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Trans-Caucasus

Trans-Caucasus

A cycling adventure from the Greater Caucasus to the Bosphorous Strait

RIDERS AND STAFF

Tim Millikin

Tour Leader

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Tim Millikin

Tour Leader
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

I cycled around the world between 2015-2018 covering 46500km and 39 countries. I am a keen adventure cyclist and love to see what is around each corner. I have worked for TDA in Romania, Africa, Europe and Morocco and I look forward to guiding you again soon

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Medic

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Medic
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

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Ben Murgatroyd

Tour Leader Trainee

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Ben Murgatroyd

Tour Leader Trainee
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Having worked for the past 8 winters as a wilderness guide in Finnish Lapland, and traveling for the coinciding summers, covid bought my lifestyle to an abrupt halt. Not one to be deterred, I moved up to stunning Scotland in my van, studying to become a furniture maker in a workshop full of laughter and creativity. But the itch to travel always needs scratching, so I'm very excited to join the tour to see another part of our beautiful planet and all it has to offer, smiling all the way!

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Mitchell Kadelbach

Chef

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Mitchell Kadelbach

Chef
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Something of a British Canadian mongrel, raised in Toronto yet living for the past six years in Cornwall in the south of England. I first cut my teeth as a chef in the fast-paced restaurants of Toronto - specialising in Italian and Mexican cuisine. Recently, however, I've traded a cluttered kitchen for outdoor catering and part-time teaching. As I teach at a cookery school, leading courses on vegetarian, middle eastern, and vegan cuisines. This segway suits my interest as I tour the English south-west catering weddings events all summer long. Interestingly, I've just graduated with a journalism degree, which I hope to capitalise on by starting a sustainability angled food blog. In 2019, I completed the Silk Route tour with TDA as the tour chef. And have been jonesing to get back on time ever since – experiencing countries, cultures and landscapes from the inside out.

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Douglas Percival

Bike Mechanic

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Douglas Percival

Bike Mechanic
Tbilisi to Istanbul

South Africa

Flinging spanners, clicking gears. Juggling bike spares & Humans Habits to create Bicycle Tours that function in crazy locations. See you guys at the next crazy location.

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Kim Wright

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Kim Wright

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Australia

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Murray Beare

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Murray Beare

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Canada

Rode from Tuk to Fort St John on the NA Epic 2109. Looking forward to travelling farther afield. TDA is the way to do it.

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Peter Cox

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Peter Cox

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Canada

Retired Paeadiatric Critical Care MD; Worked with MSF and other NGOs since then. Cairo to Cape Town 2019BC (Before Covid).

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Paul Paridaen

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Paul Paridaen

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Canada

I am 65 yrs old. My spouse Bonnie and I did the last half of the TDA in 2008 and my son Matthew and I did the first half of the TDA in 2011. I love exploring our beautiful world from the seat of a bicycle. I was hoping to do the Silk Road this year, and I am very excited about the Trans- Caucasus this August.

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Lizz Hale

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Lizz Hale

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

Avid cyclist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. This will be my second trip with TDA.

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Kelley Hale

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Kelley Hale

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

"Capricorn. Avid cyclist. Gluten-full. And a hundred percent jazzed to meet you."

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Jeanine Hartnett

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Jeanine Hartnett

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

This will be my third TDA trip. I retired from a banking career in New York in 2016. I’ve done many other long distance cycling trips, including across the US in 2017.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Crago

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Elizabeth (Liz) Crago

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

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 TDA.

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Michael Howard

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Michael Howard

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

A cyclist on and off for many years. I started when I was 14. I rode a section from Sudan to Ethiopia 2014 and Rute De Maya 2015, plus Tanzania to Namibia, plus Kyrgyzstan,, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Now I am looking forward to the great ride Georgia and Turkey in August 2022. I still work, why retire? Keep healthy to live a long life

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Trond Andreassen

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Trond Andreassen

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Norway

I´m a 67 years old Norwegian male. Married, father to two children and three grandchildren. A Master from the University of Bergen in 1980 in Nordic Language and Literature. Been working as a Secretary-General for a writers and translators organisation for many years. Have also been a director for Scandinavian University Press. Today I am retired. I´m a keen cross country skier in the winter and a cyclist in the summer. Have been cycling Norway from north to south and Finland from north to south. Together with a small group, we are now in the middle of Iron Curtain Trail. Starts up again from Bad Sooden Allendorf June this year. Have finished 5 trips with Exodus around the world.

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Benedicte Therien

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Benedicte Therien

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Canada

I have been cycling all around the world solo or duo (Cuba, France, West Africa, Patagonia, Balkans, S-E Asia, etc..). First organized tour ever was North American Epic in 2019 (northern part and central America). Liked it so much, here I am super excited to bike the Trans Caucasus with you

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer. I currently live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where there are plenty of hills to climb.

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Fabrizio Brentini

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Fabrizio Brentini

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Switzerland

Born in 1957. Fan of every kind of cycling.

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Stephen (Neil) Slotnick

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Stephen (Neil) Slotnick

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

I'm a 64-year-old resident of Juneau, Alaska. Mostly retired from state service. If I'm not traveling, I like to cross-country ski in winter, and bicycle or hike in summer, with my wife, Kate. We have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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Katherine Slotnick

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Katherine Slotnick

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

I am a retired public health nurse and live in Juneau, Alaska. I rode the Orient Express tour in 2019 and the Great American Road Trip in 2021 with my husband Neil.

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Hanne Renland

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Hanne Renland

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

Norway

I discovered this fascinating lifestyle in 2017 as a section rider on Tour d'Afrique Egypt-Rwanda. My fascination of this way of riding/living made me cycle through Norway in 2017 and 2019 and through Tanzania November 2017. In 2018 I did West-Africa, an extraordinary fascinating tour. I live in a small town in the nothern part of Norway, where I work as a psychologist. Beside my work I am running an aid project in the south-west of Tanzania.

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Grant Mcintosh

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Grant Mcintosh

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

New Zealand

Hi im a 64 yearold Farmer from Christchurch New Zealand. Enjoy cycling NZ cycle trails and have completed to Escape Adventures tours to Madagaser and China.Looking forward to the journey and challenge TDA cycle tour will bring.

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Tim Millikin

Tour Leader

Tbilisi to Istanbul

Kim Wright

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

Murray Beare

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

Peter Cox

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

Paul Paridaen

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Anthony Rock

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Anthony Rock

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

I'm a Canadian-American and split my time between urban life in Brooklyn, NY and on the Northumberland Strait in Atlantic Canada. The Kingdom of Morocco will be my 4th ride with TDA.

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"It's a cyclists utopia. These trips are about being on your bike and experiencing far off lands one pedal stroke at a time while creating lasting friendships through shared experiences and some hard work. Good Times!"

"You will be very proud of yourself for completing this difficult (mentally and physically) tour. The scenery is gorgeous, the cultures interesting, the weather and roads challenging. It is quite an adventure!"

"The Canada-based company is known for creating some of the most daring and dramatic long distance bike rides in the business. This one, which goes from Azerbaijan to Georgia and Turkey, is one of them."

OVERVIEW TRANS-CAUCASUS 2022


  • FULL TOUR
  • TRANS-CAUCASUS
  • TBILISI TO ISTANBUL
  • AUG 20 TO SEP 18
  • USD 7900
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • TRANS-CAUCASUS
    • TBILISI TO ISTANBUL
    • AUG 20 TO SEP 18
    • 7900 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE 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$300 if full payment is received 5 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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