New Road Cycling tour launched from Vietnam to Cambodia
SpiceRoads is expanding its routes in Asia for road cycling enthusiasts.
By: SpiceRoads Cycle Tours
Oct. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- SpiceRoads Cycle Tours has just launched a 13-day tour from Vietnam’s Saigon to Cambodia's Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. It is the first road cycling tour outside of Thailand for SpiceRoads and has been developed due to the increased popularity of the sport worldwide.
Patricia Weismantel, Product Manager of SpiceRoads Cycle Tours, says, “This tour was set up as our customers were asking for a road bike tour that took in two countries. Vietnam's diversity, from the sea to the mountains, and Cambodia's history make these two appealing landscapes to cycle through. When you factor in fresh local flavors, charming accommodation and two cultures, this tour hits all the right notes for road riders.”
On the Road from Vietnam to Cambodia starts in Saigon (more formally known as Ho Chi Minh City) with a tour of this historical area including Reunification Hall (formally the Presidential Palace), where Saigon officially surrendered to the North Vietnamese, and the fashionable Dong Khoi Street with its French colonial buildings including the old Gothic-styled Saigon Post Office decorated with French colonial maps and a portrait of Ho Chi Minh.
The following day the cycling begins with a delightful ride down the coastal road to Phan Thiet. This quiet flat road runs between sand dunes, pine forests and ends at one of the best beaches in Vietnam. It is a spectacular start to the trip.
The tour then heads inland towards Dalat, a colonial hill station town at more than 1,500 meters surrounded by dense pine forests. There is an ascent of 2,641 meters to get there, but there are lots of breaks and the support vehicle is never too far behind laden with drinks and snacks.
Other highlights include a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of interconnecting underground tunnels constructed by the Vietnamese resistance fighters (the Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars and a day exploring the magnificent city of Phnom Pehn.
The tour ends at the spectacular Angkor Wat. There is a visit to Ta Prohm (made famous by the film Tomb Raider where the ruins are overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton tresses), Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and the Terrace of the Elephants.
On the Road from Vietnam to Cambodia covers a total of 1,130 kilometers in 10 cycling days on smooth tarmac roads. The trip is fully supported with knowledgeable guides, ensuring you always know what is coming up in terms of distance, terrain and sights.
The tour costs US$2,750 with an additional $195 if bicycle rental is required. Accommodation, all meals (except on the rest day), drinks and snacks on route are all included. SpiceRoads is offering US$200 off on its first two tours (January 25 and February 22, both in 2015), use promo code VIETNAM-CAMBODIA when booking.
SpiceRoads is a specialist bicycle tour operator based in Bangkok offering a range of two-wheel tours in over 25 destinations worldwide. SpiceRoads tours cater for every level of cyclist and range from day-trips to complete country explorations. Participants are invited to join tours with fixed date departures scheduled throughout the year, while private or tailor-made tours can be arranged for groups or individuals on request. Our professional operations set-up includes a fleet of well-maintained mountain and road bikes and support vehicles. All tours are led by experienced cycle guides.
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