Congratulations to our Photo Contest

Winners

The winner of each category received 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 the future.

2019 WINNER CANADIAN ROCKIES FACES CATEGORY "On day 2 of our trip, we cycled our way through
the winding mountain roads on a bright sunny
day before arriving at Bow lake, our first experience
of the beautiful, turquoise-blue,
crystal-clear lakes in Banff!"
Suzanne & Cliff L. - Boston, MA
2019 WINNER DORDOGNE BIKING PLACES CATEGORY "The Randonnee bikes resting at a charming hotel
where the riders are now enjoying some liquid
sustenance served by helpful and friendly staff
in the cool garden beside the babbling brook."
Hotel Le Moulin de la Beune in Les Eyzies
Diane B. - North Vancouver, BC
2019 WINNER PUGLIA BIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY "On our way to Ostuni on the 9 day tour of Puglia,
we chose the longer option and detoured to Ceglie
Messapica for lunch. After lunch, most of the shops
and restaurants were closed so we were able
to ride through the beautiful, narrow streets."
Dale & Pam J. - Canmore, AB
2018 WINNER LOIRE VALLEY BIKING FACES CATEGORY "The photo was taken on Sep 15, 2018 – the 2nd day
of our self-guided 7-day tour of the Chateaux of the Loire.
The location was about 1km east of
Montlouis-sur-Loire, a cluster of rustic houses
on a country lane, shaded by trees.
We loved the dappled sunlight, the roses in the gardens,
the stone walls and the tranquility of it all.
Although we loved seeing the legendary chateaux of the Loire,
the chance to discover “off-the-beaten-track” spots was
one of the reasons we enjoyed the trip so much.
It was delightful to bike along quiet country roads,
far from traffic, enjoying the landscape and
the small villages that most tourists never get to see.
We’re already planning our next Randonnee trip –
and the hardest part has been deciding on the destination."
Hans S. & Lynne D. - North Vancouver, BC
2018 WINNER SWITZERLAND PLACES CATEGORY "The picture was taken while hiking First in Grindelwald.
After taking a cable car to the top, we hiked over to the
lake shown in the photo. While continuing our ascent,
we stumbled upon dozens of cows freely roaming
(some directly on the hiking path) and this photo
was snapped while looking back over the lake, taking in
the “awe” of the staggering mountains in the backdrop,
the sun shining down, and feeling (literally) on cloud nine.
The only things this picture does not capture is
the “ding, ding, ding” of the cowbells chiming through
the mountainsides adding to the natural serenity.
Since I have a special affinity for cows, my heart jumped
for joy as soon as I heard the bells chiming on our hikes"
Suzanne L. - Boston, MA
2018 WINNER PRAGUE TO VIENNA MOMENTS CATEGORY "This picture was taken on Day 3 of our Prague
to Vienna tour, just south of Cesky Krumlov. It was a very
peaceful circuit ride of the countryside, with rolling hills
and a few climbs on well-maintained roads with little traffic.
I really like how Randonnee incorporates circuit rides in their
itineraries - they allow a slower pace to the day
with a chance to explore the region before going back
to familiar lodgings."
Aran C. - Seattle, WA
2017 WINNER DORDOGNE BIKING FACES CATEGORY "“This photo was taken on the ride from Rocamadour
to Carsac in the Dordogne. We were looking for a place
to stop for a picnic lunch - while riding through the town
of Sainte-Mondane we found this nice spot with a picnic table,
a beautiful old stone wall and the charming village behind it.
While sitting at the table, I noticed our friend Lee sitting
against the stone wall with an interesting expression.
Seeing Lee’s expression, the bikes, the stone wall and
the village beyond it, it just seemed like a great moment
to capture with a photo."
Cary F. - Sherman Oaks, CA
2017 WINNER CANADIAN ROCKIES PLACES CATEGORY "The photograph was taken on top of the waterfalls
on the way to Packer's Pass from Skoki Lodge.
This was the first day that we were able to see
the amazing scenery as there was a lot of smoke
in the air several days before because of fires.
The image will be imprinted in our memories forever."
Christophe & Tami D. - Mill Valley, CA
2017 WINNER MAUI, HAWAII BIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY "On our 5th day of riding, we stopped to take a
moment to enjoy the incredible views of Maui.
From Thompson Ranch Road where we stopped,
we could see all the routes of our previous 4 days
of riding. It was quite amazing to see
what we had accomplished!"
Andrea W. - Calgary, AB
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Honorable Mentions

