bikes available on an ExperiencePlus! Guided Bike Tour

Our Bikes

A good bike, and proper fit, can make or break a bicycle tour. We understand this and that is why we take great pride in providing high-quality bikes, specifically fitted to each cyclist's unique build. Our European bike fleet is kept at our headquarters in Italy, where our full-time mechanics tune up every bike after each tour. Our South American fleet is similarly taken care of and each bike is tuned up and thoroughly inspected before each departure. 

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 (most bikes have two) and one optional water bottle. The bottle is for you to keep and take home. 
  • Pedal Options

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.

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.

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-Bikes

Frame: Aluminum frame with front suspension

Gearing: Rapid fire Shimano Deore with 10 speed drivetrain

Tires: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus, 47-622, puncture protection

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

 

We are pleased to offer E-Bikes, also called pedelecs (pedal-assist bikes) on our tours. 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.

Please note there is an e-bike surcharge: for 7 to 8 day tours the fee is $250, for tours that are 9-15 days the fee is $300, and for expeditions the fee is $500. 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.

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

Road E-Bikes

Frame: Aluminum with carbon fork

Gearing: FSA 50-34 crankset and Shimano HG700, 11-34, 11-speed rear cassette

Tires: WTB Exposure TCS, 700 x 32c

Weight: 42 lbs - make sure you are comfortable managing a heavier bike.


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.

Please note there is an e-road bike surcharge which is more than our standard e-bike charge: for 7-8 day tours the fee is $300, for tours that are 9-15 days the fee is $375, and for expeditions the fee is $550. 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.

Mountain Bike on the Algarve Explore Tour in Portugal

Frame: Aluminum frame with SR Suntour XCT-DS 9 mm QR 100 mm travel

Gearing: Shimano 42-32-24 crankset and 12-32 rear cassette

Tires: Schwalbe Marathon plus 28x1.75

On our Explorer tours we will make sure you have the right bike for the terrain you will encounter on your trip. On our Explorer tour in Algarve, Portugal a bike with front shocks will make the ride more comfortable and enjoyable.

Bike Types Available in South America

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

Please note we will use the same bike frame but can accommodate drop or flat handle bars. 

We offer German engineered Merida bikes for our tours in South America. These bikes come with wider tires and a generous 1x11 gearing system to give you the best ride possible. Disk brakes ensure that you have the stopping power you need.

E-Bikes in Argentina and Chile

Frame: Aluminum frames

Gearing: Average of 60 km in assisted pedaling 

Tires: 26" x 1.95"

We are pleased to offer E-Bikes, also called pedelecs (pedal-assist bikes) on our tours. 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.

Please note there is an 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. We occasionally receive requests for a “regular” bike in addition to an E-bike. If we are able to accommodate such a request there is an additional bike rental fee of $175 for a 7 to 8 day tour and $250 for longer trips. It is not possible for us to supply two bikes to one person during our high season in May and September.

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

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