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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

Daryl Allen

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Daryl Allen

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Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

Retired bike tragic

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ALEX HAMILL

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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ALEX HAMILL

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

at 73 I have been cycling competitively for over 40 years. I am still (fortunately) still racing triathlons. Maybe just slowed down a little !!

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Sarajevo to Munich

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Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

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Anthony Freeman

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Anthony Freeman

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Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

Cardiologist 67 years old. Have been cycling for 30 years

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Kerry Freeman

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Kerry Freeman

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

long distance rider

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Peter Butt

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Sarajevo to Munich

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Peter Butt

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

male - 67 years old- company director in the real estate and holiday accommodation industry. married with two daughters and two grandsons. have done multiple tours of Italy and france.

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Robert Reznik

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Robert Reznik

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Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

I am 67yrs old and reasonably fit for an old fella. I am still working as a Psychiatrist in private practice in Sydney.

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kathy herson

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kathy herson

Rider
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United States

I'm 65 years old and look it. I love to bike, meet new people, and see the sights. I like the TDA format a great deal as you get enough support, but lots of opportunities to mingle with the locals. I am looking forward to this ride and meeting everyone.

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Anthony Rock

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Athens to Munich

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Anthony Rock

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United States

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Maureen Collins

Rider

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Maureen Collins

Rider
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United Kingdom

TDA allows me to go to off-the-beaten-track parts of the world at just the right pace, on a bike - with my camera. For me it's a great combination of being active, exploring new places and taking photographs. Can't think of a better way of spending these years of my life - which the word 'retirement' doesn't seem to describe very well.

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Jeffrey Lizotte

Rider

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Jeffrey Lizotte

Rider
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United States

A veteran of TDA. A great company. Love touring. Retired. Always have a great deal of fun on these trips.

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Eric Wolinsky

Rider

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Eric Wolinsky

Rider
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United States

Did the Trans-Europa (St. Pete to Venice) last year and caught the TDA bug. I love bicycle touring, all parts of it and I'm really looking forward to this trip.

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edward sokol

Rider

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edward sokol

Rider
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United States

retired, single worked 44 years in retail business, owned it for 30 years like cycling, hiking

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Janice Dickie

Rider

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Janice Dickie

Rider
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Canada

My husband, Greg Taylor, and I are excited to join our first TDA tour, and to meet and share laughs and stories with other riders along the way. We have participated in quite a few supported and self-supported tours over the years, including within and across Canada, across France, and a number of USA destinations like the Pacific Coast route. With its diverse terrain, cultures and history, the Odyssey Tour should be a wonderful adventure. Looking forward to meeting each of you in May 2017!

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GREG TAYLOR

Rider

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GREG TAYLOR

Rider
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Canada

I am an avid sailor, runner, and cyclist whose passions are inconvenienced by having to work to pay for them. This will be the fourth longer distance tour my wife - Janice Dickie - and I have completed. The others being across France, from our home in BC to San Francisco, and through PEI, Acadia and Quebec in eastern Canada. I am excited to hear others find a riding day incomplete without a beer to top it off.

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider
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Australia

Have been bike touring since about 2007 through Tasmania, New Zealand, Thailand, Israel, Africa, Costa Rica, parts of Mexico, India and Sri Lanka and most of Europe except those cold northern areas. My "affair" with the TdA family began with the Africa trip in 2012. Then the inaugural French Connection tour in 2016, 2017 The Odyssey. Fabulous group, exciting hill climbs, rugged/raw scenery and the tour leaders & staff, exceptional. 2018 Pub Ride 2, a fun trip with lots of laughs and and great hills in the Yorkshire Moors. 2019 The Hippie Trail and best tour for diversity, contradiction, colour, food and, and, and excitement. I enjoy travelling with like-minded people from all parts of the world, indulging in a cold beer or two when it's hot, or cold but especially after a great day in the saddle. Just love the life on the road.

