ExperiencePlus! Blog


  • Flavor Your Olive Oil

    Flavor Your Olive Oil

    ExperiencePlus! tour leader Yorgos Paraskevopoulos is from Kalamata, Greece and has been leading tours with us since 1999. He lives in Kalamata, Greece where he harvests and cares for his family’s olive trees. This month he offers suggestions on ways… Read full article

  • 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 important to us that we have accurate data about everyone… Read full article

  • 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. So we felt it would help to answer some of… Read full article

  • training

    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 riding a bike most of every day while you’re with… Read full article

  • Bike Tour 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 off the bat that you’ll find most of the comforts… Read full article

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

    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 in terms of adventure and fun – not winning. Her… Read full article

  • Agoureleo or unripe olive oil

    Unripe Olive Oil: Less is More

    ExperiencePlus! tour leader Yorgos Paraskevopoulos, hails from Kalamata, Greece and has been leading tours with us since 1999. He lives in Kalamata, Greece where he harvests and cares for his family’s olive trees.  In this article he tells us about a… Read full article

  • Riders take a break on the Patagonia Lakes trip with ExperiencePlus!

    Word on the Street: Argentina and Chile

    Here are a few snippets we’ve gathered from various sources that capture the essence of our bicycle tour offerings in South America. We hope that they’ll inspire you to travel south with us in the near future! Patagonia Lakes District… Read full article

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

    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 Price Family: Monica Malpezzi Price – Co-Owner and Director of… Read full article

  • Creamy Chickpea Soup

    Zuppa di Ceci (Creamy Chickpea Soup)

    This tasty recipe is a typical “peasant” soup from the Umbria region of Italy. The perfect companion on a chilly night. Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 pound dried chickpeas 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 medium onion peeled and diced 1… Read full article

  • Enjoying the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia

    Eastern Austria is less frequented by Americans than, say, Vienna or Salzburg. But while it cannot rival the historic and cultural significance of those three-star attractions, it can certainly hold its own as a place of great beauty and comfortable… Read full article

  • Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler Alan Razak

    Straccetti with Arugula and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

    This recipe comes to us from the Scuola di Cucina Bologna which we visit on our Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights bicycling tours in Italy. Ingredients: 1 pound of veal thinly sliced Arugula Parmigiano Reggiano to toss with veal and add… Read full article

  • Guy Lothian in Catalonia with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

    Cyclists of Spain by Guy Lothian

    ExperiencePlus! traveler Guy Lothian impressed us with his talent for words and we love this ode that was inspired by “an afternoon encounter with some serious local cyclists” during the May 2014 ExperiencePlus! ride along the Costa Brava in Catalonia,… Read full article

  • Bicycling Portugal with ExperiencePlus

    Cycling Portugal – Treasures Abound

    Join us for this remarkable new tour of Portugal’s Alentejo region that will have you pedaling a stone’s throw from the border of Spain and then crossing the width of Portugal to the captivating Atlantic coast. Your cycling and cultural… Read full article

  • Wine labels tell you more than you might think.

    What Your Wine Bottle Is Trying to Tell You

    Many of us select wine based on whether or not we are attracted to the label, but that label and the bottle are actually trying to tell us something about the product inside if you know what to look for.… Read full article

  • Montse in Catalonia with part of the 89er club - 5 riders who have done 89 trips with 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 on your next ride in France, Italy or Spain. Pierre… Read full article

  • Starr and another rider enjoy the views in Patagonia's Lakes District with ExperiencePlus!

    Bicycle Patagonia: It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

    By ExperiencePlus! travelers Starr and Phil Teague The Patagonia Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé bicycle trip was one of our best vacation experiences ever. The biking was challenging and fun, the scenery was varied and beautiful, the food… Read full article

  • Chicken Provençal with Olives and Anchovies

    Chicken Provençal with Olives and Anchovies This dish uses seasonings and products that are associated with the French region of Provence and the Mediterranean region in general. It is very tasty, especially if you use the anchovies! For four to… Read full article