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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 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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Alps Cycling Challenge
Alps Cycling Challenge
Road cycling in Alps, France - 5 days on 11 Sep 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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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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Trek Uganda
Trek Uganda
Trekking in Mgahinga National Park, Uganda - 11 days on 25 Jan 2015.
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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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Peru - Trek to Machu Picchu
Peru - Trek to Machu Picchu
Trekking in Cusco, Peru - 11 days on 06 Sep 2014.
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Rajasthan Cycle
Rajasthan Cycle
Cycle touring in Jaipur, India - 10 days on 06 Mar 2015.
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Grand Canyon Trek Open Challenge
Grand Canyon Trek Open Challenge
Trekking in Sedona, Arizona, U S A - 8 days on 27 Sep 2014.
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Cycle Burma (Myanmar)
Cycle Burma (Myanmar)
Mountain biking in Mandalay to Inle lake, Myanmar - 420 km on 18 Sep 2015.
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Pyrenees Snow Shoe Challenge
Pyrenees Snow Shoe Challenge
Snowshoeing in Bagneres de Luchon, France - 6 days on 03 Feb 2015.
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Cycle Madagascar 2014
Cycle Madagascar 2014
Cycle touring in Antananarivo, Madagascar - 10 days on 10 Oct 2014.
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Sumatra Jungle Challenge
Sumatra Jungle Challenge
Trekking in Sumatra, Indonesia - 11 days on 04 Sep 2014.
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Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Lemosho Route
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Lemosho Route
Trekking in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - 12 days on 11 Feb 2015.
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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
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Saturday 27 September 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
Berlin, Germany
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Childreach International
Saturday 27 September 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
Berlin, Germany
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Sunday 2 November 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners
New York, UnitedStates
Registration fee £0 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £1500 sponsorship
Childreach International
Sunday 14 September 2014
Budapest, Hungary
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Childreach International
Sunday 8 March 2015
Pafos, Cyprus
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship