Siem Reap Cycling To Hanoi -22 Days

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A long journey cycling tour from Siem Reap to Hanoi in the truest sense of the word. From the most significant archeological site in Cambodia, to the most significant commercial city in Vietnam, the contrasts along the way are what makes this an education, enjoyable and achievable ride for anyone passing through Indochina.

Day 1 : Siem Reap to Kampong Thom, Cycle Sambor Prei Kuk 55km
Starting with an early pickup from your hotel, we have a two and a half hour drive to reach Kampong Thom. This is the neighboring province to Siem Reap. After a bike fitting, we set off on a ride north of the town to find the sprawling complex of pre-Angkorian temples known as Sambor Prei Kuk. These ruins date back as far as the 7th century and are remarkably intact for their age. The leafy surrounds and absence of tourists makes this a really special experience. After we see out the heat of the day in the shade, we return to Kampong Thom by a different route and enjoy a tasty, authentic meal.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Lunch ,Dinner

Day 2 :Transfer & Cycle to Phnom Penh 45km
Again a drive is necessary to set us up for a great ride. We have a lazy morning due to timings and after a drive of about three hours, we find ourselves at Oudong Mountain. Surprisingly, for a short period of time the capital of Cambodia. Today it is a hilltop temple with views over the surrounding flatlands. We enjoy a Cambodian style picnic here and then take an afternoon ride on lovely village roads and trails, mostly unpaved. We zig zag our way through farmland where rice is the main product and we pass Oudong’s smaller brother, Basset Mountain. As the ride bears on, we cross the train tracks of the recently refurbished, but as yet un-operational railway line. From here the scenery changes rapidly and for those comfortable riding in traffic you can ride right up to the hotel door. For those that are not game, the support vehicle awaits. Dinner tonight marks the end of the first third of our epic journey and will be had by the Tonle Sap River, not far from where the three main rivers of Cambodia converge, which was the main reason for Phnom Penh’s placement

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 45km

Day 3 :Rest Day in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh has had a turbulent history. When the French colonialists arrived, it was little more than a collection of wooden shacks by the river, but they soon changed that and in doing so created what was once considered a very beautiful city. When the Khmer Rouge evacuated the city in 1975, they started it on its way to decay and decline, a theme that had carried through until only fairly recently when the countries economic development accelerated rapidly. Your guide can dispense a great deal of advice on how the city can be explored and will offer a late afternoon walk to introduce you to some of the lesser known aspects of this eccentric city.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling Distance : None

Day 4 : Cycle the Islands of the Mekong 30km, Speed Boat to Chau Doc
This morning we take to bikes again and explore the nearby Mekong islands where we pass through charming village communities, fruit orchards, traditional silk weaving workshops and a variety of temples from a more recent time. This is a highlight ride and gives a unique perspective to Phnom Penh and its surrounds. After lunch we board the international boat down the Mekong River into Vietnam and to Chau Doc, a bustling Delta town with a specialisation in fish sauce.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 30km

Day 5 : Chau Doc Cycle to Long Xuyen 75km
The Delta adventure starts in earnest today. The first of many short ferry rides comes after about 15km and the rest of the day will involve crossing numerous canals by bridge and boat and following a path through the maze of waterways that is the Delta. You will likely be struck today by the fertility of the land as every square inch is cultivated for food production and each human in sight works hard to grow, harvest, process or transport these products. The riding is predominantly on small, paved canal paths with only motor scooters as other traffic. We roll into the substantial town of Long Xuyen in the late afternoon.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 75km

Day 6 : Long Xuyen Cycle & Boat to Can Tho 70km
Our final ride of the trip today has a fitting route. The canal paths continue this morning and become even more interesting as we go. The countryside is just as scenic as yesterday, but with an even higher concentration of canals, the farm produce now includes large fruit such as jackfruit hanging from trees by the paths. We encounter mat weaving and wooden boat building today as well as yet another amazing lunch. We finish up with a boat ride and arrive into the pleasant, bustling town of Can Tho in the late afternoon.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 7 : Floating Markets, Transfer to Saigon
An early morning visit to the floating markets is on offer today. It’s an impressive site with a collection of boats of varying sizes and their crews tossing all manner of fruit and vegetables from boat to boat as the families of the Delta trade. Some produce remains in the Delta but the bulk will go to feed the densely populated city of Saigon. After breakfast, we pack up and board the van for a three hour drive into Saigon where the tour concludes. This is an exciting city and worth a couple of extra days of your time if you can spare them.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : None

Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh city ( Saigon ) Rest Day
Breakfast and all day explore city by your own.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling Distance : None

Day 9 : Saigon – Dalat (Cycle 30 km)
Pick up at your hotel in Saigon .Enjoy 2 hours driving to Dong Nai province. Ride through coffee plantation, pepper on hilly country roads in surounding area of Nam Cat Tien park. Have in Madagui and have another stop at Bao Loc, the homeland of coffee and green tea. Enjoy delicious speciality snack, coffee and tea. Then have a transfer to Dalat.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 30km

Day 10: Dalat – Nha Trang (B/L/) (Cycle 80-100 km)
Start to ride from your hotel in Dalat. Ride through majestic mountains and valleys. Have a picnic lunch in Khank Vinh town. In the afternoon, we ride on backroads through villages to Dien Khanh where we get on a van/bus for a short trip to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 90- 100km

