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About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Finding the Plus! on her First-ever Bike Tour

Those of us who love bicycle touring know that our reasons for doing so are as varied as the places we choose to explore. But making a decision on where... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: Staff Spotlight

Meet Sara Verlicchi – Italy Tour Manager

In 2022, ExperiencePlus! celebrates 50 years of guiding award-winning bicycle tours throughout Europe and beyond. Our European staff are the backbone of our operation. Whether tour director, fleet manager, mechanic,... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Fifteen and Counting. . .

In 2022, ExperiencePlus! celebrates 50 years of guiding award-winning bicycle tours throughout Europe and beyond. Customer referrals and repeat travelers have helped us build a company that is recognized for... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: EPTurns50

EPTurns50 Sweepstakes Winner

We were inspired by the hundreds of entries we had for our 50th anniversary sweepstakes. Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite ride! Our randomly selected winning entry comes from... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: EPTurns50

Celebrating the Camino de Santiago

Note: Our 50th year celebration includes a special tribute to three Classic ExperiencePlus! tours: Bike Across Italy, Best of Provence, and Cycling the Camino de Santiago. We selected these tours for... Read More »

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Two Sisters. Ten Years Running the Family Business

ExperiencePlus! was founded in 1972 by Rick and Paola Malpezzi-Price and their daughters, Monica and Maria Elena, grew up with the business. As children, the two joined their parents on... Read More »

Passau, Germany phot courtesy of Wikipedia

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A Day On Tour With ExperiencePlus!

A Day On Tour With ExperiencePlus! Michael and Therese from HITravelTales.com joined ExperiencePlus! this summer. They shared a few of the many photos and videos they took while Bicycling the Danube... Read More »

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Tour Leader Lisa Merighi’s Take on Travel and Culture

Sharing Culture An Interview with Tour Leader Lisa Merighi Upon meeting Italian tour leader Lisa Merighi you’ll quickly learn she is a well-traveled woman of strong character. She has cycled... Read More »

Bicycle Tours in Europe

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Pointed In the Right Direction: A History of Chalk Arrows

Guided Independence A History of ExperiencePlus!’s Chalk Arrows In 1985, a group of eight cyclists in Vinci, Italy sat around after dinner. Their tour with ExperiencePlus! (then called Italian Specialty... Read More »

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Why We Travel

Why We Travel … The conversation surrounding why we travel and what happens along the way is no new concept.  One motivation that has recently surfaced to the forefront of... Read More »

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Adventures With Tour Leaders: Off Season

Adventures With Tour Leaders: Off Season Endeavors If you strike up a conversation with any of our tour leaders,  you’ll immediately note that these bicycle-loving travelers are dynamic individuals who... Read More »

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The Chalk Arrow Advantage

The Chalk Arrow Advantage Our time-tested navigation tool – how it all started In the era of limitless navigation devices (Smartphone, GPS, good ‘old fashioned’ maps), ExperiencePlus! simplifies complex routes... Read More »

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Giving back in 2016

Committed to our Community We believe in giving back! From Forli, Italy, to Fort Collins, Colorado – or wherever we find ourselves pedaling – we’re always looking for ways to... Read More »

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New Video! The Story Behind ExperiencePlus!

Two Generations, One Passion for Bicycle Travel Meet the family and learn about their passion for bicycle travel Rick Price and Paola Malpezzi Price led their first bicycle tour across... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Personal “Pluses” Bicycling Verdant Umbria:...

Personal “Pluses” On Bicycling Verdant Umbria: Saint Francis of Assisi ExperiencePlus! Traveler Shares Her Tale From Tour ExperiencePlus! rider Viola Canales has been on a number of tours with ExperiencePlus!... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Travel Stories

Our S.A.T.T. Winner’s Report On Bicycling Umbria!

She Went, She Saw, She Cycled Q&A with S.A.T.T winner Elissa Pitts Elissa Pitts was one of our two, 2016 Send a Teacher Traveling (S.A.T.T) award winners. This summer she cycled... Read More »

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: France,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Travel Stories

Seeking Supper: Adventures in Sète

New Friends And Local Favorites ExperiencePlus! Riders Find The Perfect Dinner Though it may sound counter intuitive, one of the most important elements of tour design and pre-trip planning is making... Read More »

Giovanni Valetti and crew

About ExperiencePlus!,  Destinations: Italy

The Surprising Life of Tour Leader Gabriele Monaco

Gabriele Monaco – Film Maker, Tour Leader, History Buff Q & A with Gabriele about his film Valetti – The Forgotten Hero When Gabriele Monaco isn’t leading ExperiencePlus! bicycle tours... Read More »

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