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Catriona Kennedy

Rider

Recife to Rio de Janeiro

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider
Recife to Rio de Janeiro

United Kingdom

We have cycled from Istanbul to Beijing, Shanghai to Singapore, through India, Cartagena to Santiago with TDA and done numerous tour through Europe and across America. This trip through Brazil sounds fantastic and we're really looking forward to celebrating the end in style at the Carnival.

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Michiel van Wijk

Rider

Recife to Rio de Janeiro

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Michiel van Wijk

Rider
Recife to Rio de Janeiro

Netherlands

My name is Michiel, 55 years old and I have travelled with TdA through Africa, Asia, Central America and India. It will be exciting to cross Brazil by bike. I am looking forward to overcome all challenges together with you: fellow riders and staff. And just love riding against the wind...

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Maxime Dionne

Rider

Recife to Rio de Janeiro

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Maxime Dionne

Rider
Recife to Rio de Janeiro

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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Michael Kennedy

Rider

Recife to Rio de Janeiro

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Michael Kennedy

Rider
Recife to Rio de Janeiro

United Kingdom

This is my 7th TDA tour starting with the first TDA I have also done the first Silk Route, Bamboo Road, South American Epic, Carnival Cycling Expedition as well as the second India Adventure/Hippy trail and have signed up for Korea/Japan in 2020 . I have also cycled across the US twice, Europe, eastern Australia and South America as well as numerous shorter tours around Europe and North Africa.

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“TDA allows you to really experience the cultures of other countries. I love especially going places where tourists don’t go along with the usual tourist sites. You meet people that become friends for life. Awesome!”

OVERVIEW CARNIVAL 2018


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • CARNIVAL
  • BEACH HOPPING
  • ROAD TO RIO
  • RECIFE TO RIO DE JANEIRO
  • RECIFE TO PORTO SEGURO
  • PORTO SEGURO TO RIO DE JANEIRO
  • JAN 7 TO FEB 8
  • JAN 7 TO JAN 23
  • JAN 25 TO FEB 8
  • USD 9400
  • USD 6050
  • USD 5350
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • CARNIVAL
    • RECIFE TO RIO DE JANEIRO
    • JAN 7 TO FEB 8
    • 9400 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • BEACH HOPPING
    • RECIFE TO PORTO SEGURO
    • Jan 7 - Jan 23
    • 6050 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • ROAD TO RIO
    • PORTO SEGURO TO RIO DE JANEIRO
    • Jan 25 - Feb 8
    • 5350 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge. A registration fee of $150 USD must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$400 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). TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Single supplement for the full tour is US$3,050. First section single supplement is US$1,600/Second section is US$1,450.

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