bikes available on an ExperiencePlus! Guided Bike Tour

Our Bikes

A quality bike and proper fit can make or break a bicycle tour. That is why we take great pride in providing a diverse fleet of bikes that can be specifically fitted to each cyclist's unique build. Our European bike fleet is housed at our Italy headquarters, where our expert mechanics tune every bike after each tour. Our South American fleet is similarly maintained; each bike is thoroughly tuned and inspected before heading out on tour.

Bike Accessories

Your bike comes equipped with:

  • Saddle (We offer a variety of gender-specific styles to choose from.)
  • Rear rack and rear pack (approx.11" X 6" X 7" and expandable) with: pump, patch kit, spare tube
  • Cable lock
  • Cyclometer
  • Rear light (on European tours)
  • Bell
  • Water bottle cage (all bikes have two cages except the women's mixte frame) and one optional water bottle. The bottle is for you to keep and take home. 
  • Pedal Options

Electric Bikes:

See below for the e-bike availability in Europe and South America. Please note there is an e-bike surcharge which is specified under each bike listed below. We occasionally receive requests for a "regular" bike in addition to the E-bike. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to supply two bikes to one person.

If you are interested in an E-Bike for your tour we recommend reading up on our tips here.

 

Bike Types Available in Continental Europe

Road Bike

Frame: Titanium with Carbon Fork

Gearing: Shimano 105 2x11: Compact crankset 34-50 and 11-32 cassette; Sram Rival 1x11: 40 crankset and 11-42 cassette

Tires: 700x25

*Weight: 52cm equipped with 1x11: 22 lbs; 52cm equipped with 2x11: 22.5 lbs

*Indicated bike weight includes a rear rack, rear safety light, frame pump, tool kit, and two bottle holders.

Made by Nevi, an Italian manufacturer, or Van Nicholas, a Dutch company, both of whom specialize in custom made titanium bikes, these bikes are built for cycle touring, not racing. This means that the longer head tube and fork column, and the slightly shallower head tube angle, will have you sitting pretty for a full day in the saddle yet able to take advantage of all that titanium provides a road bike - stiff, light and nimble.

Hybrid/Flat Bar Road Bike

Frame: Titanium with Carbon Fork

Gearing: Shimano SLX 3x10: 24-32-42 crankset and 11-34 cassette

Tires: 700x25

*Weight: 52cm: 26 lbs

*Indicated bike weight includes a rear rack, rear safety light, frame pump, tool kit, and two bottle holders.

Our titanium hybrid bikes are lightweight and optimized for road usage so are essentially a road bike with a flat handle bar. These custom made bikes come in both a standard and mixte (step-through) frame and are a great choice if you prefer low gears (like a mountain bike), a more upright riding position, and easier to reach brake levers. To ensure customized comfort and avoid numb hands or tired forearms while cycling our Hybrid bikes are equipped with Ergon GP touring grips.

Mixte Step Through Hybrid

Frame: Titanium with Carbon Fork

Gearing: Shimano SLX 3x10: 24-32-42 crankset and 11-34 cassette

Tires: 700x25

*Weight: 52cm: 25.8 lbs

*Indicated bike weight includes a rear rack, rear safety light, frame pump, tool kit, and two bottle holders.

**This bike only has one water bottle holder. 

Sometimes called “women’s bikes” these bikes offer the same componentry as our flat bar road bikes and a step-through frame for shorter people or for those who don't want to swing their leg over a standard frame's top tube. To ensure customized comfort and avoid numb hands or tired forearms while cycling our Hybrid bikes are equipped with Ergon GP touring grips. We've mounted another water bottle cage on the handlebar headset so that you can easily access your bottle while riding.

Hardtail Mountain Bike - for Explorer Tours in Europe

Frame: Cannondale Smartform C2 Aluminum

Fork : RockShox Reba RL, 100mm, remote lockout

Gearing: Sram NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with 11-50 cassette and 30 chainring

Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Rick, 29 x 2.25"

Weight*: size large 28.6 lbs* (without under seat bike packing bag)

*Indicated bike weight includes pedals, rear safety light, frame pump and two bottle holders.

