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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 toFull Story

Czech Republic

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 ...

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 ...

Dervla Murphy, Touring Bicyclist and Traveler ...

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 ...

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 ...

2014 Destinations Update

Departure Dates You’ve Been Waiting For: France: Bicycling Paris to Lyon or the extended version that continues to Marseille. We’ve had an extraordinary response to this tour that follows in the tracks ...

Traveler’s Stories: Shirley Mangione

Shirley Mangione has done an ExperiencePlus! cycling trip each year since 2010 and in 2013 she will do two including Catalonia’s Costa Brava in Spain and Puglia in southern Italy. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Catalonia’s Costa Brava an Interview with Joan ...

We interviewed our Spanish country coordinator and tour leader Joan Escosura about something very close to his heart – ExperiencePlus!’  new cycling trip along Catalonia’s Costa Brava which he helped ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bicycling Bavaria’s Back Roads

Join ExperiencePlus! this summer to Bicycle Bavaria’s Back Roads and discover a wonderful mixture of history, and the fairy tale landscapes of the brothers Grimm.  Today some of the best-preserved ...

Tandems Available in Europe with ExperiencePlus!

Many of you may not know that in addition to our hybrids and Titanium road bikes ExperiencePlus! includes the option of a quality tandem bicycle rental on almost all of ...

40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy

By ExperiencePlus! traveler Tamsen Granger I just got back from the ExperiencePlus! 40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy Tour – Pisa to Venice- what a trip! It was 12 days of extraordinary ...

Camino de Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago

Guy Cunningham joined ExperiencePlus! on the June 1 – 15, 2012 departure of the Camino de Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago and fortunately for all of us he kept a ...

A Healing Journey

By ExperiencePlus! Traveler Sally LaVenture Our dream had been to ride bikes through the Italian countryside on my 60th birthday. But life got in the way, or really I should say, ...

Nearly Gone

Picture this – you know that you are going to take a bicycle tour with ExperiencePlus! this year, you’ve even honed in on where you want to go, you might ...

Send A Teacher Traveling Winner Announced

The ExperiencePlus! Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T.) recognizes outstanding K – 12 public school teachers throughout the US by encouraging teachers to participate in educational, active travel opportunities, like ...

Congratulations, Shutterbugs!

Our photo contest may be over, but the memories from all your shared photos remain! Thanks to all who participated and submitted wonderful photos. It was difficult to narrow down, ...

40 Years of Travel and Cycling

As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our first tour across Italy back in 1972, we thought it a perfect time to look back at the ups and downs we’ve ...

2010 Blog Bicycling Classical Greece

In October of 2010 June Wheeler and her partner Peter Herzog joined ExperiencePlus! to Bicycle Across Classical Greece from Athens to Olympia. June kept a blog with wonderful stories and ...

Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country (Plus! the Pacific Coast)

Recently mentioned in National Geographic, the Maule and Colchagua wine valleys of central Chile are a must-see for both adventurers and foodies—and what better way to make the trek than ...

Bicycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Plus …

Wanting to share some of the best of Italy, the ExperiencePlus! Italian tour leaders and I desired to develop a cycling tour that would combine the most exciting areas of ...

Bicycling Scotland’s Highlands Plus – the Isle ...

ExperiencePlus!’s bicycling trip across Scotland was born of customer requests to offer a cycling itinerary in the United Kingdom, and what an option this Coast to Coast trip is! Scotland ...

Bicycling Alsace – The Inaugural Journey

After the Cycling the Vineyards of Alsace trip debut in July 2010, cyclists proclaimed that the tour had earned itself an instant place on their “best trips ever” lists because ...

The Italia 150 ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Ride

Covers the Length of Italy While Italians may continue to bicker over whether Giuseppe Garibaldi made a huge mistake 150 years ago in uniting the South of Italy with the North, ...

Tales from the Road: Costa Rica

At ExperiencePlus! we believe that a bicycle tour should allow you the freedom to travel at your own pace and the opportunity to experience another environment and culture in your ...

Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents

by Jim Maluso – Reviewed by Monica Malpezzi Price In “Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents,” author Jim Maluso sets himself up as an anti-hero who, instead ...