Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine invites you to join us on a unique bike and wine holiday in the beautiful regions of Northeast Italy - Trentino-Alto Adige and the Veneto. We will begin our cycling tour in the city of Bolzano, spending a few days exploring the Sudtirol Weinstrasse (Wine Road). Picturesque cycling paths wind their way along this road, the perfect way explore the most beautiful vineyards in Europe. Daily wine tastings will guide us through the many varietals produced in this region, many of which are rarely found outside this region. Our constant companions during our first days of travel - the magnificent Dolomites, which will surround us on all sides as we cycle along the Adige river.
To quote wine experts Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch, in their Vino Italiano The Regional Wines of Italy guide, “For those who love both the outdoors and wines, Trentino-Alto Adige is hard to beat.”
"I can't imagine a better vacation... spending time in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy." - SD, Plymouth
We make our way south, along the Sudtirol Wine Road, stopping in the town of Tramin, home to Gewurztraminer. Our cycling brings us through the Mezzacorona, Mezzolombardo and Teroldego Rotaliano wine areas. We spend the night in the historic city of Trento, visiting the Castello di Buonconsiglio and tasting the amazing sparkling wines from the TRENTO DOC.
Then we enter the Veneto, as we cycle from the mountains to lake front. We spend a day on the shores of lovely Lago di Garda, feasting on fresh lake fish and discovering the wines of the surrounding areas - Bardolino, Lugana, Valpolicella.
As with all Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine tours, our Bike the Wine Roads of Trentino-Alto Adige adventure is designed and personally led by owners and expert guides, recreational specialist Vernon McClure and chef and wine enthusiast Kathy Bechtel. Our tour is limited to 8 guests, allowing unparalleled access to small family producers, the opportunity to stop and dine with the locals in their favorite neighborhood trattoria, or enjoy a sumptuous dinner at that exclusive ten table ristorante. We believe your trip of a lifetime deserves our personal attention.
To begin your adventure,
June 8 - 14 and August 24 - 30, 2014
7 days/6 nightsTour Cost: $3895 ppdo, $300 single supplementIncludes: 6 nights accommodations in 3 star or better hotels, all ground transportation, guide services, all breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine, daily wine tastings
Limited to 8 participants, for a highly personalized experience, and the best access to small local producers
Click here to learn more about our ability to support cyclists of all levels.
Have a small group of 4 or more? This trip can be run as a private cycle tour for the same price. We can customize the rides for the skill and fitness level of your group, from expert climbers to casual tourist riders. Pick your dates and contact us!
To request a detailed itinerary, ask any questions, or sign up, send us an email. We personally work with each and every guest to make sure our trip is customized to your abilities and preferences. We're also happy just to chat, and hear how you would like to travel.
* Single supplement of $300
Tell us how your group wants to experience Italy and we'll make it happen!
Our owner, expert recreational programmer Vernon McClure was recently named one of "Italy's Best Local Tour Guides" by Dream of Italy. Click here to plan your trip of a lifetime, exploring the best of Italy - outdoors, food and wine - with Vernon and Kathy.
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