Wow, you’ve done it again! Each year we ask how you can continue to raise the bar, yet in Mauritius you well and truly hit the ball out of the park and smashed all expectations. Superb organisation, stunning scenery, amazing rides, wonderful atmosphere and excellent camaraderie amongst the groups. It is a real honour to participate and a great privilege to be part of the Change a Life family – thank-you! 

Simon Longden
Global Head: Shared Investigative Services, Standard Chartered Bank

The Change a Life Wonderland Tour 2016

The 2016 Wonderland Tour took us to the tropical paradise island of Mauritius. The Route Master had done extensive research on the roads in Mauritius and finalised a route comprising three days of cycling about 100 kms daily and a fourth day which involved a longer route of approximately 210 kms around the circumference of the island – all flat of course, if you could believe the Route Master. But he assured us that there would be some opportunity during the tour for a few climbs. 

The cycling conditions were sublime, with views of azure sea and the fine white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean island interspersed with visits to a mountainous interior with a natural park and rainforest, waterfalls and native fauna such as the flying fox. 

While many of us will have visited Mauritius before, few are likely to associate it with cycling. Somewhat surprisingly then, it turned out that Mauritius had a thriving cycling community with either a mountain bike event or a road event taking place on most weekends. Definitely one of the best cycle tours ever!

Click here to view a few memories made on the 2016 cycle tour.

the 2016 team