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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

Mike Grisenthwaite

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Grisenthwaite

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Mike is leading exponent and promoter of the benefits of exercise and activity for everyone living with and beyond cancer. First diagnosed with blood cancer (nhl) in 2000. The following year he completed the Lanzarote Ironman, after a relapse in 2005 Mike was fortunate to receive a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from his brother. Since then Mike has gone on to complete numerous endurance events, including the whole of the Tour de France route on the same schedule as the professionals in 2007 and the Race Across America in 2018. Founder and CEO of the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) since 2005. CFC gives bikes, specially adapted trikes and provides personalised exercise advice to children and young adults living with and beyond cancer across the UK. So far CFC have helped over 5,000 children. Mike has been a Cancer Exercise Specialist since 2008. At the 2015 World Transplant Games in Argentina and 2016 European Transplant Games in Helsinki, Mike representing Great Britain he became Silver and Bronze Medallist in both the Road Race and Time Trial races.

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Peter Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Peter Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Benjamin Raff

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Benjamin Raff

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

A young kid with an old soul. Passionate about meeting new people and exploring new places. Lived in Israel , went to school in Vermont, and currently living in New York City. Signing up for this trip comes from a strong fascination with Africa and a desire to explore it on two wheels. After biking across America with a supported tour two summers ago, I felt exploring Africa in a similar fashion would fulfill a lifelong (I know short) dream.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Judith Gold

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Judith Gold

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Greg Giles

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Greg Giles

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Greetings from Greg Giles. I am an artist/art teacher where I have been practicing my trade in international schools, two of which have been in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Of course I love being on the bike and ride any chance I get. Due to work constraints, I am new to the epic cycling variety and I am looking forward to the adventure of meeting new people and seeing new places.

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Fernando A L Silva

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Fernando A L Silva

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Brazil

Tenho 57 anos, casado com Michelle e pai de Nicole e Iasmin. Formado em Educação Física(nunca atuei na área) e empresário do ramo da construção civil e na área de tecnologia. Moro de frente para o mar. Faço atividades físicas regularmente desde os 32 anos. Treinei natação e corrida dos 32 anos aos 49 anos, quando participei de provas de travessias de natação com distâncias de 2 km e corridas de 10 km e fiz uma meia maratona e uma maratona com tempo de 4 hs. Com 49 anos parei de correr e nadar em função de condrio malácia no joelho e fui para o bike. Pedalo de montainbike geralmente finais de semana. Durante a semana faço na academia spinning segunda, quarta e sexta, e na terça e quinta remo de canoa havaiana e aula de pilates. Nos últimos anos fiz algumas viagens de cicloturismo de no máximo 4 dias com distâncias de 80 km diários. Tenho certeza que farei o tour completo e para isso pretendo a partir de janeiro 2019 fazer um treinamento específico para tal.

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ian priestner

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Cairo to Cape Town

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ian priestner

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I'm a 61 year-old male living near Chester, England. I have cycled since I can remember and was brought up in Tanzania and Malawi though schooled in England. When I was twelve staying with my father in southern Malawi I vowed I would come back someday and cycle in Africa. I was the proud possessor of a Claude Butler 5-speed racer and was told it was the only racing bike in Malawi at that time (1971). Over the intervening years I have cycled throughout the UK but more recently have taken to the continent and have clocked up rides in most European countries. Last year I went from Bangkok to Singapore and in previous years have cycled in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos which, though very hot, was really enjoyable. I try and do three or if I'm lucky four trips every year since I retired a few years ago. Recently I cycled from Fez to Essaouria and also Lisbon to Tarifa. I'm off to Cuba in March and will do a longer trip in the summer across Poland and the Ukraine. Sometimes I go alone, which I enjoy for the pure freedom, but often with a couple of friends, but always unsupported and taking my kit. Camping in Europe is out for me as I can afford hotels and I enjoy trying out the fabulous food wherever I go. I'm married to a working wife and have a wonderful 15-year old daughter and they, though a bit perplexed at my enthusiasms, are very supportive. I have a Villiers Velo touring bike but I fear it may not have the capacity to carry extra-sized tyres and because the frame builder for some reason mismeasured me I have had to fit a seat post sitting backwards which always worries me for metal fatigue reasons. I am interested in advice as to what to get bikewise: I prefer steel and 36-spoked wheels. My work as a lobbyist for energy companies took me across the world and I always fantasised about one day cycling in or to them, rather than being stuck in an air-conditioned limousine or fast-forwarding in a helicopter.

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Bob Watts

Rider

Khartoum to Nairobi

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Bob Watts

Rider
Khartoum to Nairobi

United Kingdom

If my cycling life were a day I would have set out on a steel clunker at dawn on lanes around the English Midlands before being more adventurous and getting further afield through breakfast time, leading to a circling of the globe before elevenses. A long lunchtime preoccupied by fathering two kids finally brings the luxury of more me time for longer rides and bigger cycling challenges in the warm glow of the afternoon now work is over.

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Josefina Gonzalez de Oliveira

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Josefina Gonzalez de Oliveira

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Brazil

Hello My name is Josefina Gonzalez. I'm from Brazil, Curitiba City, and I 54 years old.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Kostas Panagopoulos

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Kostas Panagopoulos

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Robert Keyes

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Robert Keyes

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Just a good old boy from Alberta.

