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Pura Vida 2021

Pura Vida 2021

Pura Vida 2021

Celebrate the 'pure life' with a 3 week loop of this tropical cycling paradise

RIDERS AND STAFF

Jairo Corrales

Tour Leader Trainee

San Jose to San Jose

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Jairo Corrales

Tour Leader Trainee
San Jose to San Jose

Costa Rica

NAE 22 will be my sixth tour, but like the first day I'm always with a lot of good vibes and many Pura Vida!!!

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Yanez Novoa

Tour Leader Trainee

San Jose to San Jose

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Yanez Novoa

Tour Leader Trainee
San Jose to San Jose

South Africa

Oh to be on the road again. I am still suffering from a bit of cabin fever from the last few years and am excited to join you all in Buenos Aires.

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Emily Currie

Tour Leader

San Jose to San Jose

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Emily Currie

Tour Leader
San Jose to San Jose

South Africa

“‘Happiness is only real when shared’: I think this counts for a whole spectrum of experiences and emotions—pain, hardship, excitement, joy, for instance—and explains why sharing an adventure or journey with a group makes it so very real!”

Who would have thought that growing up on a farm and a career in rural healthcare would prepare me for a job like my job at TDA? I always had the desire to travel and even though I thought working here would be too good to actually come true when I sent in my job application, here I am, six tours and 28 countries later. I’ve learned more about the world and myself then I ever expected.

With so many incredible memories—and so much food shared, so many friends made along the way—it will take me years to process everything I’ve experienced courtesy of TDA. Highlights of my travels so far include finishing the North American Epic (NAE) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, cycling Central Asia’s Pamir Highway, Abdul’s pilaf in the parking lot, Colombia, pan con chicharron, Patagonia, a massive thunder storm in Zambia, Hami melon, Madagascar, Samarkand, walnut and honey spread on fresh bread and topped with whipped yak cream, eaten in a warm yurt… and the list goes on! It’s amazing to realize that everything I experience with TDA will have an impact on my life long after these adventures are over.

One adventure I don’t expect to have again is the one I had in Mexico, when we discovered Hurricane Patricia was heading right straight at us. Monitoring the storm’s progress through the night—from stage 4 to stage 5—seemed so unreal. By 5:00 a.m., CNN was calling Patricia the strongest hurricane ever measured on planet earth. A few hours later, we loaded all bikes, riders, kit and crew onto an extra van and bus … and took off, tails between our legs, because Patricia was shaping up to be a beast! By nightfall we were safe and sound in the heart of tequila country, and, as Patricia lost most of her fury at landfall, the party at our lodgings ramped up.

There are so many wonderful aspects to working with TDA but key amongst them are travelling with purpose, meeting people from all over—and the food!

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic

San Jose to San Jose

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic
San Jose to San Jose

United States

Is there a more challenging, charming, or humbling way to travel the World and discover it’s people and treasures? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet, and perhaps I wish not to. I have been a bicycle mechanic for over ten years and it has led me towards new adventures and friendships. Here’s to clean and lubed chains, straight wheels, and a comfy saddle! See you on the next adventure!

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Victor Beijen

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Victor Beijen

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Netherlands

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Theo de Klein

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Theo de Klein

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Netherlands

Theo de Klein from the Netherlands,

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Xufeng (Gail) Cascketta

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Xufeng (Gail) Cascketta

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

I am retired, and love to explore the world by cycling. Have done some self-supported tours. This is my third cycling tour with TDA.

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Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

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Fabrizio Brentini

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Fabrizio Brentini

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Switzerland

Born in 1957. Fan of every kind of cycling.

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Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

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Renata Kurschner

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Renata Kurschner

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Canada

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Kuno Kurschner

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Kuno Kurschner

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Canada

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Justin Ripley

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Justin Ripley

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

Is there beer?

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Wendy McDonald

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Wendy McDonald

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

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Ellen Kurland

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Ellen Kurland

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

After leaving the fire department last year I began working in animal welfare. I love the job but it can be stressful and sad so I am really looking forward to getting out of DC and the US and meeting new people and seeing new sites.

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Dick Buter

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Dick Buter

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Netherlands

Cycling is the best way to discover the world.

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Silvia Thiessen

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Silvia Thiessen

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Switzerland

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Kevin Thiessen

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Kevin Thiessen

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Canada

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Bob Jensen

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Bob Jensen

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Canada

I am a Calgary commercial lawyer who is semi-retired (will be fully retired when this trip starts). I enjoy reading (historical fiction), cycling, running, swimming, triathlons, racket sports, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, travelling (and what better way than by bike), and volunteering. Fondness for beer (part owner of a craft brewery) and fine wines, rum and whisky. I am married with two adult children and 2 dogs.

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Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

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Frank Wichlo

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Frank Wichlo

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Canada

I have done a couple of TDA trips and I plan to keep doing them as long as I am able, or the money runs out.

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Martina Culiberg

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Martina Culiberg

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Slovenia

Myself and my husband are the owners of the Beghi apartment houses in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. We offer accomodation to all those who seek active holiday or just look for a quite place to recharge. Therefore, I am happy to say that I managed to combine work with my life style and passion for various sports. As Kranjska Gora in winter has pefect winter conditions, I love ski touring and in summer with its great opportunities for cycling, hiking and mountaineeringI pursue my enthusiasm for mountain- and roadbiking as well as hiking. When season permits, I love to take advantage and discover the world on two wheels.

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Jure Culiberg

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Jure Culiberg

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Slovenia

I like to ride bikes.

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David. ODonnell.

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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David. ODonnell.

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United Kingdom

52 yrs old, from Manchester UK. Loved Bamboo Road & Pura Vida so much thought I'd do another See you all soon. Cheers. David

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Chris Needham

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Chris Needham

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

United States

Live in Boston but originally from UK. Dad to two teen girls. After 30 years of a marketing career looking for new adventures.

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Eric LaRochelle

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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Eric LaRochelle

Rider
San Jose to San Jose

Canada

N/A

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Emily Currie

Tour Leader

San Jose to San Jose

Victor Beijen

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

Theo de Klein

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

Xufeng (Gail) Cascketta

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

 

Rider

San Jose to San Jose

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"There was some jaw droppingly stunning scenery, great interactions with locals and the TDA staff provided constant support and encouragement."

"A unique experience. Unbelievable landscape and a carefree time. TDA Tours are addictive."

"Fantastic staff and brilliant support means that all you have to do is ride, eat, sleep, repeat - it's perfection! Beware, these tours are addictive - I already signed up for the next one while I was in the middle of this one!"

OVERVIEW PURA VIDA 2021


  • FULL TOUR
  • PURA VIDA
  • SAN JOSE TO SAN JOSE
  • DEC 1 TO DEC 19
  • USD 6500
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • PURA VIDA
    • SAN JOSE TO SAN JOSE
    • DEC 1 TO DEC 19
    • 6500 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Prices based on double occupancy at majority of the hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Full entry fee payment is due 90 days before the tour start date. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour and is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Registration fee is non-refundable, but may be transferred once, to another tour of your choosing, 90 days or more before the start date of the original tour you have registered for. We recommend registering 4 - 6 months before the tour start date to take full advantage of our pre-tour support and information bulletins, but late registrations are possible when spaces are still available.

TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

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