April 2012 Rambler Newsletter

by ExperiencePlus! - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Rambler Newsletter

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Welcome to the April 2012 ExperiencePlus! Rambler

Happy Spring!

Spring training came early in Colorado this year. With the driest March in history we’ve had some sunny days to get out on our bicycles to prepare for the spring and summer cycling season. We know our office in Italy is gearing up – they just finished a four day Tour Leader Training event with 30 people from all over Europe congregating at the Farm in Emilia Romagna.

Although warm sunny days are upon us, our South American season isn’t over yet! The last departure is about to take off April 17th in Northern Argentina where we’ll be exploring Incan ruins, pedal through colorful canyons, wine country, and rainforests. If this sounds like something for you, we’ve just posted our late 2012 and early 2013 dates for Argentina and Chile so all of you early planners can now take advantage of our $200, per person, Early Booking Discount!

We know that not everyone plans 8 to 12 months in advance but for those of you who tend to procrastinate imagining that there is still plenty of time to make your cycling plans we warn you that quite a number of European departures only have a few spaces left and some are already sold out. Now is the time to plan!

Featured articles this month include:

  • In keeping with the South American theme we are featuring a travelers’ blog from the December Bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé which gives a sometimes hilarious snapshot of what one might expect on this fabulous tour.
  • The 5th installment of Accommodations We Love –
  • A recipe for Neeps and Tatties that will transport you to a cozy pub in Scotland
  • Tour leader Cristina Taioli chronicles her adventures in the US
  • The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior is reviewed by avid reader and ExperiencePlus! traveler extraordinaire Bill Giovinazzo

Whether you are enjoying an early Spring on your bike or in your garden, we wish you a beautiful April.

Monica and Maria Elena Price

p.s. we have recently added a LIVE CHAT button to our website – check it out and let us know what you think!

que dia es hoy – A blog featuring a bike tour in Patagonia

Lunch on the Bicycling Patagonia's Lakes District Plus the Island of Chiloe tour

ExperiencePlus! has just posted the dates and prices for our cycling tours in Latin America including our Discover Northern Argentina, Cycling Patagonia’s Lakes District and Chile Wine Country trips. We are offering a $200, per person, discount if you book by August 1st and Re-Cyclers now is the time to book and secure your discount.

To help inspire your urge to travel to this wonderful part of the world we are featuring Hess Kim’s fabulously entertaining blog from the December 2011 Patagonia Lakes Plus! the Island of Chiloé.

If you’d like to share your blog or photos with fellow ExperiencePlus! travelers email us at

Accommodations We Love Part 5

Here’s installment number 5 of Accommodations We Love, taking you from a Tuscan patio to an ancient Italian soaking resort to a French manor on the banks of the Loire River.

Take a look at the Accommodations We Love and imagine coming “home” after a great day bicycling with friends through vineyards and historic villages.


An Italian Tour Leader Tours America

Italian tour leader Cristina Taioli spent part of February and March traveling around Texas, Colorado and Florida visiting ExperiencePlus! alum, hosting happy hours and talking about her extensive travels throughout the world and particularly her love of cycling in Italy. She took a few minutes to reflect on her visit to the States.

Check out An Italian Tour Leader Tours America.

Book Review: The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
By Paul Strathern

Three luminaries of the Renaissance were Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Cesare Borgia. What I did not understand prior to reading this book, however, is the influence that each had upon the other.

Read the rest of ExperiencePlus! traveler Bill Giovinazzo’s review of The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior.

Recipe: Neeps and Tatties

This month’s recipe come to us from Scotland and though the August departure is sold out there is still a chance to try authentic Neeps and Tatties as you bicycle across the Highlands Coast to Coast July 21 – 29!

But first check out our delicious recipe for Neeps and Tatties.

Happy Cycling until next month!

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