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Backroads Tuscany walking and cooking trips


January 2014
A Better Way to See the World
Active Gourmet: Walking & Cooking in Provence and Tuscany


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Any savvy traveler will tell you one of the best ways to connect with a culture is to eat what the locals eat. On Backroads Walking & Cooking trips in Tuscany and Provence, you'll not only find joy at the table and in the kitchen, you'll also learn about traditional ingredients as you walk in the landscapes that nourish them. Sample wines where the grapes are grown. Visit with farmers, vintners and olive oil producers who are happy to tell you their stories and share their expertise. And get hands-on experience in the kitchen, learning to cook simple and elegant dishes alongside charming local chefs.

So what are you waiting for? Mangia, mangia! We're here to make your travel dreams a reality, seven days a week from 6 am to 6 pm at 800-462-2848.
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Jeff Cantarutti
Regional Manager, With Backroads Since 1994

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Tuscany Walking & Cooking
A Grand Culinary Odyssey

• Walk through vineyards, woodland and Renaissance hill towns, and get to know our local amici along the way
• Return from your trip with actual know-how to create a Tuscan dinner for your famiglia back home—it's the ultimate keepsake!
• Savor superb Tuscan wines, from Chianti Classico to Brunello, with proud local winemakers
• Relish handmade cuisine, from your first plate of pici all'aglione to your final bowl-scraping spoonful of tiramisu
• Ready to let the dough fly? Test your pizza making prowess with a local pizzaiolo
• Overnight in distinctive hotels where you're welcomed like family

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Provence Walking & Cooking NEW!
A Flavorful Journey

• Learn secrets of classic Provençal dishes from a Michelin-starred chef, followed by dinner at his restaurant
• Partake in exclusive tastings of the best regional wine, including delicate Côtes du Lubéron
• Using garden-fresh ingredients, learn to make favorite local specialties such as gigot d'agneau (roasted lamb) and classic tapenade
• Explore limestone hills, villages and vineyards, and walk with a van Gogh expert to see the landscape through the artist's eyes
• Shop at an outdoor market and experience a unique part of French village life
• Enjoy the royal treatment at luxurious Relais & Châteaux-member hotels

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