ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Tours in 2010

by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Pointing the way to Istanbul

ExpeditionPlus! in 2010

ExperiencePlus! announces dates for our two ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle tours. These once-in-a-lifetime trips will challenge cyclists to cross continents in Eastern Europe from St. Petersburg to Istanbul (August 4-September 18, 2010) or South America on the bicycle tour across Patagonia from Coast to Coast (January 12-27,2010).

ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Tour from St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul, Turkey is a continental-scale bicycle trip of-a-lifetime. You’ll pedal through historic regions of eastern and central Europe and between two of Europe’s most exotic cities. Highlights include St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Budapest, the Transylvanian Alps, Bucharest and Istanbul.

Cyclists will travel a total of about 2,555 miles over 45 days and through Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey. Bill Weidenfeller recorded his 2007 adventure on his blog.

Dan Crandall, who rode the expedition in 2007, said: “For me this adventure was never about just riding the bike. It was about seeing the former Soviet Block countries at a pace that was slow enough to be able to observe the beauty of the land and the day-to-day life of the people and communities we were traveling through.”

ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Tour in South America: Patagonia Coast to Coast – Chile to Argentina will take you from Chiloe, Chile on the Pacific Coast, over the Andes, down the Chubut River valley through Playa Union, Argentina, to the Atlantic Coast. Travelers will be surprised by the unique culture of the Chilote people of Spanish and indigenous Mapuche descent, enticed with the Welsh settlement and tea houses at Gaiman, and will explore Ruta 40, the main road of Argentine Patagonia, but one of the least travelled roads in the country. This 728 mile, 16-day trip will cover oceans, rain forests, mountains, deserts, and river valleys.

Tour Details:
St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul, Turkey
Dates: August 4 – September 18, 2010.
Cost: $11,850 includes all lodging, all breakfasts, packed lunches 75% of the time, 70% of dinners, luggage transfers and vehicle support, tour leaders and local guide for each country.

South America: Patagonia Coast to Coast – Chile to Argentina
Dates: January 12-27, 2010
Costs: $5,745 includes 16 days, 15 nights accommodations, 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 10 dinners, quality hybrid bicycle, and 1 night in dormitory style hostel.

Maria Elena Price, Owner, ExperiencePlus! said, “ExperiencePlus! continues to offer something to challenge and thrill veteran cyclists. On our expeditions we explore new places with the added benefits of a supported tour – great local guides, comfortable lodging and fabulous cultural and gastronomical experiences.”

"Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing." Helen Keller

Istanbul at night - the end our bicycle tour from Russia

Cycling through Poland on an ExpeditionPlus! Bike Trip

riding towards the Chubut on the Coast to Coast

Taking a break while pedaling over the Andes on the Coast to Coast