Available on our Explorer tours, these bikes help you explore deeper, longer and in comfort! They are equipped with an under seat bike packing bag for your daily gear and adjustable stems to help make a great fit. These versatile 29” cross country style bikes are a great, light ride and with the front shock it is perfect for gravel riding.

Co-Motion and Cannondale Tandems

Frame: Steel / Aluminum

Gearing: 30x1052-30-39 crankset and 12-30 rear cassette

Tires: 700x25

*Weight: 41 lbs

*Indicated bike weight includes a rear rack, rear safety light, frame pump, tool kit, and three bottle holders.

We have a few steel Co-Motion and aluminum Cannondale road-style tandems available in Europe. Both models come with powerful disk brakes and 30-speed drive-train. Be sure to book early to lock in your tandem.

We occasionally receive requests for a “regular” bike in addition to the tandem. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to supply two bikes to one person.

E-Hybrid Bikes

Frame: Aluminum frame with front suspension

Gearing: Rapid fire Shimano Deore with 10/11 speed drivetrain

Tires: Schwalbe Big Ben (28 X 2.00") or G-One Allround Performance (29 x 2.25").

Weight: 55 lbs - make sure you are comfortable managing a heavier bike

E-Bike Surcharge: for 6 to 8 day tours the fee is $250 and for tours that are 9-15 days the fee is $300.

Our E-bikes feature state of the art technology and are a fantastic option for bicycle travelers who need a little boost. Although you still have to pedal, the E-bike drive augments your efforts.

Interested in an E-Bike for your tour? Click here.

E-Road Bikes - Limited Availability

Frame: Alloy with carbon fork

Gearing: 1 x 11-speed: Shimano GRX 600 with 40t; cassette: Shimano SLX, 11-42; OR, Shimano GRX 2 x 10-speed with 46-40 crankset and a 11 - 34 cassette.

Tires: WTB Resolute TCS 700 x 42c

Weight:  35 - 41 lbs - make sure you are comfortable managing a heavier bike.

E-bike Surcharge: for 6-8 day tours the fee is $300 and for tours that are 9-15 days the fee is $375.

Officially an e-gravel bike but we call it a touring road bike with a push! You’ll appreciate the relaxed geometry. This bike is ideal if you like the feel and handling of a road bike and you need a boost when ascending: the rear hub motor paired with the internal 250wh battery will offer a boost and if managed properly can go up to 75-80kms.

We cannot guarantee all requests, and are offering these bikes (or similar) on a first come, first serve basis. Once we receive your request, we will check availability and confirm with you via email. We are only able to accommodate people who are between 5 feet 4 inches (164 cm) and 6 feet 5 inches (197 cm) tall.

Bike Types Available in South America

Gravel Style Hybrid or Road Bike In Argentina and Chile

Frame: Aluminum frame with carbon fork

Gearing: FSA Grossamer 1x11: 40 crankset and Sunrace 11–42 cassette

Tires: 700x38, with a more aggressive tread suitable for smooth and rough pavement or some sections of dirt.

We will provide rear racks for bikes and please note we will use the same bike frame but can accommodate drop or flat handle bars.

E-Bikes in Argentina and Chile

Frame: Aluminum with front suspension

Gearing: Rapid Fire Shimano Deore with 1x10 speed drivetrain and Sram Eagle

Tires: Mitas 29 x 2.35.

Weight: 50 lbs – please make sure you are comfortable managing a heavier bike

E-Bike Surcharge: for 7 to 8 day tours the fee is $250, and for tours that are 9 days (or longer) the fee is $300.

This versatile aluminum hardtail ride is the perfect e-bike for those who want an extra boost on trips in Chile and Argentina. Built to balance great handling, efficiency and speed, this bike feels good on pavement and on short detours featuring dirt roads. The 630wh battery offers a range up to 115 miles when mindfully managed. Plus, the Sram Eagle drive train has low gearing so you have the support and the gears you need to tackle anything.

Interested in an E-Bike for your tour? Click here.

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