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  • Recipes

    Recipe: Belgian Endive and Grilled Apricot Salad

    Bitter Sweet The Belgian endive takes on both tastes Belgian endives, sometimes called white gold, are a versatile ingredient that can be served raw or cooked. When served raw, endives add a crisp, bitter element to dishes. When cooked,  the… Read full article

  • 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 plunge into bunches of basil and against melons as shoppers… Read full article

  • Chile / Recipes

    Recipe: Chile’s Take on the Pisco Sour

    The Pisco Sour Cool drink. Hot debate. After a day of cycling along the stunning beaches of Chile’s Central Coast and landing in the little fishing village of Duao, ExperiencePlus! riders found one pisco sour recipe in particular that might be… Read full article

  • Recipes

    Recipe: Denmark’s Rye Bread – Rugbrød

    Denmark’s Dark, Healthy Rye Old Meets “New Nordic” Cuisine Thoughts of cycling through Denmark likely take your mind to charming Danish towns, coastlines sculpted by striking fjords, and retired Viking ships docked along historic harbors. Most of us don’t think… Read full article

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    15-Minute Pasta Recipe: Strozzapreti

    Strozzapreti “STRANGLE THE PRIEST” A PASTA STEEPED IN TRADITION Preparing and having lunch together is a long-held tradition for staff at the Farm, our headquarters in Italy. This simple, delicious pasta dish makes regular appearances because you can have it… Read full article

  • Cycling The Italian Lakes District


    Manzo All’Olio Di Rovato or Rovato Beef

    Manzo All’Olio Di Rovato Or “Beef In Oil” A tip of the “Priest’s Hat”  from the Franciacorta Region of Northern Italy An Italian alternative to a classic Sunday beef roast, try this long stewed beef dish from the Franciacorta Region Of… Read full article

  • Cappelletti - from Romagna


    Cappelletti in Brodo

    Thanks to my parents’ crazy idea that maybe – just maybe – people would want to travel the world by bike, I grew up spending May through September in Italy from when I was 9 months old until I was 23.  In… Read full article

  • Recipes

    Recipe: Paczki or Polish Donuts

    In between the rolling hills of Sierockie, Poland, Grandma Zoisa lives quietly in a tiny village with a population of around 500 residents. The Tatra Mountains watch over her small cottage and encourage a crispness from the morning air. Grandma… Read full article

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    I am beside myself with excitement about our new cycling tour that goes from Copenhagen to Berlin! One reason is a food item you will undoubtedly encounter along the way — Franzbrötchen. Germans love their little pastries and Franzbrötchen includes… Read full article

  • ExperiencePlus! cyclist in the Dolomites


    South Tyrolean Apple Soup

    Don’t you love South Tyrol and its unique mix of Italian and Austrian culture, languages, tradition and cuisine? On top of its cultural fascination, to me South Tyrol is the embodiment of sophisticated Alpine food and drink, which manages to… Read full article

  • Romesco Sauce - photo courtesy of wikipedia


    Romesco Sauce

    Tour leader Joan Escosura shares this recipe for Romesco Sauce which is a specialty of  the Catalonia region of Spain where he lives (and leads bicycle tours!) Joan also wisely points out that giving a recipe for a sauce is… Read full article

  • Recipes

    Melon with Black Pepper and Mint

    Melone Ghiacciato con Menta  or Melon with Black Pepper and Mint This refreshing dish comes to us from Bea Tassinari, our Country Coordinator in Italy, who also helps coordinate lunches at “the farm” our headquarters in Italy. Join us on… Read full article

  • Cucumber, Radish and Parsley Salad


    Cucumber, Radish and Parsley Salad

    This salad is always a hit as we jump into the spring and summer growing seasons. It is crunchy, nutritional, easy to make and attractive to serve. Many simple variations are available making this salad a go-to recipe. Try adding… Read full article

  • Flavor Your Olive Oil


    Flavor Your Olive Oil

    ExperiencePlus! tour leader Yorgos Paraskevopoulos is from Kalamata, Greece and has been leading tours with us since 1999. He lives in Kalamata, Greece where he harvests and cares for his family’s olive trees. This month he offers suggestions on ways… Read full article

  • Recipes

    Winter Vegetable Soup

    Here’s a toasty winter vegetable soup to keep you warm as you wait for spring to finally arrive. Serves 4 1/4 cup diced carrot 1/4 cup diced celery 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup diced onion 2 sage leaves (or 1… Read full article

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    Unripe Olive Oil: Less is More

    ExperiencePlus! tour leader Yorgos Paraskevopoulos, hails from Kalamata, Greece and has been leading tours with us since 1999. He lives in Kalamata, Greece where he harvests and cares for his family’s olive trees.  In this article he tells us about a… Read full article

  • Cycling in Ireland with ExperiencePlus!


    Chocolate Guinness, Bailey’s, and Whiskey Cupcakes

    Looking for an inspired Valentine’s Day gift for the love of your life? We have the perfect idea – A bicycling tour of Ireland presented with this decadent and delicious chocolate cupcake featuring Guinness, Bailey’s, and Jameson’s whiskey. This recipe… Read full article

  • Riserva dello Zingaro Sicily


    A Sicilian Feast

    I just came back from an hiking trip on the eastern side of Sicily that included Catania, Siracusa, Val di Noto, Ragusa, to name just a few of the gorgeous places I visited. Inspired by my travels and the wonderful… Read full article