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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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John Hemmen

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Anne Jarnagin

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I love to cycle and experience the outdoors.

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Anthony Rock

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Anthony Rock

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

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Brigitte Oelert

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Brigitte Oelert

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Seoul to Sapporo

Germany

In 2015, my husband Jürgen convinced me to cycle the Ruta Maya in Central America. It was my first TDA tour, which was tough but absolutely fantastic! The following year, I cycled part of the Trans-Oceania Tour - from Auckland to Queenstown. After that I cycled in Nepal, Sikkim and Myanmar. Wonderful! That's why I wanted to do a part of the Trans-Himalaya (the first 4 weeks). Absolutely fantastic! Now I am looking forward to cycling in Korea and Japan. And I'm also looking forward to meeting some friends on this tour and finding new ones!

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Karin Lind Hansen

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Karin Lind Hansen

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Seoul to Sapporo

Denmark

I love travelling. I love biking. I love visiting new places. I have just completed my first trip with TDA and it just made me hungry for more trips.

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Holger Keller

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Holger Keller

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Seoul to Sapporo

Germany

Working now for more than 30 years and need a rest

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Catriona Kennedy

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Catriona Kennedy

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Frieder Wolfart

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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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Chris Wille

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Chris Wille

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

"The very core of man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun" Chris McCandless Into the Wild Extremely happy and grateful to have participated in and cycled the equivalent of twice around the world on some 10+ incredible TDA trips, Coast to coast, all EFI, on 6 of the worlds 7 continents. First rider to have completed all & of the TDA 7 Epics. Special thanks to the TDA and their amazing, dedicated staff for making such trips,. and the quote above, possible- there is an incredible amount of work that goes into scouting, logistics, bookings, vehicles, staffing food, etc etc. Nobody does it better than the TDA, No one runs tours like they do on roads less travelled. It's a wonderful lifestyle, Eat, Sleep and Ride. Learning lots every day from wherever we are on the planet. " The world is my classroom, I am it's student and class is in session" Thanks also to the many wonderful, strong willed fellow riders who have helped shape each unique journey and make it special. From ages 25 to 78, you are all very inspiring and show us what is possible, proving that age is just a number. Thanks also to my dedicated and understanding wife Linda. Together we started a charity in 2008, Bicycles for Humanity Victoria. Since inception we have collected, shipped and donated over 5500 good used bikes and spare parts to 3 African countries, Namibia, Uganda and Malawi. Our work continues, always collecting good used bikes and spare parts for the next container load.. It's a great way to give back and every donated bike helps change a life for the better. Our efforts are ongoing.

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Frank Wichlo

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Frank Wichlo

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I have done a couple of TDA trips and I plan to keep doing them as long as I am able, or the money runs out.

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Wim Pauw

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Wim Pauw

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

Born and raised in Utrecht ,NLD and moved to Canada in my early 20s. Have been living in Banff Alberta since 1971 and also have a residence in Scottsdale AZ. Me and my partner Nancy have travelled the world on our bicycles for the last 25 years but unfortunately she passed away July 2019 at a relatively young age (59). I promised her to keep on traveling with my bicycle so here I am doing another trip. Looking forwards to make new friends and enjoying life to it’s fullest .

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Maggie Williamson

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Maggie Williamson

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Seoul to Sapporo

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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Peye Vlot

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Seoul to Busan

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Peye Vlot

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Seoul to Busan

Netherlands

Since 1990 living and working ( dental surgeon ) in Muscat ( Sultanate of Oman ).

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David. ODonnell.

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Seoul to Sapporo

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David. ODonnell.

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Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

51 yrs old, from Manchester UK. Loved Bamboo Road so much thought I'd do another See you all soon. Cheers. David

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Linda Wille

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Linda Wille

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Peter Earnshaw

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Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Peter Earnshaw

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Nagasaki to Sapporo

United Kingdom

I am retired and am making use of the freedom to visit far flung grandchildren and trek and cycle in Europe and Asia

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Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Nagasaki to Sapporo

Ireland

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Bernice Aebly

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Bernice Aebly

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

This is me having fun in Vermont. This will be my fifth time with TDA, Orient Express in 2018, Baja section of North American Tour, 2013; Australia 2104; and 2 month Silk Route in 2016. The draw for the Silk Route was going through Mongolia . This new tour in the Himalayas is an area that I have not travel to before. Looking forward to the experience and meeting up again with friends from past tours. Wow so excited, a space came available for Journey to the East 2, so here I go again. So many good friends to meet up with again and to enjoy Japan. See you all soon.

