Explore the World

We've got some fantastic trekking and cycling challenges lined up for you in 2018, in all corners of the globe! Whichever you choose, you'll be helping raise vital funds for animals in need. All these challenges are in partnership with Discover Adventure. Once you've chosen your challenge and signed up, all that's left to do is make a Justgiving page to help share your story and collect donations, and get fundraising!

Any questions, email us at fundraising@wvs.org.uk and we'll be happy to help!

Jurassic Coast weekend

This challenge will see you trekking along the beautiful Jurassic Coast for 23 miles, passing historic landmarks and exploring the region's rich cultural history as you find fossils and take in the glorious coastal scenery.

Registration fee: £75

Fundraising target: £550

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arctic adventure

Explore the Scandinavian wilderness of Finland away from the crowds and enjoy mesmerisingly peaceful scenes of frozen lakes and snow-covered pine and spruce forests. You'll be cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and husky-sledding, pushing yourself to new limits in this harsh but compelling environment. Back at the log cabins, you'll be able to relax in the sauna and watch the night skies for the captivating dance of the Northern Lights.

Registration fee: £199

Fundraising target: £2,250

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lusaka to victoria falls cycle

Source of the mighty Zambezi River, Zambia’s most famous and spectacular feature is Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world. This adventurous cycle challenge takes you on and off-road through the friendly towns and villages of rural southern Zambia, passing farmland and sugar cane plantations, spotting wildlife, and enjoying the everyday scenes of untouched Zambian village life. You'll be finishing at the spectacular Victoria Falls, an unforgettable way to end your adventure.

Registration fee: £399

Fundraising target: £3,950

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kerala trek

Kerala in southern India is renowned for its wonderful palm-fringed beaches and rich tropical landscape. This trek takes in the lush green forests, cardamom-scented hills and photogenic tea plantations of the Western Ghats. From the beautiful colonial hill station of Munnar, you will trek over forested hills and open ridges, passing plantations of coffee and mango as well as the famous tea. En route you'll be taking in Meesapulimala Peak, the highest accessible point in southern India, where the views over this beautiful area are breath-taking.

The cool mountain air is perfect for trekking these wonderful hills; afterwards, head down to the beautiful lagoons and rice paddies of the coastal backwaters, and discover the local way of life on a relaxing houseboat cruise.

Registration fee: £299

Fundraising target: £3,450

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grand canyon to las vegas cycle

At 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and in places one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is a breath-taking sight. The Grand Canyon and its surroundings offer wonderful cycling and a memorable challenge! This exciting ride offers fabulous views not just of the 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.

Registration fee: £499

Fundraising target: £4,550

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coast to coast costa rica cycle

This adventurous coast to coast challenge involves crossing from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific on the roads and dirt tracks of Costa Rica’s hilly interior. En-route you'll be passing lakes, volcanoes, rainforest and tropical plantations with small towns and villages providing plenty of cultural flavour. The epic ride starts where Christopher Columbus came ashore on the Caribbean, and takes in over 480km of spectacular scenery and fantastic cycling. The heat, humidity and hills all add to the challenge – this is an unforgettable and strenuous challenge which is a world away from the norm!

Registration fee: £399

Fundraising target: £3,850

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COAST TO COAST rainforest trek

Our adventurous coast to coast rainforest trek involves crossing from Costa Rica's Pacific Coast to the Caribbean. En-route you'll take in the country’s highest active volcano, as you trek from coffee plantations and oak forests into dense tropical rainforest. Costa Rica’s cloudforests and rainforests are justifiably world-famous for their diversity and this is a wonderful opportunity to experience one of the world’s most incredible eco-systems. You'll see colourful butterflies and tiny tree-frogs, and will hear howler monkeys and exotic bird calls as you trek. This is a tough, strenuous challenge over a range of wild terrain – it’s adventurous, rewarding and you'll be raising money for animals in need with every step!

Registration fee: £449

Fundraising target: £4,050

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