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  • 4 Favorite Bike Tours You Might Have Missed

    Four Bike Tours You Might Have Missed Last month we shared our top-selling destinations (thus far) for 2017. This prompted some fun conversation within the office that began along the lines of “oh I love that tour, and Barcelona really… Read full article

  • Christo The Floating Piers

    Walk On The Water – Christo’s “Floating Piers”

     “Walk On The Water” Of Lake Iseo This Summer Visit Christo’s “Floating Piers” In The Italian Lakes District This summer, from June 18 to July 3, 2016, internationally-renowned environmental artist Christo will premier his latest monumental work, “The Floating Piers”, directly upon the… Read full article

  • Italy's Lake's District with ExperiencePlus!

    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 of the marvelous Italian Lakes District into verse. You can… Read full article

  • Overlooking Florence

    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 beaten path and enjoy a more relaxed cycling tour on… Read full article

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    2013’s Greatest Hits on the ExperiencePlus! Facebook Page

    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 featured real time updates from tours: Blogger Brice Peressini reported… Read full article

  • 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 spaces left. It’s time to stop making list of where… 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

  • 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, but our judge Jeff Bartlett has made his choices. Here… Read full article

  • 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! trips in France for a number of years. Now retired and living near Aix-en-Provence with her gardening… Read full article

  • 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 progress.  This is true for the late 2011 and 2012… Read full article

  • 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 (or scant half cup of olive oil if you prefer)… Read full article

  • European Staff at the ExperiencePlus! Headquarters in Italy

    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 because she’ll be handling all of your reservation information and… Read full article

  • 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! Hungary tour is showcased as 1 of  50 tours of… 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

  • 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

  • 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 of the region’s many treasures, brilliant colors and pastoral splendor.… Read full article

  • 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 North, ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours, is celebrating by offering you the… Read full article