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Bicycling Italy

  • Accommodations We Love – Part 5

    Cycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Piccolo Hotel La Valle is situated just outside the walls of the hilltop town of Pienza, a UNESCO Heritage Site which is also famous for its fabulous sheep cheese. You’ll reach it on day… Read full article

  • How I Bicycled Across Italy In 12 Days

    By ExperiencePlus! traveler JR Meda June 11: My wife, Cheri and I had waited a year to finally fly from Denver to Frankfurt, Germany on the 1st segment of our dream vacation to bicycle across Italy in celebration of our… Read full article

  • Adventures in Tuscany

    June Wheeler and her partner Peter Herzog hail from the flatlands of Minnesota and completed their 7th ExperiencePlus! tour, Bicycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Plus! Florence in September 2011.  June kept a blog throughout the trip and whether or… Read full article

  • Accommodations We Love – Part 4

    Cycling the Languedoc Our hotel in Nimes on day one of the Cycling the Languedoc tour is one with a rich history and is newly renovated and refurbished in modern taste.  The hotel’s name, “Le Cheval Blanc” has been around… Read full article

  • Accommodations We Love – Part 2

    Cycling Piemonte Plus! Lago Maggiore: The 18th century Tenimento Castle in Piedmont sits amidst expansive grounds and the lovely green space invites you to relax and enjoy the spacious central courtyard. At the end of your bike ride, pedal down… Read full article

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    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 of customers asked us to design a tour that included… Read full article

  • ExperiencePlus! founder Rick Price with Lake Como in Italy

    Exciting Cycling Opportunities in the Italian Lakes

    Tell your friends that you are going bicycling in the “Lake District” and most of them will think of England and the romantic English poets like Coleridge and Wordsworth.  But our Lake District bicycle tour of Italy is pure Italian… Read full article

  • 40th Anniversary Bicycle Tour of Italy

    Back in 1972 ExperiencePlus! offered the first-ever commercial bicycle tour in Italy and on June 6 – 17, 2012 we invite you to help us celebrate our 40-year anniversary with a very special departure of the tour that started it… Read full article

  • Veneto and the Dolomites with ExperiencePlus!

    Bicycling Italy’s Veneto and the Dolomites – Twice

    Each year at least one or two of our travelers registers for a bicycling trip that they’ve done previously. With so many places in the world to bicycle, we wonder, why do the same trip twice?   When John Sadler… Read full article

  • The Geography of Uniting Italy: 1860 through 1871

    As we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification by bicycling from Marsala, Sicily to Turin in Italy’s Piedmont, the actual 15oth anniversary came and went on March 17 this year.  That was the day that Italy officially… Read full article

  • Bicycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Plus …

    Wanting to share some of the best of Italy, the ExperiencePlus! Italian tour leaders and I desired to develop a cycling tour that would combine the most exciting areas of Tuscany and Umbria (the green heart of Italy). This came… Read full article

  • Would You Like a Western Movie with that Spaghetti?

    What do Clint Eastwood, Andalucia in southern Spain, the Italian island of Sardinia and Italian composer Ennio Morricone have in common?  Surely you’ve heard of “spaghetti westerns” – “A Fistful of Dollars,” “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” “Once… Read full article

  • Cycling and Eating through the Piedmont Region of Italy

    When people ask me what my favorite bike tour in Italy is, I always say Venice to Florence or Venice to Pisa because I think it is such a great introduction to Italy. But, if you were to ask me… Read full article