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.


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.


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.


The ItaliaOutdoors Difference

Truly Personalized Service and a Custom Plan for Every Trip

Kathy and Vernon


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


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


Custom Plan


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




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.
Tell Me More!

The Assisi DOC was granted its DOC status in 1997. This zone produces a wide variety of styles, from white and rose to blended reds and single varietals. Located in the townships of Assisi and Spello, it’s vineyards are located in the surrounding hills between 180 and 350 meters above sea level.

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Assisi, Umbria


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Assisi wines

White wines:

Assisi Bianco is a blend of Trebbiano (50-70%), with the addition of 10-30% Grechetto, Umbria’s indigenous white, and the remainder other permitted white grapes. Pale yellow, fresh and dry, slightly fruity. A great aperitif or light table wine.

Assisi Grechetto must contain at minimum 85% Grechetto, with the reminder other local whites. A soft, pale yellow, pleasant and fresh, with a well balanced, slightly bitter taste. Great with fish.

Rose wines:

Assisi Rosato is a blend of Sangiovese (50-70%) and Merlot (10-30%), with other local red grapes. The intensity of the color varies, with a delicate bouquet and a dry, fresh, harmonious palate.

Red wines:

Assisi Rosso is produced from the same grapes, in the same proportions. Ruby red, strong aromas, dry, full-bodied and intense. The Riserva designation indicates it has been aged for a minimum of 2 years.

Assisi Novello is the youthful, early drinking version of the Assisi Rosso. Ruby red with a hint of purple, fruity and lively. A nice lighter table wine.