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”

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”

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”

Is it important to make plans before you travel?

An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.  –Norma Shearer There are two ways to travel:  be incredibly prepared or don’t.  I am rather infamous for being… Continue reading “Is it important to make plans before you travel?”

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”

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”