At 12,700 km, it will become the world’s longest cycling stage race
Toronto – Named for their annual Cairo to Cape Town cycling expedition, Tour d’Afrique Ltd. recently announced that the 2015 South American Epic – a 5.5 month, 128 stage race and supported expedition – is now a guaranteed departure set for July 2015. The multi-country cycling event reinforces the company’s belief that people are looking for every greater challenges, and that grander adventures don’t have to be oriented to the luxury market.
Participants from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, among others are already signed on to race this epic event. This will not only be the longest cycling stage race, it will be the longest supported cycling tour ever attempted. Starting from the Caribbean coast in Cartagena, Colombia and ending at the southern tip of the continent in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Tour d’Afrique was formed in 2002 and since then has expanded from Africa to offer trans-continental, multi-month expeditions of 6 continents and in over 60 countries. Those without this much time can also join the tours for as little as one week to 10 days – joining the expeditions already in progress. Tours are supported with baggage vehicles, medics, mechanics, trip leaders, drivers, and cooks. Tour d’Afrique overseas every aspect of the operation from planning, implementation, and to the final pedal stroke at the end.