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Acetaia Cavalli

Destinations > Italy

Two Delights from Italy’s Culinary Cycling Tour

Bea Tassinari has been working with ExperiencePlus! in various capacities including tour leader, country coordinator, Italian office manager since the 1990s.  She is the go to person if you have...Read More »

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Destinations > France, Destinations > Italy

Sightseer Bicycling 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 »

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News

Introducing Sightseer Tours by ExperiencePlus!

We are very excited to see that our Sightseer tour in Lake Garda was selected to be part of the National Geographic 50 Tours of a Lifetime in 2015! At...Read More »

The Dolomites

Destinations > Italy

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 »

Certified experts in gelato!

Travel Planning > Food and Meals, Destinations > Italy

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

Destinations > Argentina, Destinations > Hungary, Destinations > Italy, Destinations > Poland Slovakia Hungary

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 »

News

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...Read More »

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News

2014 New Bicycle Tour Itineraries Preview

Cycling Poland to Slovakia Plus! Hungary – IT’S BACK! Harold and Carolyn Martin have done over 20 ExperiencePlus! tours and this is what they had to say about their experience...Read More »

Reviews

The Lead Goat Veered Off by Neil Anderson

If you are looking for an adventurous and entertaining tale about cycle touring, The Lead Goat Veered Off fits the bill. If you’ve been to Sardinia or plan to head...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

Cyclist Seeks Puglian Cheese and Curious Cows

Selecting a bonus “theme” to take with me on my ExperiencePlus! cycling trips has always enhanced my excitement and sense of discovery about an area. When I found out I...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

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...Read More »

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Travel Planning > Food and Meals, Destinations > France, Destinations > Italy, Recipes

Active Foodie Trips: Whole Journeys by Whole Foods Market

Join ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours and Whole Journeys – a division of Whole Foods Market® – on two new “Active Foodie” cycling adventures that explore local landscapes through activities like visiting...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

Bicycling the Italian Lakes

Several years ago a friend gave me a fridge magnet featuring the Madonna del Ghisallo – the Patron Saint of Bicyclist. I was thrilled and immediately affixed the magnet to...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

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...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

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...Read More »

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News

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...Read More »

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Recipes

Via Emilia – road to Italian culinary history

By Jeff Greenwald. Writer Jeff Greenwald joined ExperiencePlus! on a combined and modified version of our Bicycling Venice to Florence and Cycling Italy’s Culinary Delights: Emilia Romagna Plus! Bologna itineraries...Read More »

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Travel Planning > Hotel Recommendations

Accommodations We Love – Part 5

Cycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Piccolo Hotel La Valle is situated just outside the walls of the hilltop town of Pienza, a UNESCO Heritage Site which is also famous...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

How I Bicycled Across Italy In 12 Days

By ExperiencePlus! traveler JR Meda June 11: My wife, Cheri and I had waited a year to finally fly from Denver to Frankfurt, Germany on the 1st segment of our...Read More »

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Destinations > Italy

Adventures in Tuscany

June Wheeler and her partner Peter Herzog hail from the flatlands of Minnesota and completed their 7th ExperiencePlus! tour, Bicycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Plus! Florence in September 2011. ...Read More »

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Travel Planning > Hotel Recommendations

Accommodations We Love – Part 4

Cycling the Languedoc Our hotel in Nimes on day one of the Cycling the Languedoc tour is one with a rich history and is newly renovated and refurbished in modern...Read More »

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Travel Planning > Hotel Recommendations

Accommodations We Love – Part 2

Cycling Piemonte Plus! Lago Maggiore: The 18th century Tenimento Castle in Piedmont sits amidst expansive grounds and the lovely green space invites you to relax and enjoy the spacious central...Read More »

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Travel Planning > Food and Meals, Destinations > Italy, Recipes

New Culinary and Cycling Tour in Italy

If we’ve learned one thing at ExperiencePlus! over the past forty years it is that our cyclists love to eat.  So it was no surprise in 1991 when a group...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! founder Rick Price with Lake Como in Italy

Destinations > Italy

Exciting Cycling Opportunities in the Italian Lakes

Tell your friends that you are going bicycling in the “Lake District” and most of them will think of England and the romantic English poets like Coleridge and Wordsworth.  But...Read More »