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7 exhilirating adventures to choose from
While you may have missed the opportunity to cycle Tour d’Afrique and Indian Adventure this year, the good news is that we’re offering 7 other equally exciting cycling adventures in 2011.
Settle back, check them out and start planning!
North American Epic – San Francisco to St. John’s.
USA and Canada
29 May – 28 August
North America has a long history of explorers and opportunists who've taken up the challenge of crossing large swaths of the continent, including les Voyageurs, Gold Rush miners, Lewis and Clark, and Jack Kerouac. In this tradition comes the North American Epic, unlike any other bicycle tour on the continent. From the Pacific Coast of California to the Atlantic Coast of Newfoundland; this expedition captures the immensity of the land and embraces the beauty of the open road.
Heads up! Register by Feb 1 and save $500.
(Discount applies to full tour riders.)
Orient Express – Paris to Istanbul
France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey
5 June – 24 July
Explore the ‘new’ Europe on the old continent with the Orient Express Bicycle Tour. From the French vineyards, to the spas of Budapest and the spices of Turkish bazaars, this is a magical continental tour unlike any other.
Heads up! Register by Feb 1 and save Euro 250.
(Discount applies to full tour riders.)
Samba Tango – Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina
5 September – 2 October
Clip on your dancing shoes and join us on this exciting trip from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires. Cycle through verdant rain forests, along hard-packed beaches and past towering mountains. Enjoy the spicy local cuisine and the hospitality of some of the world's friendliest and best known cities.
Vuelta Sudamericana – Buenos Aires to Lima
Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru
23 September – 13 December
This incredible expedition explores the diversity of South America. In keeping with the Tour d'Afrique mandate, it is a trans-continental journey that meanders across the landscape, linking a variety of cultural and wilderness destinations en route from Buenos Aires to Lima. Vuelta has been designed to follow the most favourable patterns of wind, heat and precipitation and to enable riders to experience the full diversity of the continent.
Spotlight on Turkey – Ankara to Istanbul
4 September to 2 October
Starting in Ankara, the tour passes through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cappadocia and its eerie underground cities, and offers you the opportunity to experience the hypnotic dances of the Sufi Whirling Dervishes in Konya. You will spin along the winding roads and through the small villages of the Taurus Mountains, the stunning coastlines of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, and the historic sites of Ephesus, Pergamon and Troy. Finally you will ride into one of the world's greatest cities, Istanbul. If you’re interested in exploring Turkey’s contemporary culture and its fascinating historical sites, this is the tour for you.
Spotlight on Namibia
Put on your fatties and join us for a spectacular off-road ride in Namibia. Do one or both tours – with a week’s break in Windhoek in between.
The Rugged North – Windhoek to Etosha
28 August to 16 September
Head out from beautiful Windhoek, past the rolling hills of the Khomas Hochland and on through the Damaraland. Scan the vast, rugged landscape for glimpses of the rare and elusive desert elephants. Experience the wild, desolate beauty of the Skeleton Coast , the pristine land of the nomadic Himba tribe and the teeming wildlife at the Etosha National Park on this exhilirating cycling adventure.
The Scenic South – Windhoek to Luderitz
25 September – 14 October
Wildlife sightings from the saddle are guaranteed as we head west from Windhoek through the beautiful Namib Naukluft Park and across the Tinka flats. From the coastal town of Swakopmund we cycle south through the wide open Namib desert and across the Namib Rand Nature Reserve, passing giant, ancient sand dunes and riding alongside the wild horses of this spectacularly beautiful area. The charming coastal German town of Luderitz, with its fascinating history, waits to be explored.
Can’t take a month or two off?
Our tours are designed to accommodate riders with time constraints. Tour Finder is a great tool for matching up the time you have available with various sections of our tours.
None of the above grabs you? Then join our growing Dream Tours community and create your very own cycling adventure! Once the minimum number of people required to make it viable have committed to joining your Dream Tour, we’ll step in and do the rest . The best part of it? As the Tour founder you’ll ride for free! Alternatively, browse through the existing Dream Tours – and if you see one you’d like to do – count yourself in.
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We look forward to welcoming you on one of our tours this year.
The Tour d’Afrique Team
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