Purveyor of Cycling Vacations
Julie is our in-house encyclopidia when it comes to bicycle travel. In 1994, her career in the adventure travel industry began as a guide on hiking tours. After ten years of leading tours in the U.S., Europe, Nepal and Thailand, Julie joined the ExperiencePlus! team. Julie's passion for helping people experience the world at a human-powered pace stems from decades of experience exploring roads less traveled.
“No matter the length of your trip you will gain inner strength and confidence, but perhaps more importantly it provides a better understanding of the people and area you ride through.”
No stranger to the saddle, Julie is often on her bike when she's not in the office. She has pedaled over 14,000 miles though more than 20 countries and rides a century (100 miles) every year to celebrate her birthday. When her legs are in need of a (short) break she'll likely be seeking out the latest documentary, reading a book, or enjoying live music.
For help selecting the perfect adventure to fit your needs, or if you’re in the mood for a great travel story, email julie.horton(at)ExperiencePlus.com
With ExperiencePlus! since: 2004
Languages you speak? English
Favorite cycling item? Cycling sandals and a white, long sleeve, button-down cotton shirt that a friend sewed pockets on for summer riding. I love that it's cotton and that I can still carry stuff!
Favorite place to ride? Some place mountainous, hilly, or with canyons, and with excellent opportunities for eating and drinking at the end of the day. Colorado, Sardinia, Utah, Croatia...
Favorite ExperiencePlus! tours? Discover Northern Argentina Plus! the Ruins of Quilmes, Bicycling Sardinia, Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia Plus! the South Coast, and the classic Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa.
Next dream vacation? I'd like to ride the Divide route from Canada to Mexico, find an off-road route across the U.S., and experience Cuba.
Superpower? Sharing my passion for bicycle travel! Bicycle touring is a life changing experience.