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Dunes & Atlantic

Dunes & Atlantic

Dunes & Atlantic

From the Pyramids of Giza to Table Mountain, explore Africa from top to bottom on TDA's flagship cycling expedition

RIDERS AND STAFF

Kenny Balfour

Bike Mechanic

Cairo to Cape Town

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Kenny Balfour

Bike Mechanic
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Here we go again... second time out with TDA, first was the short tour d afrique in 2022. What an oportunity to come back and make the full journey! You can also find me on the North American Epic in 2023

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Nirmika Athalye

Tour Leader Trainee

Cairo to Cape Town

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Nirmika Athalye

Tour Leader Trainee
Cairo to Cape Town

India

Hello there! Im gonna be the videographer/ content creator for the Trans Himalayas! Can't wait to meet you all.

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Alexandra Findlay

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Alexandra Findlay

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Toni-Anne Pease

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Toni-Anne Pease

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am determined to live life to the fullest, finding excitement, humour and wonder from surroundings at every turn. I have a strong energy to apply towards work and play. I enjoy people, observe them, interact with them, sharing time and creating joy. This is not my first rodeo, each day is a fresh adventure to hold and praise. Charge ahead!

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Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Nairobi to Cape Town

Canada

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Jasper van Hulst

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jasper van Hulst

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

Living in The Netherlands with more bicycles (23 million) than inhabitants (17 million), it is not strange to be an enthusiastic cyclist. In addition to daily use for shopping and commuting, I often ride my road bike or mountain bike on weekends. Once a year I cycle abroad with my friends for a week on the road bike and in recent years also on the mountain bike for a week. Cycling is said to be an individual sport practiced in a team. That is also what I expect from the TdA. We will all have to do it ourselves, but we won't be able to do it without each other. It is a challenge that I'm looking forward to.

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David Williamson

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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David Williamson

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Greg Duncan

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Greg Duncan

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Craig Saunders

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Craig Saunders

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

77 year old Cardiac Surgeon, retired. Athlete most all my life, played a little football, did a fair amount of running and climbed a few mountains. Took up cycling 5-6 years ago. Do some writing in my spare time. Was signed up for 2022 tour but separated my left shoulder in a training accident less than a month before departure. I'm too private to have a significant social media footprint but just started Facebook in prep for Tour de'Afrique

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Nairobi to Victoria Falls

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer. I currently live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where there are plenty of hills to climb. I rode Cairo to Babati plus Vic Falls to Cape Town in 2018/19/20 and look forward to completing the Babati-to-Vic-Falls portion.

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Yosef Bernstein

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Yosef Bernstein

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Jochen List

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Jochen List

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

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Ulrike (Uli) Schindler

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Ulrike (Uli) Schindler

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

Hi, I am a native German but I spent all of my professional life in the USA. I am a biologist and I worked in the biotech scene in San Francisco. My uncle had a bicycle store, so I started cycling when I was very little. In the beginning cycling was a mean of transportation but later as an adult I fell in love with road bikes. During my work life I did not have a lot of time for cycling but it was always my dream to explore the world by bike. At the beginning of 2020, I stopped working and focused on cycling. Unfortunately, COVID crossed my plans, so I could only do smaller tours in Europe. In the meanwhile I completed a number of tours across Germany, Denmark, France and Italy. My biggest dream is still the Tour d’Afrique and I hope I will still be able to do it.

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Margaret Simon

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Margaret Simon

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Arnie Wilson

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Arnie Wilson

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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An Vaes

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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An Vaes

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Belgium

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Spain

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Jane Clark

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jane Clark

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I started serious cycling after years of mountaineering and rock climbing. I headed to Nova Scotia in the summer of 1985 with my Trek 520 and have been riding ever since -- racing, riding in the Dolomites over the Pyrenees and on to Mallorca, and leading bike tours are just a few highlights. But now that I am a retired teacher, I can return to international bike travel. After 35 years of cycling, I'm looking forward to something more challenging and extended, an epic adventure and Africa calls.

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Christopher (Kit) Campbell

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Christopher (Kit) Campbell

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

Canada

Transecting Africa remains an unfinished project, but we'll plan for '23 to complete if the body allows. Like many others in the TDA diaspora, we're all eager to get back on tour.

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Scott Milton

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Scott Milton

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

Canada

Soon to be retired 58 year old public sector executive currently living in the Yukon in northern Canada. Very excited that the tour is getting closer - still lots of training and prep to be done but that's all part of the experience! Looking forward to meeting up in Cairo in January and starting on this adventure together.

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Patrick Nettesheim

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Patrick Nettesheim

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Erik Hoenisch

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Erik Hoenisch

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

A 60 year old - born and raised in the Yukon - not much long-distance cycling experience other than a few fully supported tours with 50 km max per day.

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Colin Duncan

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Colin Duncan

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Started cycling when I retired early 15 years ago. Since then have cycled most of Europe, SE Asia and India. Really looking forward to this trip as it goes to a lot of places I have always wanted to go to on a bike.

