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Get your flight from home to Bangkok, Thailand. Meet up your guide here and test your bike. Then we ready to go. This wonderful journey takes you from bustling Bangkok to the tranquil Angkor Temples, cruise down the mekong river to ChauDoc and on to Saigon in Vietnam.
We will have border crossing from Aranyaprathet of Thailand to Poipet of Cambodia. Then we start cycling through Cambodia to Vietnam. Again crossing overland to Vietnam at TinhBien , ChauDoc. We discover the mekong delta and end up in Saigon – chaos Ho Chi Minh City.
1. Arrive in Siemreap or Bus transfer Bangkok to Siemreap via Poipet border crossing.
2. Cycling around Angkor temples.
3. Cycling to Banteysrei, Phnom Kulen to Beng Mealea.
4. Cycling Beng Mealea to KompongThom.
5. Cycling KompongThom to PhnomPenh.
6. Cycling PhnomPenh to Takeo.
7. Cycling TaKeo to PhnomDen-border crossing TinhBien to ChauDoc.
8. Cycling ChauDoc to CanTho.
9. Cycling CanTho to BenTre.
10. Cycling BenTre to MyTho to SaiGon.
Here is a clip of Cycling Cambodia to Vietnam, after border crossing at TinhBien, we bike to TraSu mangrove forest and have a boat trip to see the birds: Tra Su nature reserve.
Day 1: Arrive in Siemreap. Or transfer Bangkok – Siemreap. (Dinner)
Get your flight to Siemreap. Then we have time for bicycle set up and test ride. In case you flight to big hub Bangkok. Our guide contact with you the day before for prepare the bikes. Then we start by car or bus today for Aranyaprathet. Crossing border to Cambodia, we will arrive in Siemreap around 15:30 in the afternoon. Then transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Around Siem Reap (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Start adventure cycling around Angkor temples today. Ride from Siem Reap to explore the World Heritage site – Angkor temples, following countryside trail and then paved road of small circuit. Stop and visit the magnificent Angkor Wat. It is one of the most beautiful temple in Cambodia. Then we keep on riding in countryside around the citadel of Angkor Thom. Visit Bayon – Angkor Thom and the Terraces of Elephants and Leper King. Late afternoon cycling through the Death Gate and Victory Gate, visit Ta Prohm temple. O/n Siemreap.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Beng Mealea (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Morning ride 35km to Banteay Srei – the Citadel of the woman, build in year 967, laterite wall, beautiful sculpture on red sand stone. Then we keep on riding 15km on countryside road to Phnom Kulen Mountain. First stage challenging climb up hill 12km to the waterfalls, this is a nice trail on Kulen mountain, taking us to a special stream with thousands lingas in the water. Enjoy swim at the waterfalls & relax. Lunch break at the waterfalls. In the afternoon we cycle down hill and on to Beng Melea (dusty road, so we may be transferred partly), to finish our tour in a village where we spend the night in a typical Khmer house.
Day 4: Beng Mealea – Kompong Thom (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Get ready for a long day. We start 30km from BengMealea to the main highway 6, connecting SiemReap and Phnompenh. Meeting highway 6 at DamDeik, quick break at the local market. Kicking off our pedals for next 25k to a Historical Bridge.date back to the 12th century. Lunch break in Stoung and keep on to KompongThom. Night spent at local hotel in Kompong Thom.
Day 5: Kompong Thom – Phnom Penh (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Put on your tough suit today. It is another long day, but we are ready for it. We ride along the national road to KompongThnor and little on higher hill to Skun. Lunch break and short siesta at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we keep on 75km to Phnom Penh. Last crossing Japanese bridge over the Tonlesap river to enter Phnom Penh city. O/n hotel in Phnom Penh
Day 6: Phnom Penh – TaKeo (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
This will be an easy day and relaxing your leg. Morning check out and ride along the Tonle sap river for a sightseeing tour PhnomPenh on the bikes: National museum, Royal palace, Cambodia – Vietnam Monument and group photo at the Independence Monument. In the afternoon, we head down south of the city and follow highway 2 to TaKeo. First 10km bumpy outside the city, then it is quiet and nice road through the countryside. We turn off road for about 2.5km for visit of an old style Taprohm temple. Picnic lunch at local place and keep on in the afternoon to TaKeo. O/n at local guesthouse in Takeo.
Day 7: TaKeo – Phnomden – TinhBien – ChauDoc (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Cycling Cambodia to Vietnam. We have a flat to undulating day, with a quiet start inland on country roads for 50km through a scenic rice paddies to Phnomden border. Time to say goodbye to our Cambodia staff and get ready for custom procedures exit Cambodia / enter Vietnam at TinhBien border gate. Our Vietnamese driver welcome us, then we will ride to TraSu mangrove forest. Lunch break, boat trip to see the bird garden inside TraSu forest. We keep on cycling 25km to ChauDoc. If time permitting, we hike up to Sam mountain for sunset view between Vietnam and Cambodia. O/n in ChauDoc.
Day 8 : ChauDoc – CanTho (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Up early for a boat cruise through the amazing riverside market with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors and smells. Then we cruise through the fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating homes. Our van will transfer 1 hour to LongXuyen town, then we cycle to Thot not stork garden, and mount our bikes for ~ 70km cycling to ThoiLai, PhongDien and on to CanTho. O/n in CanTho city.
Day 9 : CanTho to BenTre. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating market and cruise in natural waterways before turning up a quiet canal and, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meet the locals (many on bicycle too). We cycle to BaCang and on to Tam Binh and further on to MoCay. (Depends on group cycling ability, our guide will tailor a special route for this day : passing villages of brick kiln, terracotta and pottery kiln or riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous coconut factory workshop in MoCay). We keep on to BenTre for overnight.
Day 10: BenTre to Saigon. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Start cycling on countryside road , through coconut farms and riverside villages to MyTho. We also turn to a small village track to visit a rice noodle workshop in MyPhong commune, see an old way of making noodles of the Chinese community back to 1679. From this noodles, it became a famous noodle soup called “hu tiu”. Then we have another 30km ride to LongAn. This ride pass through the green dragon fruit farms. Our guide will show you how farmer set up their dragon farms and taking care of this special cacti tree. Lunch break at local restaurant. In the afternoon we ride to BenLuc with one ferry crossing and keep on to south Saigon highway. Our van will pick us up and transfer to city center. End of tour.
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