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Stacey Bailey

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Stacey Bailey

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Hello All, I am fairly new to road cycling. I just started my third year and I can’t imagine traveling without a bike! My most recent trip before the pandemic was cycling in Thailand from Bangkok to Phuket. What I love most about traveling with my bicycle is that I meet locals who live off the beaten path in small villages. I also love tennis and hiking. My significant other and I each brought two grown children from a previous marriage, and we now have six grandchildren, and soon to be the seventh grandbaby. Although I spend a considerable amount of time traveling, I live in Banff, Canada, during the summer months and Arizona during the winter. I consider Arizona my home. My partner Wim and I look forward to meeting everyone! Cheers ~ Stacey

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Walter Ott

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Walter Ott

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Seoul to Sapporo

Switzerland

I am 70, live in Switzerland and work still 1 day a week when I am not cycling or in vacation. Besides cycling and biking I like hiking, jogging and skiing. I know TDA from the TdA-Madagascar tour in 2017. Now I look forward to the Journey to the East to get to know South Korea and Japan, their landscapes, culture, nature and towns/cities.

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GLORIA FU

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Seoul to Sapporo

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GLORIA FU

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I signed up for Bamboo Road 2019 on a whim with zero training and having mostly ridden a peloton stationary bike. From there I caught the bug. 2020 has been a year of riding in the places I am. I’m looking forward to seeing folks from Bamboo Road and new people on Journey to the East. I’ve been to Japan a few times, but never South Korea and so excited to see this place on a bike.

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David Ross

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Seoul to Sapporo

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David Ross

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Seoul to Sapporo

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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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Nicholas Beardow

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Nicholas Beardow

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Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

I am living and working in Singapore,. When the Bamboo Tour in Asia was postponed I started to look further afield. To cross America on a bicycle has always been a dream and this route looks fantastic. I am still working and will have to carry on doing so on tour, but after being locked in Singapore for over a year, I am keen to get out and do as much as I can before the next crisis. I am married to Kim (originally from Malaysia - where I used to live) for the past 35 years and have two children, Albert & Victoria. I am still reasonably fit and will try to stay that way. Eventually I want to cycle the Bamboo Tour, Silk Route, South America Epic and West Africa en Velo - among others. Let's see...

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Rhonda Aliah

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Rhonda Aliah

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I am a veterinarian who loves adventure. I have always wanted to go on an extended bike ride and this tour seemed to fit the bill. I have ridden RAGBRAI and completed numerous long distance cycling events. I love to hike- trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro and in Nepal. I love eco travel and have used my profession to enable me to work around the world. I have three adult children who encourage me to explore,travel and in the words of Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise- "To boldly go where "I " have never been before". First TDA tour was the Pub Ride and it was fabulous. Now I am hooked on cycle touring!

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Cindy Pittman

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Cindy Pittman

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I'm from Calgary, Alberta and love riding my bike! I've been a *bit* obsessed with TDA since 2011 when an acquaintance completed tour d'Afrique - one day I will to. I loved the Hippie Trail trip that I completed with TDA in 2017! I look forward to meeting everyone and getting on the road! May have to resurrect my blog....

