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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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The Soave DOC zone is located in the hills surrounding the town of Soave, a beautiful walled town well worth a visit. The vineyards lie in the Tramigna, Mezzane, Illasi and Alpone valleys. The grape variety featured in this DOC is the white Garganega grape, which is used either alone, or can be blended with up to 30% Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, or the traditional indigenous blending grape, Trebbiano di Soave.

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Vineyards in Soave, Italy


Soave wines pale yellow in color, with an intense and delicate nose. They are dry, with a medium body and a balanced, even slightly bitter palate.

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Inama Soave

Soave DOC: Best consumed young, within a year or two after the bottling. It is usually aged in stainless steel tanks. This wine may be released from December 1 following the vintage. It pairs well with pasta primi and best with fish.

Soave Classico DOC: The classico designation indicates wines produced from vineyards that are located in the original and oldest portion of the Soave zone, signifying higher quality wines. The Soave classico zone includes the municipalities of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone. These wines can be released beginning the first of February after the vintage.

Soave Superiore DOCG: A holder of the prestigious DOCG denomination, awarded in 2002, the Superiore wines are aged longer, ready for sale in January of the year following the year of production, over a year after the Soave DOC wines can be released. These wines must have an alcohol content of not less than 11.5% at the time of sale.

Recioto di Soave DOCG: The first white wine in the Veneto region to achieve this status, this is sweet wine, produced from dried Garganega grapes. There are regulations controlling which vineyards within the Soave zone can produce this sweet wine, as well as new regulations for planting - new vineyards must use the espalier system to train the grapes. The Recioto wines can only be released for sale after September 1 of the year following the harves, and only after having been aged in the bottle for at least 3 months. Wines labeled Riserva have been aged a minimum of 2 years.  The Recioto wines pair well with desserts.

Soave and Recioto di Soave Spumante: Sparkling versions of the Soave and Recioto di Soave wines. The Soave Spumante is balanced, slightly bitter and is wonderful as an aperitif. The Recioto Spumante is sweet, velvety, and full-bodied, and pairs well with sweet desserts.