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Orient Express

Orient Express

Orient Express

Cycle in the tracks of Europe’s iconic long distance train connecting the city of lights (Paris) to Byzantium (Istanbul)

RIDERS AND STAFF

 

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Melissa Morse

Rider

Paris to Istanbul

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Melissa Morse

Rider
Paris to Istanbul

United States

I have settled in Houston, Texas after living overseas for most of my adult life. Originally from suburban New Jersey, I headed to the Rocky Mountains for college and stayed a while to enjoy all the healthy living. I enjoy traveling on a bicycle; it provides more opportunity to interact with people, to smell the aromas and feel the elements, and it's a great way to burn enough calories to enjoy the flavors along the way. I haven't been very active since I had a hip replacement last year and am challenging myself to get back into shape with this Orient Express ride as my reward. On, on!

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Paris to Budapest

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Rider
Paris to Budapest

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Rider

Freiburg to Bucharest

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Rider
Freiburg to Bucharest

United States

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Elizabeth Feit

Rider

Paris to Istanbul

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Elizabeth Feit

Rider
Paris to Istanbul

United States

Currently based in Florida USA, and enjoying the road biking here . Winds are our hills...Am always up for a distance riding, and the "Orient Express" with TDA looks like the perfect challenge...

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Budapest to Istanbul

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Budapest to Istanbul

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer.

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Rider

Paris to Istanbul

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Rider
Paris to Istanbul

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Rider

Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Rider
Paris to Istanbul

Canada

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Michael Perlette

Rider

Paris to Istanbul

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Michael Perlette

Rider
Paris to Istanbul

Canada

Please call me Mike. Like many Canadian kids I rode a bike around my neighborhood from sunrise to sundown. Eventually the rides got a bit longer, we packed a small lunch and we left the neighborhood. When I got my drivers licence at the age of 16 I pretty much abandoned my bike as I discovered cars, girls and employment. The occasional time that I did get back on a bike it felt foreign and a bit uncomfortable. I was 25 and hitch hiking in New Zealand when I became acquainted with 2 very independent cyclists who were using 2 wheels instead of their thumb to see the country. A light went on and the next summer I rode across Canada with my tent, sleeping bag and what I could fit in my panniers. Since then cycling has been a constant in my life. Sometimes a little sometimes a lot. I am fortunate in that my wife shares my love of 2 wheels and we have done a lot of rides together especially in the past half dozen years. We bought a tandem a couple of years ago and we will be bringing it on the Orient Express ride. It is a way to see other parts of the planet while staying in the slow lane, smelling, hearing, tasting and feeling the places that you pass through. Cheers...

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Rider

Paris to Budapest

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Paris to Budapest

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Maria Victoria Cardini

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Freiburg to Budapest

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Maria Victoria Cardini

Rider
Freiburg to Budapest

Argentina

I m taking a sabatic years since last month. I may work in the future. Hobbies: movies and technology

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Paris to Istanbul

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Wayne Grover

Rider

Paris to Istanbul

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Wayne Grover

Rider
Paris to Istanbul

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!

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Rider

Freiburg to Budapest

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Freiburg to Budapest

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Carolyn Pearson

Rider

Paris to Budapest

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Carolyn Pearson

Rider
Paris to Budapest

United States

I'm looking forward to joining my husband, Doug Pearson & the group at Victoria Falls! Although Doug has been cycling for years, I have just been riding for the last four; cycling has been a fun empty nester activity for us. I am a bit overwhelmed AND excited for this adventure. We have been to Namibia and Cape Town and it will be awesome to see Africa from a different view point! I will be following you all while I train. I look forward to sharing the last month of the journey with you!

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Doug Pearson

Rider

Paris to Budapest

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Doug Pearson

Rider
Paris to Budapest

United States

Hi: I am 59 years old and live in St. Louis, Missouri, USA with my wife, Carolyn. I have two grown children, one living in Dallas, Texas and the other living in Seattle, Washington. I completed the Tour d'Afrique in 2015 and the Garden of Eden Section of the Silk Route in 2016. Haven't done much travel in 1st world countries so looking forward to hotels every night; Great new friendships; A fun relaxing time; Exploring with my wife and being with all of you!! Cheers!! Doug

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“The tour was way beyond expectations and the staff were incredible. Amazing ride. The terrain changes are incredible as you cross the different countries. Stop along the way and dont miss the cultural experiences on offer.”

"“Do it! I would done the tour again tomorrow if I've had the opportunity! This is just the start.”

"“It’s early Sunday morning in Paris and I’m cycling through the City of Lights with TDA Global Cycling. There are nine of us in this group of intrepid cyclists, hailing from Australia, Canada, the USA and Taiwan, and we’ve already taken obligatory selfies in front of the Notre Dame and the Arc de Triumph.”

OVERVIEW ORIENT EXPRESS 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • ORIENT EXPRESS
  • JOIE DE VIVRE
  • DANUBE TRAIL
  • CYCLING WITH VLAD
  • INTO THE ORIENT
  • PARIS TO ISTANBUL
  • PARIS TO FREIBURG
  • FREIBURG TO BUDAPEST
  • BUDAPEST TO BUCHAREST
  • BUCHAREST TO ISTANBUL
  • JUL 7 TO AUG 25
  • JUL 7 TO JUL 13
  • JUL 15 TO AUG 1
  • AUG 3 TO AUG 14
  • AUG 16 TO AUG 25
  • EUR 11400
  • EUR 2050
  • EUR 5250
  • EUR 3075
  • EUR 2800
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • ORIENT EXPRESS
    • PARIS TO ISTANBUL
    • JUL 7 TO AUG 25
    • 11400 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • JOIE DE VIVRE
    • PARIS TO FREIBURG
    • Jul 7 - Jul 13
    • 2050 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • DANUBE TRAIL
    • FREIBURG TO BUDAPEST
    • Jul 15 - Aug 1
    • 5250 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • CYCLING WITH VLAD
    • BUDAPEST TO BUCHAREST
    • Aug 3 - Aug 14
    • 3075 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • INTO THE ORIENT
    • BUCHAREST TO ISTANBUL
    • Aug 16 - Aug 25
    • 2800 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

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 €500 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 single supplement is €3750. Sectional single supplements are available upon request. Returning riders 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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