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Recipes,  Destinations: Spain

Spanish Tapas

Simply Spanish Tapas: Entertaining Made Easy The first time I traveled to Spain I ordered a glass of wine in a bar and along with it came a tiny assortment... 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 »

Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

Recipe: Insalata Di Farro (Cold Farro Salad)

Umbria’s Great Grain A versatile and easy addition to summer meals. Walk through a farmers market in Italy and you’ll experience the country’s deeply rooted passion for fresh food. Noses... Read More »

Acetaia Cavalli

Destinations: Italy

Two Delights from Italy’s Culinary Cycling Tour

Bea Tassinari has been working with ExperiencePlus! in various capacities including tour leader, country coordinator, Italian office manager since the 1990s.  She is the go to person if you have... 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 »

Certified experts in gelato!

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy

Culinary Delights Tour Hits the Gelato Lab

The 8 and 11 day ExperiencePlus! Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights tours feature a visit to the lab at the Carpigiani Gelato Museum and University, a fabulous opportunity to study an... Read More »

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: France,  Destinations: Italy

A Taste of Aphrodisiac Diamonds on Tour

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Pia de Richemont What did Marilyn Monroe, Mussolini and President Truman have in common? Fame? Certainly. Insomnia? Quite likely. But the three of them also shared... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Cyclist Seeks Puglian Cheese and Curious Cows

Selecting a bonus “theme” to take with me on my ExperiencePlus! cycling trips has always enhanced my excitement and sense of discovery about an area. When I found out I... Read More »

Pasta making demonstration.

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

New Culinary and Cycling Tour in Italy

If we’ve learned one thing at ExperiencePlus! over the past forty years it is that our cyclists love to eat.  So it was no surprise in 1991 when a group... Read More »

Carcassonne

Destinations: France

New in France – Cycling the Languedoc

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... Read More »

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: France,  Recipes

Interview with Chef Erick Vedel

A local Provençal chef tells us about his passion for food and how it has pervaded other areas of his life. Each year he opens his home to us on... Read More »

Photo byExperiencePlus! Traveler John Clevenger

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

Per la Cena or What’s for Dinner?

An interview with Bea Tassinari who coordinates meals on ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours in Italy. Bea can you tell us a little about the process of deciding what’s for dinner on... Read More »

Destinations: France

Provence: Ruins, History, Artists, Authors, Wine, Culinary...

Provence: Ruins, History, Artists, Authors, Wine, Culinary and Cycling Delights If you’ve dreamed of bicycling through Provence we have three opportunities for you this fall; our Cycling Provence, Cycling Provence... Read More »

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