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Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Revel in Southeast Asia’s unique cultures, mysterious temples, renowned cuisine and endless charm

RIDERS AND STAFF

Maxime Dionne

Leader

Taipei to Singapore

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Maxime Dionne

Leader
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

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Sophie DeGroot

Assistant Leader

Taipei to Singapore

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Sophie DeGroot

Assistant Leader
Taipei to Singapore

United States

When I’m not leading cycling tours in Alaska, I seem to find myself out and about with TDA. This will be my third trip - after having completed both East & West Africa in 2018. As you ATD, I look forward to getting to know you all while we explore a few gems of the Asian continent.

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic

Taipei to Singapore

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic
Taipei to Singapore

United States

Is there a more challenging, charming, or humbling way to travel the World and discover it’s people and treasures? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet, and perhaps I wish not to. I have been a bicycle mechanic for over ten years and it has led me towards new adventures and friendships. Here’s to clean and lubed chains, straight wheels, and a comfy saddle! See you on the next adventure!

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Anna McHugh

Medic

Taipei to Singapore

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Anna McHugh

Medic
Taipei to Singapore

United Kingdom

I'm a doctor in the South-West of England with experience in A&E, GP and hospital medicine. Outside of medicine, I love sport and the outdoors - highlights this year have been running the London marathon, Breacon Becons Trail marathon and riding the Tour de Bristol 2019. Looking forward to my first TDA tour, meeting everyone and exploring this beautiful part of the world!

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Esen Küçüktütüncü

Content Creator

Taipei to Singapore

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Esen Küçüktütüncü

Content Creator
Taipei to Singapore

Turkey

Hey everyone, I'm Esen from Istanbul. I'm a documentary filmmaker who loves traveling and cycling, so TDA is a dream come true. So far I've done Trans Europa 2018 (Barcelona-Lisbon) and West Africa 2018. They both were unique experiences, having the chance to see places not only by main roads and attractions but through pathways across villages is I think the sole way to catch those unique moments. Being able to remember the old lady sitting in a panadería, carefully reading her newspaper as I stopped to grab some snacks in Tarragona (Spain) is a delight, as well as the little Senegalese children asking me if I wanted to join their game. There are many moments that we wish to remember, of course in tours like this there are tons. I hope the videos we make will help you remember them even after the tour ends. I'll you see you Asia!

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Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Canada

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David Ross

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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David Ross

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

I am 66 and semi retired. Have enjoyed bike trips on the great divide over a few years and this year in France and Spain.

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Bill Talbot

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Bill Talbot

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

Never Know what to say in theses things. But there is over a year to figure that out. So no rush. This will be my second Tour? Expedition? Adventure? with TDA. I did the inaugural Dooms Day tour in 2012 (Costa Rica to Belize) and managed to survive that on not exactly the right bike. So I thought I would try again on the Bamboo road. There is not nearly as much climbing, right Mike? Any ways ,totally can't wait to get back to Asia and on a bike too and meeting fellow riders.

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peter link

Rider

Taipei to Hanoi

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peter link

Rider
Taipei to Hanoi

United States

60 year old retired MD, married 36 years, well traveled, two prior trips to China, 2 adult children

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Jim Harrison

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Jim Harrison

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United States

I am a 64 year old retired family physician experienced with long distance, 1-3 month solo touring in the US and Europe. I have also traveled in SE Asia without bicycle. I am looking forward to joining others on this exploration of a fascinating part of the planet in a fashion - bicycling- well suited to learning and enjoying whatever we encounter. I also look forward to time with fellow bicyclists and crew as we share experiences. I live in western Oregon, married 39 years to a lovely and loveable non-cyclist who doesn't mind it I do.

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Rider

Taipei to Taipei

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Rider
Taipei to Taipei

Canada

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Frank Wichlo

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Frank Wichlo

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

Had so much fun on the 2018 Tour dAfrique, I thought I would give the Bamboo Road a spin.

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Greg McKenzie

Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Greg McKenzie

Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

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Peter Mulcahy

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Peter Mulcahy

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United States

I'm retired, a full-time RVer and a part-time cyclist. Excited about this adventure. Where are we going?

