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 Colli Altotiberini DOC was introduced in 1980, and revised in 2005. Located in northern Umbria, this ridge of low lying hills runs from Citta di Castello in the north almost to Perugia in the south, following the course of the Tiber River. Alto translates to ‘high’, giving the name Altotiberini.

colli altotiberini umbria private tours
Umbria countryside

This DOC covers a variety of wines, both varietals and blends, red, white and rose.

Colli Altotiberini Bianco is based on the Trebbiano grape (minimum 50%), with a higher alcohol version designated as Superiore. There are also varietal wines based on the Grechetto and Trebbiano grapes. The Bianco wines are best served with fish.

Colli Altotiberini Rosato is a Sangiovese based rose. A great wine to serve with antipasti, vegetable risottos, spicy fish soup, and eel.

Colli Altotiberini Rosso is again a Sangiovese based blend. Varietal reds from this zone include Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Riserva designation indicates aging of at minimum 24 months. Serve with cured meats and cheese, pasta dishes with tomato based sauces, and grilled or roasted meats.