UPDATED March 22, 2022

BY The TDA Team

IN Viva Italia

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UPDATED March 22, 2022

BY The TDA Team

IN Viva Italia

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Highlights of the Viva Italia Cycling Tour


The Viva Italia Cycling Tour is perhaps Italy’s most ambitious cycling tour – covering the beautiful regions of Umbria and Tuscany north of Rome and a spectacular section of southern Italy as well as rewarding rides across the islands of Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily. Along the way cyclists will be pedal along scenic coasts and across rolling hills while enjoying the great wine and cuisine of this classic cycle touring destination. Join for 10 days or 2 weeks, or take on the entire month long loop of the Italian boot.

10 Reasons to Pedal the Viva Italia Cycling Tour

“Florence, often called  ‘the Athens of the Middle Ages’ was the centre of medieval European trade and finance and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Home to such notable historical figures as Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, the Medici family and Savonarola, the city is now famous for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.” Read more…

Seven Reasons to Cycle Sicily

“When someone mentions Sicily, what do you think of? I suppose that it largely depends on your predilections. More specifically, given that you are a cyclist, why go to Sicily for ride? Cyclists, of course, may have many other interests. They can be film buffs or literature lovers, amateur archaeologists or architecture devotees. They can be interested in history, nature or local culture. Keeping this in mind here are seven reasons why one, no matter what their interests, should absolutely cycle Sicily.” Read more…

An Interview with the Viva Italia Tour Leader

“Popular TDA Global Cycling Tour Leader Özgür Karataş recently finished scouting the route of the Viva Italia Cycling Tour which he will be leading later this year. We asked him for his impressions on the roads, the food, the wine and much more.” Read more…

All Roads Lead to Rome – Viva Italia!

“For years, the founder of TDA Global Cycling, Henry Gold, has gazed longingly at the islands in the Mediterranean Sea, trying to come up with a cycling route that would do justice to the area’s history, culture and scenery. Finally, inspired by the 2012 Alumni event that we called ‘All Roads Lead To Rome’, he came up with a circular route that covered not only the beautiful islands of Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily but also managed to include the stunning Italian regions of Tuscany and Calabria as well as the historic cities of Florence, Rome and Siena.” Read more…

Six Excellent Reasons to Cycle Corsica

“The Greek called it Kalliste, the most beautiful island. The French call it L’Ile de Beaute. Others have called it Pleasure Island. I would say that if those are not enough of reason to cycle in Corsica, then your imagination likely needs a boost and there is no place better for it than Corsica.” Read more…

Five (or Fifty) Reasons to Cycle the Viva Italia

“Ah, Italy! La Dolce Vita – the sweet life. Consider the pizzas, the pasta, the wines, the history, the sights, the sea, the sun, the culture, the markets, the mountains, the valleys, the lakes, the medieval towns and the many, many other hidden gems.” Read more…

Five Reasons to Cycle Sardinia

“Sardinia. Widely known as the ‘Land of Silence’, it boasts well-maintained roads, little traffic and widespread bike-friendly accommodation. As the second largest island in the Mediterranean, it is blessed with over 50 lakes, 3 major rivers and great weather.” Read more…


Viva Italia

It has been said that all roads lead to Rome and the Viva Italia cycling tour is simply more proof that this may indeed be the case. Participants will...

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