Hoi An Cycling To Siem Reap - 14 Days- Ah, a cycling tour from Hoi An to Siem Reap! What an exciting adventure that would be, taking you through the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia. Get ready to pedal through diverse landscapes, encounter rich history, and immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of these two captivating countries. Starting in Hoi An, a charming town renowned for its ancient architecture and vibrant atmosphere, you can begin your cycling journey towards the northwest. As you pedal through the Vietnamese countryside, you'll witness picturesque rice paddies, traditional villages, and stunning coastal scenery.

Cycling through the Central Highlands of Vietnam, you'll encounter lush forests, rolling hills, and cascading waterfalls. Take in the breathtaking natural beauty of places like Dalat and Buon Ma Thuot as you make your way towards the Vietnam-Cambodia border.

Upon reaching the border, you'll need to make necessary arrangements for crossing into Cambodia. Ensure you have the required visas and travel documents to smoothly transition into Cambodia.

Continuing your cycling adventure, you'll explore the captivating landscapes and cultural treasures of Cambodia. Pedal through quaint towns and rural villages, witnessing the local way of life and immersing yourself in the warm hospitality of the Cambodian people.

As you approach Siem Reap, the gateway to the magnificent temples of Angkor, be prepared for a truly awe-inspiring experience. Spend time exploring the ancient temple complex, including the iconic Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. Marvel at the intricate carvings, architectural wonders, and the spiritual atmosphere that surrounds these historical treasures.

It's important to plan your cycling tour carefully, ensuring you have a reliable bike, safety equipment, and ample supplies for the journey. Research the best routes, road conditions, and weather patterns in advance. Additionally, make sure to obtain the necessary visas and travel documents for both Vietnam and Cambodia.

Cycling from Hoi An to Siem Reap will undoubtedly be a remarkable adventure, allowing you to witness the natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia. So, hop on your bike, embrace the open road, and let this cycling tour be an unforgettable expedition through Southeast Asia!

Day 1 : Hoian Meet ( B )

Meet in the charming town of Hoi An, which was one of Southeast Asia's major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a fantastic place to spend the day wandering the narrow streets and rubbing shoulders with the locals. In the evening, meet for a welcome dinner and trip briefing to prepare for your cycling adventure!

Accommodation : Pho Hoi Hotel

Day 2 : Hoian - My Son - Hoian ( B , L )

An easy start to riding with a visit to a World Heritage Site. After a short transfer to avoid busy H1, you'll ride to see My Son, the ancient center of the Cham civilization. Cycle along scenic country back roads, past rice paddy fields, through a eucalyptus forest, and pass many scenic villages. The road eventually climbs away from the coast, offering stunning views, and then turns into rough gravel as you move into an increasingly more remote region. This 14-km (8.6 mi) road cuts a gorge through the lush jungle alongside the Song Tranh River and eventually leads to My Son, which was once Champa’s greatest city. Although many temples were destroyed during the war, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors. Have lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. In the afternoon, transfer by bus back to Hoi An. Dinner is on your own to choose from Hoi An's many fantastic restaurants.

Accommodation : Pho Hoi Hotel

Cycling distance : 33.6 miles

Day 3 : Hoian - My Lai - Quang Ngai ( B , L )

Start the morning with a pleasant ride from Hoi An to Tam Thanh where you can eat lunch and spend time admiring the beautiful beach. Afterwards transfer to My Lai, the site of the American War/Vietnam war, and spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the site and museum to learn about the massacres that took place there. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel in town.

Day 4 : Quang Ngai - Kom Tum ( B , L )

Today is more challenging as you leave the coast and head into the central highlands towards Quang Nam and on to Kon Tum. You will cycle only part of today, along undulating roads through thick pine forests with stunning photo opportunities. There will be a transfer for about 2 hours to the town of Bato in the highlands and cycle 15 km (9.3 mi) uphill to the top of Violak Pass (1300 m /4265 ft above sea level) and the brand-new town of Mangden. This is an incredible experience, followed by a 20-km (12.4 mi) descent to the bottom of the pass. From here, the route undulates past many remote villages, tropical forests, over bridges, and along quiet and scenic roads.

There will be transfer to the hotel where you can  relax for the evening. Cyclists should note that cycling uphill to the Violak pass is extremely challenging and should consider the option to transfer during this part of the ride if needed.

Accommodation : Indochine Hotel

Cycling distance : 39.1 - 55.9 miles

Day 5 : Kom Tum  - Pleicu ( B , L  )

After breakfast, ride out into the countryside to visit some local villages of the Jarai and Bhanar ethnic minorities. These tribes still practice animism, believing that demons inhabit all of creation. The area is well known for their communal houses with very steep and tall roofs. Each village takes great pride in these unique designs as they define the regional landscape.

After a local lunch, pedal to the Pleiku, home 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.

Accommodation : HAGL Hotel and Resort

Cycling distance : 37 miles

Day 6 : Pleicu - Cross Border To Cambodia - Banlung ( B , L )

A two-hour 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 checkpoint, the tour operator's team will be waiting for you on the Cambodia side.

You'll start the ride from the O Yadao border to Banlung in Ratanakiri. Banlung is one of the most remote of the Khmer provincial capitals. You'll be spending the night in the surroundings of Terres Rouge, a traditional Khmer-style house oozing with old world charm in this remote part of Cambodia.

