Cycling Angkor to Vientiane Tour (13)
Cycling Angkor to Vientiane Tour (12)

Cycling Angkor to Vientiane Tour

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This Cambodia, Thailand and Laos Cycling Tour starts from Angkor, Cambodia to cycle through eastern part of Thailand and finishes in Vientiane, the Laos capital. We start cycling to visit Angkor complex and former Khmer Rouge strong hold, then to Surin. From there, we cycle to visit the Elephant Village and cycle on the most beatiful rural part of Thailand to enjoy the scenery, the endless sugar cane farm and casava.

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    All about the Cycling Angkor to Vientiane Tour.

    Cycling Angkor to Vientiane Tour 9 days

    Trip Profile:

    This Cambodia, Thailand and Laos Cycling Tour starts from Angkor, Cambodia to cycle through eastern part of Thailand and finishes in Vientiane, the Laos capital. We start cycling to visit Angkor complex and former Khmer Rouge strong hold, then to Surin. From there, we cycle to visit the Elephant Village and cycle on the most beatiful rural part of Thailand to enjoy the scenery, the endless sugar cane farm and casava.

    We aim to take tourists to see REAL Cambodia, Thailand through the northeastern part of Thailand UNTOUCHED by tourists. This trip is suitable for both road bike and mountain bike as the rural roads in Thailand is very small but nicely paved and in good conditions comparing to the rural roads in neighboring Cambodia and Laos. The cycling routes for this trip is relatively flat with maximum altitude 180m high.

    We cross the border at Nong Khai. It is now possible to get Laos visa on arrival for USD35 per person. Please take 1 photo passport size for the visa. Please inform us your nationality for more information about the visa. The hotels for this bike tour are mostly 3* and 4* stars and we try our best to book available hotels with swimming pools. Only 1 night at Anlung Veng is 2* stars simple room with aircon and hot water. There is no better choice in this non touristy town.

    After arrival in Vientiane, this Thaland and Laos cycling trip can be extended to Luang Prabang for 1 more week: Cycling Tour Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

    Tour Info Contact Us
    Supplement
    single room
    USD200
    Bike Rental  $110 Giant or Trek
    Road Bike Tour available upon request with extra charge.
    Total Distance 600 km
    Number of cycling days 8 days
    Road Surface Quiet countryside and rural roads but pave and small enough for cycling. The level of difficulty is moderate. The cycling routes are relatively flat with a climb at the beginning at Khao Yai national park.
    Support Support van including spare part, cool box and back up service
    Group Minimum 2. Maximum 25.
    Staff Groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups below 5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
    Food All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

     

    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.

    – 7 nights 3* stars and 4* stars hotels, one night 2 stars.
    – Experienced English speaking cycling guide
    – Tool kit and first aid kit
    – Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    – Support van for transfer & tour with cool box
    – Snack, water, fruits and cold drink (Coke light)
    – All entrance fees

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    – All Flights
    – All departure Taxes
    – Visa fees issued on arrival for both Cambodian: USD30 / Laos: USD35
    – Alcoholic, and other beverages
    – Tips for guides.
    – Personal travel insurance
    – Any services not mentioned in itinerary

    1. Day 1 Siem Reap-Angkor Complex (30km by bicycle)

      Depart from the hotel on the main road and cycling through Angkor pass check point. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the a few pot-holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples.

      Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia’s great king, Jayavarman VII. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)

    2. Day 2 Rolous Group & Tonle Sap Lake (50km)

      Depart from the hotel, crossing the bridge at Old Market to cycle 15km toward Rolous Group. The first 2km, is on the tarmac road toward the bus station. Then, passing the rice field and the village. Rolous Group was the first capital of Angkor Empire during 800 A.D. Visit the Pre-Angkorian temples including Preak Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei. Afternoon, cycling to Tonle Sap Lake. Turn left at the crocodiles farm crossing the bridge. Then cycle on small road along the river through villages, pagodas and schools. This road is good for cycling as to avoid the busy traffic. After cycling 8km, turn right across the bridge to the main road as there is no further access on the small road. Continue cycling toward the hill about 3km (July-December) where the boat stop. (Note: January-June, the water is low and the boat will stop further 3km). Board on the boat to visit the floating village, floating school, fishing farm. After 1 hour boat drive. Return the Siem Reap on the main road to avoid cycling the same road. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)

    3. Day 3 Banteay Srei and River of Thousand Lingas – Anlung Veang (80km)

      Depart from the hotel on the main road. Arrive at Angkor Wat and turn left to the west. Continue to cycle 2km before turn right to the rural road. The road is good for cycling as you can avoid the busy traffic but you can see rice field, village, pagoda. Arrive in Banteay Srei before lunch. Visit (45 minutes) Banteay Srei temple known as women citadel (built in 967 A.D dedicated to Brahma). While some of temple are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands alone in the quality of its construction and decoration. Its pink sandstone walls are decorated with what some consider the best carving of all, and still an excellent state of preservation.

