One of our most enchanting rides, the Vietnam to Cambodia Bike Ride will have you exploring the sights of cities, royal palaces, dazzling green paddy fields and temples as you make your way across two magical countries, taking in the wealth of experience each has to offer.
From the bustling Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh, past the temples of the Mekong Delta onward to the serene Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat, this route is full of charm and the perfect challenge for any adventurer!
Originally built from 879 – 1191 AD, Angkor Wat is considered an architectural marvel from the Khmer civilisation, and as a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world. Spanning 203 acres, it encapsulates a complicated pattern of temples, three triangular main sections and a moat.
The Vietnam to Cambodia Bike Ride is something you’ll never forget! A journey through two amazing countries, breath-taking views, floating markets, palaces and of course, Angkor Wat – it will leave you wanting to do it again!
- Vietnam / Cambodia
Depart Manchester for Ho Chi Minh City
Meet our crew and your fellow cyclists at Manchester for the journey to Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, we’ll meet our local crew and quickly get a feel for the hustle and bustle of this fascinating city as we transfer to our hotel where we’ll have a full trip briefing.
Ho Chi Minh - Tra Vinh
This morning we transfer out of Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta, and catch a ferry across the Tien Giang River where our challenge begins! We cycle along the sugar cane and banana plantations of the Delta before arriving at our first night’s stop. Approx. 62km cycling.
Tra Vinh - Can Tho
Our first full day of cycling will take us deep into local life, crossing wooden bridges and traversing estuaries. This afternoon we take quiet backroads through villages, offering a glimpse into the lives of the local people. Approx. 80km cycling.
Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc
Our last day of stunning cycling in Vietnam and this morning we’ll visit the famous floating market of Cai Rang before mounting our bikes and following the river, busy with trade, to the town of Chau Doc. Approx. 95km cycling.
Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Koh Dach Island
Today we wave goodbye to Vietnam and catch a boat up to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. This afternoon we can enjoy a leisurely cycle of Koh Dach Island or you can choose an optional visit to the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. Approx. 20km cycling (optional).
Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom
Today gives us a great comparison between Vietnam and Cambodia. After leaving the lively town of Phnom Penh we cycle through the lush Cambodian countryside, across the ancient Japanese bridge at Kampong Cham and past rice paddies and royal palaces before reaching Kampong Thom. Approx. 62km cycling.
Kampong Thom - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
Our last day of cycling sees us tackle the final section towards Siem Reap and the grand Angkor Wat! After watching the sun set over the beautiful monument we park our bikes for the final time and prepare for the evenings celebrations! Approx. 96km cycling.
Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
Today is your free day to explore the beautiful and engulfing Angkor Wat, the national symbol of Cambodia! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and spans over 200 acres.
Depart Siem Reap
This morning we bid farewell to Cambodia and our adventures along the Mekong Delta and head to the airport for our flight home.
|Start Date||End Date||Description|
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Self Funded Option
The amount you pay if you would prefer to cover your tour costs yourself.
Is there an age restriction?
You need to be 18 years old or older to participant in our overseas trips. If you are under 18, you may still be able to participate but you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Before anyone under 18 is accepted onto a challenge we would need to have a discussion so you can make an informed decision on the suitability of the challenge. If you call us in the office we can offer this advice.
Will I need vaccinations?
Yes, it’s possible that you will need vaccinations before travelling to South East Asia. We would advise you to visit your local travel clinic for the latest advice on what vaccinations are recommended as this changes all the time.
Where can I check travel requirements for Vietnam and Cambodia?
We strongly recommend you check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for your destination country before travel as this has up-to-date advice on staying safe abroad (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) and for more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information we suggest checking on https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk.
What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?
Your main luggage will be transported for you each day. You will just need to carry the kit you need for that day including water, sun cream, snacks, camera, waterproofs etc.
When do I pay my sponsorship money?
You can start raising funds for your trip as soon as you sign up and we are on hand to help throughout your fundraising journey. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a fundraising page online, you can then share this link with your friends and family. In order to pay the costs of the trip you need to have raised 80% of the sponsorship amount 12 weeks before the departure date. The remaining 20% is due up to four weeks after your return. We’ll be on hand to help you, as will your charity.