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Deborah Mulcahy

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Deborah Mulcahy

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United States

I've been bicycle touring for quite a few years now with my husband all over the US, a bit of Canada and quite a bit of Africa with TDA. I'm looking forward to this opportunity to cycle in Asia.

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George Araneo

Rider

Hong Kong to Hanoi

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George Araneo

Rider
Hong Kong to Hanoi

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Lea Degen

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Lea Degen

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Switzerland

I am a crazy 52 year old lady from wonderful Switzerland. I do a lot of sports and I love to travel. Normally you will find me in the gorgeous Swiss Alps trailrunning, cross country skiing, hiking or cycling up the passes. Now a wonderful dream comes true: My husband joins me on this bike trip. I have cycled already in the alps, the dolomites and the pyrenees. In 2010 I was on a Biketour in Southamerica and cycled up and down "The Andes". In 2014 I joined TDA for „The Hippie Trail“ in magical India.

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Christian Degen

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Christian Degen

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Switzerland

In terms of riding a bike, my wife Lea is far ahead of me. But now I catch up ... She managed to get me excited about Bamboo Road. I'm looking forward to asia, which I have already traveled many times (not by bike).

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Mike Busby

Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Mike Busby

Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

United Kingdom

A serial cycle tourist always keen to escape winter in the UK! Recently retired and keen to stay active!

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Lara Margaret Marjerrison

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Lara Margaret Marjerrison

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Canada

Author, Artist, Poet, Storyteller, Eleutheromaniac.. (mostly) living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with my son. It's my goal to see every country in the world before I die (which hopefully remains a long way off yet) and to take my boy on as many of those adventures as possible. As of the date of this writing, I have visited 11 countries (so many left to see) on 5 continents--though never on a bike. I love the experience of immersing myself in another culture, meeting new people, learning new languages, collecting and co-creating new stories, and gaining a greater depth of education every step of the way. I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the Bamboo Road riders for 2019 and to experiencing Asia for the first time. See you out there! Happy trails! :)

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Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Netherlands

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Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Netherlands

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Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Rider
Taipei to Singapore

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Fred Klingbeil

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Fred Klingbeil

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

United States

I am a pediatric physician who cares for and serves children and familes with complex congential and acquired impairments and disabilities. I am very fortunate to be healthy and well. One of my dreams is to “bike around-the-world in stages”. This ride is stage 1 of my pursuit!

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Désirée Ludwig

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Désirée Ludwig

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

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David. ODonnell.

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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David. ODonnell.

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United Kingdom

50 yrs old, from Manchester UK. Now live in Thame near Oxford. Recently retired after many years in the vending industry. Love my sports in particular Man Utd.

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Rider

Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Rider
Hong Kong to Bangkok

Switzerland

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Steven deGroot

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Steven deGroot

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

United States

From Seattle looking forward to some sun!

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Robert Kazmerchek

Rider

Taipei to Bangkok

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Robert Kazmerchek

Rider
Taipei to Bangkok

United States

I am 66. My bike is heavy and I am a bit slow. Milwaukee is my home base. I am hooked on TDA and this year’s fix is the Bamboo Road. Looking forward to having a Singapore Sling in Bangkok at the end of my journey.

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Warren Wheeler

Rider

Penang to Singapore

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Warren Wheeler

Rider
Penang to Singapore

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James Flynn

Rider

Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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James Flynn

Rider
Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Sandra Hughes

Rider

Taipei to Taipei

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Sandra Hughes

Rider
Taipei to Taipei

Canada

I am Sandra from North Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. I am looking forward to my first multi-day ride. I'll be doing the Taiwan Loop. I'm not fast but looking forward to the experience.