      Continue cycling to visit Kbal Spean, the River of Thousands Lingas, lying under the river bed, people believe it brings fertility and blessing Angkor area as the river flows to Siem Reap. Walk 1,200meters to visit the Lingas and enjoy lunch and the water fall. On the way back, cycle on the main road to visit Landmine Museum of Mr. Akira. Mr. Ra is dedicated to clearing the Cambodian countryside of landmines laid during the years of conflict and relies entirely on visitors’ donation to fund his work. Overnight in Anlung Veng. (B,L,D)

    4. Day 4 Anlung Veng – Surin (85km)

      After breakfast, we prepare to cycle to cross the border from Cambodia to Thailand. We make a quick visit to Ta Mok’s house the former Khmer Rouge General Commander who died in prison in Phnom Penh. At km10, we cycle up hill about 5km to visit Pol Pot’s grave, the former top leader of the Khmer Rouge who died in 1998 at this last strong hold. Then we reach to the Cambodia – Thailand border. We say goodbye to Cambodia driver and make the immigration process. In Thailand, we have to cycle on the left and the route from the border is steep down hill with some sharp curves. After the down hill, we make a water stop. From there, the route is relatively flat. We stop for lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, we continue cycling until 85km and transfer 30minutes to Surin town to avoid the busy traffic. Dinner nad overnight in Surin. (B,L,D)

    5. Day 5 Surin to Roi Et (80km)

      Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready and start cycling from our hotel by taking back road. Soon we get to quiet small road which is suitable for cycling. We stop for water and visit “Ban Chang” means Elephant Village and learn how elephants connect with the people in the village. The villagers should to take good care of the elephants but not riding. Afternoon, we continue cycling on the quiet road to complete 80km. Dinner and overnight in Roi Et. (B,L,D)

    6. Day 6 Roi Et to Khon Kaen (79km)

      Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer about 30 minutes from the busy part of the town, then set off our bikes to cycle off the main road along the beatiful rice fields. This part of Surin and Khon Kaen are the biggest part to produce rice where the road to Udon Thani has more farming of sugar canes and casava. We stop for lunch about Km 50 and after lunch we cycle the last 29km to our hotel to relax at the pool. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)

    7. Day 7 Khon Kaen to Udon Thani (85km)

      Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle on the most beautiful part of rural Thailand from one villages to another and we stop to take photos quite often. Afternoon, we cycle through many nice scenery starting with rice fields, endless sugar palm farm and casava. Then we reach to the villages and out to the farms and fields again as the scenery keep changing. There are a bit of down hills and up hills but not much climb just about 150m to 300m high. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)

    8. Day 8 Udon Thani to Vientiane (90km)

      Breakfast at the hotel. Today we cycle straight from the hotel. Watch out for the traffic for the first 5 to 10km. Then we get to the quiet road through the countryside. Today cycling route is relatively flat with maximum altitude 150m high. We cycle on some of the very small roads through the countryside and the villages in the remote areas. Then we reach out to Nong Khai, the border town separated Nong Khai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos) by the Mekong River. Late afternoon, proceed to the border crossing point at the foot of the bridge. We get our lugguages and put of the bus as we change the support vehicle. Then stamp out at Thailand immigration and cross the 2km bridge and get the visa on arrival USD35 per person with 1 photo at Laos side. Then continue our journey to Vientiane which is 15km from the border. Farewell dinner and overnight in Vientiane.

    9. Day 9 Depart Vientiane

      Breakfast at the hotel. Free untill your departure.

    Cycling Angkor to Vientiane Tour (11)
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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.

    Special offers :
    – Mineral water drinking.
    – Seasonal fruits.
    – Snacks
    – Fresh tissue and some fruits while touring !

    What to bring :
    Sun Block , Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear , Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport, Small backpack , Shoes and shorts for cycling ,Sunglasses , Gloves , Professional Pedal ,Insect repellent ,Wide brim hat ,Bike water bottle (if you don’t want to use ours bottle)

    Notes:
    Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.
    This itinerary allows for 9 days on the cycling section. You will be able to decide for yourself at any time during each of these days how far you want to cycle. Average daily cycling distances are approximately 40 -100 km. These distances may vary according to weather, road conditions and group fitness and preferences. This is a sightseeing cycle tour, not a marathon or time trial.

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