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Morocco: Kingdom of the West 2024

Morocco: Kingdom of the West 2024

A spiritual, cultural and culinary journey through Morocco, a kaleidoscopic mix of the past, the present and the future.

RIDERS AND STAFF

Mark Lutz

Chef

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Mark Lutz

Chef
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

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Douglas Percival

Tour Leader

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Douglas Percival

Tour Leader
Casablanca to Casablanca

South Africa

There is a great sense of satisfaction seeing a Rider finishing their day with a smile on their face, and that Day by Day, we have Taken someone safely to a place on this planet that Most People will never see, and all whilst by Bicycle.

I am a South African that has lived a life of itchy travel feet, and found myself Living in Sweden. Being a passionate cyclist in my teenage years, my Bike Mechanic Brother, taught me to fix my own bicycles, a vital bit of knowledge not only for a teenager trying to save money on bike repairs, but how it would shape my working career.

I've worked in all corners of the Bike industry,... shops, import and distribution, race teams, and even now for the Swedish Cycling Federation, as well as personal Guiding for a huge mix of private clients. They have all added up into helping me grow my knowledge of a bicycle, and how I can make one operate even in the worst environments with rider abuse,....which then played into the hand of being a confident TDA mechanic.

Guiding and Leading Tours came organically through my knowledge of Traveling, mixed with my knowledge of fixing bikes, thrown into the pot of being a passionate cyclist, and large desire of being on the Move.... Quite a mix.

TDA tours have the ability to provide one with a gift. It is a gift that keeps on giving...and that is: just when you think you have seen it all, there is always something else to surprise you with! From sleeping inside the Great Wall of China, to swatting flies off your sandwich in 49celcius Australian outback, or watching stars in the Sudanese Sahara, to Sipping Expresso's in an Italian cafe. From the Orderly bike lanes of Denmark to the chaos of Freetown, Sierra Leone.... There is so much that happens daily!

For any future rider that is wondering how to make their experience better. Set your expectations reasonably, ask questions, And come prepared... and Know your equipment!

Know how your bike feels, make sure it has arrived on tour Fully serviced. Know how to put up your tent if you're not confident with it.

And Figure out your bag packing! I have watched too many people lose an hour of their precious day (and some everyday for 4 months).. because they don't have their equipment organized.

Cheers..and happy riding!

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Tim Millikin

Tour Leader Trainee

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Tim Millikin

Tour Leader Trainee
Casablanca to Casablanca

United Kingdom

I love travel and more importantly travel by bicycle. It brings the freedom and adventurous spirit that any other way of travelling cannot match. I love that I am able to share this with our guests and show them the world in the best possible way.

I currently live in Oxford, UK but have had a relatively nomadic lifestyle from my mid-twenties. Call it an early mid-life crisis! I am best known for a three-year, mostly solo, 46500km bike ride from Reading, UK to Reading, USA. It was truly transformative and gave me a motivation to pursue a life of travel and adventure. It also saw me leave my career in television for one in cycling, and I haven’t looked back. I have also written a book about this adventure, available in all good book stores!

TDA for me brings the beauty of bike travel with the ease of some support, but that does not mean it is easy. For me, my favourite days are the ones you will remember forever. The Blue Nile Gorge day in Ethiopia is a real stand out. Beautiful scenery and rough roads as you descend 1800m into the Blue Nile Gorge before then climbing 1800 back out of the Gorge on the same rough roads, with children running past you, cars honking, each rider riding their own battle against the gradient. The beer at the campsite on the top never tasted so good! Roads and stories like this happen on each and every TDA tour and that is what is so special. No matter where in the world you are going, you are going to have epic, mementos days.

My best tip for any future TDA rider is bring a positive attitude. It is the most important tool in your kit bag. This will keep the spirit of adventure burning throughout the tour, which can be up to five months for some. It will ensure you are able to see the beauty in the world around you even when you are tired. It will mean that the hard moments pass quickly and the memories will last a lifetime.

