Take the trip of a lifetime for Friends of the Neonatal Unit!
One of our most enchanting rides, the Vietnam to Cambodia Bike Ride will have you exploring the sights of cities, royal palaces, dazzling green paddy fields and temples as you make your way across two magical countries, taking in the wealth of experience each has to offer.
From the bustling Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh, past the temples of the Mekong Delta onward to the serene Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat, this route is full of charm and the perfect challenge for any adventurer!
Originally built from 879 – 1191 AD, Angkor Wat is considered an architectural marvel from the Khmer civilisation, and as a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world. Spanning 203 acres, it encapsulates a complicated pattern of temples, three triangular main sections and a moat.
The Friends of the Neonatal Unit Vietnam to Cambodia Bike Ride is something you’ll never forget! A journey through two amazing countries, breath-taking views, floating markets, palaces and of course, Angkor Wat – it will leave you wanting to do it again!
- 21st November 2019
- 2nd December 2019
- Vietnam / Cambodia
- Trip duration:
- 11 days
Depart London for Ho Chi Minh City
Meet our crew and your fellow cyclists at London Heathrow for the journey to Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City we’ll meet our local crew and quickly get a feel for the hustle and bustle of this fascinating city as we transfer to our hotel where we’ll have a full trip briefing.
Ho Chi Minh - Tra Vinh
This morning we transfer out of Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta, and catch a ferry across the Tien Giang River where our challenge begins! We cycle along the sugar cane and banana plantations of the Delta before arriving at our first night’s stop. Approx. 62km cycling
Tra Vinh - Can Tho
Our first full day of cycling will take us deep into local life, crossing wooden bridges and traversing estuaries. This afternoon we take quiet backroads through villages, offering a glimpse into the lives of the local people. Approx. 80km cycling
Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc
Our last day of stunning cycling in Vietnam and this morning we’ll visit the famous floating market of Cai Rang before mounting our bikes and following the river, busy with trade, to the town of Chau Doc. Approx. 95km cycling
Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Koh Dach Island
Today we wave goodbye to Vietnam and catch a boat up to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. This afternoon we can enjoy a leisurely cycle of Koh Dach Island or you can choose an optional visit to the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. Approx. 20km cycling (optional)
Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom
Today gives us a great comparison between Vietnam and Cambodia. After leaving the lively town of Phnom Penh we cycle through the lush Cambodian countryside, across the ancient Japanese bridge at Kampong Cham and past rice paddies and royal palaces before reaching Kampong Thom. Approx. 62km cycling
Kampong Thom - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
Our last day of cycling sees us tackle the final section towards Siem Reap and the grand Angkor Wat! After watching the sun set over the beautiful monument we park our bikes for the final time and prepare for the evenings celebrations! Approx. 96km cycling
Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
Today is your free day to explore the beautiful and engulfing Angkor Wat, the national symbol of Cambodia! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and spans over 200 acres.
Depart Siem Reap
This morning we bid farewell to Cambodia and our adventures along the Mekong Delta and head to the airport for our flight home.
Arrive in London
Is the trip for me?
Definitely! These trips are all fantastic challenges for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause! There will be lots of like-minded people taking part who’re just as passionate about cycling as you are, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make lifelong friends.
Is there an age restriction?
You need to be 18 years old or older to participant in our overseas trips. If you are under 18, you may still be able to participate but you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Before anyone under 18 is accepted onto a challenge we would need to have a discussion so you can make an informed decision on the suitability of the challenge. If you call us in the office we can offer this advice.
I've never done anything like this before, what should I expect?
Most people who sign up for this challenge have also never done anything like this before! You’ll be well supported from the minute you sign up right through to the challenge itself but it’s important you come with an open mind. Due to the destinations we travel to, things don’t always run as smoothly as they would at home so a relaxed attitude is the best in these situations.
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to do these challenges. The majority of people who take part in these events will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from these challenges training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan tailored to the trip you are going on which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice.
Will I need vaccinations?
Yes, it’s possible that you will need vaccinations before travelling to South East Asia. We would advise you to visit your local travel clinic for the latest advice on what vaccinations are recommended as this changes all the time.
Do I have to have travel insurance to travel?
Yes, everyone is required to have travel insurance in place before they depart for a challenge. We highly recommend you take a policy out as soon as you sign up in case of any unforeseen circumstances that require you to cancel. If you already have an annual policy or cover with your bank you should check you are happy with the level of cover, repatriation is essential. You will need to provide us with your policy number, emergency contact number and the start and expiry date of your insurance.
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will, of course, be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!
When do I pay my sponsorship money?
You can start raising funds for your trip as soon as you sign up and we are on hand to help throughout your fundraising journey. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a fundraising page online, you can then share this link with your friends and family. In order to pay the costs of the trip you need to have raised 80% of the sponsorship amount 12 weeks before the departure date. The remaining 20% is due up to four weeks after your return. We’ll be on hand to help you, as will your charity.
Can I extend my trip?
It is possible to extend your stay and travel independently after the main group have headed home. We will advise you of when and how to apply for this once you are signed up. We can only make changes to the date you return, the route must remain the same; all changes are made at the airline’s discretion and subject to availability and a nominal admin fee.
What do I need to bring?
We’ll provide you with a full kit list when you sign up to your challenge. Your bike will be provided for you but you will need to bring your own helmet!
What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?
Your main luggage will be transported for you each day. You will just need to carry the kit you need for that day including water, sun cream, snacks, camera, waterproofs etc.
Where can I check travel requirements for Vietnam and Cambodia?
We strongly recommend you check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for your destination country before travel as this has up-to-date advice on staying safe abroad (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) and for more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information we suggest checking on https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk.
Airline Taxes and Fuel Surcharge
These are not included in the tour costs of any overseas trip involving flights. This is due to the fluctuating nature of these charges issued by the airline. We will be able to confirm the exact costs for each event 8 weeks before departure and you will be invoiced for the cost directly which must be paid immediately so please budget for these accordingly. To help please find below a list of estimated costs dependent on destination.
Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle: £250 (estimate)
How is my trip protected?
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator, Skyline Tour Operations Ltd, ATOL license number 10069. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
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