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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

Leader

Rome to Rome

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Özgür Karataş

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

Assistant Leader

Rome to Rome

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Vilma Plesníková

Assistant Leader
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

Assistant Leader

Rome to Rome

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Douglas Percival

Assistant Leader
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 four tours with TDA but never in Japan. I am looking forward to the Viva Italia tour in September as the Itinerary is fantastic. The opportunity in 2020 to cycle from Seoul to Sapporo is too good to miss so that is locked in for next year!

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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 am semi-retired, and recently decided outside cycling is better than the spin classes I usually do. I haven't toured for a long while, with all of my touring from 1980 to 1996, so I'm overdue to get back at it while I can. Looking forward to connecting with everyone!

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Dan Culver

Rider

Rome to Rome

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Dan Culver

I live in Dallas, Texas. I am a semi-retired lawyer. I travel internationally for personal experience on a regular basis, but I have never been to Italy. Italy will be the 50th country that I have visited. I ride every day when I am at home. In May 2019, I did a solo ride in South Korea from Seoul to Busan (600 km) along the four rivers route. A few weeks before that, I rode independently for 3 days along the east coast of Taiwan. My longest tour (solo) was cycling the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands in Washington State in 2014. I have also participated in a group cycling tour in Vietnam. Looking forward to this experience and sharing it with everyone!

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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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Rider

Rome to Rome

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Rider
Rome to Rome

Canada

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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

Leader

Rome to Rome

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Özgür Karataş

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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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 four tours with TDA but never in Japan. I am looking forward to the Viva Italia tour in September as the Itinerary is fantastic. The opportunity in 2020 to cycle from Seoul to Sapporo is too good to miss so that is locked in for next year!

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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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“The support from TDA staff is phenomenal. I enjoyed it very much and will definitely do another TDA tour.”

“The staff were amazing. They made our ride with detailed route instructions and flagging, fabulous food, warm & friendly can-do attitudes.”

"The tour will take cyclists through hilly vineyards and olive groves, mountainous islands, ancient cities and seaside villages, and allow them to savor handmade pasta, fresh seafood and traditional pizza along the way."

OVERVIEW VIVA ITALIA 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • VIVA ITALIA
  • THE ROMAN PROVINCES
  • GIRO DEL MAR
  • ROME TO ROME
  • ROME TO CAGLIARI
  • PALERMO TO ROME
  • SEP 14 TO OCT 21
  • SEP 14 TO OCT 3
  • OCT 6 TO OCT 21
  • EUR 9500
  • EUR 6200
  • EUR 4900
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • VIVA ITALIA
    • ROME TO ROME
    • SEP 14 TO OCT 21
    • 9500 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • THE ROMAN PROVINCES
    • ROME TO CAGLIARI
    • Sep 14 - Oct 3
    • 6200 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • GIRO DEL MAR
    • PALERMO TO ROME
    • Oct 6 - Oct 21
    • 4900 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

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. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above and is non-refundable and non-transferable. 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. The full tour single supplement is Euros €3200. Sectional single supplements are available upon request.

TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. 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.

 

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