Thu 04 Nov - Sun 14 Nov 2021

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ITINERARY

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Thu 04 Nov 2021

International departure from London

The day has finally arrived! Any last-minute nerves will turn to excitement as the plane touches down in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) after an overnight flight from London.

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Day 2, Fri 05 Nov 2021

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

On arrival, a local Charity Challenge representative will accompany your group to a centrally-located hotel. Lunch will be served after check-in, followed by a full trip briefing and bike fitting. In the evening, you will be able to enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, providing you with the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow team mates.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 3, Sat 06 Nov 2021

My Tho to Tra Vinh (approximately 52kms)

After breakfast you will transfer to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Your cycling adventure begins after a ferry journey across the Tien Giang river. A varied section of biking follows - off-road, gravel and dirt lanes, weaving around hamlets, across water channels and through dense vegetation. The final ferry of the day sees you cross the Co Chien river to the tree-lined town of Tra Vinh, which will be your home for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 4, Sun 07 Nov 2021

Can Tho (approximately 82kms)

The road may be long, but the atmosphere is calm and peaceful as you head along narrow and pretty roads to Can Tho. There’s plenty to see along the way, including the magnificent lotus flowers floating on Ba Om Pond. The route also takes in the contrasting architectural styles of ethnic Khmer homes and Khmer temples, as well as fascinating river scenes as you cycle across countless wooden bridges. You will be offered the unique chance to learn about the life of students at a local Khmer Temple School before you reach your final destination for the day. Get a good night’s sleep in Can Tho in preparation for tomorrow’s early start.  
Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 5, Mon 08 Nov 2021

Long Xuyen (approximately 90kms)

After an early breakfast, take a ride along the narrow-paved road beside the river and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Cai Rang floating market. Weave through the morning traders, and absorb the sights of everyday morning life – from the coconut shredders to the timber merchants. After visiting the An Binh Market, you will continue on to Phong Dien Village and stop for lunch. There’s a 30-minute transfer to the town of Long Xuyen where you will spend the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 6, Tue 09 Nov 2021

Chau Doc (approximately 80kms+)

After a short, early morning transfer to Tri Ton, the cycling starts to undulate as you ride closer to Chau Doc and Cambodia. The afternoon is spent at the killing fields of Vietnam at Ba Chuc, where Pol Pot’s regime massacred an entire village in 1978. The haunting, ‘skull pagoda’ and small museum stand as a memorial to the villages 3,000 victims and its one, solitary survivor. The route then loops around to Chau Doc and along the border where you will spend your final night in Vietnam.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 7, Wed 10 Nov 2021

Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

It's time to leave Vietnam behind and continue your expedition by heading into Cambodia. Rise early to take a boat journey up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh. It’s five hours upstream to the Cambodian capital, where you’ll meet your Cambodian guides and be fitted with your new bike. Lunch will be spent soaking in the town’s colonial atmosphere and buzzing local life. After lunch, you will travel to Cambodia’s harrowing killing fields and the Tuoel Sleng prison. In the evening, you will be welcomed to Cambodia with a delicious Khmer dinner at a local restaurant. 

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 8, Thu 11 Nov 2021

Kampong Thom (approximately 65 kms)

Starting with an early morning bus transfer to Kampong Cham, you group will head north via the ancient Japanese bridge, to visit the famous Cambodian town of Skun. Feel free to try the local cuisine here of fried tarantula! Departing Skun, you’ll Transfer to Thnong village, from where you’ll commence a 65km cycle through the stunning tropical countryside. Once you arrive at Kampong Thmor, it’s another 38km to the final stop of Kampong Thom, on the banks of the Stung Saen river. A well-deserved evening meal awaits you, giving you the opportunity to rest your legs before your final day of cycling. 

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 9, Fri 12 Nov 2021

Kampong Thom to Siem Reap (approximately 66kms)

It’s the final day! After a transfer to the village of Domdek, you will begin your 66km ride to the incredible Angkor Wat. The route into the site is lined with temples, creating a truly spectacular final leg of your journey. You will reach the finish line as the sun sets over the Angkor temples, providing the perfect finish to a successful challenge. The celebrations continue tonight at your traditional Khymer dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 10, Sat 13 Nov 2021

Full day in Angkor Wat, then depart Siem Reap

Shake off the heavy legs by watching an incredible sunrise over Angkor Wat (optional). With plenty of time to explore the entire complex, it is well worth taking the time to climb the steep and narrow steps of the central spire of Angkor Wat. From the top, you will be rewarded with remarkable views over the temples and the surrounding jungle. Be sure to spend some time at Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. Another highlight is Ta Prohm, a site that has been reclaimed by nature and features tree routes breaking through the stone carvings and walls. After a long day of exploring, it will be time to head to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. 

Accommodation: In the air

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Day 11, Sun 14 Nov 2021

Arrive home

Armed with a sense of achievement, you can feel proud as you touch down into the UK.  Don’t forget to exchange contact details with your fellow cyclists before heading home to share your journey with family and friends.  

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Important information

The itinerary and distance approximations are there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather, road conditions, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our best to keep to the itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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