Viva Italia!

Here’s a chance to 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 five and a half 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.

TDA Global Cycling was established in 2002 after company founder and director, Henry Gold managed a non-governmental 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 to 70 miles a day. Tours range in length from 10 days to multi-month transcontinental expeditions.

For more on the Viva Italia tour, go to or call 416-364-8255.