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Seoul to Tokyo

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Seoul to Tokyo

United States

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Maurice Efron

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Maurice Efron

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Lykke Thingmann Stead

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Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Lykke Thingmann Stead

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Nagasaki to Sapporo

Denmark

Amateur cyclist. Have gotten really addicted to My bike

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Fiona Efron

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Fiona Efron

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Adam Efron

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Tokyo to Sapporo

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Adam Efron

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Tokyo to Sapporo

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Simon Boyd

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Simon Boyd

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Seoul to Sapporo

Ireland

Originally from the UK (I obtained Irish citizenship after the Brexit vote), I lived in Poland for 27 years but currently spend my time between South Africa and Portugal. was a chartered accountant by trade and spent the last 20 years of my working life in the cable tv business, originally in the finance area but for most of the time in general management. Now retired I now spend my time on the golf course as it is my main passion. I completed the Pub Ride 2 in 2018 and was hoping to do the inaugural Journey to the East but had to cancel due to other commitments. Been doing quite a bit of mountain biking. Looking forward to getting back on the road!

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Tokyo to Sapporo

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Tokyo to Sapporo

Australia

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Trond Michelsen

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Trond Michelsen

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Seoul to Sapporo

Norway

Hi. I'm a 49 year old programmer from Oslo, Norway. This will be my sixth trip with TDA. Previously I've done a section on Bamboo Road (2013), three sections on Trans-Europa (2014 and 2016) and the complete Orient Express (2015) and Pub Ride (2018) Looking forward to a great summer of cycling

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Bill Wilson

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Bill Wilson

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

This will be my 10th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden all or part of the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique, the Trans Oceania, the Odyssey, and the North American Epic . I retired five years ago, after more than 35 years prosecuting criminal cases for the Ontario government, and spend the bulk of my time cycling, golfing, reading and traveling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Catharine Daly

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Catharine Daly

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

After doing the Tour d'Afrique in 2014 I was hooked. I had to ride another. When the Journey to the East opened I knew that that was for me as I have never visited Korea or Japan....can't wait.

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Dan Kirby

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Dan Kirby

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Journey to the East will be my 4th TDA adventure, and I'm looking forward to seeing another part of the globe that I haven't yet visited. As always there will be riders who I have met on other rides, so a chance to catch up with them while making new acquaintances. See you in Seoul!

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Jean Abbott

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Jean Abbott

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Hi all! My family and I love exploring by bike. We have enjoyed several TDA tours -- Orient Express, Hippie Trail in India, and most recently the Pub Craw 2 years ago. We have 2 adult kids: a son who is a photographer in Joshua Tree CA and a teacher daughter who lives with her husband and 17-year-old granddaughter here in Boulder near us. I'm not as addicted to biking as my quick-twitch husband, but I usually get where I want to go, even if it may be a bit slower than some of the rest of you. In my other life, I'm a doctor and "academic" type, retired a few years ago from Emergency Medicine. I'm currently more interested in bioethics, and work more doing clinical ethics and palliative care education. Looking forward to meeting all of you soon!

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Juergen Willrodt

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Juergen Willrodt

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Seoul to Sapporo

Germany

I am 69 years old and have already participated in 8 TDA tours mainly as a sectional rider. I am married and happy father of three girls (39, 24 and 22) and grandfather of three grandchildren. I am partly retired working now just 1 or 2 days a week which gives me plenty of time to travel. I have studied physics and have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics. I have been active in sports all my life and before I started doing cycling tours I have been active in Karate and participated in World Championships 1975 in Los Angeles and 1977 in Tokyo and became European Champion in 1977. You can find more information on my website.

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Louise Sims

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Louise Sims

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I'm not a fast rider by any stretch, but I love to travel this way!

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Michael Kennedy

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Michael Kennedy

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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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Rae Simpson

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Rae Simpson

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I'm a 77-year old retired test pilot/engineer. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement ended my running career. Ursula (my wife) and I did our first serious cycling trip with TDA in Africa in 2008. We liked it so much that we keep coming back for more, most recently the inaugural Trans-Himalaya. Its our way of going where we've not been before with a good group of fellow riders and always well supported by TDA. We are looking forward riding with both old and new friends when we meet in Seoul for JTE 2022 and again in Saigon for the ride to Shangri-La in 2023, hoping earnestly that travel restrictions will allow them to happen.

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Ralph Monfort

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Ralph Monfort

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I am 68, retired in 2001, and have completed four other TDA tours and 20+ other foreign bike tours.

