ExperiencePlus! Blog


  • Elu Redondo

    I’m a passionate cyclist and amateur illustrator, with a deep love for food, art and culture. Traveling is my love language. Read full article

  • Francesco Paliferi Tour Leader

    Francesco Paliferi

    He is 100% Roman who now lives in a very old farm house located in Umbria where he grows his own vegetable garden, he makes honey and produces olive oil. In 1995 he became a big supporter of the famous… Read full article

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    Iris Marischi

    She was born in Austria but discovered early that the Mediterranean was where she really wanted to live. Her passion for traveling and ancient cultures brought her into the tourism industry – it was the perfect way to travel the… Read full article

  • Italy Staff Stefania Casadei

    Stefania Casedei

    Stefania is an Italy native. She previously worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst, but left that life behind to spend more time on a bike. She has lead tours in Italy and has been with ExperiencePlus! since 2000.… Read full article

  • Betta Sazzini

    In 1996, Betta was the first ExperiencePlus! Guide to be hired outside of the Malpezzi-Price family. In between guiding tours and her current position as tour leader manager, Betta spent 15 years working as an export manager for a multinational company. Happy… Read full article

  • Massimo Malpezzi

    Massimo a.k.a. “Max” is Paola’s nephew and Monica and Maria Elena’s cousin. He has worked with ExperiencePlus! longer than any other full time employees or tour leaders. Between 2007 and 2013, Max retired from ExperiencePlus! to work as a general… Read full article

  • Michele Boglioni

    Michele grew up in a village at the base of the Alps, in Lombardy, He studied Environmental Science in Milan and tried working in the environmental law field, but the call to adventure was too great. He headed to Australia… Read full article

  • Igor Baccini

    Igor Baccini is our “Bike Fleet and Logistics Manager” at our headquarters in Italy. He takes care of our bike fleet in Europe and during the summer season he has two bike mechanics working full time for him as he… Read full article

  • John Giebler

    John Giebler

    John Giebler has led tours in France and Italy and has been with ExperiencePlus! since 2000. When he’s not leading bicycle or culinary tours, he enjoys putting his sommelier skills to practice. In 2013, he became ExperiencePlus’s Director of Tours… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Sebastiano Peyronel

    Sebastiano Peyronel

    Before leading tours with ExperiencePlus!, Sebastiano worked for mountain bike associations and as a bicycle mechanic. He lives in Piedmont close to Torino and is passionate about nature and alpine environments which he explores by hiking, climbing and skiing.  Sebastiona is passionate about… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Melanie Chilesotti

    Melanie Chilesotti

    Melanie was born and raised near Venice in the city of Padua. She fell in love with cycling at age 21 when she decided to pedal across Italy from her town in the north all the way south to Sicily.… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Lucio Gnai

    Lucio Gnai

    Lucio was born in southern Italy, in one of the small towns of Apulia in the Lecce area. He studied and lived in Bologna, where he developed a love for poetry, geography and pedals. He is a passionate cycle mechanic in… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Ivan Mercier

    Ivan Mercier

    Ivan was born in northeastern France where his parents introduced him to cycling and hiking. He earned a business degree but his passion for adventure won out. He has extensively travelled the world and has led tours in South America,… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Ilaria Zinzani

    Ilaria Zinzani

    Ilaria started leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2013, after she moved back from Berlin to her hometown of Faenza, where the ExperiencePlus! European headquarters is located. Ilaria is a full time yoga teacher, passionate traveler, love of India, and since 2017 she… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Giannis Adamoudis

    Giannis Adamoudis

    Giannis started leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2022. He is also a kitesurf and snowboard instructor. In his free time he rides his mountain bike and enjoys the outdoors with his dogs. Giannis lives in Greece and travels far and wide.  Read full article

  • Tour Leader Gian Cavini

    Gian Cavini

    In deep love with art, food nature and the outdoors.   Read full article

  • Felix Tandler

    Felix started leading tours with ExperiencePlus! in 2019. He is a passionate cyclist, connecting personal athletic challenges to travelling and getting around, or just riding up and down his beloved hills of Tuscany. He was born and grew up in Bavaria,… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Cesare Pedrini

    Cesare Pedrini

    Cesare quit his office job and started his dream career as a tour leader with ExperiencePlus! in 2019. Since then he has led tours in Italy and other European countries. Born in Italy, Cesare has lived in the UK and in… Read full article