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Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia



Depart London

Today we meet our group and Action Challenge staff at the airport in London, before checking in together and boarding our flight to Ho Chi Minh City.


Meals: Dinner


Arrive Vietnam

We land in Ho Chi Minh (formally known as Saigon) and are transferred by private bus to our hotel in the heart of the city. We will get a chance to settle in before tucking into a welcome dinner with our local guides, who will give us a full briefing on our adventure ahead.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel


Tay Ninh - 77 km

After an early breakfast, we transfer north of Ho Chi Minh (approximately 1.5 hours) to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. Here we have a bike fitting before visiting the elaborate warren of underground tunnels constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. After lunch we set off on our bikes - our challenge has begun! The route to Tay Ninh unwinds along quiet rural roads through local villages surrounded by a patchwork of paddy fields. We arrive in the bustling market town of Tay Ninh to spend the night.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel


Svay Rieng - 80 km

After an early breakfast we set off for the Moc Bai border crossing, via the striking Caodai Great Temple. Once formalities have been completed we enter Cambodia and catch our first glimpses of rural life here.  We pass traditional wooden houses on stilts, framed by a backdrop of vast rice fields before stopping at a school for an afternoon snack. The day comes to a close in the quiet provincial town of Svay Reing.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel


Kompong Cham - 98 km

Today begin our cycling straight from our hotel in Svay Rieng.  We continue our journey north through paddy fields and waterlily flowers ponds. There are many villages and the children like to say hello along the routes. We cycle mostly on dirt gravel countryside road. We make a water stop at one of the primary school and visit and have packed lunch in a Buddhist temple. As we approach Cambodia’s third largest city we are greeted by the sight of a hotel complete with pool to soothe our weary limbs!


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel


Kampong Thom - 90 km

After breakfast, we leave the city behind us and embark on the longest day of the challenge. Heading into the backwaters of Cambodia, we cycle through tropical countryside until we find ourselves right in the heart of the sleepy waters! Our day draws to a close as we finish at a local school before transferring the final busy section into our accommodation in Kampong Thom.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel


Angkor Wat - 82 km

Today we avoid some of the poorer roads in Siem Reap province by transferring two hours to the Ancient Bridge at Kampong Kdei, one of the best examples of the remaining 800 year old bridges in Cambodia. From the bridge we follow the historic highway connecting the provinces of Kampon Thom and Angkor Wat. We begin to cycle off road from Ou village through the remote countryside to Samrong and we stop for lunch at Stung Tracheck restaurant. After lunch we cycle taking the off road again until we arrive in the Angkor archeological park. The road into the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat is lined with temples and creates a fitting entrance to this unique and spiritual city. After celebrating our arrival in Angkor Wat, we cycle the last few kilometres to Siem Reap where we will spend the night and enjoy a well earned celebratory meal together.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel


Depart Cambodia

We have free time to explore more of the outlying temples of Angkor by Tuk Tuk or souvenir hunting in the markets of Siem Reap. We depart for the airport early evening for an overnight flight back to the UK.


Meals: B


Arrive UK



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