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Holly andrews

Medic

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Holly andrews

Medic
Casablanca to Casablanca

United Kingdom

Hello! I'm Holly and I am the medic on the trip. I am an anaesthetist from the UK with a passion for bringing my job outside of the hospital 4 walls as much as possible. I have practised medicine on multiple expeditions across the world from the Nepal Himalayas and the Honduran rainforest to assisting multi stage ultra marathons in the wild and wet North of Scotland. I am a keen cyclist and having completed multiple long distance cycle tours myself, I maintain it is the best way to travel and be absorbed in all a country has to offer. I am currently living in the French Alps and training for the tour with mutli - day ski mountaineering adventures and a lot of trail running whilst waiting for new snow! Looking forward to meeting and adventuring with the tour team :)

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Micah Markson

Bike Mechanic

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Micah Markson

Bike Mechanic
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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Mats Fredrix

Content Creator

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Mats Fredrix

Content Creator
Casablanca to Casablanca

Belgium

I remember the first time I had tears of joy running down my cheeks on a descent, and screaming every syllable of 'Paradise by the Dashboard Lights' to endure the pains of a full day in the headwind. This might just be one of mine, but you'll experience plenty, beautifully weird 'joys of riding' of your own, and when those happen, I'm your man. To tell your story, your adventure. Or you might just want a cool looking picture of you and some mountains. See you out there, Rouleurs. Live Slow, Ride Fast.

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Richard Schingler

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Richard Schingler

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

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

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Mary Potyrala

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Mary Potyrala

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science living in Melbourne and have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. I completed Cairo to Cape Town with TdA in 2019 albeit in stages having started back in 2013. I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. some years back I rode with two friends from the north to the south of the UK (John O'Groats to Lands End) taking a wandering route and enjoying English and Scottish B&Bs and the odd pub.

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Stephen Hyde

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Stephen Hyde

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United Kingdom

Just retired, I have been looking for a cycling adventure and this trip fits the bill. I have lived in Abu Dhabi for the last 22 years and I am now back in the cold of the UK. Hoping for some good weather, great cycling and looking forward to meeting everyone and starting.

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Maureen Stone

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Maureen Stone

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Looking forward to seeing how the mud roads of West Africa en Velo compare to Tanzania! Cairo to Capetown 2018 was amazing beyond words, will be so good to hit the road with TDA again. So.....that didn't happen - Now excited for Morocco instead!

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Jonna Koch

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Jonna Koch

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Denmark

I feel alive when I am riding my bike. It is my fourth TDA tour. I did the Trans-Himalaya 2019, Kingdom of the West 2022 and Trans-Caucasus 2022.

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Marv Hildebrand

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Marv Hildebrand

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Happily retired, grateful for the opportunities I’ve had, and trying to make the most of QTR (quality time remaining).

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Christopher (Kit) Campbell

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Christopher (Kit) Campbell

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Transecting Africa remains an unfinished project, but we'll plan for '23 to complete if the body allows. Like many others in the TDA diaspora, we're all eager to get back on tour.

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Mike Jakeman

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Mike Jakeman

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Bike and travel.....it's a retirement thing.

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Casablanca to Casablanca

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Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

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peter link

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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peter link

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

Retiree who likes to travel and can ride a bicycle.

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Michiel van Wijk

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Michiel van Wijk

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Netherlands

Love the mountains and absence of smooth asphalt, the team spirit on the way and a well deserved hot shower afterwards.

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Libby (Elizabeth) McMullen

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Libby (Elizabeth) McMullen

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I love to travel and I love to bike so I can't imagine a more exciting adventure especially in this country. This will be my first TDA tour and I am looking forward to the challenge, meeting the group and exploring Morocco

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David Paterson

Rider

Casablanca to Marrakesh

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David Paterson

Rider
Casablanca to Marrakesh

Canada

I am 69, retired, and live in the Okanagan Valley of B.C. Canada. Really only cycle to travel. Went on tda trips in Africa and India and the Himalayas.

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Dennis Joe

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Dennis Joe

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

I'm looking for the next adventure and new places. And I look forward to meeting and traveling with my fellow travelers and sharing this adventure. See ya soon!!

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Erik Snucins

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Erik Snucins

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Retired Land Surveyor , gentleman farmer, and enjoy long rides

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Brad Gray

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Brad Gray

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Tour D'Afrique Alumni 2019. Morocco 2022. Silk Route was a goal but geopolitics threw a wrench into my plans. South America is a challenge I now embrace. Brad

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Casablanca to Casablanca

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Casablanca to Casablanca

Denmark

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Nicolas Teng

Rider

Marrakesh to Casablanca

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Nicolas Teng

Rider
Marrakesh to Casablanca

United States

Looking to get fit, while visiting exotic places, experience culture, history and sampling great food. Really surprised that TDA offered this kind of trip now in the middle of Pandemic. It is my first, looking forward already the next one.

