Biking in Sicily

5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Sicily

As you may be aware, this year is Zephyr Adventures’ 20th Anniversary and to celebrate we added five new adventures to our schedule, including the Sicily Bike Adventure coming up this fall.  As we gear up for our inaugural tour of this iconic island, we thought it would be fun to share a few fascinating… Continue reading “5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Sicily”

Mosel Valley Biking

The Easiest Bike Tour Location in the World? Try the Mosel Valley

We have been running inline skating tours in the Mosel Valley since 2007. That alone should tell you the location is flat with well-maintained pavement. The beautiful thing about the Mosel Valley as a bike tour location is the Germany government has created paved paths on both sides of the river for hundreds of… Continue reading “The Easiest Bike Tour Location in the World? Try the Mosel Valley”

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”

My Favorite Things While Hiking and Biking in Italy

This post is written by Zephyr traveler and guest blogger Rhonda Jarrett, who went on last month’s Tuscany & Umbria Hike, Bike, Wine & Food Adventure with her family and friends.  We asked her to write about her favorite part of each day of the trip.  Her husband and son will also… Continue reading “My Favorite Things While Hiking and Biking in Italy”

Self-Guided Vacations in Italy

I spent 17 days in Italy this past month helping to create Zephyr’s newest business division: Self-Guided Adventures in Italy. This is a totally new concept for us and a fairly new concept in the travel world, so I’ll explain. Self-guided adventures are sort of a middle ground between taking a guided… Continue reading “Self-Guided Vacations in Italy”

Colorado Hike & Wheel

We have been running our Colorado Skating Adventure for years. Last summer, four of our High Rollers (repeat customers with at least 20 Zephyr trip days) asked us to add hiking to the itinerary. Happy to oblige, we created our Colorado Hike & Wheel Adventure that ran from July 30 through August… Continue reading “Colorado Hike & Wheel”

Burgundy & Paris Multisport

Pinot noir, chocolate crepes, and escargot.Notre dame, the EiffelTower, and the Musée d’Orsay.Biking through vineyards, skating on canal tow paths, and hiking to a hillside church.There is so much happening on our Burgundy and Paris Multisport Adventure it is hard to know where to start my blog. Burgundy, a province in the… Continue reading “Burgundy & Paris Multisport”

Tuscany & Umbria Biking

Last night I returned from two weeks in Italy where I helped run our Italy Biking Adventure. 18 participants joined our team of Italian and American guides for seven days of biking, sightseeing, eating, and drinking in Tuscany and Umbria. Tuscany is perhaps the most famous province of Italy, having been popularized… Continue reading “Tuscany & Umbria Biking”

California Wine Country Biking

I returned home a few days ago from the California Wine Country and our first ever Biking Adventure in the area. I must say, I was very pleased with the tour! 14 participants joined my co-guide Gary Passon and me on the five-day trip. We started in Sonoma, biked across the county… Continue reading “California Wine Country Biking”