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USD 2850

Road Biking from Saigon to Angkor

  • Road Cycling
  • Cambodia
  • 12 Nights
  • 4* Accommodation

On this southeast asian bicycle tour, we venture to two culturally rich countries, Vietnam and Cambodia! Exploring two countries on one tour allows us more insight into Southeast Asias scenery, culture, and friendly people.Read moreWe start our bike tour in Vietnam, commencing in Saigon and heading to the coast where we have a flat ride along the sea before we start climbing up to the pine-forested highlands. We then return to the flatlands riding along banana and rubber tree plantations to discover the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. We cycle to Cambodia's capital and then through the country's rice bowl to the historical temples of Angkor. We end our trip riding amongst a thousand years of history at Angkor, a definite highlight! Stunning temple complexes, scenic highlands, and local villages await you on this 14 day bike tour through South East Asia!


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  • 13 days/12 nights accommodation
  • Mixture of authentic 3/4 star hotels
  • 10 x Cycling Days (Av.107 kms)
  • Ride a total of 1033kms
  • Venture to two culturally rich countries - Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Experienced local cycling guide
  • Support Vehicle and Luggage Transfer
  • Aluminium road bike available at USD250
  • SpiceRoads jersey
  • Meals Included (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Snacks and drinks on the ride
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • Tour can be customised/privatised.

TRIP PROFILE

This tour is 100% on road, and we designed the route with road bikers in mind. We start cycling on Vietnam's coast with a flat warm-up ride to get used to your bikes, then the riding begins in earnest. We have our toughest day early, with a 2,641-m climb on Day 3. It's downhill after that and then flat once we enter Cambodia.

The total distance is 1,096 km in 10 cycling days on smooth tarmac roads. The trip is fully supported, and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. This makes a tremendous difference, as does the constant supply of cold drinks, ice, and fresh fruit.

Suitability: This is a tour for cyclists possessing a moderate to high level of physical fitness. Fitness will be a huge asset on those long days and on the climb to Dalat. The tour is fully supported, and the bus is always close at hand for those that find the riding too difficult.

Biking Conditions: We ride between 30 km and 160 km a day. The roads are 100% tarmac and overall in good condition, but there can be short, rough, potholed sections. We will slow down through these and ride carefully.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Meet in Saigon

We meet at the hotel in Saigon at 3 pm (you can check in from 2 pm) for a city tour. The first stop will be Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace, and it was this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30, 1975, marking the fall of Saigon. From there, we stroll to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: The Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, the Opera House, and City Hall. In the evening, we go over our upcoming tour and have a welcome dinner.

Grand Hotel

Dinner

Day 2 Saigon – Phan Thiet

This morning we transfer about 2.25 hours out of the vibrant city to avoid the chaotic traffic. We start riding along a coastal road to Phan Thiet, which has one of the best beaches in Vietnam. We cycle past Ke Ga Cape near the Ta Kou National Reserve as we ride north to Phan Thiet. Our quiet, flat road runs between sand dunes, pine forests, and the sea. A white sand beach is waiting for you at the end of the day!

Unique Mui Ne Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 103km

Day 3 Phan Thiet – Dalat

We stick to the coastline for a flat and fast start before our inland route starts to climb on the journey towards Dalat, a hill station town at more than 1,500 m. At the 90-km mark, we climb over 700m in just 10 km and then get a bit of a break before our last push until Di Linh. En-route, we ascend a total of 2000m on quiet roads but we'll take several breaks, including one at Dai Ninh hydroelectric dam. Feel free to hop into the support vehicle for any section of this tough ride. From Di Linh, we take a transfer (to avoid busy roads) to our hotel in Dalat. Enjoy the views and colonial atmosphere of the town with the surrounding pine trees that this city is known for.

Dalat Du Parc Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 119km

Day 4 Dalat – Madagui

We are rewarded for yesterday's climbing efforts with an overall descending day riding down over 2000m. It is also a picturesque ride through numerous banana and rubber plantations in the rich, red earth that marks the Central Highlands. This is also where Vietnam’s finest teas and coffees are grown.We end the day in scenic Di Linh, nestled in Vietnam’s central highlands. From here we transfer to the city of Madagui. We cross a suspension bridge over the Da Huoai River to reach our rooms.

Madagui Resort

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 100km

Day 5 Madagui – Cu Chi

Transfer 1.5 hours to the starting point and avoid the busy national road. Our first cycling section goes through pepper and cashew farms. The route leads us to the Tri An Lake and dam with a hydroelectric station with the capacity of 320,000 kw that supplies Dong Nai province and the surrounding area with electricity. There are 2 ferry crossings today. After the first one, you will get into closer to pomelo farms, eucalyptus forests, and then coffee and rubber plantations. After the second one, you go through the new city of Binh Duong and enter the Cu Chi tunnel area. Just 20 km more to get to our resort for the night.

