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Bike, Hike, Walk, Ski

You pick your activities; we’ll create your perfect tour. Kathy and Vernon work directly with you to create a trip to match your desires for accommodations, daily mileage, terrain, and activities such as wine tastings, cooking classes, shopping, and city tours.

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Food and Wine

Any tour of Italy is incomplete without indulging in the amazing food and wine. But to truly appreciate It, and what makes Italy so unique, requires a understanding of the regional history, culture and geography. All become part of your adventure with Kathy, chef, food blogger, and Certified Italian Wine Professional, and Vernon, mountain guide, MS in European Literature and avid history enthusiast.

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Your Unique Adventure

Not all private trips are custom. Most tour companies don't have the flexibility to deviate from their set itineraries, so there are always compromises. With Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine, your adventure will be as unique as you are, and your itinerary will be personally designed by Kathy and Vernon to meet the fitness goals and varied interests of your group.

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The ItaliaOutdoors Difference


Truly Personalized Service and a Custom Plan for Every Trip

Kathy and Vernon

NO MIDDLEMEN

You communicate directly with Vernon and Kathy. We know your dreams for an Italy adventure, we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive.

No Group Too Small

SMALL FOOTPRINT

Our small footprint allows us to travel like locals and enjoy spontaneous adventures as we explore the path less traveled.

 

Custom Plan

UNIQUE ITINERARY

Each tour itinerary is unique and serves as a framework for an exceptional journey, where a thoughtful plan adjusts to your pace.

 

Authenticity

KNOWLEDGE

We focus on just a few select tours to provide an exceptional level of regional knowledge and an unforgettable authentic experience.

Customize Your Adventure - Bike - Walk - Hike - Ski
With Italys "Best Local Guide 2013"

Read about our tours in Adventure Cyclist August 2015

Our passion is creating intimate, personalized cycling, skiing, walking and hiking adventures that explore an authentic Italy
- its outdoor beauty, its hidden back roads, its small family producers, its traditional wines, at your preferred pace.
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Adami was started in 1920, when grandfather Abele purchased the vineyard from Count Balbi-Valier. A natural amphitheater with southern exposure giving optimum sun, its shallow calcareous soil is set on the under lying bedrock. Now in the hands of grandsons Armando and Franco, both trained oenologists, their wonderful prosecco wines are exported worldwide.

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Adami prosecco


Wine production began here between the end of the 5th and first half of the 6th century. Once an oak forest, this "Bosco di Gica" (Forest of Gica) was replaced by vineyards and  trees, and from 1717 this land was called "Zardini", increasingly referred to as "Giardino" (Garden). The Adami’s constant care and attention to their products bring out the "Grand Cru" quality of their vineyard. Adami has been recognized as far back as 1933 for their quality spumante wines at the Siena Wine Exhibition. Another obvious choice for our Italiaoutdoors Bike the Wine Roads tours!

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Adami Bosco di Gica

I have had the pleasure of tasting two of the Adami proseccos. The Garbèl, which in ancient local dialect means a dry, crisp, pleasantly tart wine, is produced from the hilly vineyards in the Colli Trevigiani area. A crisp, fresh sparkling wine, well-balanced and full-flavored, with the typical prosecco fruity floral nose. It’s 13 grams of residual sugar place it somewhere between the Brut and Extra Dry styles. A wonderful aperitif, which I’ve often served at my US cooking classes, it pairs well with seafood too.

Named for the old forests that were located where the vineyards lie today, the Bosco di Gica is a Brut prosecco, noticeably drier than the Garbel. Made with the standard Charmat method of producing prosecco, it displays the fine bubbles of this wine, with an intense floral fruit nose and crisp, fresh, persistent palate. Yet another great aperitif wine, it complements shellfish, lobster, and fish. The Adami’s warn against long periods of refrigeration, as this alters the qualities of the wine. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have to worry too much about that - it usually doesn’t last too long at my house!