Challenges

Combine your adventure with charity fundraising

Have you been dreaming of taking on a ‘Bucket List’ style challenge, but not sure how to go about it?  Or maybe you would like to combine a love of travel with some charity fundraising and do some good at the same time!  Either way, we would love to hear from you!

We can do all the research on your challenge of interest, and we can liaise with the challenge company on your behalf to make sure that everything is covered for you.

One of the challenge companies we regularly use is Discover Adventure, they will organise the travel arrangements, accommodation, flights, a tour leader, medics and so on.  The charity will help you with fundraising advice and support and we will happily contact the challenge company on your behalf should you need any questions or queries answered.

If you find a challenge with a different company, that is also fine.  Please just get in touch to discuss this further samantha@rtcw.org or call 01202 514515.

In the meantime, please see below (just some of) the incredible challenges available;

Tour of Tuscany Cycle, Italy – 6 Day Challenge

Date: 29 September – 4 October / 27 September – 2 October 2020

Tuscany is renowned for its scenery: layers of green hills stretch towards the horizon, covered in olive groves and centuries-old vineyards. This beautiful landscape is dotted with fascinating medieval hilltop towns, crumbling castles and terracotta-roofed villas. The rolling cypress-lined roads are a cyclist’s dream, with fresh views around every bend.

You will be setting off from Pisa, home of the legendary leaning tower, and you will see the iconic Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena as well as wonderful Tuscan hilltop towns.

View of Tuscany

There are a variety of ways you can pay/fundraise to participate in this challenge; either way, you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee to Discover Adventure when you sign up.

Fundraising Option
Registration Fee = £199
Fundraising target = £2,000 in 2019 / £2,050 in 2020

Part-payment Option
Registration Fee = £199
Fundraising target =  £1,500 in 2019 / £1,550 in 2020
Payment of tour costs = £250

Full-payment Option
Registration Fee  =  £199
Fundraising target =  zero  (raise anything you can for charity)
Payment of Tour costs = £1,000 in 2019 / £1025 in 2020 Find out more about this challenge here


Northern Lights Winter Trek, Iceland – 5 Day Challenge

Dates: 1-5 November 2019 / 11-15 March 2020

You will discover some simply stunning scenery on this fantastic trekking challenge in southern Iceland.  You will see geothermal valleys and beautiful mountain scenery, streams and waterfalls.

Iceland lies on the edge of the Arctic Circle and is home to some of Europe’s greatest wild landscapes. A land of incredible contrast and natural beauty, its wild volcanic landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls, combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore.

View of the Northern Lights, Iceland

Staying in huts miles from the nearest big towns, the dark skies offer a great chance of seeing the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – the icing on the cake on this memorable challenge!

There are a variety of ways you can pay/fundraise to participate in this challenge; either way, you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee to Discover Adventure when you sign up.

Fundraising Option
Registration Fee =  £299
Fundraising target = £3000 in 2019 / £3,100 in 2020

Part-payment Option
Registration Fee = £299
Fundraising target =  £2000 in 2019 / £2,100 in 2020
Payment of tour costs = £500

Full-payment Option
Registration Fee = £299
Fundraising target = zero   (raise anything you can for charity)
Payment of Tour costs = £1500 in 2019 / £1550 in 2020 Find out more about this challenge here


Cornish Coastal Challenge, UK – 3 Day Challenge

Dates: 20-22 September 2019 / 29-31 May 2020

This beautiful weekend trek follows the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall. The landscapes are spectacular, with rugged cliffs, hidden 
coves and old fishing villages forming a beautiful backdrop to the blue sea.

Starting west of Padstow, you will walk for 24 hilly miles to St Agnes – a challenging distance considering the terrain. You will pass the well-known beach stacks of Bedruthan Steps, as well as old reminders of Cornwall’s mining heritage, while Poldark fans will recognise some key filming locations, such as Holywell Bay, with the much-filmed Gull Rocks off-shore.

View of the North Cornish coast

This is a tough weekend challenge, but a spectacular and inspiring experience which will give you an unforgettable sense of achievement!

There are a variety of ways you can pay/fundraise to participate in this challenge; either way, you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee to Discover Adventure when you sign up.

Fundraising Option
Registration Fee =  £80
Fundraising target = £500 in 2019 /£550 in 2020

Full-payment Option
Registration Fee =  £80
Fundraising target  = zero   (raise anything you can for charity)
Payment of Tour costs = £250 in 2019 / £275 in 2020 Find out more about this challenge here


Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Cycle, USA – 8 Day Challenge

Date: 14-21 March 2020

At 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and in places one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is a breath-taking sight. Celebrating 100 years of the National Parks Service in 2016, the Grand Canyon and its surroundings offer wonderful cycling and a memorable challenge!

This exciting ride offers fabulous views not just of the Grand Canyon, but the colourful desert, rocky gorges and forested plateaus around it. Passing historic towns on the iconic Route 66, this is a fascinating ride with some challenging climbs and fabulous long descents, culminating on the famous Sunset strip in Las Vegas.

Cycle route from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas

There are a variety of ways you can pay/fundraise to participate in this challenge; either way, you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee to Discover Adventure when you sign up.

Fundraising Option
Registration Fee =  £499
Fundraising target = £4550

Part-payment Option
Registration Fee  = £499
Fundraising target =  £3550
Payment of tour costs = £500

Full-payment Option
Registration Fee  =  £499
Fundraising target =  zero   (raise anything you can for charity)
Payment of Tour costs = £2050 + £225 airline taxes Find out more about this challenge here


If you have any questions about these challenges or would like to find out about some of the other challenges available, please contact samantha@rtcw.org  who can send itineraries and costings and answer any questions you may have. There are plenty of other challenges that may whet your appetite, so please do check out the Discover Adventure website for more information.