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Journey to the East 2

Journey to the East 2

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

Michael Netzsch

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Michael Netzsch

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Germany

In the past I have done a few tours with TDA. It was always a great and enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to meeting you all in Srinagar.

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Kim Wright

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Kim Wright

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

On New Year’s day 2017 I decided to sign up for my very first cycle tour, which happened to be one of the longest commercial cycle tours available at five and a half months, TDA’s South American Epic. To be honest I had no idea what I had signed myself up for. My longest cycle prior to the tour was 80km, I had never ridden multiple days, barely managed any climbing and had mostly ridden in the safe confines of a park rather than venture out on the roads in Sydney.

It has been just over twelve months since completing the trip, and what can I say, wow what an experience! There were certainly a lot of first’s, longest ride, highest altitude, longest time on bike, all terrain conditions, off road, wind, ice, rain, heat, and every road condition you could imagine. It was an amazingly rich travel experience through spectacular landscapes, from the steep mountains of Colombia, cycling the Pan American Highway down the coast in Peru, high altitude in Peruvian Andes, crossing the Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni), meandering through Argentinian wine country, and cycling the Carretera Austral through the amazing Patagonia landscapes of Chile.

The journey was spectacular but certainly not always easy, adjusting to long days on the bike, all weather conditions, cycling in some of the busiest cities in the world, challenging terrain, high altitude and simply backing up day after day. But what I did learn is the body has an amazing ability to respond to everything that you throw at it, it is only your mind and imagination that hold you back. Sometimes the toughest days on the bike were the most rewarding, although it did not stop me from howling a few profanities into the wind from time to time. Before you realise it, you have cycled the length of a continent.

So here I am again, ready for another adventure on the North American Epic! I look forward to meeting everyone on tour and maybe howling a few less profanities into the wind this time around :)

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Holger Keller

Rider

Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Holger Keller

Rider
Nagasaki to Sapporo

Germany

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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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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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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 und the Magical Madagaskar Tour it's time for the next one to the Himalaya. For me Nepal and India are totally unknown countrys 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

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Chris Wille

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

After an intense 30 Year career, and 4 Ironman Triathlons, whats a guy to do? While searching long distance bike tours way back in the early 2000's, the TDA site came up. Cycle across Africa- 12,000kms, 4.5 months- What? Thats nuts! However, the more i thought about it, the more intrigued i was. Wow- people- 'ordinary people-doing extraordinary things' actually participated in those rides, and lived to tell about it! They didn't get killed by lions or headhunters or...Fast forward to 2008 TDA and there we were,at the Pyramids, 60 strangers from 14 different countries about to have the ride/total experience of our lives. It was incredible, just like cycling through the pages of the National Geographic, every day for 4.5 months- i was hooked! The Tda was/is like a drug- the more trips you go on, the more you want to do. In Africa i met Michael Linke and the BEN (Bicycle empowerment network), inspired by the great things they were doing, started a chapter of Bicycles for Humanity here in Victoria as a way of giving back. To date we (B4H Victoria) have collected and shipped 11 container loads of bikes to 3 African countries- Two container loads each to Namibia & Uganda and 7 to Malawi ( 5000 bikes + spare parts to date and counting!) So fortunate and blessed to be able to give back... Since TDA 2008, I have been super lucky to have cycled the Orient Express, Silk Route, Trans Oceania, South American Epic, Trans Europa and (most of)- Bamboo road rides with TDA. Completed Trans Europa 2018. In 2015 my goal of cycling around the world was completed, albiet not all on TDA trips. I am extremely lucky, fortunate & grateful. The North American Epic ride marks the 7th of the TDA 7 Epics for me.Working hard to be the first client to complete all 7 Epics- It's been a fun ride so far... There is no greater way to see the world than from the seat of a bike, under human power. How blessed am I to be able to share the experience with so many incredible fellow riders, TDA staff, and all the amazing people you meet along the way!

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David Freeman

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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David Freeman

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

I am a semi-retired lawyer living in Melbourne Australia. I have cycled all over the world including four tours with TDA but never in Japan. I am looking forward to the Viva Italia tour in September as the Itinerary is fantastic. The opportunity in 2020 to cycle from Seoul to Sapporo is too good to miss so that is locked in for next year!

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Walter Ott

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Walter Ott

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Switzerland

I am 70, live in Baden Switzerland and work still 1 day a week in a consulting and Research Company in Zurich as as a senior consultant and researcher (economist and electrical engineer) in the realms of energy, environment and sustainability policiy with a focus on sustainable building construction and renovation policies. My wife Lilo and I have a daughter and 3 grand children. I am very interested in economics and social development, literature and movies. Besides cycling and biking I like hiking, jogging and skiing.

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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

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Brian Rodgers

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Brian Rodgers

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I'm more of a general adventurer than a hard core bicycle enthusiast even though I've ridden TDA's Tour d'Afrique, Orient Express, and Silk Route. I've tended to make a few side jaunts along the way. It's been life changing. Thanks Henry!

