Angkor Cycling to Hue – 16 Days

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The trip will start the same day after arrival, where the mountain bikes have been prepared. Our cycling guide will brief on the tour. Cycling around Angkor is the best way to explore the temple complex. Starting to explore Angkor complex on the shady road with tree lines. Most recently potholes have been eliminated. There are one temple in almost every Km, so it won’t be boring and it is worth to stop and take photo. Our guide can also take you to explore back road cycling on the gate of Angkor Thom. It is such a wonderful road for cycling, quiet and peaceful.
We ride approximately 315 km mostly on tarmac roads on most of the days except from Banteay Srei to Kbal Spean which is about 15km on the dirt road. Apart from Angkor complex, the other main interest are Kbal Spean known as the river of thousand lingas and Beng Mealea  ruin temple hidden in the jungle. The temple is charming, peaceful and has its own special character. Once it was featured in the movie stared by Indiana Jones and the Two Brother by French movie maker Jean Jacques Annaud
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Day 1 :Arrival Day in Siem Reap
The tour starts with a late afternoon briefing followed by dinner. You can arrive any time before 4pm into Siem Reap. You will be met from your flight by our driver. If this is your first visit to Siem Reap we highly recommend arriving a day or two earlier so you have a chance to explore the Angkor Temples.

Summary

Accommodation : 3 stars hotel

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 : Cycle to Beng Melea 70km, Transfer to Kampong Thom
The riding starts today with an early rise to catch the cool of the day. Our ride route takes us on brilliant back trails and secondary roads through coconut and palm trees and into a dry zone leading up to just near the Kulen Range. Here we find Beng Melea, a pre-Angkorian temple that now sits in an amazing moss covered, ruined state. After exploring the temple, a drive will bring us to Kampong Thom, the provincial capital and a low key evening stop.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 3 :Cycle to Kampong Cham 80km
A short drive gets us through some busy traffic then onto the bikes we ride an open, secondary road, passing through plantation country. Cassava, rubber and various other crops grow here due to the fertile soil and stable climate brought by the Mekong River that sits just over the next couple of low hills. On the approach to Kampong Cham we ride more of the fantastic village trails and pass a US-era airstrip, now disused. Kampong Cham is a pleasant, small city, set on the banks of the Mekong in the shadow of a long bridge, linking North Eastern Cambodia with the central plain.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 80km

Day4 : Cycle & Transfer to Kratie 80km
Today is a ride like no other as you follow the course of the Mekong River, at first on well used roads then onto smaller dirt tracks where village life takes a noticeable downshift in pace. As the day rolls on we take a ferry and cross to the eastern bank. We then drive into Kratie, a charming little town that has only recently seen travellers coming through. In the late afternoon, we take a gentle pedal around Koh Trong, a river island just off Kratie where village life is uninterrupted by cars and horses and bicycles are the best transport option.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 80km

Day 5 :Cycle & Transfer to Stung Treng 40km
More island hopping and ferry riding start us off on a great ride today. We continue alongside the river on small trails, crossing rickety bridges and stopping to snack at home-style food stalls. A drive forwards us to Stung Treng, a town of little notoriety, placed at the confluence of the Sesan and Mekong Rivers. The afternoon is free to explore on foot or just kick back and take stock of the adventure so far.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 40km

Day 6 : Kayak the Mekong, Transfer to Ban Lung
It’s time to trade our bikes for floating craft as we paddle instead of pedal. We first drive north towards the Lao border where our kayaks await. This is a highly enjoyable and memorable experience. Paddling downstream, pass through the flooded forests that are made possible by the riverÕs passage over falls to the north that oxygenate the water and make a range of plant, bird and fish life possible in this area. We paddle for around three hours, but thanks to the currents of the Mekong, you can take it easy on the paddle and just enjoy maneuvering the craft through the forest. We finish up around lunchtime and then take a drive away from the flatlands into the hills of Ratanakiri Province and to our comfortable home for the night at Terres Rouge Lodge.

Summary

Accommodation : Terres Rouge Lodge

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 40km

Day 7 : Rest Day in Ban Lung
Ban Lung, whilst the capital of Ratanakiri, is little more than a sleepy country town. There are trekking opportunities for those with the energy and the town offers some sites, such as the crater lake or market. Otherwise the hotel is an oasis in which to relax and enjoy the slightly cooler weather.

