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 2015: Lorraine B. - Burgundy




"From Monthélie, the linear perfection of the vineyards gives way to the undulating landscape and the country road that winds gently to the village of Auxey-Duresses. In the French countryside there is always another village, another country road, and always a reason to follow it. In pursuit of the next postcard moment or historic touchstone, the path beckons.We chose this trip not only as our introduction to cycle touring; we chose it also as an opportunity to indulge our love of the French language and culture. Wine, cheese, weather, accommodation, bicycles and the ever-winding roads - it was wonderful! À la prochaine!" Lorraine B., Vancouver, BC


Honourable Mentions



Pamela C.- Eastern Townships




John & Sharon N. - Croatia







Places Category Winner 2015:Peter R.- Ireland



"I titled this photo 'The Old Religion - and the New'. This abandoned church and modern communications tower were photographed on our bike tour around Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands off western Ireland, in early September." Peter R., Toronto, ON



Honourable Mentions


Paul & Jill S. - Prague & Southern Bohemia



Kent S. - Catalonia




Faces Category Winner 2015:John & Sharon N.- Croatia



"We took this photo on Hvar Island in Croatia on our way to the charming town of Stari Grad, which you can see in the distance. This was one of many stops on our ride that day, which took us along quiet country roads through beautiful olive tree groves, lavender fields, and vineyards." John & Sharon N., Danville, CA


Honourable Mentions


Doria M. -France



Lisa M.- Catalonia




In 2016 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


Cathy & Brian W. & David & Margaret S. - Provence South



Geoff & Janet P. - Dordogne



Lynn & Neil M. - Provence



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

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P. Hardy - Ireland cycling

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D. Auld - Rockies Hiking

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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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