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Destinations > France

Little Blue’s Big Adventure

A Bike’s-Eye View Cycling the South of France Hey there, Little Blue here! Or, as the mechanics tend to call me, bike model Ti73/1. I’m part of the ExperiencePlus! bike...Read More »

Bike Picnic

Recipes, Travel Tips

Recipe: Picnicking While on a Bike Tour

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a...Read More »

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Reviews, Travel Planning

Touring Club Italiano (TCI)

Paola and I just returned from two weeks in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, where we explored small towns, villages and the regional capital of Bari relying mostly on guidebooks...Read More »

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New Paths to Pedal in 2015

ExperiencePlus! is pleased to introduce you to three new cycling destinations for 2015. France: Cycling Brittany and Normandy  Just across the channel from southern England, France’s Brittany and Normandy regions...Read More »



Introducing Sightseer Tours by ExperiencePlus!

We are very excited to see that our Sightseer tour in Lake Garda was selected to be part of the National Geographic 50 Tours of a Lifetime in 2015! At...Read More »

Scrubba Wash Bag


Scrubba: A Pocket-Sized Washing Machine

My methods for doing laundry on bike trips have always left me wondering about my cleanliness. It is one reason I am a fan of Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap because...Read More »

Czech Republic

Destinations > Czech Republic

6 Reasons to Bicycle the Czech Republic

As a new mother (Lidia turned two a few months ago), I haven’t been on many bike tours the past 3 years, but this past summer I was able to...Read More »


Destinations > Argentina

Tika’s Secret about Argentina

The Place: Argentina Wild. Beautiful. Astonishing. Argentina’s diverse landscapes are nothing less than what you would expect from the second largest country in South America. It’s rich history, diverse cultural...Read More »


A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

Certain places call out to me for the mystery and the allure that they exude.  Tasmania and the Afghanistan of fifty years ago fit that category, mainly because I did...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours rear rack pack.

Travel Planning > Packing

What’s In My Rear Rack Pack

On every ExperiencePlus! trip we provide a rear rack pack to carry the items you’ll need during your ride.  As with any kind of packing, there is a delicate balance...Read More »

Dervla Murhpy in Barcelona (Courtesy of Dervla Murhpy)


Dervla Murphy, Touring Bicyclist and Traveler Extraordinaire

As you anticipate your bicycle travel adventure you would do well to prepare by reading some of Dervla Murphy’s bicycle narratives.  I can’t think of a better way to “gear...Read More »


2014 Destinations Update

Departure Dates You’ve Been Waiting For: France: Bicycling Paris to Lyon or the extended version that continues to Marseille. We’ve had an extraordinary response to this tour that follows in...Read More »

Destinations > Argentina, Destinations > Chile

6 Reasons to Bicycle Chile and Argentina

1. Discover the Unexpected. Due to their immense differences, it is somewhat unfair to talk about Chile and Argentina as if they were the same country. But, there is one...Read More »


Destinations > France

If Wishes Were Horses

Cycling on the island of Corsica has been on my wish list for nearly a decade so when I learned that I would be traveling there in September to join...Read More »



Ride the Tour Divide

Julie Horton reflects on Paul Howard’s Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide and Be Brave, Be Strong: A...Read More »


Destinations > Spain

Catalonia’s Costa Brava an Interview with Joan...

We interviewed our Spanish country coordinator and tour leader Joan Escosura about something very close to his heart – ExperiencePlus!’  new cycling trip along Catalonia’s Costa Brava which he helped...Read More »


Destinations > Italy

Discover a Whole New Tuscany

We have a secret to share — there is a little corner of Tuscany that has remained undiscovered where the bicycling is fantastic, far gentler than in the rest of...Read More »


Destinations > France

Corsica and the 2013 Tour de France

In July 2013 the Tour de France, and the rest of the world, will discover what ExperiencePlus! has known for years: that Corsica, the “Island of Beauty” as first described...Read More »


Destinations > Italy, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy

By ExperiencePlus! traveler Tamsen Granger I just got back from the ExperiencePlus! 40th Anniversary Bike Across Italy Tour – Pisa to Venice- what a trip! It was 12 days of...Read More »


Destinations > Italy, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

A Healing Journey

By ExperiencePlus! Traveler Sally LaVenture Our dream had been to ride bikes through the Italian countryside on my 60th birthday. But life got in the way, or really I should...Read More »



Nearly Gone

Picture this – you know that you are going to take a bicycle tour with ExperiencePlus! this year, you’ve even honed in on where you want to go, you might...Read More »



Send A Teacher Traveling Winner Announced

The ExperiencePlus! Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T.) recognizes outstanding K – 12 public school teachers throughout the US by encouraging teachers to participate in educational, active travel opportunities, like...Read More »

Photo Contest


Congratulations, Shutterbugs!

Our photo contest may be over, but the memories from all your shared photos remain! Thanks to all who participated and submitted wonderful photos. It was difficult to narrow down,...Read More »



40 Years of Travel and Cycling

As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our first tour across Italy back in 1972, we thought it a perfect time to look back at the ups and downs we’ve...Read More »