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    This is the perfect challenge for someone who has perhaps never taken on a challenge event before, and is looking to test themselves on an active physical challenge. Although a moderate challenge might be culturally challenging, it will usually be in hotels/lodges rather than camping, and there will be no altitude involved. Training is necessary for all challenges. On a UK 'moderate' challenge, this grading would be perfect for someone who is looking to take their first steps into walking in the UK.

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    Challenging

    A 'challenging' trip will test someone who is moderately fit and has a spirit of adventure. You may have had some previous experience, but this is not necessary as long as the correct training is undertaken. A 'challenging' trip may involve some altitude, but this will be compensated by easier terrain and hiking conditions. On a UK 'challenging' challenge, you will be physically tested but the terrain is often on well-established routes.

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    Tough

    A 'tough' trip should be undertaken by someone with previous experience and interest in the activity – whether biking or trekking. It will usually involve camping, and will certainly be in a remote environment, where facilities are not what you would expect at home. A tough challenge will test you both physically and mentally. Both cycle and treks will be hilly, and training is essential. On a UK 'tough' challenge, you should expect 10+ hours of exertion over demanding terrain.

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    Extreme

    Extreme challenges will involve altitude, and a great deal of endurance. These trips are not to be taken lightly, and will take place in extreme environments, without home comforts. They are usually undertaken by someone with previous experience in a mountain setting, but who wants to take their experience to the next level physically and mentally. Training is essential. On a UK 'extreme' challenge you should have previous experience in the mountains of the UK, as you will be tested to the limits.

Location

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Burma-Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • North Pole
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

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PaddleJungle Trek
Amazon Jungle Survivor

Amazon Jungle Survivor Challenge

Be challenged physically and mentally as you push yourself completely out of your comfort zone by surviving the Amazon jungle.

The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth, home to millions of species of insects and thousands of species of animals. In this remote jungle, you’ll experience breath-taking biodiversity and sharpen your survival senses as you journey through the primordial rainforest.
 

9 days

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Brazil

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Tough

Bike
Atlas Mountain Charity Bike Ride in Morocco

Atlas Mountain Bike challenge

Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains offer a spectacular setting for this cycling challenge. Beginning in bustling Marrkaech, the route travels 200kms over dirt roads and steep inclines into the heart of this remote and culturally detached region. The challenge takes place amid the Mgoun Massif, home to the traditional Berber people.

8 days

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Morocco

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Tough

Mountain TrekTrek
Avenue of the Volcanoes Charity Mountain Trek in Ecuador

Avenue of the Volcanoes

This beautiful trek is not for the faint-hearted as it culminates in a magical midnight glacier climb. You will feel exhausted but elated as you rise with the sun, rewarded with priceless views over the Andes once you conquer Cayambe. The trek is at very high altitude, which means acclimatisation is vital. The trip will begin in Ecuador’s capital Quito, giving the group time to feel comfortable with their surroundings before venturing off on the challenge of a lifetime.

13 days

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Ecuador

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Extreme

TrekWater
Brazil charity Trek and Kayak

Brazilian Trek and Kayak Challenge

Brazil needs no introduction. Its 8.5 million square kms are home to fantastic landscapes and immense cultural diversity. Your challenge takes you beyond the beach and into tropical forest and Serra da Bocaina National Park. Once you’ve conquered the trekking challenge, it’s into your sea kayak to paddle between the Bay of Paraty and Saco do Mamangua. The Bay is dotted with more than 60 islands, as well as some 300 picture perfect beaches which will provide your accommodation at night. Once the hard work is over, you head to the party city of Rio to soak up the sun and the sights, including Christ the Redeemer.

11 days

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Brazil

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Moderate

Trek
Charity Trek in Cuba

Cuban Mountain Trek

The trek starts in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Havana. Once out of Cuba’s capital, things are quieter and more relaxed – but now for the hard work! You trek for five days over undulating and sometimes tough terrain.  Itinerary highlights include Santa Clara, the Sierra del Escambray and Trinidad.

10 days

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Cuba

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Challenging

Bike
Charity Cycle in Cuba

Cuban Revolution Cycle

Welcome to the land of cigars, revolution, Che Guevara and vintage Chevrolets. The Cuban cycle travels from Havana to the exotic Caribbean. We spend 5 days in the saddle, cycling 350kms through beautiful countryside. Outside of Havana vehicles are rare and there is a strong biking culture – so expect to fit right in!

10 days

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Cuba

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Challenging

Mountain TrekTrek
Dalai-Lama-Himalayan-Charity-Trek

Dalai Lama Himalayan Trek

From the madness of Delhi, to the beauty and tranquillity of the Indian Himalaya, this unique expedition is the perfect introduction to India.

The challenge follows the Uhl River, through the heart of the world’s highest mountain range in Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama and the centre of the Tibetan community are located. The region remains largely unvisited, which makes it a pristine and unspoilt area to explore via foot. 

11 days

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India

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Challenging

Snow & Ice
Dog Sledding Charity Challenge

Dog Sledding Challenge

A team of loyal huskies leads the way through the snow-covered forests and mountains of Swedish Lapland, across 200kms of beautiful, frozen landscape. Experience the silence of nature while gliding through this winter wonderland, taking the opportunity to spot elk and reindeer and even see the spectacular Northern Lights.

7 days

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Sweden

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Moderate

Trek
Dorset 3 Peaks Challenge

Dorset 3 Peaks Challenge

Join Diverse Abilities on this unique event, created exclusively for this fantatsic charity.

The Dorset 3 Peask might not be the most famous of the Uk's '3 Peak' challenges, but this is your chance to be one of the first people to take on what is still a very demanding challenge.

Trek to the top of Lewesdon Hill (279m), Pilsdon Pen (277m) and Bulbarrow Hill (274m)

1 days

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UK

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Challenging

Mountain TrekTrek
Everest Base Camp Charity Trek

Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest stands at a formidable 8,848m in the Nepalese Himalayas. Starting in Lukla, we follow in the footsteps of the Sherpa on this epic high altitude trek which crosses numerous rivers, before reaching the highest point at Kalapathar (5,545m). Wonder at the scenery below, before celebrating in mystical Kathmandu. 

18 days

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Nepal

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Extreme

Trek
Great Wall of China Charity Trek

Great Wall Discovery

Originally constructed to defend China against nomadic tribes, the Great Wall is a thrilling challenge of twists, turns, ups and downs. With deliberately uneven steps, this trek will challenge even the most dedicated trekker. Exhaustion will quickly vanish as you are rewarded with sweeping views over the vast mountain ranges.

9 days

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China

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Challenging

TrekMountain Trek
High Atlas Charity Mountain Trek in Morocco

High Atlas Summit Trek

This challenge will have you scrambling over northern Africa’s tallest peak – Jebel Toukal, standing at a majestic 4,167m! Although not involving technical climbing, the weather and terrain make this challenge extremely tough and a good level of fitness is essential. We finish in the vibrant Moroccan city of Marrakech.

6 days

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Morocco

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Tough

Bike
Fire and Ice Charity Bike Ride in Iceland

Iceland Fire and Ice Cycle Challenge

Iceland is home to some of nature’s most exciting geography, including active volcanoes, glaciers, thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spouting geysers. Our short but tough biking challenge takes in some of the country’s most stunning and rugged terrain as we cycle past volcanoes, hot springs and bubbling mud pots.

5 days

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Iceland

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Tough

Snow & Ice
Iceland Glacier Trek

Iceland Glacier Trek

This is a challenge to get you out of your comfort zone and onto Iceland’s most extreme glacial landscapes.

Based in the highlands of Iceland, you’ll ski-trek across Langjökull glacier ice cap for five days while enjoying the stunning scenery of one of Europe’s last great wildernesses. Push through the physical and environmental obstacles while spending your nights camping on the ice under starry northern skies.

9 days | Iceland | Extreme

9 days

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Iceland

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Extreme

Trek
Charity Trek in Iceland

Icelandic Lava Trek

Host to some of Europe’s most incredible wilderness, this Icelandic itinerary takes in thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spouting geysers. The trip is relatively short, but days are long and the terrain is challenging. Your hard work will be rewarded with an indulgent visit to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.

5 days

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Iceland

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Tough

Bike
Charity Bike Ride in India

India Golden Triangle Cycle Challenge

Ride through Rajasthan, a region rich in desert landscapes, fantastic wildlife, exquisite forts, and bustling cities. The route begins in Agra, home to the world famous Taj Mahal. From here, the journey offers you a close up view of all Rajasthan has to offer – before ending in the pink city of Jaipur.

10 days

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India

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Challenging

Bike
Italian Great Lakes Cycle

Italian Great Lakes Cycle

Cycle through one of the most beautful regions in the world on this jaw-dropping ride.  Taking in the great lakes of Italy - including Lake Como and Lake Garda - you will ride over 400km tackling alpine foothills, valley paths and mythical climbs as featured on the Giro d'Italia.  

This tough ride will push your limits, but you will take in gorgeous mountain views, have plenty of coffee stops and visit the cycling church of The Madonna di Ghisallo - after climbing it first!

