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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Spin through the Balkans and the European heartland, enjoying great scenery, amazing food, incredible history & fascinating cultures

RIDERS AND STAFF

Gergo Szanyi

Leader

Athens to Amsterdam

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Gergo Szanyi

Leader
Athens to Amsterdam

Hungary

Hi, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest (Hungary). After many years of bike touring with my family and friends in the late 80's and 90's, a few seasons of mountain bike racing, and quite few years of just sitting in an office, in 2005 I've read an article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique. Next January I found myself in the start line of the 4th edition of TDA, and completed the tour successfully in 2006. Since then, I did a couple of Orient Express tours, Amber Route, Trans Europa, Odyssey and PubRide. In 2007 I also crossed the Himalaya by bike, riding from Lhasa to Kathmandu including a ride to Mount Everest North face base camp where this photograph was taken.

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Rider

Munich to Amsterdam

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Rider
Munich to Amsterdam

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Rider

Munich to Amsterdam

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Rider
Munich to Amsterdam

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Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Hanns Fellenz

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Hanns Fellenz

Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

Canada

Married 38 years, 4 children, 2 grandchildren. Retired CIO World traveler; 2 circumnavigations by air and train on 5 continents. TDA Epics x 2 (so far)

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Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Rider
Athens to Sarajevo

Ireland

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Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

Canada

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Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

United Kingdom

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Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Athens to Amsterdam

United Kingdom

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Roberta Hunt

Rider

Athens to Munich

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Roberta Hunt

Rider
Athens to Munich

Canada

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Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

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Jan Knackmuss

Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Jan Knackmuss

Rider
Athens to Sarajevo

Germany

I like cycling and traveling and what i like even more is the combination of both. So i'm looking forward to this upcoming trip.

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Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Gary Hoffman

Rider
Athens to Sarajevo

United States

65 year old retired guy from Washington DC. Used to work on railroads and subways, but now I enjoy taking bike trips.

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Kelly McNamara

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Kelly McNamara

Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

United States

I picked up cycling as an empty nester and fell totally in love with it. Now that I'm also a widower, I have found it a great way to travel the world solo. Joining organized tours with like minded people has worked out beautifully. I completed the Southern Tier and was looking for the next challenge. The Odyssey seem to fit the bill. I'm 57, live in Bend, Oregon and have two grown sons.

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Bob Dorsey

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Bob Dorsey

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Athens to Amsterdam

United States

I've had a number of careers but my last two were economics professor and entrepreneur. I sold my company in 2016, my wife and I moved to Tucson and I have begun to bike again.

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Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Rider
Athens to Sarajevo

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Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Rider
Athens to Sarajevo

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Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

Germany

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Paul Russell

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Paul Russell

Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

Australia

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Geoff Hawke

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Geoff Hawke

Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

Australia

I am long-time swimmer, cyclist and runner. Did several bike tours in Australia and New Zealand back in the early 1980s before moving into triathlon, which I’ve done ever since. Won my age group at Ironman New Zealand in 2015 before completing the Ironman World Championships at Kona, Hawaii, later that year. I’ll turn 61 a few months before the 2019 Odyssey starts. I don’t want to look back in 10 years’ time and wonder why I didn’t do it.

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Athens to Amsterdam

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Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

Australia

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Paul Davison

Rider

Athens to Munich

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Paul Davison

Rider
Athens to Munich

Canada

62 years old, retired engineer. Coming back for another instalment of South America. Not a fast rider, but a persistant one.

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“The Odyssey has you riding in areas of Eastern and Western Europe away from the beaten track at times, visiting islands off the Croatian coast, passing through Unesco listed sights and with rest days in cities with so many things to do that you’ll be chalking them down for another visit.”

"This is not an easy tour, but it is a very rewarding one because of all the magnificent country you ride through, the cultures you encounter, the food you eat, the people you meet. And because of all that climbing, the downhills are spectacular. This tour has daily rides that should be included in the top ten rides anywhere in Europe.”

“If I had to describe the Odyssey Tour in only one sentence, I would say; “if you crave unforgettable vistas and the challenge of epic climbs and long days on the bike, choose the Odyssey Tour! Every metre of ascent was worth the effort!”

OVERVIEW THE ODYSSEY 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • THE ODYSSEY
  • BIKING THE BALKANS
  • ALPINE ADVENTURE
  • TILTING AT WINDMILLS
  • ATHENS TO AMSTERDAM
  • ATHENS TO SARAJEVO
  • SARAJEVO TO MUNICH
  • MUNICH TO AMSTERDAM
  • MAY 12 TO JUN 28
  • MAY 12 TO MAY 30
  • JUN 1 TO JUN 16
  • JUN 18 TO JUN 28
  • EUR 11400
  • EUR 5650
  • EUR 4750
  • EUR 3250
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • THE ODYSSEY
    • ATHENS TO AMSTERDAM
    • MAY 12 TO JUN 28
    • 11400 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • BIKING THE BALKANS
    • ATHENS TO SARAJEVO
    • May 12 - May 30
    • 5650 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • ALPINE ADVENTURE
    • SARAJEVO TO MUNICH
    • Jun 1 - Jun 16
    • 4750 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • TILTING AT WINDMILLS
    • MUNICH TO AMSTERDAM
    • Jun 18 - Jun 28
    • 3250 EUR
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. A registration fee of $150 USD must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of €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). TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Single supplement for the full tour is €3750. Sectional single supplements prices are available upon request. 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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