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The Lake District

The Lake District

The Lake District

Experience South America from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Across the Andes to the 'End of the World' in Patagonia

RIDERS AND STAFF

Samuel Roy

Tour Leader Trainee

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Samuel Roy

Tour Leader Trainee
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Canada

Hi! I'm Sam from Canada. Very happy to be getting back on the road with TDA this year! I look forward to big climbs and good food in great company! See you soon;)

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

Is there a more challenging, charming, or humbling way to travel the World and discover it’s people and treasures? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet, and perhaps I wish not to. I have been a bicycle mechanic for over ten years and it has led me towards new adventures and friendships. Here’s to clean and lubed chains, straight wheels, and a comfy saddle! See you on the next adventure!

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Harrison Banks

Medic

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Harrison Banks

Medic
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

I'm a Emergency Medicine doctor based in Manchester UK! I have always been passionate about the outdoors and am a keen fell runner (with my dog, Floki), climber and cyclist. My passion for the outdoors has fueled a desire to work in the extreme environment and I have completed a MSc in Global health, focusing on neglected tropical diseases, and diploma in Expedition Medicine. Since then I have been splitting time between the ER and event/expedition medicine, mostly working on multi-day ultra marathons and long-distance bike rides. Patagonia has been a dream destination of mine for many years so I am extremely honored and excited to be coming along as tour medic!

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Juan Farias

Driver

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Juan Farias

Driver
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Janet Briggs

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Janet Briggs

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

United States

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Kenny Summers

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Kenny Summers

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Canada

I have a passion for most outdoor sports, summer and winter, especially in the mountains. By giving slideshows of my cycling adventures, I fundraise for a Canadian charity called the Kenya Education Endowment Fund. I’m looking forward to joining this group to explore South America!

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Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

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Scott Colner

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Scott Colner

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Gary Hoffman

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

United States

A retired guy from Washington DC who really enjoys biking and meeting new people on these TDA trips.

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Herman Sans

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Herman Sans

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Netherlands

66 years old I am. Last year we did the North America epic and for me and my wife Ada it was to early to do this tour in 2020. Now it is in 2021 we are hungry again and we know the Toureaders . So we take this challenge and hope to have again a great tour and meet a lot of new people

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Ada Sans

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Ada Sans

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Netherlands

Together with my husband herman I did several tours through Europe. Last year we did together cross America. It was a new experience for us cycling lonely roads . But we had a very nice group and looking back we are homesick of making such a tour. Because my husband has his 65 years birthday a diside to give him this present. We hope to see a lot of nice nature and animals. Off course we also looking forward to meet the group and have lots of fun together.

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Tom Green

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Tom Green

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

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Hugh Green

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Hugh Green

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

24 - Mechanical Engineer Pirelli - Ready for another TDA Adventure

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David Paterson

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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David Paterson

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

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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Normand Soulard

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Normand Soulard

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Nathaniel Soulard-Lesage

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Nathaniel Soulard-Lesage

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Rod Pennington

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Rod Pennington

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

Canada

Hi there fellow adventure travellers....so excited to jump into this part of the world with you.

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Richard Schingler

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Richard Schingler

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

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

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Edward Malden

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Edward Malden

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

Normal ( at least I like to think so) chap who enjoys adventure & the great outdoors. I like to exercise so I can consume lots of good food , beer, wine. Life is Good :)

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Rider

Buenos Aires to Santiago

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Rider
Buenos Aires to Santiago

United States

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Linda Ng

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Linda Ng

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

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Tom Woodard

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Tom Woodard

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

I'm 57. Family grown up, and making their own way in life. Business organised to allow these sorts of trips. Time for adventure travel again (veteran of Tour d'Afrique 2018). Looking forward to meeting a group of like minded people to share the experience.

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Debbie Jenner

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Debbie Jenner

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

In need of another adventure... A few more weeks exploring a spectacular part of the world, by bike, with fellow riders? Why not?!

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Rona Lowe

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Rona Lowe

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

Recently retired. Love to travel. New to cycle touring but always dreamed of doing a big trip.

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Ron Lowe

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Ron Lowe

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

Audax cyclist - 10 years Super Randonneur, Paris-Brest-Paris 2019; Time Trial - all distances, including 24hr; Occasional hill / trail runner and Inadequate swimmer

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Brent Macomber

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Brent Macomber

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

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Katie Cosby

Rider

Buenos Aires to Santiago

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Katie Cosby

Rider
Buenos Aires to Santiago

United States

Just your average aventurer, looking for something new!

