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Entering Chile on ExperiencePlus! Patagonia Lakes District bicycle tour.

About ExperiencePlus!

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Juan Pablo Mansilla

Juan Pablo or “Jata” has been leading and helping to coordinate ExperiencePlus! tours in Chile and Argentina since 2005. He was born and grew-up in Santiago, Chile and now lives...Read More »

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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 »

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Michela Bresciani climbing in the mountains above Lake Garda

About ExperiencePlus!

Meet Your Tour Leaders – Michela Bresciani

Michela began leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2012.  She has an amazing variety of interests and though she is quite an accomplished athlete she prefers to gauge her accomplishments today...Read More »

Rick Price - Santa stops by the Fort Collins, CO office

About ExperiencePlus!

17 Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for the cyclists or traveler in your life? Our staff in Italy and the USA are here to help with 17 gift giving ideas. The...Read More »

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

About ExperiencePlus!

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 »

Philipp in Andalucia tasting sherry.

About ExperiencePlus!

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 »

Stradivarius violin on display in Cremona

Destinations > Italy

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

About ExperiencePlus!

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 »

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Destinations > Czech Republic

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 »

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

About ExperiencePlus!

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 »

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About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

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 »

News

6 Things We Are Excited About in December

Number 1: Winter Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00 to 9:30AM and ExperiencePlus! staff in will once again be co-hosting a breakfast station at the Ft...Read More »

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

About ExperiencePlus!

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 »

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Silvia Cafora

About ExperiencePlus!

Meet Your Tour Leaders – Silvia Cafora

Why did you decide to become a tour leader? I can combine my passion for bike travel with my knowledge of Italian and French culture and architecture.  I’m also a...Read More »

Andro Tartaglia

Destinations > Croatia

Just Another Perfect Day in Croatia

My name is Andro Tartaglia, and I am an ExperiencePlus! tour leader and country coordinator for Croatia. People are often curious about Croatia and what life is like here so...Read More »

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Travel Tips

A Rule For Stronger Photos…Or Not

Tool of thirds Want a simple, classic design principal that will instantly make your pictures more dynamic and interesting? The rule of thirds is it. What’s the Rule of Thirds?...Read More »

Cristina in Sonoma's Wine Country

About ExperiencePlus!

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Cristina Taioli Tours the US

I think I have one of the nicest jobs…biking in Italy and Europe! For the past two winters I’ve been fortunate to spend a month in the States visiting with...Read More »

Lisa Merichi

About ExperiencePlus!

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Lisa Merighi

Though 2013 will mark only her third season with ExperiencePlus! Lisa Merighi has quickly become one of our traveler’s favorite tour leaders. We thought it high time we all had...Read More »

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Destinations > France

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...Read More »

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Destinations > Spain

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...Read More »

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About ExperiencePlus!

Four Favorite Tour Leaders

With the announcement of our 40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy trip we thought it the perfect time to feature a few of the tour leaders who have been with us...Read More »

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About ExperiencePlus!

Four Leaders You’ll Want to Follow

Daniele Binaghi has been leading tours in Italy with ExperiencePlus! since 2009 and has quickly become a crowd favorite. Though there is stiff competition, his staff photo is our favorite...Read More »

European Staff at the ExperiencePlus! Headquarters in Italy

About ExperiencePlus!

Introducing New Staff and Tour Leaders

A New Face in the U.S. Office: ExperiencePlus! is very pleased to introduce you to our new Reservations and Sales Associate Jo Baldwin. You will get to know Jo well...Read More »

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Destinations > Chile

Chile: A New Destination with a Familiar Twist

In October 2009 I was fortunate enough to head south and help lead our inaugural bicycle tour through Chile’s wine country.  ExperiencePlus! is proud to be one of the first...Read More »