September 27th, 2014 by Henry Gold

A brutiful day cycling Java

“A day that one will never forget.” –  Brett Lanham It was on the Ruta Maya – the Doomsday Ride
September 25th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

Rider Profile: Yolande Field, 61, Inverlock near Melbourne, Australia

Jude: So Yol, what made you choose the Silk Route? YOL: Oh, I’ve told you that before! I just follow
September 24th, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

The 2014 Trans-Europa arrives in Lisbon!

14 Countries 6000+ km 80 days 25 cyclists 4 staff The 2014 Trans Europa Tour is complete. The group arrived
September 23rd, 2014 by Henry Gold

Cycling Indonesia – Toughest gradients ever

“If you want to win next year’ s Tour de France you should come here to train on these gradients.” 
September 21st, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

Iberian Crossing, er, Climbing

The Trans Europa Tour is currently enjoying a rest day in the old town of Caceres, Spain; an official UNESCO
September 20th, 2014 by Guest Author

Chinese Cooking

Ni hau tda allumni. After a 3 week nap in Cape Town I joined your friends and family in Lanzhou
September 18th, 2014 by Guest Author

A day on the bike (chef’s version)

It was a rough few days on tour: a 6 hour border crossing with scanners, sniffer dogs and searches of
September 18th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

Silk Route Garden of Eden Section Summary

Although they all officially belong at least somewhat in Iran, North West Iran plays host to many different ethnicities, all
September 17th, 2014 by Nellie Gold-Pastor

Salam Java

“No kingdom on earth can equal this one, which is the Gate of the World. Its countless islands, from the
September 16th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

Silk Route Magic Carpet Ride Section Summary

The gold décor of the surrounding walls of the complex was like something out of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator”.
September 15th, 2014 by Henry Gold

An epic day on the 7Epics?

As you, dear readers, know – we are the creators of the 7Epics, which are, as we often like to
September 13th, 2014 by The TDA Team

2015 South American Epic Ready to Roll

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 South American Epic Cycling Expedition from Cartagena, Colombia to Ushuaia, Argentina –
September 10th, 2014 by Guest Author

Montpellier to Barcelona – 5 days on the Trans Europa

Back in 2010 I discovered the TDA and rode the first Indian Adventure in 2011. The experience remains up there
September 9th, 2014 by Nellie Gold-Pastor

Sumatra Sutra

Just like that, almost a month has gone by. We have finished the first of eight sections on the complete
September 8th, 2014 by Henry Gold

Don’t miss it!

“It would have been a mistake to have missed this.” – Annegrete Warrer I am not sure whether Annegrete meant
September 6th, 2014 by Henry Gold

The joys and tribulations of cycling isolated Sumatra

Such is the life of cycling where others fear to pedal. Sumatra is not one of the ‘must go’ places
September 4th, 2014 by Henry Gold

From the mountains to the sea.

What do you think you might discover when you cycle from a pleasantly cool Sumatran city – Bukitingi – situated
September 3rd, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

Time in the Saddle

It’s really been a wonderful journey through Italy and France Is there a perfect amount of time to spend on
August 31st, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

A look back at the Karakum Crossing section of the 2014 Silk Route

Looking at the different sections of the Silk Route tour, it is easy to suppose that the hottest section of
August 30th, 2014 by The TDA Team

Dutch cyclists on Koga bikes challenge Africa on the 2015 Tour d’Afrique

Two Dutch cyclists are going to ride the 2015 Tour d’Afrique. Their names are Dick Pater and Jaap Brasser. The
August 29th, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

Coastal Mecca

The late August pilgrimage of sun-worshipping Italians and French to the Riviera is in full swing and our Trans Europa
August 26th, 2014 by Henry Gold

Take your bike and cycle Sumatra

Apparently it was the one and only Marco Polo who corrupted the name of this island. Originally called Lhokseumawe, it
August 22nd, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

Welcome to Italy

We all have our favorite countries in Europe, but I’d guess a good chunk of us list Italy at the
August 20th, 2014 by Henry Gold

Is this the way to start a 4 month expedition?

We were, however, then rewarded by a spectacular view of Lake Toba Now I ask you – if you plan
August 19th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

Border Crossings

Aside from sourcing water, safe camp sites, suitable roads or enough food for 30 hungry cyclists, one of the greatest
August 17th, 2014 by Henry Gold

An Auspicious Begining

After cycling the world for 12 years, there is always the potential for a surprise. My bags are packed, I
August 14th, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

New Beginings

The donuts are about the size of your face With 8 of our cyclists departing in Bratislava and 4 cyclists
August 13th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

The Pamir Highway

Starting in Kashgar and ending in Dushanbe, crossing three countries and climbing and descending tens of thousands of metres, the
August 11th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

A view of Afghanistan

One of the most unique aspects of the Silk Route tour is the opportunity it gives the riders to see
August 8th, 2014 by Jude Kriwald

Rider Profile: Brian Cebryk from Canada

Jude: So Brian, what made you choose the Silk Route? Brian: Well, I’ve been to china before, and I was