Photo Contest

Congratulations to our 2014 Photo Contest Winners. The winner of each category receives a $500 trip credit towards any trip that Randonnée Tours offers. Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope these photographs will inspire you to travel with us in 2015.

And the winners are...


Moments Category Winner 2014: Cathy & Brian W. and David & Margaret S. - Provence South



“Nothing more rewarding after cresting the hill of a solid climb than to be greeted by an open winding descent with a glorious mountain view and sharing the moment with your partner. Looking forward to our next bike trip!” Cathy & Brian W., Caledon, ON & David & Margaret S., Caledon, ON



Honourable Mentions


Geoff & Janet P. - Dordogne



Pam & Dale J. - Portugal



Susan F. - Utah




Barbara V. - Loire Valley




Places Category Winner 2014: Geoff & Janet P. - Dordogne



“My father had an expression that he used to describe the serendipitous moments of travel.  The pleasure you had not planned for. He called them “added value”.  This was one of those moments.  The hanging gardens de Marquesyssac lived up to advance billing. A riot of trimmed boxwood and lovely, perfectly laid out, tree-shaded paths.  But the views over the Dordogne were the surprise.  The whole river valley laid out below you, all the ancient castles and green hills and walnut tree fields and the river itself.  And the village of La Roque-Gageac strung out along the bottom of the cliffs down below, with the promise of a late afternoon cool glass of rose on the patio of La Belle Etoile, which I can see - can you?” Geoff & Janet P. Vancouver, BC



Honourable Mentions


Susan M. - Utah




Faces Category Winner 2014: Lynn & Neil M. - Provence



“Aude & Jean Loup were our warm and friendly hosts at the B&B l’Eveche. Due to their generosity of spirit and love for Vaison La Romaine, they introduced us to all the best local spots. The B&B was decorated with ‘objets d’arts’ previously displayed in their art gallery, ever so charming.” Lynn & Neil M., Cornwall, ON



Honourable Mentions


Geoff & Janet P. - Dordogne



Beverly & George B. - Prague to Vienna




In 2015 become a Randonnée Tours photographer!

The contest has three categories: Faces, Places and Moments. You can submit up to 5 photos per category. The winner of each category will receive a $500 trip credit.


It might be a French
winemaker swirling a
glass of his wine before
tasting in Burgundy;
elderly ladies sitting in
a square in an Italian
village, or (if you join
one of our special
departures to Vietnam)
a woman selling boat
trips on the river in Hoi


Whether in the
magnificent scenery of
the Canadian Rockies,

viewing a monastery on
a lake in Czech Republic
on our Prague to Vienna trip,
or NapaValley vineyards
at firstlight, photographs
that capture the beauty
of a place are what
will win here.


There is no doubt that
your trip will include
magical moments
throughout. It could
be getting a shave in
Ostuni, Italy, listening to
a storyteller in Ireland,
dancing to Pizica music
in Puglia, Italy.





Advice from our in house photographer:

Increase your chances at taking great photographs by catching the light at its best (early morning, late afternoon); try to incorporate something into the picture that lets people know what country you are in (even a sign in the background can help). You don’t need people posing- it’s usually better if they aren’t. If they are wearing Randonnée Tours jerseys and t-shirts, we love that and of course, photos of people cycling are our favorites!

How to participate:
Submit your selection by email at or on CD by mail to our office. Please use .JPG format with a high resolution (1MB minimum). Email subject line: Photo Contest. You can also send us the link to uploaded pictures on websites such as dropbox, flickr, etc...

All entries become the property of Randonnée Tours Inc., and may be used for publicity purposes and published on our website. Winning entries will not necessarily be published. All submissions may be edited for publication.



Past Winners


M. Kseniak - Amalfi Hiking

This photographer submitted so many amazing photos that we had a tie for 1st prize...The picture on the right is the Grotta Azzurra on the island of Capri for those of you wondering...

B. Matthiesen - Provence Hiking

J. Ridge - Dordogne Biking

M. Kinne - Ireland Cycling; A. Bushkowsky - Loire Valley Cycling; A. Robins - Las Alpujarras Hiking (from left)

R.Yurick - Umbria Cycling

umbria cycling randonnee tours

P. Hardy - Ireland cycling

ireland cycling randonnee tours

D. Auld - Rockies Hiking

rockies hiking randonnee tours

C. Hill - Camino de Santiago Cycling

S. Colomby- Puglia cycling

P. Hesje - Tucany cycling

B. & S. Kelcher - Morocco Special Departure

J. Ladner - Brittany cycling

J. Brown and M. Neufeld - Cinque Terre Hiking

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