Summary

Accommodation : Terres Rouge Lodge

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : None

Day 8 : Cycle and Transfer to Kontum 70km
We have a very different ride today on a well sealed surface as we ride up further into the highlands to the Vietnamese border. We are now in the neighbourhood of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and while we wonÕt actually get to ride the trail due to its challenging terrain, we will get a feel for the kinds of conditions that it takes in. A sleepy border post sits in wait for us to enter Vietnam. After farewelling the Cambodian support crew, we continue in the vehicle to reach Kon Tum. This area is home to a number of ethnic minorities with their own traditional farming techniques. We take an afternoon ride to get a feel for the area which is also known for coffee production.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 9 : Cycle to Mang Den 54km
This morning is a lazy start as we have a relatively short distance to cover. It is then a pleasant ride on a secondary road to reach the tiny settlement of Mang Den. Accommodation here is simple, but it sets us up nicely for the next day of riding.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 54km

Day 10 : Cycle to Quang Ngai 110km
Today is a ride to remember. After a few rolling hills, we get into a thrilling descent, taking us down out of the hills onto the flatlands. Some amazing views can be seen over the side of the mountains and on a clear day you may even see the ocean. After our descent we are in very different country with rice becoming the main crop and the density of villages increasing. We roll into the bustling regional capital of Quang Ngai in the late afternoon.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 90- 110km

Day 11 : Cycle to Tam Ky 80km
As Quang NgaiÕs working populace head on their commute by motor-scooter, we will be heading for the coast. Along the way, we encounter a point of tragic history at the My Lai Massacre site. It was here that one of the most barbaric incidents of the US-Vietnam war took place and when uncovered by the media had a profound effect on US public opinion over the war. After learning a little about this, we continue on a ride along the coast, a very different feel to our previous days. Tam Ky is a smaller town with a pleasant hotel and great local food.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 80km

Day 12 : Cycle & Boat to Hoi An 60km
Saving the best for last! This is a great ride to finish with. We first ride quiet roads right along the coast, passing tiny fishing communities and village markets and schools. Late morning, we arrive at a river where a boat is waiting to take us into our destination. We arrive by boat into the UNESCO listed Hoi An Old Town, an introduction that few people have the pleasure of experiencing. A short pedal has us at our hotel and the end of our ride.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 60km

Day 13 : Hoi An Free for Shopping and Beach Relaxing
Whilst the tour concludes after breakfast, we can highly recommend spending some additional time in this lovely location. There is lots to see and a nice beach nearby.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling Distance : None

Day 14: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (75km+ cycling)
8:00 Am .Our guide pick you up at the hotel .Transfer out of the town and start the bike ride at the country roads to My Son former Champa Kingdom. Time to visit the world heritage.
Picnic lunch en-route. Afternoon cycling back to Hoi An and around the ancient town to visit Thanh Tra pottery village. Experience the rural life of Vietnamese in the central Vietnam.  Break and swim on the Hoi An beach. Cycling back to the hotel for overnight in Hoi An.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 40km

Day 15 : Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (90km+ cycling)
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and leave Hue Imperial city, on the way near Da Nang visits Marble Mountain and marble stone sculptures in Ngu Hanh Son. Bike ride along the coast and up to Hai Van Pass (20km up and down).
Stop for lunch at Lang Co beach. Afternoon ride to Cau Hai lagoon and cross the lagoon to Thuan An village. Transfer the rest way to Hue for overnight. Dinner and enjoy the traditional music on boat in Perfume river(option)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 90km

Day 16 : Hue city – Departure (30km+ cycling)
Along the Perfume river, cycling to visit Hue Old Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda, Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb. Back to city for lunch. Transfer to the airport for your next destination. For those who need to get home, the nearest airport is Hue ( Phu Bai Airport ) where there are limited international flights and many connections to Hanoi or Saigon for a greater range of options. End of services.

Summary

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 30km

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Tour Package Includes

• Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy
• Meals as indicated in program B = breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
• Bikes (Trekor Gaint ) and helmet
• Support private van or bus  serving throughout the tour with Professional English Speaking Guide.
• All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
• Cold water and towel during the tour
• Snack and seasonal fruit
• We have vehicle through the tour, if you tours feel tired they can get on the vehicle.
• First Aid Kids

Tour Package Excludes
• Visa stamping fee
• Travel assurance
• Tips and gratuities
• Personal expenses
• Service which are not mentioned in the program
• International air ticket and airport departure taxes
• Meals and drinks not mentioned in program

Thing to be prepared:
1. Hat
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cycling
4. Sunglasses
5. Gloves
6 .Some Cash
7.Camera
8.Personal drugs
9.Passport
10.Sunscreen

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