April 2013 Rambler Newsletter

by ExperiencePlus! - Thursday, April 4, 2013 ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Rambler Newsletter

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Welcome to the April 2013 ExperiencePlus! Rambler

Welcome Spring!me_monica_castiglione_crop

Signs of spring (and winter) are in the air. In Colorado we have freezing temperatures one moment and short sleeve shirts and shorts weather the next day. In Italy tour leaders from throughout Europe are gathering for the annual tour leader training week – this year they’ll be putting on a mock cycling tour around “The Farm”.  In Chile and Argentina we have just finished the last tour of the “winter” season with a successful wining, dining, and cycling journey though Chile’s Wine Country.

As we look to the bicycling future here are a few exciting news items to keep in mind:

Discounts for South America! We have just posted our South American 2013/2014 dates and our Early Booking discount is currently running for any tour dates between November 2013 and October 2014! $200 off per person is a great deal.

May 4th Spring Ride in Fort Collins, CO:  We invite you to join the US staff for a casual group ride on Saturday, May 4th.  We’ll mark 2 routes starting from our office and finish with an après-bike gathering at the Fort Collins Brewery. If you think you’ll come, send us an RSVP so we can gather enough food and beer tickets for you.

We hope wherever you may be that the winds are at your back and the sun is shining.

Maria Elena and Monica.

6 Reasons to Bicycle in Argentina and Chile


We’ve posted our late 2013 and 2014 dates for Argentina and Chile and are offering the annual $200, per person, Early Booking Discount if you book by August 1st. Maria Elena shares 6 additional reasons why you’ll love the cycling options in this fabulous part of the world.

Check out the Six Reasons why you should bicycle in Argentina and Chile.

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Lisa Merighi


This month we introduce the first in a series of articles/interviews featuring one of our most valuable assets – our tour leaders. In fact, the annual European tour leader training event at The Farm beings today and runs through the weekend.

Read more about this month’s featured Italian tour leader Lisa Merighi.

The Three Essential Travel Photos by John Giebler

Meryln Townley photo by John Giebler

What are the key pictures you should bring back from your next trip? Photos that tell the story of your vacation – the people you met, and the places you visited.

Check out John Giebler’s three ideas to help you focus your photographic efforts and ensure exciting results.

Book Reviews: The Beggar King

The Beggar King

ExperiencePlus! traveler Jeff Berger is back to review the recently released third book in The Hangman’s Daughter series, The Beggar King which just so happens to take place in Regensberg where the ExepriencePlus! Danube bicycling trips begins.

Read Jeff’s review of The Beggar King.

Recipe: Chard Quiche – From the Field to Your Plate

Chard Quiche. Photo by John Giebler

Josette Smryl writes  from her home in Provence and offers this spring inspired recipe for yummy Chard Quiche.

Prepare to enjoy the harvest with this fabulous and flexible Chard Quiche recipe.

Happy Cycling until next month!

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