How far are you prepared to pedal for the giant panda?
Jump on board for the experience of a lifetime and help protect one of our most iconic endangered species. With only 1,600 pandas left in the wild, the time to act is now!
Cycle through the exquisite Chinese countryside, visiting sacred World-Heritage listed sites and bustling cities. Spend three days volunteering at panda sanctuaries, developing a truer understanding of the positive impact you are making to the conservation of giant pandas.
• Spend 3 days volunteering behind the scenes at panda sanctuaries. Find out first-hand if their fur is soft or tough and get to know them individually.
• Jump on your bike and cycle for 4 days through the exquisite scenery of rural China’s Sichuan province.
• Visit historic sites such as the World Heritage-listed Giant Buddha, and explore Ya’an – where the first panda was discovered.
Dates: 1–12 June 2014
Trip duration: 12 days
Challenge duration: 4 days
Fundraising target: $3,000
Registration fee: $770
Travel costs: $5,549
Challenge grade: 3/5
Accommodation: Hotels & guesthouses
Minimum age: 16 years when accompanied by a parent or guardian