Tour d'Afrique Returns Home At just under 8000 km (5000 miles) the Tour d'Afrique's latest bike tour will be the longest organized tour of the continent and the only one that travels through the US and Canada.
After more than eight years of operating some of the longest and most exotic bike tours on the planet the Toronto based Tour d’Afrique Ltd is returning home to host its first ever bike tour in North America.
The new ride is aptly named The North American Epic, and starts from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on May 29th 2011 and crosses through 8 states and 5 provinces arriving in St. Johns, Newfoundland on August 28th. The three month long bike tour costs $9950 for the complete ride which includes all accommodations, meals, baggage service and full tour support. As with all their bike tours, Tour d'Afrique Ltd. offers cyclists the opportunity to sign up for shorter sections if they prefer. There are five shorter segments that can be ridden on the North American Epic ranging in price from $1800 to $2900 depending on the length of the section. More information about the Tour d’Afrique and the North American Epic bike tour can be found at their website at http://tourdafrique.com/tours/northamericanepic
Through the Tour d’Afrique Foundation the tour will also be supporting Trips For Kids® (TFK®), a national bike charity dedicated to supporting at risk youth. The tour will visit five chapters along the 8000 km route from San Francisco to St. John’s to make bike donations and to raise awareness about the great work being done by Trips for Kids.
Tour d’Afrique Ltd, (http://www.tourdafrique.com/) is named for its 2003 flagship cycling tour that annually traverses the African continent from Cairo to Cape Town (7,500 miles in four months). Directly and indirectly Tour d’Afrique benefits third world countries by organizing and staging transcontinental bicycle tours and races lasting 10 days to four months, today traversing all or part of five continents and over 30 countries.
In addition to North American Epic Tour d’Afrique will offer eight other epic cycling tours in 2011: - Spotlight on Namibia - The Rugged North and The Scenic South, The Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul,Samba Tango Adventure from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, Vuelta Sudamericana from Buenos Aires to Lima, Tour d’Afrique from Cairo to Cape Town, the Indian Adventure from Agra to Kanyakumari, andSpotlight on Turkey from Ankara to Istanbul.
Tour d’Afrique’s mission is to create cycling events that appeal to amateurs and professionals alike. Participants range from ages 18 to 80 and the common thread is a spirit of high adventure and a desire for truly transformational travel experiences.
The company’s new DreamTour (http://www.tourdafrique.com/dreamtours) web 2.0 concept encourages individuals to submit their own trip of a lifetime that will then be open and crowd-sourced to other riders who may want to join in. A Tour d'Afrique Foundation (http://www.tourdafrique.com/foundation) promotes giving back to the communities touched by the tours and raises consciousness about the many benefits of bicycles as a means of sustainable transportation.
For tour dates, prices and more information visit: http://www.tourdafrique.com/, call (850) 510-6401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.