ExperiencePlus! Blog


  • Recipe: German Pretzel

    Search For The Perfect Pretzel Bavaria Is Hard To Beat I love travel for the endless opportunity to experience new cultures and cuisines. As a German native, one of the few culinary delights that I’ve longed for since moving to Colorado… Read full article

  • Bike Tours in Bavaria

    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 can get” says Joan Escosura, Tour Manager of Germany, Spain,… Read full article

  • Afternoon at an outdoor cafe


    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 — Franzbrötchen. Germans love their little pastries and Franzbrötchen includes… Read full article

  • Ravenna

    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 of a “giant” who traveled, ruled and fought across most… Read full article

  • 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. But, what is it exactly that makes cycling and exploring… Read full article

  • 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 continues until mid-June and takes many forms including competitions to… Read full article

  • Regensberg. Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler John Clevenger

    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 Regensburg, coincidentally the starting place for the Experience Plus! Bicycling… Read full article

  • 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 a long line of hangmen, including Jakob Kuisl, the protagonist… Read full article

  • “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 Lifetime” for 2011! Last year, our Camino de Santiago: Roncesvalles… Read full article

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    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 adventure  Bicycling Bavaria’s Back Roads. Bear garlic is also known… Read full article

  • 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 a Bavarian Apple Torte inspired by our Romantic Road bicycle… Read full article