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Bryan Lorber

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Bryan Lorber

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I am a retired Registered Nurse who is passionate about bicycles for transportation and travel. This will be my third TDA tour. I cycled the Hippie Trail in 2016 and HongKong to Bangkok in 2017. I have soloed across the U.S. and completed a number of other interesting bicycle adventures at home and abroad. I'm looking forward to making new friends and reuniting with others.

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Glendon Greedy

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Glendon Greedy

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Leah Jay

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Leah Jay

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Karen Mazurek

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Karen Mazurek

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband, Gordon. I am happiest outdoors hiking, biking, skiing or kayaking. I love travel and believe there is no better way to experience another place than on foot or on a bike. Completed the Pub Ride in 2018 and loved it. Looking forward to another TDA adventure.

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Gordon Mazurek

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Gordon Mazurek

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

Completed the Pub Ride in 2018. Enjoy cycling and looking forward to experiencing Korea and Japan and meeting new TDA friends.

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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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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

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Francine Plante

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Francine Plante

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ! On n’est pas à la plage...

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France Guérer

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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France Guérer

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Stephen Owen

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Stephen Owen

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

Cycling since school age chasing buses to school, and now aged 53, I have stepped up cycling in the last 7 years with weekend rides and endurance 300/500km rides in 24hrs, wisdom/body is now telling me that multi day riding more fun... More recently cycled across Atlas mountains North Africa, Sri Lanka and recently TDA Madagascar in May 2019. The East2 full trip will be exciting range of landscapes and such a complex history and culture. It always brings a smile to my face once I've sat down with coffee in hand and consider how lucky I am.

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Peter Dilks

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Peter Dilks

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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Christopher Clyde

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Christopher Clyde

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

Ok, time to saddle up again....TDA 2014 rider, a few other international shorter tours since then. Looking forward to India. See you all soon. cheers Chris -now signed up for Madagascar, as well. Looking forward to the lemurs and Yanez' cooking :)

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Dan Kirby

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Dan Kirby

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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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 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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Ralph Monfort

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Ralph Monfort

Rider
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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Michael Netzsch

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Michael Netzsch

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Germany

In the past I have done a few tours with TDA. It was always a great and enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to meeting you all in Srinagar.

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Kim Wright

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Kim Wright

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

On New Year’s day 2017 I decided to sign up for my very first cycle tour, which happened to be one of the longest commercial cycle tours available at five and a half months, TDA’s South American Epic. To be honest I had no idea what I had signed myself up for. My longest cycle prior to the tour was 80km, I had never ridden multiple days, barely managed any climbing and had mostly ridden in the safe confines of a park rather than venture out on the roads in Sydney.

It has been just over twelve months since completing the trip, and what can I say, wow what an experience! There were certainly a lot of first’s, longest ride, highest altitude, longest time on bike, all terrain conditions, off road, wind, ice, rain, heat, and every road condition you could imagine. It was an amazingly rich travel experience through spectacular landscapes, from the steep mountains of Colombia, cycling the Pan American Highway down the coast in Peru, high altitude in Peruvian Andes, crossing the Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni), meandering through Argentinian wine country, and cycling the Carretera Austral through the amazing Patagonia landscapes of Chile.

The journey was spectacular but certainly not always easy, adjusting to long days on the bike, all weather conditions, cycling in some of the busiest cities in the world, challenging terrain, high altitude and simply backing up day after day. But what I did learn is the body has an amazing ability to respond to everything that you throw at it, it is only your mind and imagination that hold you back. Sometimes the toughest days on the bike were the most rewarding, although it did not stop me from howling a few profanities into the wind from time to time. Before you realise it, you have cycled the length of a continent.

So here I am again, ready for another adventure on the North American Epic! I look forward to meeting everyone on tour and maybe howling a few less profanities into the wind this time around :)

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Holger Keller

Rider

Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Holger Keller

Rider
Nagasaki to Sapporo

Germany

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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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Seoul to Sapporo

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Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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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 2 2020


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • JOURNEY TO THE EAST 2
  • 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 13900
  • USD 3150
  • USD 5900
  • USD 6300
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • JOURNEY TO THE EAST 2
    • SEOUL TO SAPPORO
    • MAY 1 TO JUN 13
    • 13900 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • LAND OF MORNING CALM
    • SEOUL TO BUSAN
    • May 1 - May 8
    • 3150 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • LAND OF THE RISING SUN
    • NAGASAKI TO TOKYO
    • May 12 - May 26
    • 5900 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • WILD JAPAN
    • TOKYO TO SAPPORO
    • May 29 - Jun 13
    • 6300 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

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. 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$250 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 riders, and sectional riders whose sections include Land of the Morning Calm and Land of the Rising Sun, will take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka, followed by bus transport to Nagasaki. The ferry and bus are included in the entry fee. In the unlikely event that the ferry is not possible, these riders will need to book and pay their own flight from Busan to Fukuoka.

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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