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Trans-Europa

Trans-Europa

Trans-Europa

A spectacular tour through 11 countries, from the Baltic Sea to the Rock of Gibraltar

RIDERS AND STAFF

Dudley Jesser

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Dudley Jesser

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Australia

I have been having the time of my life since the year 2002 when I wound up my business interests in North Queensland Australia. I began cycling and my enjoyment has increased ten fold since discovering and joining the TDA family. I completed the Silk Road 2012 which spiked my appetite for adventure with my fellow cyclists. It was such a surreal experience I wish to keep it going until my legs no longer go around in circles.I am so fortunate to have made some wonderful friendships and hope to make many more on my quest to complete the 7 Epics. Looking forward to meeting you on our next adventure which for me will be Trans Europa 2014 Best wishes from Dudley Jesser

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Antoinette Kok-Oosthuizen

Rider

Bratislava to Venice

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Antoinette Kok-Oosthuizen

Rider
Bratislava to Venice

South Africa

I am born and bred in South Africa. I have been wanting to do a cycle tour since ... forever. Thus this year will be the year for serious training as I also plan to to the Sani to Sea in 2015. I love travelling, reading, cycling, exploring, gardening, and just being outside, and did I say travelling. Looking forward to spending some time in Europe. Looking forward in meeting everybody!

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Bill Wilson

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Bill Wilson

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Canada

This will be my 11th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden all or part of the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique, the Trans Oceania, the Odyssey, the North American Epic and the Great American Roadtrip . I retired seven years ago, after more than 35 years prosecuting criminal cases for the Ontario government, and spend the bulk of my time cycling, golfing, reading and travelling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Ching-chuan Chen

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Ching-chuan Chen

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Taiwan, Province of China

Hi,I am Ching-Chuan Chen, you can just call me Chen. I retired in 2010 and started enjoying in bicycle riding, after finish my first book about the experience of a 40 days riding tour in Middle Asia, now I look forward to this adventure and started to plan my second book.

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Rider

St. Petersburg to Bratislava

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St. Petersburg to Bratislava

United States

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Peter Hodges

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Peter Hodges

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

New Zealand

Kiwi who enjoys getting out and exploring. (tda veteran)

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Michael Neuser

Rider

Venice to Lisbon

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Michael Neuser

Rider
Venice to Lisbon

Germany

Over the past years I've done multiple bike tours in the USA. I like discovering the countryside on these bike trips and it is an ideal counter part to office job. I am looking forward to exploring some areas of Europe that I've not visited yet.

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Rider

St. Petersburg to Bratislava

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St. Petersburg to Bratislava

United States

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Rider

Venice to Barcelona

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Rider
Venice to Barcelona

Canada

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Michael Hobin

Rider

St. Petersburg to Bratislava

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Michael Hobin

Rider
St. Petersburg to Bratislava

Canada

I'm retired and in the 60+ category. I enjoy cycling, golf and hiking. Currently I spend my winters in Arizona and will start spending my summers in Camlachie, Ontario. I've done a few long distance rides including the TDA in 2016. Looking forward to seeing western Canada on bike.

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Alex Klopfer

Rider

St. Petersburg to Bratislava

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Alex Klopfer

Rider
St. Petersburg to Bratislava

Canada

I live in Vancouver, I'm 73 ... will turn 74 on the trip. Looking forward to meeting everybody. Alex Klopfer

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Vilma Plesníková

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Vilma Plesníková

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Slovakia

Hello everybody, my name is Vilma. I like going to the nature by bike or just for a walk whenever it is possible. Bottle of water, some snack, camera and good weather - what could be better :-) See you soon

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Peter Plesník

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Peter Plesník

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Slovakia

Hi, my name is Peter Plesník and I work as a shop assistent and bicycle mechanic. I'll be your mechanic on this tour and I am looking forward to meeting you all :-)

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Gergo Szanyi

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Gergo Szanyi

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Hungary

Hi there, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary.  Graduated in Visual Communications, since then dealing with photography, film and all sorts of graphic design projects. After more than a decade of annual and occasional bike touring with my family and friends in the late 80's and 90's, a few seasons of mountain bike racing, and quite a few years of "just" sitting in an office, in 2005 I read a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique.  It made me wonder: how such distance is even doable?  Fast forward to the following January: I found myself in Cairo, at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA!  I successfully completed the full tour. What a great adventure it was! Next year, in 2007 I also crossed the Himalaya by bike, riding with a friend from Lhasa to Kathmandu.  On this trip we had a great off-road ride up to the "North Base Camp" of Mount Everest in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above sea level. This is where this profile photograph was taken. Since then I did the Amber Route, a couple of Orient Express tours, Trans Europas, Odysseys and the PubRides. In the summer of 2020 we completed a long distance all self-supported bicycle tour with the kids (then younger than 1 and 6) with tents, tandem and trailers.

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Tomas Gold

Rider

Bratislava to Barcelona

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Tomas Gold

Rider
Bratislava to Barcelona

United States

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Rider

Vilnius to Bratislava

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Rider
Vilnius to Bratislava

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Rider

Vilnius to Bratislava

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Vilnius to Bratislava

United States

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Luiz Viana

Rider

Barcelona to Lisbon

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Luiz Viana

Rider
Barcelona to Lisbon

Brazil

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Powell "Gil" Gillenwater

Rider

Vilnius to Bratislava

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Powell "Gil" Gillenwater

Rider
Vilnius to Bratislava

United States

I love adventure and I love to travel. My brother Troy (who will be on this ride) and I discovered Tibet’s fabled "Lost Falls of the Brahmaputra” in 1997. I have been on 6 expeditions into the Himalayas of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Ladakh. I am a weekend warrior when it comes to riding bikes having coordinated multi-day, fundraising bike rides in Sonora, Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. I am the founder and president of the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, Inc. and I am really looking forward to this ride. A good friend, Mike Hobin, will be riding the entire Africa tour. He convinced my brother Troy and friend Kevin Johansen (a college football buddy - we are now both 61 years old) to join him on the final leg. We road across Poland and Slovakia with Mike on a Tour d'Afrique adventure last year and had a fantastic time.

