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ExperiencePlus! in the Media in 2015

“The World’s Coolest Bike Tours” – Bicycling, 2015 Bicycling magazine called our classic 45 day ExpeditionPlus! tour from St. Petersburg to Istanbul one of the “World’s Coolest Bike Tours.” Read the full...Read More »

Italy's Lake's District with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations > Italy

2016 Cycling Italy’s Lakes District

“And, Como! Thou, a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself,… thy chestnut woods and garden plots” as William Wordsworth wrote, seemingly breathlessly as he attempted to render his impressions...Read More »

Overlooking Florence

Destinations > Italy

Tuscany Two Ways in 2016

ExperiencePlus! has re-imagined our popular cycling tours in Tuscany. You decide what works best for you: Classic Tuscany – Cycling the Best of Southern Tuscany (Plus! Florence) OR Explore off the...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! has a new website!


Ready to Wow and Inform

ExperiencePlus! is excited to introduce our new website and we hope you are wowed by our fresh look,  larger photos, simple navigation paths, and interactive maps. What’s new? Download itinerary...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! on Facebook

About ExperiencePlus!

2013’s Greatest Hits on the ExperiencePlus! Facebook...

With the beginning of the New Year we thought we’d highlight some of 2013’s most popular features on the joys of travel and bicycling from the ExperiencePlus! facebook page. We...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! sunflowers along the Camino. Photo by Gigi Ragland


7 Things We Are Excited About In November

Number 1:  You have one more week to take advantage of our $200, per person, Early Booking Discount on a 2014 bicycling tour in Europe. Book by Friday, November 15th...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 »


Is Your Bucket List Departing Without You?

ExperiencePlus! is very happy to report that the number of bicycle touring fans continues to grow. We have already sold out 11 departures and 16 more have just a few...Read More »


Destinations > Italy

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...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 »



Daube Provençale or Beef Stew with Wine

Daube Provençale or Beef Stew with Wine This month’s recipe comes to us from Josette Smyrl who coordinated hotels and meals for ExperiencePlus! for years. Now retired and living near...Read More »


Destinations > Argentina, Destinations > Chile

Winter Tour Updates: Chile and Argentina

Although we may feel like we have perfected each and every tour itinerary we offer, over the years we’ve learned that more often than not they are a work in...Read More »



Piadina or Flatbread

Piadina* or Flatbread Ingredients: 5 cups (500 grams) of unbleached flour, soft flour if you can find it 2 teaspoons (10 grams) salt 5/8 cup (70 grams) of rendered lard...Read More »

European Staff at the ExperiencePlus! Headquarters in Italy

About ExperiencePlus!

Introducing New Staff and Tour Leaders

A New Face in the U.S. Office: ExperiencePlus! is very pleased to introduce you to our new Reservations and Sales Associate Jo Baldwin. You will get to know Jo well...Read More »

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Owners recognized as Top Guides in the World

We are very proud to be featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s  “50 Tours of a Lifetime” issue for both ExperiencePlus!’s itineraries and tour guides. Our Bicycling the Danube Plus!...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 »


Destinations > Italy

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...Read More »


Destinations > Italy

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...Read More »


Destinations > France, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

Bicycling Alsace – The Inaugural Journey

After the Cycling the Vineyards of Alsace trip debut in July 2010, cyclists proclaimed that the tour had earned itself an instant place on their “best trips ever” lists because...Read More »


Destinations > Italy

The Italia 150 ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Ride

Covers the Length of Italy While Italians may continue to bicker over whether Giuseppe Garibaldi made a huge mistake 150 years ago in uniting the South of Italy with the...Read More »


Destinations > Chile

Chile: A New Destination with a Familiar Twist

In October 2009 I was fortunate enough to head south and help lead our inaugural bicycle tour through Chile’s wine country.  ExperiencePlus! is proud to be one of the first...Read More »


News, Destinations > Spain

National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is very proud to announce that our bicycle tour: Cycling the Camino de Santiago: Roncesvalles to Santiago in Spain has been recognized as one of National Geographic...Read More »


Destinations > Argentina

Discovering Northern Argentina with Javier Lardone

When I was asked to write about our Discover Northern Argentina bike tours, the first thing that came to my mind was: how do I begin to describe this place?...Read More »