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Ruth Grathwohl

Rider

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Ruth Grathwohl

Rider
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Canada

Looking forward to participating in my 5th TDA ride with my husband Peter Ellis

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Peter Ellis

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Peter Ellis

Rider
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Canada

Orient,Europa,Odyssey and now a Pub Ride. All good and looking forward to the fun and comradrie.

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John Hemmen

Rider

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John Hemmen

Rider
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United States

I have been an avid cyclist all my life and have done many tours on both road and mountain bikes. Cycling is simply the best way to travel through country, for it lends itself to a relaxed and visceral connection to the land and its people. I am a retired Emergency Physician and spend my time off the bike painting, reading, and traveling. I have done the Trans Europa, Odyssey, and Pub Ride tours previously and look forward to sharing the NAE with old riding buddies from previous tours.

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Tomas Gold

Rider

Athens to Munich

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Tomas Gold

Rider
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United States

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Miriam Gold

Rider

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Miriam Gold

Rider
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United States

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Peter Millikan

Rider

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Peter Millikan

Rider
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United States

I am 70, a retired emergency physician, married since 1973, three children and five grand children, living north of Seattle on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Travel highlights: half year backpacking and tent camping in East Africa and South America, four weeks trekking in Nepal, half year living in Andalusia, Camino de Santiago on mountain bike, road bike trips from Seattle to Bath, Maine, Natchez Trace, Seattle to San Francisco via Oregon Coast, TDA Transeuropa, TDA Odyssey, mountain bike trips in Northern Rockies, around Moab, and various rides around California and Washington with friends, bike clubs or solo. I've summited the volcanic peaks in the Cascades as well as Mt Whitney. Besides hiking and biking I like windsurfing and skiing. I can say a few things in Spanish or Russian.

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Catrina Millikan

Rider

Munich to Amsterdam

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Catrina Millikan

Rider
Munich to Amsterdam

United States

64 year old wife, mother, grandmother. I have had two previous bike tours (Camino de Santiago, 2001)., and TDA Cannes to Barcelona 2016. I have an adventurous spirit and am excited for the group experience. I look forward to meeting new people and also enjoying the beautiful scenery!

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Graeme Smart

Rider

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Graeme Smart

Rider
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Australia

I am a keen cyclist looking forward to my first TDA experience with everybody.I am excited about the whole adventure and hope this will be the first of many tours.

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Scott Goldsmith

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Scott Goldsmith

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United States

I'm a retired professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. When not working I love to ski in the winter and bike the rest of the year. At 75 this will probably be my last mega bike trip.

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Yvonne Goldsmith

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Yvonne Goldsmith

Rider
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United States

I look forward to my fourth TDA adventure and hope to set a new PR for the lightest and smallest daily bag. I’m retired, my last job being an epidemiologist in women’s and children’s health for the Alaska Division of Public Health. I discovered bike touring 15 years ago, it’s my favorite way to travel the world. We’ve made many a fast friend among fellow TDAers. And, excited to be biking with my cousin Xufeng.

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Kaye Hudson

Rider

Sarajevo to Amsterdam

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Kaye Hudson

Rider
Sarajevo to Amsterdam

New Zealand

Have done 3 rides with TDA Trans Europa 2012, South American 2015 and NZ section of Trans Oceania in 2016 and m doing the Odyssey from Bosnia to Amsterdam in 2017. I look forward to catching up with riders from previous rides and meeting new ones on the Pub Ride plus catching up with old friends on the NA

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Chet Basher

Rider

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Chet Basher

Rider
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United States

Looking forward to this adventure-----Have previously done ride across USA and 2 other TDA trips in Europe--- Stay well to all have fun

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Tim Sole

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Tim Sole

Rider
Athens to Amsterdam

New Zealand

Married to Judy. Both rode LEJOG in 2014, TDA Bamboo Road in 2015, the first third of TDA Trans-Europa in 2016, the TDA Odyssey in 2017 and the TDA Pub Ride in 2018. I think of myself as a a travel cyclist rather than as a 'real cyclist'. I am slow uphills, but excellent at finding coffee stops. I am an actuary and still work part-time. My main hobbies are recreational maths and writing, with my tenth book to be published in July 2019 ('The Strange and Infinite World of Numbers'). We live near Wellington, New Zealand.

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Judy Sole

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Judy Sole

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New Zealand

Married to Tim Sole, who is also on the tour. This will be my fifth TDA trip having previously done the Bamboo Road, part of the Transeuropa, the Odyssey and the Pub Ride. Greatly enjoyed cycling LEJOG (Lands End to John O' Groats) and the South Island of New Zealand.

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Özgür Karataş

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Özgür Karataş

Rider
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Turkey

“Working outdoors is phenomenal.”

When TDA need local support for translations in Turkey in 2014, I entered the picture. Before TDA, I lived year-round there, in Izmir. Now I live on the road eight months of the year; the rest of the time I’m in Turkey, either applying for visas or rock-climbing.

Sometimes on a tour our failures are as incredible as our successes. Being defeated as my tour attempted to climb a new route on Koca Sarp, a rocky mountain in central Anatolia, is an experience I’ll always remember.

I’ve seen so much of the world with TDA. My favourite place I’ve been so far is Meteora, Greece. Probably the greatest pleasure of cycle-touring for me is never spending more than two days in a row in the same spot.

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Balazs Perjesy

Rider

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Balazs Perjesy

Rider
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Hungary

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Gergo Szanyi

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Gergo Szanyi

Rider
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Hungary

Hi, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary. Graduated in Visual Communications (photography and graphic design) After more than a decade of annual and occasional 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 a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique, it made me wonder if it is even doable? Next January I found myself in Cairo at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA, and completed the full tour successfully. 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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Catalin Pricoiu

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Catalin Pricoiu

Rider
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Canada

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Peter McCartney

Rider

Munich to Amsterdam

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Peter McCartney

Rider
Munich to Amsterdam

Ireland

My name is Peter McCartney and this is my 4th TDA trip.

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Munich to Amsterdam

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Munich to Amsterdam

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Brett Lanham

Rider

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Brett Lanham

Rider
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Australia

I’m an ex seafarer, retired now for 7 years, fortunate enough to have been able to get away on a bike tour every year since 2011. 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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Dianne Lizotte

Rider

Athens to Amsterdam

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Dianne Lizotte

Rider
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United States

This seems to be an exciting adventure through places I have not ridden before. Been on many TDA adventures and they are always memorable.

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John Waterhouse

Rider

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John Waterhouse

Rider
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Canada

This will be my eighth TDA tour. Obviously, I am an addict. Why do I enjoy it enough to keep coming back? The people, the sights, sounds and smells of distant lands, the food, the physical challenge and the comradery of touring.

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Daryl Allen

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Daryl Allen

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

Retired bike tragic

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ALEX HAMILL

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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ALEX HAMILL

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

at 73 I have been cycling competitively for over 40 years. I am still (fortunately) still racing triathlons. Maybe just slowed down a little !!

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Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

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Anthony Freeman

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Anthony Freeman

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

Cardiologist 67 years old. Have been cycling for 30 years

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Kerry Freeman

Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Kerry Freeman

Rider
Sarajevo to Munich

Australia

long distance rider

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Gergo Szanyi

Leader

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Gergo Szanyi

Leader
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Hungary

Hi, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary. Graduated in Visual Communications (photography and graphic design) After more than a decade of annual and occasional 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 a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique, it made me wonder if it is even doable? Next January I found myself in Cairo at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA, and completed the full tour successfully. 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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Peter Plesník

Bike Mechanic

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Peter Plesník

Bike Mechanic
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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 :-)

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Balazs Perjesy

Assistant Leader

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Balazs Perjesy

Assistant Leader
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Hungary

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Coby Werlin

Content Creator

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Coby Werlin

Content Creator
Athens to Amsterdam

United States

Nomadic videographer from the US accompanying the NAE on & off and documenting all of its ups and downs!

