|Ride through Tuscany to Siena and Florence, over the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, and up the Tyrrhenian coast through Naples on TDA Global Cycling’s new Viva Italia tour in Italy and France, debuting in 2019. Covering 1,450 miles in 5 1/2 weeks, 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. The full tour begins Sept. 14, 2019, starting at $10,800 per person based on double occupancy. For more information, visithttps://tdaglobalcycling.com/viva-italia or call 416-364-8255.
Cyclists will set out from St. Peter’s Square in the heart of Vatican City and pass through sprawling olive groves on the way to Siena and Florence, then through the Tuscan countryside and vineyards before boarding a ferry to their first island.
On Corsica, they’ll skirt uninhabited desert then ride along the stunning coastline and through spectacular granite mountains, before ferrying to Sardinia. There, the terrain becomes more challenging as the cyclists climb and descend among sculpted rocks, oak, pine and chestnut forests, and isolated villages. Another ferry ride takes them to Palermo and Sicily’s northern coast, then inland across the island and through the shadow of Mount Etna.
After ferrying back to the mainland, the cyclists will follow endless beaches and deep blue sea past small fishing villages and ancient shipwrecks. The final stretch takes them up the coast to the sheer cliffs and colorful houses of Amalfi and through Naples, with its famed pizza, before finishing in front of Rome’s immortal Colosseum.
To find out more about the Viva Italia tour, visit https://tdaglobalcycling.com/viva-italia or call 416-364-8255.
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About TDA Global Cycling and TDA Foundation
TDA Global Cycling was established in 2002 after company Founder and Director Henry Gold managed a nongovernmental organization in Africa in the 1980s. Gold envisioned providing inexpensive, rugged mountain bikes as a solution to local transportation needs, funding them through a cycling race. In 2003, the first four-month Tour d’Afrique set a Guinness World Record for the fastest human-powered crossing of Africa. At the same time, the TDA Foundation was set up to give back to communities and raise awareness of bicycles as a means of transportation. TDA Global Cycling now offers 17 long-distance cycling expeditions in over 80 countries on six continents, and it has donated more than 2,400 bicycles in Africa and India through the TDA Foundation and local partners. TDA’s tours are staff- and vehicle-supported, and participants cover 60-70 miles a day. Tours range in length from 10 days to multi-month transcontinental expeditions. In 2015, TDA Global Cycling was chosen best adventure travel company in the world by the Independent Travel Awards. For more information, visit http://tdaglobalcycling.com/ or call 416-364-8255.