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Journey to the East

Journey to the East

Cycle your way across two of the most dynamic countries of East Asia. From K-pop to Samurai to Sushi to Hot springs to Lonely mountain roads, an incredibly diverse range of experiences awaits!

RIDERS AND STAFF

John Hemmen

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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John Hemmen

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I have been an avid cyclist all my life and have done many tours on both road and mountain bikes. Cycling is simply the best way to travel through country, for it lends itself to a relaxed and visceral connection to the land and its people. I am a retired Emergency Physician and have done the Trans Europa, Odyssey, Pub Ride, and NAE tours previously with TDA.

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Anne Jarnagin

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Anne Jarnagin

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I love to cycle and experience the outdoors.

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch Gender: Female Occupation: retired/dive instructor Passions:diving, biking, travelling the world and looking forward to another adventure

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Jeanine Hartnett

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Jeanine Hartnett

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I’ve loved Japan ever since I did Ironman Japan in 1994 and 1995 and had home-stays. So excited about going back. This will be my third TDA trip. I retired from a banking career in New York in 2016.

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Joanna Jaworska

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Joanna Jaworska

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Poland

I'm 62 and live in Poland, close to Warsaw. After being very active in business (running my own company) and taking care of my family and our horse ranch, having no time and no interests in doing anything else than work, now I have more time for me and my sports activities because my kids have taken over the most of my work and responsibilities. So, a few years ago, I started to bike. I have done a few MTB biking trips in the mountains of Portugal, Austria and Albania, and also a few trekking trips in Dolomites in Italy and a trekking in Fish River Canyon in Namibia. Now I have registred to a few trips with TDA and hope to hope to experience some exciting adventures on my bike.

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Jane Geis

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Jane Geis

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

Hi everyone, I live in Devon, England, I will be 57 by the time this trip rolls around and will have been a keen cyclist for nearly 30 years by then. I've completed many trips, mostly to the French mountains as the Pyrenees are my favourite place but also some mountain bike place to place trips in Nepal and Morocco as well as many other road bike trips. This will be my second TDA tour as I will be (hopefully C-19 permitting) riding the Journey to the East 2 in May 2021. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the amazing antipodean wildlife and meeting everyone.

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Adrian Amelse

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Adrian Amelse

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Avid cyclist and enjoy just about anything outdoors. In 2018 & 2019, I completed the U.S coast 2 coast southern tier and the Japan Samurai Epic cycling tours. Cycling the Noto Peninsula, Shikoku Island & Japanese Alps was an incredible experience, (food, culture, safe, clean, nice roads, courteous drivers and friendly people). I look forward to meeting the group and cycling South Korea & Japan with all of you.

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Volker Sydow

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Volker Sydow

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Germany

I am a German national living in the UK, having done most of my cycling in France. So, about time to expand my horizon and discovering the Far East. Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Barbara Tate

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Barbara Tate

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

Having enjoyed The Odyssey (TDA) cycle ride in 2019 I am looking forward to another European long-distance ride for 2020. After decades of working full-time I have taken early-retirement - but still don't seem to find time to fit in everything I want to do!

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Grant Duncan

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Grant Duncan

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

Retirement gives the opportunity to explore new boundaries / challenges. Enjoyed greatly the TDA Odyssey trip so returning for another 'cut' of Europe and sharing experiences with fellow travelers.

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Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

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Janardhan Iyengar

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Janardhan Iyengar

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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JL Faist

Rider

Seoul to Busan

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JL Faist

Rider
Seoul to Busan

United States

I'm a nurse and parent to two teens living at 2000m in the mountains of California. For now I'm praying for snow and a long ski season, but when the snow melts I'll hop on my bike and train for this tour. The longest tour I've done so far was 200km in two days on an old cruiser bike.

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THOMAS GIBSON

Rider

Seoul to Tokyo

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THOMAS GIBSON

Rider
Seoul to Tokyo

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Nathan Williams

Rider

Seoul to Tokyo

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Nathan Williams

Rider
Seoul to Tokyo

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Jennifer Allen

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Jennifer Allen

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Max Davis

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Max Davis

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Hi everyone, I'm Max. I live in the San Francisco bay area and enjoy experiencing new places at bicycle speed... and stopping a lot for food or photos or scenic views. I've done some other bike travel and camping over the years but it's mostly been 1-week or long-weekend trips, so I'm looking forward to something longer and more adventurous!

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Steve Overman

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Steve Overman

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Quasi-retired Seattle rheumatologist, father 3 boys and 4 grandkids. Though bike commuter, I am a wanna be epic rider. I hope this first 2 mo will lead to some the epics. I will be riding solo a d look forward to meeting everyone. 206.819.9424 Overman@uw.edu

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Jim Hart

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Jim Hart

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Richard Schingler

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Richard Schingler

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

love to travel and see the world from the seat of a bicycle. This will be my fourth tour with TDA.

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David Paterson

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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David Paterson

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I am 65, retired, and live in the Okanagan valley of B.C. Canada. Really only cycle to travel. Went on tda trips in Africa and India. Trekked from Srinigar to Ladakh in 1981 and loved the changes in culture and geography along the way. Sure nothing has changed in nearly 40 years !! It will be an adventure.

