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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, writes timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor Elaine Aronson.

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 R&R 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 Paris. Quite a variety, then.

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.

Featured challenges...

Trek Uganda
Trek Uganda
Trekking in Mgahinga National Park, Uganda - 10 days on 25 Jan 2015.
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Cycle Kerala, India
Cycle Kerala, India
Mountain biking in Kerala, India - 9 days on 16 Oct 2015.
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Spaghetti Western 5 day Horse Trek
Spaghetti Western 5 day Horse Trek
Horse trekking in Andalusia, Spain - 5 days on 19 Apr 2015.
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London to Paris Cycle
London to Paris Cycle
Road cycling in London to Paris, France - 5 days on 03 Sep 2014.
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London to Paris Tour de France Finale
London to Paris Tour de France Finale
Road cycling in London to Paris, France - 300 miles on 22 Jul 2015.
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Valley of Roses and Kasbahs Trek, Morocco
Valley of Roses and Kasbahs Trek, Morocco
Trekking in Marrakech, Morocco - 9 days on 15 May 2015.
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Sucata Rallies
Sucata Rallies
Overland travel in France - Spain - Portugal, France - 5 days on 21 Aug 2014.
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Cycle Burkina Faso
Cycle Burkina Faso
Cycle touring in Ouagadougou, BurkinaFaso - 8 days on 26 Jan 2015.
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Climb For Africa - Kilimanjaro
Climb For Africa - Kilimanjaro
Trekking in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - 10 days on 15 Oct 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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Valley of Roses and Kasbahs Trek, Morocco
Valley of Roses and Kasbahs Trek, Morocco
Trekking in Marrakech, Morocco - 9 days on 18 Sep 2015.
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Climb For Africa - Kilimanjaro
Climb For Africa - Kilimanjaro
Trekking in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - 10 days on 12 Feb 2015.
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The Race to the Sun - Geneva to Monaco
The Race to the Sun - Geneva to Monaco
Road cycling in Geneva to Monaco, Switzerland - 6 days on 21 May 2015.
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Machu Picchu Trek Open Challenge
Machu Picchu Trek Open Challenge
Trekking in The Andes, Peru - 11 days on 17 Sep 2015.
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Cycle Costa Rica - Coast to Coast
Cycle Costa Rica - Coast to Coast
Mountain biking in Pacific to Caribbean, Costa Rica - 10 days on 02 Apr 2015.
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BHF Glastonbury bike ride 2014

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...
Macmillan Cancer Support
Sunday 2 November 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners
New York, UnitedStates
Registration fee £499 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £1850 sponsorship
Sue Ryder
Sunday 2 November 2014 Suitable for beginners Beginners
New York, UnitedStates
Registration fee £100 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £2500 sponsorship
CLIC Sargent
Sunday 12 April 2015 08.45 AM
Paris, France
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Bowel Cancer UK
Sunday 28 September 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
Berlin, Germany
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £1000 sponsorship
Childreach International
Sunday 12 October 2014
Budapest, Hungary
Registration fee £50 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £750 sponsorship
Meningitis Research Foundation
Sunday 28 September 2014 09.00 AM Suitable for beginners Beginners
Berlin, Germany
Registration fee £0 registration fee Minimum sponsorship amount £600 sponsorship