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The Mighty Mekong

The Mighty Mekong

The Mighty Mekong

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

RIDERS AND STAFF

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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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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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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Marcel Briggen

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Marcel Briggen

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Netherlands

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Francine Plante

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Francine Plante

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ! On n’est pas à la plage...

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Gennesse Beadman

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

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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Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

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Rae Simpson

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Rae Simpson

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

I'm a 77-year old retired test pilot/engineer. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement ended my running career. Ursula (my wife) and I did our first serious cycling trip with TDA in Africa in 2008. We liked it so much that we keep coming back for more, most recently the inaugural Trans-Himalaya. Its our way of going where we've not been before with a good group of fellow riders and always well supported by TDA. We are looking forward riding with both old and new friends when we meet in Seoul for JTE 2022 and again in Saigon for the ride to Shangri-La in 2023, hoping earnestly that travel restrictions will allow them to happen.

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Ursula Simpson

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

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Ursula Simpson

Rider
Saigon to Shangri-La

Canada

I am a retired database analyst. Enjoying life in Squamish, on Canada's West coast. Either hiking, biking or skiing, or entertaining my little grandson. My husband Rae and I are seasoned riders with TdA. Tour d’Afrique in 2008, Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013 and Australia in 2014. New Zealand in 2016. The Magical Madagascar tour in 2017. Hippie trail in 2019

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Vientiane to Shangri-La

Anthony Rock

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

Peter Clark Ryan

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

Suzette Nieuwoudt

Rider

Saigon to Shangri-La

Marie-Josée Vasseur

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 2023


  • 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 19 TO APR 13
  • FEB 19 TO MAR 3
  • MAR 5 TO MAR 13
  • MAR 15 TO APR 1
  • APR 3 TO APR 13
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • THE ROAD TO SHANGRI-LA
    • SAIGON TO SHANGRI-LA
    • FEB 19 TO APR 13
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
    • SAIGON TO HUE
    • Feb 19 - Mar 3
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • THE MIGHTY MEKONG
    • HUE TO VIENTIANE
    • Mar 5 - Mar 13
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • OVER THE HILLS & FAR AWAY
    • VIENTIANE TO KUNMING
    • Mar 15 - Apr 1
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • LOST HORIZON
    • KUNMING TO SHANGRI-LA
    • Apr 3 - Apr 13
    • 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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