Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are an adventure travel couple from Canada. Together they have traveled to over 30 countries on 5 continents; hiking, bicycling, climbing, diving, and trekking their way around the world. Last year, they spent four months on two wheels, doing something so adventurous that very few of us could ever imagine it. So I have asked them to help our imaginations along, by giving us a week in their lives…on the Tour d’Afrique:

The Tour d’Afrique is an epic adventure and a test of the human will. Known as the world’s longest cycling race from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa, insane cyclists ride over a period of 120 days for 12,000 km through some of the most brutal conditions that the continent can throw at you. Life on the road can be a bit surreal to say the least. Days no longer have names, just distances and vague directions. Faces become blurs that you pass from town to town and countries are ticked off before you even realize where you’ve been.

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