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Discover the Path Less Pedaled

Plan Your Next Cycling Vacation You decide when and where you want to take your next cycling tour and we’ll handle the rest!  Don’t know where to begin? We have a...Read More »

Cycle Tours France

Destinations > France, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

My First Bike Tour

My First Bike Tour  Conquering Fear and Finding Bliss Last fall, with no bike travel experience or real training to speak of, I went on my first guided cycling tour....Read More »

Munich and the Alps

Destinations > Germany, Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning

36 Hours in Munich, Germany

I love, love, LOVE Munich! Having lived there for 12 years, I have a special (sentimental) connection to this wonderful city. I started my first job there back in 2000...Read More »

Chile's Wine Country with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours


Cycling South America – Seeing is Believing

Time is running out to take advantage of our $200, per person, Early Booking Discount for our cycling tours in Argentina and Chile. What’s your pleasure? Patagonia’s Lakes District –...Read More »

Passau, Germany phot courtesy of Wikipedia

Destinations > Germany

Passau, Germany – A Local’s Guide

As a girl born and raised in Passau, I can hardly contain my excitement that ExperiencePlus! offers two Danube tours (Bicycling the Danube: Germany to Budapest and Bicycling the Danube:...Read More »

Expo 2015 Milan


Milan’s Expo 2015

What is Expo 2015? Milan is the 2015 host for this food-focused, world-wide exhibition that for epicureans is the equivalent of the Olympic Games, World Cup Soccer, or the Eurovision...Read More »

Sring in Sardinia with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours.

Travel Planning > How to Plan a Vacation, Travel Planning > Weather

Why Spring?

Each year staff in the US office review the ExperiencePlus! tour schedule and select our top choices for tours that we’d like to do. More often than not I find...Read More »

Bicycling in Austria and Slovenia with ExperiencePlus!

Destinations > Austria, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight, Destinations > Slovenia

Enjoying the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia

Eastern Austria is less frequented by Americans than, say, Vienna or Salzburg. But while it cannot rival the historic and cultural significance of those three-star attractions, it can certainly hold...Read More »


New Paths to Pedal in 2015

ExperiencePlus! is pleased to introduce you to three new cycling destinations for 2015. France: Cycling Brittany and Normandy  Just across the channel from southern England, France’s Brittany and Normandy regions...Read More »

Scrubba Wash Bag


Scrubba: A Pocket-Sized Washing Machine

My methods for doing laundry on bike trips have always left me wondering about my cleanliness. It is one reason I am a fan of Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap because...Read More »

2014 ExperiencePlus! SATT Winner and her class

News, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

2014 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winner

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is very pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Send A Teacher Traveling Award Winner –  Jacqueline Malanga! What were your first thoughts when you received Maria...Read More »

Riding in Slovenia's Julian Alps

Destinations > Austria, Destinations > Slovenia

Austria and Slovenia: Captivating and Gorgeous

I’ve always been fascinated with Slovenia—a tiny country that is at the crossroads between Western Europe and Eastern Europe, a small country similar in size to New Jersey, but filled...Read More »

La Rotonda di San Lorenzo

Destinations > Italy

The Secrets of Mantua by Enrico Dal Monte

There are many splendid and evocative places in Italy as authors from all over the world have described throughout the centuries.  There is one pearl in the middle of northern...Read More »

Dervla Murhpy in Barcelona (Courtesy of Dervla Murhpy)


Dervla Murphy, Touring Bicyclist and Traveler Extraordinaire

As you anticipate your bicycle travel adventure you would do well to prepare by reading some of Dervla Murphy’s bicycle narratives.  I can’t think of a better way to “gear...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 »

Destinations > France

If Wishes Were Horses

Cycling on the island of Corsica has been on my wish list for nearly a decade so when I learned that I would be traveling there in September to join...Read More »

Destinations > Italy, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

A Healing Journey

By ExperiencePlus! Traveler Sally LaVenture Our dream had been to ride bikes through the Italian countryside on my 60th birthday. But life got in the way, or really I should...Read More »


Nearly Gone

Picture this – you know that you are going to take a bicycle tour with ExperiencePlus! this year, you’ve even honed in on where you want to go, you might...Read More »


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 »


Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams offers you a front row seat to explore the otherwise inaccessible paintings of the Chauvet cave in southern France. Directed and narrated by Werner Herzog and...Read More »

Riding to Akrocorinth on and ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tour in Greece.

Destinations > Greece, About ExperiencePlus! > Rider Spotlight

2010 Blog Bicycling Classical Greece

In October of 2010 June Wheeler and her partner Peter Herzog joined ExperiencePlus! to Bicycle Across Classical Greece from Athens to Olympia. June kept a blog with wonderful stories and...Read More »


Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver by Anne Mustoe

Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver: By Bicycle and Train through South America by Anne Mustoe Reviewed by Monica Malpezzi Price While you don’t usually associate an English headmistresses...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 »

Travel Planning > Pre and Post Tour Planning, Travel Tips

36 hours in Aix-en-Provence, France

We’re often asked how to make the most of a brief opportunity to see Europe’s cities. This month, we provide a detailed answer for one of the most interesting cities...Read More »