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Miriam Gold

Rider

Bratislava to Barcelona

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Miriam Gold

Rider
Bratislava to Barcelona

United States

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chris hectors

Rider

St. Petersburg to Vilnius

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chris hectors

Rider
St. Petersburg to Vilnius

Belgium

biking to see the world is my favourite way of traveling i live in ghent, an old medieval and beautiful city in the northern flemish part of belgium look forward to meet the team and to bike through latin america

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Rider

St. Petersburg to Venice

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St. Petersburg to Venice

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Chet Basher

Rider

St. Petersburg to Barcelona

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Chet Basher

Rider
St. Petersburg to Barcelona

United States

Looking forward to this adventure-----Have previously done ride across USA and 2 other TDA trips in Europe--- Stay well to all have fun

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Rider

Venice to Barcelona

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Venice to Barcelona

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Rider

Venice to Barcelona

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Venice to Barcelona

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider

Venice to Barcelona

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider
Venice to Barcelona

United Kingdom

Liz Rooke Love cycling and love travelling and caught the TDA bug a few years ago. Did Venice to Barcelona leg in 2014 and it was so good that in 2015 I completed the Orient Express and the Bamboo Road before realising I had to get a job again! Sadly this year I can only do one segment but with lots of old friends (no reference to ageism) I couldn't resist returning - looking forward to joining you in Banff

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Trond Michelsen

Rider

Bratislava to Barcelona

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Trond Michelsen

Rider
Bratislava to Barcelona

Norway

Hi. I'm a 49 year old programmer from Oslo, Norway. This will be my sixth trip with TDA. Previously I've done a section on Bamboo Road (2013), three sections on Trans-Europa (2014 and 2016) and the complete Orient Express (2015) and Pub Ride (2018) Looking forward to a great summer of cycling

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

Rider

St. Petersburg to Bratislava

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

Rider
St. Petersburg to Bratislava

South Africa

Love exploring countries on my bicycle

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Tom Catanese

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Tom Catanese

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

WOW, ANOTHER TDA TOUR SO FORTUNATE AND PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS GROUP. CHOICES DETERMINE OUTCOMES.. MY CHOICE IS TO STAY AS ACTIVE IN LIFE AS POSSIBLE. SHARE MY EXPERIENCES WITH OTHERS. ENERGIZING MY GOALS AS I SEE THIS AMAZING WORLD ON TWO WHEELS. PAPA

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Dudley Jesser

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Antoinette Kok-Oosthuizen

Rider

Bratislava to Venice

Bill Wilson

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Ching-chuan Chen

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

 

Rider

St. Petersburg to Bratislava

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Chris Wille

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Chris Wille

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Canada

"The very core of man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun" Chris McCandless Into the Wild Extremely happy and grateful to have participated in and cycled the equivalent of twice around the world on some 10+ incredible TDA trips, Coast to coast, all EFI, on 6 of the worlds 7 continents. First rider to have completed all & of the TDA 7 Epics. Special thanks to the TDA and their amazing, dedicated staff for making such trips,. and the quote above, possible- there is an incredible amount of work that goes into scouting, logistics, bookings, vehicles, staffing food, etc etc. Nobody does it better than the TDA, No one runs tours like they do on roads less travelled. It's a wonderful lifestyle, Eat, Sleep and Ride. Learning lots every day from wherever we are on the planet. " The world is my classroom, I am it's student and class is in session" Thanks also to the many wonderful, strong willed fellow riders who have helped shape each unique journey and make it special. From ages 25 to 78, you are all very inspiring and show us what is possible, proving that age is just a number. Thanks also to my dedicated and understanding wife Linda. Together we started a charity in 2008, Bicycles for Humanity Victoria. Since inception we have collected, shipped and donated over 5500 good used bikes and spare parts to 3 African countries, Namibia, Uganda and Malawi. Our work continues, always collecting good used bikes and spare parts for the next container load.. It's a great way to give back and every donated bike helps change a life for the better. Our efforts are ongoing.

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John Hemmen

Rider

St. Petersburg to Barcelona

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John Hemmen

Rider
St. Petersburg to Barcelona

United States

I have been an avid cyclist all my life and have done many tours on both road and mountain bikes. Cycling is simply the best way to travel through country, for it lends itself to a relaxed and visceral connection to the land and its people. I am a retired Emergency Physician and have done the Trans Europa, Odyssey, Pub Ride, and NAE tours previously with TDA.

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Kevin Hall

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Kevin Hall

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Australia

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Wayne Carty

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Wayne Carty

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Australia

I enjoy cycling and the challenges it brings. Last 'tour' was with my wife in 1994, around Tasmania. Recently I have completed a number of 200km+ rides and with more time on my hands I began to organise a European trip. I soon found TDA and was very interested in a number of rides (esp South America). The Trans-Europa was the only ride in 2016 that fit in with work and family commitments. I hope it is the first of many TDA challenges I am to be involved in.

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Yvonne Goldsmith

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Yvonne Goldsmith

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

I look forward to my fourth TDA adventure and hope to set a new PR for the lightest and smallest daily bag. I’m retired, my last job being an epidemiologist in women’s and children’s health for the Alaska Division of Public Health. I discovered bike touring 15 years ago, it’s my favorite way to travel the world. We’ve made many a fast friend among fellow TDAers. And, excited to be biking with my cousin Xufeng.

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Scott Goldsmith

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Scott Goldsmith

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

I'm a retired professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. When not working I love to ski in the winter and bike the rest of the year. At 75 this will probably be my last mega bike trip.

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Peter McCartney

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Peter McCartney

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Ireland

My name is Peter McCartney and this is my 4th TDA trip.

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Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

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Peter Millikan

Rider

Vilnius to Barcelona

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Peter Millikan

Rider
Vilnius to Barcelona

United States

I am 72, a retired emergency physician, married since 1973, three children and five grand children, living north of Seattle on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Travel highlights: half year backpacking and tent camping in East Africa and South America, four weeks trekking in Nepal, half year living in Andalusia, Camino de Santiago on mountain bike, road bike trips from Seattle to Bath, Maine, Natchez Trace, Seattle to San Francisco via Oregon Coast, TDA Transeuropa, TDA Odyssey, TDA North American Epic (Banff to Yuma), mountain bike trips in Northern Rockies, around Moab, and various rides around California and Washington with friends, bike clubs or solo. I've summited the volcanic peaks in the Cascades as well as Mt Whitney. Besides hiking and biking I like windsurfing and skiing. I can say a few things in Spanish or Russian.

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Catrina Millikan

Rider

Cannes to Barcelona

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Catrina Millikan

Rider
Cannes to Barcelona

United States

64 year old wife, mother, grandmother. I have had two previous bike tours (Camino de Santiago, 2001)., and TDA Cannes to Barcelona 2016. I have an adventurous spirit and am excited for the group experience. I look forward to meeting new people and also enjoying the beautiful scenery!

