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North American Epic Cross-Continent Cycling Adventure


 Tour d'Afrique Announces New North American Epic Cross-Continent Cycling Adventure May 29 to Aug. 28, 2011


TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2010 ˆ Tour d‚Afrique (, the company that introduced the world to multi-country, cross-continental cycling tours, is scheduling its first-ever coast-to-coast, U.S. and Canada North American Epic departing from San Francisco‚s Golden Gate Bridge and concluding on Signal Hill in St. John‚s, Newfoundland (see:


Beginning May 29 and ending Aug. 28, 2011, guests will cycle 76 days, averaging 106 km per day. The total journey is 92 days including 15 rest days and one travel day. The five-leg journey includes „The Wild West,‰ San Francisco to Flagstaff, AZ; „Across the Great Divide,‰ Flagstaff to Wichita, KS; „The Land of Oz,‰ Wichita to Chicago; „Urban Pleasures,‰ Chicago to Quebec City; and „Maritime Charm,‰ Quebec City to St. John‚s. The trip may be experienced with all or any combination of segments.


Highlights include the California coast, wine country, the Grand Canyon, Rockies and national parks, and iconic Rt. 66 before urban kicks in Chicago, Toronto and Montreal, winding up with the Route Verte from Ottawa to New Brunswick, and the last leg to Newfoundland.


No coast-to-coast North American tour has ever before combined the changing scenery and blending cultures of both the U.S. and Canada in one epic journey.


The per person cost for the full tour is $9,950 USD. The journey can also be experienced as five distinct shorter segments with pricing starting at $1,800 USD.


If payment of the Full Tour entry fee is made before Nov. 28, 2010, a discount of $500 USD is offered. Interested riders are asked to contact Tour d‚Afrique by phone at +1-416-364-8255, by email or you can visit the website at:


North American Epic 2011 is one of Tour d‚Afrique‚s epic tours that include Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul, Tour d‚Afrique from Cairo to Cape Town, Silk Route from Istanbul to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Amber Route from St. Petersburg to Venice, Indian Adventure from Agra to Kanyakumari at the southern tip of India and the Vuelta Sudamericana from Buenos Aires to Lima.


About Tour d‚Afrique

Tour d‚Afrique Ltd, ( 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 four continents and over 30 countries.


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.


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