Overseas charity challenges

Overseas charity challenges

Heading out into the big wide world to take up a charity challenge will undoubtedly give your endeavour an extra thrilling edge.

You can experience some of the most dramatic, spectacular and awe-inspiring places on Earth, and it’s a simple solution to the problem of making your noble venture stand out from the crowd. There's also the alluring prospect of combining the challenge with a short, possible recuperative, spot of rest and relaxation while you're out there.

Examples of charity overseas challenges include overseas charity treksoverseas charity bike ridesoverseas marathons and runs. The South American jungle, the African mountains, European ski slopes - the possible destinations are virtually endless with some of the most popular destinations including Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and London to Paris bike rides.

Factors to consider
It's often best to undertake these excursions as part of a group. You will find strength in numbers and the support and camaraderie of your fellow trekkers, rafters, climbers, jumpers or riders will prove invaluable when it comes to completing the adventure.

Make no mistake about it, these challenges are not easy. While heading overseas may well make the whole thing more exciting, it also brings an additional issues to consider.

For example, you may need to adapt your training to suit conditions you might expect, but cannot replicate in Britain. It might be hot and sunny, for instance! Having the right equipment is also vital. It’s all totally worth it though, once you’re out there and doing it for real.

Getting fit for your run
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Getting fit for your run

Whether you've entered a fun run or a marathon our team of experts will help you hone your training so that you are in the best possible shape when event day comes round. From warming up, stretching and technique right through to rest and recovery we've got it all covered.

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Training for your ride

Is the clock ticking down fast to your sportive or cycling event? Get some extra guidance from our experts as they help you put a training plan in place, with programmes and tips available to improve sprinting, climbing, endurance and much more.

Overseas charity treks
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Overseas charity treks

Charity treks are the perfect excuse and opportunity to explore somewhere new. Whether it’s a trek in the Himalayas, a mountain and/or desert challenge in Morocco or a jungle trek in Borneo, there’s a place and an experience to suit everyone.

Kilimanjaro charity challenges
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Kilimanjaro charity challenges

The largest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro has long been a staple of the charitable trekkers’ diet, and with good reason. The scenery during the ascent, and the views from the summit, are absolutely breathtaking.

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Nairobi to Kilimanjaro Cycle

Join our herd on a 400km challenge to the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Camp under the stars and transform the lives of Africa's poorest; families who are growing their way out of poverty for good.

Trois Etapes Giro

Take on the fearsome climbs of the Italian Dolomites including the Passo Fedaia. Led by pro riders & supported by team cars, drivers, directeur sportifs, soigneurs and team radios.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

A stunning trek to the summit via the quieter Lemosho Route, giving plenty of time to acclimatise. Guided by experienced mountain guides. Age 18+.

London to Paris Bike Ride

Take on this tough but amazing bike challenge and cycle 237 miles between the iconic capital cities of London and Paris in just 3-days! Age 18+.

Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia

Join us in March 2016 and we'll take you on a cycling adventure through the rice paddies and waterways of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and in to Cambodia.

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