You will meet your fellow cyclists and tour guide in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), where you can bond over dinner at the delightful Temple Club Restaurant.
After breakfast you’ll leave Saigon for Cai Be, where you’ll cycle to the centre of the Mekong Delta. You’ll cycle along banana and sugar cane plantations passing spiralling roads and cross the river to end your first day in the town of Tra Vinh.
Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s laid back lifestyle on a scenic cycle through colourful towns en route to Can Tho. On the way you’ll see the first of many temples throughout your trip.
Cai Rang is a market with a difference, it’s floating! You’ll get your first glimpse of mountains, which get closer on the way to Chau Doc. The scenery will change as you get nearer Cambodia and you’ll pay a visit to the Killing Fields of Vietnam, used under the harsh Khmer Rouge to execute over 3,000 people. Those who still have the energy are free to climb Sam Mountain in time for sunset.
Cruise along the famous Mekong River to reach Camdodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. You’ll get a taste of life for the locals, who will be going about their daily errands. Your first attraction in Cambodia? The Tuol Sleng Prison S21 and Killing Fields, used by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime.
This morning you have free time to explore Phnom Penh. Visit the Presidential Palace and Silver Pagoda, or take a walk along the river front, but watch out for the countless motorbikes who don’t always stick to the road! This afternoons cycle leads to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. There’ll be spectacular scenery including friendly locals, mountains and houses on stilts.
Sambor Prey Kuk, a temple is the first attraction of the day. Built in the 7th century you’ll take a tour round this charming sight then go onto to cycle to Siem Reap, the most westernised city in Cambodia.
A true highlight of the trip today is the cycle to the magnificent Angkor Wat, classed as 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.
Another day another temple! Banteay Samre, en route to Banteay, may be a small temple but is certainly impressive. This afternoon you’ll take a break from bikes and explore on foot through a jungle to see a beautiful waterfall.
Today is a rest day from cycling and take a boat across Tonle Sap, where you can observe the wildlife and locals. You’ll visit a functioning floating village then take a transfer to the magical city of Battambang.
After a two day break it’s time to get back onto the saddle and make up for lost time! Today will be the most challenging cycle, partly due to the bumpy roads. As we head towards Thailand the scenery gets more and more impressive. You’ll feel a sense of freedom in this new landscape – one where there will be few sightings of people.
A short but sweet ride today as you cross the border to Thailand. From here, the views change from luscious green fields to crystal turquoise ocean.
Today you’ll make good use of your senses as you cycle along the stunning coastline, through mangroves and shrimp farms. This afternoon will be spent at an idyllic Thai beach where you are free to do as you please and stay the night.
This morning is free time before taking transfer to Bangkok where it will be time to say goodbye after an incredible trip.
The best way to explore these 3 fabulous countries is by bicycle. Cycle out of Ho Chi Minh city and through the rice paddies. You’ll head down the might Mekong Delta, past riverside villages and see the slow way of life of these farming communities. You will meet locals and experience their food and culture.