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Viva Italia

Viva Italia

Viva Italia

All Roads do lead to Rome! Cycle Southern Italy, Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily.

RIDERS AND STAFF

Özgür Karataş

Tour Leader

Rome to Rome

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Özgür Karataş

Tour Leader
Rome to Rome

Turkey

“Working outdoors is phenomenal.”

When TDA need local support for translations in Turkey in 2014, I entered the picture. Before TDA, I lived year-round there, in Izmir. Now I live on the road eight months of the year; the rest of the time I’m in Turkey, either applying for visas or rock-climbing.

Sometimes on a tour our failures are as incredible as our successes. Being defeated as my tour attempted to climb a new route on Koca Sarp, a rocky mountain in central Anatolia, is an experience I’ll always remember.

I’ve seen so much of the world with TDA. My favourite place I’ve been so far is Meteora, Greece. Probably the greatest pleasure of cycle-touring for me is never spending more than two days in a row in the same spot.

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Vilma Plesníková

Tour Leader Trainee

Rome to Rome

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Vilma Plesníková

Tour Leader Trainee
Rome to Rome

Slovakia

Hello everybody, my name is Vilma. I like going to the nature by bike or just for a walk whenever it is possible. Bottle of water, some snack, camera and good weather - what could be better :-) See you soon

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Peter Plesník

Bike Mechanic

Rome to Rome

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Peter Plesník

Bike Mechanic
Rome to Rome

Slovakia

Hi, my name is Peter Plesník and I work as a shop assistent and bicycle mechanic. I'll be your mechanic on this tour and I am looking forward to meeting you all :-)

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Douglas Percival

Tour Leader Trainee

Rome to Rome

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Douglas Percival

Tour Leader Trainee
Rome to Rome

South Africa

Flinging spanners, clicking gears. Juggling bike spares & Humans Habits to create Bicycle Tours that function in crazy locations. See you guys at the next crazy location.

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Anthony Rock

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Anthony Rock

Rider
Rome to Rome

United States

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David Freeman

Rider

Rome to Rome

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David Freeman

Rider
Rome to Rome

Australia

I am a semi-retired lawyer living in Melbourne Australia. I have cycled all over the world including five tours with TDA but never in Japan. The opportunity in 2020 to cycle from Seoul to Sapporo is too good to miss and I am looking forward to that tour!

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Michele Kline

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Michele Kline

Rider
Rome to Rome

Australia

My Husband Anthony (Tony) and I, are from Hobart in Tasmania...we went on our first TDA tour in 2014 from Lima to Cuzco our second one was NZ from Auckland to Queenstown 2015, last year we did our first full tour the Pub Ride. We are looking forward to our first Italian visit and our second full tour!

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Anthony kline

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Anthony kline

Rider
Rome to Rome

Australia

54yrs old small business owner building concreting landscaping. Enjoy adventure activities, have walked everest base camp and kilimanjaro successfully. Been a keen cyclist for several years, in 2015 Michele and did our first TDA trip from Lima to Cusco. Last year we completed Auckland to Queenstown and now looking forward to the Pub ride.

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Edna Granot

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Edna Granot

Rider
Rome to Rome

Australia

Retired but very busy with grand children. I did the Orient Express in 2011, so it is time to experience another ride with TDA.

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Elias Baron

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Elias Baron

Rider
Rome to Rome

United States

I'm now retired and live in Plano Texas. Since I retired I have been doing one or more long distance bicycle rides. I'm looking forward for the Viva Italia Ride which I believe will be a very special experience.

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Russ Parker

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Russ Parker

Rider
Rome to Rome

Canada

I rode the 1st ever Viva Italia trip in 2019. (Highly recommended if you haven't done it). Looking forward to more fun with TDA on the pub ride!

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Rome to Rome

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Rome to Rome

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Sue Parker

Rider

Palermo to Rome

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Sue Parker

Rider
Palermo to Rome

Canada

I'm active and play a lot of casual sports but haven't been on a cycling trip in 23 years so super excited (and admittedly a little nervous) to get started again. My husband is doing Rome to Rome and I'm tagging along for the second half from Palermo. I love to be active, travel and take photos so looking forward to combining it all in this trip!

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Philippa Davis

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Philippa Davis

Rider
Rome to Rome

New Zealand

I'm a mad keen cyclist, it doesn't matter what sort of bike I get to ride, as long as I'm on 2 wheels. I've done trips around Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Tour de France and Tour Down Under aswell. I've got a group of friends who are just as nutty and we go off on adventures together.

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Philippe Doffey

Rider

Palermo to Rome

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Philippe Doffey

Rider
Palermo to Rome

Switzerland

Marathon, cycling, ski touring

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Roger Cook

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Roger Cook

Rider
Rome to Rome

Canada

I am a 70 year-old that has primarily been running over the last 10 years. (Lots of gym sessions and treadmill in the decades before that.) I completed the Viva Italia in the fall of 2019 and was impressed. It's time to take on some more trips.

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Frida Percival

Rider

Rome to Cagliari

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Frida Percival

Rider
Rome to Cagliari

Sweden

Medical doctor working in Sweden and travelling the world with my husband Douglas as often as we can!

