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About chefbikeski

Culinary Director and Owner of Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine. Creator of uniquely personalized active (bike, ski, hike, walk) tours in Italy. Small groups, owner/expert led, customized to your desires, your fitness levels, your budget. We personally design and lead each and every tour ourselves, to deliver the best in personalized service.

Insalata di Porcini Crudo – Raw Porcini Mushroom Salad

Mushroom hunting was once an important source of sustenance in many regions of Italy, from the Veneto to Tuscany to Umbria to Liguria. Many Italians today still forage wild mushrooms, with local communities in each region working to keep this … Continue reading

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Pruneti – Discovering Olive Oil with A Top Producer in Tuscany

A key component to Tuscany’s wonderful cuisine is its delicious olive oil. Olive oil appears in almost every course; drizzled generously on bread, salads, tomatoes, vegetables, even on the famed Bistecca alla Fiorentina, and used extensively in cooking, from sauces … Continue reading

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Kaiserschmarren – Sweet Omelet from Sudtirol

Late June and July is the best time to explore the Dolomites. This magnificent mountain area epitomizes the Best of Italy; stunning vistas, fascinating history and blend of cultures, and amazing and unique cuisine. Our Dolomite hiking tours  and cycling … Continue reading

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What is Chianti? Exploring Italian Wines with Italiaoutdoors

We are off next month on a private bike and wine tour in Tuscany, where we will enjoy panoramic views of the lovely landscape of this region while we explore Tuscany’s best wine areas. Tuscany, and its largest wine zone … Continue reading

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Unordinary Trip of the Month and Giveaway

Dear lovers of Italy and biking enthusiasts! Today we are pleased to announce that our Bike the Amarone Wine Roads tour has been nominated as an Unordinary Trip of the Month by, the #1 travel portal on the Internet … Continue reading

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