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Frank Lewis

Rider

Buenos Aires to Santiago

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Frank Lewis

Rider
Buenos Aires to Santiago

United States

I enjoy riding bikes in as many ways as possible. Touring travel is an excellent way to see the country side and everything in between. I have crossed North America twice, once with friends and once solo, the later this year. Both times were West to East, look forward crossing South America as well, but going East to West.

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Richard Stone

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Richard Stone

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

United States

Sharing time between Alaska and Oregon, USA. I am semi-retired. I stay active with biking, hiking and occasional photography. Current student at St John’s College. Can’t wait to explore new country and enjoy sharing time with y’all!

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Charles Hughes

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Charles Hughes

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

South Africa

Like riding a bicycle, especially in beautiful places with good companions . The proverbial man of few words.

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Lesley Hughes

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Lesley Hughes

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

South Africa

Life is too short not to have some adventures, so lets do this!

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Barbara Smit

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Barbara Smit

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

Love cycling and travel. Look forward to seeing old friends

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Jim Skeel

Rider

Buenos Aires to Santiago

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Jim Skeel

Rider
Buenos Aires to Santiago

United States

Barb and I have done several TDA rides. The most difficult part of this trip will be leaving my one old dog at home. Consequently, I am only signing up for the first section.

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Kees Kouwenhoven

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Kees Kouwenhoven

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Netherlands

Born and raised in Holland. I am married for a long time, over 60 years of age and working in agricultural business as an advisor for growers in pest management in greenhouses. Besides travelling, cycling is one of my hobbies so this tour is a good combination of both. With friends we have been cycling a lot through Europe This will be my second expedition outside Europe after doing half of the Silk Route with TDA four years ago. Hoping to make new memories

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

Denmark

I love travelling. I love biking. I love visiting new places. I completed my first trip with TDA in December 2019 and just returned back home now from a TDA tour in Morocco - and I just cannot wait for the next trip.

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Dean Murray

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Dean Murray

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

Retired from engineering in 2015 and have been doing cycling and hiking trips since, including Newfoundland, Ruta Maya, Australia, Pub Ride, West Africa and Great Divide. Cycling trips with camping are my favorite times.

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Peter McCartney

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Peter McCartney

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

Ireland

I am from Bristol, England and will be joining a number of good friends we have met on previous TDA tours (this is my fifth one). Apart from cycling, I do Park runs and have entered the Polar Bear Challenge this winter. Do a lot to support one of our local primary schools with very high number of immigrant pupils and also our local food bank. Chair of our local Residents Association. Very interested in recycling and renewables (but frustrated by the politics of both).

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Kim Wright

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Kim Wright

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Australia

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Kevin McAleer

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Kevin McAleer

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Canada

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will carter

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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will carter

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

I live in Bedford uk.,im 72 and enjoy the challenges of life

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Bill Wilson

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Bill Wilson

Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

Canada

This will be my 11th 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 and the Great American Roadtrip . I retired seven 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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Anne Thompson

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Anne Thompson

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

Looking forward to this trip!

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Erica Quaile

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Erica Quaile

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

I live in Guildford, Surrey about 40km outside London. I work for a children's charity called Shooting Star Children's Hospices. I'm an enthusiastic road cyclist and am very much looking forward to doing the Carretera Austral .

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Deric Quaile

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Deric Quaile

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

I am retired after 30 years in Shell International focusing on environmental management of Shell operations worldwide and having been based in various countries, including Chile. I was born and grew up in Zimbabwe, attended university in South Africa, and worked in Zimbabwe and South Africa before joining Shell in the UK. I now live in Guildford, south west of London. I am very involved in Lions Clubs International, a charitable service organisation, and carry out other volunteering roles. I very much enjoy outdoor activities with trout fishing ranking top. I am relatively new to cycling and finding it an enjoyable way to explore the lovely hilly and wooded sites across the Surrey Hills around Guildford. I am married to Erica, who is also intending tackling the Carretera Austral. We have two grown up daughters who live in London.

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Guy Miles

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Guy Miles

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

South Africa

Enjoy cycle adventures, with or without friends. have been doing longer distances since a car accident stopped other sports.

