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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 »

ExperiencePlus! Traveler John Owen Paints Provence

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

Traveler John Owen Paints Provence

A Painter’s Cycling Journey Through Provence Q & A with ExperiencePlus! Traveler John Owens John Owen has been commuting by bicycle since 1971 when he rode to the University of... Read More »

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Our 2016 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winners!

Meet Our Winners Q & A with ExperiencePlus! 2016 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winners Each year, as we review applications for our Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T), we... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Hiring Event for Tour Leaders

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The Secret To Our Success

The Secret to Our Success BEHIND THE SCENES AT AN EXPERIENCEPLUS! TOUR LEADER HIRING EVENT People often ask how we keep such a high rate of return customers. We’ve grown... Read More »

Cycle Tours France

Destinations: France,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

My First Bike Tour

My First Bike Tour  Conquering Fear and Finding Bliss Last fall, with no bike travel experience or real training to speak of, I went on my first guided cycling tour.... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Travel Stories

Norie Quintos Cycles The Dordogne

Reflections On A Bike Tour Of The Dordogne Q & A With Norie Quintos Norie Quintos is an Editor at Large at Nat Geo Travel Media, as well as a... Read More »

Cate Dollard winner of ExperiencePlus!'s S.A.T.T winner and her Inven Team

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The Gift of Giving

2015 Send A Teacher Traveling: The ExperiencePlus! Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T.)  program recognizes outstanding K – 12 public school teachers throughout the United States by encouraging teachers to participate... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! arrow along Spain's Camino de Santiago

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The ExperiencePlus! Chalk Arrow Advantage

Just Follow the Arrows The unmistakable ExperiencePlus! chalk arrow is the primary tool for providing guided independence for all riders. These arrows serve as a personal navigation beacon and are... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!,  Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile

Meet Your Tour Leaders: Juan Pablo Mansilla

Meet Your Tour Leader Q & A with Juan Pablo Mansilla Juan Pablo or “Jata” has been leading ExperiencePlus! tours in Chile and Argentina since 2005. He was born and... Read More »

Mary Kay on the Camino de Santiago

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Spain

One Pilgrim’s Way

You’re doing what? Why on earth….? You’re walking how far? By yourself? How long will that take you? Are you crazy? Do you speak any Spanish? Some of these questions... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Michela Bresciani climbing in the mountains above Lake Garda

About ExperiencePlus!,  Destinations: Italy

Meet Your Tour Leaders – Michela Bresciani

Michela began leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2012.  She has an amazing variety of interests and though she is quite an accomplished athlete she prefers to gauge her accomplishments today... Read More »

Rick Price - Santa stops by the Fort Collins, CO office

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17 Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for the cyclists or traveler in your life? Our staff in Italy and the USA are here to help with 17 gift giving ideas. The... Read More »

Bicycling in Austria and Slovenia with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations: Austria,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Slovenia

Enjoying the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia

Eastern Austria is less frequented by Americans than, say, Vienna or Salzburg. But while it cannot rival the historic and cultural significance of those three-star attractions, it can certainly hold... Read More »

Guy Lothian in Catalonia with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight,  Destinations: Spain

Cyclists of Spain by Guy Lothian

ExperiencePlus! traveler Guy Lothian impressed us with his talent for words and we love this ode that was inspired by “an afternoon encounter with some serious local cyclists” during the... Read More »

Florence photo by ExperiecnePlus! traveler Jacquie Malanga

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

She’s Back – The 2014 SATT Winner

Jacqueline Malanga was the winner of the 2014 Send a Teacher Traveling Award and she’s recently returned from the ExperiencePlus! Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa ride so we thought... Read More »

Reviews,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

If I Only Had A Brain – by Dennis Globus

A few months back I received an email from a longtime traveler of ours who asked if someone at our office would be willing to review his new self-published book... Read More »

Montse in Catalonia with part of the 89er club - 5 riders who have done 89 trips with ExperiencePlus

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Introducing Three New Tour Leaders

ExperiencePlus! has added three new tour leaders to our staff in Europe and we wanted to tell you a bit more about the exceptional people you might be traveling with... Read More »

Starr and another rider enjoy the views in Patagonia's Lakes District with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Bicycle Patagonia: It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

By ExperiencePlus! travelers Starr and Phil Teague The Patagonia Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé bicycle trip was one of our best vacation experiences ever. The biking was challenging... Read More »

Philipp in Andalucia tasting sherry.

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Meet Your Tour Leaders: Philipp Alexander Schmitt

We’d like to introduce you to Philipp Alexander Schmitt, our in-house Camino de Santiago historian and specialist (he’s written a pilgrim’s diary and will read from it on tour for... Read More »

2014 ExperiencePlus! SATT Winner and her class

News,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

2014 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winner

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is very pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winner –  Jacqueline Malanga! What were your first thoughts when you received Maria... Read More »

Cristina Taioli - ExperiencePlus! tour leader

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Cristina Taioli Survives the Polar Vortex

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Cristina Taioli spent over a month touring the U.S. visiting our travelers, spreading the word about bicycle touring and doing her best to survive one of the... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Enrico Dal Monte stops to join a card game in Sicily.

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Get to Know Your Tour Leaders: Enrico Dal Monte

Enrico was born in Italy and has been leading tours for ExperiencePlus! in Belgium, Spain, France, and Italy since 2010, and has very quickly become one of our most popular... Read More »

ExperiencePlus! on Facebook

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2013’s Greatest Hits on the ExperiencePlus! Facebook...

With the beginning of the New Year we thought we’d highlight some of 2013’s most popular features on the joys of travel and bicycling from the ExperiencePlus! facebook page. We... Read More »

Jim and Sari on their ExperiencePlus! tandem in Spain

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Confessions of a Tandem Cyclist

Jim and Sari Rosokoff live in Glastonbury, CT, a suburb of Hartford.  Three years ago, Jim retired after 32 years as a solo dermatologist, after being inspired by other retired... Read More »

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Cristina Taioli’s 2014 Travels in the United States

Every winter, Cristina Taioli, longtime bicycle tour leader for ExperiencePlus! bicycle tours, spends a month traveling in the United States meeting up with past travelers and hosting happy hours and... Read More »

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