Daniele and Simona
Both addicted to outdoor activities: from mountaineering to surfing, from sport climbing to cycling. Driven by the strong desire to explore our limits, countries and distant cultures we decided to saddle up our bicycles and meet the world. We are members of the Amateur Sport Association Gruppo Sport & Natura, usually involved in social activities and now engaged with this brand new challenge. Our greatest ambition is that this could be not only an experience of two individuals but of an entire community, becoming an example to those believing that the direction in which this planet is heading can still be changed, a world that now unfortunately runs at the speed of the most polluting means of transportation.
There is no happiness for him who does not travel, Rohita! Thus we have heard. Living in the society of men, the best man becomes a sinner; therefore, wander! The feet of the wanderer are like the flower, his soul is growing and reaping the fruit; and all his sins are destroyed by his fatigues in wandering; therefore, wander! The fortune of him who is sitting, sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps; it moves when he moves. Therefore, wander Rohita!
Simona, I have been working in the tourism industry for more then 13 years, and I have seen the world through the hundreds of people that daily animate hotel life. I started working soon after school so I did not have much time to travel. I lived in England for a short period, then a brief journey to Thailand and loads of short trips in Europe all focused on my great passion: sport climbing and mountaineering. Since I was a child I had the chance to spend much of my spare time in the open air, my holidays were divided between long walks in the Dolomites and lot of swimming in the crystalline waters of Southern Italy. My ideal journey is one with no regular comfort, as I used to spend a lot of time in my family’s old country house where there was no heating, no lighting and no drinkable water, where the only comfort was the fire place in winter time. I remember not enjoying very much wandering through the mountains, but later on, all of a sudden I realized that mountains were my greatest passion so I devoted most of my spare time to climbing, hiking, winter mountaineering, etc.. My passion is so strong that I wanted to share it with others so I attended a sport climbing training course and for two years I have been working at a climbing centre in Rome (Vertical Park). I love every aspect of mountains but above all the fatigue of conquest, and it is always a conquest even without reaching the summit. These last few years I have begun to explore mountains in every season, attending winter and summer mountaineering courses, developing a strong respect regarding these places, the top of which mark the border of the earth with the sky. The bicycle, I remember cycling since I can remember. I remember mainly tests of courage which were launching my bicycle down the garage slope, in my neighborhood of Colli Aniene. Bicyclesto me mean exploring, thanks to the bicycle I could go beyond the boundaries of my neighborhood, to go beyond the gate of the camp in summer to buy croissants in the village. Besides walking, bicycle are the very first means of transportation that we learn to use and to love and are the only ones that can be used at any age, they always give the same pleasure. My life is not only earth but also water, and so I started surfing and canyoning, realizing day by day that I like the many possibilities of life. That is why I decided to follow Daniele on this project and amazing journey. This is the possibility of possibilities, a journey where anything can happen. The realization of my desire to see the world not as a tourist but as a traveller, and to transform this desire into a manifesto of changing the habits of the other inhabitants of this planet.