European Charity Challenges - Bike, Trek or Sled!

European Charity Challenges - Bike, Trek or Sled!

From sunny Spain to the Icelandic plains, we’ve brought together seven unforgettable challenges for you to add to your must-do list. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer looking for your next big challenge or you’re just dipping your toe into the world of charity challenges, our European events are the perfect place to start. Our events are designed to push your boundaries and leave you with memories and a sense of achievement that will stick with you for a lifetime!

Get ready to explore:

  • The City of Lights: Cycle to Paris, completing your adventure at the iconic Eiffel Tower!
  • The Swedish Wilderness: Sled across Sweden with your own team of hardworking huskies
  • Volcanic Landscapes: Trek across Iceland, along snow-covered mountain passes and hot springs
  • Rural Galicia: Hike along the Camino de Santiago - the way of St James
  • Alpine Vistas: Explore the awesome views of the Mont Blanc Massif
  • Canals and Cobbled Streets: Bike to Amsterdam via Bruges and Breda
  • Rugged Climbs: Summit the highest peaks in Spain's Sierra Nevada National Park



Lace up your boots or grab your cycling helmet – it’s time for an adventure! If you’d prefer to skip ahead to a specific challenge, just click the links below.


Camino de Santiago Trek

  • Trek through stunning rural Galicia
  • Follow the popular Camino Frances route
  • Visit Santiago Cathedral, part of the Santiago de Compostela UNESCO World Heritage Site

The famous French Way awaits! Our journey along the Camino Frances will take us through rolling green landscapes, traditional villages and quiet woodlands as we head towards our destination of Santiago. Upon reaching the city, we'll spend some time exploring the Old Town and its narrow, winding streets, before enjoying a celebratory meal.


Ask the Team - Amanda McCarroll

What's your name, and what's your role at GAC?

Amanda McCarroll, Trek Leader at GAC. 

What would you say to anyone considering the Camino de Santiago Trek?

Be prepared for this UNESCO pilgrimage route  to be emotional on all levels, like the thousands of pilgrims that have walked the paths before you come rain or shine there is a warm welcome along the route. The lushness of the Galician countryside is breathtaking along the with architecture of the villages especially the tiny churches you’ll pass through. 

What's your favourite thing about Spain?

My favourite thing about the country is how different the landscape & people are to southern Spain - the interesting food & drink ( Tart de Santiago is the best Almond cake ever ) But nothing prepares you for your entrance into the Cathedral square at the end of your pilgrimage along with entering the Cathedral. 

What do you think is the highlight of the challenge?

The highlight for myself was the city of Santiago itself - thoroughly beautiful & intriguing with a wealth of history & stories of pilgrims who have passed through. If time permits a full day exploring is recommended. Exploring the back streets & secret doorways into the Cathedral. Stamping of the ‘passport’ along the route & exploring the history of each stamp. 


 Save £50 When You Follow the Camino Frances 


Northern Lights Trek

  • A chance to see the stunning Aurora Borealis
  • Trek through the Geothermal Valley
  • Celebrate our achievements in Reykjavik

Spend a long weekend exploring Iceland's volcanic landscapes and colourful mountains! We'll start with a trek to the shores of Lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland's largest natural lake, before hiking to the Vörðuskeggi Mountain Pass and exploring the Geothermal Valley. Our adventure comes to an end with a dip in the Blue Lagoon - the perfect way to rest our tired legs. 


Ask the Team - Anna Crampin

What's your name, and what's your role at GAC?

Anna Crampin, Main Leader for various GAC overseas trips

What would you say to anyone considering the Northern Lights Trek?

Go!  Iceland is a world away but not far to travel.  It’s a geographer's dream with volcanoes, the Mid Atlantic Rift, glaciers, northern lights and geothermal activity all around from fumaroles to hot bubbling rivers. It’s all beautiful to explore and being very close to the Arctic circle the conditions can be invigorating.

What's your favourite thing about Iceland?

My favourite thing about the country is how the conditions can go from being challenging to utterly luxurious. For example a tough hike through the snow can unexpectedly lead to settling into a bubbling jacuzzi in a geothermally heated river.  

What do you think is the highlight of the challenge?

Seeing the Northern lights dance in the ski after a tough trek through a magical landscape with a belly full of Icelandic local food. 


