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Hippie Trail

Hippie Trail

Hippie Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the flower children and cycle into a physical and spiritual kaleidoscope that is India

RIDERS AND STAFF

Barry Weiss

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Barry Weiss

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

My wife, Joyce, and I live in Tucson, Arizona. We have been traveling with our tandem for nearly 30 years. We recently passed 100,000 miles. We've been lucky enough to visit many parts of the world, but have never been to India, so the Hippie Trail ride will be our chance to do that.

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Joyce Weiss

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Joyce Weiss

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

Barry and I have been riding one of our 4 tandem bicycles for almost 30 years. We have been touring by tandem on 6 continents, but this will be our first TDA trip. Yes I am pedalling!

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Paul Forster

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Paul Forster

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Australia

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Maggie Williamson

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Maggie Williamson

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Canada

Ever since reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry I've been intrigued by India; I can't imagine a better way to experience it than from the seat of a bicycle. I'm a casual cyclist who loves the challenge, peacefulness and simplicity of life on the road. Can't wait for the sights, sounds, smells and insane traffic of India!

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Trevor Wells

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Trevor Wells

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Canada

Avid cyclist since 1982. Convinced my wife to be Susan she should be a cyclist as well. We completed our first cycle tour the summer of 1984. Our last tour was summer of 2016 where we explored France for a month.

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Tres Smith

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Tres Smith

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

I am an RN, CRRN, doing rehab nursing for 31 years. I have officiated wheelchair rugby at every level including Paralympic and am a USQRA Hall of Fame member since 2002. I have been an avid outdoorsman, backpacker, kayaker snorkeler and cyclist. I have done many week long bike tours including Fairbanks to Anchorage. I completed C2C 2016 southern tier from San Diego to St. Augustine a little over 2900 miles. I have traveled extensively and will continue to travel. I am married for 30 years to the love of my life and that was how I was able to plan and attend the India trip in 2019.

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Wendy Holmes

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Wendy Holmes

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Canada

I was a legal assistant before I retired in 2013 and since then biking has become the main focus of my thoughts. In 2014 Dave (my husband) and I did our first supported bike tour with Adventure Cycling, riding south through Northern California. In 2015 we began self-supported biking, our first tour starting in Manchester, England and ending 16 weeks later in Paris. In 2016 we spent 5 months touring in Australia and New Zealand, and in 2018 we returned to New Zealand for another 3 months. I’ve always wanted to go to India but the logistics of figuring out where to go and what to see are more than I want to tackle. Our friends, Rae and Ursula Simpson, have done several TdA tours and highly recommend the organization and they will also be on this Hippie Trail tour.

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William Morriss

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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William Morriss

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Canada

Go by my second christian name "Dave' Born in 1950 in North Wales and have lived in BC, Canada since 1998. Married to Wendy Holmes also with TDA. Pretty keen on the outdoors, I am a keen rock climber, whitewater kayaker, skier and of course cyclist, both road and mountain. The last few years have seen Wendy and I complete self supported tours of Europe, Australia and twice to New Zealand. Off the bike I also play a number musical instruments, notably the guitar.

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Vinnie Duncan

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Vinnie Duncan

Rider
Delhi to Goa

New Zealand

Hello! I am a keen NZ bike packer (converted ex roadie, triathlete and multi-sporter) and pretty excited about exploring the world over the next few years, as the children (all 7 of them!) ostensibly leave home, and time and $$ permit. Cycling is just the best way to travel and really absorb the surroundings. Its no longer about speed for me - but the experience. I am looking forward to meeting everyone, enjoying some great company and social times, and getting outside my comfort zone in an effort to acknowledge, absorb, respect and enjoy other cultures and surroundings.

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Richard Feldman

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Richard Feldman

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

In the Spring of 2015 I did the Southern Tier across the U.S. This will be my second major ride. I'm a steady rider who is less about speed and more about taking it all in as I go. Semi-retired, recently divorced with two adult sons. I live in and avidly bike New York City. Enthusiastically looking forward to this new adventure!

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Evelyn Holland

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Evelyn Holland

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

Looking forward to experiencing this unique and interesting part of the world on a bicycle! We just completed our first TDA tour, Tour Oceania, and we loved the experience. So far, I can still do the long tours, although I do complain at times! There is nothing better than riding a bike through amazing parts of the world!

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Greg Forst

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Greg Forst

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

Have been a cyclist since '92 doing a variety of things including commuting to work, week long rides, after work group rides and more recently longer duration rides including one across the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon of Canada. I enjoyed the challenges and scenery of the Outback and the terrain of New Zealand on the 2016 Trans Oceania tour. Now I am trying to stay in shape for the Bamboo road. We just finished a month of almost daily riding in the Tucson, Arizona area and have scheduled 4 more one week trips through the summer - one each in Michigan, Ohio, New York and Oregon. See you in Hong Kong.

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Australia

Have been bike touring since about 2007 through Tasmania, New Zealand, Thailand, Israel, Africa, Costa Rica, parts of Mexico and most of Europe except the northern areas. My "affair" with the TdA family began on the Africa trip in 2012. Completed the inaugural French Connection tour in 2016 with a great team of people and my best trip ever was the new 2017 Odyssey - Athens to Amsterdam. Fabulous group, exciting hill climbs, the scenery in many places so raw and rugged and the tour leaders & staff, exceptional. This year I completed Pub Ride 2...a fun trip with lots of laughs and some great hills in the Yorkshire Moors. Looking forward to the Hippie Trail...the colourful saris and Indian food smells... I enjoy travelling with like-minded people from all parts of the world. Looking forward to indulging in a cold beer or two when it's hot, or cold but especially after a great day in the saddle. Just love the life on the road.

