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Overseas charity challenges


The grass is not always greener but, in the case of taking your quest to raise money for a good cause abroad, the grass is often more dramatic, spectacular and awe-inspiring.

It’s a simple solution to the problem of making your noble venture stand out from the crowd. Heading out into the big wide world will undoubtedly give your challenge an extra thrilling edge. 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 Paris.

Heading abroad can be as unnerving as it is exciting so 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, rowers, climbers, jumpers, riders, whatever they are, 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.

Featured challenges...

London to Paris Off-Road Bike Ride
London to Paris Off-Road Bike Ride
Mountain biking in London to Paris, France - 300 km on 05 Jul 2014.
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Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking in Everest Base Camp, Nepal - 18 days on 14 Mar 2015.
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London to Paris On-Road Bike Ride
London to Paris On-Road Bike Ride
Road cycling in London to Paris, France - 400 km on 06 Sep 2014.
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Trek Uganda
Trek Uganda
Trekking in Mgahinga National Park, Uganda - 11 days on 25 Jan 2015.
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London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge
London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge
Road cycling in London to Amsterdam, Netherlands - 200 miles on 13 Jun 2014.
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Indian Himalayan Cycle Challenge
Indian Himalayan Cycle Challenge
Mountain biking in Indian Himalayas, India - 12 days on 18 Oct 2014.
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Alps Cycling Challenge
Alps Cycling Challenge
Road cycling in Alps, France - 5 days on 11 Sep 2014.
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Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route
Trekking in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - 11 days on 10 Sep 2015.
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Dalai Lama Himalayan Trek
Dalai Lama Himalayan Trek
Trekking in Dharamsala, India - 12 days on 01 Nov 2014.
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Sahara Desert Trek
Sahara Desert Trek
Trekking in Sahara Desert Trek, Morocco - 10 days on 27 Feb 2015.
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London to Paris Bike Ride
London to Paris Bike Ride
Road cycling in London to Paris, France - 234 miles on 20 Jun 2014.
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Cycle Central America
Cycle Central America
Mountain biking in Panama City, Panama - 11 days on 13 Nov 2014.
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Andean Trails to Machu Picchu
Andean Trails to Machu Picchu
Trekking in Cuzco, Peru - 10 days on 10 Oct 2015.
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Trans Pyrenees Coast to Coast Cycle
Trans Pyrenees Coast to Coast Cycle
Road cycling in Biariritz, France - 9 days on 06 Sep 2014.
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Dog Sledding Challenge
Dog Sledding Challenge
Dog sledding in Kiruna, Sweden - 7 days on 21 Feb 2015.
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Guide Dogs Coniston Adventure Team Challenge

Overseas runs & marathons

With charity runs in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin, New York and even Ethiopia there's a destination to suit everyone!
Overseas runs & marathons

Kilimanjaro charity climbs

Climb Kilimanjaro, the largest free-standing mountain in the world, for charity. Choose from several different routes and sign up from just £295.
Kilimanjaro charity climbs

Everest base camp charity treks

Trek to the world's most famous base camp at 5,360 meters (17,600 ft), through spectacular Himalayan scenery, with great views of the top of Everest.
Everest base camp charity treks

Machu Picchu charity treks

Follow the Inca Trail to the 'Lost City of the Incas' on a Machu Picchu charity challenge.
Machu Picchu charity treks

Great Wall of China challenges

Trek or cycle a section of the Great Wall, extending approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) across northern China, on an epic adventure.
Great Wall of China challenges

London to Paris charity bike rides

Head south to the Channel coast, take the ferry across to France, then continue through the French countryside to arrive in Paris.
London to Paris charity bike rides

Charity treks

Short treks, long treks, easy treks, difficult treks - in every corner of the world.
Charity treks

Overseas charity bike rides

Explore an exciting foreign destination on one of our challenging overseas cycling adventures.
Overseas charity bike rides

Featured charity places

Charity places in overseas runs...
Children with Cancer UK
Sunday 20 July 2014
The Pyrenees - Pau to Hautacam, France
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £1000 sponsorship
Macmillan Cancer Support
Sunday 2 November 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners
New York, UnitedStates
Registration fee £499 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £1850 sponsorship
Children with Cancer UK
Sunday 28 September 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
Berlin, Germany
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Shelter
Sunday 28 September 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
Berlin, Germany
Registration fee £100 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £1000 sponsorship
Childreach International
Sunday 14 September 2014
Budapest, Hungary
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Sue Ryder
Sunday 2 November 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners
New York, UnitedStates
Registration fee £100 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £2500 sponsorship