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Bicycle From Hoi An To Angkor Wat Tour 12 Days

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Bike Cambodia to central Vietnam
A great overland adventure from the heart of the former Khmer Kingdom to the ancient trade port of Hoi An, with remote and intriguing lands in between. This trip runs from Siem Reap to Hoi An.

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    Discovery, Guided Tours, Mountain Cycling, Multi-Country Cycling, Road Cycling
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    16
All about the Bicycle From Hoi An To Angkor Wat Tour 12 Days.

This 12-day tour allows you to cycle two of the most fascinating destinations in South-East Asia. Start your cycling adventure in Hoi An, pedal through the Mekong Basin before crossing into Cambodia and finishing off in Siem Reap.

In the spirit of pioneering overland expeditions  Journey expedition Travel created a couple of brand new adventure tours for you. With the recent opening of a border checkpoint in the North East of Cambodia, you now can bicycle from the capital city of Hanoi to the ancient city of Hoi An and end in the world heritage site of the Angkor Temples. Experiencing a holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia and you will discover the allure of an unspoilt and little explored countries which for many travelers with a sense of adventure is irresistible.

Itinerary: Hoi An – My Son – Quang Nai – My Lai – Kon Tum – Pleiku – Cambodian Border – Banlung – Stung Treng – Kratie – Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
* All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
* Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunches, D = Dinners)
* A/C transfers and transportation.
* Boat trip mention in itinerary
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Train Ticket mentioning program
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Single Supplement
* Optional excursions
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Mountain bicycle (Bike Hire US$10/per day)
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding
  1. Day 1 Hoi An (D)
    • We meet in the ancient town of Hoi An, which was one of Southeast Asia’s major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries.
    • This merchant town was an important port of call for Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese traders.
    • It is a fantastic place to spend the day wandering the narrow streets. We meet for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.
    • Overnight in Vinh Hung 2 Hotel in Hoi An.
  2. Day 2 Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (45 km ride – B,L)
    • We have an easy start to our riding with a visit to another World Heritage Site.
    • We cycle along scenic backcountry roads, past rice paddy fields, through a eucalyptus forest, and many scenic villages.
    • This 14 km road cuts through the lush jungle alongside the Song Tranh River and eventually leads us to My Son, which was once Champa’s greatest city.
    • We have a pic nic lunch and then spend the afternoon visiting the site.
    • Dinner is on your own.
    • Overnight in Vinh Hung 2 Hotel in Hoi An.
  3. Day 3 Hoi An – Quang Ngai – My Lai (46 km ride – B,L,D)
    • This morning we transfer from Hoi An and begin our ride from a small village. The road is shaded by arching palm trees and surrounded by tended rice paddies.
    • By lunch we arrive at My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War.
    • The cycling continues out into the Vietnamese countryside where we stop to visit a traditional pagoda before heading to our hotel in town.
    • Overnight in Central Hotel in Quang Ngai.
  4. Day 4 Quang Ngai – Kon Tum (90 km ride – B,L,D)
    • Today is a more challenging day as we leave the coast and head into the central highlands towards Quang Nam and on to Kon Tum.
    • We will transfer about 2 hours to the town of Bato in the highlands and cycle 15 km uphill to the top of Vilolak Pass (1000m above sea level).
    • This is followed by a fantastic 20 km descent to the bottom of the pass.
    • Overnight in Family Hotel in Kon Tum.
  5. Day 5 Kon Tum – Pleiku (60 km ride – B,L,D)
    • After breakfast, we ride out into the countryside to visit some local villages of the Jarai and Bhanar ethnic minorities.
    • The area is well known for their communal houses with very steep and tall roofs.
    • After a local lunch we then pedal to the town of Pleiku, which has some of the best coffee in Vietnam.
    • This is an easier day and you will notice the change in scenery as you cycle through a wide valley surrounded by mountains punctuated by tea and coffee plantations along the route.
    • Overnight in Tre Xanh Plaza Hotel in Pleiku.
  6. Day 6 Pleiku – Cambodia border – Banlung (70 km ride – B,L,D)
    • Two hours transfer by car after breakfast takes you to the border with Cambodia. At this point it is time to say goodbye to the Vietnamese team.
    • After the immigration formalities at the Le Thanh border check point, you will be met by your Cambodian cycling crew. We start our ride from the border to the Banlung town of Ratanakiri. Banlung is one of the most far-flung of the Khmer provincial capitals.
    • You continue your riding along a recently paved, winding road as we climb into the highlands that are home to the former Ho Chi Minh Trail.
    • We spend the night in the surroundings of Terres Rouge a traditional style Khmer house oozing with old world charm in this remote part of Cambodia.
    • Overnight at Terres Rouges Lodge in Banlung.
  7. Day 7 Banlung – Stung Treng (B,L,D)
    • After breakfast you will be transferred 3 hours to the border of Laos PDR and then meet the Mekong River at a point just below a series of falls and rapids.
    • We take to our kayaks and gently drift down the Mekong River, through a flooded forest that is home to a wide range of bird-life.
    • We enjoy a picnic lunch, and then meet our van again for the drive down to Stung Treng Province.
    • Tonight you experience a special dinner at Le Tonle Tourism Training Centre where young poor locals are being trained in hospitality and tourism skills to ensure a better future.
    • Having dinner here means you will get real Khmer food with personalized service from the students.
    • Overnight at Gold River Hotel Stung Treng.
  8. Day 8 Stung Treng – Kratie (85 km ride max – B,L,D)
    • We have a long day of riding today as we head to Kratie Province, a small provincial capital located on the bank of Mekong River.
    • You stop at Kampi to take a one hour boat ride to see the Irrawaddy dolphins.
    • You then cycle to Kratie Town and board a ferry to Koh Trong where you will spend a night with a Home stay Family.
    • Enjoy tasty Cambodian food with your hosted family.
    • Overnight at a Home stay in Kratie.
  9. Day 9 Kratie – Kompong Cham (85km ride max – B,L)
    • Transfer south through the town of Chhlong and take a ferry to the western bank of the Mekong to start riding from Phnom Han Chhey on quiet roads along the river, through small rural villages and scenic countryside.
    • We stop for a drink and snack at the tiny town of Chhlong. The many French colonial houses in this town are amongst the most beautiful in Cambodia.
    • We cycle up to Wat Han Chhey, a small hilltop pagoda that houses an 8th century pre-Angkorian temple and offers spectacular views over the Mekong.
    • Here we can enjoy a well deserved picnic lunch complimented by sweeping views of the Mekong.
    • From here we will cycle the last 22 km to Kampong Cham, where you can relax at the hotel’s swimming pool.
    • Overnight in 7 Makara Hotel in Kompong Cham.
  10. Day 10 Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom (80 km ride max – B,L)
    • We leave Kampong Cham over dirt and tarmac roads along the Mekong and eventually head for a quiet secondary highway towards Kampong Thom.
    • You will be flanked by rubber plantations, paddy fields and typical Khmer Villages on today’s ride.
    • Kampong Thom is a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Sen River, which hosts the magnificent Khmer temple site Sambo Prei Kuk.
    • Overnight in Sambor Village Hotel in Kompong Thom.
  11. Day 11 Kompong Thom – Siem Reap (95km ride max – B,L)
    • After breakfast you drive about one hour to the town of Kompong Kdei where you will start cycling.
    • You pedal pass quiet villages, rice paddies and palm trees in the area.
    • You stop at Makak Dam for a rest.
    • After another 20 km you will arrive at Kvao Village where we are treated to a ride down a 700 year old ancient road to Beng Mealea.
    • After a quick look into this temple ruin you do a final push to Dam Dek then transfer to Siem Reap for the night.
    • Overnight in Royal Crown Hotel in Siem Reap.
  12. Day 12 Cycle Angkor Wat Temples (40 km ride – B,L,D)
    • This morning you will meet your specialist temple guide once you are ready and begin your cycle exploration of these incredible temples.
    • Today you will focus on the Small Circuit which features temple greats such as; the pyramid of Takeo; the jungle-clad Ta Prohm made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Tomb Raider’; Sras Srang known as the King’s bathing pond; and the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom, where you will find Bayon, a temple famed for its many gigantic carved faces smiling beguilingly down at you.
    • After lunch it is time to take on the majestic Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building. After returning to the hotel you are free until we pick you up for a farewell celebratory dinner.
    • Overnight in Royal Crown Hotel in Siem Reap.
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Our Accommodations

