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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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TRIP HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE LOVE

Enjoy some incredible road cycling through two of Asia's most popular countries. Clip in, get on the drops and enjoy averaging 110km per day through calming scenery experiencing warm hospitality from the locals. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) you will cycle on coastal flatlands before hitting climbs through fresh pine forests. You'll learn about Vietnam's rich history when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, a vital component during the Vietnam War when you're off the bike before crossing the boarder to Cambodia. Experience the bustling capital of Phnom Penh amd the magnificent Ankgor Wat temples. 

Departure Dates:

23 September 2018 - 5 October 2018
21 October 2018 - 2 November 2018
16 December 2018 - 28 December 2018
20 January 2019 - 1 February 2019
24 February 2019 - 8 March 2019
17 March 2019 - 29 March 2019
22 September 2019 - 4 October 2019
20 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
15 December 2019 - 27 December 2019
DAY 1Arrival

You'll meet your fellow cyclists and tour guide in Saigon, where you can bond during the city tour, which will take you to all the major sights such as the Presidential Palace and Opera House. This evening you will have a welcome dinner.

DAY 2Saigon - Phan Thiet

After a morning transfer your cycling adventure begins. You will start with a leisurely coastal route to Phan Thiet, renowned for its beautiful beach. You'll cycle past Ke Ga Cape, close to the Ta Kou National Reserve.  

Today's cycling is approximately 98km.

DAY 3Phan Thiet - Dalat

The route begins on flatland beside the coast before starting a climb to Dalat, a hillside town well known for its pine trees. The total ascent will reach 3,216m, but are plenty of planned breaks, such as one at Dai Ninh hydroelectric dam.

Today's cycling is approximately 118km.

DAY 4Dalat - Madagui

As a treat for yesterday's hard work today is descent day! A 3,620m descent to be precise. The route is scenic, taking you through banana and rubber plantations in the Central Highlands. The best tea and coffee in Vietnam is grown here. You'll finish the day in Madagui, at a hotel in a forest.  

Today's cycling is approximately 160km.

DAY 5Madagui - Cu Chi

Madagui, today's cycling takes you through a pepper and cashew farm to a dam and hydroelectric farm. Cross the La Nga bridge to reach your transfer to the Cu Chi tunnels.

Today's cycling is approximately 120km.

DAY 6Chu Chi - Phnom Penh

After seeing your last temple in Vietnam you'll cross the border to Cambodia. Your first sighting of Cambodia will be of country life, typical views include rice fields and wooden houses on stilts. From Prey Veng, a small town you'll catch a two hour transfer to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital.

Today's cycling is approximately 100km.

DAY 7Phom Penh

Today is a free day to explore Phnom Penh at your own pace. Take a boat along the river or visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

DAY 8Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang

Cycle out of the atmospheric Phnom Penh towards the Japanese bridge to serene countryside. You'll see Oudong, the ancient capital, where some old Royal Palaces still stand. Next, move north west to Kompong Chhnang, where you'll see a floating village.

Today's cycling is approximately 90km.

DAY 9Kampong Chhnang - Pursat

Today's cycling to Pursat will be on flatlands and you'll encounter a marble carving workshop. The region is renowned for its craftsmen, who hand carve magnificent wooden Buddhas, among other statues. After lunch at a local restaurant you'll cycle to your hotel where you can jump into the swimming pool to cool off.

Today's cycling is approximately 100km.

DAY 10Pursat - Battambang

Expect to see plenty of rice paddies en route to Battambang aka the "Rice bowl of Cambodia". Multiple statues are scattered throughout Battambang, along with 20th century French colonial buildings, giving this town a majestic feel. 

Today's cycling is approximately 120km.

DAY 11Battambang - Siem Reap

Fuel up at breakfast as you'll need energy and lots of it today. After a transfer it will be time to begin this historic route to Siem Reap. The route is tough, but worth it when you reach the Western Gate of the famous Angkor Wat in time to watch the sun set over the palm trees.  

Today's cycling is approximately 160km.

DAY 12Siem Reap

Cycle to the magnificent Angkor Wat, classed at the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. You'll also have a look round Ta Prohm, filming location for the film Tomb Raider. The beauty of this temple lies within it being completely untouched. You'll see the Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, a series of faces carved out of stone and the Terrace of the Elephants. After lunch you'll have saved the best until last, the jaw dropping Angkor Wat. Tonight you'll have your farewell dinner in Siem Reap.   

Today's cycling is approximately 30km

DAY 13Departure

After breakfast you'll have some free time to explore Siem Reap, it's time to depart after an incredible trip.

AREA
INFORMATION

Exploring Vietnam & Cambodia gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in 2 wonderful countries, each with its own turbulent and fascinating history. From the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh to the tranquil roadside hamlets of Cambodia, cycling through this incredible region will take your breath away.

Weather
INFORMATION

The dry season in the south of Vietnam begins in November and ends in May with late February to May being slightly hotter and with higher humidity. The wet season lasts from May to early November with June to August receiving the highest rainfall of the year.

Cambodia has two distinct weather seasons but you can cycle in Cambodia at any time of the year.  The dry season lasts from October to late April and the wet season lasts May to late September. It is usually hottest from March to June and it can also be very humid during this period. The coolest months of the year are October and December but temperatures are still regularly in the mid 20s which make cycling very pleasant at this time.

PACKAGE DETAILS MORE INFORMATION

Your accommodation will be in a mixture of hotels, homestays, resorts and boutique residences.  
You will be met and collected at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, just outside Ho Chi Minh City before being whisked away to the hotel in the city. On the final day of the holiday, you can join the transfer from the hotel to Siem Reap International Airport or make separate arrangements to stay in Asia. 
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days.  
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.     
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team.  
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with water bottle holders. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know.  
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Vietnam and return from Cambodia is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.