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Anthony Rock

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Anthony Rock

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

I'm a Canadian-American and split my time between urban urban life Brooklyn, NY and on the Northumberland Strait in Atlantic Canada. The Golden Buddha will be my 5th ride with TDA.

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Emily Hillstrom

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Emily Hillstrom

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

An active, adventurous 30-something year old who might be crazy for deciding to do her 2nd TDA Tour after the Hippie Trail in 2016. Looking forward to Morocco, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. See you soon!

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Roger Palmer

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Roger Palmer

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

Hello fellow adventurers. I’m from Melbourne Australia, occasionally the worlds most liveable city! Im looking forward to cycling new roads to exciting places with a great bunch of people. I've been a regular cyclist for many years. Recent trips have been to the Dolomites /Tuscany in Italy, Morocco with TDA in 2022, Nice to Annecy doing some of the TDF classics along with great local food and wine and finishing 2022 in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The subtropical north east coast of Australia a few years back was a great regional food and wine experience. Pre covid adventures also included backcountry skiing in Iceland, Norway and Japan along with sail and ski trips in Norwegian fjords and the northern coast of Iceland. I had planned some backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan early 2022 but covid got in the way of that. Was then re inspired by Joanna Lumleys Silk Road adventures.

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Casablanca to Casablanca

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Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

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Rae Simpson

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Rae Simpson

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I'm a retired test pilot/engineer/other aviation things. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement ended my running career. My wife, Ursula, and I have done a number of TDA trips starting with Africa in 2008, using them as our window to places we haven't been before. We've enjoyed every one. After three postponements, we are really looking forward to JTE happening in 2023. Looking forward to reuniting with friends from previous trips and meeting new ones in Seoul.

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Ursula Simpson

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Ursula Simpson

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I am a retired database analyst. Enjoying life in Squamish, on Canada's West coast. Either hiking, biking, or skiing. Having fun with my two grandsons and one grand daughter or hanging out with friends. 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 and The Himalayas in 2019. Morocco in 2022.

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Douglas Percival

Tour Leader

Casablanca to Casablanca

Richard Schingler

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

Mary Potyrala

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

Stephen Hyde

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Britney Charme

Tour Leader

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Britney Charme

Tour Leader
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

Hi, I’m Britney! I am based out of the southwest region of the US where I spend my time cycling in the red rock desert, riding alpine single track and exploring the Colorado Plateau.

Five years ago I made the decision to pivot away from my career as an event planner and become a cycling guide in some of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in the world. Working in the adventure cycling industry has allowed me to blend my love of bikes with my passion for facilitating experiences that allow people to connect and create memories. I believe there is a lot of value in getting outside of our comfort zone and stepping away from our everyday lives in pursuit of adventure.

In my opinion, there is no better way to explore this planet than from the saddle of a bicycle. Biking is a sensory experience that allows us to savor the sights, smells, sounds and flavors of the world that we live in.

Some of my favorite moments on my bike are watching desert bighorn sheep in Canyonlands, crossing into Mexico from Arizona for tacos & Modelos and bantering with the locals cycling alongside me in East Africa while on the Tour d’Afrique.

I encourage everyone that joins a TDA tour to ride their own ride. As the day to day sets in, it is easy to lose sight of what brought you on the tour to begin with. Set an intention at the beginning of the tour and check in on that intention throughout the trip. This will allow you to stay present and grounded throughout the experience.

I also encourage riders to interact with locals, wander through markets, enjoy the coke stops and eat all the roadside food you possibly can. Get outside your comfort zone. Engage your senses. Savor the experience.

A bit of practical advice? Dial in the fit of your bike before the tour begins. Practically everything on your bike is adjustable- the angle of your saddle, stem length, the angle of your handlebars, the reach on your brake levers and shifters, etc… If you are doing test rides and something doesn’t feel right, it will be exasperated on the tour. It is worth taking the extra time to get it right while you are still home.

I look forward to seeing you on the trails!

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Bethany Butcher

Medic

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Bethany Butcher

Medic
Casablanca to Casablanca

United Kingdom

Hi all, I will be the tour medic for California to Panama. I am a doctor from the UK, currently working and exploring in New Zealand. I love to be on a bike and can't wait to get started and see what Central America has to offer.

