20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!

Join us in celebrating Zephyr’s 20th anniversary! Starting out as the world’s first inline skate tour company, we’ve expanded over the years to include hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, and more. We’ve loved every minute of the past twenty years and are looking forward to sharing many more incredible experiences with… Continue reading “20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!”

Zephyr Adventures Annual Meeting of the Minds

Every year the Zephyr Adventures team meets to discuss the coming year’s plans, enjoy delicious food, drink tasty wine and beer, and explore the great outdoors. This year’s meeting was held in Zephyr’s worldwide headquarters, beautiful Red Lodge, Montana. To start the meeting off right, we ventured over to Mas Taco for… Continue reading “Zephyr Adventures Annual Meeting of the Minds”

Oregon Wine Adventure – A Closeup Look at the Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Wine often expresses a sense of place.  Place is attributed to by a number of different factors:  layers of mineral deposits and sediments left after millions of years of geologic activity that contribute to different flavor profiles; climatic factors like temperature patterns & annual precipitation that have an effect on vine growth and, therefore,… Continue reading “Oregon Wine Adventure – A Closeup Look at the Eola-Amity Hills AVA”

Taste Vacations in the New York Times

Taste Vacations, the new food, wine, beer, and spirits tour company from Zephyr Adventures, was included in today’s New York Times travel section. I would like to say we were “featured” in the paper but the article was just a few paragraphs. Still, the New York Times is one of the best… Continue reading “Taste Vacations in the New York Times”

Zephyr Adventures Launches New Tour Company: Taste Vacations

We at Zephyr Adventures are extremely proud to announce Taste Vacations, a new luxury travel company that focuses on food, wine, beer, and spirits tours in premier travel destinations around the world. We have been organizing active tours around the globe for the past 17 years now, starting as an inline skating… Continue reading “Zephyr Adventures Launches New Tour Company: Taste Vacations”

Dinner at Restaurant Montmirail in Venasque, Provence, France

On night five of our Provence Biking, Food, and Wine Adventure we have what is usually the best meal of the tour. Granted, the food is usually excellent throughout France and this is doubly true in Provence. But the Restaurant Montmirail in the Hotel Montmirail where we spend the night serves delicious… Continue reading “Dinner at Restaurant Montmirail in Venasque, Provence, France”

Cooking Class in Provence, France

If you are a foodie, it must sound like a dream to take a cooking class in Provence. France is obviously famous throughout the world for its cuisine and Provence within France is considered near the top of French cuisine, thanks to the abundance of fresh local ingredients. On our biking tour… Continue reading “Cooking Class in Provence, France”

Provence, France: Gourmet Day of Bicycling

If we are so modest as to say so ourselves, on our Provence Biking, Food, and Wine Adventure we have a truly spectacular day set up that perfectly combines these three elements. We call this day “Bike for Lunch” and it involves multiple stops at local food and wine establishments in the… Continue reading “Provence, France: Gourmet Day of Bicycling”

Come Rico, Come Sano, Come Peruano

“Eat well, eat healthy, eat Peruvian” is a theme of the Mistura food festival in Peru held every year in September.  Latin America’s largest fête of the gastronomic world, la Mistura (“mixture” in English) is a cultural celebration that honors a country rich in biodiversity, sophisticated in temperament, and embracing of bold… Continue reading “Come Rico, Come Sano, Come Peruano”

Tuscan Wine, Pasta, Gelato and More!

I didn’t want to go home. Overseas travel is not something I can often afford.  But when Kris from Zephyr contacted me saying that there was space remaining on the upcoming Tuscany/Umbria cycling trip, I had 24 hours to decide. I had just received my tax refund, so it was a no-brainer. … Continue reading “Tuscan Wine, Pasta, Gelato and More!”

Cooking Class in Puglia, Italy

One of the main goals of our tours is to throw in cultural experiences in addition to the physical activity. In Italy, this almost always means having a private cooking class for our group. Puglia is not as “advanced” in tourism as its provincial neighbors to the north, Tuscany and Umbria. And… Continue reading “Cooking Class in Puglia, Italy”

The Amazing Food in Puglia

Puglia is a magical place. The sun-drenched days, rock-lined roads perfect for biking, blue skies and bluer seas, and vast olive groves make for an amazing holiday location. What is often overlooked, however, is the cuisine. We all know Italy has amazing food but after having traveled through much of the country,… Continue reading “The Amazing Food in Puglia”

Still Rolling After 15 Years

Today is April 4, 2012.  Fifteen years ago today, Allan Wright quit his corporate job with food company Cargill, and Zephyr Adventures (formerly called Zephyr Inline Skate Tours) was born.  “Rolling” is a great metaphor to describe Zephyr’s journey, as we have certainly done our share of rolling with the punches in… Continue reading “Still Rolling After 15 Years”

Biking, Food, and Wine in Provence

I returned a few days ago from running two bicycle tours in Provence. I have to say the area is really special for bike touring. In fact, my co-guide Giovanni, who runs our Italian tours and is ardently pro-Italian whether it be wine, food, or coffee, was salivating over the Provencal food,… Continue reading “Biking, Food, and Wine in Provence”