Rustic and Sophisticated Culinary Cycling Adventures with ExperiencePlus!

Rustic and Sophisticated Culinary Cycling Adventures with ExperiencePlus!

Indulge in the rustic and sophisticated culinary delights of France and Italy with a rich menu of cycling tours designed for the active adventure seeker and foodie alike. Authentic farm-to-table harvest meals as well as sophisticated gastronomic dining experiences will create memories to savor long after the tour. Enjoy idyllic days of cycling, cooking demonstrations, and plentiful wine tastings throughout France’s fertile Loire River valley, or in the heartland of Italy’s prized pasta region, the robust Emilia Romagna.

Bicycling Paris to Lyon Plus! Marseille, Experience the fairytale landscapes leading from Paris through the Loire Valley, known as “The Garden of France,” on this historic cycling journey to the bustling modern Mediterranean port city of Marseille:

·        Retrace the French route of Annie Londonderry, who in 1895 became the first woman to bicycle around the world solo on her 42-pound bicycle

·        Michelin-rated dining: Asked what the favorite experience on this trip was, one traveler responded, “The day in Sancerre - high on a hilltop with a wonderful wine museum. ALSO the spectacular dinner at the Michelin-rated restaurant, La Tour (, – unbelievable!”

·        Visit Roman ruins and Renaissance chateaux including the breathtaking Palace of Fontainebleau

·        Swirl and sample the famed Cote du Rhone wines

·        Triumph over the legendary climb to Mont Ventoux (or simply enjoy a poolside day at leisure)

·        Level 301 tour with varied terrain and some longer days crossing four regions of France

·        May and August departures starting at $5,300 per person


Bicycle Tours in Italy:  Whole Journeys Culinary Delights ExperiencePlus!, co-partners with Whole Journeys on this food-lover’s cycling tour through Italy's gastronomic heartland, the Emilia Romagna:

·        Non-stop sampling of extraordinary local dishes and behind-the-scenes visits to Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and wine makers

·        Recipe sharing from Scuola di Cucina Bologana, Straccetti with Arugula and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

·        “The Farm” (ExperiencePlus! headquarters) lunch and visit of the colorful surrounding orchards and vineyards

·        Private cooking school demonstration and lunch in Bologna

·        Learn the delicate art of gelato making by the pros at the University of Gelato – yes, there is one!

·        Level 101 tour, perfect for cyclists who prefer more gentle terrain along less-traveled routes and bike paths

·        May, June, and September departures starting at $4,750 per person

 For information on other tours, please visit Media contact: Caroline Ogden,, 970-568-7423, Click Here for Media Kit.

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