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peter link

Rider

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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peter link

Rider
Nairobi to Victoria Falls

United States

61 year old retired MD, married 38 years, well traveled, one prior TDA trip (first third of Bamboo) I was going to do the west africa trip but that has been canceled. I have previously traveled to Egypt and southern africa so wil only be doing the central half of the bike ride.

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Iris Tel

Rider

Mbeya to Victoria Falls

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Iris Tel

Rider
Mbeya to Victoria Falls

Netherlands

An African proverb goes, "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together". I will go so far as to accompany my husband from Mbeya to the Victoria Falls. And for the reassurance of all doubters, I have no cycling experience whatsoever. But I still have over a year to prepare!

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Carolyn Bennett

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Carolyn Bennett

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Stephen Owen

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Stephen Owen

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Cycling since school age chasing buses to school, and now aged 57, I have stepped up cycling in the last 10 years with weekend rides and endurance 300/500km rides in 24hrs, wisdom/body is now telling me that multi-day riding is more fun... More recently cycled across Atlas mountains North Africa, Sri Lanka, and recently TDA Madagascar. The Tour d'Afrique 2023 trip will be exciting and push me to the limits and beyond, TDA Madagascar May 2019 recharged my batteries for a few years and this trip is long overdue and will scratch the itch again. It always brings a smile to my face once I've sat down at end of the day with coffee in hand and consider how lucky I am.

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Vlademir Daleffe

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Vlademir Daleffe

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Brazil

I am an electrical engineer, I am 59 years old and worked for 32 years in an electrical power distribution company where I retired as CEO. I am currently a shareholder and CEO of an industry that operates in the reforestation and wood industrialization segment. I'm not a sportsman but I really like adventure travel. I cycled 1,200 km through the Patagonia region, cycled 6,400 km across Europe and covered 1,047 km on foot along the Israel National Trail.

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James BARKER

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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James BARKER

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am a 51 yo resident of Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia, working for the Australian Government in Canberra on environment issues. I late 2019, I rode across Australia by myself, thinking it would be a one off, then went for a charity ride across Tanzania in February 2020. I have been a long term bike commuter and sporadic bikepacker. Am on the mountain bike most weekends or bouldering at the local climbing gyms. I am married with 2 university aged kids (who I can never get to come riding with me...).

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Harald Hälbich

Rider

Cairo to Victoria Falls

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Harald Hälbich

Rider
Cairo to Victoria Falls

Germany

I am living in Cape Town and enjoy recreational cycling. Looking forward to join the 2022 Tour de Afrique.

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karen barber

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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karen barber

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Jamie Fuhrman

Rider

Nairobi to Mbeya

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Jamie Fuhrman

Rider
Nairobi to Mbeya

United States

Competitive age group triathlete working for Ernst and Young in Chicago. Originally from Boston and huge sports fan, mostly football and basketball. Have trekked in the Himalayas, completed an Ironman in Sweden, and now get to tick bike tour in Africa off the bucket list!

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Friso Broertjes

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Friso Broertjes

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

Dutchman, 28 years old and working from home now for two years so time to treat and challenge myself. Really looking forward!

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Rachel Costello

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Rachel Costello

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Rachel Hill

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Rachel Hill

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Chris Hill

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Chris Hill

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

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Mary Beall Adler

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mary Beall Adler

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I love adventure yet I'm not the most experienced by any stretch of the imagination! I love cycling and meeting folks and things along the way. I am a wife, mother of six grown kids via a blended family and 2 grandson's and a granddaughter on the way. I own Georgetown Bagelry. I make artisan bagels and enjoy small business. Being resourceful is second nature to me after all the years and ups and downs of business. I'm also a Creativity Coach and Human Potential Coach. I am big into 'biohacking' and meditation. I am one of Dr. Joe Dispenza's advanced meditators. I actually became somewhat of an expert as I prepped for Tour d'Afrique the year the pandemic hit. I decided to get off all meds, and learn to heal myself and become the healthiest and best team person in prep for Tour d'Afrique. The preparation has changed my life! I still have a lot of prep to do....logistical stuff and practice putting my tent up etc. yet the heart warming stuff I'm hoping I have wrapped in my dna.

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Emily Kasper

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Emily Kasper

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

A COVID biker, there's no time like the present for a stretch goal. I registered exactly 365 days before the Tour starts, and hope to spend most of that time determining what I just did (i.e., training). It's also a milestone birthday (50) present to myself; life is pretty good, right? Exploring other cultures and countries is a privilege and passion for me. Very excited to return to Africa (photo, Cairo Oct 2021); to be physically/mentally challenged; and of course, to meet such an international/interesting group for an adventure of a lifetime ... See you in Cairo in a year!

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Mike Busby

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Busby

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

A serial cycle tourist always keen to escape winter in the UK! Recently retired and keen to stay active!

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David. ODonnell.

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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David. ODonnell.

