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Italy's 20 regions are more like 20 independent states, each with its own dialects, traditions, architecture and exceptional food. Combined with the country's incomparable artistic treasures, which amount to more than the rest of the world put together, it's hard not to fall in love with the country. What makes Italy so unique is its geography, the mountainous landscape and mild climate has created unlimited varieties of eco zones. The best way to explore Italy is by bike touring, trekking, walking, and even running. For those wanting an active vacation but do not want to ruff it in the outback Italy is the perfect destination choice. Get Insider's Knowledge on Traveling Italy with Italiaoutdoors Italy has historically been known as a place were you will find Paradise or Purgatory. Travel to Italy can fall into similar categories, it can be an experience of a lifetime or an expensive vacation that you just want to get over. Having lived, worked, and studied in Italy for over 25 years we have the knowledge of where to go, what to do, and how to maneuver through the labyrinth of Italian culture. This knowledge we share with you to help make your Vacation Exceptional.

Travel Planning Services

Planning your dream trip to Italy should be enjoyable. If looking for the best place to bike tour, hike, climb, run, or the complexities of rail pass features, sightseeing priorities, or where to eat and sleep is stressing you out I can help. I can offer you insights from living in Italy for over 25 years and traveling throughout Europe. If you have questions while developing a complex trip plan, or if you're a first-time traveler and are not sure where to begin, consider a personalized, in-depth trip consultation. I have been able to help hundreds of people fine tune their travel plans or organize great itineraries tailored to their time, interest, and budget. I offer Private and Custom Bike Tours or self guided adventures, Hiking Trips, Walking Tours, and Ski Tours mixed with the highlights of culture, history, and food plus wine thru out Italy.

FOOD AND WINE PROGRAMS IN ITALY

For Food and Wine programs check out our partner at Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine. Get a Chef's knowledge and plan a great vacation.

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Italiaoutdoors Guide to Italy

Walk, Hike, Bike, and Self Guided Tours

Private Tours In Italy

Italy's 20 regions are more like 20 independent states, each with its own dialects, traditions, architecture and exceptional food.  Combined with the country's incomparable artistic treasures, which amount to more than the rest of the world put together, it's hard not to fall in love with the country.  What makes Italy so unique is its geography, the mountainous landscape and mild climate has created unlimited varieties of eco zones. The best way to explore Italy is by bike touring, trekking, walking, and even running.  For those wanting an active vacation but do not want to ruff it in the outback Italy is the perfect destination choice.  Get Insider's Knowledge on Traveling Italy with Italiaoutdoors Italy has historically been known as a place were you will find Paradise or Purgatory. Travel to Italy can fall into similar categories, it can be an experience of a lifetime or an expensive vacation that you just want to get over.  Having lived, worked, and studied in Italy for over 25 years we have the knowledge of where to go, what to do, and how to maneuver through the labyrinth of Italian culture.  This knowledge we share with you to help make your Vacation Exceptional.    TRAVEL PLANNING SERVICES FOR ACTIVE VACATIONS Planning your dream trip to Italy should be enjoyable. If looking for the best place to bike tour, hike, climb, run, or the complexities of rail pass features, sightseeing priorities, or where to eat and sleep is stressing you out I can help.  Living in Italy for over 25 years and traveling throughout Europe — many times. If you have questions while developing a complex trip plan, or if you're a first-time traveler and are not sure where to begin, consider a personalized, in-depth trip consultation. I have been about to help hundreds of people fine tune their travel plans or organize great itineraries tailored to their time, interest, and budget. I offer Pivate and Custom Bike Tours, Hiking Trips, Walking Tours, and Ski Tours in Italy.  I have created a second web site to present this Guide Program and Travel Planning in order to reduce confusion.  HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN ITALIAOUTDOORS TRIP Bike Touring The Classic Climbs of Italy How We Support Riders On Bike Tours Italiaoutdoors Bike Rental Policy

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ITALIAOUTDOORS BIKE RENTAL POLICY

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The following form will be printed and signed on day one of rental.

Italiaoutdoors di Vernon McClure reserves the right to refuse renting equipment to those with insufficient knowledge or ability for your own protection and safety!

Reservations

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your equipment. Payment may be made with cash, check or VISA/MasterCard. Reservation fees on equipment will begin the intended day of rental. Balance must be paid in full before picking up the equipment, with a non refundable security deposit if equipment is not returned in the condition it was rented in. Italiaoutdoors di Vernon McClure reserves the sole right to determine the condition returned!

Security Deposit

A credit card is required for an equipment deposit. The renter will be charged for repairs or replacement of damaged or lost equipment and assessed a cleaning fee for returning dirty equipment. Please treat our equipment as if it were your own or better. We take pride in our gear and hope you will enjoy and appreciate the value and performance of our top of the line equipment.