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Rider

Palermo to Rome

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Rider
Palermo to Rome

United Kingdom

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David Richards

Rider

Palermo to Rome

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David Richards

Rider
Palermo to Rome

United Kingdom

I am a semi retired ex-banker living in London. I have completed a number of tours (both guided and unguided) through several European countries and completed the Pru100 London ride on a couple of occasions.

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Özgür Karataş

Tour Leader

Rome to Rome

Anthony Rock

Rider

Rome to Rome

David Freeman

Rider

Rome to Rome

Michele Kline

Rider

Rome to Rome

Anthony kline

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Stephen Hyde

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Stephen Hyde

Rider
Rome to Rome

United Kingdom

Currently based in Abu Dhabi - returning to the UK (and retiring) in June 2021. Aged 56 and married with two children.

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Rome to Rome

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Rome to Rome

Canada

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Rome to Rome

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Rome to Rome

Canada

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kai wiedman

Rider

Rome to Cagliari

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kai wiedman

Rider
Rome to Cagliari

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Wayne Grover

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Wayne Grover

Rider
Rome to Rome

Canada

Bike touring enthusiast, in 60s. Retired, (Prof. Emeritus (ECE), U. Alberta). TDA Alumni of NAE 2015, French Connection 2016, Oh Canada 2017, and Orient Express 2019. Looking forward to riding in the warmth of Southern USA and getting to know everyone on the tour.

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Tim Sole

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Tim Sole

Rider
Rome to Rome

New Zealand

Married to Judy. Both rode LEJOG in 2014, TDA Bamboo Road in 2015, the first third of TDA Trans-Europa in 2016, the TDA Odyssey in 2017 and the TDA Pub Ride in 2018. I think of myself as a a travel cyclist rather than as a 'real cyclist'. I am slow uphills, but excellent at finding coffee stops. I am an actuary and still work part-time. My main hobbies are recreational maths and writing, with my tenth book to be published in July 2019 ('The Strange and Infinite World of Numbers'). We live near Wellington, New Zealand.

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Judy Sole

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Judy Sole

Rider
Rome to Rome

New Zealand

Married to Tim Sole, who is also on the tour. This will be my fifth TDA trip having previously done the Bamboo Road, part of the Transeuropa, the Odyssey and the Pub Ride. Greatly enjoyed cycling LEJOG (Lands End to John O' Groats) and the South Island of New Zealand.

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Rome to Rome

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Rome to Rome

Canada

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Randall Shier

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Randall Shier

Rider
Rome to Rome

Canada

Randy is happily married to his best friend and wife Sandy of 37 years. He has three adult children, two of them married and two young grandsons. Randy resides in Kelowna, British Columbia and enjoys his real estate development career as President of Mission Group. When he is not working, he loves travel, cycling, snow skiing and oil painting. Born in Vancouver, he has been a lifelong British Columbian, except for six years in Los Angeles, earning a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. His favourite team sports to watch are hockey and football. Randy is an avid Canadian Olympic hockey team fan, a USC Trojan college football fan, as well as a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He and Sandy have experienced long distance cycling twice before in 2015 in 2017. Their first trip they rode 1,800 km, unsupported from Canterbury, England to Rome, Italy. their second trip was the Orient Express with TDA Global from Paris to Varna, Bulgaria. Randy is grateful to be married to an adventurous wife as she has been the catalyst for our long distance cycling adventures.

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Rome to Rome

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Rome to Rome

United States

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Jennifer Allen

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Jennifer Allen

Rider
Rome to Rome

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Stephen Hyde

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Rome to Rome

 

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kai wiedman

Rider

Rome to Cagliari

Wayne Grover

Rider

Rome to Rome

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"It truly was an experience that I will cherish forever. [The staff] obviously had expended tremendous effort in finding the route that created the best cycling experience possible. I loved having the option to ride with others or ride alone, and I became very confident in riding alone...The scenery of this tour was breathtaking. There were challenging stages for sure, which I was looking for and appreciated."

"I'd finish a day and think that it was exceptional on so many levels and couldn't get any better, and then the next day would be amazing again."

"I had never been to Italy and was very excited to be part of Viva Italia. I was not disappointed from Tuscany to the Islands and the Southern West Coast we were rewarded with incredible towns, views, history and the warm welcome of the inquisitive relaxed Italian locals."

OVERVIEW VIVA ITALIA 2022


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • VIVA ITALIA
  • THE ROMAN PROVINCES
  • GIRO DEL MAR
  • ROME TO ROME
  • ROME TO CAGLIARI
  • PALERMO TO ROME
  • SEP 10 TO OCT 18
  • SEP 10 TO SEP 29
  • OCT 2 TO OCT 18
  • EUR 10500
  • EUR 7100
  • EUR 6100
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • VIVA ITALIA
    • ROME TO ROME
    • SEP 10 TO OCT 18
    • 10500 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • THE ROMAN PROVINCES
    • ROME TO CAGLIARI
    • Sep 10 - Sep 29
    • 7100 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • GIRO DEL MAR
    • PALERMO TO ROME
    • Oct 2 - Oct 18
    • 6100 EUR
    • SPACES 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. The full tour single supplement is Euros €TBA. Sectional single supplements are available upon request. 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.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of €400 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

 

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