ExperiencePlus! Blog


  • Tour Leader Lisa Merighi’s Take on Travel and Culture

    Sharing Culture An Interview with Tour Leader Lisa Merighi Upon meeting Italian tour leader Lisa Merighi you’ll quickly learn she is a well-traveled woman of strong character. She has cycled much of her home country – Italy, but has also… Read full article

  • Bicycle Tours in Europe

    Pointed In the Right Direction: A History of Chalk Arrows

    Guided Independence A History of ExperiencePlus!’s Chalk Arrows In 1985, a group of eight cyclists in Vinci, Italy sat around after dinner. Their tour with ExperiencePlus! (then called Italian Specialty Tours, Inc.) was, at the time, missing one essential thing:… Read full article

  • Spring Training: Tips for Getting Back on the Bike

    Spring is Here! It’s time to get back in the saddle again. As warmer riding weather begins to resurface we thought it would be fitting to dig up a few of our training articles. For a little extra motivation to… Read full article

  • New Bike Tour Dates Posted For Cuba!

    New Cuban Departure Dates Are Posted (… and prices are coming soon!) Join us on a bicycle tour like no other as we explore Cuba on one of the most extensive bicycle tours of Cuba available. Pack your sense of adventure.… Read full article

  • The Chalk Arrow Advantage

    The Chalk Arrow Advantage Our time-tested navigation tool – how it all started In the era of limitless navigation devices (Smartphone, GPS, good ‘old fashioned’ maps), ExperiencePlus! simplifies complex routes by marking each day’s route with chalk arrows, guiding our… Read full article

  • #ShareSomething: Cyclist’s Memories from the Road

    Our Travelers’ Favorite Moments From Tour From the best meal to the perfect stretch of road, we love hearing about your favorite moments on tour. A few of our travelers shared some of their favorite memories from tour in 2016!… Read full article

  • Giving back in 2016

    Committed to our Community We believe in giving back! From Forli, Italy, to Fort Collins, Colorado – or wherever we find ourselves pedaling – we’re always looking for ways to give back to the places and people we connect with… Read full article

  • New Video! The Story Behind ExperiencePlus!

    Two Generations, One Passion for Bicycle Travel Meet the family and learn about their passion for bicycle travel Rick Price and Paola Malpezzi Price led their first bicycle tour across Italy in 1972, and in 2008 their daughters, Monica and… Read full article

  • An Italian Cycling Expedition: Alps to the Adriatic

    An Italian Cycling Expedition: Alps to the Adriatic Q&A With Tour Leader Lisa Merighi   We asked ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader and Expedition Expert Lisa Merighi to share some highlights about the 2017 Alps to Adriatic tour. Lisa has guided most… Read full article

  • Personal “Pluses” Bicycling Verdant Umbria: Saint Francis’s Assisi

    Personal “Pluses” On Bicycling Verdant Umbria: Saint Francis of Assisi ExperiencePlus! Traveler Shares Her Tale From Tour ExperiencePlus! rider Viola Canales has been on a number of tours with ExperiencePlus! In this article she shares her story of finding unexpected… Read full article

  • New in 2017: Cycle France’s Wine Country

    Ooh La La! New 2017 Bicycle Tour Cycle (and Savor) France’s Wine Country Join our new cycling tour through France’s wine country and experience la douceur de vivre, the sweetness of living! We are excited to announce a new cycling tour through… Read full article

  • Our S.A.T.T. Winner’s Report On Bicycling Umbria!

    She Went, She Saw, She Cycled Q&A with S.A.T.T winner Elissa Pitts Elissa Pitts was one of our two, 2016 Send a Teacher Traveling (S.A.T.T) award winners. This summer she cycled Verdant Umbria Plus! Todi and Orvieto and we thought we’d… Read full article

  • Road Bike vs Hybrid – Common Questions and Myths Debunked

    Not Sure Which Style of Bike is Best for Your Tour in Europe? We’ve got a pointer or two. Congratulations, you’ve decided to take a bike tour in Europe! Now for the fun part – trip planning.  As you plan… Read full article

  • Bike tour Italy

    Bring the crew – bring your friends and family along

    Let’s Roll! Three great bike tours worth bringing everyone along for the ride Looking to for an excuse to get a group of friends together for a bike tour in Europe? Trying to organize a family vacation and would love… Read full article

  • Recipe: Belgian Endive and Grilled Apricot Salad

    Bitter Sweet The Belgian endive takes on both tastes Belgian endives, sometimes called white gold, are a versatile ingredient that can be served raw or cooked. When served raw, endives add a crisp, bitter element to dishes. When cooked,  the… Read full article

  • Bike Tours in Bavaria

    Cycling Bavaria’s Romantic Road

    “As Pretty As It Gets” ~ Cycling Bavaria’s Romantic Road Ride Across The Land of Storybook Villages To the Base of the Austrian Alps “This is as pretty as a tour can get” says Joan Escosura, Tour Manager of Germany, Spain,… Read full article

  • Cycle Tours France

    My First Bike Tour

    My First Bike Tour  Conquering Fear and Finding Bliss Last fall, with no bike travel experience or real training to speak of, I went on my first guided cycling tour. It was my husband’s enthusiastic “bike touring conversion” that started… Read full article

  • Cycling Southern Italy

    Cycling Puglia – The Secret Charms Of Southern Italy

    Puglia and the Secret Charms Of Southern Italy Discover the lure of Puglia now, before it is fully “discovered.” When the rest of the world thinks of Italy, the celebrity regions and cities of the North come to mind: Tuscany,… Read full article