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  • Daria Bondavalli

    Daria Bondavalli

    I was an exchange student in Brazil for six months at age 16. It changed my life by sparking the desire to know more about other places and cultures. At university I studied social work, with an emphasis on working… Read full article

  • ava costello

    Ava Costello

    Ava is originally from Bloomington, Indiana. She moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University, earning a degree in Natural Resource Tourism in May of 2023.  After completing her internship with ExperiencePlus, she wanted to continue to expand her knowledge… 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

  • Jules Horton

    Jules Horton is the Purveyor of Cycling Adventures at ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours. She bicycled in more than 20 countries on a year ling, self-supported bicycle tour around the world, which covered more than 14,000 miles. Her career in the adventure travel… Read full article

  • US Staff Eileen McCluskey

    Eileen McCluskey

    Eileen grew up in New Jersey and moved around with her military spouse before settling down in Colorado to raise her family. She first started at ExperiencePlus! As a customer on the Lakes District tour in 2018 and started scheming and… Read full article

  • US Staff Seth Jansen

    Seth Jansen

    Seth grew up in Colorado enjoying the outdoors through backcountry snowboarding, biking, and backpacking. But he comes to ExperiencePlus! more through his background in technology and project management than in travel or adventure. Seth has a degree in mechanical engineering and… Read full article

  • Andrea Segura

    Andrea Segura

    We prefer to call her indispensable Andrea, as she helps the Fort Collins office to stay afloat. She started with ExperiencePlus! as an intern from Colorado State University, and now works full time after graduating in May 2016 with a degree… Read full article

  • Nadine Dirksen

    A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved here from lush Bavaria to be with her American husband. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, CrossFit,… Read full article

  • US Staff Carol Busch

    Carol Busch

    Carol had the great fortune to develop her passion for bicycle travel in the late 1990s when she first worked for ExperiencePlus! as a marking associate, tour guide, and tour developer. Convinced as needed to find ‘more purposeful’ work, she went… Read full article

  • Tour Leader Andrea Garreffa

    Andrea Garreffa

    Andrea was born near the Cinque Terre in Savona, Italy, and raised in Bologna. He earned a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies with a focus on environmental issues and has studied in Italy, Spain, California, and Washington, D.C. Since 2007… Read full article