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Destinations: Germany

Cycling Bavaria’s Romantic Road

“As Pretty As It Gets” ~ Cycling Bavaria’s Romantic Road Ride Across The Land of Storybook Villages To the Base of the Austrian Alps “This is as pretty as a tour... Read More »

Afternoon at an outdoor cafe

Recipes

Franzbrötchen

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... Read More »

Ravenna

Travel Planning: Movie and Reading List,  Reviews

The Emperor and The Saint….

The Emperor and The Saint Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Francis of Assisi, and Journeys to Medieval Placesm by Richard F. Cassady As the Foreword states, this book is the biography... Read More »

Destinations: Austria,  Destinations: Germany

What’s So Special About Cycling in Bavaria?

When you think Germany, what images come to mind? Lederhosen, pretzels, beer, sausages? If that sounds about right, you are actually thinking of Bavaria, a very special part of Germany.... Read More »

Recipes

Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise

April marks the beginning of asparagus season in Germany and in France and is cause for celebration because it also means that spring has finally arrived. In Germany asparagus fever... Read More »

Regensberg. Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler John Clevenger

Reviews

The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch

ExperiencePlus! traveler Jeff Berger reviews the third novel in the Hangman’s Daughter series. The newly released third novel in the series, The Beggar King, finds the Hangman Jacob Kuisl, in... Read More »

Reviews

The Hangman’s Daughter and The Dark Monk

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Jeff Berger The Hangman’s Daughter and the sequel The Dark Monk, originally published in German to wide acclaim, were written by Oliver Pötzsch, the descendent of... Read More »

About ExperiencePlus!,  Travel Planning: Hotel Recommendations

Accommodations We Love – Part 3

Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country Plus! The Pacific Coast: In the Chilean hills with an expanse of vineyards in view sits Tabonko, a wine estate with rustic guest houses, which serves... Read More »

Destinations: Germany,  Destinations: Hungary

“50 Tours of a Lifetime” – The Danube

National Geographic Traveler has honored ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours once again by naming our Bicycling the Danube from Germany to Vienna Plus! Hungary tour as one of “50 Tours of a... Read More »

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Recipes

Ramsons or Bear Garlic Soup

Philipp Alexander Schmitt, one of our Tour Leaders in Germany and Spain, recently shared his version of Bear Garlic Soup which some of our travelers will remember fondly from their... Read More »

Recipes

Bavarian Apple Torte

Bavarian Apple Torte ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours has a tradition of celebrating birthdays with a dessert from an area that one of our bicycle tours travels through. This month we sampled... Read More »

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