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13 November

Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike Ride

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Activity:
Cycle touringCycle touring - 11 days
Date: 13 November 2014
Charity Challenge

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

Activity:
Cycle touringCycle touring - 11 days
Place: Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Organiser: Charity Challenge
Date: 13 November 2014
Duration/distance: 11 days
Teams:
Beginners:
Under 18's:
Women-only:
Difficulty: Level 2
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £395 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £395 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)
Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
November 2015

Challenge details

This challenge involves cycling 500 km through villages, across waterways and past plantations, deep in the Vietnam's lush Mekong Delta, to the contrasting dry lands of ancient Cambodia.

On this incredible adventure, you will pedal past ancient temples and numerous colourful pagodas, havens of peace and tranquillity - and of course the bustling markets! The route will lead you into the Mekong proper, away from the beaten track and off the tourist trai. Very few of the locals will have seen foreigners cycling through their villages, and their hospitality and genuine interest is enough to encourage the most tired of cyclists to carry on pedalling.

Your final destination is Siem Reap. From this town you will have the opportunity to explore the iconic, ancient city of Angkor. Built by the Khmer civilization from 879-1191AD, Angkor represents one of the most astonishing architectural achievements the world has ever known, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What's Included in the Challenge Cost?
  • International flights to Vietnam and from Cambodia
  • All meals and drinking water while cycling
  • All transfers when in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Bikes
  • Group first aid supplies
  • English-speaking challenge leader
  • Full local support team
  • Charity Challenge T-Shirt
  • Discount from Nomad Travellers Stores for personal equipment

Find out more today
Secure your place on this challenge with one of our charity partners - just click on a charity logo on the right for further details.

Charities with places

Limited charity places are available in Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike Ride - click a logo for details about the charity and how it will help you:

  • secure your place in the event
  • raise any sponsorship needed
  • get kit, training advice & race-day support

Choose your own charity

Want to do this challenge for your own charity?
You can do this challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. To find out more, please click here.