Having experienced many day adventures - mountain biking, alpine skiing, and hiking with Ajax in Sun Valley, I booked one of Ajax' custom tours to his beloved Italy. My interests included day trips to Cinque Terra, Florence, Italian Riviera beaches, hiking the marble mountains, and touring/dining off the beaten tourist trail.
An extremely generous host, Ajax reads his audience, patiently and enthusiastically sharing information which he intuitively knows will intrigue them. His knowledge of the area and language is impressive—it's obvious he loves the people, geography and culture, and especially Italian food!
We started each day with a brisk walk for espresso and pastry, then ended each winding up century old cobblestone switch backs to divine family restaurants I would never find on my own.
My next trip will be in the winter - AAAA - An Ajax Alpine Adventure for skiing in Bormio and Cortina!