 Trek Across Iceland and Save £50 


Spanish 3 Peaks Trek

  • Climb three of Spain's highest peaks
  • Explore the Sierra Nevada National Park
  • Conquer over 3000m of ascent in 3 days

Trek to the top of three of Spain's highest peaks! We'll head for the Sierra Nevada National Park, where we'll take on Alcazaba, Veleta and Mulhacen - mainland Spain's highest peak. With more than 3,000m of ascent this is no walk in the (national) park, but the awesome views stretching as far as Morocco will keep us going!


Ask the Team - Lee Lewis

What's your name, and what's your role at GAC?

Lee Lewis, Challenge Leader at GAC. 

What would you say to anyone considering the Spanish 3 Peaks Trek?

The Spanish 3 Peaks truly is a spectacular challenge offering great challenging walking high in the mountains of the is a Unique Sierra Nevada Mountains.

What's your favourite thing about Spain?

The views and vast amount of wildlife, including ibex and vultures in the area of Mulhacen. As the Head Guide Jen would say, it's a truly memorable experience for everyone whatever the time of the year.

What do you think is the highlight of the challenge?

I would say to anyone visiting the area embrace the people and friendly hospitality the locals offer in the towns around the National Park.


 Save £50 When You Trek the Spanish 3 Peaks 


The Alps Trek

  • Visit two beautiful countries in three days
  • Take in incredible mountain views
  • Perfect if you're short on time

With a duration of just five days, this Alpine adventure is perfect if you need to keep your time away to a minimum! The views on this challenge will take your breath away - icy waterfalls, stunning cliffs, and rolling meadows. We'll also take in awesome sights of the Mont Blanc massif, home to Western Europe's highest peak! There's plenty of ups and downs in store so training is essential, but the rewards speak for themselves.


What our participants say:

“Just completed the Alps trek with Global Adventure Challenges - I would highly recommend them. Very well organised, lovely leader and guide, spectacular views too beautiful to describe.”

Sammy Ann, Alps Trek


 Trek the Alps and Save £50 


Lapland Husky Trail Sled

  • Lead your own team of huskies across the Arctic
  • Possibility of seeing the Northern Lights
  • Camp in the Swedish wilderness

A true bucket list challenge, this breathtaking adventure takes us to Sweden, where we’ll explore the wilderness with our husky companions! Each participant will look after their own team of hardworking huskies - feeding, harnessing, and clearing up after the dogs each day. This tough adventure shouldn’t be underestimated, but will leave you with memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime!


What our participants say:

“A tough but exciting challenge just to say a BIG THANK YOU for your help, understanding and support WE DID IT.”

Kath, Lapland Husky Trail Sled


 Save £50 When You Sled in 2025 


London to Amsterdam Cycle

  • Cycle through stunning countryside
  • Spend a night in Bruges, famous for its cobbled streets
  • Celebrate your achievements in Amsterdam!

Join us on a four-day cycle through some of Europe’s most beautiful cities! On our way from London to Amsterdam we’ll pass through Bruges, famous for its medieval architecture and Breda, a Dutch city rich in history and culture. Our challenge comes to an end in Amsterdam, known for its museums, canals and nightlife! If you love cycling and want to push your boundaries, this could be the challenge for you.


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London to Paris Cycle

  • Link two amazing cities by bike
  • Our most popular cycling adventure
  • Celebrate in style in Paris

This iconic adventure takes us on a 300+ mile journey from capital to capital, though stunning English countryside, through the rolling hills of Northern France and past the war memorials of the Somme. A once in a lifetime finish then awaits us as we cycle around the Arc de Triomphe, along the Champs-Élysées and on to our finish at the Eiffel Tower!


What our participants say:

“Thank you to the team for all their hard work on the ride and for all the work that went into it ahead of the ride. I and my riding friends have had the most amazing experience and enjoyed every minute of it.  The organisation was excellent and made the trip go without any hitches.”

Lee, London to Paris Cycle


“I cycled from London to Paris in September 2022. The whole experience was awesome! The Global team were amazing. Great ride great team amazing people. I’d highly recommend it.”

Peter, London to Paris Cycle


 Bike from London to Paris - Sign Up For £99 



Terms and Conditions

  1. Registrations must be made online between Monday 5 February and Thursday 29 February 2024;
  2. Discount can only be used on selected challenge dates indicated above;
  3. Discounts have no alternative cash value;
  4. If the cost of the registration fee is less than the discount offered, no monetary difference will be paid;
  5. All discounted registrations fees are non-refundable and subject to our standard booking conditions.
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