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Mark Heim

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Mark Heim

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

I was fortunate to retire early a few years ago and I now enjoy my free time staying fit and active. I've done a few other long distance bike tours including a ride across the US then up to Alaska, TDA's Transeuropa, South American Epic, the Silk Route, and part of Africa. I’ve previously ridden through some of the areas that The North American Epic will cover it is was some of the best riding of my life. I’m looking forward to sharing this adventure with old friends and meeting new people.

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Tim Sole

Rider

St. Petersburg to Budapest

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Tim Sole

Rider
St. Petersburg to Budapest

New Zealand

Married to Judy. Both rode LEJOG in 2014, TDA Bamboo Road in 2015, the first third of TDA Trans-Europa in 2016, the TDA Odyssey in 2017, the TDA Pub Ride in 2018, and the last 80% of TDA's North American Epic (so for us Banff to Panama) in 2019. This tour will be my first on an e-bike. My superpower is finding coffee stops.

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Judy Sole

Rider

St. Petersburg to Budapest

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Judy Sole

Rider
St. Petersburg to Budapest

New Zealand

Married to Tim Sole, who is also on the tour. This will be my sixth TDA trip having previously done the Bamboo Road, part of the Transeuropa, the Odyssey, the Pub Ride and 80% of the North American Epic (Jasper to Panama). Greatly enjoyed cycling LEJOG (Lands End to John O' Groats) and the South Island of New Zealand.

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Georges Kübler

Rider

St. Petersburg to Budapest

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Georges Kübler

Rider
St. Petersburg to Budapest

Switzerland

Not much to tell about me. I worked as a teacher in a professional school till 08.2014 and I'am working till 05.2016 as a project manager at the administration for educational affairs. Up to June 2016 I'am free enough for a byicle tour and that's what I am going to do with TDA Global Cycling.

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Rider

Barcelona to Lisbon

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Barcelona to Lisbon

Switzerland

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Rider

Barcelona to Lisbon

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Barcelona to Lisbon

Switzerland

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Eric Wolinsky

Rider

St. Petersburg to Venice

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Eric Wolinsky

Rider
St. Petersburg to Venice

United States

Did the Trans-Europa (St. Pete to Venice) last year and caught the TDA bug. I love bicycle touring, all parts of it and I'm really looking forward to this trip.

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Rider

Budapest to Venice

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Rider
Budapest to Venice

Ireland

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Rider

St. Petersburg to Vilnius

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Rider
St. Petersburg to Vilnius

United Kingdom

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Peter Ellis

Rider

St. Petersburg to Barcelona

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Peter Ellis

Rider
St. Petersburg to Barcelona

Canada

Five TDA’s. All good.Looking forward to the fun ahead.

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Ruth Grathwohl

Rider

St. Petersburg to Barcelona

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Ruth Grathwohl

Rider
St. Petersburg to Barcelona

Canada

Looking forward to participating in my 6th TDA ride with my husband Peter Ellis

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Jim Skeel

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Jim Skeel

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

Barb and I have done several TDA rides. The most difficult part of this trip will be leaving my one old dog at home. Consequently, I am only signing up for the first section.

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Barbara Smit

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Barbara Smit

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

Love cycling and travel. Look forward to seeing old friends

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Debbie Jenner

Rider

Venice to Barcelona

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Debbie Jenner

Rider
Venice to Barcelona

United Kingdom

In need of another adventure... A few more weeks exploring a spectacular part of the world, by bike, with fellow riders? Why not?!

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edward sokol

Rider

St. Petersburg to Venice

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edward sokol

Rider
St. Petersburg to Venice

United States

retired, single worked 44 years in retail business, owned it for 30 years like cycling, hiking

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Alex Klopfer

Rider

Venice to Lisbon

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Alex Klopfer

Rider
Venice to Lisbon

Canada

I live in Vancouver, I'm 73 ... will turn 74 on the trip. Looking forward to meeting everybody. Alex Klopfer

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Vilma Plesníková

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Vilma Plesníková

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Slovakia

Hello everybody, my name is Vilma. I like going to the nature by bike or just for a walk whenever it is possible. Bottle of water, some snack, camera and good weather - what could be better :-) See you soon

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Peter Plesník

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Peter Plesník

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Slovakia

Hi, my name is Peter Plesník and I work as a shop assistent and bicycle mechanic. I'll be your mechanic on this tour and I am looking forward to meeting you all :-)

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Özgür Karataş

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Özgür Karataş

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Turkey

“Working outdoors is phenomenal.”

When TDA need local support for translations in Turkey in 2014, I entered the picture. Before TDA, I lived year-round there, in Izmir. Now I live on the road eight months of the year; the rest of the time I’m in Turkey, either applying for visas or rock-climbing.

Sometimes on a tour our failures are as incredible as our successes. Being defeated as my tour attempted to climb a new route on Koca Sarp, a rocky mountain in central Anatolia, is an experience I’ll always remember.

I’ve seen so much of the world with TDA. My favourite place I’ve been so far is Meteora, Greece. Probably the greatest pleasure of cycle-touring for me is never spending more than two days in a row in the same spot.

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Aaron Goldenberg

Rider

Budapest to Lisbon

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Aaron Goldenberg

Rider
Budapest to Lisbon

United States

I'm Aaron. I'm 63, and live in Southern Florida. I rode the Trans-Europa tour last year from Budapest to Lisbon. I'm looking forward to riding in Southeast Asia.

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider

Budapest to Venice

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider
Budapest to Venice

United Kingdom

Liz Rooke Love cycling and love travelling and caught the TDA bug a few years ago. Did Venice to Barcelona leg in 2014 and it was so good that in 2015 I completed the Orient Express and the Bamboo Road before realising I had to get a job again! Sadly this year I can only do one segment but with lots of old friends (no reference to ageism) I couldn't resist returning - looking forward to joining you in Banff

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Rider

Cannes to Barcelona

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Cannes to Barcelona

United Kingdom

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Monique Laflamme

Rider

Venice to Lisbon

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Monique Laflamme

Rider
Venice to Lisbon

Canada

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Gergo Szanyi

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Gergo Szanyi

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Hungary

Hi there, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary.  Graduated in Visual Communications, since then dealing with photography, film and all sorts of graphic design projects. After more than a decade of annual and occasional bike touring with my family and friends in the late 80's and 90's, a few seasons of mountain bike racing, and quite a few years of "just" sitting in an office, in 2005 I read a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique.  It made me wonder: how such distance is even doable?  Fast forward to the following January: I found myself in Cairo, at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA!  I successfully completed the full tour. What a great adventure it was! Next year, in 2007 I also crossed the Himalaya by bike, riding with a friend from Lhasa to Kathmandu.  On this trip we had a great off-road ride up to the "North Base Camp" of Mount Everest in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above sea level. This is where this profile photograph was taken. Since then I did the Amber Route, a couple of Orient Express tours, Trans Europas, Odysseys and the PubRides. In the summer of 2020 we completed a long distance all self-supported bicycle tour with the kids (then younger than 1 and 6) with tents, tandem and trailers.

