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Florence photo by ExperiecnePlus! traveler Jacquie Malanga

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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...Read More »

Bicycling Portugal with ExperiencePlus

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Cycling Portugal – Treasures Abound

Join us for this remarkable new tour of Portugal’s Alentejo region that will have you pedaling a stone’s throw from the border of Spain and then crossing the width of...Read More »

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Introducing Sightseer Tours by ExperiencePlus!

At ExperiencePlus! we believe that cyclists of all ages, abilities and experience levels should have the opportunity to explore the world by bike. So this year, we’re rolling out a...Read More »

Wine labels tell you more than you might think.

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What Your Wine Bottle Is Trying to Tell You

Many of us select wine based on whether or not we are attracted to the label, but that label and the bottle are actually trying to tell us something about...Read More »

Montse in Catalonia with part of the 89er club - 5 riders who have done 89 trips with ExperiencePlus

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Introducing Three New Tour Leaders

ExperiencePlus! has added three new tour leaders to our staff in Europe and we wanted to tell you a bit more about the exceptional people you might be traveling with...Read More »

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

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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...Read More »

The Dolomites

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11 Things I Love About Bicycling Venice and the Dolomites

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Gabriel Donati Looking for a bicycle ride that crosses cultural and geographical regions? Where you’ll see a radical change in scenery from the first to the last...Read More »

Philipp in Andalucia tasting sherry.

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Meet Your Tour Leaders: Philipp Alexander Schmitt

We’d like to introduce you to Philipp Alexander Schmitt, our in-house Camino de Santiago historian and specialist (he’s written a pilgrim’s diary and will read from it on tour for...Read More »

Rafting on the Futaleufu

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ExpeditionPlus! South America

The ExpeditionPlus! concept originated back in 2006 when ExperiencePlus! co-founder Rick Price dreamed of offering continental scale tours for strong and experienced riders. The rules for expeditions needed to be...Read More »

Stradivarius violin on display in Cremona

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Cremona Stradivari’s Hidden Gem

Bea Tassinari and Silvia Leoni work at our headquarters in Italy and have generously sent in this report on their recent visit to Cremona, Italy. Enjoy! For those of you...Read More »

Cristina Taioli - ExperiencePlus! tour leader

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Cristina Taioli Survives the Polar Vortex

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Cristina Taioli spent over a month touring the U.S. visiting our travelers, spreading the word about bicycle touring and doing her best to survive one of the...Read More »

Czech Republic

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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...Read More »

Riding in Slovenia's Julian Alps

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Austria and Slovenia: Captivating and Gorgeous

I’ve always been fascinated with Slovenia—a tiny country that is at the crossroads between Western Europe and Eastern Europe, a small country similar in size to New Jersey, but filled...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Enrico Dal Monte stops to join a card game in Sicily.

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Get to Know Your Tour Leaders: Enrico Dal Monte

Enrico was born in Italy and has been leading tours for ExperiencePlus! in Belgium, Spain, France, and Italy since 2010, and has very quickly become one of our most popular...Read More »

La Rotonda di San Lorenzo

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The Secrets of Mantua by Enrico Dal Monte

There are many splendid and evocative places in Italy as authors from all over the world have described throughout the centuries.  There is one pearl in the middle of northern...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! on Facebook

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2013’s Greatest Hits on the ExperiencePlus! Facebook...

With the beginning of the New Year we thought we’d highlight some of 2013’s most popular features on the joys of travel and bicycling from the ExperiencePlus! facebook page. We...Read More »

Jim and Sari on their ExperiencePlus! tandem in Spain

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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...Read More »

Just one of the spectacular landscapes you'll find cycling in Argentina.

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Tika’s Secret about Argentina

As Tika and I reached the top of the hill, Eric had leaned his bike against a tree and was admiring the vast lake below. The clear blue sky reflected...Read More »

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Cristina Taioli’s 2014 Travels in the United States

Every winter, Cristina Taioli, longtime bicycle tour leader for ExperiencePlus! bicycle tours, spends a month traveling in the United States meeting up with past travelers and hosting happy hours and...Read More »

Gary cycling in Provence

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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...Read More »

Silvija Vukusic and the ExperiencePlus! support van in Croatia. Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler Guy Cunningham

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Meet Your Tour Leaders: Silvija Vukusic

Silvija was born in Split, Croatia and has been leading tours for ExperiencePlus! since 2008 mostly in her home country but in the past few years she’s also used her...Read More »

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Cycling Andalucia: News from the Field

We’re always tickled when writers and photographers come on tour, and this time, Brice Peressini is reporting from Andalucia, Spain. He’s put together a post for each day of the...Read More »

Certified experts in gelato!

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Culinary Delights Tour Hits the Gelato Lab

The 8 and 11 day ExperiencePlus! Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights tours feature a visit to the lab at the Carpigiani Gelato Museum and University, a fabulous opportunity to study an...Read More »

Welcome from Sardinia

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Presenting Exceptional Cycling Destinations That You’ve...

There a few rare cycling destinations that ExperiencePlus! offers simply because we feel that you would be missing out on something extraordinary if you don’t ride there. For some unfathomable...Read More »