SCROLL

scroll down arrow

RIDERS AND STAFF

Jane Lodge

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Jane Lodge

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Australia

Completed Silk Route with TdA in 2012. Live in Perth Western Australia. Looking forward to retirement so that I can do more cycling.

right arrow

Maureen Lanuke

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Maureen Lanuke

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Canada

Hi. My name is Maureen, and I am passionate about bicycle touring and anything to do with bicycles. The Cross Canada tour has been on my "bucket list" for many years, and I was planning to do it in 2017, so to be able to do it as a special event to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, is a bonus. Starting in Haida Gwaii, and circumnavigating the Gaspe Coast, where I grew up, is awesome. I have cycled the Orient Express trip with TDA, and have participated in, or led many bike tours through Canada, the States, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Australia - both supported and self-support, but this will be my dream come true! I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow adventurers on this epic journey!

right arrow

Wayne Grover

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Wayne Grover

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Canada

Early 60s, bike touring enthusiast, Recently retired, (Prof. Emeritus (ECE), UofA). TDA Alumni of NAE 2015 and French Connection 2016. Friend of Maureen Lanuke also from the Edmonton Bicycle Touring Club in Edmonton, Alberta. Looking forward to this interesting fun ride and to meeting all of you!

right arrow

Desyree Lotter

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Desyree Lotter

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

South Africa

right arrow

Christiane Selenz

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Christiane Selenz

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Canada

This is my fifth tour with TdA. The first one was 2010 in the Eastern European countries which got me hooked to this kind of travelling. Now this time, we are travelling the west side of Europe and will be like a homecoming tour. Looking forward to meet old and new riders back on the saddle again.

right arrow

Mike Gemus

Rider

left arrow

Mike Gemus

Rider

United States

60-year-old male. Avid cyclist for 25 years. Several tours completed, including a Trans-Am. Second time TDA participant.

right arrow

Heather Bruce

Rider

left arrow

Heather Bruce

Rider

Canada

I am a retired French Immersion teacher and have decided that I need to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves.

right arrow

Peter Plesník

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Peter Plesník

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Slovakia

Hi, my name is Peter Plesník and I work as a shop assistent and bicycle mechanic. I'll be your mechanic on this tour and I am looking forward to meeting you all :-)

right arrow

Vilma Plesníková

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Vilma Plesníková

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Slovakia

Hello everybody, my name is Vilma. I like going to the nature by bike or just for a walk whenever it is possible. Bottle of water, some snack, camera and good weather - what could be better :-) See you soon

right arrow

Jane Bloodworth

Rider

left arrow

Jane Bloodworth

Rider

Australia

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

right arrow

Maxime Dionne

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Maxime Dionne

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

right arrow

Will Rafferty

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Will Rafferty

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Australia

I am from Tasmania, Australia and completed the Tour d'Afrique in 2015 as a rider. I enjoyed the experience so much that it compelled me to seek work with TDA Global Cycling. I have since worked on the Trans-Oceania & Oh Canada Tours and am looking forward to what i expect to be the best trip yet! I look forward to getting to know you all :)

right arrow

Paul ten Brummelhuis

Rider

left arrow

Paul ten Brummelhuis

Rider

Netherlands

As former participant in the Tourdafrique ( in sections) and the Silkroute (2016) and the first section to Calgary together with my daughter Lieke, I'll do now Westafrica en Velo.

right arrow

Lieke ten Brummelhuis

Rider

left arrow

Lieke ten Brummelhuis

Rider

Netherlands

I live in Canada for 4 years now, originally from the Netherlands. I love biking, and I love Canada, so biking through Canada seems like a perfect fit. I am very excited to finally get the "TDA experience", just like my dad and sister.

right arrow

Michael Morgan

Rider

left arrow

Michael Morgan

Rider

New Zealand

A Kiwi who moved to Victoria, BC for a few years and is now permanently living in Melbourne, Australia. Still working part time after a corporate career across several different companies in plastics. Married to Jane (who is also on this tour) and have four children. We both took up cycling 7 years ago and have been to Vietnam, Cambodia and NZ on shorter cycling tours. Jane and I are currently building our kilometres to hopefully enable us to enjoy rather than endure the Orient Express ride. Other interests include yacht racing and 4x4 touring in outback Australia.

right arrow

Clement Lam

Rider

left arrow

Clement Lam

Rider

United States

This is my third time cyclo-touring with TDA. The other two times were portions of Orient Express (Vienna to Istanbul, 2007) and Silk Road (Shanghai to Dushanbe, 2012). I enjoy travelling and cycling very much so TDA tours are perfect match. I look forward to meeting like-minded friends on this trip.

right arrow

Jane Tagney

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Jane Tagney

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Australia

right arrow

Alex Klopfer

Rider

left arrow

Alex Klopfer

Rider

Canada

I live in Vancouver, I'm 73 ... will turn 74 on the trip. Looking forward to meeting everybody. Alex Klopfer

right arrow

Clifford Barnett

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Clifford Barnett

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

Canada

I am an avid cyclist that started cycling with the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring club in 1986. In the early 1990's I joined the Rocky Mountain Randonneurs and did the Paris-Brest-Paris in 1995. The past ten years I have been commuting back and forth to work on my Mountain Bike. May 28, 2017 I when out for the first time this year and completed a 100 km ride and signed up for the trip the next day.

