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  • If Wishes Were Horses

    Cycling on the island of Corsica has been on my wish list for nearly a decade so when I learned that I would be traveling there in September to join the ExperiencePlus! Cycling Corsica – the Island of Beauty trip… Read full article

  • Catalonia’s Costa Brava an Interview with Joan Escosura

    We interviewed our Spanish tour manager and tour leader Joan Escosura about Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava Plus! Barcelona. Joan is very excited to introduce our travelers to his home region in northern Spain. What excites you the most about the… Read full article

  • Four Favorite Tour Leaders

    With the announcement of our 40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy trip we thought it the perfect time to feature a few of the tour leaders who have been with us the longest, Mario Cordero, Yorgos Paraskevopoulos, John Giebler, and Cristina… Read full article

  • Four Leaders You’ll Want to Follow

    Daniele Binaghi has been leading tours in Italy with ExperiencePlus! since 2009 and has quickly become a crowd favorite. Though there is stiff competition, his staff photo is our favorite – no it was NOT taken during an ExperiencePlus! bicycle… Read full article

  • European Staff at the ExperiencePlus! Headquarters in Italy

    Introducing New Staff and Tour Leaders

    A New Face in the U.S. Office: ExperiencePlus! is very pleased to introduce you to our new Reservations and Sales Associate Jo Baldwin. You will get to know Jo well because she’ll be handling all of your reservation information and… Read full article

  • Chile: A New Destination with a Familiar Twist

    In October 2009 I was fortunate enough to head south and help lead our inaugural bicycle tour through Chile’s wine country.  ExperiencePlus! is proud to be one of the first US bicycle touring companies to offer tours here just as… Read full article

  • 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 Sicilians emigrants to the US in the early part of… Read full article

  • Discovering Northern Argentina with Javier Lardone

    When I was asked to write about our Discover Northern Argentina bike tours, the first thing that came to my mind was: how do I begin to describe this place? If I could only use one word, undoubtedly it would… Read full article

  • Summer Couscous with Seafood

    This recipe comes from the kitchen of Paola’s nephew, Claudio Malpezzi and the staff at the Titon Restaurant in Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Some of you may be interested in the Malpezzi family background to this recipe. Claudio is the youngest… Read full article

  • 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 introduction to Italy. But, if you were to ask me… Read full article

  • Tour Sustainability and Performance Plan

    ExperiencePlus! strives to consider the environmental and social impact of what we do. Travel is a powerful tool to connect people to new cultures and environments, however if folks are not responsible travelers, we know it can also negatively impact… Read full article

  • Why I Bike – Episode 1

    ExperiencePlus! employees are passionate about bicycling so we thought we’d query them and find out exactly why they ride. Our first responses come from owners, Maria Elena and Monica. If you’d like to share why you bike we’d love to… Read full article

  • How to teach a child to ride a bicycle

    One popular lunchtime topic around the office here at ExperiencePlus! is “my first bike ride.” Rick told the story of his first day on a bike a couple months ago in our newsletter. There’s nothing like that first taste of… Read full article

  • Patagonia – A Tour Leader’s …

    As an Argentine-American who has spent life moving around the world since childhood, I am fortunate to say that I live in a truly marvelous part of the world. Bariloche, in the Patagonian Lakes District, still takes my breath away… Read full article

  • Short story suggestions for bicycling in Europe.

    Tips to prepare for your bicycling trip

    Interview with Joeann Gutowski We visited with Joeann Gutowski in our Fort Collins office before she heads to our Bicycling Through the Best of Provence tour this fall to ask about her routine and tips to prepare for her cycling… Read full article

  • Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country

    Over the years, Chile has built a reputation of development, production and exportation of fine wines.  Yet it is uncommon to hear about the fertile lands where these fine grapes grow. Join us on our bicycle tour through Chile’s wine… Read full article

  • A Day at the “Farm” the ExperiencePlus! Headquarters in Italy by Sylva Florence

    by Sylva Florence Aperitivo: espresso. Someone – half awake – spilled espresso grounds everywhere. Waking up just like the rest of us, the little black espresso machine groans and sprays a fine mist on the counter. Soon, it warms up… Read full article

  • Date With the Devil Down Under! – Julie Tours Tasmania

      Date With the Devil Down Under! The first thing that comes to mind when you mention Tasmania to most people is the Tasmanian Devil. That’s where the conversation ends because unfortunately very few of us know where Tasmania is… Read full article