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New Photography Trip in South Africa


Bike Riders
The Art of Travelling Wellsm
P.O. Box 130254
Boston, MA 02113


(March 19, 2008) Boston, Mass. - Bike Riders, the luxury biking and hiking travel company is thrilled to announce a new specialty trip designed for the biking and photography enthusiast; South Africa: Exhilaration of the Wild, a Guest Photographer Adventure. Award-winning photojournalist team, Erik Jacobs and Dina Rudick join Bike Riders through the winelands and wild of South Africa. Learn the skills of a pro and take the photos you've always dreamed about. The Bike Riders 10-day journey from Capetown to Shamwari Game Reserve is set to depart November 11-19, 2008. Along with daily biking through vineyards, wine tastings and safari excursions, the trip offers techniques to compose the perfect picture including the optimal lighting and moment to capture your vision. Plus learn how to make the most of your camera equipment. Like all Bike Riders trips, the group size is small (16 is the absolute maximum allowing for exclusive attention), the pace is your own and you will indulge in luxurious accommodations and gourmet meals.

"South Africa just seemed to be the logical destination for our new trip...where else can you spot the big 5 and come home with your professional photos to prove it," said Bike Riders' Director Lorenzo De Monaco. We wanted to pick the appropriate destination for this once in a lifetime adventure." In addition to guest photographers, Erik Jacobs and Dina Rudick, the trip will be lead by seasoned guide, Andy Dickerson. For the past eight years when Andy Dickerson has not been leading Bike Riders trips throughout France, Spain & Ireland, he's traveling the southern hemisphere discovering and living South Africa. So who better to lead Bike Riders' first exclusive adventure than Andy. Our adventure promises raw untamed beauty matched with Bike Riders luxury.

South Africa: Exhilaration of the Wild, a Guest Photographer Adventure.
Length: 10 days/9nights
Accommodations: 5 star properties
Cost: $8680/person

About Erik Jacobs & Dina Rudick Erik Jacobs and Dina Rudick are Boston-based photographers specializing in editorial photography. Dina is a staff photographer with the Boston Globe and Erik Jacobs is an independent photographer whose work can be seen regularly in the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to photographing Bike Riders Adventures in Tuscany, Portugal and Maine, Erik and Dina offer lessons to aspiring photographers on upcoming Bike Rider's Tours. More of their work can be seen at and

About Bike Riders Since 1991 Boston-based Bike Riders has been offering small, elegant cycling trips to Maine, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, the Canadian Maritimes, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. A Bike Riders trip features off-the-beaten path itineraries, world-class inns and celebrated restaurants, many of which are Bike Riders' exclusives. Privately owned and operated by Eileen Holland and Lorenzo De Monaco, a husband-and-wife team who share a passion for travel and good food, as well as roots in many of the regions they visit, Bike Riders "saturates [travelers] in the locale" and avoids the "generic tour" atmosphere of larger travel companies. Bike Riders has been recommended by such publications as Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Vogue, USA Today, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fodor's, Departures and Italia Magazine. Bike Riders also offers self-guided and private tours. More information can be found at


Contact: Laura Griffin, Bike Riders 1.800.473.7040

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