Bicycle Travel

  • ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours rear rack pack.

    What’s In My Rear Rack Pack

    On every ExperiencePlus! trip we provide a rear rack pack to carry the items you’ll need during your ride.  As with any kind of packing, there is a delicate balance between bringing what you may need and overpacking.  I have… Read full article

  • 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

  • Recipe: Packing the Perfect Mid-Ride Picnic

    Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a great excuse to take a break and enjoy your surroundings.… Read full article

  • Recipe: Picnicking On a Bike Ride

    Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a great way to take in local scenery and local specialties… 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

  • Little Blue’s Big Adventure

    A Bike’s-Eye View Cycling the South of France Hey there, Little Blue here! Or, as the mechanics tend to call me, bike model Ti73/1. I’m part of the ExperiencePlus! bike fleet and have arguably the worlds greatest job! Each cycling… Read full article

  • Touring Club Italiano maps

    Touring Club Italiano (TCI) Maps and Books

    Paola and I just returned from two weeks in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, where we explored small towns, villages and the regional capital of Bari relying mostly on guidebooks and maps published by the Touring Club Italiano (or TCI).… Read full article

  • Scrubba Wash Bag

    Scrubba: A Pocket-Sized Washing Machine

    My methods for doing laundry on bike trips have always left me wondering about my cleanliness. It is one reason I am a fan of Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap because even if my clothes aren’t really clean at least I… Read full article

  • Czech Republic

    6 Reasons to Bicycle the Czech Republic

    As a new mother (Lidia turned two a few months ago), I haven’t been on many bike tours the past 3 years, but this past summer I was able to manage one 11-day trip …and took Lidia with me! We… Read full article

  • Tika’s Secret about Argentina

    The Place: Argentina Wild. Beautiful. Astonishing. Argentina’s diverse landscapes are nothing less than what you would expect from the second largest country in South America. It’s rich history, diverse cultural heritage and stunning mountains make this country unforgettable to anyone… Read full article

  • A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

    Certain places call out to me for the mystery and the allure that they exude.  Tasmania and the Afghanistan of fifty years ago fit that category, mainly because I did projects about them in Mrs. Gagliardi’s seventh grade geography class… Read full article

  • Dervla Murhpy in Barcelona (Courtesy of Dervla Murhpy)

    Dervla Murphy, Touring Bicyclist and Traveler Extraordinaire

    As you anticipate your bicycle travel adventure you would do well to prepare by reading some of Dervla Murphy’s bicycle narratives.  I can’t think of a better way to “gear up” for your own adventure (besides taking some training rides,… Read full article

  • 6 Reasons to Bicycle Chile and Argentina

    1. Discover the Unexpected. Due to their immense differences, it is somewhat unfair to talk about Chile and Argentina as if they were the same country. But, there is one particular thing they have in common – people just don’t… Read full article

  • 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

  • Ride the Tour Divide

    Julie Horton reflects on Paul Howard’s Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide and Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide by Jill Homer in preparation… 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

  • 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 Tuscany. It’s a magical area with authentic small towns perfectly… Read full article

  • Corsica and the 2013 Tour de France

    In July 2013 the Tour de France, and the rest of the world, will discover what ExperiencePlus! has known for years: that Corsica, the “Island of Beauty” as first described by the Greeks over 2500 years ago, is an amazing… Read full article