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Trond Michelsen

Rider

Budapest to Venice

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Trond Michelsen

Rider
Budapest to Venice

Norway

Hi. I'm a 49 year old programmer from Oslo, Norway. This will be my sixth trip with TDA. Previously I've done a section on Bamboo Road (2013), three sections on Trans-Europa (2014 and 2016) and the complete Orient Express (2015) and Pub Ride (2018) Looking forward to a great summer of cycling

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Tone I. Lundsaunet

Rider

Cannes to Barcelona

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Tone I. Lundsaunet

Rider
Cannes to Barcelona

Norway

Biking vacations since 2006. TDA´s: the Orient Express 2015 and Cannes-Barcelona in 2016. Looking forward to meet you all again!

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Balazs Perjesy

Rider

Madrid to Lisbon

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Balazs Perjesy

Rider
Madrid to Lisbon

Hungary

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

Rider

Budapest to Barcelona

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

Rider
Budapest to Barcelona

South Africa

Love exploring countries on my bicycle

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Daniel Frye

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Daniel Frye

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

Hello, I'm a retired oceanographer and I've taken up cycle touring as a replacement for running and backpacking, which I'm no longer able to do. My wife and I have done several previous trips with TDA (Orient Express, TransOceania 2014, the South American Epic, and Tour d'Afrique, among others) and we're looking forward to another interesting and challenging experience this year in Australia and New Zealand. Looking forward to meeting all the riders and seeing old friends.

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David Gary Ford

Rider

St. Petersburg to Venice

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David Gary Ford

Rider
St. Petersburg to Venice

Canada

PADI scuba diver (510 dives since 1991), self-supported treks to Everest Base Camp (2001) and Annapurna Circuit (2003) in Nepal, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (2007). Began solo tour cycling in 2002 with three trips across western Canada, then solo tours from Amsterdam-Budapest (2006), Amsterdam-Casablanca (2008), an Italy circuit (2009), and England/Ireland/Wales circuit (2011). Gave away my paniers and joined TdA for the Indian Adventure (2012) and the Bamboo Road (2013). Summer activities involve road rides around Brandon and ACC mountaineering camps in the Rockies; winter activities are indoor `spin sessions`, downhill skiing, and Master`s curling.

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider

Budapest to Lisbon

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider
Budapest to Lisbon

Canada

I am from Vancouver, BC, retired June of 2012. I discovered bicycling when I was 42 and long distance cycling when I was 59, so I had to retire to make time for the touring. I have been on six other TDA tours (Amber Route 2010, Bamboo 2013, and South American 2015, TransEuropa 1016, Tour d'Afrique 2017, Silk Route 2018 and North American Epic 2019) as well as several other long distance rides. For me cycling is mostly about the bike, but the chance to see new places and new cultures is right up there, along with one of the biggest pleasures, which is the people - meeting new ones and meeting up with ones from previous rides.

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Shirley Frye

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Shirley Frye

Rider
St. Petersburg to Lisbon

United States

Have enjoyed many TDA trips and hope to do many many more. So excited to have a tour we can do in 2021. After missing touring in 2020 after many years of TDA tours I am so excited to be doing one again! Have plenty on the list for the future including NA Epic and Bamboo Road

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Stirling Lee

Rider

Venice to Lisbon

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Stirling Lee

Rider
Venice to Lisbon

Australia

I probably like cycling more than cycling likes me. That means I will probably be at the rear of the group but I have completed every trip I have been on. I enjoy eating enormous amounts of food, cycling means I do not gain weight while eating. I also speak a little of any language in any part of the world we are likely to travel in.

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Chris Wille

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

John Hemmen

Rider

St. Petersburg to Barcelona

Kevin Hall

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Wayne Carty

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

Yvonne Goldsmith

Rider

St. Petersburg to Lisbon

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Brad Davis

Tour Leader Trainee

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Brad Davis

Tour Leader Trainee
Helsinki to Lisbon

Australia

Australian 25-year-old journalism graduate whose only priority is getting out and seeing as much of the world as possible! I'm passionate about travelling, socialising, and writing (usually about travelling and socialising).

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader
Helsinki to Lisbon

Hungary

Hi there, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary.  Graduated in Visual Communications, since then dealing with photography, film and all sorts of graphic design projects. After more than a decade of annual and occasional bike touring with my family and friends in the late 80's and 90's, a few seasons of mountain bike racing, and quite a few years of "just" sitting in an office, in 2005 I read a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique.  It made me wonder: how such distance is even doable?  Fast forward to the following January: I found myself in Cairo, at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA!  I successfully completed the full tour. What a great adventure it was! Next year, in 2007 I also crossed the Himalaya by bike, riding with a friend from Lhasa to Kathmandu.  On this trip we had a great off-road ride up to the "North Base Camp" of Mount Everest in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above sea level. This is where this profile photograph was taken. Since then I did the Amber Route, a couple of Orient Express tours, Trans Europas, Odysseys and the PubRides. In the summer of 2020 we completed a long distance all self-supported bicycle tour with the kids (then younger than 1 and 6) with tents, tandem and trailers.

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Balazs Perjesy

Chef

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Balazs Perjesy

Chef
Helsinki to Lisbon

Hungary

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Shaik Baba

Bike Mechanic

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Shaik Baba

Bike Mechanic
Helsinki to Lisbon

India

Baba is a maestro in the art of cycle maintenance. He has close to 20 years of experience in the industry along with 10 years of travelling the length and breath of the country on cycle trips and camps. India is a highly diversified country with many languages. With five spoken languages under his belt, Baba is an asset to have on the team. Baba is a very friendly team person and ever willing to help & contribute in all aspects.

