Newburyport, MA (December, 2014)— Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine introduces distinctive custom private tours in Italy, private bike tours, ski tours, walking vacations and other active adventures individually crafted with your small group in mind. Each Italiaoutdoors private tour is personally designed and led by our co-owners, Recreation Specialist Vernon McClure and Chef and Wine Curator Kathy Bechtel. Each adventure, be it a private bike tour, private hiking tour, private walking vacation or private ski tour is customized to the fitness levels and desires of the guests. A wide range of cultural and culinary adventures, which can include city tours, shopping, museum visits, private cooking classes and an in-depth exploration of notable wine regions throughout Northeastern Italy complement our custom private bike tours and other active adventures.

Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine adventures include private bike tours, private walking tours, private ski tour or a mix of activities, energetic days and rest days. Guests have the freedom to join the activity, or spend the day indulging as they wish. Late afternoons and evenings can include the culinary and cultural diversions of your choice; private cooking classes or wine tastings led by Chef Kathy, experiencing the best in authentic, regional cuisine at local restaurants, winery visits, museum and city tours, or just afternoons relaxing by a pool and evenings exploring on your own.

About Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine
Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine offers custom private bike tours, private walking tours, private hiking tours and private ski tours for the active traveler. Individually customized adventures are designed for each group, complemented by a focus on the food, wine, culture and history of the region. Daily activities are designed to be educational, healthy, earth friendly, and fun. The intimate size of each group, starting from as few as 4 participants, allows for daily program customization based on participants’ fitness level, desired pacing and interests.

Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine is an owner-operated private guide service, creating and guiding custom private bike tours, private walking tours, private ski tours and private hiking tours in Italy. Unique in their ability to combine active adventures with world-class culinary programs -- including tours with James Beard award-winning chefs - Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine designs custom private tours for small groups. Italiaoutdoors has more than 15 years of recreational programming experience in the region, plus formal culinary and wine training. Programs also include cooking classes, wine tastings, and restaurant dining which explore the best in local regional cuisine and undiscovered wines. Itineraries are rounded out with city visits, shopping, cultural excursions or just relaxing poolside. The owners -- experts in fitness, food, and the region —personally lead each tour. For more information, visit: