Photo Contest

Congratulations to our 2018 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 the future.

Moments Category Winner 2018:

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“The Moments picture was taken on Day 3 of our Czech Republic to Austria 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. – Prague to Vienna

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“This is our Red Chair moment at Yoho Lake in the Canadian Rockies. We were tired after a 300 meter climb from Whisky Jack Hostel so we were delighted to find these two red chairs. ”
Jim B. – Canadian Rockies

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“Switzerland is breathtaking placed filled with natural beauty. A perfect destination for anyone who loves the outdoors (a love for cheese and chocolate does not hurt either)”
Suzanne L. – Switzerland

Faces Category Winner 2018:

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“The photo was taken on September 15, 2018 – the second day of our self-guided 7-day tour of the Chateaux of the Loire. The location was about one kilometer east of Montlouis-sur-Loire. It wasn’t an actual village – just 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. – Loire Valley

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“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.- Provence

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Suzanne L.- Switzerland

Places Category Winner 2018:

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

“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. – Switzerland

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“The Places 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. – Prague to Vienna

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Dorothy E. – Portugal

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Photo Contest

Congratulations to our 2017 Photo Contest Winners. The winner of each category receives a $500 trip credit towards any trip that Great Explorations offers. Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope these photographs will inspire you to travel with us in the future.

Moments Category Winner 2017:

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America
Randonnee Tours photo contest 2017

Jordan & Andrea. – Maui

Honourable Mentions

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Sophie S. – Canadian Rockies

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Larain D. – Loire Valley

Faces Category Winner 2017:

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Cary F. – Dordogne

Honourable Mentions

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Jordan & Andrea. – Maui

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Sylvia D. – Amsterdam to Bruges

Places Category Winner 2017:

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America
Randonnee Tours photo contest 2017

Christophe & Tami. – Canadian Rockies

Honourable Mentions

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Donna B. – Puglia

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

John B. – Italian Lakes

Past Winners

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Tom R. – Slovenia

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Jan C. – Puglia

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Jaci C. – Tuscany

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Peter R. – Ireland

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

M. – Catalonia

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

B. – Burgundy

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Cathie W. – Provence South

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Lynn & Neil. – Provence

Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America

Lynn & Neil M. – Provence