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Shaik Baba

Bike Mechanic

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Shaik Baba

Bike Mechanic
Casablanca to Casablanca

India

Baba is a maestro in the art of cycle maintenance. He has close to 20 years of experience in the industry along with 10 years of travelling the length and breath of the country on cycle trips and camps. India is a highly diversified country with many languages. With five spoken languages under his belt, Baba is an asset to have on the team. Baba is a very friendly team person and ever willing to help & contribute in all aspects.

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Tristin Walker

Tour Leader Trainee

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Tristin Walker

Tour Leader Trainee
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

Hi, I'm Tristin, an Australian adventurer living in BC, Canada. I spend most of my time outdoors exploring, guiding or working outdoors. I have spent the last 10 years in the outdoor industry. I started as an Outdoor Educator in school camps in Australia, and then shifting to focus on cycling I became a downhill mountain bike guide in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. I have spent lots of time riding on a variety of trails, and love exploring new areas. More recently I have swapped to more tour-based work and adventure cycle guiding. I have spent lots of time cycle touring and bikepacking, once spending three months riding up the East Coast of Australia. I love the freedom, pace and experiences you gain from travelling by bike. No matter how far or fast you go!

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Nicole Vavra

Chef

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Nicole Vavra

Chef
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

Obsessed with fresh ingredients and the outdoors, I am a women on a mission. My goal is to learn as much as I can as a chef; traveling and exploring new cultures and culinary techniques around the world. There are few things more inspriational then recipies perfected over time, passed on through generations. When I am not in the kitchen, I am outside exploring. From backpacking, to cycling, to paddle boarding, I am always looking for the next adventure. Next up: Morocco!

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Dehon Ninon Cedric Ainarime

Tour Leader Trainee

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Dehon Ninon Cedric Ainarime

Tour Leader Trainee
Casablanca to Casablanca

Madagascar

From a very remote village in Madagascar, live in Madagascar. Got lucky to be part of TDA family, I would never thought that one day i would be able to visit foreign countries "en vélo". Looking forward to meeting you all and having a great time.

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Laurence Boisvert

Tour Leader Trainee

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Laurence Boisvert

Tour Leader Trainee
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Enjoying and exploring outdoors since ever. Thriving on adventures, human connections and curiosity.

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Kody Block

Content Creator

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Kody Block

Content Creator
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

I'm an ambitious and curious cinematographer utilizing creative storytelling to inspire a global movement of exploration. My emphasis is on representing a variety of geographic populations to advocate for cultural diversity and environmental stability, as well as mental and physical benefits to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. In 2023 I served as content creator on the TDA Hippie Trail across India and TDA The Odyssey across Europe! I'm excited to meet you all and embark on this adventure together!

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Casablanca to Casablanca

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Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

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Ian Fischer

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Ian Fischer

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Retired from the investment business, I enjoy fitness, through cycling, running, walking, downhill and cross country skiing. I became aware of TDA and am looking forward to the adventure and camaraderie of this trip. A keen gardener and the chairperson of a volunteer run garden that covers one hectare of vegetables and fruit, sold to support a women's charity in Africa. A polyglot and student of languages, I'd consider myself a lifelong learner.

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Audrey Spielmann

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Audrey Spielmann

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I am a physician living in vancouver with my husband and 3 kids. Our friend drew has introduced us to TGA and we are excited for this upcoming trip.

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Melanie Digney

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Melanie Digney

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I grew up mostly in the UK and have lived in BC for more than 30 years. I’ve always wanted to travel in Morocco and love the idea of exploring by bike. My husband and I met rafting and trekking in Nepal in the 1980s and our travels have included more trekking and diving than biking, apart from day rentals. A 12-day bike tour in Sri Lanka in 2022 whetted our appetites for a longer trip and here we are, on what is the first, hopefully, of several TDA tours. Looking forward to meeting other like-minded travellers and exploring this part of the world.

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Drew Digney

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Drew Digney

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I am a 58 year old trying to retire emergency doc from the east coast of Vancouver Island. Yes I am Melanie’s other half and love traveling the world with her since our meeting in Nepal many years ago. We have recently caught the bike bug and are looking forward to seeing Morocco up close and personal. Not being a fan of the 'all inclusive' I am looking forward to the days in the saddle, the smells of the sites and the evenings spent exploring and meeting new people from near and far.

