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The Road to Shangri-La

The Road to Shangri-La

The Road to Shangri-La

A two-wheeled journey through Vietnam, Laos and China in search of the legendary Tibetan Kingdom

RIDERS AND STAFF

Maureen Lanuke

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Maureen Lanuke

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

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!

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Vientiane to Shangri-La

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Gary Hoffman

Rider
Vientiane to Shangri-La

United States

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

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Anthony Rock

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Anthony Rock

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

United States

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Rider

Hue to Kunming

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Hue to Kunming

Ireland

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Peter Clark Ryan

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Peter Clark Ryan

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Australia

I am a keen cyclist who particularly likes endurance riding. Having previously lived in Malaysia in the 70s and having done a little humanitarian work in Laos, I’m looking forward to experiencing Asia again from a different perspective. It will be a lot hotter than France & Italy and I expect the hills will be just as hard.

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Suzette Nieuwoudt

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Suzette Nieuwoudt

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

South Africa

From Doomsday to Shangri-La .... I keep telling everyone around me that it is a “once in a lifetime experience” (but then the next adventure awaits)... once ... and even twice, may never be enough. Looking forward to rendezvous with TDA family, long slow days with less this time... just the right amount and mix of rebound, tread, saddle-width and gears.

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

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andré marcoux

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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andré marcoux

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

back on the road again, after africa,china italy,new zealand, west africa is the next one . see you in casablanca ,without the tandem this time !!

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Elizabeth (Liz) Crago

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Elizabeth (Liz) Crago

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

New Zealand

There are so many interesting places to travel to, and I can't think of any better way to travel through anywhere, than by bike. I enjoy the challenge it brings and I look forward to going to the more out of the way locations. I enjoy travel, and I love cycling so am looking forward to combining them both again on this trip. My first TDA trip was Madagascar in 2019 and I can’t wait to do another trip with them. What will make it even more enjoyable is that my partner and best friend, Steve Caithness, has been persuaded to join me again.

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Steve Caithness

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Steve Caithness

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

New Zealand

I'm looking forward to this trip. I cycled Madagascar 2019 and was new to cycling long distances when I started that, and loved the experience. I've been pretty active all my life, playing sports, fishing and diving, and especially enjoyed travelling to Truk Lagoon in 2011 and 2013 diving shipwrecks. So I am looking forward to a new challenge and enjoy meeting new people from different cultures and with different ways of life.

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Michiel van Wijk

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Michiel van Wijk

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Netherlands

My name is Michiel. I'm from cycling country Holland and 57 years old and I have travelled with TdA Africa, Silk route, Central America, India and Brazil. It will be exciting to explore this part of the world by bike. I am looking forward to overcome all challenges together with you: fellow riders and staff. And just love riding against the wind...

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Barb Sweeney

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Barb Sweeney

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

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

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Gerald van der Weyden

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Gerald van der Weyden

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

Bicycle touring is the one thing I can't seem to get enough of. I'm looking forward to another tour with TDA.

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LENORE LEWIS

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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LENORE LEWIS

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

Hi there I am a 56 year old retired accountant from Montreal who took up cycling about 10 years ago. An Adventure Cycling Association trip in Utah was my first introduction to cycle touring and since then, I have had many adventures on bike exploring places near and far. After completing ACA’s leadership training course, my husband and I designed and led a couple of tours of our own. I am both excited and bit apprehensive (read mildly scared) about tackling TDA’s epic Tour d'Afrique but look forward to seeing this challenge through - all the way to Cape Town - Hopefully !

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Jim Harrison

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Jim Harrison

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

United States

I am a 67 year old retired family physician experienced with long distance, 1-3 month solo touring in the US and Europe. I joined a great group to do the Bamboo Road in 2019. I have also traveled in SE Asia without bicycle. I am looking forward to joining others on this further exploration of a fascinating part of the planet in a fashion - bicycling- well suited to learning and enjoying whatever we encounter. I also look forward to time with fellow bicyclists and crew as we share experiences. I live in western Oregon, married 41 years to a lovely and loveable non-cyclist who doesn't mind that I do trips like this.

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Marcel Briggen

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Marcel Briggen

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Netherlands

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Saigon to Shangri-La

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Saigon to Shangri-La

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Maureen Lanuke

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

Gary Hoffman

Rider

Vientiane to Shangri-La

Anthony Rock

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

 

Rider

Hue to Kunming

Peter Clark Ryan

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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“The support from TDA staff is phenomenal. I enjoyed it very much and will definitely do another TDA tour.”

OVERVIEW THE ROAD TO SHANGRI-LA 2022


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • THE ROAD TO SHANGRI-LA
  • GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
  • THE MIGHTY MEKONG
  • OVER THE HILLS & FAR AWAY
  • LOST HORIZON
  • SAIGON TO SHANGRI-LA
  • SAIGON TO HUE
  • HUE TO VIENTIANE
  • VIENTIANE TO KUNMING
  • KUNMING TO SHANGRI-LA
  • FEB 21 TO APR 15
  • FEB 21 TO MAR 5
  • MAR 7 TO MAR 15
  • MAR 17 TO APR 3
  • APR 5 TO APR 15
  • USD
  • USD
  • USD
  • USD
  • USD
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • THE ROAD TO SHANGRI-LA
    • SAIGON TO SHANGRI-LA
    • FEB 21 TO APR 15
    • USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
    • SAIGON TO HUE
    • Feb 21 - Mar 5
    • USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • THE MIGHTY MEKONG
    • HUE TO VIENTIANE
    • Mar 7 - Mar 15
    • USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • OVER THE HILLS & FAR AWAY
    • VIENTIANE TO KUNMING
    • Mar 17 - Apr 3
    • USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • LOST HORIZON
    • KUNMING TO SHANGRI-LA
    • Apr 5 - Apr 15
    • USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

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 US$TBA 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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