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Cycle Angkor to Saigon

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Cycle Angkor to Saigon

Scheduled Tour

Price from

2100 USD

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights

Level

2

Tour Code

APKS09

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A Cycling tour from Cambodia to Vietnam
5.0
5.0

Few cycling tours contain as much variety as this one. Discover ancient temples, friendly villages, two rapidly modernizing cities emerging from a difficult past, and the Mekong Delta. All this and more is waiting to be explored with the help of a bicycle, your expert local guide, and a specially crafted route through Cambodia to Vietnam.

Low Season Discount: For the months of April through September we have a special discounted rate of 10% Off

Quality Bikes
Cannondale and GT mountain bikes or E-bikes

Your Guide
Friendly local leaders

Group Size
2 to 14

Accommodation
Comfortable hotels & guesthouses

Activities
Ride/walk

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

A journey in the truest sense of the word from the most significant archaeological site in Cambodia to the most important commercial city in Vietnam. The contrasts you see along the way are what make this an educational, enjoyable and achievable ride for anyone passing through Southeast Asia.

This is one of our easier cycling tours with hardly a hill in sight, but enough variety in scenery and surface to keep the ride interesting. The biking is interrupted by a boat ride down the Mekong River and finishes off with two full days of pedaling through the intriguing Mekong Delta.

If you want to get far away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in Indochina scenery, culture, and cuisine, this is the ride for you.


230 Km riding. The terrain is a mix of sealed and unsealed roads, tracks and trails. It is our aim to deliver as much traffic-free track and trail, but at times we do need to resort to secondary roads, although we spend no more than 5km over the whole tour on anything resembling a highway. The riding is easily achievable for those who are comfortable on a bike, with hardly any hills and no daily distances over 80km.

Pedal-assist E-bike is an available option for this tour for $175 surcharge.

Highlights

Pedal to the pre-Angkor-era ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk in the jungle of Kampong Thom.

Spend a day cycling through small villages of the Silk Islands outside of Phnom Penh.

Glimpse daily Vietnamese life from your bike before a relaxing boat ride to Can Tho.

Experience the hustle and bustle of the floating markets of Can Tho before heading to Saigon.

Day to Day


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Riding:
55km
34mi
Meal:
LD

After we pick you up early from the Siem Reap hotel, a 2 and a half hour drive awaits to reach the neighboring province of Kampong Thom. After a bike fitting, we mount our bikes and start pedaling towards the set of pre-Angkorian temples known as Sambor Prei Kuk for an exploration. These 7th-century ruins are in remarkable shape despite being swallowed by the jungle, and the remoteness of their location provides a unique and off the beaten track experience. After we escape the hottest part of the day, we return to Kampong Thom by a different route and are rewarded by a delicious local meal.

Riding:
45km
28mi
Meal:
BLD

This morning we begin a little later for a 3-hour drive to Oudong Mountain which was once the capital of Cambodia, where we will find a nice temple on the summit and breathtaking views. After a Cambodian style picnic, and we will enjoy a ride on bumpy village roads and trails. We will pedal our way through rice paddies and farmland, passing the smaller Basset Mountain. From here, once we cross a railway line, the views shift quickly. If you are willing to bike in traffic, cycle straight onwards to the night’s accommodation. For those who would prefer a ride, the support vehicle is there for the transfer. Tonight we will eat by the Tonle Sap River, near where the country’s three main rivers converge.

Riding:
30km
19mi
Meal:
BL

This morning we saddle up and make our way through the nearby Mekong islands where we will cycle through friendly villages, fruit orchards, traditional silk weaving workshops and a variety of more recent temples. This ride shows you another side of the Phnom Penh area that will be a unique cycling and cultural exploration.
Phnom Penh’s history is far from uneventful. The French settlers transformed this collection of wooden shacks into a thriving city in the 19th century. In 1975, this changed quickly with the evacuation of the city by the Khmer Rouge, and Phnom Penh was left to decay. Recently it has become a center of rapid development and growth. Explore the capital city with the help of your guide, and enjoy a late afternoon walk for a cultural exploration of this city.

Meal:
BLD

Enjoy a reinvigorating rest day. Spend your morning exploring Phnom Penh or lounging by the pool, then board an international boat that takes us down the Mekong River where we will cross into Vietnam via Chau Doc- a bustling Delta town that specializes in salted fish. Enjoy the views as we float towards the next leg of our adventure.

Riding:
50km
31mi
Meal:
BLD

Today we begin our exploration of the Mekong Delta. After a short ferry ride, we will cross canals by bridge and boat and make our way through the maze of waterways. Observe the fertile delta lands that are used for food production, watch the locals hard at work to grow, harvest, or transport these products. We’ll be cycling on small, paved canal roads that allow for only cycling or motorbike travel. 

After a rest stop with fresh fruits, we will get a chance to visit a brick factory and get to know the process.  Lunch today will be in a local restaurant and then we have one hour drive on the van to Can Tho, the capital of the Mekong delta

Riding:
50km
31mi
Meal:
BLD

Today we start with a small transfer out of town then we set up the bike and start riding.  We’ll pedal through the scenic countryside that hosts many small canals and large crops growing, such as jackfruit. Then we ride past mat weavers and wooden boat builders today before enjoying another delicious lunch. The day ends with a relaxing boat ride back to Can Tho in the late afternoon.

Meal:
BL

Spend the early morning exploring the floating markets of Can Tho. You’ll be impressed by a wide variety of boats and markets selling a huge array of fresh vegetables and fruit.

After our morning meal, we will board the van for a 3-hour drive into Saigon. The adventure concludes upon arrival at your hotel unless you want to get the very best insights into the exciting, buzzing city of Saigon on our post-tour adventure, the Saigon Explorer.

Dates & Price


Dates Availability Price * Deposit payment: $500 USD
* Single room option: $460 USD
16 - 22 Jan 2021 Guaranteed to Depart

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21 - 27 Nov 2021 Seats available

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27 Dec 2021 - 02 Jan 2022 Seats available

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With our experience providing premium bike tours in Cambodia and Vietnam, we have created this itinerary that highlights some of the best of both, giving you an up-close look at life near the Mekong Delta. Enjoy easy-going cycling as you discover off-the-beaten-track locations often hidden from tourists. Thanks to this journey and your knowledgeable guide, you’ll come away with a greater understanding for Vietnamese and Cambodian people, cultures, and food and their differences and similarities on this immersive active adventure.

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