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.
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.
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 there are plenty of planned breaks, such as one at Dai Ninh hydroelectric dam.
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 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.
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 the small town of Prey Veng, you’ll catch a two hour transfer to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
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.
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 Kampong Chhnang, where you’ll see a floating village.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.