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About ExperiencePlus!,  Travel Planning: Hotel Recommendations

Accommodations We Love – Part 5

Cycling the Best of Southern Tuscany Piccolo Hotel La Valle is situated just outside the walls of the hilltop town of Pienza, a UNESCO Heritage Site which is also famous... Read More »

Cristina in Florida during her cross country tour in 2012

About ExperiencePlus!

An Italian Tour Leader Tours America

Italian tour leader Cristina Taioli spent March traveling through Texas, Colorado and Florida visiting ExperiencePlus! alum, hosting happy hours and talking about her extensive travels throughout the world and particularly... Read More »

Destinations: Argentina,  Destinations: Chile,  About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

que dia es hoy – patagonia

This month we’d like to share a very entertaining blog from Hess Kim who was on the December 10 – 20, 2011, Bicycling Patagonia’s Lake District Plus! the Island of... Read More »

Destinations: Costa Rica

A Virtual Day on Tour in Costa Rica

As winter approaches we thought it a perfect time to inspire you with a virtual day tour through tropical Costa Rica. ExperiencePlus!  has four tours and numerous departure dates to... Read More »


The Italians by Luigi Barzini

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Traveler Bill Giovinazzo. I know there is a God. I know that he/she is good, kind, and loving. There is no doubt in my mind about this... Read More »


Soufflé of Parmesan Cheese

Sformato di Parmigiano or Soufflé of Parmesan Cheese We often receive requests from customers who have eaten something fabulous on tour and are hopeful that we can find or have... 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 »

An ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tour customer atop Mt Ventoux

About ExperiencePlus!: Rider Spotlight

Why I Bike: Episode 7

Dave Forester (ExperiencePlus! Customer): Given my poor golf scores, it is a better use of my time to spend a few hours biking the local byways than searching for small... 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 »


From Paola’s Kitchen: Cold Borscht Soup

When Rick and I were in Poland about to begin our Krakow to Budapest bike tour in 2009 I tasted a delicious borscht soup. This recipe reminds me of that... Read More »

Destinations: Italy

Bicycle through History in Sicily in Preparation for …

Sicily looms large in the minds of Americans when they think of Italy because this, the largest island in the Mediterranean region, sent something like a million and a half... Read More »

Bicycle Advocacy

Safe Cycling is Smart Cycling

The League of American Bicyclists is the nation’s premier bicycle advocacy group which, over the last forty years, has developed THE national standard in bicycle safety education. It is unfortunate... Read More »


Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac

Short, simple, amusing, wistful and at times leaving you with the urge to jump on your bike, the Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac is exactly what one might expect from a... Read More »

Primosten in Croatia


Hvarska Gregada (Fish Stew)

Hvarska Gregada or Fish Stew Here’s a recipe from our final dinner in Hvar, Croatia on our Bicycling the Islands of the Dalmatian Coast tour. It’s a traditional Dalmatian fish... Read More »

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