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 Dates   Tour Dates
Trans Europa Sep - Oct 2021    North American Epic Jul - Dec 2022
Great American Roadtrip Sep - Nov 2021   Orient Express Jul - Aug 2022
Pura Vida Dec - Dec 2021   Trans-Himalaya Aug - Oct 2022
Tour D'Afrique 2022 Feb - Apr 2022    Viva Italia Sep - Oct 2022
Morocco: Kingdom of the West April - May 2022   Bamboo Road Oct - Dec 2022
Journey to the East May - Jun 2022   Trans-Oceania Oct - Dec 2022
Magical Madagascar May - Jun 2022   Hippie Trail Jan - Mar 2023
Pub Ride May- Jul 2022   Tour d'Afrique 2023 Jan - May 2023
Silk Route May - Oct 2022   The Road to Shangri-La Feb - Apr 2023
South American Epic Jun - Dec 2022   The Odyssey May - Jun 2023
West Africa en Vélo Oct - Dec 2024      

 

Their Tours

Lost Horizon

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13 Day(s)
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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 o ...

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Over the Hills & Far Away

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20 Day(s)
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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)
Advanced
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)
Advanced
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)
Advanced
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
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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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Viva Italia

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41 Day(s)
Moderate
2550 Km
avg 91 Km
Guided

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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South American Epic

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169 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
13495 Miles
avg 105 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 2023

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117 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
11010 Km
avg 128 Km
Guided

Our original trans-continental journey and flagship expedition crossing Africa from north to south, covering 11,000 km in four months. A test of mind, body, and bicycle. Traveling through 10 countries in all, you will cycle along the Nile past ancien ...

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Coconut Coast

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25 Day(s)
Advanced
1985 Km
avg 104 Km
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Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, has a history rich with unique cultural traditions, pounding with drum beats and incredible stories of humanity from the civil war. Three days pedal out of Freetown is the vibrant wildlife sanctuary of Tiwa ...

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Fouta Djalon

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15 Day(s)
Advanced
1180 Km
avg 107 Km
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The Fouta Djalon, starts in the city of Dakar – a city that utilizes its beachside property. Whether for sundowners at the bar or games of football on the sand, riders will find a unique way to spend their rest day. This section begins with a w ...

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Desert Coast

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14 Day(s)
Moderate
1365 Km
avg 124 Km
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Beginning in the isolated outpost of Dahkla, riders will continue to spin south, with the wind at their backs towards the border of Mauritania – one of the world’s least visited countries. While the ocean may disappear for a few hundred k ...

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