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Cindy Smith

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Cindy Smith

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

This will be my fifth trip with TDA, having ridden TransEuropa, Bamboo Route, the first half of the NA Epic and SA Epic, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. I have also ridden gravel from Canada to Mexico on the Great Divide. Looking forward to this adventure in Morocco.

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Dean Johnston

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Dean Johnston

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Husband, Dad, Physician Regular mountain and road biker. Reasonably fit. I have no social media accounts (and I like it that way)

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Kaye Hudson

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Kaye Hudson

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

New Zealand

Previous tours Trans Europa 2012, South America 2015, NZ section Trans Oceania 2016, Oydessy 2017 (Auckland to Queens Town) Bosnia to Amsterdam, Pub Ride 2018, Africa Kenya to Capetown 2019, and Oydessy 2022 (Adelaide to Melbourne). Looking forward to catching up with riders from previous rides and meeting new riders.

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Sandra Hughes

Rider

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Sandra Hughes

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I am Sandra from North Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. I had an amazing first touring experience with TDA doing the Taiwan section of the Bamboo Road tour in Fall 2019. I also enjoyed the first two stages of TransOceania 2022. Looking forward to the challenges and culture of Morocco!

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Joanna Jaworska

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Joanna Jaworska

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Poland

I'm 66 and live in Warsaw, Poland. Until a few yours ago I've been very active in business (running my own company and our horse ranch). Then my kids took the duties over from me and now I have more time for me and my sports activities. A few years ago I started to bike. I have done a few MTB biking trips in the mountains of Portugal, Austria and Albania. Within the last 3 years I’ve been bike touring in Norway, Scotland, Spain and Corsica. 2022 I participated in the New Zealand sections of TransOceania and recently in the full tour of Journey to the East - it’s been great!

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Marcel Cornelis

Rider

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Marcel Cornelis

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Belgium

LIKE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD BY BIKE WITH PEOPE ALL OVER THE WORLD

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Johanna Platt

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Johanna Platt

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

What have I signed up for!!! I must admit my main sporting passion is ocean swimming, it doesn't sound like there'll be much of that on offer! We, that is myself, & Nick (husband, also on the tour) got a taste for cycle touring on a recent trip to Costa Rica - Challenging, yes, rewarding, absolutely. Not too sure how this long distance cycle touring will go, however, always looking for the next challenge, so will give it my best shot. At least it's heading south - that is downhill - isn't it? Chao Chicos, nos vamos en Julio.

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Nicholas Harrison

Rider

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Nicholas Harrison

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

I live in Perth Western Australia, married to Johanna (Jo) who is also on the Trip. I am reasonably active enjoying outdoor activities, ocean swimming, windsurfing, snowboarding and of course riding. I ride a hard tail mountain bike in preference to a standard road bike even when commuting, makes me work harder chasing guys on road bikes. The longest bike trip I have done was in 2015 when we completed the Epic South America Trip. Since then we have ridden from Manali to Leh through the high mountain passes of Ladakh. Since returning from South America I have competed in several long distance offroad endurance rides and enjoy the physical and mental challenges. I have worked as a Surveyor for about 40 years on land and sea, remote areas to urban centres. Have travelled, worked and lived in a number of different countries including Southern Africa, Guatemala, Venezuela, Qatar, Mauritania and of course Australia.

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Michele Kline

Rider

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Michele Kline

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

My Husband Anthony (Tony) and I, are from Hobart in Tasmania...we went on our first TDA tour in 2014 from Lima to Cuzco part of the South African Epic our second tour was NZ from Auckland to Queenstown 2015 and a lap around our state Tasmania in 2022 both were part of the Trans Oceania. We have completed 3 full tours the Pub Ride 2017, Viva Italia 2020 and The Orient Express in 2022. We are looking forward to Morocco!

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Anthony kline

Rider

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Anthony kline

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

54yrs old small business owner building concreting landscaping. Enjoy adventure activities, have walked everest base camp and kilimanjaro successfully. Been a keen cyclist for several years, in 2015 Michele and did our first TDA trip from Lima to Cusco. Last year we completed Auckland to Queenstown and now looking forward to the Pub ride.

