One of the true pleasures of an active vacation is the oppurtunity to eat just about anything that pleases you. You are burning lots of calories as you bike, ski, or hike, so go ahead and indulge – we are often remarking how we cycle so we can eat!  Italy and France have cooking and food traditions that span the ages - and there is no better time than now to experience the quality, diversity, respect for the classics, and reverence for the inventive. We'll happily plan food shopping trips with you to our favorite fish monger, butcher or pasta maker and show you how to prepare some delicious meals to add to your repertoire. We always have an "ear to the ground" to source and locate new cafés, bistros, trattorias, and rifugios making delicious food. We can't wait to share and enjoy our discoveries with you.