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Rider

Helsinki to Budapest

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Rider
Helsinki to Budapest

United States

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Chris Wille

Rider

Cannes to Lisbon

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Chris Wille

Rider
Cannes to Lisbon

Canada

"The very core of man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun" Chris McCandless Into the Wild Extremely happy and grateful to have participated in and cycled the equivalent of twice around the world on some 10+ incredible TDA trips, Coast to coast, all EFI, on 6 of the worlds 7 continents. First rider to have completed all & of the TDA 7 Epics. Special thanks to the TDA and their amazing, dedicated staff for making such trips,. and the quote above, possible- there is an incredible amount of work that goes into scouting, logistics, bookings, vehicles, staffing food, etc etc. Nobody does it better than the TDA, No one runs tours like they do on roads less travelled. It's a wonderful lifestyle, Eat, Sleep and Ride. Learning lots every day from wherever we are on the planet. " The world is my classroom, I am it's student and class is in session" Thanks also to the many wonderful, strong willed fellow riders who have helped shape each unique journey and make it special. From ages 25 to 78, you are all very inspiring and show us what is possible, proving that age is just a number. Thanks also to my dedicated and understanding wife Linda. Together we started a charity in 2008, Bicycles for Humanity Victoria. Since inception we have collected, shipped and donated over 5500 good used bikes and spare parts to 3 African countries, Namibia, Uganda and Malawi. Our work continues, always collecting good used bikes and spare parts for the next container load.. It's a great way to give back and every donated bike helps change a life for the better. Our efforts are ongoing.

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Mark Peterson

Rider

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Mark Peterson

Rider
Helsinki to Lisbon

United States

I'm a 62 year old family physician from Juneau, Alaska. I'm married with 3 adult children. I currently do locum tenens work (temp work for doctors) all over the world. This has provided some great adventures on all our globes continents over the past few years. I completed the TDA Africa tour in 2015 and never thought I would want to do another expedition ride, but the rides "get under your skin" so I'm back looking to cross my third continent on a bicycle.

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Kim Payne

Rider

Vilnius to Budapest

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Kim Payne

Rider
Vilnius to Budapest

New Zealand

Self Employed Travel Agent which makes things slightly easier by being able to have a mobile office. Can we ensure the WIFI is great on this leg please? I've managed to do sections of Ruta Maya 15, TDA 17, and now this. I have also signed up for West Africa. Ticking sections off slowly Now to get a new bike. I'm sick of the mountain bike! Cyclo cross is where it's at.

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Scott Fleck

Rider

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Scott Fleck

Rider
Helsinki to Lisbon

Canada

Hi everyone been riding bikes all my life got into road biking 5 years ago and love it! Have done some events the last few years loved them and this is the next step! Looking forward to my first TDA trip this summer the Trans Europa!

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Maria Victoria Cardini

Rider

Helsinki to Vilnius

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Maria Victoria Cardini

Rider
Helsinki to Vilnius

Argentina

Retired. Hobbies: travels, movies and technology

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Linda Wille

Rider

Cannes to Lisbon

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Linda Wille

Rider
Cannes to Lisbon

Canada

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Jeanine Hartnett

Rider

Helsinki to Venice

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Jeanine Hartnett

Rider
Helsinki to Venice

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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Rick Harwood

Rider

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Rick Harwood

Rider
Helsinki to Lisbon

United States

I hope this tour happens because it will mean that the world is getting better! I did the full Trans Europa in 2018 and now am excited to do the new final stage. I also did the last 2 stages of the Tour d'Afrique in 2017.

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Jeanne Turner

Rider

Helsinki to Venice

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Jeanne Turner

Rider
Helsinki to Venice

United States

I love seeing the world at 12 miles an hour

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Mark Turner

Rider

Helsinki to Venice

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Mark Turner

Rider
Helsinki to Venice

Jeanne and I have been on a serendipitous intercultural adventure since December 7th 1993. We've filled our life with skiing, cycling, traveling and heaps of escapades with friends and family near and far. Looking forward to this....

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Jeffrey Richards

Rider

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Jeffrey Richards

Rider
Helsinki to Lisbon

United States

I go for a rideabout every summer. This year lets try dublin to lisbon.

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Jo Taylor

Rider

Helsinki to Lisbon

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Jo Taylor

Rider
Helsinki to Lisbon

New Zealand

Ha, TDA, you thought you'd got rid of me and now I'm back. I completed the Trans-Europa tour in September – what a blast – and now that the Trans-Oceania is in my own country it seems crazy not to join it and explore the one part of New Zealand that I haven't seen (Greymouth to Wanaka). I'll be writing about the tour as we go, for the news media and also on my social media page, so be warned that if you say or do anything funny it might end up in a story! Look forward to meeting you all... oh, and if you're unscathed at the end, Queenstown is a mountain biking mecca for those who are keen to let rip on the hills! :)

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Esen Küçüktütüncü

Rider

Barcelona to Lisbon

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Esen Küçüktütüncü

Rider
Barcelona to Lisbon

Turkey

Hey everyone, I'm Esen from Istanbul. I'm a documentary filmmaker who loves traveling and cycling, so TDA is a dream come true. So far I've done Trans Europa 2018 (Barcelona-Lisbon) and West Africa 2018. They both were unique experiences, having the chance to see places not only by main roads and attractions but through pathways across villages is I think the sole way to catch those unique moments. Being able to remember the old lady sitting in a panadería, carefully reading her newspaper as I stopped to grab some snacks in Tarragona (Spain) is a delight, as well as the little Senegalese children asking me if I wanted to join their game. There are many moments that we wish to remember, of course in tours like this there are tons. I hope the videos we make will help you remember them even after the tour ends. I'll you see you Asia!