Rates and Late Fees

Rates are based on pick up and drop-off of bicycles in the Vicenza and Venice Province's, arrangements can be made to have a bicycle delivered to and picked up at specific hotels throughout Italy, but an additional fee will be added to cover the cost of transport.  For estimate of cost email or skype me.

Daily rates are based on a 24-hour period and equipment may be picked up and returned as follows:
PICK UP TIME:________9:am RETURN TIME: _______ by 9am following day
No refunds will be made due to weather conditions, equipment returned early, or for equipment rented but not used. Equipment returned late will be charged $10.00, plus the additional day rate for each day it is late.
Bike rental does not includes helmet, please bring one and wear it for your safety

Day    Rate:

Aluminum Road Bike: 25 euro per day without insurance
Carbon Fiber Road Bike: 35 Euro per day without insurance

Bike Rental Insurance can be obtained for an additional 5 euro per day for AL Road Bikes and 10 Euro for Carbon Fiber Road Bikes. This covers all damage but it will not cover theft.

 

ITALIAOUTDOORS RECREATION AND TRAVEL GUIDE TO ITALY

Plan your vacation to Italy with our guidebook.  Recreation activities, city guides, what to see, food and wine, and various travel tips.

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GUIDE TO BIKE TOURING ITALY

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ITALY ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

 

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BOULDERING GUIDE TO ITALY

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GUIDE TO HIKING AND WALKING ITALY

REGIONS OF ITALY

Italy is divided into 20 regions based on Historical cultural and geographical borders. 

VENETO - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE - FRIULI VENEZIA - EMILIA ROMAGNA - LOMBARDY - PIEDMONTE - AOSTA VALLEY - LIGURIA - UMBRIA - THE MARCHES - MOLISE - ABRUZZO - LAZIO - BASILICATA - CALABRIA - CAMPANIA - SARDINIA - SICILY - PUGLIA - TUSCANY

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO VENICE AND THE VENETO REGION

Tuscany Region

TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE TUSCANY REGION

 LANDSCAPES OF ITALY

To better understand the diversity of Italy and what makes each region unique you must study the geography of the country.

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Italiaoutdoors di Vernon McClure's Travel Style

When you are planning your vacation it is important to understand the way of thinking of the planner.

It is About Life, Style is an Option

I believe travel should be interesting, fun, intimate and an enriching experience, where one is confronted with new cultures, different languages, alternative ways of thinking, as well as splendid natural panoramas. All it takes for one to be propelled into the unfamiliar is a keen sense of curiosity, and an open and absorbent mind ready to question and understand, as well as to grow from a full-immersion experience. I also firmly believe that travel to a foreign country should be a safe, stress- and worry-free experience where one feels as comfortable and as relaxed abroad as when travelling in one’s own hometown.

Integrity, Passion and Enthusiasm.

I do not sell any trips or destinations if I am not passionate about them, and I focus on the regions I know best. I envision how I would like to travel and the kind of journeys I would like to take, then with extreme curiosity, enthusiasm, spirit of adventure, spontaneity, and sense of challenge drives me to create and guide a memorable active vacation.

Quality and Authenticity.

Nowadays, quantity and generic products seem to be the norm. I opt to offer less in number, but more in careful design and attention to the smallest details in order to provide a signature vacation. I explore areas yet to receive the recognition in the main stream guidebooks, but like hidden shrines they house many unexpected and exquisite treasures. I research the distinct characteristics and unique activities available on every one of our trips in order to provide an authentic experience. Of course, I never ignore those “not to be missed” classic journeys, where you venture to see a world-renown site. But as I mentioned before once you have "been there and done that" we move on to discover the hidden nooks, local hangouts, and special significance of these less familiar places or the forgotten history that made a sight special, before great marketing.

Intimacy and Safety.

I like to travel in small groups of people, and I encourage private parties of family or friends. I find that this fosters an incredible sense of intimacy and camaraderie among the participants, and it facilitates contact with the local people in the places we visit. Any outside resource I utilize during our programs are professionals, well experienced and who love what they do. During our programs you will understand that I know the territory and never take chances or cut corners, keeping in mind at all times your well-being and safety.

Responsibility and Awareness.

Nowadays, you hear or read about eco-travel and green-travel everywhere but the best way to interact with a host country is to be a “Responsible Traveler”. Responsibility towards the environment as well as the local people we visit, their culture and their customs. Where possible, we opt for public transportation for our transfers, such as trains and buses. When it’s not logistically feasible, local private companies provide the service, but the use of vehicles is kept to the essential minimum. Hiking and trekking follows official trails or bike routes along local club riding routes and bike paths. Where possible, we utilize·hotels that respect energy-efficiency standards; we support local restaurants recognized by the Slow Food movement (www.slowfood.com) for their commitment to sustainable farming and agriculture; we purchase locally grown produce and locally produced delicacies.··

Lots of Fun.

I like to research and develop your trips. But, most of all, I enjoy the fun of exploring and helping you get to know the Italy that I have called home for over 20 years.

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