Day 11: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (Cycle 60 km)
Visit the Po Nagar Cham tower in city of Nha Trang and have a transfer out of Nha Trang city, pedal on quiet country roads through rice paddies and beautiful village coastal roads. Enjoy lunch on the beach,then continue pedaling on back roads through fishing farms and villages to Tuy Hoa. Transfer 2 hours to Qui Nhon city.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 60km

Day 12 : Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai (B/L/D) (Cycle 80 km)
Transfer 30 minutes of out busy city of Qui Nhon. Begin with cycling through rice-paddy to mountain areas. Cycle past many little villages to ocean roads. Today you will have the opportunity to admire beautiful coastal roads. In the afternoon, cycle uphill through mountains, rice fields, and coconut plantations. Transfer by bus/van in the late afternoon to Quang Ngai.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 80km

Day 13: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/) (Cycle 80 km)
Have breakfast at the hotel start to ride to My Lai village from the hotel. Have a short visit and talk to locals about the massacre of more than 504 locals in 1968. Continue riding 35 km on hilly roads before having lunch in town. After lunch, ride on back roads, passing by white sand dunes. Cycle on broken track trails along the ocean to fish farms. Then continue biking to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 80 km

Day 14 : Hoi An – My Son (B/L/) (Cycle 40 km)
Ride from Hoi An to visit My Son the capital of the Champa Kingdom. Stop to visit Thanh Ha ceramic & pottery factory before riding on rural roads to My Son. Transfer back to Hoi An for lunch in the afternoon. Stay one more night in Hoi An

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 40km

Day 15  :Hoi An – Hue (B/L/) (Cycle 90 km)
Van/bus takes you out Hoi An, have a little time to warm up your body before pedaling uphill to the peak of Hai Van pass. Then travel by back roads to the ocean of Thuan An beach, cycling through fishing villages and an ancient burial-ground of Hue (called a “ghost city” by the locals), to Hue city. Another option, keep biking on a little country roads to Hue city.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 90km

Day 16 : Hue – Phong Nha Cave (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km)
Ride to visit the forbidden city, the capital of Vietnam from the 17th to 20th centuries, continue riding on single track trails to visit the Thien Mu pagoda before transfer out of Hue to Dong Ha and the afternoon we will cycling on Ho Chi Minh Trails to Phong Nha National Park .

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 17: Phong Nha Cave – Huong Khe (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km)
Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Huong Khe . Ride nearly 70 km winding roads up the Truong Son mountain range to Phong Nha. From here, if time permitting–cycle gentle rolling hills to Huong Ke Town .

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 18 : Huong Khe – Vinh City (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km)
In the morning, ride to Dong Loc, the T-junction, which has become unforgettable memorial history in the country during 1964-1972, when soldiers, young volunteers, cadres, and workers guaranteed safe transport to the battlefield. Many people from different localities laid down their lives. In particular, the death of 10 young volunteer girls at Dong Loc T-junction has come to symbolize the patriotism of the era. Now, Dong Loc T-junction relic has become a commemorative area for the national young volunteer force. In the afternoon, ride to Vinh City.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 19 : Vinh City – Thai Hoa (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km)
Today, we have a chance to visit Uncle Ho’s house. Nam Dan district, Kiem Lien village is not only the homeland of Ho Chi Minh but also the hometown of many anti-colonist leaders. Ride on the new Ho Chi Minh highway to Kiem Lien village via Tan Ky and Do Luong. Visit Uncle Ho house in the afternoon, have a short drive to Thai Hoa Town. Overnight in Thai Hoa Hotel.

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 70km

Day 20 : Thai Hoa – Cam Thuy (Cycle 80 km ) ( B/L/D )
An early morning start to beat the heat of the day. The route takes us away from the river and appears to contour through the same range of mountains that stretch from Thai Hoa to Cam Thuy on Ho Chi Minh trails . The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Ngoc Lac with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush vegetation. The route is tarmac all the way, but quite hard riding due to the undulating terrain. We ride for the first time on the newly built two lane Ho Chi Minh Highway. It hardly warrants two lanes as there is no traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, and for those who prefer there is always the old highway dirt and gravel – that weaves around the new highway allowing for plenty of exploring possibilities along the way. Ride to Muc Son, on the banks of River Song Chu. On the outskirts of this small town are the famous Kan Linh historical relics – a pagoda where the first king of the Ly dynasty, Le Thai To, ruled, in 1428. Continue riding on the trail to Yen Cat. The distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the back-up vehicle to rest weary legs.There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle lunch en route. Overnight in Cam Thuy hotel .

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 80km

Day 21 : Cam Thuy – Mai Chau (Cycle 90 km ) ( B , L , D )
Breakfast at the local restaurant and cycling through village house before setting off along a spectacularly beautiful river valley towards Hoi Xuan along an undulating tarmac road. The road follows the flow of River Song Ma. This is an old supply route of the HCM Trail that fed the main trail with ammunitions during the American War with Vietnam.. just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. . Arrive Mai Chau villages and overnight in the home stay of white Thai ethnic.

Summary

Accommodation : Homestay

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner

Cycling Distance : 90km

Day 22 : Mai Chau – Hanoi ( B , L )
Breakfast and short cycling around the Thai villages and transfer to Cao Phong picturesque landscapes. Stop to cycle to Bai Chao village via Kim Boi hot spring and Bai Chao villages .Lunch at local restaurant.cycling to Luong Son . Transfer by van to hotel in Hanoi . End The Tour .

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling Distance : 60km

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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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