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Walli Pagniello

Rider

Taipei to Taipei

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Walli Pagniello

Rider
Taipei to Taipei

Canada

Hooked on biking with TdA - the best company!!!! My first tour was in 2009 Vienna to Istanbul, on the Orient Express, 2011 Toronto to St. John's, part of initial North American Epic, and 2012 St. Petersburg to Venice, the Amber Route, part of Trans Europa. 2013 I did the amazing Bamboo Road tour. My riding style is slow but steady, need the force to be with me uphill but let her roll downhill! Completed 100-mile day in Cambodia 2016 New Zealand To my "unknown" fellow riders: Please let us get to know you by completing your profile! It's not easy to meet so many at once and remember your names.

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Maxime Dionne

Leader

Taipei to Singapore

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Maxime Dionne

Leader
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

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Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Canada

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David Ross

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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David Ross

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

I am 66 and semi retired. Have enjoyed bike trips on the great divide over a few years and this year in France and Spain.

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Bill Talbot

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Bill Talbot

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

Never Know what to say in theses things. But there is over a year to figure that out. So no rush. This will be my second Tour? Expedition? Adventure? with TDA. I did the inaugural Dooms Day tour in 2012 (Costa Rica to Belize) and managed to survive that on not exactly the right bike. So I thought I would try again on the Bamboo road. There is not nearly as much climbing, right Mike? Any ways ,totally can't wait to get back to Asia and on a bike too and meeting fellow riders.

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peter link

Rider

Taipei to Hanoi

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peter link

Rider
Taipei to Hanoi

United States

60 year old retired MD, married 36 years, well traveled, two prior trips to China, 2 adult children

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“Bamboo Road was my first TDA tour, I went with an open mind, eager to be wowed by the scenery, people, cities, tourist attractions and food. The trip certainly delivered, I had a fantastic time, found some good cycling buddies and made some good friends. I’m already signed up for my next trip!”

“Exhilarating, hot, beautiful, challenging, lots of laughter.”

“…what better way to view the unfolding Asian landscape than from the saddle? By the time you get to sip your first Singapore Sling at the city’s legendary Raffles Bar, you’ll have pedaled through China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia”

OVERVIEW BAMBOO ROAD 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • BAMBOO ROAD
  • TAIWAN COASTAL LOOP
  • MAO & TAO
  • GOLDEN TRIANGLE
  • KHMER EMPIRE
  • THAI ONE ON
  • SINGAPORE SLING
  • TAIPEI TO SINGAPORE
  • TAIPEI TO TAIPEI
  • HONG KONG TO HANOI
  • HANOI TO PHNOM PENH
  • PHNOM PENH TO BANGKOK
  • BANGKOK TO PENANG
  • PENANG TO SINGAPORE
  • SEP 22 TO DEC 15
  • SEP 22 TO OCT 2
  • OCT 5 TO OCT 17
  • OCT 20 TO NOV 5
  • NOV 7 TO NOV 15
  • NOV 18 TO DEC 2
  • DEC 4 TO DEC 15
  • USD 17900
  • USD 3350
  • USD 3600
  • USD 4425
  • USD 2350
  • USD 3750
  • USD 2850
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • BAMBOO ROAD
    • TAIPEI TO SINGAPORE
    • SEP 22 TO DEC 15
    • 17900 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • TAIWAN COASTAL LOOP
    • TAIPEI TO TAIPEI
    • Sep 22 - Oct 2
    • 3350 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • MAO & TAO
    • HONG KONG TO HANOI
    • Oct 5 - Oct 17
    • 3600 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • GOLDEN TRIANGLE
    • HANOI TO PHNOM PENH
    • Oct 20 - Nov 5
    • 4425 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 4
    • KHMER EMPIRE
    • PHNOM PENH TO BANGKOK
    • Nov 7 - Nov 15
    • 2350 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 5
    • THAI ONE ON
    • BANGKOK TO PENANG
    • Nov 18 - Dec 2
    • 3750 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 6
    • SINGAPORE SLING
    • PENANG TO SINGAPORE
    • Dec 4 - Dec 15
    • 2850 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$600 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). Full tour single supplement is US$4,300. Sectional single supplement prices available upon request.

Full tour riders and those whose sections include both Taiwan Coastal Loop and Mao & Tao must book and pay for their own flights from Taipei to Hong Kong.

TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

 

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