6 days

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Italy

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Extreme

TrekMountain Trek
Japan - mt fuji

Japan's Mount Fuji and lakes

Challenge yourself in Japan with a series of summits and finishing of the hike with watching the sunrise from the top of one of the world's most iconic and famous mountains - Fuji.

10 days

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Japan

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Tough

Bike
Kerala Cycle Challenge

Kerala Cycle

Prepare to be mesmerised by Kerala. Meaning ‘land of coconuts’, it’s hardly surprising Kerala is almost entirely shaded by a palm canopy. Home to elephants, tea plantations, a world-class cuisine and many adventure travel opportunities, India’s tropical south is the perfect setting for a life-changing adventure.

Soak up the laid back atmosphere as you explore this idyllic coastal state during five days of challenging cycling.

 

8 days

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India

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Challenging

Mountain TrekTrek
Kilimanjaro Mountain Charity Trek in Tanzania in Africa. Highest Freestanding Mountain in the world

Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Lemosho Route

This Kilimanjaro trek begins in the lush rainforests of the Lemosho Glades, climbing towards the Shira Plateau. From here it follows the Southern Flank, Barranco Wall and Barafu Route. Our groups have excellent summit success rates (96%), yet Kilimanjaro – with its 1,000m ascent and 2,000m descent – must not be underestimated. 

12 days

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Tanzania

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Extreme

Mountain TrekTrek
Kilimanjaro Mountain Charity Trek in Tanzania in Africa. Highest Freestanding Mountain in the world

Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route

At 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes to break through the Earth's crust. This challenge follows the beautiful Rongai route, ascending through a variety of farmland and forest. Our groups have excellent summit success rates, but it is important not to underestimate the enormity of this challenge.

11 days

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Tanzania

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Extreme

Bike
Kili bike - highlight

Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater Bike Challenge

Experience an exciting and unforgettable cycling tour across Tanzania’s famous northern circuit. This tour takes you through Tanzania’s most iconic national and cultural attractions; from the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater.

9 days

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Tanzania

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Challenging

TrekMountain Trek
Kyrgyzstan Trek

Kyrgyzstan trek

Kyrgyzstan gained independence in 1991 and is relatively unexplored but opening up to the world to become a great trek destination. Five days trekking with the essentials, exploring the natural beauty of the Issyk Kul region; mountain passes; and lush green valleys with incredible vistas. Camp under the stars and soak in hot springs to relax.

9 days

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Kyrgyzstan

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Tough

Mountain Trek
Lake District 5 Peaks Charity Trek in the UK

Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge

Prepare for an epic challenge through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you tackle five of England’s most demanding peaks, including its highest – Scafell Pike.

2 days

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UK

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Tough

Trek
Charity Trek with the Maasai Mara in Tanzania

Maasai Bush Trek

Step a little outside your comfort zone for this exciting, intrepid challenge. Join Maasai guides and trek through the captivating the African bush on this exciting challenge. 

The spectacular route passes Mt. Kitumbeine, the game-filled plains of Nagarirat and the escarpment of the Rift Valley. Expect to be captivated by the beauty of this incredible region, otherwise known as “the Cradle of Mankind”.

9 days

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Tanzania

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Challenging

Trek
Madagascar Trek

Madagascar Trek

Challenging yet rewarding, this is real adventure in the heart of Madagascar. Hike through the untouched and intriguing Madagascar massif, traversing through a country which is home to a remarkable collection of rare flora and fauna, and a cultural pedigree that encompasses a complex mix of beliefs and rituals.

12 days

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Madagascar

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Tough

Mountain TrekTrek
National Three Peaks Charity Trek

National Three Peaks Challenge

Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) and your challenge is to do all this in 24 hours!

3 days

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UK

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Tough

Trek
Sahara Desert Charity Trek in Morocco

Sahara Desert Trek

Rediscover true adventure in the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. This five day trek covers 100km; passing through Morocco’s forbidding landscape punctuated by peaks, gorges, dunes and oases. At night, sleep under Africa’s star strewn skies and enjoy traditional Berber hospitality.

8 days

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Morocco

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Challenging

Bike
Charity Bike Ride from Vietnam to Cambodia

Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike Ride

This is a challenge for those who love the tropical vibes of South East Asia, the open road, and exploring ancient history. Follow the road less cycled from Saigon to Angkor Wat, through endless miles of quiet backwater roads, passing ancient temples and bustling markets, beautiful and varied rural landscapes, and quaint villages.  Cover 450km across seven days, from the waterways and rice paddies of the Mekong Delta, finishing at the astonishing Angkor Wat to celebrate a cycle well done.