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Mark Heim

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Mark Heim

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

I was fortunate to retire early a few years ago and I now enjoy my free time staying fit and active. I've done a few other long distance bike tours including a ride across the US then up to Alaska, TDA's Transeuropa, South American Epic, the Silk Route, and part of Africa. I’ve previously ridden through some of the areas that The North American Epic will cover it is was some of the best riding of my life. I’m looking forward to sharing this adventure with old friends and meeting new people.

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Maggie Williamson

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Maggie Williamson

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Canada

Ever since reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry I've been intrigued by India; I can't imagine a better way to experience it than from the seat of a bicycle. I'm a casual cyclist who loves the challenge, peacefulness and simplicity of life on the road. Can't wait for the sights, sounds, smells and insane traffic of India!

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Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United States

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Alain Roy

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Alain Roy

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

Canada

I’m 31% dad, 19% IT Project Manager, 16% skier, 2 % Kitter, 5% swimmer, 8% sailor, 19% good-friend and 100% cyclist. Looking forward for my second TDA trip with my son. Alain

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Francois Tardif

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Francois Tardif

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Jay Ozturk

Rider

Buenos Aires to Puerto Montt

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Jay Ozturk

Rider
Buenos Aires to Puerto Montt

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James (Jim) Raddatz

Rider

Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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James (Jim) Raddatz

Rider
Puerto Montt to Ushuaia

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Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

Canada

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Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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Rider
Santiago to Ushuaia

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Marnie (Margaret) Denton

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Marnie (Margaret) Denton

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Canada

I'm retiring in August 2022 and decided to kick it off with an adventure! I've cycled for years and I love setting goals with physical challenges - but I've never done anything quite this challenging. I'm excited to be able to explore this beautiful continent by bike and make friends with like-minded people.

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Neil Bradburn

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Neil Bradburn

Rider
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

United Kingdom

Retired Police Officer. Single Enjoy cycling and keeping fit in general. Love travelling.

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David Boggeman

Rider

Buenos Aires to Santiago

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David Boggeman

Rider
Buenos Aires to Santiago

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Janet Briggs

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

Kenny Summers

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Brenda Trenholme

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

 

Rider

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Scott Colner

Rider

Santiago to Ushuaia

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“It's hard to comprehend the entire tour because everyday is visually stimulating. It is mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging. But you get to see more of each country than the average tourist. The opportunity to see each country in its most natural state is worth the challenging mountains and grueling highway riding.”

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

“This is a tour where you are going to experience every conceivable bike riding condition. Smooth paved roads, check. River bed like pounding, check. Fifteen kilometre climbs in assorted gravel and paved conditions, check. Fifteen kilometres descents in assorted gravel and paved conditions, check. Constantly rolling terrain with fifteen percent plus grades, check. Front, side and back winds from 5 to 70 plus k, check. Sunshine and rain, check. Riding alone, check. Riding in a group, check. New friends and learning about different countries, cultures and thoughts, absolutely checked.”

OVERVIEW SOUTH AMERICAN EPIC 2022 2022


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SOUTH AMERICAN EPIC 2022
  • ACONCAGUA VISTAS
  • THE LAKE DISTRICT
  • CARRETERA AUSTRAL
  • BUENOS AIRES TO USHUAIA
  • BUENOS AIRES TO SANTIAGO
  • SANTIAGO TO PUERTO MONTT
  • PUERTO MONTT TO USHUAIA
  • OCT 2 TO DEC 9
  • OCT 2 TO OCT 24
  • OCT 27 TO NOV 10
  • NOV 12 TO DEC 9
  • USD 12500
  • USD 4800
  • USD 3300
  • USD 5800
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULL TOUR
    • SOUTH AMERICAN EPIC 2022
    • BUENOS AIRES TO USHUAIA
    • OCT 2 TO DEC 9
    • 12500 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 1
    • ACONCAGUA VISTAS
    • BUENOS AIRES TO SANTIAGO
    • Oct 2 - Oct 24
    • 4800 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • THE LAKE DISTRICT
    • SANTIAGO TO PUERTO MONTT
    • Oct 27 - Nov 10
    • 3300 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 3
    • CARRETERA AUSTRAL
    • PUERTO MONTT TO USHUAIA
    • Nov 12 - Dec 9
    • 5800 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED

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. 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 USD$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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