The Freedom Trail

Monday 18th September 2017

Heathrow Airport: Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, United Kingdom

Walking


Activities

  • Walking-5 days - Registration fee
  • Walking-5 days - Self-funder (pay later)
  • Walking-5 days - Self funder (pay now)

Description

18 - 24 September 2017

Retrace WW2 history as you follow the Freedom Trail, one of the toughest WW2 escape routes from Nazi-occupied France. We're offering 25 places for walkers who wish to join us on this poignant trek.

This beautiful and demanding trek in the Pyrenees takes you from France over the high mountains into Spain. Over four days of walking on remote trails, you will reach heights of over 2500m, passing memorials and plaques dedicated to the bravery of allied Service men and women and refugees who undertook the same paths in fear of their lives. We’ll also pass a British Halifax bomber whose wreckage remains on the mountain. The route is steep and arduous, taking you through spectacular scenery of cirques, rocky ridges, beech forests and mountain lakes.

For this once in a lifetime experience we offer two fundraising options:

Register now for just £199, then:

Raise £2,100 in sponsorship OR
Pay the £1,100 tour cost yourself and raise £999 in sponsorship

This trek is all-inclusive. Due to its technical nature, the trek requires experienced leaders and local crew to enable participants to fully experience the landscape. The cost of this trip includes:

- All transport, including flights, during the event
- Camping equipment including tents (not including sleeping bag or sleeping mat)
- Meals for the duration of the trek: breakfasts including cereals, toast, eggs and fruit, packed lunches while trekking, three-course dinners in the evenings
- All accommodation for the duration of the trip: we stay in a mix of family-run hotels, mountain refuges and camping sites
- Experienced tour leaders and support crew of mountain guides and drivers
- An exclusive discount code for one week of free training with British Military Fitness
- Fundraising support from a dedicated point of contact at The Royal British Legion

Event details and schedule

Organised by

The Royal British Legion

199 Borough High Street, London

Phone: 020 3207 2273

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