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nichola matto

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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nichola matto

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

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Leah Jay

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Leah Jay

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

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Glen Greedy

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Glen Greedy

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

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Bruce Lawson

Rider

Seoul to Tokyo

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Bruce Lawson

Rider
Seoul to Tokyo

Canada

Greeting. I'm Canadian, born & raised in Toronto. I lead a private charitable foundation in the area of career development and employment for young Canadians from coast to coast to coast; we also have a particular focus on working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Looking forward to reconnecting with friends from Pub Ride 2!

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wendy shanks

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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wendy shanks

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

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Jane Bloodworth

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Jane Bloodworth

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

I have recently retired from teaching and looking forward to this bicycle adventure.

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Tomas Gold

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Tomas Gold

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

Have been bike touring since about 2007 through Tasmania, New Zealand, Thailand, Israel, Africa, Costa Rica, parts of Mexico, India and Sri Lanka and most of Europe except those cold northern areas. My "affair" with the TdA family began with the Africa trip in 2012. Then the inaugural French Connection tour in 2016, 2017 The Odyssey. Fabulous group, exciting hill climbs, rugged/raw scenery and the tour leaders & staff, exceptional. 2018 Pub Ride 2, a fun trip with lots of laughs and and great hills in the Yorkshire Moors. 2019 The Hippie Trail and best tour for diversity, contradiction, colour, food and, and, and excitement. I enjoy travelling with like-minded people from all parts of the world, 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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kathryn herson

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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kathryn herson

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Jonathan Atkins

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Jonathan Atkins

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I am engineer from Toronto-always keen to travel and be active. Skiing, sailing and cycling & golf in no particular order would be top of the list.

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Daniel pilliard

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Daniel pilliard

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Midwest deplorable

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Ronnie Mandowsky

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Ronnie Mandowsky

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

Just a regular guy.

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John Hemmen

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

Anne Jarnagin

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

Jeanine Hartnett

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

Joanna Jaworska

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

Mike and I have cycled from Istanbul to Beijing, Shanghai to Singapore, through India, Cartagena to Santiago and Brazil with TDA and done numerous cycling tours through Europe and across America. This trip through Seoul and Japan sounds fantastic and we're really looking forward to it.

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Switzerland

After riding with TDA one and a half time the Silkroad, the Magical Madagaskar and the Himalaya Tour it's time for the next one to South Korea an Japan. For me Korea and Japan are totally unknown countries and it's time to change that. I am looking forward to meet some old friends again and to find some new ones.

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Michael Kennedy

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Michael Kennedy

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

This is my 8th TDA tour starting with the first TDA I have also done the first Silk Route, Bamboo Road, South American Epic, Carnival Cycling Expedition and Trans Himalaya as well as the second India Adventure/Hippy trail. I have also cycled across the US twice, Europe, eastern Australia and South America as well as numerous shorter tours around America, Europe and North Africa.

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"Go! Go! Go! This was the most amazing traveling experience I've had to date! The tour structure allowed me to feel safe as part of a big group whilst it also gave me freedom to decide how to go about my ride each day. Knowing that I could stop as many times as I wanted to engage with locals or go to an art gallery in the middle of the way without affecting other riders was absolutely liberating!”

“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!”

"The 2,900-kilometre ride across South Korea and Japan will take you through modern cities and over lonely mountain roads, past temples and World Heritage Sites."

OVERVIEW JOURNEY TO THE EAST 2023


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • JOURNEY TO THE EAST
  • LAND OF MORNING CALM
  • LAND OF THE RISING SUN
  • WILD JAPAN
  • SEOUL TO SAPPORO
  • SEOUL TO BUSAN
  • NAGASAKI TO TOKYO
  • TOKYO TO SAPPORO
  • MAY 7 TO JUN 19
  • MAY 7 TO MAY 14
  • MAY 18 TO JUN 1
  • JUN 4 TO JUN 19
  • USD 16900
  • USD 4500
  • USD 8000
  • USD 8500
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULL TOUR
    • JOURNEY TO THE EAST
    • SEOUL TO SAPPORO
    • MAY 7 TO JUN 19
    • 16900 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 1
    • LAND OF MORNING CALM
    • SEOUL TO BUSAN
    • May 7 - May 14
    • 4500 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 2
    • LAND OF THE RISING SUN
    • NAGASAKI TO TOKYO
    • May 18 - Jun 1
    • 8000 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 3
    • WILD JAPAN
    • TOKYO TO SAPPORO
    • Jun 4 - Jun 19
    • 8500 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED

Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Prices based on double occupancy at majority of the hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. 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.

Full entry fee payment is due 90 days before the tour start date. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour and is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Registration fee is non-refundable, but may be transferred once, to another tour of your choosing, 90 days or more before the start date of the original tour you have registered for. We recommend registering 4 - 6 months before the tour start date to take full advantage of our pre-tour support and information bulletins, but late registrations are possible when spaces are still available.

Full tour riders, and sectional riders whose sections include Land of the Morning Calm and Land of the Rising Sun, must book and pay their own flight from Busan to Fukuoka.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$300 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.

 

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