studies. A professional sports instructor, Martina dedicates her time to skiing, snowboarding, climbing and biking, which allows her to connect her hobby with simultaneously working and… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Lucio Gnai

    Lucio Gnai

    Lucio was born in southern Italy, in one of the small towns of Apulia in the Lecce area. He studied and lived in Bologna, where he developed a love for poetry, geography and pedals. He is a passionate cycle mechanic in… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Justin Wuycheck

    Justin Wuycheck

    Justin got into leading cycling tours in 2007 because he wanted to be paid to ride his bike. From 2004 until 2013, Justin immersed himself in French culture, cuisine and cols (mountain passes), before trading that in for the ’rounder’… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Jessica Brenzikofer

    Jessica Brenzikofer

    Jessica found out about leading tours while she was on a self-guided tour herself. Now she shares her passion for cycling with everyone she encounters, whether on tour or back at home. Jessica lives in Basel, Switzerland, where she is… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Ivan Mercier

    Ivan Mercier

    Ivan was born in northeastern France where his parents introduced him to cycling and hiking. He earned a business degree but his passion for adventure won out. He has extensively travelled the world and has led tours in South America,… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Ilaria Zinzani

    Ilaria Zinzani

    Ilaria started leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2013, after she moved back from Berlin to her hometown of Faenza, where the ExperiencePlus! European headquarters is located. Ilaria is a full time yoga teacher, passionate traveler, love of India, and since 2017 she… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Ignacio Sierra Fernandez

    Ignacio Sierra Fernandez

    He loves nature, mountains, and bicycles. When not leading tours, he works as a photographer and filmmaker. He makes the best sangria of all the ExperiencePlus staff.  Read full article

  • Tour Leader Giannis Adamoudis

    Giannis Adamoudis

    Giannis started leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2022. He is also a kitesurf and snowboard instructor. In his free time he rides his mountain bike and enjoys the outdoors with his dogs. Giannis lives in Greece and travels far and wide.  Read full article

  • Tour Leader Gian Cavini

    Gian Cavini

    In deep love with art, food nature and the outdoors.   Read full article

  • Felix Tandler

    Felix started leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2019. He is a passionate cyclist, connecting personal athletic challenges to travelling and getting around, or just riding up and down his beloved hills of Tuscany. He was born and grew up in Bavaria,… Read full article