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Catherine Macdonald

Rider

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Catherine Macdonald

Rider
Nairobi to Victoria Falls

United Kingdom

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Isla McColl

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Isla McColl

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Christopher (Kit) Campbell

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Christopher (Kit) Campbell

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Well, I’m a 70-year old man, bionic knee since 2015, certainly like cycling and have been doing some unsupported trips in recent years but only up to 3 weeks at a time. I’ve worked and lived in Africa (Lesotho and Botswana, Ethiopia et al); possibly related, it’s been a dream of mine to transect Africa from Cairo to Cape Town for at least 30 years, one way or the other.. I never thought it would be on the cards to do it by pedaling but since I first heard of TDA some years ago, the pull has been growing. So ... I may have left it too late in the game, but we’ll see it I can survive. Reading the current 2019 riders’ comments are both inspiring and daunting! PS. Sure hope I can edit this verbiage once it’s posted.

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Peter Michaelson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Peter Michaelson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Mayumi Stroy

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mayumi Stroy

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Erika Lindquist

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Erika Lindquist

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Tonianne Pease

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Nairobi to Windhoek

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Tonianne Pease

Rider
Nairobi to Windhoek

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Paul Barnes

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Paul Barnes

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Fiona Barnes

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Fiona Barnes

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Jim FOWLER

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jim FOWLER

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I am 54 and live in the Pacific Northwest - USA. Formerly I was a US Navy Diving and Salvage Officer in Hawaii, Owner of a small ski area in Idaho, and a Tech Entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. My current occupation is finding new adventures in interesting places.

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Maurice Walch

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Maurice Walch

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Vivekananthan Thushyanthan

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Vivekananthan Thushyanthan

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Milan Jansen

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Milan Jansen

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

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Ingrid Vlaar

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Ingrid Vlaar

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jacqueline Nel

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." Ernest Hemingway

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Mike Grisenthwaite

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Grisenthwaite

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Mike is leading exponent and promoter of the benefits of exercise and activity for everyone living with and beyond cancer. First diagnosed with blood cancer (nhl) in 2000. The following year he completed the Lanzarote Ironman, after a relapse in 2005 Mike was fortunate to receive a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from his brother. Since then Mike has gone on to complete numerous endurance events, including the whole of the Tour de France route on the same schedule as the professionals in 2007 and the Race Across America in 2018. Founder and CEO of the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) since 2005. CFC gives bikes, specially adapted trikes and provides personalised exercise advice to children and young adults living with and beyond cancer across the UK. So far CFC have helped over 5,000 children. Mike has been a Cancer Exercise Specialist since 2008. At the 2015 World Transplant Games in Argentina and 2016 European Transplant Games in Helsinki, Mike representing Great Britain he became Silver and Bronze Medallist in both the Road Race and Time Trial races.

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Peter Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Peter Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Benjamin Raff

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Benjamin Raff

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

A young kid with an old soul. Passionate about meeting new people and exploring new places. Lived in Israel , went to school in Vermont, and currently living in New York City. Signing up for this trip comes from a strong fascination with Africa and a desire to explore it on two wheels. After biking across America with a supported tour two summers ago, I felt exploring Africa in a similar fashion would fulfill a lifelong (I know short) dream.

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“TDA provided the opportunity for me to cycle safely from Cairo to Cape Town. Everything promised was delivered. One does not have to be a Tour de France cyclist to enjoy the Tour d'Afrique. I found everyone on staff to be knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and accommodating. If you want to cycle in Africa and are just an average person like myself, TDA is the way to go. You will have the trip of a lifetime.”

“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 2020


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • SECTION 7
  • SECTION 8
  • TOUR D'AFRIQUE
  • PHARAOH'S DELIGHT
  • THE GORGE
  • TRIBAL LANDS
  • MASAI STEPPE
  • MALAWI GIN
  • ZAMBEZI ZONE
  • ELEPHANT HIGHWAY
  • DUNES & ATLANTIC
  • CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN
  • CAIRO TO KHARTOUM
  • KHARTOUM TO ADDIS ABABA
  • ADDIS ABABA TO NAIROBI
  • NAIROBI TO MBEYA
  • MBEYA TO LILONGWE
  • LILONGWE TO VICTORIA FALLS
  • VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK
  • WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN
  • JAN 16 TO MAY 9
  • JAN 16 TO FEB 5
  • FEB 7 TO FEB 20
  • FEB 23 TO MAR 7
  • MAR 9 TO MAR 20
  • MAR 25 TO MAR 31
  • MAR 30 TO APR 7
  • APR 11 TO APR 21
  • APR 24 TO MAY 9
  • USD 17400
  • USD 3975
  • USD 2650
  • USD 2650
  • USD 2275
  • USD 1325
  • USD 1700
  • USD 2075
  • USD 3025
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
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  • FULL TOUR
    • TOUR D'AFRIQUE
    • CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN
    • JAN 16 TO MAY 9
    • 17400 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • PHARAOH'S DELIGHT
    • CAIRO TO KHARTOUM
    • Jan 16 - Feb 5
    • 3975 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • THE GORGE
    • KHARTOUM TO ADDIS ABABA
    • Feb 7 - Feb 20
    • 2650 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • TRIBAL LANDS
    • ADDIS ABABA TO NAIROBI
    • Feb 23 - Mar 7
    • 2650 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • MASAI STEPPE
    • NAIROBI TO MBEYA
    • Mar 9 - Mar 20
    • 2275 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 5
    • MALAWI GIN
    • MBEYA TO LILONGWE
    • Mar 25 - Mar 31
    • 1325 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 6
    • ZAMBEZI ZONE
    • LILONGWE TO VICTORIA FALLS
    • Mar 30 - Apr 7
    • 1700 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 7
    • ELEPHANT HIGHWAY
    • VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK
    • Apr 11 - Apr 21
    • 2075 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 8
    • DUNES & ATLANTIC
    • WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN
    • Apr 24 - May 9
    • 3025 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

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 US$150 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 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. 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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