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John Fleming

Rider

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John Fleming

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Looking forward to visiting new countries the best way...by bike. I'm a bike guide for Vélo-Québec (France, Italy, Cuba, Greece, New England). Tour with my wife whenever we can. Work with Cyclo Nord-Sud collecting old bikes in Québec and delivering them for reuse in Central America, Haiti, West Africa and .... Montréal. Last spring, we pedalled the Loire from Bâle to Nantes. This spring (we just got back to Montréal June 15) we card toured Montpelier - Toulouse - Bordeaux - La Rochelle - Saint-Brévin - Nantes - parts of Bretagne - Paris - south of Belgium - Namur - east through the Ardennes to the Rhine, south to Bàle. We innovated with light folding armchairs, stopping whenever the urge hit us. Luxuriated on the Eurovelo network away from cars. Ride with GPS showed the way. Professionally I was a translator, writer, editor, account exec, communications prof, explorer of ideas and using irritation management as a performance tool on the path to organizational destinations : happy people make happy performing organizations! I'm very curious about what makes me tick and how I can contribute to helping others surpass themselves without taking themselves (nor myself) too seriously. Etc. etc.

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Charles Feaver

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Charles Feaver

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I have ridden several TDA routes. Looking forward to exploring Morocco.

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Casablanca to Casablanca

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Casablanca to Casablanca

United Kingdom

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Peter Cox

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Peter Cox

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Retired Paediatric Critical Care MD; Volunteer with MSF and other NGOs; remain active in teaching Rode Cairo to Cape Town 2019 Rode Trans Caucasus 2022 Rode Golden Buddha 2023

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Elaine Cox

Rider

Casablanca to Marrakesh

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Elaine Cox

Rider
Casablanca to Marrakesh

Canada

This will be my third TDA tour and so far I have only been able to do sections of the tours due to time limits. I live in Toronto, love to travel and like the challenge of the riding and meeting new people on the TDA tours.

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Becky Lewis

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Becky Lewis

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

I live in Steamboat Springs, CO. I do lots of outside activities in this mountain town, including hiking, gravel and road biking, alpine skiing, x-country skiing, snow shoeing, landscaping, cooking/baking, and probably more I can't think of right now. I do a lot of volunteer work. I'm single and retired.

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maggie williamson

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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maggie williamson

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

next TDA trip, exploring Morocco! looking forward to the sights sounds smells and food of Morocco. Travelling through and spending time in a desert will be a new experience… always good to experience something new.

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Marnie (Margaret) Souter

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Marnie (Margaret) Souter

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I retired in 2022 and immediately went on my first TDA adventure - the South American epic. I loved it so much I'm signing on for more ! Looking forward to this new adventure in Morocco with like-minded adventurous cyclists.

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Manfred Hoefert

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Manfred Hoefert

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Germany

This is the first time I'm participating in TDA organized tour and I'm really looking foward to it.

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Anne Thompson

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Anne Thompson

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

Looking forward to this trip!

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Mireya de la Pena

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Mireya de la Pena

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

United States

I am a Civil Engineer and manage the Oil and Gas Department for Michael Baker International's Anchorage, Alaska Office. I've lived in Alaska for over 25 years and have always enjoyed international travel. I have a large combined family with my life partner, Wilbur that includes 7 children and two grandchildren. I love triathlons, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, and generally anything that involves the outdoors.

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Brian McCloskey

Rider

Casablanca to Marrakesh

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Brian McCloskey

Rider
Casablanca to Marrakesh

United States

My wife Karen and I reside along the seacoast north of Boston. I've previously enjoyed experiences with TDA riding sections of the GART tour in 2021; a section of the 2023 NA Epic from Banff to Helena last fall; pedaling across Rajasthan Province on the Hippie Trail last February and most recently riding on TDA's Trans Himalaya. As always I am looking forward to reuniting with old friends and exploring new and exciting landscapes and cultures.

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Rod Pennington

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Rod Pennington

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Hi there fellow adventure travellers....let's go!

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Corinne Pennington

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Corinne Pennington

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Coffee first, then a few written pages, followed by breakfast before starting any day's journey. I am thankful to my dad, who took the training wheels off before pushing me forward, a momentum of freedom I've never forgotten. Grateful to be on this trek with my partner Rod and amazing son David. I hope to stop a lot to fill notebooks, eat leisurely at the lunch stop, and siesta under any tree before peddling on to the finish line, where hopefully a cool refreshing drink will be waiting for me. Alumni 2011 India, Madagascar 2023 and excited to be returning with TDA to join the Morocco team.

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David Pennington

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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David Pennington

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

FriedlyDrifter

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Raul Costa

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Raul Costa

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Portugal

I’m Raul from Lisbon, Portugal. After a career in banking, I’ve retired in 2022 in order to enjoy life at a slower pace. Cycling different regions of the world is part of that plan. I’m looking forward to meeting all fellow riders.

