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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

Janice Small

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Janice Small

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

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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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Evelyn Holland

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Evelyn Holland

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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

Seoul to Sapporo

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Greg Forst

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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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Kim Wright

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Kim Wright

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Australia

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Holger Keller

Rider

Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Holger Keller

Rider
Nagasaki to Sapporo

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United Kingdom

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

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Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

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Irene Comer

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Irene Comer

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

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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 have collected and shipped 9 container loads of bikes- Two container loads each to Namibia & Uganda and 5 to Malawi (over 4000 bikes + spare parts to date and counting). Since TDA 2008, I have been super lucky to have cycled the Orient Express, Silk Route, Trans Oceania, South American Epic, & much of both Trans Europa and Bamboo road rides with TDA. Completing Trans Europa is on tap for 2018. In 2015 my goal of cycling around the world was completed, albiet not all on TDA trips. I am extremely lucky, fortunate & grateful. 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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Nancy Pauw

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Nancy Pauw

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

Canada

I have biked around 95 countries self contained or with other groups . This is my first TDA trip .

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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. The opportunity to cycle from Seoul to Sapporo is too good to miss!

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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 67, live in Baden Switzerland and work in Zürich. I am an economist and electrical engineer and still work, but with a clearly decreasing workload as a Senior consultant and researcher 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 2 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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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

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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 6th TDA tour starting with the first TDA I have also done the first Silk Route, Bamboo Road and South American Epic as well as the second India Adventure/Hippy trail. I have also cycled across the US twice, eastern Australia and South America as well as numerous shorter tours round Europe and North Africa. Catriona has almost all these trips with me.

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Ralph Monfort

Rider

Seoul to Sapporo

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Ralph Monfort

Rider
Seoul to Sapporo

United States

I am 67, retired in 2001, and have completed four other TDa tours and 20+ other foreign bike tours.

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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!”

“This adventure was the most remarkable experience of my life.”

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
  • APR 28 TO JUN 10
  • APR 28 TO MAY 6
  • MAY 9 TO MAY 23
  • MAY 26 TO JUN 10
  • USD 13900
  • USD 3550
  • USD 5900
  • USD 6300
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • JOURNEY TO THE EAST 2
    • SEOUL TO SAPPORO
    • APR 28 TO JUN 10
    • 13900 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • LAND OF MORNING CALM
    • SEOUL TO BUSAN
    • Apr 28 - May 6
    • 3550 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • LAND OF THE RISING SUN
    • NAGASAKI TO TOKYO
    • May 9 - May 23
    • 5900 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • WILD JAPAN
    • TOKYO TO SAPPORO
    • May 26 - Jun 10
    • 6300 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

Prices based on double occupancy at 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). Depending on 2020 Busan - Fukuoka Ferry Schedule, 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, after which TDA provides bus transport to Nagasaki. If ferry is not possible, above mentioned 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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