Tourism investment group YAANA Ventures is calling for sign ups for its corporate networking and fundraising bicycle tour, the YAANA Corporate Challenge (YCC).
This is the third edition of the tour, and will take place in two countries this year â€“ North Vietnam (October 18-20), and at Inle Lake, Myanmar (December 6-8).
Both events are open to senior management and leaders from any business or non-profit organisation. As corporate networking and fundraising events, both YCC events are based around sustainability and conservation, and will highlight the quality of outdoor travel in Vietnam and Myanmar.
All proceeds from the Vietnam tour will go to Operation Smile Vietnam and Blue Dragon Childrenâ€™s Foundation. In Myanmar, beneficiaries are the Bagan Plastic Campaign, the Minzontaung Burmese Star Tortoise Centre and the Khiri Reach Water Well Project.
Both YCC events will feature dinner and a networking event with guest speaker and panel discussion on the first day, a bike programme and dinner event on the second day, and another bike programme and closing on the last day.
Cyclists will need a moderate level of fitness as both tours cover 125 km in two days.
Corporate sponsorship packages are available at US$5,000 (three riders), US$3,500 (two riders), and US$2,000 (one rider). All packages include bicycles, full back-up support, rider jerseys, three-night hotel stays, meals and branding opportunities and publicity for participating companies.
The inaugural YCC took place in 2017 with 18 riders cycling 226km from Quy Nhon to Hoi An in Vietnam. It raised US$25,000 for Operation Smile, which funded 33 surgeries for children.