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Laurens Keesen

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Laurens Keesen

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Curacao

I am 61. I cycle a lot. I am born in Holland, and moved to the Caribbean island of Curacao 27 years ago. I am really looking forward to my next adventure. I did several bike tours in Europe and South America carrying my own stuff. This is my second time on an organized tour, I did the Trans Himalaya last year.

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Casablanca to Marrakesh

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Casablanca to Marrakesh

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer. I currently live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where there are plenty of hills to climb. I rode Cairo to Cape Town in 2018/19/20/23 and several other TdA tours. I look forward to exploring Morocco!

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Henry Gold

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Henry Gold

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

Founder, TDA Global Cycling

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Brett Lanham

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Brett Lanham

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Australia

I’m an ex seafarer, retired now for 10 years, fortunate enough to have been able to get away on a bike tour with TdA every year since 2011, until 2020 that was! I look forward to catching up with friends from past rides and meeting new ones and sharing this great adventure with a beer, or two.

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Britney Charme

Tour Leader

Casablanca to Casablanca

 

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

Ian Fischer

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

Audrey Spielmann

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

Melanie Digney

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Bill Wilson

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Bill Wilson

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

This will be my 12th 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, the North American Epic, the South American Epic and the Great American Roadtrip . I retired eight 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 travelling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Michael Perlette

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Michael Perlette

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I did my first long distance cycle trip about 40 years ago and fell in love with the notion of travel on two wheels. Since then I have done a number of cycle trips including a couple with TDA. I have been fortunate to share most of my cycling adventures with my wife Margy. I'm looking forward to seeing a bit of North Africa and to meeting a few more folks in the TDA community. Cheers...

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Margaret Perlette

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Margaret Perlette

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

Canada

I'm Marg. I really enjoy travelling by bike with my husband, Mike. I look forward to the sights and experiences that this tour will offer in 2026.

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Amanda Tucker

Rider

Casablanca to Casablanca

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Amanda Tucker

Rider
Casablanca to Casablanca

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“Experiencing the countryside and culture of West Africa was everything I’d hoped it would be, and the tour gave us the freedom to do so in our own way, while providing excellent support and logistics.”

“An incredible experience that I am still trying to describe. I look at the photos and I am in awe of what we have experienced.”

“In the fast-growing category of adventure cycling vacations, it’s safe to say that this one...was on the extreme end...The region has been more associated with civil war, disease and extremists than bucket-list challenges. But as political and economic stability has increased in recent years, so has the number of foreign tourists.”

OVERVIEW MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST 2024


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST
  • ATLANTIC COAST
  • MARRAKESH EXPRESS
  • ROCKING THE CASBAH
  • CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
  • CASABLANCA TO FEZ
  • FEZ TO MARRAKESH
  • MARRAKESH TO CASABLANCA
  • APR 14 TO MAY 17
  • APR 14 TO APR 21
  • APR 23 TO MAY 5
  • MAY 8 TO MAY 17
  • EUR 8900
  • EUR 3000
  • EUR 4600
  • EUR 3600
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • FULL TOUR
    • MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST
    • CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
    • APR 14 TO MAY 17
    • 8900 EUR
    • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • SECTION 1
    • ATLANTIC COAST
    • CASABLANCA TO FEZ
    • Apr 14 - Apr 21
    • 3000 EUR
    • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • SECTION 2
    • MARRAKESH EXPRESS
    • FEZ TO MARRAKESH
    • Apr 23 - May 5
    • 4600 EUR
    • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • SECTION 3
    • ROCKING THE CASBAH
    • MARRAKESH TO CASABLANCA
    • May 8 - May 17
    • 3600 EUR
    • REGISTRATION CLOSED

ALL DEPARTURES


  • 2024
  • 2026
  • MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST
  • MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST
  • CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
  • CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
  • APR 14 TO MAY 17
  • APR 12 TO MAY 15
  • EUR 8900
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • 2024
    • MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST
    • CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
    • Apr 14 - May 17
    • 8900 EUR
    • REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • 2026
    • MOROCCO: KINGDOM OF THE WEST
    • CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
    • Apr 12 - May 15
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

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. Single supplement may be available, please contact us for more information. 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 entry fees will receive an early payment discount of €400 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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