Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine is an owner-operated private guide service, creating and guiding culturally rich, lifestyle tours for the active traveler. The company also offers a one-stop design and hosting service for villa vacations in Italy. Distinctive biking, hiking, and skiing programs cover both back road and city locales, complemented by a focus on food, wine, culture and the history of Italy. Daily adventures are educational, healthy, earth friendly, and fun. Programs include cooking classes, wine tastings, and restaurant dining which explore the best in local regional cuisine and undiscovered wines, and are rounded out with city visits, shopping, cultural excursions or just relaxing poolside. The intimate size of each group, ranging from 4-12 participants, allows for daily program customization based on participants' fitness level, desired pacing and interests.

Recreation and Italy specialist Vernon McClure together with culinary and wine expert Kathy Bechtel lead all tours, providing the curious traveler with an opportunity to enjoy an active vacation along with a full immersion into the culture and history of Italy. Both: pre-organized scheduled itineraries and individually customized programs for small groups are offered.
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Italiaoutdoors in the News

Gadling, "Food And Wine Bike Tours Visit Italy's Dolomite Mountain Range"

Wall Street Journal, "Dining and Alpining in Italy"

Northshore Magazine, "Her Office: Kathy Bechtel"

Wine Blog, "Italiaoutdoors Invites Wine Lovers to 'Bike The Wine Roads of The Veneto' This Fall"

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