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France Charity Challenges

Blessed with romantic cities and stunning countryside, world-famous cuisine, rich culture and the majestic landscapes of the French Alps, France is at the top of most travellers’ European bucket list—and rightly so.

Raise money for your favourite cause as you summit or circumnavigate the spectacular Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak; or tackle the classic Tour du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s greatest alpine walks.

Hike the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, a challenging trail steeped in mountaineering legend and framed by an ever-changing alpine backdrop including the dramatic jagged peak of the Matterhorn.

Explore the rugged island wilderness of Corsica on the iconic GR20, Europe's most challenging long distance walking trail; or take a Food Lover’s tour of the Way of Saint James—the French section of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route—sampling local wine, cider, cheeses and truffles and you may your way along this ancient trail.

Our charity challenge experts can create a customised itinerary for your group or can match you with one of our upcoming challenges. Get in touch today and start planning your French adventure for a cause!

Upcoming charity challenges in France

 

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.


No Fees for Charities

Unlike many other charity challenge providers, we do not charge charities service fees to operate a challenge, allowing you to raise more funds.

Custom Challenges

We offer you flexibility to customise a charity challenge to suit your needs and budget. Choose your own destination, departure date and charity.

Responsible Travel

For us it is important that our charity challenges protect the cultures and environments we visit - so sustainability is central to our planning.

Making France affordable

Our active trips in France are designed to be affordable providing you with all the necessary ingredients for a successful journey at a price that will leave more in your pocket.

Travel with experienced mountain guides

Our guided walks in the mountain regions of France are led by bilingual, experienced professionals who know the region well. Every guide is first-aid trained and carry appropriate communication devices with them in case of an emergency.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel through tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run accommodations and suppliers so that your money actually assists the community that hosts you.

Mont Blanc mules

Our mules only work for 3-4 months per year. We have liaised with vets, farriers and other specialists to ensure we look after them correctly. During trips they are well fed in the abundant pastures and all of our guides are trained to ensure their well being. They spend their winters away from the mountains in a better climate where there is good food for them.

Paddock to plate

The paddock to plate concept is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.