ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours ‘Sends A Teacher Traveling’ Through Company Recognition Program

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Jan. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- FORT COLLINS, CO, -- ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours, which in 1972 became the first North American tour company to offer pedal tours in Europe (http://www.experienceplus.com/), announces its 2013 Send A Teacher Traveling (S.A.T.T.) Awards recognizing outstanding U.S. public school teachers and rewarding them with a complimentary bike tour.  

Applications must be postmarked or emailed to tours@experienceplus.com by March 30, 2013. Applicants will explain why they should receive a free bicycle tour and how she/he will use the S.A.T.T. experience in their classroom curriculum. For details please see: http://www.experienceplus.com/about_us/our_style_of_travel/bicycle_tours_for_teachers

Applications should include the following:  

-A personal letter explaining the teacher's credentials, why they feel they should receive a free bicycle tour and how s/he will use the S.A.T.T. experience in their classroom.

-Another letter from a supervisor verifying that the teacher meets the requirements of K-12 Public School teaching and be employed at least half-time.

-Two letters of recommendation from colleagues, friends or peers should also be included.

-Indicate the specific ExperiencePlus! tour that the applicant feels will enhance their curriculum and why.

The program began in 1996 and has given away over 20 free bicycle tours across Europe and Latin America to outstanding teachers nationwide.

The 2012 winner was Sally Miller who was selected from among 15 applicants. Miller teaches art to elementary students in Pensacola FL. She chose the Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence (http://www.experienceplus.com/tours/tours.html?tid=2694) tour for her prize and blogged as follows: http://www.experienceplus.com/blog/?p=4575

“Biking combined with sight-seeing cannot be matched. A whole new perspective is experienced by traveling on a bike. I am spoiled and now hooked!” said Miller. “The thing that made the biking so special was that the scenery was breathtaking and totally different each day. Each ride seemed to get better and better. Vineyards, olive trees, apricot, cherry and apple trees were everywhere. Red poppies mixed in wheat fields, gnarled trunks of the grape vines and olive trees with mountains in the background, the Provence farm houses, medieval and Roman ruins, Mont Ventoux, and small hilltop villages made for an outstanding backdrop for biking.”

For more information on ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours or the S.A.T.T. program, please call 800-685-4565, 970-484-8489, or email tours@experienceplus.com.  

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.

ExperiencePlus! 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 2013 go to Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam among others.

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.  

For more information visit: http://www.experienceplus.com/ or call 1.800.685.4565.  

For photos, interviews and more information please contact:

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / sara@widnesspr.com

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / dave@travelnewssource.com

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