Newburyport MA, February 24 — ItaliaOutdoors Food and Wine (, the travel company that celebrates walking, hiking, skiing and bicycle trips in Italy and the great foods and wines to be found along the way, has released a brand new website.

“We specialize in customizing bicycle trips in Italy as well as hiking, walking and ski trips for private groups. What makes it special is that we create customized adventures, combining our clients favorite activities with Italy’s wonderful food and incredible wines,” said Kathy Bechtel, co-owner, biker, hiker and Culinary Director. “There really isn’t anyone else offering these kinds of trips in Italy,” she said. “We wanted a new website that would convey our one of kind offerings in an exciting way while making it easier for people to join us on these trips.”

Many of the bicycle trips in Italy are already sold out for 2015, but prime weeks in 2016 are still available. Users of the site can see sample itineraries from gourmet ski tours and biking the wine roads of Tuscany, to biking and cooking tours, inspiring dreams for their own custom adventure.

For more information about bicycle trips in Italy or any of the incredible journeys available from ItaliaOutdoors Food and Wine, visit

About ItaliaOutdoors Food and Wine

Entirely operated by its two owners, Kathy Bechtel and Vernon McClure, ItaliaOutdoors Food & Wine is the perfect pairing of outdoor Italy and fantastic foods and wines. Vernon is the outdoorsman and Kathy is a skier, hiker, biker and the foodie and wine expert. Together they make for a travel and tour team unlike any other. Vernon has been named one of Italy’s Best Local Tour Guides by Dream of Italy. Kathy writes frequently about the foods and wines of Italy on her blog ( For more information about ItaliaOutdoors Food and Wine, visit

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