ExperiencePlus! Adds Scottish Highlands and Hebrides to Expanding Portfolio...

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours iInvites you to sample a wee drap in the glen while pedaling by the heather from Scotland's North Sea to the Atlantic

Online PR News – 24-February-2011 – – FORT COLLINS, CO, Feb. 24, 2011 – ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours (http://www.experienceplus.com/) announces two departures of a brand new cycling adventure across the Scottish Highlands with time aplenty on their 8 or 11-day itineraries for sampling a wee drap in the glen and freshly smoked salmon while pedaling by the heather from the North Sea to the Atlantic.

Departures for 2011 are July 3 and Sept. 4. Arrival/departure cities can be either Glasgow or Edinburgh. The eight-day Bicycling Scotland's Highlands Coast to Coast http://www.experienceplus.com/tours/tours.html?tid=2316 covers 229 miles averaging 33 to 45 miles a day. The nearly all-inclusive per person double rate is $3,895 (single supplement $600).

The 364-mile, 11-day program Bicycling Scotland's Highlands Coast to Coast Plus! the Isle of Skye http://www.experienceplus.com/tours/tours.html?tid=2416 extends by a ferry ride an adventure in the Hebrides. This nearly all-inclusive rate is $5,245 (single supplement $900).

Included in rates for both are, among others, use of a quality 24-27 speed bicycle, lodging, breakfasts, nearly all dinners, several lunches, tour leaders and fees related to sightseeing programs

Journey’s end of the eight-day program is Ardnamurchan Point (the most westerly point on the UK). Those electing to continue on the 11-day program travel by ferry to Skye, one of the islands of the Inner Hebrides with echoes of pre-Celtic inhabitants and some of the most stunning vistas in Europe.

“We’re one of the few cycling companies with an itinerary on road bicycles embracing Scotland’s North Sea-to-Atlantic Coast drama through the Highlands,” said Maria Elena Price, co-owner and manager. She noted that the new itineraries represent the company’s response to repeat clients’ requests for new and different destinations to explore.

Monica Price, co-owner and operations director, said, “While scouting this trip I didn’t realize how much wilderness there was in Scotland with miles of quiet pedaling through spectacular scenery, lochs, mountain vistas and coastal views. With friendly people who go out of their way to meet us and teach us everything there is to know about good ale and whisky, this tour is a treat on and off the bike.”

About ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours
No North American company has been running European cycling tours longer than ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours (http://www.experienceplus.com/). Launched in Italy in 1972 the Colorado-based company now offers global cycling tours immersed in local character to 20 countries on five continents. Throughout the years as the business and industry has evolved ExperiencePlus!’s roots as a family business have remained strong. Authentic, experienced, self-paced and engaging were the ethos of parents Rick and Paola Malpezzi Price which have now been passed down to their daughters and current directors Monica and Maria Elena Price.

Standing behind their beliefs, ExperiencePlus! is the only adventure cycling company that issues a 10-point Customer’s Bill of Rights outlining what clients can and should expect while pedaling on a company tour. Their cultural cycling programs engage tour leaders who are expert cyclists and trained cultural interpreters, guiding guests on innovative routes and immersing them in off-the-beaten-path experiences. Tours in 2011 go to Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

ExperiencePlus! pays it forward each year with donations to select charities and social initiatives. In 2011 the company will donate a portion of client trip fees to the Adventure Cycling Association for their work on the United States Bicycle Route System and the Federazione Italian Amici dell Bicicletta that influences the Italian government on promoting bicycle safety in Italy.

A company division, BikeRentalsPlus!, a partnership with BikesPlus! SAS in Italy offers bicycle rentals in over 100 locations in Italy and France along with competitively priced self-guided tours and customized options for a variety of cycling vacations.

ExperiencePlus! is a 2010 recipient of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for its Cycling the Camino de Santiago: Roncesvalles to Santiago adventure. Recognized for her visionary work within the industry, Monica Price has been named to the Adventure Travel Trade Association Advisory Committee for the 2011 Adventure Travel World Summit to be held October 17-20 in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

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Tour Company Contact:
Maria Elena Price
ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours
TEL: (800) 685-4565 or (970) 484-8489
Email: mariaelena@experienceplus.com
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