11 days

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Vietnam, Cambodia

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Moderate

Mountain TrekTrek
Simien Mountain Charity Trek in Ethiopia

Simien Mountain Trek

The Simien Mountains rise to their highest point at Ras Dejen (4,620m) in Ethiopia. Our route leads into lowland valleys and high escarpments, dotted with Amhara villages. The itinerary includes time in historic Gondar and the capital Addis Ababa, offering many encounters with Ethiopia’s ancient culture.

12 days

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Ethiopia

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Tough

BikeMountain Trek
Snowdon Multi Activity Charity Challenge

Snowdon Triple Challenge

Grab this opportunity to pit yourself against the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park in this tough and exciting multi-activity challenge. You'll summit the mighty Snowdon as well as tackling challenging biking and kayaking sections all the while surrounded by this stunning part of the UK.

2 days

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UK

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Challenging

Mountain TrekTrek
Stok Kangri Charity Mountain Trek in India

Stok Kangri Summit Trek

This outstanding trek to the summit of India's magnificent mountain, Stok Kangri (6,114m), is the perfect challenge for trekkers who want to summit an Indian Himalayan Peak. Your trekking adventure begins at Leh where you will have plenty of time to acclimatise to the high altitude. You will spend several days acclimatising by visiting the colourful monasteries at Shey, Thikse and Hemis. You will then trek between 10-15kms per day ascending the route up Stok Kangri.

16 days

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India

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Extreme

TrekTrek
Sumatra Jungle Charity Trek in Indonesia

Sumatra Jungle Challenge

This challenge takes place in the mountainous Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the only places in the world where you can still see Sumatran orang-utans in the wild. Gibbons, hornbills, Thomas leaf monkeys, macaques, sun bears and the elusive

10 days

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Indonesia

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Tough

Trek
Patagonia trek

Trek Patagonia

You will trek past beautiful lakes and glaciers on this magnificent challenge, also experiencing ice-capped cliffs and mountains, forests and grasslands. Camping in spectacular locations, you will be able to appreciate the sheer beauty of Patagonia on this epic adventure.

After enjoying a night in Buenos Aires, you will make your way to Calafate and begin your adventure with the Viedma Ice trek. Then, you will hike through Estancia lod Huemules, and marvel at the beauty of Pollone Glacier and Laguna de los Tres.

13 days

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Argentina

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Tough

Trek
Charity Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru through the Lares Valley

Trek to Machu Picchu

The feeling of walking through the Sun Gate to witness Machu Picchu for the first time will live with you forever.

The Trek to Machu Picchu follows the uncrowded Lares Valley route, surrounded by spectacular mountains, raging rivers, hot springs and remote mountain communities.

Celebrate your success with the group as you marvel at the awe-inspiring lost Incan city of Machu Picchu. 

10 days

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Peru

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Tough

Trek
Charity Trek in Romania. See Transylvania's castle

Trek Transylvania

This unusual experience crosses the Transylvanian Alps, taking in huge mountains, rugged wilderness and small villages. We also visit King’s Rock National Park, home to the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project which shelters wolves, lynx and bears. Meanwhile no trip to Transylvania would be complete without a stop at Dracula’s castle.

6 days

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Romania

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Challenging

Trek
24 Peaks in 24 Hours Charity Trek

Welsh 3000s Challenge

Take your challenge experience to the next level with this classic mountain challenge in stunning Snowdonia. All 3000ft mountains, in a single epic weekend. One incredible adventure to test yourself against.

3 days

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UK

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Extreme

Mountain Trek
Winter Toubkal

Winter Toubkal Trek

The snow-capped peaks of Morocco's High Atlas mountains provide a striking background to the ascent of Mt Toubkal, one of North Africa's tallest peaks. On clear wintry days the views extend across the Atlas range and over towards to the Sahara Desert.

6 days

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Morocco

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Extreme

Trek
Yorkshire Three Peaks Charity Trek

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

This exciting and rewarding challenge will have you trekking over the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks within a period of just 12 hours.

These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside.

While it lasts just one day, this challenge should not be taken lightly as the terrain is extremely varied involving some steep ascents and descents. Participants can expect to almost cover a marathon distance by foot – but in just a matter of hours.

2 days

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UK

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Challenging

Water
Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Challenge

Expect a rough ride, with sweltering heat, humidity, blistered hands and harsh conditions – not to mention the crocodiles and hippos! Paddle your way along the border with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, steadily heading for Victoria Falls where you'll raft the most tempestuous rapids in the world.

10 days

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Zambia

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Challenging

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