ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Adds Short Extensions and New Plus! Tour to Core Cycling and Multi-Sport Costa Rica Programs

ExperiencePlus! in-country connections allow them to offer just about anything a client wants before or after a tour. These add-on trips are perfect for anyone who can’t get enough of Costa Rica.

Ft Collins, CO, December 05, 2011 --(PR.com)-- ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours, who in 1972 became the first North American tour company to offer pedal tours in Europe (http://www.experienceplus.com/), announces multiple-day extensions are now available with its core cycle-only and multi-sport programs in Costa Rica.

The one to four-day add-ons complement its staple six and seven-day programs and are conducted with as few as two who will be hosted by a staff with 15 years of experience working with small groups.

“Having an office with local staff based in Costa Rica allows us the expertise and connections we need to offer just about anything a client wants before or after their tour. Our add-on trips are perfect for anyone who can’t get enough of this wonderful country,” said Maria Elena Price, co-owner and manager.

Offerings include tour extensions to the Pacuare River, considered by many experienced white-water rafters to be one of the most scenic class III-IV rivers in the world; to a private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula for beach, wildlife and jungle tours; to Monteverde Cloud Forest for world-class bird watching and exploring the tropical canopy; to Tortuguero National Park along the Caribbean where from February to mid October green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs; and to the white sand beaches surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast. For a full listing of available Costa Rica tour extensions see: http://www.experienceplus.com/assets/files/extensioncostarica.pdf

Core Costa Rica tour programs include six to nine day options beginning on Saturdays in San Jose and ending there as well. Bike, Hike and Paddle Multi-Sport (7 days for $2,295 per person, double / $500 single supplement) tour includes some of the company’s favorite rides in Costa Rica, white water rafting on the legendary Pacuare River, hiking through the rain forest with a local naturalist, and the chance to watch Arenal Volcano spew lava rocks (from a safe distance). An extended Plus! version of this tour has just been developed for 2012:

The Multi-Sport Plus! Tour (9 days for $2,995 per person, double / $600 single supplement) extends the fun for two additional days and includes an outrigger canoe trip on the Pacific, and hiking along the beaches and tropical forest of Manuel Antonio National Park. The last two nights are on scenic and isolated Esterillos Beach.


The Bicycling Costa Rica (6 days for $2,365 per person, double / $500 single supplement) and extended 9-day Bicycling Costa Rica Plus! the Pacific ($2,995 per person, double / $600 single supplement) have all the great cycling as well as a zip line canopy tour, a float trip to see monkeys, crocodiles and a wide variety of water birds, a hike in the El Silencio Rainforest Reserve and an evening hot springs soak. The Plus! trip continues to the Pacific Coast and Playa Carrillo, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in Costa Rica.

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 have evolved, ExperiencePlus!’ 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 Price 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, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

ExperiencePlus! is a 2011 and a 2010 recipient of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. The 2011 issue also featured Maria Elena Price and Monica Price, co-owners, among its World’s Top 10 Tour Guides.

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Maria Elena Price, ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours
800-685-4565 or 970-484-8489 / mariaelena@experienceplus.com / http://www.experienceplus.com/

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