USER REVIEWS

Average user rating from: 12 users

Overall rating
4.9 (12)
Guide Quality
5.0 (12)
Hotel / Accommodations
4.8 (12)
Food
4.9 (12)
Bike Quality
4.8 (12)
Value
4.9 (12)
Customer Service
5.0 (12)
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REVIEWED BY Richard H

10 days of riding through northern Patagonia staying at local inns and dining at local restaurants. The dinner at El Gato in Peurto Varas was some of the best fish I've ever had. Lots of hills but the 10 mile grade over the Andes was a steady 3% and the other hills were almost all under a half mile. The ride attracts a more interesting and adventurous riding companions; they were great company. Juan Pablo and Pablito with Experience Plus made everything very easy for us despite a 24 car accident that messed up the schedule and other surprises that they could not have foreseen. Beautiful scenery, penguins, and good pavement. This is trip that is well worth the time and money.

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Location of Tour

Ptagonia

Your Location

United States

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Overall rating
4.8
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Bonnie Abbott

I can't say enough about Experience. We just returned from a 8 day tour of Tuscany. The tour leaders were fantastic. Definitely going the extra mile to make sure we had the best experience possible. routes easy to follow. Love the chalking system and the ability to really go at your own pace,takes all the stress of keeping up away. The accommodations are top of the line and food couldn't be better. This was our second tour with experience plus . They do not disappoint. Excellent company from start to finish. Already planning the next trip.

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Location of Tour

Southern Tuscany

Your Location

Seattle, WA

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Overall rating
4.8
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Dana Stolka

We took three ExperiencePlus! tours within the last three years: Camino de Santiago - Roncesvalles to Santiago; Danube - Germany to Budapest; and Paris to Marseille. We liked them all very much. Smooth operations, competent guides, well-designed itinerary, enjoyable company. We're already planning for the next year, with ExperiencePlus! again.

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Location of Tour

France

Your Location

Fairport, NY

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Allen Hardy

Great company, enthusiastic and skilled staff

Experience Plus orients its tours a level above the newbie/handheld cyclists and a level below the white-tablecloth al fresco luncheon crowd. This allows them to offer excellent value to experienced and relatively self-reliant cyclists experience with support as needed. Chalk arrow road-marking system is excellent. Cycles provided (van Nicholas titanium on last trip) are well above the competition, and really make a difference.

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Location of Tour

Dordogne and Umbria

Your Location

California

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Overall rating
4.8
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
4.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY JF Mendoza Wheeler

An amazing company with a magical formula for bike touring nirvana

We just returned from our 10th trip (Scotland) with Experience Plus!- a company that prides themselves on terrific customer service, specifically in the exceptional quality of their tour guides and their routes. They are best known for the 'chalk arrows' feature of tours, which allows a virtually map/cue sheet-free experience, allowing riders to soak up the scenery and just follow the directional chalk arrows at each decision point. This also allows a wonderful level of autonomy within the group and all riders can start and end as they wish without relying on guides for directions or rescue! If you are interested in reading about Scotland in-depth you can go to my blog http://bikejunepeterscotland.blogspot.com. We would not travel with any other company! The 4 rating on hotels is just to inform people that these are not plushy spots but rather small, quaint B & B or inn accommodations that often have a bit of a patina, but deliver with great location, food, service and beds!

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Location of Tour

Scotland

Your Location

St. Paul, MN

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Overall rating
4.8
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
4.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Deena Behnke

The Best Bike Company Ever!!!

Experience Plus! is simply the best bike travel company we have ever utilized! Several things really set them apart. Their use of chalk arrows on all the routes makes a huge difference - no written directions to follow (which requires constant looking down), so riders are pretty much free to enjoy the ride, the road and the scenery. The guides are fabulous...there is always at least one who is from the area in which you are riding, so their knowledge is “a mile deep and very informative. Experience Plus hotels are great and very well located, and the food/wine is always scrumptious! Their bike routes are typically "the road not taken," and importantly...you don't shuttle between different biking areas. You ride their tours from beginning to end (although a shuttle is available if required/desired.) Their bikes are fabulous - replaced frequently, geared well and impeccably maintained. The entire staff is great - knowledgeable and helpful - from the office to the field. We are long-time repeat customers of Experience Plus, and they just get better and better and better!!