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jean christophe GLEIZES

Rider

Barcelona to Madrid

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jean christophe GLEIZES

Rider
Barcelona to Madrid

France

Je m'appelle JEAN CHRISTOPHE , je suis français et je viens d'avoir 50 ans . Passionné par tous les sports je suis inscris pour la première fois à une épreuve TDA GLOBAL CYCLING J'adore voyager ,découvrir de nouveaux paysages, rencontrer d'autres personnes qui ont les mêmes passions que moi. Malheureusement , je ne parle pas du tout anglais mais j'espere pouvoir quand meme communiquer avec les autres participants :):):)

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Paul Forster

Rider

Barcelona to Lisbon

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Paul Forster

Rider
Barcelona to Lisbon

Australia

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader

Helsinki to Lisbon

 

Rider

Helsinki to Budapest

Chris Wille

Rider

Cannes to Lisbon

Mark Peterson

Rider

Helsinki to Lisbon

Kim Payne

Rider

Vilnius to Budapest

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Hungary

Hi there, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary.  Graduated in Visual Communications, since then dealing with photography, film and all sorts of graphic design projects. After more than a decade of annual and occasional bike touring with my family and friends in the late 80's and 90's, a few seasons of mountain bike racing, and quite a few years of "just" sitting in an office, in 2005 I read a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique.  It made me wonder: how such distance is even doable?  Fast forward to the following January: I found myself in Cairo, at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA!  I successfully completed the full tour. What a great adventure it was! Next year, in 2007 I also crossed the Himalaya by bike, riding with a friend from Lhasa to Kathmandu.  On this trip we had a great off-road ride up to the "North Base Camp" of Mount Everest in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above sea level. This is where this profile photograph was taken. Since then I did the Amber Route, a couple of Orient Express tours, Trans Europas, Odysseys and the PubRides. In the summer of 2020 we completed a long distance all self-supported bicycle tour with the kids (then younger than 1 and 6) with tents, tandem and trailers.

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Douglas Percival

Bike Mechanic

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Douglas Percival

Bike Mechanic
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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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Balazs Perjesy

Tour Leader Trainee

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Balazs Perjesy

Tour Leader Trainee
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Hungary

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Tim Millikin

Tour Leader Trainee

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Tim Millikin

Tour Leader Trainee
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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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Joan Thompson

Rider

Venice to Nice

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Joan Thompson

Rider
Venice to Nice

Canada

Hello fellow adventurers! I am a retired teacher who has rekindled a long-ago love affair with the bicycle. Most of my bike tours have been solo and self-spported, so looking forward to the comfort and company on this one!

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Mark Turner

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Mark Turner

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Jeanne and I have been on a serendipitous intercultural adventure since December 7th 1993. We've filled our life with skiing, cycling, traveling and heaps of escapades with friends and family near and far. Looking forward to this....

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Jeanne Turner

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Jeanne Turner

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

United States

I love seeing the world at 12 miles an hour

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Rider

Nice to Gibraltar

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Rider
Nice to Gibraltar

Canada

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch Gender: Female Occupation: retired/dive instructor Passions:diving, biking, travelling the world and looking forward to another adventure

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wallace king

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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wallace king

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Canada

Born in Aklavik raised in Tuktoyaktuk, son of a HBC fur trader. Geologist. I live in Calgary, l am a; Cyclist , hiker, Canoeist, XC skier. Done six bike tours with Bike Dreams. No social media accounts

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paul smith

Rider

Ljubljana to Barcelona

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paul smith

Rider
Ljubljana to Barcelona

Canada

I’m from Calgary Alberta

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barbara smith

Rider

Ljubljana to Barcelona

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barbara smith

Rider
Ljubljana to Barcelona

Canada

I live in CALGARY

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Evelyn Holland

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Evelyn Holland

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

United States

Looking forward to another cut of Europe, having completed Trans Europa summer of 2021.

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Greg Forst

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Greg Forst

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

United States

Have been a cyclist since '92 doing a variety of things including commuting to work, week long rides, after work group rides and more recently longer duration rides including one across the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon of Canada. I enjoyed the challenges and scenery of the Outback and the terrain of New Zealand on the 2016 Trans Oceania tour. Rode the Bamboo trail and enjoyed it immensely. Had an overall good time on the Hippie Trail. The food was great and the whole experience was incredible.

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peter link

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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peter link

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

United States

63 retired MD looking forward to Morocco with a great tour leader

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David Kiser

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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David Kiser

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

United States

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Rick Harwood

Rider

Barcelona to Gibraltar

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Rick Harwood

Rider
Barcelona to Gibraltar

United States

I hope this tour happens because it will mean that the world is getting better! I did the full Trans Europa in 2018 and now am excited to do the new final stage. I also did the last 2 stages of the Tour d'Afrique in 2017.

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider

Venice to Gibraltar

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider
Venice to Gibraltar

Canada

I have a passion for most outdoor sports, summer and winter, especially in the mountains. By giving slideshows of my cycling adventures, I fundraise for a Canadian charity called the Kenya Education Endowment Fund. I’m looking forward to joining this group to explore South America!

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Rider

Barcelona to Gibraltar

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Rider
Barcelona to Gibraltar

United States

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Simon Boyd

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Simon Boyd

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Ireland

Originally from the UK (I obtained Irish citizenship after the Brexit vote), I lived in Poland for 27 years but currently spend my time between South Africa and Portugal. I was a chartered accountant by trade and spent the last 20 years of my working life in the cable tv business, originally in the finance area but for most of the time in general management. Now retired I now spend my time on the golf course as it is my main passion. I completed the Pub Ride 2 in 2018 and was hoping to do the inaugural Journey to the East but had to cancel due to other commitments. Been doing quite a bit of mountain biking. Completed the Trans Europa in 2021 and the Garden Route section of Tour d’Afrique in 2022 and had a great time on each tour.

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Wim Pauw

Rider

Ljubljana to Barcelona

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Wim Pauw

Rider
Ljubljana to Barcelona

Canada

Born and raised in Utrecht ,NLD and moved to Canada in my early 20s. Have been living in Banff Alberta since 1971 and also have a residence in Scottsdale AZ. Me and my partner Nancy have travelled the world on our bicycles for the last 25 years but unfortunately she passed away July 2019 at a relatively young age (59). I promised her to keep on traveling with my bicycle so here I am doing another trip. Looking forwards to make new friends and enjoying life to it’s fullest .

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Roger Cook

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Roger Cook

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Canada

I am a 70 year-old that has always been active, with gym-workouts, running, and biking. I completed the Viva Italia in the fall of 2019 and was impressed. As a result, i have signed up for many more adventures; however, we all know how that has worked out! The Pub Ride fits perfectly within my life: I am a lover of activity and of beer :).

