ExperiencePlus! Blog


  • The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior

    by Paul Strathren. Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Bill Giovinazzo. When we rode across Italy we cycled over roads and through towns that were thousands of years old, areas that have seen the rise and fall of empires, invasions by foreign… Read full article

  • Accommodations We Love – Part 5

    Cycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Piccolo Hotel La Valle is situated just outside the walls of the hilltop town of Pienza, a UNESCO Heritage Site which is also famous for its fabulous sheep cheese. You’ll reach it on day… Read full article

  • Cristina in Florida during her cross country tour in 2012

    An Italian Tour Leader Tours America

    Italian tour leader Cristina Taioli spent March traveling through Texas, Colorado and Florida visiting ExperiencePlus! alum, hosting happy hours and talking about her extensive travels throughout the world and particularly her love of cycling in Italy. She took a few… Read full article

  • 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 Chiloé trip. She uses photos with short captions to share… Read full article

  • A Virtual Day on Tour in Costa Rica

    As winter approaches we thought it a perfect time to inspire you with a virtual day tour through tropical Costa Rica. ExperiencePlus!  has four tours and numerous departure dates to ensure that you have a week or two of warm… Read full article

  • The Italians by Luigi Barzini

    Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Traveler Bill Giovinazzo. I know there is a God. I know that he/she is good, kind, and loving. There is no doubt in my mind about this fact. How do I know? Only a good, kind, loving… Read full article

  • Soufflé of Parmesan Cheese

    Sformato di Parmigiano or Soufflé of Parmesan Cheese We often receive requests from customers who have eaten something fabulous on tour and are hopeful that we can find or have a recipe for them. A recent example is a Parmesan… 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

  • National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime

    ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is very proud to announce that our bicycle tour: Cycling the Camino de Santiago: Roncesvalles to Santiago in Spain has been recognized as one of National Geographic Traveler’s, “Tours of a Lifetime”! ExperiencePlus! has been offering this… Read full article

  • From Paola’s Kitchen: Cold Borscht Soup

    When Rick and I were in Poland about to begin our Krakow to Budapest bike tour in 2009 I tasted a delicious borscht soup. This recipe reminds me of that soup, although my memory may be faulty after a year!… 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

  • Safe Cycling is Smart Cycling

    The League of American Bicyclists is the nation’s premier bicycle advocacy group which, over the last forty years, has developed THE national standard in bicycle safety education. It is unfortunate that most people learned most of what they know about… Read full article

  • Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac

    Short, simple, amusing, wistful and at times leaving you with the urge to jump on your bike, the Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac is exactly what one might expect from a little bound book with the photo of a vintage bicycle… Read full article

  • Primosten in Croatia

    Hvarska Gregada (Fish Stew)

    Hvarska Gregada or Fish Stew Here’s a recipe from our final dinner in Hvar, Croatia on our Bicycling the Islands of the Dalmatian Coast tour. It’s a traditional Dalmatian fish stew most commonly found on the island of Hvar (other… Read full article