ExperiencePlus! Blog


  • ExperiencePlus customers on Costa Brava Bike Tour

    Travel with Friends

    One of the greatest joys of traveling by bike is not only making friends along the way, but having those friends turn into lifelong travel companions. Many an EP tour is composed of folks who fit this description. Some prefer… Read full article

  • Why Spring? The List is Long…

    And the time is near! Spring is just around the corner and there is no reason to miss out on one of the best bicycle touring seasons in Europe. Along with the wonderful weather and lack of crowds spring bicycle… Read full article

  • To Pack It or Not to Pack It: What to Bring on a Bicycle Tour

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  • Cycle Tours France

    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. It was my husband’s enthusiastic “bike touring conversion” that started… Read full article

  • 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 its own as a place of great beauty and comfortable… Read full article

  • 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 even if my clothes aren’t really clean at least I… Read full article

  • 2014 ExperiencePlus! SATT Winner and her class

    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 Elena’s email declaring you the winner of the 2014 SATT… Read full article

  • Riding in Slovenia's Julian Alps

    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 with alpine mountains, pristine lakes, a bit of coast and… Read full article

  • La Rotonda di San Lorenzo

    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 Italy’s Padana Valley that preserves a “magic sparkle” and has… Read full article

  • 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 up” for your own adventure (besides taking some training rides,… Read full article

  • 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 the ExperiencePlus! Cycling Corsica – the Island of Beauty trip… Read full article

  • 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 say, death changed my reality. My husband, Charley, was diagnosed… 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

  • 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 shot in 3-D this documentary is stunning and gives us… Read full article

  • 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 with Che Guevara, Anne Mustoe, author of “Che Guevara and… Read full article

  • 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 Traveler’s, “Tours of a Lifetime”! ExperiencePlus! has been offering this… Read full article