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

52 yrs old, from Manchester UK. Loved Bamboo Road & Pura Vida so much thought I'd do another See you all soon. Cheers. David

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Michiel Schonk

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Michiel Schonk

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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ian priestner

Rider

Nairobi to Lilongwe

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ian priestner

Rider
Nairobi to Lilongwe

United Kingdom

I joined the Africa 2020 tour in Nairobi and three riding days later the Tour was over due to Coronavirus. In that short time I became addicted despite not being in a tent since my 20s. I'm sort of retired with family commitments though occasionally I'm allowed out.. Hopefully see you all later this year

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Steven Orie

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Steven Orie

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I live in Colorado, USA and I am a long time cyclists. I have led several tours for Adventure Cycling Association to include the TransAm and Southern Tier cross country routes as well as routes in Florida, South Dakota, Alaska an-Yukon and Montana-Alberta. I also enjoy hiking and skiing. I have a background in logistics and aircraft maintenance.

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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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Peggy Schrieber

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Peggy Schrieber

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

France

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RAZA AKHTAR

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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RAZA AKHTAR

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Bernd S.

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Bernd S.

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

I did my first self-supported bicycle tour together with a friend when I was 16 years old. Since then I have crossed countries, mountain ranges and deserts in many countries on my bicycle. I’ve cycled Sydney to Perth more than 30 years ago together with my wife at the beginning of my professional career and now I’m very much looking forward to finishing my career with the TDA! Thanks for accommodating me in the 2023 group

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Uwe Rydzek

Rider

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Uwe Rydzek

Rider
Nairobi to Victoria Falls

Germany

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Peter BOLAND

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Peter BOLAND

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I'm retired, and love cycling - be it road cycling, MTB or touring. My home is Australia and it offers a great variety of roads and trails. Over 20 years ago while I was in my local bike shop I chanced upon a brochure from TdA and after reading it I brought it home and said to my kids "One day I'm going to do that ride through Africa", but life always seemed to get in my way. Now that my kids have all grown up and I no longer work I have the opportunity to finally commit to this epic challenge. (I just wish my legs were still 20 years younger). I've enjoyed riding across Australia and Canada and I've toured through Europe several times - most recently from Paris to Berlin. I'm really looking forward to this next ride as I'm sure it will be worlds apart from my previous riding experiences. I'm also looking forward to sharing the ride's challenges and highlights with like-minded pedal pushers. We're a strange mob.

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Janet Young

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Janet Young

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Oliver Young

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Oliver Young

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

Alexandra Findlay

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

Toni-Anne Pease

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

 

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Nairobi to Cape Town

Jasper van Hulst

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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"Is there a better way of life? Living outdoors, cycling across some of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen, greeting locals in different languages and creeping up on exotic wildlife and domestic animals, camping in the wind, or rain or heat under the stars with the flysheet off, eating as much as I can... and sharing it all with very interesting, funny and supportive fellow riders as I arrive at camp high on endorphins."

“To put it lightly, I had a really good time. 10/10. Would recommend and maybe do it again.”

“TDA Global Cycling’s epic bike expedition takes riders from the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, South Africa, in the shadow of Table Mountain.”

OVERVIEW TOUR D'AFRIQUE 2023 2023


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • TOUR D'AFRIQUE 2023
  • PHARAOH'S DELIGHT
  • MASAI STEPPE
  • MALAWI GIN
  • ZAMBEZI ZONE
  • ELEPHANT HIGHWAY
  • DUNES & ATLANTIC
  • CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN
  • CAIRO TO KHARTOUM
  • NAIROBI TO MBEYA
  • MBEYA TO LILONGWE
  • LILONGWE TO VICTORIA FALLS
  • VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK
  • WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN
  • JAN 14 TO APR 22
  • JAN 14 TO FEB 5
  • FEB 16 TO MAR 1
  • MAR 3 TO MAR 9
  • MAR 11 TO MAR 19
  • MAR 23 TO APR 4
  • APR 6 TO APR 22
  • USD 18900
  • USD 5900
  • USD 4000
  • USD 2000
  • USD 2400
  • USD 3400
  • USD 4300
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED
  • FULL TOUR
    • TOUR D'AFRIQUE 2023
    • CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN
    • JAN 14 TO APR 22
    • 18900 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 1
    • PHARAOH'S DELIGHT
    • CAIRO TO KHARTOUM
    • Jan 14 - Feb 5
    • 5900 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 2
    • MASAI STEPPE
    • NAIROBI TO MBEYA
    • Feb 16 - Mar 1
    • 4000 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 3
    • MALAWI GIN
    • MBEYA TO LILONGWE
    • Mar 3 - Mar 9
    • 2000 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 4
    • ZAMBEZI ZONE
    • LILONGWE TO VICTORIA FALLS
    • Mar 11 - Mar 19
    • 2400 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 5
    • ELEPHANT HIGHWAY
    • VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK
    • Mar 23 - Apr 4
    • 3400 USD
    • FULLY BOOKED
  • SECTION 6
    • DUNES & ATLANTIC
    • WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN
    • Apr 6 - Apr 22
    • 4300 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 riders, and sectional riders whose sections include Pharaoh's Delight and Masai Steppe, must book and pay their own flight from Khartoum to Nairobi.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$600 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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