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Location of Tour

Spain, Italy, France, Costa Rica

Your Location

Nevada

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Richard H

I rode every day for 2 weeks and gained 10 pounds

The routes had a number of long climbs but they were not enough to work off all the great food at the wonderful restaurants and inns on the tour. I took over 1000 pictures and could have taken many more if I had stopped riding or eating long enough to do so. The folks were rode with were fun and interesting. The towns we passed through and stayed in were beautiful. The stop at the WW1 trenches was sobering. Time well spent. A good tour for riders with the legs for it.

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Location of Tour

Alsace & Black Forest

Your Location

Raleigh, NC

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Angie R

Best of both worlds

11-day tour of Puglia, Italy and the Ionian Seaside. I loved the daily routine of getting to cycle through the gorgeous rural areas of southern Italy. Experience Plus uses chalk arrows for navigation, so you never have to stop and check a sheet for directions. You can enjoy the ride and scenery all the while knowing you're heading in the right direction. We enjoyed 8 dinners with the group and I couldn't have been more pleased. I'm vegan and was completely delighted with the alternatives provided to me during all meals. Very accommodating! The only area of improvement for me would be if they started to offer travel agent services to assist in booking the air travel to and from the start/end points. They did, however, offer a great deal of information on travel booking tips and guides to assist.

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Location of Tour

Italy

Your Location

Philadelphia, PA

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Bonnie Johnson

Exceeded my expectations

This was our first bike trip with a tour company and I would do another ExperiencePlus! trip in a heartbeat. My husband, teen son and I have very different endurance and skill levels. We split up during the day for riding and it worked out great due to the chalk arrows for navigation, the optional rides, the support van, and the great advice from our guides. The routes were "back roads" with little traffic and terrific scenery past Roman ruins, medieval towns and castles, and lovely villages. There was a nice balance of alone time vs. group activities such as tours and meals together.

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Location of Tour

France

Your Location

Colorado

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Richard Hibbits

Beautiful & fatteing

My 10th tour with Experince Plus gave me great exercise riding over several ranges and through beautful southern France for 10 days but the food was so good I still gained 6 pounds. As usual, the bikes were titanium (fortunately with 3 rings), the guildes were completely knowledgeable (one had been leading tours in France for Experince Plus for more than a decade), the hotels were unique family owned gems, and the people we rode with were great. The poeple, both riders and guides, were the high point for me. Consistanly, the folks on Experince Plus tours are not whiners or OCD Ironman nuts; they are out for a good ride and we all got one.

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Location of Tour

France

Your Location

North Carolina

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY June

Our 12th trip with Experience Plus!

The Portugal Plus! tour was our 12th trip with Experience Plus! since 2002. It delivered a consistently high quality of guides and routes (how can anyone not do chalk arrows for navigating?) as our other 11. Day are full with biking, visits to cultural sites, great meals and even greater coffee stops! We are Experience Plus! groupies for life. There are so many amazing tours, do check them out.

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Location of Tour

Portugal

Your Location

St. Paul, MN

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Overall rating
4.5
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
4.0
Food
4.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer Service
5.0

REVIEWED BY Erika Graybiel

Absolutely the BEST

Experience Plus offers a wonderful riding experience! I have used them for two trips...the Camino de Santiago ride in Spain and Germany to Budapest. Each ride had its own personality and each was lovely. The guides are excellent, and go out of their way to give each rider a great experience. The chalk arrows provide a stress free ride, and the accommodations and meals were excellent. This company does a great job of making a single traveler feel safe and welcome. I will ride with them again next year!

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Location of Tour

Germany

Your Location

Atlanta, GA

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Overall rating
5.0
Guide Quality
5.0
Hotel / Accommodations
5.0
Food
5.0
Bike Quality
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer Service
5.0