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July 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler

by ExperiencePlus! - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Rambler Newsletter

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Welcome to the July 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler


Summer is in full swing!

We know this because we are receiving buckets of fabulous photos from our bicycle travelers Don't miss the boat. South American tours are on sale.throughout Europe. Here at the office we live vicariously through these images and thought you might enjoy them so take a look at our summer photo gallery.

We have also been enjoying Tour de France footage of many of the same regions we pedal through on our own “tours de fabulous fun”.  If the views of the Corsican coastline or Provencal countryside have inspired you we still have space on some fall dates in France – Mont Ventoux awaits!

Speaking of France – we thought we’d share some intelligence that has been leaked from the European office … specifically the future location of a few of your favorite senior tour leaders this fall:  Cristina Taioli and Jonathan Hancock will be on the September 1st Cycling the Languedoc Plus! French Catalonia tour, and John Giebler and Enrico Dal Monte invite you to join them September 16 – 26 to ride Corsica.  Though all of our leaders are stupendous we know that some of you are quite taken with these four.

In Colorado this month we are focusing on our South America trips – don’t forget the $200, per person, Early Booking Discount requires that you book by August 1st! We are also in the process of posting 2014 European dates throughout the month, so keep an eye on our Tour Finder and let us know if you’d like to be advised when a particular trip has 2014 dates up and we’ll make sure to send you the details.

We hope your summer has been filled with adventure,

Monica and Maria Elena


Patagonia: Gorgeous and on Sale

Patagonia Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler Hess Kim

Argentine Tour Leader and Country Coordinator Anibal Marasi shares just a few reasons why you need to bicycle through Patagonia’s Lakes District this winter. Not to mention if you book by August 1st you’ll save $200, per person.

Read more about Patagonia and Chiloé Island and get on-board.


Meet Your Tour Leaders: Silvia Cafora

Silvia Cafora

Silvia Cafora leads trip for ExperiencePlus! in Italy and France and loves to share her knowledge of cycling, architecture, and saffron…

Read more about Silvia here.


Traveler’s Stories: Shirley Mangione

Shirley and Nino exchange vows.

Shirley Mangione has done an ExperiencePlus! cycling trip each year since 2010 and in 2013 she will do two including the Costa Brava in Spain and Puglia in southern Italy. One of the most impressive things about Shirley is that she didn’t begin cycling until later in life and had only ridden a few months before she did her first cycling tour. We thought we’d check in with her to see why she started riding, what challenges she has faced along the way, and what keeps her going.

Learn more about Shirley here.


Book Reviews: The Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno by Dan Brown

ExperiencePlus! traveler Bill Giovinazzo is back and this month he reviews Dan Brown’s The Inferno.

Read Bill’s review of The Inferno.


Recipe: Panna Cotta

Panna cotta

Italian tour leader Lisa Merighi shares her grandmother’s panna cotta recipe.

Ready for a yummy treat? Check out the recipe here.


Happy Cycling until next month!

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