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
  • Platform pedals with the option to add toe cages 
  • Cyclometer
  • Rear light (on European tours)
  • Bell
  • Water bottle cage (most bikes have two) and one water bottle. The water bottles is yours to keep!
  • Pedal Options

Bike Types Available in Continental Europe

Road Bike

Frame:

Titanium with Carbon Fork

Gearing:

Shimano 105 2x11: Compact crank 34-50 and 11-32 cassette
Sram Rival 1x11: 40 chainring and 11-42 cassette

 Tires:

 700x25

*Weight:

52cm equipped with 1x1:  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 and 11-34 cassette

Tires:

700x25

*Weight:

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 chainring 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 Tandems

Frame:

Alloy, 1.5 head tube

Gearing:

12x30 rear cassette and a 52x30x39 crankset

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. 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.

E-Bikes

Frame:

Heavier frames - make sure you are comfortable managing up to a 55lb bike.

Gearing:

9, 10-speed drive train - similar to mountain bike gearing.

Tires:

700x40 Schwalbe Energizer Pro

*Weight:

57 lbs

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

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.

Bike Types Available in South America

Road Bike In Argentina and Chile

Frame:

 Aluminum frame with carbon fork

Gearing:

50-34 chainrings and a rear cassette 12-28 or 12-27 plus a few 27 speed with 11-32 Cassette and 53-39-30 chainring 

Tires:

 700x23

Merida Road Lite Race 901 and 903 models that come with an aluminum-frame and carbon fork. Built to enjoy some fast road biking with Shimano Tiagra brakes.

Hybrids in Argentina and Chile

Frame:

 Aluminum frames

Gearing:

 24 speeds with mountain bike gearing: 44-32-22 chainrings and a 12-36T cassette

Tires:

 Some 700x32 or 700x35

Our hybrid fleet is a combination of Schwinn and GT bikes that feature aluminum-frames. The hybrids come with mechanical disk brakes. A small bike weighs approximately 30 lbs.

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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