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New Beginnings to TDA 2014
The 2014 Tour d’Afrique Expedition/Race will begin in Khartoum, Sudan on January 10, 2014. We will not be cycling in Egypt due to the ongoing instability the country is facing; we feel it would not be prudent for us to take a large group to an area where we clearly have doubts about our ability to provide security for our participants.
The first 2 sections of the Tour have been updated on our “Route” page; the dates remain exactly as they were before, as do the prices. What has changed, and in an exciting way, is the route.
We have always tried to include new roads and new adventures during the tour; by starting in Khartoum we have been given a larger opportunity for adventure than usual. The rarely visited pyramids of Meroe in Sudan and quiet roads through the Nubian and Bayuda deserts will highlight the Pyramids of Nubia section while an incredible journey through the Biblical Highlands of Ethiopia will include the ancient towns of Axum, Lalibela and the Simian Mountains.
We are very excited for the TDA 2014 and look forward to a brand new beginning
*photos credit UNESCO
11 Comments for "New Beginnings to TDA 2014"
I’m happy about the decision you made and I look forward to the new adventures we will be facing!
Wow, the change in route makes me want to do it all over again! A real treat is in store for all the 2014 participants!
The new route sounds inviting. If only I had the time … All the best to the staff team and the lucky 2014 participants
I really did want to see Egypt. It would have been a very difficult decision for TDA to not start in Cairo. I am thrilled that we will get to see pyramids in Sudan and the Biblical Highlands…what a good idea.
I’m just excited full stop, dissapointed about Cairo yer, but still excited.
Your finally there. Well done Sonia. Ride with the wind at your back and enjoy the experience. Regards Paul and crew
Sudan & Ethiopia, were the countries that made the most impact on me when finishing the TDA in 2007. They told us: ‘you either hate it or you love it’ and I definitely loved it. Returning to Ethiopia and experiencing Lalibela has been on my bucket list ever since.
Such a good initiative & idea of the TDA people and a perfect second beginning! It truly reflects the TDA spirit 🙂 Our 2 little ones prevent me from joining in this time… but I do hope to follow once!
I wanted to participate in the 2014 Tour. Unfortunately it was not possible for me to professional reasons. However, I will participate 100% in 2015. I request information about the route and when you can log on.
Hi Alfred, We already have about 15 cyclists registered for the 2015 TDA. You can register online at . Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.