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Save $200 On All 2020 Tours

by Jessie Beyer - Friday, November 1, 2019

Book Early and Save

Take advantage of our annual Early Booking Discount and save $200 on all 2020 bicycle tours. Submit your reservation by November 15th, and we will take $200 off (per person) to reward you for planning early! Some 2020 tours are already filling up, so secure your spot for next year and save before the Early Booking Discount ends!

Re-Cyclers: Remember if you are on your 5th, 10th or 15th ExperiencePlus! tour, we do limit Re-Cycle discounts to four per departure so it is also important for you to book sooner rather than later. Only one discount per person.


Ready to get rolling as soon as the season starts? Here are a few departures with spring dates already guaranteed to go:

Grand Cycling Tour of Andalucia in 13 days

ExperiencePlus! offers three itinerary options for your exploration of Andalucia. You can select from: a 7-day itinerary from Seville to Cordoba, an 8-day version from Cordoba to Granada, or the Grand Tour that combines them both and has you cycling 13 days from Seville to Granada! Much of Andalucia’s colorful culture and stunning architecture springs from its history. For centuries this region in the south of Spain was the frontier between different faiths and cultures. This crossroads has left a treasure trove of vibrant monuments and historic footprints throughout the area including mosques transformed into churches; vast palace complexes; cuisine infused with dashes of North African spices; and a string of the iconic white towns stretching from Granada’s Albayzín to the riverside town of Cordoba.

Highlights: Granada, Andalucian Villages, Guided tour of Córdoba, Úbeda, Jaen, Seville, Alhambra, Guided visit of Sinagoga del Agua, Pottery demonstration in Úbeda, Winery visit and tasting at Benalua de Guadix

2020 Departure Dates

Grand Cycling Tour of Andalucia (13 days)

Apr 24-May 6 – Guaranteed to Go!
Oct 9-21

Andalucia Cycling: Cordoba to Granada (8 days)

Apr 29-May 6 – Guaranteed to Go!
Oct 14-21

Andalucia Cycling: Seville to Cordoba (7 days)

Apr 24-30 – Guaranteed to Go!
Oct 9-15


Cycling Ancient Greece: Sparta to Kalamata Plus! Pylos

Our bicycling tour of the Southern Peloponnese starts in ancient Sparta and covers the regions of Laconia and Messinia focusing on the Mani Peninsula, an area bursting with ancient and mythological history. The Mani Peninsula also has some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in Greece, much of it still wonderfully unexplored. You will bicycle through diverse landscapes including the lush, steep foothills of the Taÿgetos Mountains, pristine coastal coves dotted with tiny villages nestled amid olive groves, and arid landscapes peppered with abandoned stone towers in the south of the peninsula. We begin our cycling adventure in Mystras, home to one of Greece’s most beautiful archaeological sites, and ride along hilly coastal roads, staying in the picturesque villages of Gythio, Areopoli and Kardamyli, before retreating to the charming town of Kalamata. Our Plus! tour continues west through a unique and more lush micro-climate. Sleep in beachfront hotels, cycle along scenic coastline, and past beautiful villages on your way to the final destination of Pylos where you will find one of Greece’s best-preserved Mycenaean palaces, the Palace of Nestor.

Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras, History of the Ancient Spartans, Mysterious tower houses of the Deep Mani, Cycling on quiet roads, Spectacular coastal scenery and views, Experience traditional Greek village life; A cooking lesson followed by lunch at your guides’ home, Nestor’s Palace.

2020 Departure Dates

Cycling Ancient Greece: Sparta to Kalamata Plus! Pylos (12-days)

May 4-15 – Guaranteed to Go!
Sep 16-27 – Sold Out!
Oct 4-15

Cycling Ancient Greece: Sparta to Kalamata (8-days)

May 4-11 – Guaranteed to Go!
Sep 16-23 – Sold Out!
Oct 4-11


Grand Cycling Tour of Sicily

This bicycle tour of Sicily explores traditional southern Italy and the heart of ancient Magna Grecia. Beginning in Siracusa (Syracuse), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 3,000 years of Mediterranean history you’ll discover the interior towns in the Valle di Noto. You’ll visit four of them, Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Valle di Noto. All four are listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and each one is spectacularly beautiful. Your journey will continue to the coastal town of Trapani known for its seaport and tuna fishing. Explore the medieval village of Erice with its narrow stone alleyways, and the hilltop town of Caltabellotta. You’ll also visit Marsala and sample its fortified wines, and discover some of the finest classical Greek temples still in existence at Selinunte and Agrigento.

A few highlights to look forward to: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valle di Noto, Syracuse, Rural countryside accommodations with pools, Olive oil tasting, Beaches and swimming opportunities, Agrigento, Lunch at Caltabellotta, Guided walk of Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Marsala wines, Erice, Trapani, Archaeological site of Cava d’Ispica.

2020 Departures dates:

Grand Cycling Tour of Sicily (14-day)

May 9-22– One more to Guaranteed the departure!

Sept 19-Oct 2 – Space is running out!

Sept 21- Oct 4

Bicycle the Baroque Towns of Southeastern Sicily (8-day)

May 9-16– One more to Guaranteed the departure!

Sept 19-26 – Space is running out!

Sept 21- 28

Cycling Southwestern Sicily’s Ancient Mediterranean Cities (7-day)

May 16-22– One more to Guaranteed the departure!

Sept 26 – 28 – Space is running out!

Sept 28 – Oct 4


Cycling Puglia’s White Villages Plus! the Salento

Beautifully situated on the Adriatic Coast between the spur and heel of Italy’s “boot” lies Puglia. Nestled against the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean ancient Greek and Italian cultures mingle among hillside vineyards, olive groves, and whitewashed villages. Join us as we begin our bicycling journey in Matera, a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, where dwellings carved into limestone caves create an enchanted and ancient stone city. We’ll pedal east toward Alberobello, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, through a landscape filled with unique conical shaped dwellings known as trulli. Continue to the striking “Cittá Bianca” or “White City” of Ostuni before heading south to Grottaglie, famed for its ceramics, and the important coastal towns of Gallipoli and Otranto where you’ll revel in impromptu stops at the beautiful beaches of the Ionian Sea that attract visitors from all over Italy. Our final stop brings us back inland to Lecce, the baroque Florence of Southern Italy where palatial streets welcome us. Along the way you’ll enjoy meals prepared with Italian, Greek, and Middle Eastern influences and discover the warmth and hospitality of Southern Italy’s friendliest people.

A few highlights to look forward to:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Sassi of Matera and trulli of Alberobello, White city of Ostuni, Cheese tasting, Locorotondo, Ancient olive mill visit, Via Traiana, Otranto, Lecce – the baroque Florence of Southern Italy, The tip of the heel of Italy’s boot, Grottaglie and its ceramics!

2020 Departure dates:

Cycling Puglia’s White Villages (7-day)

Apr 26- May 2

May 10 -16  – Space is running out!

Sept 13 – 19 – Guaranteed to Go!

Cycling Puglia’s White Villages Plus! the Salento (11-day)

Apr 26- May 6

May 10 – 20 – Space is running out!

Sept 13 – 23 – Guaranteed to Go!


 

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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