3 Active Culinary & Wine Tours in Italy we are drooling over in 2019

Can Active Travel and Italy’s legendary Food & Wine Travel co-exist? Absolutely! These 3 amazing Active Italian Culinary Tours expand your palate without expanding your waistline, so you can indulge in Italy’s best food and wine guilt free! Calling all foodies, wine lovers AND wellness women - here are some of our favorite culinary & wine tours to Italy.


Chianti Walking & Wine

Discover the picture perfect towns of Tuscany while sampling the best of its regional wines on this small group 7 night tour by Exodus Travel.  One of the best parts of this itinerary is its relaxing pace - you stay all 7 nights in a renovated Tuscan farmhouse with a panoramic swimming pool so there is no time spent packing and unpacking, leaving more time for the wine!  Visiting San Gimingano, the market town of Greve in Chianti, Florence and Sienna’s famous Wine School this relaxing guided walking tour manages the perfect balance of Italy’s La Dolce Vita! Exodus Travels Chianti Walking and Wine


Tuscany Active Culinary Hiking & Walking Tour

One thing we love about the small tour active adventure company Backroads, in addition to its vast selection of active tours worldwide, is that they have not a single Active Culinary tour, but a series.  Their Tuscany Active Culinary Hiking & Walking though is the one that tops our wish list in 2019. From pizza flinging to truffle hunting this incredible culinary tour has you walking through the grape vines to an alfresco lunch, creating your own dinner at cooking schools and dining in the areas agriturismo (working farms).  This trip is suited to an easygoing activity level of 1 up to an active 3, meaning it is suitable most fitness levels and a great choice for a first time active tourer. Check out dates and availability at Backroads.  


Piedmont Truffle Bike Tour

Duvine, known for its curated small group luxury Bike & Adventure tours that are consistently ranked in the top ten in the world by Travel & Leisure, places a huge emphasis on food and wine on all of its tours. In their own words they are “obsessed with food and wine”. So you can only imagine how amazing a tour in their culinary lineup would be, particularly one in Piedmont, home of the slow food movement. Tastings of Barbarescos and Barolos, dinners in Michelin starred restaurants, hazelnut farms, picnic lunches, luxurious accommodations and the Truffle Fair in Alba, this ultimate bike tour experience deserves a spot on your Bucket List - it’s definitely on ours! But book early, because this tour features the fair, it only operates in October.  For more information on this and other Duvine tours click here: Duvine


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