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.

Trekking
Expert advice

Trekking

Have you ever wanted to go on a trek, but aren't quite sure where to start? How about this series of articles written by experts, on a whole range of subjects including preparation, checklists, health at altitude and innoculations.

Cycle touring
Expert advice

Cycle touring

Discover on and off-road cycle touring and the range of benefits for the cyclist, whether it be in the UK, Europe or further afield. And if you're already booked in for a challenge then check out our expert tips on what to pack and how to pack it.

Overseas charity treks
Event listings

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.

Featured challenges

Cycle Cuba

This challenge gives us chance to experience Cuba's majestic mountains, colonial cities and to cycle through the island's rollercoaster hills to the stunning Caribbean coast!

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

This fantastic trek along the Rongai route is the easiest route to the peak of the world's tallest freestanding volcano! This route retains a wonderful sense of unspoilt wilderness.

California Bike Open Challenge

Discover California by bike on this incredible challenge which leads us from the magnificent Yosemite National Park, along the stunning Pacific coast to San Francisco.

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.

Climb Mount Kenya

This 9-day adventure takes us along remote trails to the majestic summit of Mount Kenya, offering tough climbs and the chance to see fantastic African wildlife.

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