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Assistant Leader

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Assistant Leader
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South Africa

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Hanns Fellenz

Rider

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Hanns Fellenz

Rider
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Canada

Married 39 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

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Ireland

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Catherine Ainsworth

Rider

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Catherine Ainsworth

Rider
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Canada

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Barbara Tate

Rider

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Barbara Tate

Rider
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United Kingdom

Having enjoyed some shorter cycling trips with Grant whilst working, I am looking forward to putting my early retirement to good use by doing some extended walking and cycling trips. Athens to Amsterdam here we come!

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Grant Duncan

Rider

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Grant Duncan

Rider
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United Kingdom

Retirement gives the opportunity to explore new boundaries / challenges. Enjoyed greatly the TDA Odyssey trip so returning for another 'cut' of Europe and sharing experiences with fellow travelers.

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New Zealand

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Roberta Hunt

Rider

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Roberta Hunt

Rider
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Canada

Hi , I am very excited to be joining this tour, i just read some of your profiles and i cannot wait to meet you all. I love touring by bike, this is my first TDA trip ,I have cycled in Ireland, Spain, France and

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Rider

Sarajevo to Munich

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Canada

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Jan Knackmuss

Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Jan Knackmuss

Rider
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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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Joan Degiorgio

Rider

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Joan Degiorgio

Rider
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United States

I am a life-long resident of Utah and have spent much of my adult life enjoying our red-rock canyons and incredible powder snow. I recently retired from a career in natural resources planning and management. The last 15 year with the non-profit The Nature Conservancy. Upon my retirement I took off and completed four week-long bike rides last summer (including Colorado and Idaho). I look forward to getting in shape for this ride biking up our many great local canyons. I love travel and have traveled in Europe before (last summer doing the 12 day hike around Mount Blanc) but never by bike - so am very much looking forward to opportunity,

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Athens to Sarajevo

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Gary Hoffman

Rider
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United States

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

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Kelly McNamara

Rider

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Kelly McNamara

Rider
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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

Rider

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Bob Dorsey

Rider
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United States

I just did the Odyssey and had a great time. Looking forward to another tour with TDA

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Anne Bradley

Rider

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Anne Bradley

Rider
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Canada

I have taken long distance cycling trips throughout North America and Europe with my Dutch husband. I am a teacher, triathlete, cross country skier and speed skater. Our twin sons grew up riding on the back of a tandem bike until they could ride their own. I enjoy cycling in Europe because of its culture and history.

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Levinus Dieleman

Rider

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Levinus Dieleman

Rider
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Netherlands

I am an avid cyclist born in the Netherlands, but I now live in Canada. I have doing bike tours in Europe and North America for many years.

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Michael Neuser

Rider

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Michael Neuser

Rider
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Germany

Over the past years I've done multiple bike tours in the USA. I like discovering the countryside on these bike trips and it is an ideal counter part to office job. I am looking forward to exploring some areas of Europe that I've not visited yet.

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Geoff Hawke

Rider

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Geoff Hawke

Rider
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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’m 61 and don’t want to look back in 10 years’ time and wonder why I didn’t do it.

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Chris Dean

Rider

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Chris Dean

Rider
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Australia

I have recently sold my health food business, and am enjoying some time away from employment. I am a keen triathlon and multisport competitor. I have always wanted to do a tour through Europe so this is something I am looking forward to very much. I am easygoing and can mix in with just about any group.

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Terry Roberts

Rider

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Terry Roberts

Hi I'm Terry Roberts, IT Technical Support Specialist, married with four grown kids. Originally from the Caribbean island of Antigua, lived in Canada for the past 30 years. Love to travel and immerse myself in new cultures, try need food. Amateur photographer, sailor, and kayaker. Cycling has been my passion for the past 10 years. First time with a tour group but have lived the experience though my ride mate, Lil Martin, and I cant wait to get started !!! Looking forward to meeting everyone !!!

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Barb Sweeney

Rider

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Barb Sweeney

Rider
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Canada

It's time to explore some more of the world on my bike.

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Richard Schingler

Rider

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Richard Schingler

Rider
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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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Wim Pauw

Rider

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Wim Pauw

Rider
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Canada

Born and raised in Utrecht ,NLD and moved to Canada in my early 20s. Have been living in Banff Alberta since 1971 and also have a residence in Scottsdale AZ. Me and my partner Nancy have travelled the world on our bicycles for the last 25 years but unfortunately she passed away July 2019 at a relatively young age (59). I promised her to keep on traveling with my bicycle so here I am doing another trip. Looking forwards to make new friends and enjoying life to it’s fullest .

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Jack OConnor

Rider

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Jack OConnor

Rider
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United States

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Bill Wilson

Rider

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Bill Wilson

Rider
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Canada

This will be my 8th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique and the Trans Oceania. I retired four 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 traveling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Matthew Wilson

Rider

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Matthew Wilson

Rider
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Canada

Marketing writer, walker, occasional cyclist. Taking a break from walking every street in my (smallish) city to bike a few km with my dad.

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Mark Turner

Rider

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Mark Turner

Rider
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United States

Jeanne and I have been on a fantastic adventure since December 7th 1993. We've filled our life with skiing, cycling, traveling and lots of escapades with friends and family. Looking forward to this....

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Jeanne Turner

Rider

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Jeanne Turner

Rider
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United States

Riding Athens to Trieste with the love of my life, Mark Turner. I'm passionate about cycling, skiing and travel. Had a wonderful experience with TDA last summer riding 3 sections of the Trans Europa. Looking forward to meeting all of you.

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Canada

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Lil Martin

Rider

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Lil Martin

Rider
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Canada

I reside in Manitoba Canada and we are experiencing a very cold winter. I enjoy the slower pace of cycling and love to explore different countries. Cycled Nashville TN to Winnipeg MB, across Canada, Vancouver BC to Inuvik NWT, Orient Express tour, state of Iowa, and shorter Canadian trips. Staying active has always been a part of my life and I enjoy biking and trekking in the Himalaya's. I've been fortunate and proud to be a part of this group tour, sharing unique cycling experiences with like minded people from all parts of the world. I want to live my dreams instead of dreaming my life! This tour will be another great adventure and look forward to meeting everyone and enjoying some great company. Cheers,

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Gergo Szanyi

Leader

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Gergo Szanyi

Leader
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Hungary

Hi, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary. Graduated in Visual Communications (photography and graphic design) After more than a decade of annual and occasional 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 a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique, it made me wonder if it is even doable? Next January I found myself in Cairo at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA, and completed the full tour successfully. 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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Hanns Fellenz

Rider

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Hanns Fellenz

Rider
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Canada

Married 39 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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Ireland

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Catherine Ainsworth

Rider

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Catherine Ainsworth

Rider
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Canada

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Barbara Tate

Rider

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Barbara Tate

Rider
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United Kingdom

Having enjoyed some shorter cycling trips with Grant whilst working, I am looking forward to putting my early retirement to good use by doing some extended walking and cycling trips. Athens to Amsterdam here we come!

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“The Odyssey was an outstanding ride experience. A fabulous way to see Europe on many of the roads less travelled. It was a physical and mental blast. And I got to meet many like-minded and wonderful people from all over the globe.”

"It was a memorable experience! A physical, mental and emotional challenge. It seemed like there was a wonderful surprise everyday from UNESCO sites, to rides along the Adriatic and climbs through the Dolomites.”

“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 2021


  • 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 9 TO JUN 25
  • MAY 9 TO MAY 27
  • MAY 29 TO JUN 13
  • JUN 15 TO JUN 25
  • EUR 11900
  • EUR 5900
  • EUR 4950
  • EUR 3400
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • THE ODYSSEY
    • ATHENS TO AMSTERDAM
    • MAY 9 TO JUN 25
    • 11900 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • BIKING THE BALKANS
    • ATHENS TO SARAJEVO
    • May 9 - May 27
    • 5900 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • ALPINE ADVENTURE
    • SARAJEVO TO MUNICH
    • May 29 - Jun 13
    • 4950 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • TILTING AT WINDMILLS
    • MUNICH TO AMSTERDAM
    • Jun 15 - Jun 25
    • 3400 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

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. 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 €3900. 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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