Lex Hameaux de l'Orient Resort

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 120km

Day 6 Cu Chi – Moc Bai Border – Phnom Penh

You can enjoy the swimming pool, green spaces, and leisurely breakfast at Les Hameaux de l'Orient before getting ready for the last section in Vietnam to approach the Cambodian border at Moc Bai. Cycling along rice fields and canals on a good and flat route. Once formalities are done, we can enter Cambodia and catch our first glimpses of rural Cambodian life. We have an easy cycle past traditional wooden houses on stilts framed by a backdrop of vast rice fields. Once we arrive in the quiet provincial town of Kor An Doeuk, we transfer about 2.5 hours by private vehicle to Phnom Penh

Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 100km

Day 7 Phnom Penh Rest Day

Today you have the full day free to Phnom Penh at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own, so you can explore different food options. Feel free to ask the guide for suggestions and tips!

Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel

Breakfast

Day 8 Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham

After breakfast, we cycle out of Phnom Penh's busy traffic towards a Japanese bridge and start cycling first over a busy stretch of road and then through the Cambodian countryside. You will share the road with light local traffic and get a good sense of what Cambodian transportation actually is. Our first cultural stop is at Roka Kaong, before heading on to the town of Skun, known as the Spider Town. Our road takes us into Kampong Cham province, where we'll visit the Khmer temples of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srie. Nearby were Khmer Rouge extermination camps called "killing fields" from 1975 to 1979. We'll complete a final stretch of riding to our hotel before regrouping in the evening for a traditional Khmer meal.

VIP Monorom

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 100-123km

Day 9 Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom

After breakfast, we'll begin riding along the Mekong River to Hanchey Mountain to check out one of the many Khmer temples scattered on its peak. Then we'll continue the ride through Cambodian countryside, passing rice paddies and rubber plantations. Near the end of the ride, you'll have the opportunity to visit Santuk Mountain. With over 800 steps, it offers expansive views of the plains and Cambodian countryside.

Glorious Hotel and Spa

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 100-127km

Day 10 Kampong Tom - Preah Vihear

The ride from Stueng Saen goes north and passes through the Boeng Peae Wildlife Sanctuary, a scenic jungled area home to ancient, Angkor-style temples. Enjoy the lush scenery and some mild climbs before heading out onto the undulating terrain of the Cambodian countryside. Once in Preah Vihear, transfer to the hotel by van, check in and have a shower, before heading out again to visit Preah Vihear temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to the god Shiva, Preah Vihear temple is impressively carved and sits 500 meters above the surrounding Cambodian plains.

Preah Vihear Jaya Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 100-135km

Day 11 Preah Vihear – Siem Reap

Today's ride begins from the hotel and cycles through Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary. This region of the country is very rural, and the wildlife sanctuary is a quiet and lightly forested plain, offering a side a of Cambodia not often seen by foreign tourists. In the afternoon, the opportunity to visit the jungled ruins of Beng Mealea temple, only recently made accessible. After lunch, you have the option to transfer by car to Siem Reap, or complete the last section by road bike!

Somadevi Angkor Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 100-145km

Day 12 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat

This morning, we start our bike ride to the entrance of Angkor Wat and head to Ta Prohm, famous from the film “Tomb Raider”, deliberately left by French conservationists in the same condition as it was discovered – over-grown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, giving the temple a mystical and romantic appeal. We continue to Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, and the Terrace of the Elephants. We enjoy lunch at the Angkor Café before we explore the biggest religious Hindu edifice in the world - Angkor Wat. Considered the masterpiece of Khmer architecture, this Vishnuite temple is the king’s funerary temple, which is why the temple faces west. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with carvings and bas reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. After our visit to these magnificent temples, we cycle back the 7 km to Siem Reap. We meet up for our farewell dinner.

Tara Angkor Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ride 32km

Day 13 Siem Reap – Departure

We enjoy a free morning taking in the sights and sounds of Siem Reap, before we head to the airport for onward flights.

Breakfast

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  • 13 days/12 nights accommodation
  • Mixture of authentic 3/4 star hotels
  • 10 x Cycling Days (Av.107 kms)
  • Ride a total of 1033kms
  • Venture to two culturally rich countries - Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Experienced local cycling guide
  • Support Vehicle and Luggage Transfer
  • Aluminium road bike available at USD250
  • SpiceRoads jersey
  • Meals Included (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Snacks and drinks on the ride
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • Tour can be customised/privatised.

Get 5% off Bikmo Bike Insurance with every trip enquiry


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We believe there's no better way to see the world than by bicycle. Because travel is about the journey and everything it encompasses, never just the destination. Experiencing the moment and place intensely, not chasing the next must-see sight. Discovering new things about the world, and yourself. Then returning home with experiences that remind you of what it means to be alive. Since 1995 we've been sharing our passion for travelling by bicycle. Curating extraordinary cycle adventures in over 30 countries that give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with remarkable cultures, characters and landscapes in a way that no ordinary tour could.

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