Travel provider arranges a dietary itinerary for you

Rub elbows at the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship. Rub elbows at the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship. (Scott Schaffrick)
April 24, 2011

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Travelers with dietary restrictions will welcome a service that arranges meals to accommodate food allergies or vegetarian, vegan, kosher, or gluten-free diets. Sign up for a trip with Classic Journeys, a California-based company that offers cultural walking adventures, family trips, and culinary tours worldwide, and fill out a food-related questionnaire. The company’s Guest Services team then contacts local guides at your destination who get in touch with each restaurant on your itinerary. They give chefs advance notice of your arrival date and needs, so you don’t have to worry about finding suitable food throughout the trip. 800-200-3887,

Zip over Alaska wilderness

See Alaska’s wilderness from a zip line starting May 6. The four-hour Mammoth Waterfalls and Ultra Zip-line Adventure, run by Alaska Excursions, includes a 30-minute narrated drive from Skagway’s cruise ship dock to the town of Dyea. After a safety briefing and orientation, you can soar among the treetops on 11 zip lines that are up to 750 feet long, and also traverse four sky bridges that overlook waterfalls and the forest floor, about 30 feet below. Riders must weigh between 65 and 265 pounds. Rates: $159 adults, $139 children up to age 12. 907-983-4444,

Ride, dine with pro cyclists

Cycling fans can meet professional riders from around the world and pedal the course of the largest single-day professional bike race in North America. The TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship takes place June 5, when 400 pros from more than 20 countries compete on a historic 156-mile route through the city. A special Weekend at the Race package for fans includes a bike tour to Valley Forge with a picnic lunch, a “ride and dine’’ with several of the event’s top racers, a chance to meet team directors and mechanics, and VIP access to hospitality tents along the course on race day. The June 3-5 package, offered by Exceptional Cycling Tours, runs $799 per person, based on double occupancy. 610-574-3534,