Discover the highlights of two of Asia's most intriguing countries, Vietnam and Cambodia. Both are rich is history and you'll see the vast contrast between the two. The rides will take you through small villages where you can get a taste of village life, through rice paddies and skirting mountains. Take a cruise along the Mekong River, learn about the Khmer Rouge regime and explore beautiful temples, including the magnificent Angkor Wat. Classed as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', enjoy the majesty of Angkor and discover its hidden treasures.
Departure dates available on request.
You will meet your fellow cyclists at the hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and can bond over dinner at the delightful Temple Club Restaurant.
DAY 2Ho Chi Minh
You'll start your fist cycle in Cai Be, which leads to the Mokong Delta. Today you'll cross sugar cane fields and banana plantations to get to the centre of Mekong. Cycle down narrow lanes and th...Show Morerough twisty hamlets. Cross the river and you'll have reached Tra Vinh a town surrounded by forest.
Today's cycling is approximately 45km.
DAY 3Tra Vinh - Can Tho
Today you'll get a true feel of Vietnam. Immerse yourself in temples and small villages, filled with fishermen going about their daily lives. These rural roads leading to Can Tho will give y...Show Moreou a sense of calm and serenity.
Today's cycling is approximately 92km.
DAY 4Can Tho - Chau Doc
First you'll visit Cai Rang a village with a unique feature, its floating market. Today's views vary from rural landscape to mountains which get closer as you cycle to Ba Chuc. You'll visit ...Show Morethe Killing Fields of Vietnam, used by the Khmar Rouge to execute 3,000 civilians during he brutal regime. Those feeling adventurous have the option of climbing Sam Mountain in time to watch the sun set.
Today's cycling is approximately 90km.
DAY 5Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Take a break from cycling today and enjoy a cruise along the Mekong River. Observe the locals going about their daily tasks and your cruise takes you to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital.
DAY 6Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom
Today you'll have the morning to explore Cambodia's bustling capital city, then in the afternoon cycle to Oudong, the former capital. You'll complete a mini workout climbing the 400 steps, but th...Show Moree view of rural Cambodia will make it all worthwhile.
Today's cycling is approximately 25km.
DAY 7Kampong - Siem Reip
This morning you'll visit one of the oldest temples in Cambodia, Sambor Prey Kuk. Built in the 7th century the site is covered by trees and plants. After a picnic lunch it's time to get back onto...Show More your bike and cycle through paddy fields and villages to Siem Reap.
Today's cycling is approximately 40km.
DAY 8Siem 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...Show More 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.
After breakfast you'll have some free time to explore Siem Reap, it's time to depart after an incredible trip.
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.
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.
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 stated. When meals aren't included, we have plenty of recommendations for you to find the best restaurants in each area and to experience local life. Fresh, local cuisine will be served for breakfast and lunch and bottled mineral water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. Please let our cycling experience team know if you have any dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.
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 and an area to keep a small day bag. 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.
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.