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By Kiri Tannenbaum

Go Biking, Cooking, and Hunting for Truffles Across Italy with a Star Chef

Biking and gastronomic exploration go hand-in-hand. Throw in Italy, a world-class chef and tons of wine and truffles, and you've got a gastronomic adventure of a lifetime.

Ahhh, Italy. The country with miles of coastline and rich with vineyards, olive groves, and in central Italy: truffles. To tackle all this bite-seeing you’ll want a good guide, and as luck would have it you can hop on Duvine’s culinary biking tour of Italy, led by chef Seamus Mullen.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

For 8 days / 7 nights (roughly 23 meals plus all those in-between bites) you will eat, drink, and explore your way from the Adriatic to the Ligurian Sea. While crossing all of that territory, you’ll cruise on your bike through the pastures of the Sibillini mountains, take in the panoramic views, travel the open roads to the tiny hilltowns of Panicale and Montepulciano, sample classic Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, sip more than your share of the local wines like Barolos and Super Tuscans, cook with truffles sourced from your own hunt and end your days with a swim and a feast. All with one of New York’s top chefs, Seamus Mullen, by your side.

BIKING:

duvine bike tour italy

Photo Credit: Duvine

As this tour has some steep inclines, it’s graded at Level 4 which means, this is not the trip for newbies. An intermediate level biker will find this challenging, so spend your summer training so you can rise to that challenge. Remember, the more you bike the more you can burn what you eat.

Daily mileage on the bike ranges from 29 to 58, which is broken up with stops for culinary sights and meals throughout the day. There is a support van along the route as well as guides which will always be nearby to provide food, water, bike maintenance and tips.

MEALS:

Photo Credit: Duvine

This trip of a lifetime kicks off with a dinner with a local winemaker in the Le Marche region and all meals are included. In addition to meals in farmhouses, wineries and villas there are snacks to refuel, aperitivi, visits to artisan producers, wineries and cooking classes.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Expect to spend your nights in country villas, boutique hotels, and restored farmhouses.

COST:

Singles: $6,486
Shared room: $5,995

DATES:

October 1-7, 2017

This supreme chef-guided trip with luxury accommodations and cycling through the regions of Le Marche, Umbria and Tuscany will be an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

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