September 2011 Rambler Newsletter

by ExperiencePlus! - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Rambler Newsletter

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Welcome to the September 2011 ExperiencePlus! Rambler

Dear Folks,

How did it get to be September again so quickly? We are looking forward to an enjoyable Freccia the ExperiencePlus! farm cat shows off her yoga moves.autumn of seeing both old and new friends as our office in Europe scurries to prepare the final details for the busiest month in our 2011 cycling season with 17 departures starting in September.  Though a number of these trips are sold out we have space available on September and October tours in Italy, Croatia and our award winning tour along the Danube.

2012 European Cycling Tours – $200, per person, Early Booking Discount.
September also marks the beginning of our annual Early Booking Discounts on our European destinations. You’ll find all the 2012 dates and prices on our website so book now and save $400 per couple on next year’s cycling trip in Europe. Re-Cyclers, we encourage you to register soon as the number of Re-Cycle discounts per departure is limited.

New 2012 Cycling Destinations in Italy, France and the Czech Republic.
We are very excited to tempt you with 5 new cycling itineraries in Europe. We’ve created a new grand tour in Provence that combines the highlights of our Cycling Provence and Best of Provence tours. There is also a new tour in the Languedoc and French Catalonia that includes a stay in Carcassonne, perhaps the best preserved fortress town in Europe. We’ll also head back to cycle the Czech Republic to explore fairytale villages. And last, but certainly not least, check out our two new tours in Italy featuring the Lakes District and Emilia Romagna, the culinary capital of Italy. Read more about each of these tours in this newsletter.

Don’t forget to submit your favorite travel photos in our contest; it could be you who wins a free tour.

Until next month,

Monica and Maria Elena Malpezzi Price

Cycling the Languedoc Plus! French Catalonia

With a variety of landscapes bathed by the Mediterranean sun and connected with a vast network of small country roads that extend from the sea to the mountains, the Languedoc is a region ideally discovered by bicycle. Experience all of the character of southern France cycling through picturesque small villages built of sun-toasted limestone enlivened by center squares filled with farmer’s markets, locals gossiping over their pastis drinks, and heated games of boules played with heavy steels balls polished by the calloused hands of French retirees.

Read more about Cycling the Languedoc Plus! French Catalonia.

Cycling the Czech Republic Plus! Česky Krumlov

The Czech Republic is home to over 2,000 preserved castles; there are more per square mile than any other country in the world with each telling the story of both the conquerors and the conquered, and the respective shifts in artistic design with each change of power.

Read more about Cycling the Czech Republic Plus! Česky Krumlov

Bicycling Italy’s Lake District Plus!

Since Roman times Italy’s lakes Maggiore, Como, and Garda have attracted visitors seeking the mild micro-climates that allow citrus trees and olives to grow further north than their typical habitat on or near the Mediterranean Sea.  Add to that climate formal Renaissance gardens, 17th century villas, alpine views, and lively lakeside villages, and you have a delightful bicycle tour through northern Italy.

Read more about Cycling Italy’s Lake District Plus!

Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence

Just when you thought Provence couldn’t get any better ExperiencePlus! has combined two of our most popular tours in France to create one spectacular tour that has it all. Drawing on decades of our traveler’s reviews about what they like best in Provence, we have decided to put them all into one grand tour.

Read more about Cycling the Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence.

Cycling Italy’s Culinary Delights: Emilia Romagna Plus! Bologna

Gelato anyone?

The great thing about this tour is that it allows you to experience the best of Italy’s homemade pasta, Parma ham and cheese, balsamic vinegar, and it takes you through the center of so many cultural icons that make Italy unique.

Read more about the new Culinary Delights: Emilia Romagna Plus! Bologna.

Happy Cycling until next month!

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