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Richard Russek

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Richard Russek

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I enjoy the slower pace of cycling that allows one to explore a country. And the opportunity to try new food. And the history. But not the sore bum.

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Rick Abbott

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Rick Abbott

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Jean & I are both ER Docs, semi-retired. Our typical vacation for the past 40 years has been some sort of adventure travel, often cycling (Canada - BC, Alberta, Newfoundland; USA - transcontinental as well as less ambitious all over the US; UK end-to-end; Morocco; Vietnam - Saigon to Hanoi; Tasmania - working and cycling). We've done a bit of hiking and trekking - Kilimanjaro, Nepal. Sea Kayaking: BC - Vancouver Island, Nefoundland, Baja California Sur, Wales. And, some skiing in the backcountry both close to home in the western US, as well as in the Canadian Selkirks. I think once or twice we might have gone somewhere to just hang out on a beach, and I visited a city once a long time ago, but it's hard to remember. BTW, in the picture, I'm the one on the right.

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Ursula Simpson

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Ursula Simpson

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I am a retired database analyst. Enjoying life in Squamish, on Canada's West coast. Either hiking, biking or skiing, or entertaining my little grandson. 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. New Zealand in 2016. The Magical Madagascar tour in 2017. Hippie trail in 2019

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John Hemmen

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Seoul to Sapporo

Anne Jarnagin

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Seoul to Sapporo

Anthony Rock

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Seoul to Sapporo

 

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Seoul to Sapporo

Brigitte Oelert

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Yvonne Waalewijn

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Yvonne Waalewijn

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Jeanine Hartnett

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Joanna Jaworska

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Jane Geis

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Adrian Amelse

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Volker Sydow

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Barbara Tate

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Barbara Tate

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Grant Duncan

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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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Jackie Silverberg

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Jackie Silverberg

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Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I’m a retired high school teacher . Im very fit and love riding my bike . That being said, not sure about riding full distance daily . I have done a few vehicle supported trips . I have ridden in Patagonia , the Atlas Mountains , Laos, Thailand ,and Borneo .Road Egypt and Sudan. With TDA

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Canada

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Janardhan Iyengar

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Janardhan Iyengar

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Seoul to Sapporo

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JL Faist

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Seoul to Busan

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JL Faist

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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

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Seoul to Tokyo

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THOMAS GIBSON

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Seoul to Tokyo

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Nathan Williams

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Seoul to Tokyo

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Nathan Williams

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Seoul to Tokyo

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Jennifer Allen

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Jennifer Allen

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Max Davis

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Max Davis

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I love experiencing new places at bicycle speed, and stopping a lot for food or photos or scenic views. Most of my other bike touring has been DIY and 2 weeks or less at a time, so I'm looking forward to something longer.

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Steve Overman

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Steve Overman

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Jim Hart

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Richard Schingler

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Richard Schingler

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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David Paterson

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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

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Seoul to Sapporo

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nichola matto

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Glen Greedy

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Glen Greedy

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Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

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Daniel pilliard

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Daniel pilliard

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Yvonne Waalewijn

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Seoul to Sapporo

Jeanine Hartnett

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Seoul to Sapporo

Joanna Jaworska

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Seoul to Sapporo

Jane Geis

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Seoul to Sapporo

Adrian Amelse

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Seoul to Sapporo

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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 2022


  • 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 1 TO JUN 13
  • MAY 1 TO MAY 8
  • MAY 12 TO MAY 26
  • MAY 29 TO JUN 13
  • USD 15900
  • USD 4075
  • USD 7225
  • USD 7675
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULL TOUR
    • JOURNEY TO THE EAST
    • SEOUL TO SAPPORO
    • MAY 1 TO JUN 13
    • 15900 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 1
    • LAND OF MORNING CALM
    • SEOUL TO BUSAN
    • May 1 - May 8
    • 4075 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 2
    • LAND OF THE RISING SUN
    • NAGASAKI TO TOKYO
    • May 12 - May 26
    • 7225 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 3
    • WILD JAPAN
    • TOKYO TO SAPPORO
    • May 29 - Jun 13
    • 7675 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$TBA 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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