Road biking isn't just gaining popularity in America, the sport has taken off in Rwanda, Papua New Guinea, and everywhere in between. A select number of tour groups have taken advantage of this global enthusiasm by mapping out long-distance itineraries for their elite and sinewy clientele. These trips span continents and allow bikers to roll down roads cutting through jungles, rice paddies, and cities. The biking is great and the views might be better.
Tour d'Afrique's Trans-Oceania long-distance bike tour
The latest epic from Tour d'Afrique starts in Singapore and heads south, through Indonesia, East Timor, and Australia. Bike an average of 75 miles a day with a multinational group (as many as 15 countries have been represented in a single tour). While the ride is fully supported, Tour d'Afrique expects participants to go at their own pace, navigating through new towns in their own way. The massive, 128-day tour departs on August 16. [$17,900; tourdafrique.com]
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