Our Accommodations:

When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Our Homestays:
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Our Accommodations

Our Homestays

Bicycle Advice

Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.

At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.

Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.

South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.

Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.

Rental Bicycles

If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.

Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

Our Accommodations:

When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Our Homestays:
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country and will help you to connect with the villagers you meet along the way.

For groups of 5+ people a bike mechanic will join the group. Whilst not a master of linguistics, our technical team always make an effort to form a bond with the group and provide not just mechanical support, but additional encouragement to those who may find themselves at the back of the group. Our drivers support the group by ensuring that the freshest fruit and tastiest snacks are picked up along the way.

Our support team:
Our support team carry your luggages and provide a nice place for tea and coffee break on the route ( 20 – 25 km for each stage). Our staff will make any running repairs on your bikes. Once riding we keep you stop with water, fruits, soft drinks and snacks, energy bars, and we make sure you get a nice cold towle drink with cold towel as well. Prepare picnic lunch enroute for cyclis,.at the end of cycling day, we make sure you will enjoy good meal, clean and prepare bike for next days.

An air conditioned backup support vehicle is always available in case you want a break from riding, and to carry your luggage.

The international profile of Local Traditional food has increased over the last two decades with very good reason. A cuisine that has evolved with the culture and landscape of Vietnam provides for an astounding level of variety from south to north. Each town and city has its own subtle twist on iconic dishes and some of their own creations. Our leaders are passionate about their food and look forward to taking you on a culinary adventure in unison with your cycling adventure. Included meals are listed in the day by day itinerary, and drinking water is always included with meals. Any soft or alcoholic drinks are not included and will be at your own expense.

Energy bars and local snacks are provided to keep your energy levels up for the riding, and clean water and electrolyte drinks are always available to keep you well hydrated.

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers. And we limit the group size to only 16 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

There is no surcharge for single travellers – we will match you with another same sex single traveller. If you want a single room there is a an optional upgrade that you can book.

This tour is 100% operated by Journey Expedition Travel. The guides are our full time employees, the hotels booked by our local office staff, and the bikes are part of our fleet of over 300 bikes. We are not outsourcing any element of this tour so you can be assured of 100% Journey Expedition Travel quality.

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