2019 PRAGUE TO VIENNA FACES CATEGORY "The picture is of my wife and trusty cycling mate, Lorraine,
taken on the ruined ramparts of Bergruine Dürnstein in the
Wachau region of Austria. For history buffs, the castle dates
to the 12th century, and is where Richard the Lionheart was
held hostage En route back to England from the Third
Crusade in 1192-93. We rode through the area last
September on the Prague to Vienna trip, which we HIGHLY
recommend. The Danube flows far below. The sunglasses
mask Lorraine’s terror - she hates heights."
Rick B. - Vancouver, BC
2019 CATALONIA BIKING FACES CATEGORY "This photo was taken in Catalonia, Spain on Sep 24, 2019.
It was the second day of a 7 day trip - a spectacular route
taking us from Figueres to Llafranc, by the sea. We
chanced upon a small village called Peralda along the way.
It was worth taking the time to explore, and we found the
Plaza del Carme for great cappuccino."
Doreen G.B. - Thunder Bay, ON
2019 PUGLIA BIKING PLACES CATEGORY "The evening view from the rooftop of
Hotel La Terra in Ostuni."
Dale & Pam J. - Canmore, AB
2019 NIAGARA BIKING PLACES CATEGORY "This his is a photo at the Horsetail Falls also known
as the Canadian Falls. This fall straddles the international
border between the United States and Canada."
Philip W. - Dallas, TX
2019 TUSCANY BIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY "Heading up the hill to Pienza on our final day
of riding in Tuscany. It was worth the climb!!"
Leslie R. - Portland, OR
2019 PUGLIA BIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY "On the way to Alberobello, I couldn't resist
stopping for a selfie with a trulli."
Pam J. - Canmore, AB
2018 PROVENCE BIKING FACES CATEGORY "Inside Le Cercle Republicain, Gordes, France, 17 March 2018.
A social club with little food but daily drink for a crowd
when elsewhere there were no crowds in the off-season.
Our trespass did not interrupt le discours politique in session."
Barry S. - Los Angeles, CA
2018 PARMA TO VERONA FACES CATEGORY 2018 PRAGUE TO VIENNA PLACES CATEGORY "This picture was taken at the end of Day 4 of our Czech
Republic to Austria tour, in Maria Taferl, Austria.
The day was spent on a transit ride along the Danube,
with good riding legs, up until the long steep climb up
the hill to Hotel Schachner. This was a shot from the exterior
courtyard dining area just at sunset, during a champagne toast
with friends to our day’s ride—a very excellent moment.
I really love how Randonnee finds lodging at remarkable
locations and balances the itinerary with challenging climbs
and pleasant distance rides during transit."
Aran C. - Seattle, WA
2018 LOIRE VALLEY BIKING PLACES CATEGORY "We loved the fact that we mostly avoided the main highways
and were mostly traveling through or alongside
vineyards, sunflower fields, forests and rivers.
We look forward to discovering additional
places with you in the future!"
Misha W. - San Francisco, CA
2018 CANADIAN ROCKIES HIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY "This is our Red Chair moment at Yoho Lake
in the Canadian Rockies. We were tired after a 300m
climb from Whisky Jack Hostel so we were delighted
to find these two red chairs."
Jim B. - Cedar Rapids, IA
2018 CANADIAN ROCKIES HIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY 2017 MAUI, HAWAII BIKING FACES CATEGORY "Only one hour of rain on our trip on Maui-
it felt so refreshing after climbing the notorious “wall”
on the breathtakingly spectacular day 4 of riding.
What an adventure to cycle on Maui.
We had such a wonderful experience."
Andrea W. - Calgary, AB
2017 HOLLAND BIKING FACES CATEGORY "This was the special trip we had with our son before he
graduates from college next May. Bob took this shot of us heading
to Gouda. The fun and friendly Dutch people we met,
the fairy tale villages, the great food and happy hours, biking
forests and along the North Sea - it was all magical memories."
Sylvia D. - Austin, TX
2017 PUGLIA BIKING PLACES CATEGORY "Puglia didn't have many brightly coloured buildings
and so this wall of graffiti caught my attention,
and Susan blended in perfectly with her bright cycling jersey."
Donna B. - Bracebridge, ON
2017 ITALIAN LAKES HIKING PLACES CATEGORY 2017 CANADIAN ROCKIES MULTI-SPORT MOMENTS CATEGORY 2017 LOIRE VALLEY BIKING MOMENTS CATEGORY "Taking time out to enjoy the stunning beauty
of woods full of wild pink and white
Cyclamens in September in the Loire Valley."
Laraine D. - Vancouver, BC
Photo Contest

Rules

When you embark on your trip with Randonnée Tours, we’d like to encourage you to capture some of the special moments along the way. We’ll reward you with a chance to win up to $1,500 trip credit ($500 per category) towards any trip that Randonnée Tours offers.

You may submit up to 5 photos per category, per trip before December 31st of the year you travel with us. We have 3 categories: Faces, Places & Moments, as explained below. If your photo is selected, we will email you! We thank everyone for participating in our Photo Contest.

Faces Category

It might be a French winemaker swirling a glass of hi swine before tasting in Burgundy, elderly ladies sitting in a square in an Italian village, or a woman selling boat trips in Croatia… We love to see some emotions on the Faces photographs.

Places Category

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 Napa Valley vineyards at first light… Photographs that capture the beauty of a place are what will win here.

Moments Category

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… This category tends to be our favorite!

Conditions: All entries become the property of Randonnee Tours Inc., and may be used for publicity purposes and published on our website. All submissions may be edited for publications.