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The Best of Italy – Outdoors, Food and Wine in the Dolomites

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“Our hiking tour in the Dolomites epitomizes the Best of Italy; stunning vistas, amazing and unique cuisine, and distinctive, as yet undiscovered local wines. Join Vernon McClure, trained mountain guide, and named one of Italy’s Best Local Guides and Kathy Bechtel, trained chef, food and wine blogger with WSET wine certification, on a hiking tour through the meadows, majestic peaks, mountain rifugios, traditional kitchens and cantinas of the Dolomites,” Italia Outdoors Food and Wine.

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Italia Outdoors Food and Wine intimate journeys are created to introduce their guests to the truly authentic Italy that they visit; they are unique in their local expertise, from the routes they travel, venues they visit, to the history, foods and wines that they find along the way. During the months leading up to your tour, they work with every group to learn about their abilities, experience, and interests, and provide them with a wide variety of background information on the area explored, customizing adventures to fit personal travel style.

Highlights of the Dolomites hiking tour

Resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the site of the 1956 Winter Olympics.
Spectacular views as we descend down Passo Falzarego to Corvara.
Hiking the gourmet rifugios above Corvara.
Hiking the Sellaronda to Passp Pordoi.
Private wine tastings.
Hands on cooking classes.
A night in Bolzano, enjoying great food, wine and this city’s unique blend of cultural influences.


  • 6 Nights accommodations at 3 star or better hotels.
  • All ground transfers.
  • 5 Days of guided hiking.
  • All breakfasts, snacks as we hike, 3 dinners; the dinners include local wines.
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • All tips, gratuities, and local taxes.
  • Entry fees to museums, villas, & other venues visited.
  • Service of two guides throughout the trip.

    For detailed information and reservations contact Italia Outdoors Food and Wine, Winner of Italy’s Best Local Tour Guide 2013

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