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  • ExperiencePlus customers on Costa Brava Bike Tour

    Travel with Friends

    One of the greatest joys of traveling by bike is not only making friends along the way, but having those friends turn into lifelong travel companions. Many an EP tour is composed of folks who fit this description. Some prefer… Read full article

  • 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 Verdant Umbria Plus! Todi and Orvieto and we thought we’d… Read full article

  • 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 space for spontaneous exploration and discovery. After all, it is sometimes… Read full article

  • ExperiencePlus! Traveler John Owen Paints Provence

    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 Washington.  He and his wife Joan Andersen also like to… Read full article

  • Cycle Tours France

    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. It was my husband’s enthusiastic “bike touring conversion” that started… Read full article

  • 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 content strategist advising destinations and travel companies. This is her… Read full article

  • Tour leader Loic Tyberghein and Minnie in Sicily

    2015 ExperiencePlus! – A Year in Pictures

    Check out our Instagram page for a photo celebration of discovery, travel and good friends! A fun look back at a year filled with cycling, learning, eating, and levitating. Our tour leaders and travelers posted live updates from our tours in… Read full article

  • Mary Kay on the Camino de Santiago

    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 came from friends and family, some came from me. I… Read full article

  • 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 its own as a place of great beauty and comfortable… Read full article

  • Guy Lothian in Catalonia with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

    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 May 2014 ExperiencePlus! ride along the Costa Brava in Catalonia,… Read full article

  • Florence photo by ExperiecnePlus! traveler Jacquie Malanga

    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 we’d check in and see how her trip went, and… Read full article

  • If I Only Had A Brain – by Dennis Globus

    A few months back I received an email from a longtime traveler of ours who asked if someone at our office would be willing to review his new self-published book for our newsletter. Having had a few interactions with the… Read full article

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

    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 and fun, the scenery was varied and beautiful, the food… Read full article

  • 2014 ExperiencePlus! SATT Winner and her class

    2014 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winner

    ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is very pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winner –  Jacqueline Malanga! What were your first thoughts when you received Maria Elena’s email declaring you the winner of the 2014 SATT… Read full article

  • Jim and Sari on their ExperiencePlus! tandem in Spain

    Confessions of a Tandem Cyclist

    Jim and Sari Rosokoff live in Glastonbury, CT, a suburb of Hartford.  Three years ago, Jim retired after 32 years as a solo dermatologist, after being inspired by other retired ExperiencePlus! cyclists.  Sari retired 6 months later after closing the… Read full article

  • Gary cycling in Provence

    ExperiencePlus! Traveler Gary Faris

    This month we check in with ExperiencePlus! traveler Gary Faris.  Gary has lived in Ft Collins, Colorado since 1974 and retired in April 2012.  One of his projects caught our attention: with his daughters he set up an endowment to… Read full article

  • ExperiencePlus! traveler Shirley Mangione skydiving.

    Traveler’s Stories: Shirley Mangione

    Shirley Mangione has done an ExperiencePlus! cycling trip each year since 2010 and in 2013 she will do two including Catalonia’s Costa Brava in Spain and Puglia in southern Italy. One of the most impressive things about Shirley is that… Read full article

  • ExperiencePlus! S.A.T.T. winner Kelly's 1st grade class.

    2013 Send A Teacher Traveling Winner

    ExperiencePlus! is very pleased to announce that Kelly Barofsky a 1st grade teacher from Prospect Elementary School in Clarendon Hills, Illinois is our 2013 Send A Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T.) winner. Kelly wowed us with her enthusiasm and passion for… Read full article