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Stacey Bailey

Rider

Ljubljana to Barcelona

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Stacey Bailey

Rider
Ljubljana to Barcelona

United States

Hello All, I am fairly new to road cycling. I just started my third year and I can’t imagine traveling without a bike! My first TDA trip was the Trans Europa in 2020. Now I'm hooked, I love the TDA style of cycling. What I love most about traveling with my bicycle and TDA is that I meet locals who live off the beaten path in small villages. I also love tennis and hiking. My husband and I each brought two grown children from previous marriages, and we now have six grandchildren. Although I spend a considerable amount of time traveling, I live in Banff, Canada, during the summer months and Arizona during the winter. I consider Arizona my home. My husband Wim and I look forward to meeting everyone! Cheers ~ Stacey

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JEAN-MARC WALTI

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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JEAN-MARC WALTI

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Switzerland

After 40 years of corporate life spreading over 5 continents, I retired in 2020 to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. I look forward to this ride across Europe and especially the 5 countries that I have never visited (Estonia,Latvia,Lithuania, Slovenia & Gibraltar). I am Swiss married to Jeanne an American. We retired to Portugal and we have one student athlete son playing soccer for the University of Pittsburg.

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Robert Peltzer

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Robert Peltzer

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Canada

I am a 69 year old, avid 4 season cyclist who loves cycle touring. Retiring in 2014 I rediscovered my love of bicycling and have since done two cross continent tours, one across the USA and one across Australia. From my home near Eganville, Ontario, Canada I have some great cycling routes as well as some challenging hills to keep me in shape. There are also numerous bush trails and tracks that allow me to mountain bike with my dog, Rascal. When touring, I enjoy writing a daily blog at idoitoutdoors.com for friends and family to follow while I am on the road. I am a semi-skilled bicycle mechanic and general fixer of things.

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Kim Wright

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Kim Wright

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Australia

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Kevin McAleer

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

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Kevin McAleer

Rider
Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Canada

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Lee Taylor

Rider

Ljubljana to Barcelona

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Lee Taylor

Rider
Ljubljana to Barcelona

United States

I am retired in Tucson, Arizona, married, and have been a bicycle tourist for the last 25 years or so. I road bike, mountain bike, and try to get in a tour each year. I have toured South America, Vietnam, Singapore to Thailand, Japan. At home rode the Great Divide Trail and Northern Tier among others. Normally I tour with friends self supported. The last three years I have done two supported tours. Did the last section of the North American Epic in December 2019. I am 73 years old.

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Eero Oura

Rider

Venice to Gibraltar

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Eero Oura

Rider
Venice to Gibraltar

Finland

I'm retired physician, 72. After starting trekking at the age of 50, I have spent some 2 months every year on skis, pulling sledge, carrying rucksack or kayaking. My greatest affections are polar expeditions and long/ultralong treks both alone or in a group. Have been several times trekking in Central Asia. Cycling is my latest discovery, but experience is still modest, incl. only Himalayas Lhasa-Kathmandu, Pamirs Dushanbe - Osh and Vietnam Hanoi - Saigon, Trans-Europe, round Finland, round the Baltic Sea . Cycling through the Ancient Silk Route fascinates.

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Joan Thompson

Rider

Venice to Nice

Mark Turner

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

Jeanne Turner

Rider

Ljubljana to Gibraltar

 

Rider

Nice to Gibraltar

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Gergo Szanyi

Tour Leader
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Hungary

Hi there, My name is Gergo [Grrr-go], I'm from Budapest, Hungary.  Graduated in Visual Communications, since then dealing with photography, film and all sorts of graphic design projects. After more than a decade of annual and occasional bike touring with my family and friends in the late 80's and 90's, a few seasons of mountain bike racing, and quite a few years of "just" sitting in an office, in 2005 I read a magazine article about the Tour of Freaks... I mean... the Tour d'Afrique.  It made me wonder: how such distance is even doable?  Fast forward to the following January: I found myself in Cairo, at the start line of the 4th edition of TDA!  I successfully completed the full tour. What a great adventure it was! Next year, in 2007 I also crossed the Himalaya by bike, riding with a friend from Lhasa to Kathmandu.  On this trip we had a great off-road ride up to the "North Base Camp" of Mount Everest in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above sea level. This is where this profile photograph was taken. Since then I did the Amber Route, a couple of Orient Express tours, Trans Europas, Odysseys and the PubRides. In the summer of 2020 we completed a long distance all self-supported bicycle tour with the kids (then younger than 1 and 6) with tents, tandem and trailers.

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Balazs Perjesy

Assistant Tour Director

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Balazs Perjesy

Assistant Tour Director
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Hungary

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kathy herson

Rider

Tallinn to Venice

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kathy herson

Rider
Tallinn to Venice

United States

I'm 65 years old and look it. I love to bike, meet new people, and see the sights. I like the TDA format a great deal as you get enough support, but lots of opportunities to mingle with the locals. I am looking forward to this ride and meeting everyone.

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peggy morsch

Rider

Tallinn to Venice

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peggy morsch

Rider
Tallinn to Venice

United States

Cycling is one of my favorite options for exercise but I’m a frequent stopper for stunning photo opportunities along the way. Beware of quick stops. if you’re behind me. This will be my first tour on a real touring bike and Kathy Herson is overjoyed that I’m riding the first 3 weeks with her. Pressure’s on. I’ve heard so much about some of you so meeting you in person will be a highlight of the trip!

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gaye swanson

Rider

Tallinn to Budapest

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gaye swanson

Rider
Tallinn to Budapest

United States

I like to travel by bike; it gives me the opportunity to peek into people's backyards and absorb the essence of a community. My husband, Mark, and I have had many bicycling adventures throughout Europe and North America but we do most of our riding near our home in the the hills of Northwest New Jersey. I am looking forward to the challenge and the new experiences of the Orient Express.

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Mark Brumbaugh

Rider

Tallinn to Budapest

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Mark Brumbaugh

Rider
Tallinn to Budapest

United States

Love to see the world from a cycle saddle and connect with people, though I haven't toured through days of bad weather yet. My wife and I retired from our New Jersey careers. I was a technologist for Prudential Financial. Domestically, we've cycle-toured in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom into the Eastern Townships of Quebec, around the Finger Lakes Region in New York, in the Okanagan Region of BC, and in Orange and San Diego counties. The winter we're going out with our local Morris Area Freewheelers for the first taste of cold weather cycling. Lots of European touring also. Majorca cycling is awesome. Our most recent tour was a great 3 week cycle tour of Croatia with Sitnica. Also the full 2017 TDA Orient Express. In 2018 we cycled Seattle to Boston with BAC. Last year, Yunan in February and Southwest Ireland in September with CCCTS. I look forward to planning for and experiencing the Slavic cultures from St. Petersburg to Budapest. I'd enjoy sharing any recommendations for reading preparation for what we are about to encounter. Ride on, Mark

