Local Experiences – Immersive Adventures With a Local Feel

Our Local Experiences are a select collection, designed to provide our guests with time to relish the most beautiful regions in Europe and beyond. Whether your passion is cycling the stunning coastal roads of Sardinia or sitting down to a sumptuous picnic in the Provencal countryside, we have you covered. Our Local Experience tours are truly immersive, with a focus on the best-hidden gems to be found in each region, all experienced through the eyes of a local guide.

How do our Local Experiences differ from our Epic Experiences?

Hotels: Mostly 2-3 night stays at excellent boutique hotels or a centre based tour from a single villa or chateau.
Kms per day: In general, these tours are designed to accommodate a broad spectrum of abilities with a lower ‘regular’ distance complemented by daily extra loops.
Cultural Activities: A focus on guided tours, wine tastings, local food experiences, historical background and discussions with trained guides.

What are Plus Tours?

These are a collaboration between Beppe Salerno and Dylan. They first worked together on tour back in 2001 and since then, they’ve both built successful companies that offer cycling tours in Italy. While Ride and Seek offer epic cycling adventures that follow historic routes in Europe, Tourissimo focuses on mostly weeklong cultural cycling trips with a strong focus on the gastronomy in the places they visit.

We’ve combined our expertise and strengths to come up with a line of tours that offers the best of both worlds. PLUS Tours are weeklong adventures that focus on cycling, history, culture, and gastronomy. They’ll include guides from either company who are experts in the areas where the tours are focused. The collaboration was rewarded with an amazing achievement: Bicycling Magazine Travel Award – Best Hidden Europe Category with Friuli and Slovenia.


Friuli, Italy and Slovenia –  The Road less Travelled
Description

Join us on the road less travelled to the 'undiscovered' northern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and then on into the beguiling country of Slovenia.

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights


L’Eroica & Tuscany
Description

Join us on a ride of historical proportions and take your chance to be part of one of the world’s greatest cycling events - L’Eroica (literally, ‘The Heroic’). Conceptualised in 1997, by the visionary Giancarlo Brocci, as a means of protecting Tuscany’s fabled ‘strade bianche’ (white gravel roads) from being paved, the ride can normally only be entered via a lottery system.

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights


Tuscany – Strade Bianche
Description

The tour starts in the Chianti area and we then travel mostly via unpaved roads (strade bianche)to reach the Val d’Orcia (UNESCO site). From there we head into the Maremma and the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is a tour with a flexible schedule and a good balance of physical activity and relaxation. The culinary aspect will be an integral part of this Tuscan experience as well as thermal spas.

Duration

8 days / 7 nights


Provence – Les Plus Beaux Villages
Description

With its unique micro climate and picture postcard views Provence embodies the very best that the Mediterranean lifestyle has to offer. Riding on roads that have long been part of cycling folklore we take you a sensory journey that will live long in the memory as we explore the 'most beautiful villages' of this spectacular region.

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights


Puglia – The Best of Southern Italy
Description

The strategic position and fertile soils of Puglia has made it an enticing proposition for colonisation through the ages. This tangled web comprises Greek, Roman, Norman and Turkish occupation that has bequeathed the region with a cultural, gastronomic and architectonic patrimony that makes it such an enchanting region to visit. The gentle topography merely adds to its charm as a destination for a bike tour to suit all abilities.

Duration

8 days / 7 nights