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kathy herson

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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kathy herson

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United States

I'm 62 years old and look it. I love to bike, meet new people, see the sights. I'm not the strongest biker, but I can do this ride and will have great adventure. I love to camp, but am willing to sacrifice and stay in pensions this trip!!

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Micah Markson

Rider

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Micah Markson

Rider

Canada

“A mountain biker at heart, but bike touring pays the bills!”

Most of the time, I work at the TDA head office in Toronto as the IT Manager, but I also sometimes work on the tours as needed, either as a guide or a bike mechanic. I landed here because my uncle mentioned to me he had a friend—Henry—with this crazy bike company, the friend and I met, and the rest is history.

I studied Business and IT at university, and my previous job was at an exotic car dealership. In my own time, I do more mountain biking than touring, and usually find nice trails to ride wherever our tours take me. Outside of TDA, I’ve cycled across Europe and half of Canada.

The Pamir Highway was a peak experience for me! As a mountain biker, I always love the roughest, crappiest roads our tours travel on. My favourite day of the entire Silk Route was actually the day that most of the other riders thought was the worst—it ended with a long switchback descent on a rough gravel road.

Every day brings a new challenge to solve, whether here in the office or on the side of a road in the desert. I really value that element of my job and relish it immensely.

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MURIEL THOMSON

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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MURIEL THOMSON

Rider
Delhi to Goa

United Kingdom

I am a retired Professional Golfer. Since I retired I’ve hung up my golf clubs and my new passion is cycling. I enjoy travelling to other countries, especially by bicycle as it’s a great way to get a feel for the country and have a chance to interact with the local people. I’ve visited India more than a dozen times but I have never cycled there so the Hippie Trail trip seemed like an ideal opportunity. This will be my first trip with TDA. I’m looking forward to the challenge of experiencing India on a bicycle with like minded people from around the globe.

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Rae Simpson

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Rae Simpson

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Canada

I'm a semi-retired test pilot, fighter pilot, aeronautical engineer, and aircraft accident investigator. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement brought an end to my running career. Ursula (my wife) and I first did a TDA trip in 2008 - Africa. We keep coming back for more - Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013, Australia in 2014, New Zealand in 2016, and Madagascar in 2017. Every trip has been a new part of the world for us and that will continue in India. We're looking forward to sharing the experience with other like-minded people as well as with some old friends from previous trips.

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Shanny Hill

Rider

Delhi to Udaipur

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Shanny Hill

Rider
Delhi to Udaipur

Canada

Look forward to meeting everyone in Alaska. I have worked for TDA for over 10 years now and every trip is a new and challenging experience. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the place, but North America ironically I have not explored much. It should be great fun (except maybe for the mosquitoes). Happy pedals...

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Ursula Simpson

Rider

Delhi to Goa

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Ursula Simpson

Rider
Delhi to Goa

Canada

I am a retired database analyst. Enjoying life in Squamish, on Canada's West coast. Either hiking, biking or skiing. My husband Rae and I are seasoned riders with TdA. Tour d’Afrique in 2008, Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013 and Australia in 2014. I am looking forward to the adventure in New Zealand and meeting up with some friends. Plan for 2017 is to participate in the Magical Madagascar tour.

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“To be truthful I have always wanted to go to India but was afraid because of all the negative press. The trip was an amazing eye opener. I loved all aspects. It threw out all those fears & preconceived notions that I had…I now have a love affair with India!”

“Exceeded my expectations. Everyday a sensory extravaganza. Very friendly people. Wonderful cows everywhere. Great food. Our TDA staff was wonderful. I loved India especially on a bicycle!”

“You’ll ride past the Taj Mahal, through the Thar Desert of northwestern Rajasthan, into the bustle of Mumbai, and onto the beaches of Goa’s Konkan Coast, with stops at guesthouses, forts, and palaces along the way.”

OVERVIEW HIPPIE TRAIL 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • HIPPIE TRAIL
  • ROYAL RAJASTHAN RIDE
  • TEMPLE CAVES & CITY LIGHTS
  • KONKAN COAST
  • DELHI TO GOA
  • DELHI TO UDAIPUR
  • UDAIPUR TO MUMBAI
  • MUMBAI TO GOA
  • JAN 27 TO MAR 7
  • JAN 27 TO FEB 10
  • FEB 12 TO FEB 26
  • MAR 1 TO MAR 7
  • USD 8800
  • USD 4125
  • USD 4125
  • USD 1925
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • HIPPIE TRAIL
    • DELHI TO GOA
    • JAN 27 TO MAR 7
    • 8800 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • ROYAL RAJASTHAN RIDE
    • DELHI TO UDAIPUR
    • Jan 27 - Feb 10
    • 4125 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • TEMPLE CAVES & CITY LIGHTS
    • UDAIPUR TO MUMBAI
    • Feb 12 - Feb 26
    • 4125 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • KONKAN COAST
    • MUMBAI TO GOA
    • Mar 1 - Mar 7
    • 1925 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 US$150 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$500 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). The full tour single supplement is US$2350. Sectional single supplements are available upon request.

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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