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Finn Trygve Nybakke

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Finn Trygve Nybakke

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Norway

My name is Finn and I have lived in Norway all my life since I was born i 1952. I am a father and grandfather, and I do have a cat! In 2014 we joined TDA on the last stage on The Silk Road to Istanbul. Last year I joined the Orient Express 2019, both tours together With my beloved Asrun. I love Biking, Beer and Potatoes (french fries is the favorite) ! See you soon in Rome :-) ... and hopefully next year Trans Europe

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Bennett Herson-Roeser

Rider

Tallinn to Venice

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Bennett Herson-Roeser

Rider
Tallinn to Venice

United States

Young gun prone to getting lost, but having fun in the process

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Geoff Bailey

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Geoff Bailey

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Australia

After a lifetime of long distance walking around the world, it’s time for me to swap the trekking boots for pedals. I’m excited to be participating in this big adventure and really looking forward to meeting you all.

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Rebecca K

Rider

Barcelona to Gibraltar

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Rebecca K

Rider
Barcelona to Gibraltar

Canada

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Nathan G

Rider

Barcelona to Gibraltar

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Nathan G

Rider
Barcelona to Gibraltar

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Michael Perlette

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Michael Perlette

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Canada

Please call me Mike. I am married to my lovely wife of 30 years who shares my love for exploring on two wheels. We have two grown children who have completed university and are working in their chosen fields. I have been retired from a career in engineering and finance for over two years. In 2019 Marg and I rode our tandem on the Orient Express and it worked out pretty well. The Trans Europa seems like a great itinerary to bring out our big, blue beast again and tour through a bunch of new countries. I'm looking forward to meeting fellow riders and, perhaps, hoisting the odd pint at the end of a satisfying day. Cheers...

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Margaret Perlette

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Margaret Perlette

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Canada

I'm Marg. I really enjoy travelling by bike and I look forward to the sights and experiences that the TransEuropa will offer in 2023.

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Kelly McNamara

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Kelly McNamara

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

United States

I have found riding a bike a great way to travel and see the world. Joining organized tours with like minded people has worked out beautifully.

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Stella Afesumeh

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Stella Afesumeh

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Nigeria

I like an adventure I like to see different cultures I am sure I'm taking a gigantic bite... we shall see

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Evelyn Holland

Rider

Tallinn to Venice

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Evelyn Holland

Rider
Tallinn to Venice

United States

Looking forward to another cut of Europe, having completed Trans Europa summer of 2021.

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Greg Forst

Rider

Tallinn to Venice

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Greg Forst

Rider
Tallinn to Venice

United States

Have been a cyclist since '92 doing a variety of things including commuting to work, week long rides, after work group rides and more recently longer duration rides including one across the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon of Canada. I enjoyed the challenges and scenery of the Outback and the terrain of New Zealand on the 2016 Trans Oceania tour. Rode the Bamboo trail and enjoyed it immensely. Had an overall good time on the Hippie Trail. The food was great and the whole experience was incredible.

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Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Tallinn to Gibraltar

United Kingdom

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Geoff Clow

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Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Geoff Clow

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

United States

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Richard Canedo

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Richard Canedo

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

United States

I like Mtn and road biking and being outside. Touring by bike let’s you experience places in a much greater way. Livelifetommorowisn’tguauranteed. That’s what I live by. Looking forward to meeting new people and making more friends.

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Maria Victoria Cardini

Rider

Tallinn to Gibraltar

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Maria Victoria Cardini

Rider
Tallinn to Gibraltar

Argentina

Retired. Hobbies: travels, movies and technology

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Michel Bee

Rider

Budapest to Nice

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Michel Bee

Rider
Budapest to Nice

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, hiker. I am retired in Bend, Oregon, where there are many opportunities for outdoor activities.

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Tallinn to Gibraltar

kathy herson

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Tallinn to Venice

peggy morsch

Rider

Tallinn to Venice

gaye swanson

Rider

Tallinn to Budapest

Mark Brumbaugh

Rider

Tallinn to Budapest

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“The TDA team completely exceeded my expectations. The route was stunning, challenging, and fun! I can't wait for my next tour.”

“The varied terrain took us from mountains to seaside and back while the climbs most always topped out to give great scenic views. Glad I did it.”

“Trans-Europa bike tour for the truly determined and dedicated cyclist.”

OVERVIEW TRANS-EUROPA 2023


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • TRANS-EUROPA
  • BIKE THE BALTIC
  • AMBER ROUTE
  • ALPS AND ADRIATIC
  • ALONG THE RIVIERA
  • PROVENCE AND THE COSTA BRAVA
  • EL TORO
  • TALLINN TO GIBRALTAR
  • TALLINN TO VILNIUS
  • VILNIUS TO BUDAPEST
  • BUDAPEST TO VENICE
  • VENICE TO NICE
  • NICE TO BARCELONA
  • BARCELONA TO GIBRALTAR
  • JUL 15 TO SEP 24
  • JUL 15 TO JUL 22
  • JUL 24 TO AUG 7
  • AUG 10 TO AUG 19
  • AUG 21 TO AUG 28
  • AUG 30 TO SEP 7
  • SEP 10 TO SEP 24
  • EUR 18900
  • EUR 3000
  • EUR 5200
  • EUR 3600
  • EUR 2900
  • EUR 3200
  • EUR 5200
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • TRANS-EUROPA
    • TALLINN TO GIBRALTAR
    • JUL 15 TO SEP 24
    • 18900 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • BIKE THE BALTIC
    • TALLINN TO VILNIUS
    • Jul 15 - Jul 22
    • 3000 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • AMBER ROUTE
    • VILNIUS TO BUDAPEST
    • Jul 24 - Aug 7
    • 5200 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • ALPS AND ADRIATIC
    • BUDAPEST TO VENICE
    • Aug 10 - Aug 19
    • 3600 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • ALONG THE RIVIERA
    • VENICE TO NICE
    • Aug 21 - Aug 28
    • 2900 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 5
    • PROVENCE AND THE COSTA BRAVA
    • NICE TO BARCELONA
    • Aug 30 - Sep 7
    • 3200 EUR
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 6
    • EL TORO
    • BARCELONA TO GIBRALTAR
    • Sep 10 - Sep 24
    • 5200 EUR
    • 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. The full tour single supplement is €TBA. Sectional single supplements are available upon request. 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 €500 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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