TDA Global Cycling

Global Cycling Adventures

TDA Global Cycling was conceived in the late 1980’s when Henry Gold, the company’s Founder and Director, was managing an international NGO that delivered humanitarian assistance to disadvantaged communities in Ethiopia and other African countries.

This unique little company has grown, in leaps and bounds, through many trials and tribulations. Following in the spirit of the Tour d’Afrique, several more long distance cycling expeditions have been undertaken on 6 continents and in over 60 countries around the world, offering a variety of challenging, but achievable long distance cycling adventures to anyone willing to dare themselves.

Check the dedicated pages for their epic and multi-section tours - in total and stage by stage:
 
Tour D'Afrique Mar - May 2021   Trans-Himalaya Aug - Oct 2021
Journey to the East May - Jun 2021   Bamboo Road Oct - Dec 2021
The Odyssey May - Jun 2021   Trans-Oceania Oct - Dec 2021
Pub Ride May- Jul 2021   Hippie Trail Jan - Mar 2022
Magical Madagascar May - Jul 2021   The Road to Shangri-La Feb - Apr 2022
Canada Coast to Coast  Jun - Sep 2021   Silk Route May - Oct 2022
Orient Express Jul - Aug 2021   North American Epic Jul - Dec 2022
Trans Europa Jul - Sep 2021   Viva Italia Sep - Oct 2022
South American Epic Jul - Dec 2021   West Africa en Vélo Oct - Dec 2022

Their Tours

Lost Horizon

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13 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
900 Km
avg 100 Km
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A rest day here will allow the cyclists to enjoy the town’s beautiful location, perched at the foot of the mountains on the shores of Erhai Lake.

The route, climbing ever so steadily, now heads north through the tiny village of Sh ...

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Over the Hills & Far Away

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20 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1540 Km
avg 103 Km
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The road follows the Nam Song River into picturesque Vang Vieng which riders can enjoy a refreshing Radler and authentic German food at the Thai Deutsches Restaurant. The next 2 days include some serious climbing including a 1500m climb over 10 km ...

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The Mighty Mekong

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13 Day(s)
Moderate
845 Km
avg 121 Km
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From there they will head north through kilometres of family tombs and shrimp farms. The road continues past deserted beaches where the only traffic is the occasional cow. Cyclists will pass over the 17th Parallel, the previous border between Nort ...

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Good Morning Vietnam

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15 Day(s)
Moderate
1255 Km
avg 114 Km
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Riders will head out by boat past the city’s vibrant river life – fishing boats, busy docks and ocean going freighters. Once back on dry land they will head through rubber plantations and fields of sugarcane before climbing up into the ...

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The Road to Shangri-La

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56 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
4535 Km
avg 108 Km
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Join us on our cycling quest for the fabled kingdom of Shangri-La, an earthly paradise where there is no war and no suffering, and where people live in peace and harmony through meditation and self-discipline. Our journey begins in the bustling mo ...

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Hills of Anatolia

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18 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1650 Km
avg 118 Km
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Geopolitically Istanbul has been a crossroads between Europe and Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and a center of empires since Roman times. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, for many centuries it was also a terminus and a starting ...

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Magic Carpet Ride

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24 Day(s)
Moderate
1570 Km
avg 98 Km
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Until his recent death the oil-rich country of Turkmenistan was best known for the bizarre personality cult of its President for Life Saparmurat Miyazov (called “Turkmenbashi,” or “leader of the Turkmen”). Ashgabat is a cit ...

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Karakum Crossing

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19 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1520 Km
avg 117 Km
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Leaving Dushanbe we pedal west and cross into Uzbekistan on our first day. From the border its three riding days to legendary Samarqand, where our eyes will feast on the minarets and domes of Uzbekistan's most glorious city, as written about b ...

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The Pamir Highway

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19 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
1330 Km
avg 89 Km
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The ride begins in Osh, Kyrgyzstan's oldest city and home to one of Central Asia's largest and busiest markets. The route heads south to the crossroads town of Sary Tash before heading west into Tajikistan, a remote country described by Lo ...

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Mountains and Meadows

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13 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
1220 Km
avg 122 Km
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The cyclists will pedal east through the arid landscape before climbing up into the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains. Camping for the night near the Charyn Canyon, some riders may be tempted to test their rafting skills on the fast flowing riv ...

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Khans and Kazakhs

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18 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1805 Km
avg 129 Km
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From the capital of the Russian Altai Republic, the Silk Route cyclists will pedal north towards the friendly city of Biysk before veering off southwest towards the Kazakhstan border.

The route there will take the riders through a v ...

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Mongol Empire

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25 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
2240 Km
avg 118 Km
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Leaving Ulan Bator and its urban comforts, the riders will now head west and will quickly find themselves off the pavement and into the northern wilds of the country.

This is the Mongolia many people imagine; vast rolling steppes, c ...

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The Great Wall

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15 Day(s)
Moderate
1110 Km
avg 111 Km
Hosted

The Silk Route journey begins in Beijing, China's political and cultural capital, not to mention the 3rd largest city in the world. With a rich history stretching back over 3,000 years, you will enjoy exploring its fascinating museums and hist ...

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Silk Route

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146 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
12440 Km
avg 112 Km
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Our 13,000 kilometre self-powered caravan begins in Beijing, China, the political and cultural centre of China and follows the northern Silk Route across mysterious lands, fiery deserts, and forbidding mountains. Almost 20 weeks later we arrive in ...

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Giro del Mar

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19 Day(s)
Moderate
1260 Km
avg 90 Km
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First, the cyclists will spin along Sicily's northern coast, pulling into the charming medieval seaside town of Cefalu. The route now turns inland and heads southeast through Sicily's timeless and largely untouched interior to the hilltop ...

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The Roman Provinces

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22 Day(s)
Moderate
1265 Km
avg 90 Km
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After a night of sampling the local vino, the cyclists will head to historic Siena and then onwards through the sprawling olive groves of the famous Chianti wine region to Florence. Even a couple rest days in Florence will only allow the riders to ...

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Viva Italia

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41 Day(s)
Moderate
2550 Km
avg 91 Km
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It has been said that all roads lead to Rome and the Viva Italia cycling tour is simply more proof that this may indeed be the case. Participants will spin out of the Vatican City’s extraordinary St Peter’s Square only to pedal up to R ...

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A Capital Ride

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17 Day(s)
Easy
1035 Km
avg 86 Km
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This exciting ride begins on the grounds of Queen’s Park, Toronto, home to Ontario’s Provincial government and the centre of the world’s most multicultural city with over 200 ethnic groups and over 140 languages spoken. The route ...

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South American Epic

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169 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
13405 Miles
avg 104 Miles
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This challenging expedition offers you the best opportunity to explore the vastness and diversity of South America by bike. In keeping with the TDA vision, it is an epic trans-continental expedition unlike any other. This is the only South America ...

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Tour d'Afrique

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59 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
6200 Km
avg 138 Km
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Tour d'Afrique is scheduled to start in Arusha. The full Cairo to Cape Town route will run again in 2022.

You will pedal past legendary Mount Kilimanjaro, to Lake Malawi, Victoria Fall ...

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