"Of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.  Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight or Routine, the cloak of many Cares and slavery of Home, man feels once more happy.  The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood . . . Afresh dawns the morn of life. . ."

The explorer Sir Richard Burton


Tom and Jacky Nelson live in Seattle and have cycle toured in more than 60 countries on six continents.  Below is a listing of tours and above are links to a few maps and brief descriptions.


2019 - Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar

2018 - Russia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden

2017 - Sardinia, Corsica and Italy

2017 - Israel

2016 - Japan - Kyushu, Shikoku and western Honshu

2016 - India - Kashmir and Ladakh (Srinagar to Leh to Manali)

2015 - Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

2014 - New Zealand, North and South Islands

2013 - South Korea, Jeju Island

2012 - Minneapolis to Seattle

2012 - Cambodia and Thailand

2011 - Seattle to San Diego through Crater Lake

2010 - Europe - UK, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg

2009 - Vietnam

2009 - Seattle to Indianapolis through Banff

2008 - Bogota to Lima: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

2007 - Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria

2006 - Australia: Darwin to Perth

2005 - Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Holland

2004 - Chile and Argentina

2003 - France, Switzerland, Holland , Belgium, Germany and England

2002 - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Laos

2001 - Copenhagen to Tromso: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark

2000 - Thailand

1999 - South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia

1998 - Israel, Turkey and Rhodes

1997 - France, UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg

1996 - Australia: Sidney to Cooktown

1995 - To the Nordkapp: Sweden, Finland and Norway

1994 - Canada: Vancouver to Minneapolis

1993 - Spain and Portugal

1992 - Tom's solo 13,000 km tour through 16 European countries

1989 - Transamerica - Oregon to Washington D.C.




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