OUR CHALLENGES

You can help us to challenge cancer by taking part in one of our incredible adventures. You can trek, cycle, snowshoe, kayak, climb, ski, sled and raft either on your doorstep in the UK or right across the globe!

We’ll help you decide which one’s for you from over 50 different challenges, in over 30 different countries! You can choose from three differing levels of difficulty, level 1 being the easiest, 3 being the most challenging.

So, what are you waiting for? Your challenge awaits…

UK Challenges UK Challenges

UK BASED CHALLENGES

When it comes to adventures and exploring, the UK is a great place to get started!

Through its working partners, CCUK offers a multitude of awe-inspiring outdoor events right here on your doorstep. We have a number of walking and trekking challenges; adventure weekends; survival-themed multi activity events and a variety of adrenalin inducing events for the more daring among us.

Overseas ChallengesOverseas Challenges

OVERSEAS CHALLENGES

Choose your challenge

You can trek, bike, climb, ski, sled and raft throughout the world whilst raising vital funds for charity.

With over 100 departure dates to choose from, in 30 different countries, with 3 levels of difficulty, ranging from 1-18 days, there is sure to be something for you!

You can choose your challenge by location, activity type, challenge grading or by available departure dates via the link here

Bordeaux to BarcelonaBordeaux to Barcelona

BORDEAUX TO BARCELONA

France and Spain

Learn how it feels to shout - "SHUT UP LEGS!"

Test yourself against the peloton on this epic Bordeaux to Barcelona cycle! Ride a total of 679km and climb up a total elevation of 13,303m over 9 testing days. Riding from Southern France to the Catalan capital of Barcelona, you will tackle the mythical Pyrenees, the world famous Col du Tourmalet (at 2,115m the highest point of the ride) and traverse vineyards, gorges and roads made famous by the Tour de France and La Vuelta.

This is a very tough cycle ride perfect for those that have conquered the local hills and want to challenge themselves on the European circuit. For those that have imagined what it must feel like follow in the pedal strokes of Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, this is your opportunity to climb the same cols.

Combined with the beauty and allure of southern France and northern Spain, this adventure makes for an unforgettable cycling challenge.

Date: Sat 30 April 2016 - Sun 08 May 2016
Deposit: £325
Distance: 679km
Duration: 9 days

Great Wall DiscoveryGreat Wall Discovery

GREAT WALL DISCOVERY

See Beijing and the Forbidden City and raise funds to challenge cancer.

The Great Wall of China Trek is a fantastic 9 day hike along this incredible structure, built nearly 3000 years ago. Each day you will trek approximately 12kms along its stony path, which twists and winds its way along the mountains.

The challenge takes you over crumbling watch towers, steep staircases and through historic battlement stations. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides an incredible backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

On completion of your challenge you will return to Beijing to explore some of the many attractions of China's capital city including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

For more details or to see available departure dates click here

Kilimanjaro Summit ClimbKilimanjaro Summit Climb

KILIMANJARO SUMMIT CLIMB

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free-standing mountain and climbing it is a challenge of a lifetime.

The views from the top of Kilimanjaro – a staggering height of 5,895m - are truly magnificent. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the plains of the Masai Mara.

Kilimanjaro has much more to offer than just awe inspiring views, as you will trek through five different eco-systems. Your expedition to the roof of Africa is the equivalent of travelling on a trip from the Equator to the Arctic as the landscape varies from bushland to tropical forest, from moorland to heath, and alpine desert.

The Rongai route starts just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border and has been mostly unused for many years. Now open for climbing once again, experienced guides consider this ascent route to be both more manageable and more beautiful than the main Marangu trail.

For more details or to see available departure dates click here

Rajasthan Cycle ChallengeRajasthan Cycle Challenge

Rajasthan Cycle Challenge

Travel to India and embark on a cycling adventure through the rolling hills and rusty deserts of Rajasthan, Land of the Kings.

Our India expedition begins in the hustle and bustle of Delhi and ends in Rajasthan’s capital city, Jaipur.

You will experience the timelessness of rural India as you ride through towns and past temples in this holy region. From Delhi to Jaipur, game safaris to the Taj Mahal, this impressive 500km cycle challenge through this fascinating region is a perfect way to experience the magic of India.

Your journey will take you to the Ranthambore Tiger National Park and you can visit the incredible Taj Mahal.

For more details or to see available departure dates click here

Sahara Desert TrekSahara Desert Trek

Sahara Desert Trek

Join us as we experience the beauty of one of the largest deserts in the world – The Sahara!

Our challenge is to trek through this awe-inspiring but formidable landscape, and to climb to the top of its stark peaks to witness the desert sunrise.

Your challenge takes you beyond the Jebel Saghro region with its formidable gorges and bright oases. Situated south of the Atlas and Dades Gorge, the region was originally volcanic, and the last defence before the Sahara.

With traditional Berbers as our guides, we experience the delights of Morocco first hand. The days are very hot, and the trekking is tough, but the rewards of conquering this desert, with the volcanic Anti-Atlas Mountains as our backdrop, will make the challenge worthwhile

For more details or to see available departure dates click here

Vietnam Cycle ChallengeVietnam Cycle Challenge

Saigon to Angkor Wat

A spectacular ride from Ho Chi Minh to Angkor Wat.

This incredible adventure takes us from Vietnamese Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, through the rice-paddies and waterways of the beautiful Mekong Delta into Cambodia.

We get a real insight into this friendly region’s ancient and modern culture as we cycle past temples and countless colourful pagodas, traditional villages, plantations and bustling markets before finishing at the incredible Temples of Angkor Wat.

Although we cycle over a few rolling hills, the greatest challenge lies in the long, hot, humid days in the saddle, with the occasional tropical downpour.

You will feel so proud and exhilarated after completing this adventure. Most importantly, you will have done something truly amazing for those affected by cancer.

For more details or to see available departure dates click here

Zambezi River ChallengeZambezi River Challenge

Zambezi River Challenge

Paddle down the mighty Zambezi River and Raft under Victoria Falls – The Smoke that Thunders!

On this varied and exhilarating river challenge, you will paddle your way over 100kms down one of the toughest rivers in Africa - the mighty Zambezi.

This challenge is not for the faint hearted. Enduring harsh conditions, high humidity, blistered hands and sweltering heat, you will travel in inflatable kayaks and mokoros (traditional wooden canoes) along the upper river tin the direction of the breathtaking Victoria Falls, negotiating formidable rapids and dodging crocodiles and aggressive hippos!

You will complete your challenge with the daunting aim of rafting beneath the Falls in the infamous Batoka Gorge, the most tempestuous and challenging white water rapids on Earth. In local Tongan dialect, Zambezi is translated as “Great River.” It is Africa's 4th longest river, running 2700 kilometres through six different countries on its way to the Indian Ocean.

For more details or to see available departure dates click here

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