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4th July Independence Day – Happy Birthday USA!

4th July is the day in which American’s celebrate the birth of their nation back in 1776 as George Washington and co declared independence having defeated the British. 239 years later and the United States has most certainly made a name for themselves. To celebrate this historic and festive day, we have decided to look at two very different yet brilliant and extraordinary aspects of the United States of America.

The first aspect is that of the American metropolis. Across the United States there genuinely is every type of city one could imagine. Most famed is New York City, which is so emblematic in all that its offers, ranging from Broadway musicals to being the financial capital of the world; the Big Apple truly does amaze. But then on the other side of the country there is Las Vegas, or as it often referred to as simply Vegas, an indisputably unique city. There truly is no place in the world like Vegas, and though it is located in the middle of the Nevada desert, it is the brightest city on earth and one that never sleeps, being the place to go let loose with endless entertainment options and nonstop fun. The city allows you to truly immerse yourself in all that it has; an escape from your 9-5 and reality. As everyone knows, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Las Vegas

 

In stark contrast there is the natural beauty that one can find all over the country. Whether you be trekking in the Rockies or travelling through the everglades, there are endless natural attractions. However, the standout site is that of the Grand Canyon. In what is one of the worlds most powerful and inspiring landscapes, the Grand Canyon has the ability to overwhelm one’s senses with its immense size. Standing on the edge of this vast creation is unquestionably one of the greatest encounters you could have with nature, even being listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The unique combinations of geologic colour and erosional forms decorate the canyon that is over a mile deep and eighteen miles wide. Billions of years of the Earth’s history is exposed on the canyon’s towering walls above the Colorado River in what can be described as complete and absolute beauty.

Grand Canyon

 

 

Happy birthday America from everyone at Charity Challenge! 

 

https://www.charitychallenge.com/challenge/18/Beyond-the-Grand-Canyon

 

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Angkor Wat to Bangkok Bike Challenge

This brand new challenge begins at Khmer masterpiece, the temple complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. From here our challenging 400km cycle showcases the best of Cambodia and Thailand and everything in between.

Angkor-to-Bangkok-blogYou’ll pedal past ancient temples, colourful pagodas, endless paddy fields and smiling locals before hopping out the saddle onto the white sandy beaches of Thailand. It’s then one final push to bustling Bangkok the Thai capital, where we cross the finish line. To get the wheels in motion click here! angkor-wat-bike-ride

Beyond the Grand Canyon 

Why not escape the cold, windy October weather and go challenge yourself in some of the most spectacular mountain terrain the USA has to offer? Our Beyond the Grand Canyon Trek takes you off the beaten track into the heart of the ancient homelands of the Havasupai Indians, crossing crystal blue waters, past cascading waterfalls and the towering red buttes that form this majestic and challenging landscape.

Beyond-blog2 At night you will camp in the tranquility of the desert before finishing (and celebrating) all you’ve achieved under the bright lights of Las Vegas! If you want to go Beyond, click here! Beyond-blog2

Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater Bike Challenge

Set against the stunning silhouette of Kilimanjaro, this challenging new cycle sees you tackle 350km of African savannah in the saddle. The heat and terrain add to the difficulty of this challenge as we pass through Maasai villages with the ever present panoramic views of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.

Kili-to-Ngorongoro-1The long days will be worth it as we arrive at our final destination, the outstanding Ngorongoro Crater. As one of the world’s most abundant game reserves expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes and gazelle. To book your place in the saddle click here! Kili-to-Ngo-Blog

Trek Burma 

Burma remains South East Asia’s best kept secret, our challenging trek takes us through the undulating terrain of the mountainous tribal villages of the Shan Hills, absorbing yourself in the mystical beauty of this ancient land.

trek-Burma-2--blogThe long days will see us tackle varied terrain along dirt tracks, through dense forests and vast tea plantations. At night we will stay in local Buddhist monasteries before finishing our long journey at the breathtaking Inle Lake. Here we will have a chance to absorb the majestic scenery from the floating gardens to the silhouettes of leg-rowing fishermen. If you want to uncover the secret click here. Inle-Lake-Blog-1

Kilimanjaro Summit Climb

At 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the Earth’s crust. Your mission – to reach the cloud covered summit! With 2 routes available, the Rongai Route and Lemosho Route both ascend through a variety of farmland and forest with the opportunity for wildlife spotting. At night the temperatures drop considerably offering clear skies perfect for star gazing.

Kili-blog-1You’ll feel on top of the world as you walk high above the clouds. It is important to not underestimate the enormity of this challenge with summit day alone seeing us ascend over 1000m – the views and sense of pride at the top are more than worth it! If you want to reach the roof of Africa click here! Kili-blog-2

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