Many of our travelers plan a bit of a cushion around their cycling adventure to have time to get over jetlag, discover new places or enjoy a bit of dolce vita before or after the tour. If this is you and you would like to extend your stay at your booked ExperiencePlus! tour’s starting or ending hotel, we’re here to help! This complimentary service is available for all our tour styles except for Explorer tours. Explorers – scroll down for a full guide on how to make your own extra night reservations.

Tour Starting and Ending Hotels

We’ll be more than happy to arrange extra nights at your tour starting and ending hotels for you so you have less work making arrangements, along with the convenience of keeping the same room for your entire stay. Refer to your tour packet for the full list of hotels. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your extra night request (Explorer tours excluded).

Tour Meeting Hotels

For some of our tours that start in more remote locations, we often designate a meeting hotel that we use as a gathering point to meet our complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle. We have have been able to arrange special rates with some meeting hotels, and would love to make your pre- or post-tour reservations there for you! Just reach out and check with us, and we’ll tell you all you need to know! (Explorer tours excluded.)

Other Hotel Recommendations

If you would like to expand your travels to other locations beyond your cycling tour, or simple see what else is out there, give our hotel recommendations a look! Find them listed under each country on our Travel Planning Pages.

Some fine print

Traveler Services, including booking extra hotel night arrangements through ExperiencePlus!, are not included in the tour pricing for Explorer Tours. For all other tour types, Traveler Services are included. ExperiencePlus! does not receive commission for any pre- or post-tour booking that you make or that we make for you. ExperiencePlus! can only book hotels listed on your booked itinerary, and for your tour dates. Any other hotel arrangements need to be made by travelers.

We strongly recommend making refundable reservations only.

Please keep in mind that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are – in rare cases – subject to change. If your tour departure is more than 6 months away, please check with us before making any bookings as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

Making your own extra night reservations

For Explorer tour participants and hands-on planners, here are a few tips:

Make your extra night hotel reservation online:

  1. Find out which are your tour starting, meeting, ending or drop-off hotels. Refer to your tour packet. Read the arrival and departure information carefully as e.g. your group might meet at a meeting hotel and then transfer to the tour starting point together.
  2. Use the hotel’s booking platform or an online hotel booking site (e.g. booking.com).We recommend booking refundable/flexible rates.
  3. In the comment box on the booking form or a follow-up email, let the hotel know you are with the ExperiencePlus! group on X date. Avoid numeric date formats to prevent confusion (e.g. write June 3, not 6/3 as this could easily mean March 6 in Europe).
  4. Make sure you receive confirmation of your reservation. 
  5. Let us know you’ve made your own reservation and we’ll be happy to reconfirm with the hotel that you’re with our group. 
  6. Keep your reservation confirmation so you can access it while traveling. 

If you need to cancel your hotel reservations, check if a penalty applies and make make sure you receive cancellation confirmation.

If you prefer to email the hotel instead  of booking online, keep in mind that it will be more difficult to provide them with your credit card information to secure your reservation (we don’t recommend that you email sensitive information like this), communication will be less prompt, and more follow-up is required.

Hotel Recommendations Map

Nadine Dirksen - A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved from lush Bavaria when she married. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, running and any other outdoor activity that involves her little black Dachshund-mix. When not having fun outside or at work, she tries her hand at different craft projects with varying success. She helps our travelers by answering all their questions before their tours and she can't wait to help you bring your dream trip to reality!

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