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Travel Planning

The ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Travel Planning page provides you with information to help you pack and prepare for your trip. Please be sure to review the country specific Trip Planner, Reading list, and Hotel Recommendations. It is never too soon to start reading these resource materials.

For tour specific arrival and departure information, please refer to the Getting to and Away form (GTA) emailed in your reservation confirmation letter. If you can’t find your GTA, send us a note (tours@experienceplus.com) or give us a call (1-800-685-4565) and we’ll get one out to you!

Hotels

Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning

Reserving Extra Hotel Nights

Depending on your arrival and/or departure date, you may need to book an extra night at our starting and/or ending hotel(s). Here are a few tips to make this easy....Read More »

reading list, movie list

Travel Planning > Movie and Reading List

Suggested Reading & Movie Lists

It’s always handy to have a little knowledge about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing while you travel. Beyond all the great information on the ExperiencePlus! website, we...Read More »

How to plan your vacation

Travel Planning > How to Plan a Vacation

How To Plan Your Bicycle Vacation

The planning phase of a vacation is always the most tedious, but we are here to help! Here are some resources to make your trip one to remember without all...Read More »

Passports and Visas

Travel Planning > Passports and Visas

Passports & Visas

Having the right travel documents is pretty crucial to being able to travel the world, so don’t leave home without the correct items. Here’s a list for you that’s worth...Read More »

Customer Information Form

Travel Planning > Customer Information Form

Customer Information Form

It’s just as important that you have all our information as it is we have yours, and although it’s yet another piece of paperwork to fill out, it really is...Read More »

Food, Meals & Water

Travel Planning > Food and Meals

Food, Meals & Water

Traveling & eating is a pairing like movies & popcorn, carnivals & cotton candy or peanut butter & pickles. Well maybe not that last one, but we believe that the...Read More »

bikes

Travel Planning > Bikes

Bikes Bikes Bikes

Everyone always asks about the bikes on our bicycle tours, and it’s pretty simple to understand why, you’ll be riding them all over the most beautiful countries in the world....Read More »

Ways to Save with ExperiencePlus!

Travel Planning > Money

Lets Talk About Money

This post is all about the MONEY! We want you to feel comfortable with leaving home to explore new places and we know a lot of people find some stress...Read More »

training

Travel Planning > Training Programs

How Hard Should I Train For This?

To start this section off we want to remind you first and foremost that although these trips can accommodate travelers with just about any level of fitness, you will be...Read More »

Chateau Villandy's gardens

Travel Planning > Tipping

The Etiquette of Tipping

Here in America tipping is commonly accepted and expected by almost everyone, but it’s always hard to know what to do while traveling overseas. Doubts start to pop up in...Read More »

Pre and Post Trip Transportation

Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning

Pre & Post Tour Transportation

Do you have lingering transportation questions about how to get to your tour or how to travel a bit before or after your tour? We figured there would be, so here...Read More »

Bike Tour Hygiene

Travel Planning > Hygiene

Staying Clean While on the Road: Bicycle Touring Laundry

Like many, I’m sure you’re wondering, “Ummmmm… hmmm…. Where’s the laundromat?? What happens if I have to go to the bathroom on tour??” Well, we want to assure you right...Read More »

Staying Connected

Travel Planning > Electronics and Staying Connected

Staying Connected, The Internet and Drying your Hair…

In today’s day and age everyone want’s to know where they’ll have WiFi, how they can check email and will their hairdryer plug into “their” outlets. Some may opt to...Read More »

Travel Insurance

Travel Planning > Travel Insurance

The Importance of Travel Insurance

Trips overseas can create memories to last the rest of your life! Here at ExperiencePlus! we’d prefer if those memories were of the smell of fresh baguettes baking in the...Read More »

Meals on ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

Travel Planning > Food and Meals

Meals on Your Bicycle Tour

We know there are a lot of factors that you probably consider when booking a bicycle tour: Where do you want to go? What will you see? How much does...Read More »

Touring Club Italiano maps

Reviews, Travel Planning

Touring Club Italiano (TCI)

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...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours rear rack pack.

Travel Planning

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...Read More »

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Travel Planning

Travel Insurance Enrollment

ExperiencePlus! recommends RoamRight™ Platinum Plan, coverage designed exclusively for ExperiencePlus! travelers by Arch Insurance Solutions that provides you with both trip interruption/cancellation and medical coverage, and has a convenient online...Read More »

Massimo Malpezzi and Pia de Richemont model their glasses.

Travel Planning

Click n’ Go and Sunreader Sunglasses

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Pia de Richemont Clients who have toured with Tour Leader Pia de Richemont regularly ask her about the spectacles she wears whilst cycling. For those of...Read More »

Cycling in Ireland with ExperiencePlus!

Travel Planning, Travel Tips

ExperiencePlus! Traveler Services

ExperiencePlus! offers help with travel logistics ! We are here to help you coordinate your transportation to and from the tour, as well as reserving extra night’s stay at your...Read More »

Scotland cyclists

Travel Planning

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions: for your information and records

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Travel Planning

Packing and Training Tips

Bicycle Tour Packing List – Use for 7 to 15 day, 101-401 level tours.   ExpeditionPlus! Packing List  - Use for 501 level tours that cross continents.   Bicycle Training...Read More »