Aussies Or Kiwis: Who Rules The 2024 Trans-Oceania?
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Michael Coo
1d ago
  Australia (‘The Lucky Country’) and New Zealand (‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’) have long had a sibling rivalry between them. For example, in sports, like cricket (point to the Aussies) and rugby (point to the Kiwis). Although the 2 countries love to tell jokes about their Trans-Tasman neighbours, they also consider each other as best friends on the world stage. Our Trans-Oceania Cycling Tour covers both these unique countries and with the 2024 edition starting in about 7 months, we thought we would take a good-natured look at the debate and see who comes out on top. Wildlife Eas ..read more
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Do I have to ride the whole day?
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by The TDA Team
2d ago
  “Do I have to ride the whole day?” This is a common concern for someone who has never done a tour with us before – there is a natural fear of being too slow or being left behind. Rest assured, our staff do regular attendance to ensure everyone is accounted for and are ready and willing to give you a ride in the support vehicles if needed. The simple answer to this very common question is “No”. This is a supported tour and while we encourage people to ride as much as they are able to, and the goal is for everyone to be able to ride the full day, we do have space on our vehicles to pick ..read more
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“Challenging, Rewarding, Tough, Amazing, Spectacular.”: Ruta Maya Riders Speak Out
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by The TDA Team
2d ago
  The Ruta Maya Cycling Adventure is one of our toughest cycling adventures but the reward for taking on the challenge is priceless. We think our riders would agree. Registration for the 2026 Ruta Maya is now open. “It was an excellent, challenging and rewarding adventure.” – Cindy Rogers (Canada) “It was a great opportunity to see the authentic side of Central America. The mountainous backroads were stunning.” – Wendy McDonald (USA) “I loved the adventure from start to finish. The great staff, daily routine, variety in countries and landscapes, friendly locals and some magical spots ..read more
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Changes to our Registration Process
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by The TDA Team
3d ago
  “This was my first TDA tour and now I’m hooked. Halfway into this one I had already booked 2 other TDA tours.” – Raul, Golden Buddha Ride “TDA has done it again! The tour exceeded all my expectations. The routes were well planned and never boring!” – Dennis, Trans-Himalaya TDA has had a wonderful problem over the last 18 months: Our tours are very much in demand. But as tours sell out and waitlists grow, some of you are missing out. In 2021 we made the registration fee transferable – meaning people could change their mind and switch to another tour anytime before the entry fee payment ..read more
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Crossing The Equator – One Time Too Many?
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Guest Author
4d ago
  Judith Gold, sister of TDA Founder Henry Gold, is currently cycling the 2024 Tour d’Afrique from Kigali to Cape Town. In this piece, she looks back at her experience crossing…and recrossing…one of the world’s great dividing lines. As loyal followers of TDA Global Cycling will know, the 2024 Tour d’Afrique had to rejig its traditional route to skip over Sudan and Ethiopia. Instead, we got to bike in Rwanda and Uganda and so had the pleasure of many new experiences that were not available on the usual ride. One of these is the numerous crossings of the equator. The equator is one of thos ..read more
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The Mountain Gorillas Of Rwanda
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Guest Author
1w ago
  Benjamin Levin is the Content Creator on the 2024 Tour d’Afrique Cycling Expedition and a self described wildlife photographer. In this report, he looks back at his experience (and that of a few riders) had on the Musanze rest day visiting the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. The riders had climbed for days and days to get to this point. Rwanda is known as the land of a thousand hills and whoever said that was certainly not exaggerating. But some riders on the 2024 Tour d’Afrique had a destination in mind that was worth the endless ascents; they were going to one of the only places in the ..read more
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Wildlife of the Trans-Oceania
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Micah Markson
2w ago
Australia and New Zealand are well known for having some of the world’s most unique wildlife. Here are some of the most interesting ones we saw on the Trans-Oceania cycle tour in 2022: Peacock Echidna Platypus Crab Koala Emu Kangaroo RELATED TOUR Trans-Oceania Pedaling across southeastern Australia, Tasmania, and both islands of New Zealand the multitude of experiences will be hard to fathom: pleasant wine ..read more
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Egypt’s Unknown Language – Honking
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Guest Author
3w ago
  Benjamin Levin is the Content Creator on the 2024 Tour d’Afrique Cycling Expedition. In his second report, he looks back at his experience with Egyptian traffic and the different ways people use horns, something that our cyclists slowly learned about during their time in the country. Arriving in any unfamiliar country can be overwhelming. For the riders beginning the Tour d’Afrique in Cairo, Egypt, with its constant and overwhelming stimulations, the experience is often a shock to the system. A thousand new sights, smells, and sounds welcome you to this great city. Through it all, no s ..read more
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It Was Wild: 10 Years Of The Trans-Oceania Cycling Tour
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Guest Author
3w ago
  Doug Percival has worked for TDA Global Cycling for over a decade as a Bike Mechanic & Tour Leader. In this post, our very own Hunter S Thompson takes us on a chaotic literary ride as he looks back at his experiences on the Trans-Oceania Cycling Tour. A glorious decade. That’s what’s it’s been since TDA first dabbed its toes and bike tyres onto the Australian continent. In the last half of 2014, Having started their Journey in Sumatra, Indonesia.. TDA crossed several islands on ferries, passed by volcanos, rode questionable “official roads”, dodged scooters and roaming street anima ..read more
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Temples & Palaces On The Hippie Trail Cycling Adventure
TDA Global Cycling Blog
by Michael Coo
1M ago
  “In the temple, we are reminded of our divine nature and our ultimate purpose in life. ” – Sadghuru If you have any interest in temples and palaces, the second section of the Hippie Trail Cycling Adventure, Temple Caves & City Lights, is right up your alley. Beginning in the beguiling city of Udaipur, once considered the most romantic spot in India by early British colonials, and ending in Mumbai, the bustling financial capital of India, it offers riders 3 rest days along the way, each in a location featuring some of the sub-continents most spectacular temples and palaces. Mandu (M ..read more
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