right arrow

Rob Waghorn

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Rob Waghorn

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

United Kingdom

I retired early and have enjoyed my bike riding a lot since then, so I am looking forward to another challenging trip. I have enjoyed riding long distance events for all my years of cycling. I have completed classics such as Land's End to John O'Groats in the UK and also various Audax events from 200K to 1400K. In the last few years I have taken part in The Andes Trail and a journey across West Africa, both with another company similar to TDA. I also did the North American Epic with TDA in 2013. Part of the NAE took us through Canada visiting some of my favourite areas in Alberta, which I think we will be visiting again on this trip. So looking forward to meeting some more intrepid riders in Oh Canada!

right arrow

Robert Rowley

Rider

Haida Gwaii to St. John's

left arrow

Robert Rowley

Rider
Haida Gwaii to St. John's

United States

"Oh Canada, Oh Canada, Where art thou?", Robert Shakespeare Rowley says, " I am excited to be cycling across this great country meeting interesting people, seeing pretty scenery and rolling along on pavement." On my last two tours I did Tour D' Afrique in 2012 and the Silk Route in 2014. I experienced long days in the saddle, early sunrises, sharing tea and vodka with the locals, had mechanical and physical breakdowns and produced three talent shows when the moral was down. I've learned that what is most important on these lengthy bicycle rides is getting along with everyone. It doesn't matter how good a cyclist I am. I just have to be able to self manage myself. I sit here imagining pushing the pedals with the wind at my back as we glide over the wind swept prairies toward Winnipeg. There is less than 90 days left until June 3. "There are miles to go before I sleep," Robert Frost writes. So, get after it, ride your kilo - meters before hand so you're ready to pedal OH CANADA!

right arrow

Stirling Lee

Rider

left arrow

Stirling Lee

Rider

Australia

I probably like cycling more than cycling likes me. That means I will probably be at the rear of the group but I have completed every trip I have been on. I enjoy eating enormous amounts of food, cycling means I do not gain weight while eating. I also speak a little of any language in any part of the world we are likely to travel in.

right arrow

SEE

MORE

SEE

LESS

SEE MORE

SEE LESS

Stop looking at the website and just book it! With some training, these trips make you realize how awesome the world is. You can appreciate it at your own pace with the comfort of support but without the restrictions of too much guidance.. Get out and ride it! You will never forgot the experience and will just want more.

OVERVIEW OH, CANADA! 2017


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • OH, CANADA!
  • HAIDA GWAII & THE ROCKIES
  • WHEAT KINGS
  • GREAT LAKES
  • UPPER & LOWER CANADA
  • ACADIAN WAY
  • HAIDA GWAII TO ST. JOHN'S
  • HAIDA GWAII TO CALGARY
  • CALGARY TO WINNIPEG
  • WINNIPEG TO TORONTO
  • TORONTO TO QUEBEC CITY
  • QUEBEC CITY TO ST. JOHN'S
  • JUN 3 TO SEP 8
  • JUN 3 TO JUN 21
  • JUN 23 TO JUL 6
  • JUL 8 TO JUL 31
  • AUG 2 TO AUG 13
  • AUG 15 TO SEP 8
  • USD 12900
  • USD 3000
  • USD 2200
  • USD 4075
  • USD 1975
  • USD 4175
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • OH, CANADA!
    • HAIDA GWAII TO ST. JOHN'S
    • JUN 3 TO SEP 8
    • 12900 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • HAIDA GWAII & THE ROCKIES
    • HAIDA GWAII TO CALGARY
    • Jun 3 - Jun 21
    • 3000 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • WHEAT KINGS
    • CALGARY TO WINNIPEG
    • Jun 23 - Jul 6
    • 2200 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • GREAT LAKES
    • WINNIPEG TO TORONTO
    • Jul 8 - Jul 31
    • 4075 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 4
    • UPPER & LOWER CANADA
    • TORONTO TO QUEBEC CITY
    • Aug 2 - Aug 13
    • 1975 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 5
    • ACADIAN WAY
    • QUEBEC CITY TO ST. JOHN'S
    • Aug 15 - Sep 8
    • 4175 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex 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. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$400 if full payment is received by January 1st, 2017. 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). The full tour single supplement is US$2,500. Sectional single supplements are available upon request. TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

All listed entry fees include the Canadian HST. On a full tour entry the HST rate is about 9%. Each participant's entry fee receipt will include the amount of HST they paid. Tour participants who are not citizens or residents of Canada can recover 50% of the HST they paid after their tour. Our office will provide details upon request.

YOUTUBE

LATEST TOUR NEWS

SIMILAR EXPERIENCES

West Africa en Vélo

FULL TOUR
adventure

EXPEDITION

time
difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty
location

CASABLANCA
TO CAPE COAST

time

72 DAYS,
6,220 km

Silk Route

FULL TOUR
adventure

EXPEDITION

time
difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty
location

BEIJING
TO ISTANBUL

time

145 DAYS,
12,975 km

South American Epic

FULL TOUR
adventure

EXPEDITION

time
difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty
location

CARTAGENA
TO USHUAIA

time

167 DAYS,
13,405 km

WANT TO TRY US OUT FOR FREE?

We welcome you to join us, free of charge, for up to three days on one of our tours in your area. An excellent chance to sample the TDA experience first hand without committing to a longer tour.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST RIDER DAYS

Enter your email to receive a detailed itinerary

REGISTER NOW!