Congratulations to our Photo Contest

Winners

The winner of each category received 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.

FACES CATEGORY TUSCANY BIKING 2019 WINNER "Another beautiful day cycling through
Tuscany’s rolling landscape, from
Castellina in Chianti to Toiano,
with the help of one of our
super-guides, Adrien."
Darren W. - Vancouver, BC
PLACES CATEGORY CROATIA BIKING 2019 WINNER Jennifer T. - Palos Verdes Estates, CA MOMENTS CATEGORY PRAGUE TO VIENNA BIKING 2019 WINNER "This classic ‘hoisting of the bikes’ shot sums up
the beauty of the area as well as the sense of joy &
accomplishment we all felt as we were wrapping up the last
few miles of our amazing trip. It also shows how much
the group had bonded. On the last day of our ride, guides
Veronika and Adrian invited us to try out a new, alternate
route up to the monastery in the picture. We were all in, and
what a choice! It was a little challenging but turned out to be
one of the best rides of the trip. Great Explorations had
organized a tour and lovely lunch at the monastery perched
on top of the hill in the background, with wonderful views
of the Danube & Krems valley. This was taken right after
that as we coasted the last few miles of the trip back down to
Weissenkirchen. Dawn had the inspiration for the photo
to commemorate the day, the trip and the group, and to
be candid, we all handed our cameras to our guide Veronika
who actually snapped the shot and froze
the happy moment for us all."
Bill K. - Haskell, NJ
FACES CATEGORY KETTLE VALLEY TRAIL 2018 WINNER "Cath the cracker! Great game
played on this Kettle Valley trip."
Graham B. - Vancouver, BC
PLACES CATEGORY MOROCCO BIKING 2018 WINNER Sebastien R. - Tours, France MOMENTS CATEGORY TUSCANY BIKING 2018 WINNER "On the first night of the trip we dined in a
wonderful restaurant, Il Vinaio in Sienna.
Great evening, lots of laughs and fun waiters!"
Teresa R. - Toronto, ON
FACES CATEGORY THAILAND & LAOS BIKING 2017 WINNER Terry S. - Toronto, ON PLACES CATEGORY CHILE BIKING 2017 WINNER "No yoga studio could compare with the stunning
surroundings of Vik Vineyard in Millahue, Chile.
It was an unforgettable experience
with some fantastic friends."
Rob A. - Huntsville, ON
MOMENTS CATEGORY LOIRE VALLEY BIKING 2017 WINNER Edward K. - Cambridge, MA
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Honorable Mentions

FACES CATEGORY PRAGUE TO VIENNA BIKING 2019 "Early on the 2nd day of riding from Tabor to
Cesky-Krumlov, we were still just blown
away by the beautiful countryside and
perfect cycling. It felt like the entire
country was our private bike path
through scenery out of a cycling fantasy.
As my wife, Dawn, & I passed this enormous
stack of hay bales, we thought it would
be cool for a quick photo. The next thing
you know the entire group joined in and
were hamming it up. It was fun because
it was so spontaneous, and a unique shot.
Dawn and our guide Adrian also apparently
found the seating to be quite comfortable!"
Bill K. - Haskell, NJ
FACES CATEGORY CROATIA BIKING 2019 "Afternoon sailing trip out of Havar harbor
catching the last rays of the day.!"
Katrin C. - Palos Verdes Estates, CA
PLACES CATEGORY MOROCCO BIKING 2019 "Our group rode to camp after a truly memorable
camel ride through a blinding sandstorm.
We rose to watch the sunrise over the Sahara
and, as day broke, I was mesmerized by
the graphic quality of the desert shadows –
and the thought that the next stop in this
direction was Timbuktu (Tomboucto)…
50 day journey by camel away!"
Doug M. - Edmonton, AB
PLACES CATEGORY CANADIAN ROCKIES BIKING 2019 "The stunning vista of Peyto Lake from the Bow Summit
on our amazing Alberta Cycling Adventure.
That colour dazzled us"
Scott R. - Burlington, ON
MOMENTS CATEGORY CROATIA BIKING 2019 Jennifer T. - Palos Verdes Estates, CA MOMENTS CATEGORY PRAGUE TO VIENNA BIKING 2019 "Early on the 2nd day of riding from Tabor to
Cesky-Krumlov, we were still just blown
away by the beautiful countryside and
perfect cycling. It felt like the entire
country was our private bike path
through scenery out of a cycling fantasy.
As my wife, Dawn, & I passed this enormous
stack of hay bales, we thought it would
be cool for a quick photo. The next thing
you know the entire group joined in and
were hamming it up. It was fun because
it was so spontaneous, and a unique shot!"
Bill K. - Haskell, NJ
FACES CATEGORY PRAGUE TO VIENNA BIKING 2018 "In June, 12 friends joined us to celebrate our 40th wedding
anniversary and cycle with Great Explorations
from Prague to Vienna. We had a beautiful afternoon ride
from Prague to Ceske Budejovice, enroute to Cesky Krumlov.
The ride took us across a beautiful farming plateau
with working horses, deer and tidy quaint farm homes.
Veronika, Niko, and Robbin led us along quiet roads with
little vehicle traffic. Rounding a corner, this gentleman
was sitting watching the world… and the stream
of bikes pass by. I couldn’t resist and stopped and sat
with him for a few minutes. Then asked if I could take
his picture. I think you can tell from the grin
that he was ok with it. A great country,
friendly people and a fantastic trip."
Brad E. - Vancouver, BC
FACES CATEGORY DORDOGNE BIKING 2018 Roberta P. - North Vancouver, BC PLACES CATEGORY MOROCCO BIKING 2018 Sebastien R. - Tours, France PLACES CATEGORY KETTLE VALLEY TRAIL 2018 Graham B. - Vancouver, BC MOMENTS CATEGORY PROVENCE BIKING 2018 "This photo was taken in the lovely
town of St.Remy, strolling through the town."
Lisa B. - Vancouver, BC
MOMENTS CATEGORY PROVENCE BIKING 2018 Mary L. - Vancouver, BC FACES CATEGORY THAILAND & LAOS BIKING 2017 Terry S. - Toronto, ON FACES CATEGORY GIRO d'ITALIA BIKING 2017 "Our first day enjoying the legendary passes of the Giro.
On the Passo dello Stelvio staking out a spot at the 5km banner.
The excitement building, then rewarded with the thrill of seeing
the Pink Jersey leading the GC contenders!"
Lance & Christine M. - Vancouver, BC
PLACES CATEGORY VIETNAM BIKING 2017 Barry & Thelma H. - Prince George, BC PLACES CATEGORY GIRO d'ITALIA BIKING 2017 "I took this photo of the iconic Sassolungo in the
Dolomites while our Great Explorations group watched the
Giro d’Italia descend from the Passo Gardenia.
Our group also cycled the Sella Ronda loop
to cap off one of my most memorable days on a bike."
Ted F. - Vancouver, BC
MOMENTS CATEGORY VIETNAM BIKING 2017 Barry & Thelma H. - Prince George, BC MOMENTS CATEGORY VIETNAM BIKING 2017 Barry & Thelma H. - Prince George, BC
Photo Contest

Rules

When you embark on your trip with Great Explorations, 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 Great Explorations 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 Great Explorations Inc., and may be used for publicity purposes and published on our website. All submissions may be edited for publications.