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ExperiencePlus! Turns 50 in 2022

by Carol Busch - Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Help Us Celebrate 50 Years of Bicycle Touring

In 2022, we’re celebrating 50 years since Rick & Paola Price led their first bicycle tour across Italy by showcasing our favorite rides, tours, events and so much more. We’re stacking the entire 2022 touring season with opportunities to celebrate and commemorate our half century of two-wheeled travel by:

  • Giving away a trip for two on the tour that started it all: Bike Across Italy – Venice to Pisa.
  • Sharing our 50 Favorite Rides. We polled ExperiencePlus! tour leaders, staff, owners and founders to gather a collection of the most loved day rides from across the EP tour library. Our website will feature these 50 Favorite Rides throughout the year.
  • Honoring the history, evolution, and staying power of three classic ExperiencePlus! tours with special on-tour events and commemorative apparel.
  • Gathering family and friends for our annual Colorado group ride. Route and date forthcoming.
  • Recognizing the people who have supported our growth and success and contributed to our evolution.

Be sure to follow us on social media for special announcements, event reminders, on-tour celebrations and more. We look forward to sharing this special year with you!

Win A Trip for Two on Bike Across Italy - Venice to Pisa

Whether you’ve never ridden with ExperiencePlus! or you’ve taken 20 tours or more, don’t miss this opportunity to win an 11-day guided bicycle tour across Italy from Venice to Pisa in 2022.

Entry to win is easy: tell us about your favorite ride from anywhere in the world and you’ll be automatically entered into our #EPTurns50 trip for two giveaway. We’ll post all entries on our Ride with GPS Collections grouped by country or region. The Entry Form opens January 1, 2022. Click below to learn how to submit your ride.

The Best 50 ExperiencePlus! Day Rides

Our tour leaders and staff possess more than 300 years combined cycling experience across Europe and South America. But which ExperiencePlus! rides are among the most loved and revered?

We queried our team and compiled their responses into a first of its kind collection of the Best 50 ExperiencePlus! Day Rides. We share each ride’s location, route, and tour along with who nominated the ride and what makes it special.

Celebrating Three Classic ExperiencePlus! Tours

Throughout our 50 year celebration we will pay homage to three classic ExperiencePlus! tours that represent the cornerstone of our European offerings:

  • Bike Across Italy – Venice to Pisa
  • Best of Provence
  • Cycling the Camino de Santiago

Rick, Paola, Monica, and Maria Elena share the history and evolution of each tour in a special write-up you can link to below.

Join any 2022 departure of these tours and you’ll receive a 50-year commemorative gift. Your tour will also include a special highlight that you’ll never forget.

Carol Busch - Carol had the great fortune to develop her passion for bicycle travel in the late 1990s when she first worked for ExperiencePlus! as a marketing associate, tour guide, and tour developer. Convinced she needed to find ‘more purposeful’ work, she went back to graduate school and spent the next two decades working in non-profit and higher education marketing and communications. Carol returned to ExperiencePlus! in 2021 as Sales and Marketing Manager. Whether mountain biking, backcountry skiing, trail running, fly fishing, or exploring gravel roads, Carol is continually in pursuit of new adventure.

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