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Hippie Trail Date Change
There are many reasons to choose a TDA Global Cycling tour but one of the most important is that we never hesitate to make rider safety our #1 priority and the basis for all our decisions.
Over the past few weeks we have been very concerned about the current pollution levels (due to the Hindu celebration of Diwali and farmers burning their fields) in India, specifically in Agra where our Hippie Trail cycling tour was scheduled to begin in a little over a year from now. We did a little more in-depth research and consulted with our local support in that country and have decided to switch the starting date from November 2020 to January 2021.
This new date will avoid dangerous levels of pollution that appear to be high every November and are becoming worse each year and provide the riders with a much more enjoyable cycling experience as they pedal from the Taj Mahal in Agra to the sandy beaches of Goa.
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2 Comments for "Hippie Trail Date Change"
Does that move it back to your old dates? I was glad to see you moved it to November because the weather was less than ideal starting in Jan…but maybe it’s the lesser of two problems. On the same subject, have you ever considered beginning the Trans Europa a week or two later? Although I have my eye on that tour, I hate the idea of cycling from Venice west in August – the worst traffic, crowding, and heat! I’m sure you have your reasons but it might be worth a look…
We did move it to November hoping for better weather at the start but the pollution at that time is just too much. As to the Trans-Europa, it is always difficult to schedule a trans-continental tour and get the best weather all the way along the route. We don’t cycle on the coast until August 30th, so the high season is just at its end. The stretch before that after Venice is not a high traffic or major tourist destination. We’d love to have you join us in Europe!