UPDATED April 25, 2013

BY The TDA Team

IN Company, South American Epic


UPDATED April 25, 2013

BY The TDA Team

IN Company, South American Epic


The Toughest of them all…

Sometimes when you run a business you have to be hit over the head by your clients to do the right thing. This is certainly the case when it comes to running a successful tour in South America – at least in terms of ‘what the people really want’.

mapAnd what do people want? Well, of course, they want to cycle from the top to the bottom of South America. For a long time even we were reluctant. It would be the longest tour we have ever run, longer than anyone has ever run (and we already run the longest). It will take a mere five and half months and cover over 15,000kms. It will be possibly the most difficult tour ever attempted in terms of logistics and weather patterns. And we have not even mentioned the kind of elevation gains the cyclists might encounter.

But when you decide to create a challenge called the 7 Epics, you better do something spectacular, something that only very few valiant individuals will attempt and something that will honor the word epic. Here’s an idea of what you can expect along the way.

SA-EpicSo this is it – for the first time ever – beginning sometime in the summer of 2015, a cycling expedition will be run that will cover all of South America – The South American Epic. The intrepid participants will be cycling this amazing continent from tip to tip; starting in Cartagena, Columbia on the shores of the Caribbean; up and down the Andes ‘a few times’; covering Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina; exploring the Atacama Desert, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu; visiting some of the grand cities like Bogota, Quito, Lima, La Paz, Santiago; cycling through the stunning Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina, and finishing in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego on the shores of the Drake Passage.

Registration is now open.

16 Comments for "The Toughest of them all…"

More details of price, km per day and route

    This information will be posted shortly. Glad you are interested in joining us.

    We will have a price and more information on this adventure in early June.
    Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

How much will the biking trip through South America cost????

I am interested and I live in Simcoe County, north of Toronto.

thank you for your time

    Hi Nancy, we are currently working on getting a price ready and confirming dates. If you would like I can email you when we have them.

    We will have a price and more information on this adventure in early June.
    Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

hey michael & henry-

congrats on changing the route- I hesitated on your previous south america adventure
trips as they did not cover the continent tip to tip. This one now looks like a real winner- great thinking!
before i register, i would also very much like to do the trans oceania trip as well- i reazlize no dates are set for either, but wondering if the will be run at the same time, or on different years, or, approx, when?

    The Trans-Oceania is scheduled to run Sept – Dec 2014 and the SA Epic from July – Dec 2015.

Are you planning on running this every 2 years? 2015 is too soon but 2017 would be perfect….

    Hi Pete, Yes every 2 years so we look forward to having you with us in 2017.

Glad found your site…
interested in long distance cycling.
Keep me posted on any trips.
Thank you

I will be doing the 2014 Africa Tour and would be very interested in doing the 2015 South American Epic.I would very much like to be kept posted on this very tantalizing adventure.
Dudley Jesser.

    It will be a great trip Dudley. We look forward to having you with us.

Est-ce qu’on peut faire seulement la partie carratera de l’Argentine en 2015 puis une autre partie une autre année ?


    That tour runs every second year so 2015 and then 2017. Hope you can join us.

Congratulations to this wonderful tour – you will love it. I was cycling “The Andes Trail” (another great tour operator from Holland) in 2010: Quito – Ushuaia, 11’000 km in lenght, 100’000 “climbing” meters. We crossed the Andes several times, it was very tough, but unforgettable. One of the best trip I have done so far.
Enjoy every inch, especially down in Patagonia, where you will experience the strongest winds you ever had – while you try to bike along the roads.

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