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ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is Awarded “Best Adventure Trips of 2014″ by The Active Times

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Outfitter recognized for their epic ride, “Alps to the Adriatic Italy ExpeditionPlus!”

Fort Collins, CO – The Active Times, the world’s best source of authoritative, inspiring, and enlightening content for living the active and adventurous life, has selected ExperiencePlus! as a recipient of, “The Most Amazing Adventure Travel Trips for 2014,” for their Alps to Adriatic Italy ExpeditionPlus! tour. This designation recognizes the top travel adventures around the world which inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. Vacations are centered on relaxation, but the top trips of 2014 are all about exotic and exciting adventures and the balance between leisure and liveliness! The entire list of the 34 award recipients appears online at:

The “Alps to Adriatic Italy ExpeditionPlus!” is an epic ride which travels south from Austria along Italy’s Adriatic coast to its most southern tip at Santa Maria di Leuca. This 27-day challenge traverses 1155 miles and immerses adventurous cyclists in history and architecture while providing leisurely opportunities to savor tempting culinary treats and rich local wines. “Our unique expeditions attract cyclists yearning to cover long distances while exploring remote destinations on 2 wheels.  Most of these tours cross countries and/or continents such as the original expedition route from St. Petersburg to Istanbul.  Our 2014 Alps to Adriatic Expedition is our second in Italy.  The first was in honor of its 150th anniversary as a unified country and followed the west coast from Sicily northward to Turin.  Maybe it’s the cyclists who long to connect more dots by bike, or the travelers in us who want to see the “other side” – but we decided to create this follow-up expedition traveling southward from Austria along the Adriatic coast to complete the circular route around Italy,” said Maria Elena Price, Co-Owner of ExperiencePlus!

Bicycle tour specialist ExperiencePlus!, a leader in bicycle tourism, has been family-owned since 1972. The first U.S. based tour operator to offer bicycle tours in Italy, ExperiencePlus! has expanded to include tours in 22 countries, blending true cycling expertise with innovative routes and off-the-beaten-path immersion. Encouraging authentic and engaging cultural exploration, the company separates itself from competitors with innovative and strategic bicycle tour offerings: Dedicated, personal attention; extraordinary cycling routes marked with easy to follow chalk dust arrows; high quality bicycles; and a “family” of interesting, fun, and down-to-earth customers.

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