Accommodation : Terres Rouges Lodge

Cycling distance : 44 miles

Day 7 : Banlung - Rest day ( B )

Wake this morning to a well-deserved day of rest and relaxation. The full day is yours to do as you wish. For the early bird, there is the early morning market buzzing with merchants of every description hawking their wares. Enjoy lunch on your own today. Take a picnic lunch and explore the mysterious crater lake of Boneng Yeak Laom, believed to be the home of water demons and is so deep, its bottom has never been touched. Or just stay and enjoy the lodge, where you can meet up with the rest of the group for dinner beneath the stars.

Accommodation : Terres Rouges Lodge

Cycling distance : 0 miles

Day 8 : Banlung - Stung Treng ( B ,L )

After a day of rest, it's time to get back in the saddle. In the morning, set out to cycle to Stung Treng province along a tarmac highway. On route, you can expect to see true rural Cambodia. Rice paddies and rubber tree plantations roll away from the raised road as the flat expanse of the landscape is met by electric blue skies. There will be a stop to enjoy the simple pleasures of rural life in Rattanakiri.

Making your way into Steung Treng, you are welcomed by the shade of lush green plantations lining the road as you cycle towards the setting sun. Tonight, experience a special dinner at Le Tonlé Tourism Training Centre, where young locals are being trained in hospitality to ensure a better future in Stung Treng. Dining here means having the most delicious Khmer food paired with a very personalised service. The students are as excited to meet their guests as the guests are to meet the students.

Accommodation : Tonle Meas

Cycling distance : 69 miles

Day 9 : Stung Treng - Kratie ( B ,L )

Rise early for your breakfast in town. You have a long day of riding ahead towards Kratie, a small provincial capital located right on the Mekong River. This place is primarily known for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins, whose largest population can be found here, near Kratie.

After a short morning transfer, set the bikes down and begin cycling through rural villages. After a while, pick up the bikes for another short transfer to the junction between the new National Road 7 and the old. Here, you'll need to watch out for playing kids, chickens, cows, dogs, ducks, and oxen. Just before we arrival in Kratie, board a boat and enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Mekong to see the Irrawaddy dolphins. You'll then transfer to the hotel where you can enjoy views of the Mekong from the rooftop terrace of your hotel.

Accommodation : Oudom Sambath Hotel

Cycling distance : 53 miles

Day 10 : Kratie - Kampong Cham ( 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 Chey on quiet roads along the river, through small rural villages and scenic countryside. There will be a stop for a drink and snack at the tiny town of Chhlong. The many French colonial houses in this town are among the most beautiful in Cambodia. It is a scenic ride as you pass many Cham communities, which are predominantly Muslim. Buddhist pagodas form a pretty contrast with small mosques, and the particularly friendly locals will welcome you warmly in each village you pass.

Cycle up to Wat Han Chey, a small hilltop pagoda that houses an 8th century pre-Angkor temple and offers spectacular views over the Mekong. Here, you can enjoy a well-deserved picnic lunch complimented by sweeping views of the Mekong. After, cycle the last 22 km (13.6 mi) to Kampong Cham, where you can relax at the hotel.

Accommodation : Monorom VIP Hotel

Cycling distance : 53 miles

Day 11 : Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom ( B , L )

Leave Kampong Cham via 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 on the banks of the Stung Saen River, and is a good base to visit the wooded Khmer temple site, Sambor Prei Kuk.

Accommodation : Glorious Hotel

Cycling distance : 59 miles

Day 12 : Kampong Thom - Siem Reap ( B , L )

Today you'll avoid some of the poorer roads in Siem Reap by transferring 85 km (52.8 mi) for one and half hours to an ancient bridge at Kampong Kdei, one of the best examples of the remaining 800-year-old bridges in Cambodia. Continue to transfer another 31 km (19.2 mi) to Domdek village where the team and bike are ready for you to start your 66-km  (41 mi) challenge on back roads through the historic highway connecting the province of Kampong Thom and Angkor Wat.

 After lunch at a local restaurant, you'll continue the challenge to celebrate when we finish our cycle for today, located a short distance from the Western Gate of Angkor Wat. Tonight, enjoy a celebratory Khmer dinner at Viroth's, a stylish and comfortable restaurant set in a quiet garden.

Accommodation : Steung Siem Reap Hotel

Cycling distance : 41 miles

Day 13 : Siem Reap - Angkor  ( B , L, D )

This morning, start the bike ride to the entrance of the Angkor temple complex. Enter from the south and traverse up portions of tarmac road and jungle paths until you reach the first temple of today, Tah Prohm. After the visit, carry on through the jungle and toward the eastern gate of Angkor Thom, ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Near the center of this massive enclosure, you'll find the enigmatic temple of Bayon. This temple is known for its many smiling faces.

As the sun reaches its zenith, take a short rest and lunch before visiting the grandest temple of them all, Angkor Wat. Depending upon the time, you can choose to return to Siem Reap after the visit, for a brief rest before returning to the Angkor complex. This evening, you'll enjoy a beautiful sunset in the Angkor Park and return to the hotel by transfer for a farewell dinner.

Accommodation : Steung Siem Reap Hotel

Cycling distance : 18 miles

Day 13 : Siem Reap - Departure( B )

Breakfast and driver pick you up to airport for departure . End The Tour .

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Join in group departure dates: on 6th Monthly

Group sizes: Min from 2 to Max 16 cyclists

Tour Inclusive:

* Support transport by A/C minivan or bus, truck for group

* Trek MTB &  helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation in tour - 13 nights

* Experienced English-speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for guides and drivers

* Drinks at restaurants

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